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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Some background in Mechanical Engineering is necessary

Hours to complete

Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 2-3 hours per week, depending on your background. ...
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Subtitles: English
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Some background in Mechanical Engineering is necessary

Hours to complete

Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 2-3 hours per week, depending on your background. ...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

SIMPLE WAVES

Presentation of the models of continuous systems and application for non-dispersive waves...
Reading
8 videos (Total 56 min), 1 quiz
Video8 videos
1.0 Welcome to the course2m
1.1 About waves and vibrations4m
1.2 Continuous solid systems7m
1.3 Continuous fluid systems12m
1.4 Non-dispersive waves9m
1.5 Sound and tsunamis11m
1.6 Research topics: Aeroacoustics4m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 1
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

COMPLEX WAVES

Introduction to non-dispersive waves and their properties...
Reading
6 videos (Total 55 min), 1 quiz
Video6 videos
2.2 Beams and ship waves8m
2.3 Guided waves10m
2.4 Seismic waves10m
2.5 Lab session : wave flume6m
2.6 Research topic: ship wakes5m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 2
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

MODES

How combining waves with boundary conditions leads to the existence of particular solutions, modes. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 52 min), 1 quiz
Video6 videos
3.2 Modes9m
3.3 Mode orthogonality9m
3.4 Modal superposition10m
3.5 Lab session: waves and modes5m
3.6 Research topic : shocks in bars9m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 3
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

MORE MODES

The concept of modes is now applied to a large variety of systems, both fluids and solids...
Reading
6 videos (Total 54 min), 1 quiz
Video6 videos
4.2 Sloshing modes7m
4.3 Acoustic modes8m
4.4 Modes of structures9m
4.5 Lab session: moving a building9m
4.6 Research topic: new loudspeakers9m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 4

Instructors

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Emmanuel de Langre

Professor
Mechanics
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Olivier Doaré

Professor
IMSIA, ENSTA Paristech
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Jean François Semblat

Professor ENSTA-ParisTech
Mechanics

About École Polytechnique

L’École polytechnique associe recherche, enseignement et innovation au meilleur niveau scientifique et technologique mondial pour répondre aux défis du XXIe siècle. En tête des écoles d’ingénieur françaises depuis plus de 200 ans, sa formation promeut une culture d’excellence scientifique pluridisciplinaire, ouverte dans une forte tradition humaniste. ...

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