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The following assumed knowledge is expected for postgraduate students undertaking this course: MATH2019 and (MMAN2300).

Free and forced responses of single degree-of-freedom spring-mass-damper systems, vibration isolation, transmissibility; Harmonic analysis; Vibration measuring instruments; Linear vibrations of multi-degree-of-freedom systems, normal modes; Analysis of continuous systems, wave equation, transverse vibration of strings, longitudinal/torsional vibration of bars and rods, bending vibration of beams. Introduction to experimental vibration analysis using Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) techniques. Typical sources of vibration in machines. Analysis of continuous systems using finite element techniques. Modal analysis. Vibration testing.

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 3



Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Prerequisite: (MATH2019 OR MATH2018) AND (MMAN3300 or MMAN2300)

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