ME/AE 455 555/CE 512

Mechanical Vibrations and Control

Fall 2015


Instructor:Prof. «. «etinkaya, Dept. of Mechanical and Aero. Engineering


Office Hours

Prof. Cetinkaya†††††††††††††††††††† Sohaib Obeid

Monday: †††††††††††††††††† No Office Hours††††††††††††††††††† No Office Hours††

Tuesday:††††††††††††††††††† 1:00-2:30pm ††††††††††††††††††††††††† No Office Hours††††††††††

Wednesday: †††††††††††† 1:30-3:30pm ††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1:00-3:00pm†† ††

Thursday:†††††††††††††††† 1:00-2:30pm†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1:00-3:00pm†† ††††††††††

Friday: †††††††††††††††††††† No Office Hours †††††††††††††††††† 2:00-4:00pm††



ME/AE 455/555 CE 512 Teaching Assistants Information: Sohaib Obeid ††††††† CAMP 271†††† (315) 268-6586

TA Office Hour Meeting Place:†† Outside CAMP 250 (Reserved for Class)

Homework Assignment Drop-off and Pick-up Location:Outside CAMP 271.


Course Syllabus (PDF)

Class Notes

Video Clips

Homework Assignments: Solutions

Old Homework Assignments

Old Exam Problems and Solutions

Background Review Materials




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Case Study Materials:

Case I:Vibrational Condition Monitoring

Case II: Fracking Vibrations and Noise in Oil and Gas Exploration



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2015 Catalog Data for ME 455/AE 455: (3 credits) Fundamentals, free vibration, harmonically excited vibration, transient vibration, multi-degree freedom systems, vibration measurements, introduction to control theory, linear feedback control, vibration control, adaptive and optimal control, and numerical methods.


Prerequisite by Topic: ES 223 Rigid Body Dynamics

Other Reference Materials: for review video clips on math/physics basics.


Instructor: Prof. C. Cetinkaya, Dept. of Mech. and Aero. Eng., CAMP 241,


Prepared by: C. Cetinkaya†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Date: 08/20/2015