ME 4213 Website

Welcome to the Vibration Theory and Application course website. Feel free to browse and download any material.


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Important updates and topics will be posted here after announcement or discussion in class.


Lecture & Tutorial Materials

We have placed the templates for the lectures notes here for your reference. Certain parts of the templates are left blank for class discusssions and derivations. You may wish to make a copy before attending lectures and tutorials. The files are in pdf format. You need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader if it is not installed with your browser.

The required reading list and recommended tutorial problems can be downloaded here.

The computational lab MATLAB programmes for the generalized eigenvalue problem and mode summation can be downloaded here.

The project details for this semester may be viewed here. See Project


Exam Guide

You can view the exam guide here. See me if you have any questions. Good luck.
See Exam Guide

Interactive Simulation Lab

We have created some simulation exercises to help you get a feel for MDOF and continuous systems vibration. Change the value of the simulation parameters as suggested in each exercise and try to predict the outcome. Have fun.

  1. Natural Modes
  2. Response of a MDOF system
  3. Beats phenomena
  4. Vibration absorber
  5. Double Pendulum - Nonlinear effects
  6. van der Pol oscillator - Limit cycle
  7. Duffing oscillator - nonlinear stiffness


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