# MENG 475 ‐ Applied Vibration Measurements, Analysis and Control ```MENG 475:
Applied Vibration Measurement, Analysis, and Control (3credits),
Elective
Instructor: Dr. Mustafa Arafa
E-mail: [email protected]
Course (catalog) description:
Two class periods and one three-hour laboratory period. Prerequisite: Senior standing, MENG 375. Offered
in fall. Introduction to mechanical vibrations, elements of the measuring systems, vibration severity
measurements, frequency analysis of mechanical vibration, measuring systems for frequency analysis,
single- and multi-degree of freedom vibrating systems, applications of vibration measurements in condition
monitoring and diagnostics, fault detection in rotating equipment, vibration control.
Prerequisites:
1- Dynamics.
2- Differential equations and matrix operations.
3- Basic knowledge of numerical analysis, computer programming and mechanical systems.
4- Basic knowledge of MATLAB
Textbook: Mechanical Vibrations, S. S. Rao, Pearson Education, 4th edition, 2004.
Course Goals:
This course is designed to give students an in-depth understanding of mechanical vibrations and the
necessary tools to measure, analyze and design related systems
Course Outcomes: After completing the course, students will be able to:
1. Model simple vibratory systems.
2. Determine equations of motion for idealized systems.
3. Solve equations of motion for single degree of freedom systems subject to harmonic, general periodic
and arbitrary forcing functions.
4. Explain the mechanisms of undamped and damped free and forced vibration of SDOF systems and the
physical meanings of phase in the response
5. Write equations of motion for idealized multi-degree of freedom systems.
6. Determine natural frequencies and mode shapes for systems with two and three degrees of freedom.
7. Determine free and forced response for systems with two and three degrees of freedom.
8. Explain degrees of freedom (DOF), forced vibration, free vibration, damping, natural frequency, modal
analysis, mode shapes.
9. Identify equipment used in experimental vibrational measurement (including accelerometers, proximity
probes, velocity probes, shakers, and a digital signal analyzer)
Course contribution to meeting professional component: Math &amp; basic sciences 1cr, Engineering science 2 cr
(Significant Design Component)
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