ME/AE 455 555/CE 512

Mechanical Vibrations and Control

Fall 2014


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


Office Hours

Prof. Cetinkaya†††††††††††† TA: C. Vallabh††††††††††††† †† Grader Office Hours

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

Tuesday:††††††††††† 1:00-2:30pm ††††††††††††††††† 12:30-2:00††††††††††††††††††††† †† TBA

Wednesday: †††† 1:30-4:30pm ††††††††††††††††† 1:00-3:00††††††††††††††††††††††† †† TBA

Thursday: ††††††† 1:00-2:30pm†††††††††††††††††† No Office Hours††††††††††† †† TBA†††††††

Friday: †††††††††††† No Office Hours †††††††††† No Office Hours††††††††††† †† TBA



ME/AE 455/555 CE 512 Teaching Assistants Information: Chaitanya Vallabh(†† CAMP 242

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

Homework Assignment Drop-off and Pick-up Location: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 and Popplet Sites: ††††


Case Study Materials:

Case I:Vibrational Condition Monitoring

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



Course Web Site:


2011 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

Textbook: D. Inman, Engineering Vibration (4th Edition), Pearson ISBN-10: 0132281732

ISBN-13: 978-0132281737


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: 08/30/2014