Vibration Analysis

Lecturer(s): Olivier DESSOMBZ
Course ⋅ 12 hTC ⋅ 16 hPW ⋅ 4 hAutonomy ⋅ 12 hStudy ⋅ 4 h


Within the framework of general mechanics and structural mechanics, the course constitutes an introduction to vibration mechanics and an opening towards non-linear phenomena and the stability of mechanical systems.

Palabras clave

Vibrations, discrete / continuous systems, damping, modal synthesis, non-linear systems


  • Discrete Systems Program : Vibration response of systems. Insulation and damping of systems. Modal synthesis.
  • Continuous systems : Calculation of beam modes. Building discrete models. Application of the finite element method.
  • Non-linear systems.
  • Stability of mechanical systems.

Learning Outcomes

  • To know how to put into equations a mechanical system within the framework of small movements.
  • Know how to calculate normal eigenmodes and use them in modal synthesis.
  • Understand the major approximation methods, in particular the finite elements method.
  • Know how to take into account non-linearities in vibratory mechanics.


Score = 50% knowledge + 50% know-how Knowledge score = 100% terminal exam Know-how score = 100% continuous assessment