UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

MECH5501 Advanced Vibration and Sound

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit covers the fundamentals of structural waves and sound waves; and structure-sound interactions, noise and vibration measurement and control, machine/structure condition monitoring and diagnostics. It also covers advanced topics in structural acoustics, noise measurement and control, environmental and occupational acoustics, architectural acoustics and aero-acoustics. Students are able to apply advanced knowledge of vibration and sound, use a systems approach, work in a multidisciplinary team, communicate effectively in writing and orally, undertake problem identification, formulation and solution, adapt acquired knowledge to new situations, and think and reason logically and creatively. Students also utilise and synthesise knowledge from different disciplines, are ethical and professional, and are able to undertake lifelong learning.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) explain the fundamental theory of structural waves and sound waves, and structure–sound interactions; (2) explain and apply a range of machine/structure condition monitoring and diagnostic techniques; (3) apply advanced knowledge of vibration and sound, using a systems approach; (4) discuss advanced topics in structural acoustics, noise measurement and control, environmental and occupational acoustics, architectural acoustics and aeroacoustics; (5) carry out noise and vibration measurements and evaluate control strategies; (6) locate and evaluate literature relevant to the unit content; (7) work effectively in a diverse team to achieve professional outcomes; and (8) 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) 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) and MECH4426 Dynamics, Vibration and Noise; for pre-2012 courses: MECH3404 Vibration and Signal Processing or MECH4426 Dynamics, Vibration and Noise
Contact hours lectures, tutorials and laboratories
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.ecm.uwa.edu.au/Units/MECH5501/SEM-1/2017

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