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BEng Mechanical Engineering

Year of entry: 2024

Course unit details:
Vibrations & Aeroelasticity (Mechanical)

Course unit fact file
Unit code AERO30441
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 3
Teaching period(s) Semester 1
Available as a free choice unit? No


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).


Unit title Unit code Requirement type Description
Dynamics MECH20442 Pre-Requisite Compulsory


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.

Practical skills


Assessment methods

Method Weight
Written exam 70%
Report 20%
Set exercise 10%

Feedback methods

Written feedback on laboratory report

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
eAssessment 4
Lectures 24
Practical classes & workshops 2
Project supervision 24
Tutorials 14
Independent study hours
Independent study 32

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Tunde Oyadiji Unit coordinator

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