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# Single Degree of Freedom:

1. A slender but rigid prismatic bar AB of weight W and length l is hinged at A and supported in a
horizontal position by a vertical spring attached to it at C. For small amplitudes of rotational
oscillations of the bar in a vertical plane, calculate the period of oscillation if the spring has
constant stiffness K and negligible mass. (Vibration Problems in Engineering Young,
Timoshenko- Fifth Edition Sum no 1.3.4)

2. Determine the undamped response of a one-degree system to the forcing function in the figure.
(Vibration Problems in Engineering Young, Timoshenko- Fifth Edition Sum no 1.12.3)

3. The system showed simulates a vehicle travelling on a rough road. Let the vehicle velocity be
uniform. Calculate the response z(t) as well as force transmitted to the vehicle. (Fundamentals
of Vibration Meirowitch international edition 2001)

4. Determine the undamped response of a one-degree system to the parabolic forcing function Q =
Q1(t-t1)2/ t12 in the figure. (Vibration Problems in Engineering Young, Timoshenko- Fifth
Edition Sum no 1.12.6)

5. A simply supported beam carries an electric motor of weight W=2000 lb at midspan. The
stiffness of the beam is such that static deflection at the midspan is 0.10 in; and viscous damping
is such that after 10 cycles of free vibration, the amplitude is reduced to half of its initial value.
The motor runs at 600rpm and, due to unbalance in the rotor, sets up a centrifugal force
Q=500lb at this speed. Neglecting the distributed mass of the beam, find the amplitude of steady
state forced vibrations. (Vibration Problems in Engineering Young, Timoshenko- Fifth Edition
Sum no 1.9.1)

6. A scissors jack is used to lift a load W. The links of the jack are rigid and the collars can slide
freely on the shaft against the springs of stiffnesses k1 and k2. Find the natural frequency of
vibration of the weight in the vertical direction. (Mechanical Vibrations - S. S. Rao Fifth Edition
Sum no 2.22)

7. Figure shows a spacecraft with four solar panels. Each panel has the dimensions 5 ft * 3 ft * 1 ft
with a weight density 0.1 lb/cu.in. and is connected to the body of the spacecraft by aluminium
rods of length 12 in. and diameter 1 in. Assuming that the body of the spacecraft is very large
(rigid), determine the natural frequency of vibration of each panel about the axis of the
connecting aluminium rod. (Mechanical Vibrations - S. S. Rao Fifth Edition Sum no 2.68)

## 8. A boy riding a bicycle can be modelled as a spring-mass-damper system with an equivalent

weight, stiffness, and damping constant of 800 N, 50,000 N/m, and 1,000 N-s/m, respectively.
The differential setting of the concrete blocks on the road caused the level surface to decrease
suddenly, as indicated in Figure. If the speed of the bicycle is 5 m/s (18 km/hr), determine the
displacement of the boy in the vertical direction. Assume that the bicycle is free of vertical
vibration before encountering the step change in the vertical displacement. (Mechanical
Vibrations - S. S. Rao Fifth Edition Sum no 2.106)

9. Derive the equation of motion and find the steady-state response of the system shown for
rotational motion about the hinge O for the following data k1 = k2 = 5000 N/m, = 1000 rpm. a
= 0.25 m, b = 0.5 m, l = 1 m, M = 50 kg, m = 10 kg, F0 = 500 N (Mechanical Vibrations - S. S. Rao
Fifth Edition Sum no 3.24)

10. A video camera, of mass 2.0 kg, is mounted on the top of a bank building for surveillance. The
video camera is fixed at one end of a tubular aluminum rod whose other end is fixed to the
building as shown in Fig. 3.50. The wind-induced force acting on the video camera, f(t), is found
to be harmonic with f(t) = 25 cos 75.3984t N. Determine the cross-sectional dimensions of the
aluminum tube if the maximum amplitude of vibration of the video camera is to be limited to
0.005 m. (Mechanical Vibrations - S. S. Rao Fifth Edition Sum no 3.37)