1.581J Structural Dynamics and Vibrations


Class Info

Single- and multiple-degree-of-freedom vibration problems, using matrix formulation and normal mode superposition methods. Time and frequency domain solution techniques including convolution and Fourier transforms. Applications to vibration isolation, damping treatment, and dynamic absorbers. Analysis of continuous systems by exact and approximate methods. Applications to buildings, ships, aircraft and offshore structures. Vibration measurement and analysis techniques. Students should possess basic knowledge in structural mechanics and in linear algebra. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

This class has no prerequisites.

1.581J will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by E. Kausel and J. K. Vandiver.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

In the Fall 2014 Subject Evaluations, 1.581J was rated 4.5 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Index of /course/1/1.581 site.

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