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Milwaukee School of Engineering

Sep 25, 2017

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# ME 401 - Vibration Control

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This is an introduction to mechanical vibrations, to free and forced vibrations of single-degree of freedom systems, and to two-degree of freedom of systems. Various types of forcing functions are considered for both damped and undamped systems. (prereq: MA 232 , ME 230 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
• Model simple vibratory systems and determine equations of motion
• Solve equations of motion for single degree of freedom systems subject to harmonic, general periodic and arbitrary forcing functions
• Write equations of motion for idealized multi-degree of freedom systems
• Determine natural frequencies and mode shapes for systems with two and three degrees of freedom
• Develop appropriate analytical models for simulation using MATLAB w/ Simulink
• Perform measurements and conduct modal tests on simple systems

Prerequisites by Topic
• Dynamics
• Calculus
• Differential equations
• Computer programming

Course Topics
• Review: Modeling mechanical systems (3 classes)
• Review: Solving differential equations - analytical, numerical methods (2 classes)
• Free vibration (4 classes)
• Harmonically excited vibration (4 classes)
• Fourier series, periodic functions (2 classes)
• Transient vibration (3 classes)
• Systems with two or more degrees of freedom (4 classes)
• Lagrange’s equation (2 classes)
• Vibration control (2 classes)
• Vibration measurement and applications (2 classes)
• Exams (2 classes)

Laboratory Topics
• Free and Forced vibration demonstration and measurement on 1 and 2 DOF systems

Coordinator
Subha Kumpaty