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Location Domestic International
Lismore

## Unit Summary

### Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

12

7

### School/College

School of Environment, Science and Engineering

## Unit aim

Further develops the study of engineering dynamics. The focus is on machines and associated mechanisms, vibration and balancing. Emphasis is on the dynamic forces within machines and their significance with respect to the equipment they drive, are driven by or are mounted on. An industry-standard software package is used for modelling, complex calculations and visualisation. Some guided self-learning is expected.

## Unit content

Revision of ordinary differential equations

Introduction to MATLAB

Free and forced vibration of single degree-of-freedom systems

Vibration measurement

Vibration transmission and isolation

Single- and multi-plane balancing

Vibration of multi-degree-of-freedom systems

Modal analysis

Vibration of continuous systems

Mechanisms

## Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

1. understand the conceptual, analytical and mathematical limits of the theoretical techniques so that they can be applied appropriately
• GA1: Intellectual rigour
• GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
2. develop skills to enable mathematical modelling and analysis of dynamic phenomena in machines using MATLAB
• GA1: Intellectual rigour
• GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
3. develop problem solving skills in situations where dynamically generated forces and motions are significant
• GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
4. develop skills in effectively and safely using laboratory equipment in a team environment for experimental investigation and measurement of dynamics phenomena, and in reporting findings
• GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
• GA6: Communication and social skills
5. understand the application of dynamics in mechanical engineering professional practice.
• GA6: Communication and social skills

## Prescribed texts

• Rao, SS , 2017, Mechanical Vibrations in SI Units (6e), 6th edn, Pearson. ISBN: 9781292178608.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.