44590 - Dynamics and Vibrations of Machines (Graduate Course)

Academic Year 2008/2009

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Second cycle degree programme (LS) in Electric Engineering (cod. 0232)

Learning outcomes

This course leads to deepen the study of technical topics regarding machine and mechanical system dynamics. Mechanical system modeling and analytical/experimental approaches to vibration analysis are extensively treated.

Course contents

1. Dynamics of Machines.

2. Fundamental of mechanical vibrations.

3. Single Degree of Freedom Systems.

4. Two Degree of Freedom Systems.

5. N Degree of Freedom Systems.

6. Continuous Systems.

7. Vibration measurements and modal analysis.

8. Lumped parameter modelling.

9. Finite element method: an introduction.


1. Funaioli E. Maggiore A., Meneghetti U., Lezioni di Meccanica applicata alle macchine, Vol. II, ed. Pàtron, Bologna.

2. Rao S.S., Mechanical vibrations, Third edition, Addison Wesley Pub. Company, 1995.

3. Ewins D.J., Modal testing : theory, practice and application, 2nd edition, Baldock (England), Research Studies press, 2000.

4. Notes from the lecturer.

5. Material about class exercises.

Assessment methods

Oral examination.

Teaching tools

Blackboard, videoprojector, Overheadprojector. Experimental measurement equipment.

Links to further information


Office hours

See the website of Alessandro Zanarini