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Unit information: Vibrations 2 in 2021/22

Unit name Vibrations 2
Unit code AENG21301
Credit points 10
Level of study I/5
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Titurus
Open unit status Not open

EMAT10100 Engineering Mathematics 1, AENG11301 Aeronautics & Mechanics



School/department Department of Aerospace Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering


The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of basic vibration phenomena and properties of single and two-degree-of-freedom vibrating systems. This course also provides introduction to basic aeroelastic phenomena in aerospace context.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of the unit the student will be able to:

  1. recognize and describe how vibrations are caused, characterized, and what their consequences are,
  2. derive mathematical models of single and two-degree-of-freedom linear vibrating systems in free vibration and with various forms of excitation,
  3. recognize and interpret the role of damping and natural frequencies in vibration transmission and in free and forced responses of the vibrating systems,
  4. analyse and calculate modal and harmonic response characteristics of the vibrating systems with focus on their application in vibration control,
  5. recognize, describe and analyse basic sources and mechanisms of aeroelastic problems in aerospace context,
  6. interpret and report measured and simulated vibration data.

Teaching details

Teaching will be delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions, which may include lectures, practical activities supported by drop-in sessions, problem sheets and self-directed exercises.

Assessment Details

100% Coursework


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