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Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET)

MET 440 Vibrations for Technologists (3:) Principles of basic vibration theory, vibration measurement, data acquisition and analysis, and the effective presentation of vibration data.

MET 440 Vibrations for Technologists (3)

This course will introduce students to basic vibration theory. The theoretical topics will include lumped parameter, single degree-of-freedom and multi degree-of-freedom systems with descriptions of damping models, transmissibility, and transient behavior. Simple continuous systems will also be described. The focus of the course will be on data acquisition and data analysis and on practical vibration solutions. Students learn how to install various measurement devices and how to discriminatively process vibration signals. They also learn effective ways of presenting data to engineering and management. The practical vibration solutions presented will allow the student to understand and solve general problems typically encountered by a technologist in industry.

Student performance will be evaluated by exams, graded homework, assignments, and laboratory reports.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: MET 206 orE MCH 212;MATH 211 orMATH 250;MET 341 . Prerequisite or concurrent:MET 415

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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