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AA 242B: Mechanical Vibrations Schedule: Spring 10, M-W-F (2 of 3) 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Units : 3 Venue : EDUC206 Course Description This course is designed for M.S.-level students. It covers the vibrations of discrete systems and continuous structures, and an introduction to the computational dynamics of linear engineering systems. No prior knowledge of structural dynamics is assumed. Course Outline Review of Analytical Dynamics of Discrete Systems – Undamped and Damped Vibrations of N-Degree-of-Freedom Systems – Continuous Systems - Approximation of Continuous Systems by Displacement Methods – Solution Methods for the Eigenvalue Problem - Direct Time-Integration Methods. Prerequisites AA 242A or equivalent (recommended but not required). Basic knowledge of linear algebra and ODEs. Textbook M. Geradin and D. Rixen, Mechanical Vibrations: Theory and Applications to Structural Dynamics, Second Edition, Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated, ISBN-
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Unformatted text preview: 13: 9780471975465. Lecture notes and various reading materials. Instructor Charbel Farhat Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics William F. Durand Building, Room 257, 496 Lomita Mall, Mailcode 4035 Telephone: (650) 723-3840; FAX: (650) 725-3525; e-mail: cfarhat@stanford.edu Students with Documented Disabilities Students who may need an academic accommodation based on the impact of a disability must initiate the request with the Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC) located within the Office of Accessible Education (OAE). SDRC staff will evaluate the request with required documentation, recommend reasonable accommodations, and prepare an Accommodation Letter for faculty dated in the current quarter in which the request is being made. Students should contact the SDRC as soon as possible since timely notice is needed to coordinate accommodations. The OAE is located at 563 Salvatierra Walk (phone: 723-1066)....
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