MECH ENG 7111 - Acoustics and Vibrations PG

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022

Acoustics and vibrations are one of the core pillars of the mechanical engineering discipline, with applications that range from civil structures, architectural and environmental systems, and all forms of mechanical systems including transport vehicles and aircraft. This course introduces the fundamental concepts of acoustics, including characterisation and quantification of sound sources, exposure to noise, and noise control, mitigation, and psychoacoustics. Vibration systems are covered in detail from lumped parameter models through to continuous and multi-degree of freedom systems. Design of vibration control devices, such as vibration isolators and vibration absorbers, is also considered. A strong emphasis is placed on frequency response characteristics for both acoustics and vibration applications, including practical exposure to spectral analysis and its application to predictive maintenance using machine condition monitoring.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MECH ENG 7111
    Course Acoustics and Vibrations PG
    Coordinating Unit School of Mechanical Engineering
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 6 hrs per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Incompatible MECH ENG 7047
    Assumed Knowledge 6 units of Level II Applied Maths courses, MECH ENG 1007, MECH ENG 2019
    Course Description Acoustics and vibrations are one of the core pillars of the mechanical engineering discipline, with applications that range from civil structures, architectural and environmental systems, and all forms of mechanical systems including transport vehicles and aircraft.
    This course introduces the fundamental concepts of acoustics, including characterisation and quantification of sound sources, exposure to noise, and noise control, mitigation, and psychoacoustics. Vibration systems are covered in detail from lumped parameter models through to continuous and multi-degree of freedom systems. Design of vibration control devices, such as vibration isolators and vibration absorbers, is also considered.
    A strong emphasis is placed on frequency response characteristics for both acoustics and vibration applications, including practical exposure to spectral analysis and its application to predictive maintenance using machine condition monitoring.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Anthony Zander

    Course Timetable

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  • Learning Outcomes
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    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Learning Outcome
    Acoustics assignment Summative

    Week 6

    12%
    Vibrations quizzes Formative Weeks 6, 9 5%
    Vibrations assignments Summative Weeks 8, 10 10%
    Vibrating beam prac Summative 14 days after session 5%
    Signal processing quizzes Formative Week 11 4%
    Signal processing assignment Summative Week 12 4%
    Exam Summative 60%
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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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