44863 - Mechanics of Machines (Graduate Course)

Academic Year 2008/2009

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Second cycle degree programme (LS) in Mechanical Engineering (cod. 0454)

Learning outcomes

The course treats with some problems of Dynamics of Machinery and Mechanical Vibration not treated in the course of Mechanics of Machinery L.

Course contents

1. Mechanical vibration. a )
Lumped parameter systems. Free and forced vibration of systems with one, two or many dof. Modal analysis. Modal approach . b ) Distributed parameter systems: string, rods, bars, beams, membranes. c ) Vibration testing. Measurement hardware. Piezoelectric accelerometer. Digital signal processing. Fourier transform. Frequency measurement. d ) Experimental modal analysis. e ) Elastodynamic modeling of mechanical systems.

2. Dynamics of Machinery. Kinematics and Dynamics of rigid body and multibody systems .

3. Rotor .dynamics Rotor balancing. In-field balancing. Flexible rotors. Applications .


Funaioli E., Maggiore A., Meneghetti U., "Lezioni di Meccanica applicata alle macchine", Vol. II

Teaching methods


Assessment methods

Final oral exam.

Teaching tools

Teacher's notes.

Office hours

See the website of Umberto Meneghetti