Dynamics 3 ENG3039
- Academic Session: 2020-21
- School: School of Engineering
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: Yes
This course introduces students to modelling and analysis of dynamic systems, with particular emphasis on free and forced oscillations, and investigation of the system response.
2 lecture per week
85% written exam and 15% set exercise
Main Assessment In: December
The aims of this course are to
■ introduce students to the dynamics of engineering systems;
■ give students a thorough grounding in the modelling of dynamic mechanical systems, the solution of the resulting differential equations and the application to simple vibration problems;
■ impart an in-depth knowledge of aspects of the dynamics of engineering systems;
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of the course students will be able to:
■ simplify 'real world' dynamics problems and the equations of motion of single and multiple degree of freedom engineering systems;
■ obtain transfer functions of engineering systems relating input to response and hence perform simple response calculations for 1 degree-of-freedom (DOF) and 2 DOF systems;
■ analyse both free and forced response of engineering systems;
■ analyse the response of engineering systems to harmonic inputs (vibrations).
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must attend the degree examination and submit at least 75% by weight of the other components of the course's summative assessment.
Students must attend the timetabled laboratory classes.