26h Th, 26h Pr, 5h Labo., 10h Proj.
Number of credits
|Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering||5 crédits|
|Master of Science (MSc) in Aerospace Engineering||5 crédits|
|Master of Science (MSc) in Mechanical Engineering (EMSHIP+, Erasmus Mundus)||5 crédits|
Language(s) of instruction
Organisation and examination
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents
The course provides the fundamentals of the dynamics of mechanical systems.
- Review of Lagrangian and Newtonian dynamics and application to simple mechanical systems.
- Single and multiple degrees-of-freedom systems: fundamentals(resonance frequency and mode-shape), response prediction to forced excitations.
- Continuous systems and discretisation methods.
- Dynamic behavior of rotating machines: critical speeds, balancing methods.
Learning outcomes of the learning unit
The objective is to give to the students a solid background in the modelling and the simulation of the dynamical behavior of mechanical structures. Typical vibration problems encountered in mechanical systems and rotating machines will illustrate the theory.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills
This course requires basic knowledge of fundamental calculus, differential equations and applied mechanics.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course will also propose practice exercises and homeworks.
Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)
face-to-face and distance learning (see organizational remarks).
Organisational adjustments related to the current health context
If the sanitary conditions do not allow to be present at the university, the exam will be organised orally by visio-conference.
Recommended or required readings
Dynamique des systèmes mécaniques
Edited by the Centrale des Cours de l'AEES
Assessment methods and criteria
The final grade is based on the written examinations and on the homework reports. No document is allowed during the examinations.
A. Written examination of theory (30%) The theory examination consists in:
- answering to one question of theory drawn in the list available on eCampus;
- giving some brief definitions and/or answering to a multiple-choice questionnaire.
C. Project (30%)
Written reports on the proposed homeworks are mandatory. The note of the homeworks is taken into account for the second session but is not reported in case of final failure.
There is no partial exemption for the examinations.
The organisation will be explained in details during the first lecture.
Jean-Claude Golinval (JC.Golinval@uliege.be)
Assistant : Elise Delhez (email@example.com)