ME/AE 455 555/CE 512

Mechanical Vibrations and Control

Fall 2013


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

Office Hours: Fall 2013 Office Hours: Tue. 1:30-3:30pm | Wed. 1:30-4:30pm | Thur. 1:30-3:30pm


Teaching Assistant(s): Alex Throop ( and Chaitanya Vallabh (


TA Office Hours: C. Vallabh (Mon 1:30-3:30 | Tue 1:30:3:30) and A. Throop (Tue 10:30-12:30 | Wed 2:30-4:30))


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


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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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: 09/02/2013