MECH4426 Dynamics, Vibration and Sound
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- The topics covered in this unit included motion and force in solid mechanics, lumped parameter mechanical elements, undamped/damped free vibration, forced vibrations with harmonic, periodic and transient excitations; basics of vibration isolation, vibration measurement instrumentation, vibration signal processing and its applications, passive noise and vibration control measures; two degree of freedom systems, multiple degree of freedom systems; vibration of systems with distributed parameters (strings, rods, beams and plates); wave motions in structures, air and water, modal, receptance and energy description of these mechanical vibration and waves.
- Students are able to (1) explain the important characteristics of vibration behaviour; (2) develop vibration models using receptances, momentum and energy methods; (3) analyse the vibration behaviour of a range of physical systems using lumped and distributed parameter models; (4) explain the important characteristics of sound generation and transmission; (5) develop simple models to analyse sound generation and transmission; (6) carry out vibration and sound measurements in a laboratory setting; (7) locate and evaluate literature relevant to the unit content; (8) work effectively in a diverse team to achieve professional outcomes; and (9) communicate effectively through concise written technical reports, using discourse conventions relevant to the discipline.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) assignments; (2) laboratories; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is only available in this unit in the case of a student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Winthrop Professor Jie Pan
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: [(MATH1010 Calculus and Linear Algebra
MATH1020 Calculus, Statistics and Probability)
MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 (or equivalent)]
(MECH1401 Engineering Dynamics
ENSC3001 Mechanisms and Machines)
(CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
GENG2140 Modelling and Computer Analysis for Engineers)
- Advisable prior study:
- MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1; ENS2001 Motion
- MECH3404 Vibration and Signal Processing
- Contact hours
- lectures/practical classes
Lecture notes: Pan, J. Dynamics, Vibration and Sound: UWA School of Mechanical Engineering
Norton, M. P. Fundamentals of Noise and Vibration Analysis for Engineers: CUP 1996
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