MECH 635 Structural Dynamics

3 semester hours

Beam vibration; boundary conditions; modes; approximate and exact solutions; general matrix formulations and interrelationships; decoupling by transformation to modal coordinates; free and forced response; experimental approaches; modal truncation; mode acceleration method; component mode synthesis; formulation of large-order system responses (time and frequency domain); load transform matrices; introduction to finite elements.

Lecture, 3 hours.

Graduate standing required.

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