MENG 473 - Vibration Analysis and Design

Undamped and damped free vibration; forced vibrations with harmonic excitation; transient vibrations; systems with two degrees of freedom; vibration of continuous systems and Modal Analysis. Vibration Measurement & Control, Finite Element Method, Nonlinear and Random Vibrations.

Course Outline

Lecture Notes

Assignments & Homeworks


Labs & Tutorials

Vibration analysis of a CANTILEVER BEAM in MATLAB

Vibration analysis of a CANTILEVER BEAM in ANSYS

Free and Forced Vibrations (Datasheet)

Static and Dynamic Balancing (Datasheet)


Online Tutorials - MATLAB

Getting started with MATLAB

Online Tutorials - ANSYS

Model of a 1DOF Spring Mass Damper System in SIMULINK

Model of a 1DOF Spring Mass Damper System in SIMSCAPE

Application Form for Make Up Exam

Technical Report Writing


  • Improves traceability
  • Distinguishes your own contribution
  • Demonstrates the depth of reading
  • Supports claims made in the text.
  • Prevents accusations of plagiarism
  • Motivates the readers.
  • Improves the presentation of your work.
  • Academic practice

What to Cite?

  • The work & ideas of other researchers.
  • The sources you used to construct your own arguments
  • Ideas taken from others that are demonstrated inside tables.
  • All figures and tables need Numbers, Titles. They may also need Citations next to the title.
  • Slides that you produce for giving a presentation need to be cited as well.
  • Any image, figure, table, data, equation, model, text etc taken from another source must be cited.