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2013-2014 FALL SEMESTER

AE 463 Mechanical Vibrations


MID-TERM 1
November 18
th
, 2013, Duration:120 min

1. Replace the given system by an equivalent system using "energy principle". Use "x", the
displacement of the mass centre of the disk, as generalized coordinate. Note that disk of
mass "m" rolls without slip. AB and CD are rigid massless bars. BC is an inextensible cord.
[08 points]


2. Using the indicated generalized coordinate, use Newton's Law to derive the differential
equation governing the motion of the system given below and also determine the system's
undamped natural frequency. Note that the small angle assumption is used. [08 points]


3. Determine x
1
(t) for the system given below. [09 points]