Mechanical vibrations

Structure Type: Course
Code: KC23CK70031
Type: Elective
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 4.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Estlander, Ilkka
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
KOTU-2013KOTU   4 autumn   4.0   2016-08-01   2016-12-31  
KOTU-2014KOTU   4 autumn   4.0   2017-08-01   2017-12-31  
KOTU-2015AUTO   4 autumn   4.0   2018-08-01   2018-12-31  
KOTU-2015KOTU   4 autumn   4.0   2018-08-01   2018-12-31  
KOTU-2016AUTO   4 autumn   4.0   2019-08-01   2019-12-31  
KOTU-2016KOTU   4 autumn   4.0   2019-08-01   2019-12-31  

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students will
- understand phenomena pertaining to vibration and their significance in mechanical engineering.
- understand basics of using of CAD/FEM software in dynamic analyses of structures.

In addition student will strengthen design and machine safety competences.

Student's Workload

Will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

No previous studies are required.


- mathematical illustrations of vibration
- vibrations of one degree of freedom
- vibrations of many degrees of freedom
- natural frequencies and natural modes
- damping
- earthquake design according to SFS-EN 1998-1

Recommended or Required Reading

Lecture material

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures and exercises

Assessment Criteria

Satisfactory (1-2): Student knows the basics principals of the course and is able to utilize them.

Good (3-4): Student knows the knowledge objectives of the course well and is cabable to conceive connections between learned issues

Excellent (5): Student knows the knowledge objectives of the course excellent and is able to evaluate and validate content of course

Assessment Methods

Examination and exercises