Vibration and Acoustics (AMME5510)


This UoS should prepare the student to be able to undertake vibration and acoustic measurement calculations for industry design situations. The unit aims to introduce a number of new concepts required for analysis of vibrations and acoustics. The response of structure under different dynamic forces, including human and aerodynamic, will be investigated. A number of hands-on experiments will be performed to allow an understanding of the concepts and applicability. The acoustics component will include: basic acoustics theory, sound generation and propagation, impedance, absorbing materials, industrial noise sources, isolation methods of noise control, enclosures, instrumentation and measurement, frequency analysis, noise regulations and computational acoustics.

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2 hrs of lectures per week, 2 hrs of tutorials per week, 8 hours of laoratory work per semester.


Through semester assessment (35%), Final Exam (65%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Assumed knowledge: (AMME2301 OR AMME5301) AND (AMME2200 OR AMME5200) AND (AMME2500 OR AMME5500).

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