Conceptual diagram of a car's suspension. (Courtesy of Prof. Triantaphyllos Akylas.)
This course includes a generous selection of labs
, pre-lab exercises, assignments
and solutions where available.
Second subject of two-term sequence on modeling, analysis and control of dynamic systems. Kinematics and dynamics of mechanical systems including rigid bodies in plane motion. Linear and angular momentum principles. Impact and collision problems. Linearization about equilibrium. Free and forced vibrations. Sensors and actuators. Control of mechanical systems. Integral and derivative action, lead and lag compensators. Root-locus design methods. Frequency-domain design methods. Applications to case-studies of multi-domain systems.
*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.