ME/AE 455 555/CE 512

Mechanical Vibrations and Control

Fall 2017


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


Office Hours

Prof. Cetinkaya†††† †††††††††† Xiaochi Xu††††

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 †† †††††††††† 3:00-5:00pm††



ME/AE 455/555 CE 512 Teaching Assistants Information: Xiaochi Xu††††† CAMP 242†††††††

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

Homework Assignment Drop-off and Pick-up Location for the Boxes:Outside CAMP 242.


Course Syllabus (PDF)

Class Notes

Video Clips

Homework Assignments: Solutions

Old Homework Assignments

Old Exam Problems and Solutions

Background Review Materials




Course Web Site: †††††† ††


Case Study Materials:

Case I:Vibrational Condition Monitoring

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



Course Web Site:


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: 09/06/2017