Foundation Course on Vibration Analysis – Theory and FEM

About Course

The course aims to Cover Vibration Analysis - Theory and Finite Element Analysis with Hands on Sessions and Industrial Case Studies.


The course covers the concepts of vibrations and its applications. Study of vibrations is important to mechanical, aeronautical and civil engineers. It is necessary for a design engineer to have a sound knowledge of vibration and ensure that the intended functional requirements are achieved. The emphasis is on application to common engineering situations carried out often in industry using finite element method. The study of dynamic characteristic of any system using Finite Element Analysis are useful in design optimization and validation, Hence, designer must be able to clarify many queries.

The main objective of the course is to prepare the participants to tackle complex and frontier technological problems in dynamics. Thus, participants will gain theoretical knowledge and its practical applications with the ability to solve vibration problems using finite element analysis software. The participants will also be trained to identify and rectify the errors while solving dynamics problems and interpret the results from the analysis. The course is composed of fifty percent theory and fifty percent hands on commercial software in solving vibration problems.

What Will I Learn?

  • Understand theoretical principles of vibration and the knowledge of vibration analysis techniques for the practical problems.
  • Understand the importance of vibrations in the design of parts/component subjected to dynamics.
  • Apply Newton’s equation of motion and energy methods to solve most relevant problems in engineering domain
  • Choose among various numerical methods for approximate solutions for complex vibration problems.
  • Apply finite element method and demonstrate the software for solving a dynamics and vibration problems.
  • Ability to identify and rectify the errors while solving dynamics and vibration problems
  • Knowledge to interpret the results (frequencies and mode shapes) from finite element analysis

Topics for this course

9 Lessons100h

Introduction to Vibrations

Draft Lesson

Single Degree of Freedom Un-damped Free Vibrations

Single Degree of Freedom Damped Free Vibrations

Single Degree of Freedom of Forced Vibrations

Two Degrees of Freedom Systems

Multi Degree of Freedom Systems

Continuous System

Practical : Natural Frequency of Single Degree of Freedom

Practical : Damped Frequency of Single Degree of Freedom

Practical : Forced Vibration of Single Degree of Freedom

Practical : Forced Vibration due to Rotating and Reciprocating Unbalance

Practical Natural Frequency and Mode Shapes of

Modal Analysis of Beam and Shaft for different B.C

Modal Analysis of String, Bar for different B.C

Industrial Application – Two Problems

About the instructor

Dr. Jagadish T

Director, Research and Development

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54 Courses

5 students


Material Includes

  • Technical Delivery of the Course
  • Practical Simulation Case Studies
  • Study Materials of the Course


  • The prerequisites required are basic knowledge of physics, mathematics, numerical techniques, basic of dynamics, basic of finite element method and general engineering related topics.

Target Audience

  • Engineering students / Graduates / Research Scholars / Teachers / Technical staff / Design engineers/CAE Engineers/Engineers and analysts who are working in Mechanical, automotive, aerospace, civil, railways, defence, nuclear energy, thermal power, wind and related Industry involving design analysis can participate.
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