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MECH 420  Vibrations  Units: 3.50  
Considers mechanical vibration, the problems it presents and the means of dealing with it. Completes the treatment of systems with two degrees-of-freedom (introduced in MECH 328) and proceeds to systems with higher number of degrees-of-freedom. Co-ordinate systems, types of coupling, matrix formulation, vibration absorbers and dampers, specific and hysteretic damping, Rayleigh's method, torsional vibration, Holzer method, introduction to the finite element method, beam vibration.
NOT OFFERED 2024-2025
(Lec: 3, Lab: 0, Tut: 0.5)
Requirements: Prerequisites: MECH 328 or ENPH 211 (PHYS 211) and ENPH 225 (PHYS 225) Corequisites: Exclusions:   
Offering Term: W  
CEAB Units:    
Mathematics 0  
Natural Sciences 0  
Complementary Studies 0  
Engineering Science 29  
Engineering Design 13  
Offering Faculty: Smith Engineering  

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