Courses of Study 2021-2022 
    Mar 21, 2023  
Courses of Study 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MAE 4710 - [Applied Dynamics: Robotics, Vehicles, Machines and Biomechanics]

Spring. Not offered: 2021-2022. Next offered: 2022-2023. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: MAE 2030  or equivalent, competence in MATLAB. Co-meets with MAE 5710 .

A. Ruina.

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 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.

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