EGMN 515: Vibrations

Provides students with vibrations theory and practical applications for machines and structures necessary (a) to perform analysis and evaluation of vibrations problems and (b) to recognize suspicious results from canned computer software. Emphasis placed on the formulation of governing differential equations, solution methods, evaluation of results and interpretation of response characteristics of discrete mass systems and continuous mass systems. Work and energy methods, variational methods, and Lagrange's Equations will be used to formulate problems. Solution methods will use exact and approximate methods, including eigensolution methods. Applications to the vibrations of various mechanical systems will use computational techniques, computer simulation and analysis.

Total Credit Hours: 3
Spring 2018
EGMN 201 with a minimum grade of C, graduate standing in the School of Engineering or permission of the instructor
Robert M. Sexton
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4:30 - 5:45 PM 4:30 - 5:45 PM

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