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MECH_ENG 363: Mechanical Vibrations

Quarter Offered

Spring : MW 12-1:20 ; O. Balogun


ME 202 and GEN ENG 205-4.


vibrationsAnalysis of vibrations in single- and multidegree-of-freedom systems. Free and forced vibrations with various types of damping. Response to transite-state and transient excitations.

Who Takes It

Engineering students usually take this course during their junior or senior years.

What It's About

Complex machines often produce vibrations as they operate. Such vibrations could shorten the life of equipment, decrease its effectiveness and precision, or simply produce an unpleasant noise. This course will cover various ways to detect, prevent, and dampen vibrations.


Engineering Vibration, 3rd Edition, Daniel J. Inman, Prentice Hall, 2007