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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ME 252 Dynamics and Vibration


The course emphasizes the proper utilization of vector algebra and free body diagrams to solve problems in engineering dynamics. Vectors are used to describe the action of forces and moments acting on particles (point masses) and rigid bodies and to determine their resulting motion. The course begins with a description of how the topic of Dynamics and Vibration fits into the broad picture of the engineering curriculum, and more particularly, the area known as engineering mechanics. The course then moves into five major areas of study: (1) dynamics of a particle, (2) dynamics of particle systems, (3) planar kinematics of rigid bodies, (4) planar kinetics of rigid bodies, and (5) vibrations of a particle. The course includes laboratory work and use of computer software to model dynamic systems. The course may also include building and testing a dynamical system, the operation of which must meet a set of desired specifications. A written project report is required and evaluated. 3 lecture hours. 3 laboratory hours. Prerequisite: 2.0 or higher in both EGR 250  and MAT 272 .

4 credit hours