10 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module introduces you to the concepts that define the dynamics of structures and machines. There are two main topics: structural vibration and rigid body mechanics.  In structural vibration, you will learn how to apply the single degree of freedom model to analyse the free response of systems and their forced vibration when subjected to steady-state, impulse and arbitrary loading. Aspects of rigid body mechanics include the analysis of common mechanisms and the dynamics of rigid rotors including imbalance and gyroscopic precession.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students studying degrees within the Faculty of Engineering

Staff Contact: RONGONG JEM A
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study,
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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