MAE 5710 - [Applied Dynamics: Robotics, Vehicles, Machines and Biomechanics]

Spring. Next Offered: 2019-2020. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: MAE 2030  or equivalent, competence in MATLAB. Co-meets with MAE 4710 .


Applications of dynamics, vibrations and controls to systems of interest to mechanical engineers. These could include robotic and human arms, robotic and human legged locomotion, dynamics of motorcycles, cars and bicycles, dynamics of boats and drones, machine dynamics.  2D and 3D applications.  Introduction to 3D dynamics of a single rigid object. Simulations and animations.  Testing control ideas in simulation. Discussions of the mechanics and dynamics of student-generated examples from man-made machines or nature. This course extends MAE 2030  and Intermediate MAE 4730 /MAE 5730  through:  1) Coverage of numerical simulation of motions in 3D; and 2) Applications of dynamics theory to real-world systems.  That is, the examples are chosen for their intrinsic interest rather than just for their pedagogical value in learning dynamics skills. Homework and projects will have additional and more advanced components in MAE 5730 .

Print-Friendly Page (opens a new window)