On mechanical vibration analysis of a multi degree of freedom system based on arduino and MEMS accelerometers

This paper is aimed at undergraduate students of physics, engineering and mathematics, where a methodology for mechanical vibration analysis of a multi degree of freedom (DOF) excited by an harmonic force in the time and frequency domain is presented. The Arduino microcontroller is used as an acquisition system and low-cost MEMS accelerometers for the instrumentation of the system. System of multi DOF are studied in a great number of problems in mechanical sciences, however its experimental study is not always present in the courses due to the high costs and complexity. These problems are overpassed with the study proposed in this work. Besides, the application presented has an interface with several disciplines in undergraduation and graduation level. The method proposed can be easy implemented and the results obtained had good precision and are in agreement with the literature.