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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession.

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    Course Outline

    Course Outline

    Preliminary Background, Motivation, Math and Units

     

    SDOF Systems

    1. Modeling & Free Vibration
      1. Equation of Motion
      2. Solution Methods
      3. Example Problem
    2. Damped Free Response
      1. Damping Categories & Solutions
      2. Measurement of Damping 
      3. Typical Damping Values & Example Problem 

    Forced Response of SDOF Systems


    1. Response to Harmonic Excitation (Frequency Response)
    2. Support Excitation, Transmissibility
    3. Response to Arbitrary Transient Excitation
      1. Fourier Analysis
    4. Application in Rocket Engine Turbomachinery
    5. Dynamic Response in Time Domain
      1. Shock Response Spectra

    Structural Systems


    1. Continuous Model
      1. Effective Mass
    2. MDOF Systems
      1. Equations of Motion
      2. Modal Analysis
      3. Finite Element Method
    3. Forced Response of MDOF Systems
      1. Transient vs. Frequency Response
      2. Generalized Coordinates/Modal Superposition
      3. Harmonic Excitation Solution
      4. Transient Excitation Solution
    4. Launch Vehicle (Coupled Loads) Analysis
      1. Flow Diagram of Coupled Loads
      2. Component Mode Synthesis

    Other Topics

    1. Vibration & Modal Testing
    2. Random Vibration (Mile’s Equation)