Detailed module information
Module information on this degree can be found below, separated by year of study.
The module information below applies for the current academic year. The academic year runs from August to July; the 'current year' switches over at the end of July.
Students select optional courses subject to rules specified in the Mechanical Engineering Student Handbook, for example at most three Design and Business courses. Please note that numbers are limited on some optional courses and selection criteria will apply.
Applied Vibration Engineering
This module teaches students how to use the theoretical principles of vibration, and vibration analysis techniques, for the practical solution of vibration problems. It builds on students’ prior knowledge of vibration theory, and concentrates on the applications. A key feature is that students work on identifying and defining the problems to be solved, prior to solving them. This includes choices of assumptions, choices of measurements to be made and information to be investigated, and choices of analysis techniques to be employed.
ECTS units: 5
On successfully completing this module, students will be able to:
1. Describe the nature of real vibration problems in engineering and their unwanted results
2. Explain the operating principles of common vibration measurement tools and of signal analysis techniques
3. Describe the principles of the advanced vibration modelling and analysis techniques, e.g. frequency response functions and Finite Element analysis
4. Analyse a vibration problem to identify and model its principal features
5. Estimate, from this analysis, a numerical solution (using simplified hand calculations where possible) and an assessment of its validity
6. Propose a strategy for the solution of a practical vibration problem
7. Take measurements using force hammers, accelerometers, noise meters and spectrum analysers
8. Prepare a Consultant-Client report and presentations, keeping a logbook of all practical work
- Illustrative examples of vibrations problems in engineering.
- Range of vibration problems
- Modal analysis I
- Modal analysis II
- Measurement techniques
- Use of equipment
- Assessment of vibration problems
- Finite element analysis I
- Finite element analysis II
- Model validation
- Analysis of transient response
- Practical approaches to solving vibration problems
ME2-hDYN Dynamics, or equivalent course elsewhere.
|Assessment type||Assessment description||Weighting||Pass mark||Must pass?|
|Examination||3 Hour exam||60%||50%||Y|