ME4651  -  Vibration
Units Hours
Theoretical Practical
2 3 0
Course Catalog Description

The course addresses the basic mechanical vibrations concepts including; Modeling of vibratory systems; free and forced responses of vibratory systems; Vibration transmissibility; Response spectrum, Two and multi-degree of freedom systems, Vibration measurement, vibrations in machinery; Numerical and approximate solution of vibratory systems, Solving real life mechanical vibration problems.

  •  Introduction to vibratory systems.
  •  Free response of single-degree-of-freed on systems.
  •  Forced Response of single-degree-of-free dof systems.
  •  Numerical solutions of vibratory systems.
  •  Two and multi-degrees of freedom systems.
  •  Vibration measurement.
  •  Modal analysis and Response spectrum.
  •  Applications of Mechanical Vibrations.

Course Requirements
  1. Prerequisites:

  • By course: ME 3601 (Dynamic systems and control)
  • By topics: Basic rigid body dynamics - Linear differential equation- Basics               of Linear Algebra.


a S. S. Rao, Mechanical Vibrations, fifth edition, Pearson Prentice Hall 2010.

          ISBN-10:0132128195, ISBN-13:9780132128193.

  1. William Palm, "Mechanical Vibration", John W iley & Sons Inc. 2007.

          ISBN-10:0-471-34555-5, ISBN-13:978-0-471 -34555-8.

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