MCE 464 - Vibrations is a senior elective course which provides an introductory treatment of vibration of lumped-mass systems. Course content contains free and forced vibration of undamped and damped mechanical systems with single and multi-degrees of freedom. The course outline includes:
As part of the EASNE Product Realization Process, Working Model software has been introduced in the course to provide students with a computational method to solve vibration problems. The software is very easy to use and allows students to build and analyze reasonably complex, two-dimensional vibratory systems.
Working Model was used in the following ways:
All students were provided diskettes with the following Working Model demonstration models:
Some of these examples were formally presented and discussed using our Champlin Computer Classroom, while other examples were left to individual student study. Several Working Model mini-lectures were given during the semester to acquaint students with particular software skills necessary to use the WM package.
Three Working Model homework assignments,
were given requiring students to construct the model, run the simulation, perform post-simulation calculations and do some interpretation of the results. Two of these assigned problems had design/product development components. send any comments to Dr. Martin Sadd (sadd@egr.uri.edu)