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This course covers the practical application of engineering mechanics and mechanical vibrations. Topics include the following: Plane kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies; equations of motion, work and energy, impulse and momentum; Introduction to mechanical vibration; Free and forced responses of single degree-of-freedom spring-mass-damper systems, vibration isolation; Harmonic analysis; Vibration measuring instruments; Linear vibrations of multi-degree-of-freedom systems; Analysis of continuous systems, wave equation, transverse vibration of strings, longitudinal/torsional vibration of bars and rods; Gear kinematics, involute profile and involute action; Gear trains, epicyclic gears.

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Offering Terms

Term 2



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Conditions for Enrolment

Prerequisite: (CVEN1300 or MINE1300 or MMAN1300 or ENGG1300 or DPST1072) AND MATH2019 or MATH2018 or MATH2111 and MATH2221 or MATH2011 and MATH2121 or MATH2069 and MATH2121; Exclusion: MECH2300, MECH3300

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