This module will help the students to understand the fundamental concepts in Kinematics and Dynamics of multi-body systems. It provides an understanding of the application of simple
mathematical models to vibration problems in engineering using different levels of approximation/complexity and some practical experience of vibration measurement and the interpretation of vibration effects. By completing this module an acoustical engineering student will appreciate how simple mechanisms forming a complex machine can be the source of vibration and a
mechanical student can appreciate the response of a machine to such excitations.
The course assumes knowledge of elementary vector algebra and the concepts of time and partial derivatives. An elementary Physics course covering Newton's laws or course(s) on Statics and
Dynamics can be very helpful in understanding the material covered as the course reviews these topics and then applies them to more complex problems. There will be equal emphasis placed on
gaining both analytical understanding and insight/intuition on the subject. The material presented in the lectures will emphasize the analytical component of the subject, while with the assignment
(through coding and modelling) and the experimental laboratory work will encourage students to see beyond equations. This module will provide a pre-requisite understanding for more advanced topics
such as vibration measurement and analysis with numerical tools such as Finite Element Method Analysis and will prepare the students for automotive modules.