Open to students
of all nationalities having a bachelor degree

  • mechanical
  • transport
  • electro

Unique in Europe
two years master studies

  • high level of technical studies


  • combined with language studies

International cooperation
of six renowned universities

  • CTU in Prague
  • HAN
  • ENSTA Bretagne


  • ITB Bandung
  • TU Chemnitz
  • IFP Paris


Double degree
from two countries

  • depending on chosen universities and specialisations


  • Study stay in at least 2 countries

Eight specialisations
offered in the second year of study

  • Advanced Powertrains
  • Design of Vehicles
  • Alternative Powertrains
  • Modelisation and Computation

Eight specialisations
offered in the second year of study

  • Vehicle Dynamics and Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Powertrains
  • Engines and Fuels

Vibration of vehicles

Type Compulsory
Semester Summer
Contact hours 52 (3 + 1)
Number of credits 5
Type of termination Assessment + Exam
Form Lectures + exercises
Lecturers Doc. Dr. Ing. Václav Bauma  

Educate the basics of mechanical vibrations of vehicles


  1. Vibration of mechanical systems with one degree of freedom
    Dynamic and characteristic equations
    Free and forced, undamped and damped vibrations
  2. Vibration of discrete mechanical systems with N degrees of freedom
    Dynamic and characteristic equations
    Free and forced, undamped and damped vibrations. Modal analysis
  3. Methods of continuum discretization. Method of finite elements
    FEM. Mathematical and engineering formulation. Shape functions, transformation matrices, local and global stiffness and mass matrices
  4. Excitation by unbalanced rotating mass and unbalanced mechanisms
    Excitation of vibration of mechanical systems by unbalanced dynamic forces
    Balancing of slider-crank mechanisms
  5. Torsional, bending vibrations. Rotor dynamics.
    Modelling of torsional, beam and rotor mechanical systems
    Design and optimization of parameters of vibrational mechanical systems
  6. Machine mounting
    Modelling of machine mounting
    Design of parameters of machine mounting
  7. Controlled vibration suppression
    Vibration suprression by isolation, absorption and compensation. Actuators.
    Synthesis of controlled vibration suppression
  8. Introduction into nonlinear vibrations
    Nonlinear elements in mechanical vibration systems
    New dynamic phenomena of nonlinear vibrations

Study materials

  1. Lecturing material and hand-outs
  2. Thomson, W.T., Dahleh, M.D.: Theory of Vibrations with Applications, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs 1998
    Inmann, D.J.: Engineering Vibrations, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs 1996 (basic textbooks)

Czech Technical University in Prague

Technicka 4
16607 Prague 6
Czech republic

Phone: +420 224 352 499
Fax: +420 224 352 500


ITB – Institut Teknologi Bandung
Faculty of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Jl. Ganesa 10
40132 Bandung

Phone: +62-22-2504243
Fax: +62-22-2534099


TU Chemnitz
Technische Universität Chemnitz Fakultät für Maschinenbau

Reichenhainerstr. 70, A016
D-09126 Chemnitz
Deutschland (Germany)

Phone: +49 371 531 31079
Fax: +49 371 531 831079


HAN – Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen
Institut of Automotive Engineering and Management

Ruitenberglaan 29
NL-6802 CC Arnhem
The Netherlands

Phone: +31 (0)6 55 20 88 19
Phone: +31 (0)26 365 82 15


ENSTA Bretagne
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées Bretagne

2, rue Francois Verny
F-29806 Brest Cedex 9

Phone: +33 (0)2 98 34 89 11
Fax: +33 (0)2 98 34 88 00


CTU in Prague
Coordinator of MAE

Gabriela Achtenová

IT Bandung | Head of Mechanical
Design Research Group

Andi Isra Mahyuddin

TU Chemnitz
Coordinator of MAE

Diana Lohse

HAN in Arnhem
Masters program manager

Kea Bouwman

ENSTA Bretagne
Coordinator of MAE

Yann Marco