Checking date: 28/11/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Mechanical Vibrations
Study: Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (221)

Coordinating teacher: RUBIO HERRERO, PATRICIA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Mathematics and mechanics
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
By the end of this subject, students will be able to have: 1. The knowledge and understanding of the mechanical vibrations. 2. The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate and solve problems of vibrations using established methods. 3. The ability to design and perform experiments on vibrations, analyse the data and draw conclusions. 4. The technical and laboratory skills in mechanical vibrations. 5. The ability to combine theory and practice to solve problems of mechanical vibrations. 6. The understanding of methods and techniques applicable in mechanical vibrations. 7. The competence to function effectively both individually and as a team.
Description of contents: programme
1. 1DOF systems 1.1 Introduction to SDOF systems 1.2 Free vibrations undumped in SDOF systems 1.3 Free vibrations dumped in SDOF systems 1.4 Forced vibrations in SDOF systems 2. N DOF systems 2.1 Introduction to 2DOF systems 2.2 Introduction to NDOF systems 2.3 Free vibrations in NDOF systems 2.4 Forced vibrations in NDOF systems 2.5 Modal Analysis 3. Vibration Isolation 3.1 Vibration control 3.2 Isolation 3.3 Absorbers 4. Vibration Mesurement Techniques 4.1 Measurement devices,. Exciters. 4.2 Response measurement 4.3 Signal analysis 4.4 Dynamic testing 4.5 Experimental modal analysis 4.6 Machine condition monitoring and diagnosis
Learning activities and methodology
Magistral lectures, exercises in classroom and laboratory.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • RAO, S.S.. Mechanical vibrations. Addison-Wesley. 1990
  • SHABANA, A.A... "Theory of Vibration". . Springer . 1991

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.