Mechanical Vibrations

Mestrado em Engenharia Mecânica - Projecto e Produção Mecânica
6 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 15,0 T + 15,0 PL + 15,0 TP + 3,0 OT

Lecturer
- Jorge Manuel Afonso Antunes

Prerequisites
Not applicable

Objectives
Students will be provided with knowledge of the mechanical vibration phenomenology. They will improve skills in the analysis and characterisation of oscillating motion in mechanical systems.

Program
1 - Basics of mechanical vibration:
Mechanical vibration, the phenomenology of mechanical vibration, vibration system, classification of vibration systems, vibration analysis procedures, harmonic motion.
2 - Single-degree-of-freedom systems:
Differential equation of motion, free vibration, natural frequency, damping ratio, logarithmic decrement ...

Evaluation Methodology
Assessment comprises: continuous (during class periods).
Summative assessment includes final exams: Regular exam, re-sit and special exam.

Bibliography
- Rao, ,. (2016). Mechanical Vibrations. (Vol. 1). Londres: Prentice Hall

Method of interaction
Traditional lectures aided by audio-visual presentations. Frequent presentation of illustrative examples and problem-solving activities.

Software used in class