• Offered by Research School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Jochen Trumpf
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Solve rigid body and multi-particle-body KINEMATICS problems
  2. Solve particle body KINETICS problems using the Newton- Euler Approach, including the ENERGY and IMPULSE-MOMENTUM formulations of this approach
  3. Solve rigid body KINETICS problems using the Newton- Euler Approach
  4. Derive EQUATIONS OF MOTION of mechanical and electrical systems using the variational approach to dynamics of Lagrange.

Indicative Assessment

Problem Sets (5) (30%); Mid-Semester Quizzes (2) (20%); Final Exam (50%)

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Workload

3-4 hours a week not including assessment items or lecture periods

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed MATH1014 or MATH1116.

Prescribed Texts

none

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1650
2004 $2190
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2298
2008 $2592
2009 $2850
2010 $2916
2011 $2946
2012 $2946
2013 $2946
2014 $2952
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3450
2004 $3450
2005 $3534
2006 $3618
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

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

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