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ME3511 - Dynamics and Acoustics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Engineering

Theory of Vibration covers the following topics: lumped parameter (spring-mass-damper) systems free and forced vibration of single and multi-DOF systems. Continuous parameter (distributed) systems vibrations of strings, beams and plates. Acoustics wave propagation in fluids, sound pressure and sound power, noise measurement scales, sound fields and sources. Condition monitoring for predictive maintenance fault detection on some common machinery.

Learning Outcomes

  • to become familiar with the fundamentals of acoustics and the measurement of noise from machinery;
  • to conduct a literature review on a topic in the field of dynamics and acoustics and to communicate the results to a critical audience;
  • to demonstrate methods and techniques for noise and vibration control;
  • to develop and exercise the students skills to produce a dynamic model of a machine/structure;
  • to familiarise students with machine condition monitoring and diagnostics;
  • to familiarise students with the fundamentals of continuous systems;
  • to gain an understanding of vibration analysis in industrial applications.
Prerequisites: MA2000 and ME2521


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Dr Rong Situ.
Workload expectations:
  • 65 hours - Lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, practicals, site visits and/or seminars. Refer to Subject Outline for details.
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course assessment, some of which may be invigilated (30% - 50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.