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Advanced mechanical modelling


Mechanical systems

The basis of behavior under preload is highlighted through the study of fatigue life of shafts, angular contact bearings, fasteners, interference shaft assemblies and mechanical springs.



Training to the fundamental basis of plasticity, creep and mechanical damage.


Vibrations of industrial structures

Real vibrations : slightly non-linear vibrations – random vibrations, shocks – vibrations of rotating machines

Experimental techniques : sensors and actuators in vibrations, environmental testing in vibrations and shocks, experimental modal analysis.


At the end of this module, the student will have understood and be able to explain how works a pre-stressed (or preloaded) mechanical system, basis of fracture mechanics and experimental technics of vibrating control.


The student will be able to identify mechanical systems that are preloaded, discuss with a specialist of fracture mechanics and use the experimental devices of vibtaing control.


Needed prerequisite

Mechanical design (2nd and 3rd Years)
Materials sciences
Dynamic systems (3rd Years)
Power transmission case study (3rd and 4th Years)

Form of assessment

The evaluation of outcome prior learning is made as a continuous training during the semester. According ot the teaching, the assessment will be different: as a written exam, an oral exam, a record, a written report, peers review...