MEng Mechanical Engineering with Industrial Experience / Course details

Year of entry: 2021

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Course unit details:
Vibrations & Aeroelasticity (Mechanical)

Unit code MACE30441
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 3
Teaching period(s) Semester 1
Offered by Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Division (L5)
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

The course consists of two broad divisions, namely: Vibrations Theory and Aeroelasticity. The Vibrations Theory element of the course is focused on the derivations of the equations of motion, natural frequencies, mode shapes and responses of multiple degrees-of-freedom (MDOF) discrete and continuous systems under free and forced vibrations conditions. The modal analysis technique is used to transform the equations of motion from physical space to modal space in order to facilitate the process for computing the responses of MDOF discrete systems. The Aeroelasticity element examines the effects of fluid flow on vibrating structures and considers vortex shedding, static aeroelasticity (divergence) and dynamic aeroelasticity (flutter).

Pre/co-requisites

Unit title Unit code Requirement type Description
Dynamics MACE20442 Pre-Requisite Compulsory

Aims

The aims of the course are the impartation of understanding and problem-solving skills in a range of dynamics problems and aeroelastic phenomena, especially structural instabilities such as divergence and flutter, in gas, wind and steam turbine blades, aircraft wings, buildings, bridges and surface vehicles due to the interaction of aerodynamic, elastic and inertia forces.

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Assessment methods

Method Weight
Written exam 70%
Report 30%

Feedback methods

Written feedback on laboratory report

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
eAssessment 4
Lectures 24
Practical classes & workshops 4
Project supervision 12
Tutorials 16
Independent study hours
Independent study 40

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Tunde Oyadiji Unit coordinator

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