Mechanical Oscillations and Elastic Waves

Course Information
TitleΘΕΩΡΙΑ ΜΗΧΑΝΙΚΩΝ ΤΑΛΑΝΤ. ΚΑΙ ΕΛΑΣΤ. ΚΥΜΑΤΑ / Mechanical Oscillations and Elastic Waves
CodeGGP 540E
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorEmmanuel Scordilis
Course ID40001786

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After successfully complete this course the students will have understood the proccess through which an earthquake produces elastic waves, the properties of each kind of the produced seismic (elastic) waves, the way these waves deform the media through which they are transmitted as well as the characteristics of the forced oscillation of the rocks due to this transmission.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
Course Content (Syllabus)
Mechanical oscillations (harmonic oscillation, superposition of harmonic oscillations, analysis of oscillations, free oscillation, free oscillation with damping, forced oscillation). Theory of elasticity (stress, strain, stress-strain relationship). Elastic waves (wave equation, body waves, surface waves).
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Quality management system of the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Εισαγωγή στη σεισμολογία, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 11254, Έκδοση: 1η έκδ./2005 Συγγραφείς: Παπαζάχος Βασίλειος Κ., Καρακαΐσης Γεώργιος Φ., Χατζηδημητρίου Παναγιώτης Μ., ISBN: 960-431-979-5, Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα, Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): Ζήτη Πελαγία & Σια Ο.Ε. Εισαγωγή στη μηχανική των συνεχών μέσων, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 18548760 Έκδοση: 1η έκδ./1997, Συγγραφείς: Χατζηδημητρίου Ιωάννης Δ.,Μπόζης Γεώργιος Δ. ISBN: 960-7219-39-2, Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα, Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ Α. ΤΖΙΟΛΑ & ΥΙΟΙ Α.Ε.
Additional bibliography for study
1)“Μηχανικές Ταλαντώσεις και Ελαστικά Κύματα” (Β. Παπαζαχου, εκδόσεις Υπηρεσία Δημοσιευμάτων Α.Π.Θ., 1985) (Διανέμεται, μετά από έγκριση του συγγραφέα, υπό μορφή σημειώσεων) 2) Δινέμονται παρουσιάσεις power-point του διδάσκοντα.
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