UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

MECH4426 Dynamics, Vibration and Sound

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content 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.
Outcomes 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.
Assessment 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
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: [(MATH1010 Calculus and Linear Algebra and MATH1020 Calculus, Statistics and Probability) or MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 (or equivalent)] and (MECH1401 Engineering Dynamics or ENSC3001 Mechanisms and Machines) and (CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation or GENG2140 Modelling and Computer Analysis for Engineers)
Advisable prior study: MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1; ENS2001 Motion
Incompatibility: MECH3404 Vibration and Signal Processing
Contact hours lectures/tutorials
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.ecm.uwa.edu.au/Units/MECH4426/SEM-1/2017

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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