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Principles of Vibration Control

About the course
Vibration is undesirable in most engineering systems. The ill effects of vibration include fatigue failure, severe damages due to resonance, malfunctioning of sensitive instruments/systems, loss of accuracy of workpiece due to vibration of machine tools, etc. This course will give a brief overview about the various strategies to control such vibrations in systems and principle behind them.

Intended audience



Basics of Mechanical Vibrations

Industry support – List of companies/industry that will recognize/value this online course
Oil, Space, Manufacturing industries

Course instructor

Prof. Bishakh Bhattacharya is currently Dr. Gurumukh D. Mehta and Veena M. Mehta Chair Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and joint faculty Design Programme, IIT Kanpur. His research interest primarily lies in vibration control, structural health monitoring, energy harvesting system, intelligent system design and Child-Reconfigurable Robot Interaction.

Course layout

Week 1: Introduction to Vibration control
Week 2:
Dynamic Properties and Selection of Materials
Week 3: Dynamic Vibration Absorbers
Week 4: Principles of Active Vibration Control

List of reference books
  • Principles of Vibration Control, A. K. Mallik, Affiliated East-West Press, India
  • Vibration Control of Active Structures, A Premount, Springer Publication.
  • Passive Vibration Control, Denys J. Mead, Wiley Publication
More details about the course

Course url: https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc17_me06
Course duration: 4 weeks
Start date and end date of course: 20 February 2017 - 17 March 2017
Date of exam:  23 April 2017
Time of exam: Shift 1: 9am-12noon; Shift 2: 2pm-5pm
Any one shift can be chosen to write the exam for a course

Final List of exam cities will be available in exam registration form.
Registration url - Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
Exam Fee: The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee of approximately Rs 1000 needs to be paid.


E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score.

Final score = 25% assignment score + 75% exam score
25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of scores of Best 3 out of 4 assignments 

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup. It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kanpur. It will be e-verifiable at