• Offered by RS Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Engineering
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Igor Vladimirov
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
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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. The emphasis of this course will be on the analytical and numerical tools of multi-particle systems, rigid body dynamics, electromechanical systems, and complex network dynamics. The topics covered include direct (Newton-Euler) and indirect (Euler-Lagrange) methods for modelling and analysing kinematics and dynamics problems from various examples using differential equations, numerical approximation of linear or nonlinear dynamical equations, and graphical representation and analysis of complex network dynamics.

Learning Outcomes

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

On successful completion of this course, students should have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Establish systematic understanding of system dynamics problems from various engineering domains.
  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. Apply dynamic response analysis of mechanical or electrical oscillators to perform basic system identification.
  5. Analyse the properties of linear or nonlinear dynamic equations through computer simulation and make design recommendations based on dynamics simulation data.
  6. Model and analyse complex network dynamics based on graphical representation and numerical simulations.

Professional Skills Mapping
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies

Indicative Assessment

  1. Problem Sets (28%)
  2. Hardware Lab (7%)
  3. Computer Lab (5%)
  4. Project Report (10%)
  5. Project Presentation (10%)
  6. Exam (40%)

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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
2019 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5700
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
4157 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person N/A

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