Course Title: Mechanical Vibrations

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Mechanical Vibrations

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

MIET1076

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

MIET1076

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

MIET2074

Voc Training Ctre of Hong Kong

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh3 14,
Offsh3 15

MIET2351

Stansfield College

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh 3 09,
Offsh 4 09,
Offsh 1 10

MIET2471

Kaplan Singapore

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 16

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

MIET2074

Voc Training Ctre of Hong Kong

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFSe12018 (VM6)

Course Coordinator: A/Prof. Jie Yang

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6169

Course Coordinator Email: j.yang@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 253.03.30


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

MIET2134 Engineering Dynamics or equivalent


Course Description

This course deals with the study of vibration in mechanical systems which is concerned with the oscillatory motions of bodies and the forces associated with them. This course aims to provide you with an understanding of the nature and behaviour of dynamic engineering systems and the capability of applying the knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to solve engineering vibration problems.

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level.
This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information.(http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=eyj5c0mo77631)


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes:

1 Knowledge and Skill Base
1.1. Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.
1.2. Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
1.3. In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.

2 Engineering Application Ability
2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources      


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:
1 Develop mathematical model of dynamic systems with single degree of freedom,
2 Develop mathematical model of dynamic systems with multiple degrees of freedom,
3 Calculate natural frequency and period of simple vibrating mechanical systems,
4 Obtain the analytical solution for system’s time response,
5 Deal with engineering systems involving vibration isolation and rotating imbalance


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities throughout the course include: Lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, and assessments.


Overview of Learning Resources

All lecture Powerpoint slides, Lectopia recording of lectures, model answers of questions in the lectures, tutorial sessions, and tests are available from the RMIT Learning Management System.

Students are strongly recommended to obtain a copy of the prescribed text:
• Rao, S.S., 2011, Mechanical Vibrations, 5rd edition, Prentice Hall
• MIET1076 Mechanical Vibrations Learning Package, RMIT University

Recommended additional texts include:
• Thomson, W.T., 1997, Theory of Vibration with Applications, Prentice Hall.
• Balachandran, B., 2008, Vibrations, Cengage Learning.
• Inman, D.J,. 2013, Engineering Vibration, Prentice Hall.


Overview of Assessment

X This course has no hurdle requirements.
☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

Assessment item 1:  Assignment 1 (individual)
Weighting of final grade:  15% 
Related course learning outcomes:  1, 3, 4
Description:  Free and forced vibration of single degree of freedom system with and without damping, and free vibration laboratory report

Assessment item 2:  Assignment 2 (individual)
Weighting of final grade:  15% 
Related course learning outcomes:  2, 3, 5
Description:  Transmissibility, vibration isolation, free and forced vibrations of systems with multi degrees of freedom

Assessment item 3:  Mid-semester Test (individual)
Weighting of final grade:  20% 
Related course learning outcomes:  1, 3, 4
Description:  The test is an assessment of your knowledge and skills in establishing the mathematical models and deriving the differential equation of a single degree of freedom dynamic system and your ability to calculate its natural frequency and time response with or without damping effect. 

Assessment item 4:  Final Exam (individual)
Weighting of final grade:  50% 
Related course learning outcomes:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Description:  The exam is an assessment of your knowledge and skills in equations of motion, free and forced vibrations with and without damping effect, vibration isolation and suppression, natural frequencies and time response for systems with single or multiple degree of freedom.