System dynamics is the study of the response of mechanical and electromechanical systems with changing time. The concepts learned in this unit can be used in a number of engineering disciplines including robotics, control system theory, dynamic response of mechanical, aerospace and marine structural components, manufacturing problems, biomedical engineering and interaction between electrical and mechanical systems. Several examples/design problems will be given to illustrate the principles of dynamics. The emphasis of this course will be on rigid body dynamics, electromechanical systems and computer aided design. The topics covered include kinematics of dynamics systemsmomentum formulation for system of particles, variational formulation for system of particles, dynamics of systems containing rigid bodies and dynamics of electrical and electromechanical systems.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Solve rigid body and multi-particle-body KINEMATICS problems
- Solve particle body KINETICS problems using the Newton- Euler Approach, including the ENERGY and IMPULSE-MOMENTUM formulations of this approach
- Solve rigid body KINETICS problems using the Newton- Euler Approach
- Derive EQUATIONS OF MOTION of mechanical and electrical systems using the variational approach to dynamics of Lagrange.
Problem Sets (5) (30%); Mid-Semester Quizzes (2) (20%); Final Exam (50%)
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4545||17 Feb 2014||07 Mar 2014||31 Mar 2014||30 May 2014||In Person||N/A|