System Dynamics and Vibrations
Auckland, New Zealand
Area of Study
Engineering Science, Mechanical Engineering
Taught In English
766022: Mechanisms and Dynamics of Machinery
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewSTUDENT LEARNING HOURS:The learning hours are a guide to the total time needed for a student to complete the paper:Workshop 48Student directed learning 102Total learning hours 150PRESCRIPTOR:Introduces modeling of mechanical, electrical, fluid and thermal systems with various toolsincluding differential equations, Laplace transforms, transfer functions, block diagrams, frequencydomain methods and state space representation. It will also cover transient and steady stateresponses and frequency response analysis, and introduce vibrations including naturalfrequencies, mode shapes, modal matrix, logarithmic decrement, beat phenomenon, frequencyresponse, damped vibration absorber and modal analysisLEARNING OUTCOMES:On successful completion of this paper students will be able to:1. Apply different methods for system modeling (1, 2, 3, 4)2. Analyze system responses and their relations to the system properties (1,2)3. Undertake to analyze, simulate and control vibrations (3, 6, 10)Key to Graduate Capabilities Profile1. Knowledge of Engineering Sciences2. Analysis and Problem solving3. Design and Synthesis4. Investigation and research.5. Risk Management6. Team Work7. Communication8. The Engineer and Society9. Management and Financial10. Practical KnowledgeCONTENTSYSTEM DYNAMICS? Basic mathematical tools for system modeling ? complex analysis, ODE, Laplacetransform, matrix analysis? Modeling of mechanical, electrical and electromechanical systems? Modelling of fluid and thermal systems? Transient and steady-state response analysis? Frequency-response analysisVIBRATIONS? One degree of freedom? Vibration absorber and modal analysis? Two degree of freedom? Multi-degree? Continuous systemLEARNING & TEACHING STRATEGIESLecture classes, Tutorial classes, AssignmentsASSESSMENT PLANAssessment Event Weighting % Learning OutcomesCoursework 30%Assignments 15% 1, 2, 3Written Test 15% 2, 3Final Exam 70% 1, 2,3Grade Map Grade Map 1:A+ A A- Pass with DistinctionB+ B B- Pass with MeritC+ C C- PassD FailGrade Boundaries A+ 90%, A 85%, A- 80%B+ 75%, B 70%, B- 65%C+ 60%, C 55%, C- 50%D 50%Overall requirement/s to pass the paper:To pass the paper, the student needs to:? Achieve a minimum of 50% overall AND? Achieve a minimum of 40% in overall coursework AND? Achieve a minimum of 40% in examinationREADINGSPrescribed Text H. V. Vu and R. S. Esfandiari, Dynamic Systems, Modelingand Analysis, McGraw-Hill, 1997.Recommended reading lists will be provided.
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