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ME 143 Removal Exam Aug 4, 2014

1. Derive the equations of motion and present in matrix form. (40%)

m = 1 kg
k = 1000 N/m
c = 1000 Ns/m
F = 100 sin30t N

2. Give a possible mode shape equation for the pin joint supported beam shown below for the beam’s 2nd natural
frequency. State the boundary conditions and show that these are satisfied by the mode shape equation. (20%)

3. Design a tuned mass damper for the second figure in problem 1 to avoid resonance at the natural frequency of
the original system. Determine at what frequencies resonance will occur once the tuned mass damper system is
installed. (40%)