System Dynamics and Vibrations

AUT University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    System Dynamics and Vibrations

  • Host University

    AUT University

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Engineering Science, Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    766022: Mechanisms and Dynamics of Machinery

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The learning hours are a guide to the total time needed for a student to complete the paper:
    Workshop 48
    Student directed learning 102
    Total learning hours 150
    Introduces modeling of mechanical, electrical, fluid and thermal systems with various tools
    including differential equations, Laplace transforms, transfer functions, block diagrams, frequency
    domain methods and state space representation. It will also cover transient and steady state
    responses and frequency response analysis, and introduce vibrations including natural
    frequencies, mode shapes, modal matrix, logarithmic decrement, beat phenomenon, frequency
    response, damped vibration absorber and modal analysis
    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 Profile
    1. Knowledge of Engineering Sciences
    2. Analysis and Problem solving
    3. Design and Synthesis
    4. Investigation and research.
    5. Risk Management
    6. Team Work
    7. Communication
    8. The Engineer and Society
    9. Management and Financial
    10. Practical Knowledge
    ? Basic mathematical tools for system modeling ? complex analysis, ODE, Laplace
    transform, matrix analysis
    ? Modeling of mechanical, electrical and electromechanical systems
    ? Modelling of fluid and thermal systems
    ? Transient and steady-state response analysis
    ? Frequency-response analysis
    ? One degree of freedom
    ? Vibration absorber and modal analysis
    ? Two degree of freedom
    ? Multi-degree
    ? Continuous system
    Lecture classes, Tutorial classes, Assignments
    Assessment Event Weighting % Learning Outcomes
    Coursework 30%
    Assignments 15% 1, 2, 3
    Written Test 15% 2, 3
    Final Exam 70% 1, 2,3
    Grade Map Grade Map 1:
    A+ A A- Pass with Distinction
    B+ B B- Pass with Merit
    C+ C C- Pass
    D Fail
    Grade 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 examination
    Prescribed Text H. V. Vu and R. S. Esfandiari, Dynamic Systems, Modeling
    and Analysis, McGraw-Hill, 1997.
    Recommended reading lists will be provided.

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