Course Syllabus for

Mechanical Vibrations
Mekaniska vibrationer

FMEN11F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2018
Decided by: Professor Per Kristiansson
Date of establishment: 2018-05-04

General Information

Division: Mechanics
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course code: FMEN11
Teaching language: English


The aim of the course is that the student aquire: knowledge of the theory of small oscillations of undamped and damped mechanical systems with multiple degrees of freedom for discrete systems, as well as continuous systems insight in the theory of wave propagation in elastic materials understanding of different fysical phenomena such as resonance and anti resonanse experience of applications in the field of mechanical vibrations


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

Vibrations in n-degree of freedom systems. Free vibrations and forced vibrations. Damping mechanisms. Gyroscopic forces. Modal analysis (classical normal modes, complex modes). Transfer functions. Transient response. Continuous systems and wave propagation. Vibration damping and vibration isolation. Examples of numerical analysis of mechanical vibrations. Industrial applications.

Course Literature

Lidström, P.: Lecture notes on Mechanical Vibrations.. Division of Mechanics Lund University, 2017.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, exercises, study visit

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written exam, written assignments
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: Basic courses in Engineering Mechanics, Linear Algebra and Calculus.

Course Occasion Information

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