ENME203-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Dynamics and Vibrations

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018


Dynamics and kinematics of machine elements; derivations and fundamental analysis of equation of motion of single-degree-of-freedom systems; vibrations: free and forced vibrations (harmonic, periodic, quasi- and aperiodic), introduction to computational methods to solve differential equations (Euler, Newmark-Beta), multi-degree-of-freedom systems.

The course will equip students with in-depth knowledge in dynamics, vibrations, and kinematics as a fundamental element of Mechanical Engineering and a prerequisite to proposed streams in subsequent professional years.

Learning Outcomes

 Understanding of how to codify real-life observations (related to things in motion) with the help of mathematic-mechanical expressions.
 Ability to derive equations of motion of mechanical systems (machine elements and machines) by taught kinematic and dynamic methods.
 Ability to analyse mechanical systems for linear behaviour.
 Ability to independently apply methods and analysis to a wider and yet-unknown spectrum of real-life engineering problems.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


Subject to the approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry


ENME223; ENME331

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 15:00 C3 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 C3 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 C2 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 14:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 465 (20/7-24/8, 14/9-19/10)
John Britten 117 HP Seminar Room (20/7-24/8, 14/9-19/10)
16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Thursday 16:00 - 18:00 Ernest Rutherford 141 (19/7-23/8, 13/9-18/10)
Jack Erskine 244 (19/7-23/8, 13/9-18/10)
16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 16:00 - 17:30 A5 Lecture Theatre (13/9)
K1 Lecture Theatre (13/9)
10 Sep - 16 Sep

Course Coordinator

Stefanie Gutschmidt


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Final exam 40%
Project 30%
Test 1 30% 90 minute test, closed book


Recommended Reading

Hibbeler, R C; Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics; 13th; Pearson.

Inman, D J; Engineering Vibration; 3rd; Prentice Hall, 2008.

Meriam, J L. Kraige, L G; Engineering Mechanics; 5th; Wiley, 2003.

Moon, F. C; The machines of Leonardo da Vinci and Franz Reuleaux : kinematics of machines from the Renaissance to the 20th century; Springer, 2007.

Palm, W J; Mechanical Vibration; John Wiley, 2007.

Rao, S S; Mechanical Vibrations; 5th; Prentice Hall, 2011.

Software; The MathWorks Inc; Release 14; MATLAB Student-Version, 2004.

Steidel, Robert F; An introduction to mechanical vibrations; 3rd ed.; Wiley, 1989.

Wilson, Charles E. , Sadler, J. Peter; Kinematics and dynamics of machinery; 3rd ed; Pearson Education, 2003.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $937.00

International fee $5,125.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Mechanical Engineering.

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