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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Further develops the study of engineering dynamics. The focus is on machines and associated mechanisms, vibration and balancing. Emphasis is on the dynamic forces within machines and their significance with respect to the equipment they drive, are driven by or are mounted on. An industry-standard software package is used for modelling, complex calculations and visualisation. Some guided self-learning is expected.

Unit content

Revision of ordinary differential equations  

Introduction to MATLAB  

Free and forced vibration of single degree-of-freedom systems  

Vibration measurement  

Vibration transmission and isolation  

Single- and multi-plane balancing  

Vibration of multi-degree-of-freedom systems  

Modal analysis  

Vibration of continuous systems

Mechanisms

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1understand the conceptual, analytical and mathematical limits of the theoretical techniques so that they can be applied appropriately Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2develop skills to enable mathematical modelling and analysis of dynamic phenomena in machines using MATLABIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3develop problem solving skills in situations where dynamically generated forces and motions are significantKnowledge of a discipline
4develop skills in effectively and safely using laboratory equipment in a team environment for experimental investigation and measurement of dynamics phenomena, and in reporting findingsKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
5understand the application of dynamics in mechanical engineering professional practice.Communication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. understand the conceptual, analytical and mathematical limits of the theoretical techniques so that they can be applied appropriately
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. develop skills to enable mathematical modelling and analysis of dynamic phenomena in machines using MATLAB
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. develop problem solving skills in situations where dynamically generated forces and motions are significant
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. develop skills in effectively and safely using laboratory equipment in a team environment for experimental investigation and measurement of dynamics phenomena, and in reporting findings
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. understand the application of dynamics in mechanical engineering professional practice.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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