Fenn College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Department
Cleveland State University
MCE-371 – Vibrations
Spring 2010, CB 280, Tue/Thurs 4:00-5:50pm
Objective: This course introduces the basic concepts of one and two degree of freedom vibratory systems. Forced and free vibration, transient and steady state response will be evaluated and applications of vibration analysis will be discussed. Practical examples will be explored throughout the semester, in order that the students can connect the classroom theory to the instructorÕs extensive practical experience in this field. At the conclusion of the course, students should expect to have a basic working knowledge of Engineering Vibration and how to apply that knowledge to practical problems they may experience in the workplace. Some computer programming is required.
Textbook: Engineering Vibration, Daniel J. Inman, Third Edition, Pearson Education Inc., 2008.
Reference: Mechanical Vibrations, Rao, S., Vibration for Engineers, Dimarogonas, A., Rotating Machinery Vibration, Adams, Maurice L.
Instructor: Dr. Michael L. Adams, email@example.com
Material to be covered:
Chapter and sections Description
1.1-1.10 Free vibration
2.2-2.9 Response to harmonic excitation
Midterm I Date TBD
3.1-3.5, 3.9 General forced response
4.1-4.8 Multi-degree-of-freedom systems
Midterm II Date TBD
5.3-5.4, 5.7 Vibration absorbers, Critical speeds in rotors
7.1-7.6 Vibration testing and experimental modal analysis
Final Scheduled Final, Tuesday May 11, 4-6pm
Grading: Midterm I 100 Points Midterm II 100 Points Final 100 Points
Pop Quizzes 100 Points Homework 100 Points