MECH 7003 Advanced Dynamic Systems

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 301019

Coordinator Helen Wu Opens in new window

Description This unit covers three-dimensional kinematics and kinetics of a rigid body. The principles of virtual work are used to investigate the equilibrium and dynamics of mechanisms. Some key aspects of mechanical vibrations are introduced, including vibration response, vibration isolation and vibration measurement.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Discipline Mechanical Engineering

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject


Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Use Virtual work to determine the equilibrium position of a mechanism
  2. Analyse the three-dimensional kinematics and kinetics of a rigid body
  3. Model a real world system as a collection of simple mechanical components
  4. Determine the response to free and forced vibrations using standard differential methods or Laplace transforms
  5. Balance a rotating disk to reduce vibrations according to standards
  6. Analyse vibration isolation systems and measurement systems
  7. Verify the theory presented in the lectures by taking the measurements in the real world and use them for verification purposes

Subject Content

1. Virtual work and potential energy method
2. Three-dimensional kinematics and kinetics of a rigid body
3. Modelling a real world system and determining the equations of motion for mechanical systems
4. Response to free and forced vibrations
5. Balancing a rotating disk
6. Vibration isolation
7. Vibration measurement
8. Using Laplace transforms to determine the response to impulse and step forces.


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Final Exam 2 hours 50 N Individual
Four Quizzes 4 x 1 hour 20 N Individual
Research report 10 pages 20 N Individual
Practical Work 2 times x 3 hours each 10 N Individual

Teaching Periods


Parramatta City - Macquarie St


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