• Offered by School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Engineering
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Iman Shames
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2022
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This course has been adjusted for remote participation in Semester 1 2021.

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 science and engineering disciplines including mechatronics, and in particular robotics, mechanical, electrical, aerospace, chemical, and marine engineering, manufacturing and biomedical engineering. The emphasis of this course will be on the analytical and numerical tools to describe the bahviour of the systems of interest. The presentation stresses analytical methods, concrete examples, and geometric intuition. The theory is developed systematically and is applied to various examples using differential equations, and numerical approximation of linear or nonlinear dynamical equations.

 

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate systematic understanding of system dynamics problems from various engineering domains.
  2. Solve the equations describing different dynamcial systems and characterise the salient properties of their behaviours such as stability and periodicity.
  3. Derive the equations of motion of various systems.
  4. Apply dynamic response analysis of oscillators to perform basic system identification in different science and engineering domain such as mechanical and electrical engineering, physics, and biology.
  5. Analyse the properties of linear or nonlinear dynamic equations through computer simulation and make design recommendations based on dynamics simulation data.

Other Information

Professional Skills Mapping:

Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies

Indicative Assessment

  1. Tutorial Assignments (20) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. Labs (Computer and/or Hardware) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  3. Final exam (50) [LO 1,2,3]

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Workload

A standard workload of approximately 10 hours/week including the following formal contact hours: 30-36 one hour lectures, 6 x 2 hour tutorials, 1 x 3 hour hardware lab, 1 x 3 hour computer lab

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed MATH1013 or MATH1014. Incompatible with ENGN6331.

Prescribed Texts

Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos with Applications to Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering, Steven Strogatz

Fundamentals of Applied Dynamics, James H. Williams, Jr.

Assumed Knowledge

Calculus - Integration and techniques of integration. Functions of several variables - visualisation, continuity, partial derivatives and directional derivatives.

Linear Algebra - theory and application of Euclidean vector spaces. Vector spaces: linear independence, bases and dimension; eigenvalues and eigenvectors; orthogonality and least squares."

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Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $4740
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $6000
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
2496 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person N/A

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