San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
25.224.1 - 25.224.11
Assessment of a well designed Mechanical Vibrations Course Most of the time, mechanical vibration poses a highly undesirable aspect in the area ofmanufacturing. This is because vibrations waste energy and create unwanted noise. Inaddition, vibrations may cause unnecessary wear and tear on bearings and foundation structuresof large equipment such as gasoline and diesel engines. Vibrations are frequently encounteredwith turbines and electric motors and generators. Therefore it is very important thatmanufacturing engineers study, in depth the topic of mechanical vibrations. According to thelaws of physics, sound and vibrations are very closely related. In other words, if one’sobjective is to reduce noise, one has to reduce vibrations. In this presentation the author provides guidelines towards generating a mathematicsbased curriculum in the area of mechanical vibrations. He draws from his experience and alsofrom various textbooks and relates them to the curriculum that is normally encountered in amechanical engineering program. He also provides outlines for conducting assessment usingappropriate data. This assessment data will be extremely useful for implementing ContinuousQuality Improvement. He also provides examples and analyzes assessment data.
Narayanan, M. (2012, June), Assessment of a Well-designed Mechanical Vibrations Course Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. https://peer.asee.org/20984
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