ENME 462 - Vibration, Controls, and Optimization II

3 Credits


Control Systems Engineering, 7th Ed., by Norman S. Nise, John Wiley & Sons, 2015. ISBN : 978-1-118-17051-9


ENME 351
ENME 361


Continuation of ENME 361. Fundamentals of vibration, controls, and optimization. Analysis and design in time, Laplace and frequency domains. Mathematical descriptions of system response, system stability, control and optimization. Optimal design of mechanical systems.


In this course the student will develop and/or refine the following areas of knowledge:

  • General engineering problem formulation, organization, solution, and solution optimization methodologies
  • Mathematical descriptions of systems
  • Analysis in time and frequency domains
  • Control systems analysis and stability
  • Transfer functions
  • Block diagrams
  • Design of feedback systems
  • State-space analysis and controller design
  • Linear algebra and linear differential equations
  • MATLAB environment


  • Laplace Transforms
  • Transfer Functions
  • System Modeling: Mechanical, Electrical, Electromechanical
  • Transient Response: 1st Order, 2nd Order
  • Block Diagrams
  • Steady State Error
  • Stability
  • Root Locus
  • Gain Adjustment/Generalized Root Locus
  • Compensation: PI, PD, PID
  • Bode Plots
  • Phase and Gain Margin

Learning Outcomes 

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Class/Laboratory Schedule 

  • Two 50 minute lectures and one 110 minute discussion each week

Last Updated By 
Dr. Munther Hassouneh, June 2017