Nagoya University, School of Engineering Lecture information system (SYLLABUS)

Vibration Engineering and Tutorial(3.0 credits)

Course Type:Basic Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture and Exercise
Course Name : Automotive Engineering Automotive Engineering
Starts 1 : 2 Spring Semester 2 Spring Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Compulsory Compulsory
Lecturer : Yosuke AKATSU Designated Professor 

•Course Purpose
In this course students will acquire the basic knowledge of vibration. This lecture focuses not only on the fundamental analysis but also on the vehicle vibration with some examples which are essential topics for vehicle engineers.
This course introduces the mathematical analysis on vibrating systems that is necessary in dynamic design analysis of machinery. Students will also solve problems related to the course topics under the guidance of the faculty. By the end of the course, students should be familiar with the analysis of single and multiple degree-of-freedom systems.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Calculus, Analytical Dynamics, Mechanics

•Course Topics
1. Introduction of the concept of vibration
2. Vibration of single degree-of-freedom systems
(2-1) Free response with a single degree of freedom
(2-2) Harmonic response with a single degree of freedom
(2-3) Forced response with a single degree of freedom
(2-4) Analysis with MATLAB in tutorial
3. Vibration of two degree-of-freedom systems
(3-1) Free & Forced Response with two degree-of-freedom model
(3-2) Lagrange's Equations
(3-3) Analysis with MATLAB in tutorial
4. Matrix Methods for multi degree-of-freedom systems

William J.Palm III,"Mechanical Vibration" John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
(Copies available in library)

•Additional Reading
As handed out in class.

•Grade Assessment
Students must obtain a letter grade of C or above to pass the course.
Letter grades are assigned based on the percentages:

The semester percentile grade is based on the following breakdown:
Homework Assignments - 40%
Mid-term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 30%

Homework assignments will be graded based on a 10 point scale. The
mid-term exam and final exam will be based on a 100 point scale.


•Contacting Faculty
Office hours for the semester will be specified during the first lecture.
Questions via email are welcomed any time:
Office:Engineering Building No.3 North-Wing, Room 235


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