• Offered by Research School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Engineering
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Guodong Shi
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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System dynamics is the study of the response of engineering systems with changing time. The concepts learned in this unit can be used in a number of engineering disciplines including mechatronics, and in particular robotics, mechanical, electrical, aerospace and marine engineering, manufacturing and biomedical engineering. Many example problems will be given to illustrate the principles of system dynamics. The emphasis of this course will be on multi-particle and rigid body dynamics, electromechanical systems and computer aided design. 
 

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Solve multi-particle and rigid body kinematics problems.
  2. Solve multi-particle and rigid body dynamics problems using the Newton-Euler approach.
  3. Derive the equations of motion of mechanical, electrical and simple electromechanical systems using the Euler-Lagrange approach.
  4. Perform basic system identification of 1-DoF and 2-DoF mechanical oscillators.
  5. Construct computer models of simple electromechanical systems using multi-domain modelling software.
  6. Develop graphical models to analyze and predict the characteristics of complex network systems.
  7. Simulate and compare synchronization phenomena of complex network dynamics from large-scale circuits and power networks.

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Indicative Assessment

Problem sets 28%, Hardware lab report 10%, Computer lab 5%, Project report 10%, Project presentation 5%, Final exam 42%

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Workload

36 × 1 hr Lectures, 2 × 3 hr Labs, 6 × 2 hr Tutorials

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying Master of Engineering.

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics including differential equations, complex numbers and Laplace transforms, matrices, Physics including classical mechanics and electrical circuits.

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
2018 $4080
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5400
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
4840 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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