ME-341 Mechanical Vibration

Fall 2015

Prepared By

Ahmed Mohamed Nagib Elmekawy, Ph.D., P.E.

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Alexandria University

Mechanical Vibration

Course Description

Vibrations in machines and structures are typically undesirable as they produce stresses, energy losses and increased bearing loads. They contribute to structural wear and can lead to passenger discomfort in vehicles.

This course covers the vibrations of discrete systems and continuous structures and introduces the computational dynamics of linear engineering systems. Learn how to derive equations of motion and design vibration isolation systems. Gain an understanding of the concepts of natural frequencies and mode shapes and their significance. Complete system modeling tasks and formulate equations to measure and ultimately minimize vibrations.


Reference Books

1. Methods of Analytical Dynamics by L. Meirovitch



Ahmed Mohamed Nagib Elmekawy

Office: 3rd floor-Mechanical Engineering Building,



Office Hours

Instructor: TBD


This term we will be using Piazza for class discussion. The system is highly catered to getting you help fast and efficiently from classmates, the TA, and myself. Rather than emailing questions to the teaching staff, I encourage you to post your questions on Piazza.


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