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Assignment 01 Due date: 2019-09-11, 23:59 IST.

A diver of mass 50kg at the end of cantilever diving board of 1m length. The diver oscillates at a frequency of 2Hz. What is the flexural rigidity EI of the

diving board?

2632 N.m2
2830 N.m2
2750 N.m2

3000 N.m2

A spring mass system (stiffness k, and mass m) has natural period of 0.5s When a 0.5kg mass added to the mass m the natural period increases by

0.1s. What are the mass m and stiffness k?

1.4kg, 199.45 N/m

1.14kg, 179.45 N/m

1.18kg, 179.45 N/m

1.2kg, 179.45 N/m

How many free vibration cycles are required to reduce the displacement amplitude of a system with damping ratio ζ to 10% of its initial amplitude? The

initial velocity is zero.

(Hint ζ<<1 )

3.14/ ζ

0.416/ ζ

0.366/ ζ

3.41/ ζ

A mass m is hung at the midspan of a massless simply supported beam using a spring of stiffness k. The flexural rigidity of the beam is EI and its

length is L. What is the natural frequency of the system?


Assignment 02
Due date: 2019-09-11, 23:59 IST.
A sensitive instrument with weight 100 Ib is to be installed at a location where the vertical acceleration is 0.1g at a frequency of 10Hz. This instrument

is mounted on a rubber pad of stiffness 80 Ib/in. and damping ratio for the system is 10%. W hat will be the value of transmissibility
(TR) ?

0.104

1.04

0.41

0.401

An SDF system is excited by a sinusoidal force. At resonance the amplitude of displacement was measured to be 2 in. At an exciting frequency of

one-tenth the natural frequency of the system . The displacement amplitude was measured to be 0.2 in. Estimate the damping ratio of the system.

0.005

0.05

0.07

0.007

A sensitive instrument with weight 100 Ib is to be installed at a location where the vertical acceleration
is 0.1g at a frequency of 10Hz. This instrument is mounted on a rubber pad of stiffness 80 Ib/in. and
damping ratio for the system is 10%. What acceleration is transmitted to the instrument?

0.05g

0.01g

0.015g

0.02g

In a forced vibration test under harmonic excitation it was noted that the amplitude of motion at
resonance was exactly four times the amplitude at an excitation frequency 20% higher than the
resonant frequency. Determine the damping ratio of the system.
(Hint: Assume damping is very small)

0.0576

0.0287

0.287

0.00287