EML4220 - Vibrations
COURSE INSTRUCTORS AND TEACHING ASSISTANTS
Instructor: Anil V. Rao
Office: MAE-A Room 314
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday Period 4 (10:40 AM to 11:30 AM)
Tel: (352) 392-5523 (office)
Teaching Assistant: Michael Patterson
Office: MAE-A Room 304
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Tel: (305) 394-2611 (cell)
COURSE CATALOG DESCRIPTION
Single and multiple degree-of-freedom systems, including application to mechanical systems with problems employing computer techniques.
EGM 3400 or EGM 3401, CGS 2425, EGM 352 and EGM 4313.
A set of typeset lecture notes that will be used as the basis of much of the material can be found by clicking here.
1. Recommended Textbook: Rao, A. V., Dynamics of Particles and Rigid Bodies: A Systematic Approach, Cambridge University Press, 2006. Click here for electronic version of book. Click here for the solution manual.
2. Required Textbook: Inman, D., Engineering Vibration, 3rd Edition, Prentice-Hall, 2007
The objective of this course is to provide a rigorous introduction to single and multiple degree-of-freedom vibrating systems. In order to fulfill these objectives, this course will provide (1) a review of Newtonian and Eulerian dynamics; (2) solution methods for first- and second-order linear differential equations; (3) linear algebra techniques; and (4) application of differential equations and linear algebra to problems in mechanical vibrations.
The assignments in this course are not collected and are not graded. The problems shown below are provided for you to do at your own pace as the material in the course is covered. Please do not hesitate to ask the course instructor or the teaching assistant for help.
Problems from Book 1