ENME203-17S2 (C) Semester Two 2017

Dynamics and Vibrations

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2017
End Date: Sunday, 19 November 2017
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 July 2017
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 13 October 2017


Dynamics and kinematics of machine elements; derivations and fundamental analysis of equation of motion of single-degree-of-freedom systems; vibrations: free and forced vibrations (harmonic, periodic, quasi- and aperiodic), introduction to computational methods to solve differential equations (Euler, Newmark-Beta), multi-degree-of-freedom systems.

The course will equip students with in-depth knowledge in dynamics, vibrations, and kinematics as a fundamental element of Mechanical Engineering and a prerequisite to proposed streams in subsequent professional years.

Learning Outcomes

 Understanding of how to codify real-life observations (related to things in motion) with the help of mathematic-mechanical expressions.
 Ability to derive equations of motion of mechanical systems (machine elements and machines) by taught kinematic and dynamic methods.
 Ability to analyse mechanical systems for linear behaviour.
 Ability to independently apply methods and analysis to a wider and yet-unknown spectrum of real-life engineering problems.


Subject to the approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry


ENME223; ENME331

Course Coordinator

Stefanie Gutschmidt


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Final exam 40%
Project 30% Part 1 due Friday 11th August at 5pm, Part 2 due Wednesday 13th September at 5pm, Part 3 due Monday 16th October at 5pm.
Test 1 23 Aug 2017 30%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Hibbeler, R C; Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics ; 13th; Pearson.

Inman, D J; Engineering Vibration ; 3rd; Prentice Hall, 2008.

Meriam, J L. Kraige, L G; Engineering Mechanics ; 5th; Wiley, 2003.

Moon, F. C; The machines of Leonardo da Vinci and Franz Reuleaux : kinematics of machines from the Renaissance to the 20th century ; Springer, 2007.

Palm, W J; Mechanical Vibration ; John Wiley, 2007.

Rao, S S; Mechanical Vibrations ; 5th; Prentice Hall, 2011.

Software; The MathWorks Inc ; Release 14; MATLAB Student-Version, 2004.

Steidel, Robert F; An introduction to mechanical vibrations ; 3rd ed.; Wiley, 1989.

Wilson, Charles E. , Sadler, J. Peter; Kinematics and dynamics of machinery ; 3rd ed; Pearson Education, 2003.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $919.00

International fee $5,000.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Mechanical Engineering .

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  • ENME203-17S2 (C) Semester Two 2017