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AMME5510: Vibration and Acoustics

2022 unit information

This unit of study 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.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic

Code AMME5510
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
(AMME2301 or AMME9301) and (AMME2200 or AMME2261 or AMME9261) and (AMME2500 or AMME9500)
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. construct simple computer algorithms that will allow more complex geometries to be solved
  • LO2. write an engineering report on an experimental test
  • LO3. present results of an experiment to a peer audience
  • LO4. work effectively in a team to complete a project
  • LO5. manage your group project/assignments
  • LO6. apply a solution to a standard problem
  • LO7. understand the limitations of theory
  • LO8. predict the response characteristics of a structure under excitation
  • LO9. appreciate the social, economic, and legislative aspects of environmental noise, make calculations and measurements necessary to estimate sound levels and noise in machinery, buildings and the outside environment, and make recommendations as to how to best reduce them
  • LO10. undertake experiments and analyse data to verify theoretical predictions

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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