Department
of Mechanical Engineering


ME 308: Vibrations

ME 392 Mass and Spring Simulation

ME 408 String Vibrations

ME 408 Modal Analysis : Theory and Experiment

Vibration Analysis

University of Illinois at Chicago

ME 308 Introduction to Vibrations

Course Outline

Spring 2004

 

Instructor:

Prof. Tom Royston

Office: 2053 ERF

troyston@uic.edu

TA:

M. Bulent Ozer

Office: 1072 ERF

mozer2@uic.edu

 

Textbook:

A. A. Shabana, Theory of Vibration: An Introduction (2nd Edition), 1996,

Springer-Verlag, New York

 

Computer Usage:

Familiarity with Matlab or equivalent language

 

Office Hours:

 

 

TA Hours:

M 11:00 12:00

H 12:00 1:00

 

TBD

 

Course Description:

 

Free and forced vibrations of damped single and multiple degree of freedom systems. Approximate methods, instrumentation and applications. Experimental methods. Design Issues.

 

Credit: U.G. 3 hours

 

Time & Place: Mondays & Wednesdays 10:00 10:55, 1033 ERF

Thursdays 10 11:40, 1003 ERF (or sometimes in other lab locations tba)

 

Prerequisite: ME 210 and Math 220

 

Topics:

 

1.

Overview of applications & Course Introduction. CH 1 + NOTES

2.

Solution of the vibration equations. CH 2

3.

Free vibration of single degree of freedom systems. CH 3

4.

Forced vibration of single degree of freedom systems. CH 4, 5

5.

Discrete systems with more than one degree of freedom. CH 6 + NOTES

6.

Introduction to continuous systems. NOTES

7.

Introduction to experimental methods in vibration w/ lab assignments. NOTES

 

 


Grading:

 

Homework & Lab reports - assigned in class - due week later beginning of class

 

25 %

Midterm #1 - Week 7, Thursday (2/26) - on material covered through Week 7, Monday (2/23)

 

20 %

Midterm #2 - Week 13, Thursday (4/15) - on material covered through Week 13, Monday (4/12)

 

20 %

Final Exam date and time ???

35 %

 

 

Other dates to remember:

 

 

 

 

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Dept. of M.E.

For information about this page contact:
Professor Thomas J. Royston
The Acoustics & Vibrations Laboratory

Acoustics & Vib. Lab.

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