151-0534-00L  Advanced Dynamics

SemesterSpring Semester 2018
LecturersP. Tiso
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


151-0534-00 VAdvanced Dynamics3 hrs
Tue10:15-12:00CAB G 11 »
Wed10:15-11:00CAB G 11 »
P. Tiso
151-0534-00 UAdvanced Dynamics1 hrs
Wed11:15-12:00CAB G 11 »
P. Tiso

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AbstractLagrangian dynamics - Principle of virtual work and virtual power - holonomic and non holonomic contraints - 3D rigid body dynamics - equilibrium - linearization - stability - vibrations - frequency response
ObjectiveThis course provides the students of mechanical engineering with fundamental analytical mechanics for the study of complex mechanical systems .We introduce the powerful techniques of principle of virtual work and virtual power to systematically write the equation of motion of arbitrary systems subjected to holonomic and non-holonomic constraints. The linearisation around equilibrium states is then presented, together with the concept of linearised stability. Linearized models allow the study of small amplitude vibrations for unforced and forced systems. For this, we introduce the concept of vibration modes and frequencies, modal superposition and modal truncation. The case of the vibration of light damped systems is discussed. The kinematics and dynamics of 3D rigid bodies is also extensively treated.
Lecture notesLecture notes are produced in class and are downloadable right after each lecture.
LiteratureThe students will prepare their own notes. A copy of the lecture notes will be available.
Prerequisites / NoticeMechanics III or equivalent; Analysis I-II, or equivalent; Linear Algebra I-II, or equivalent.

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ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersP. Tiso
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is only offered in the session after the course unit. Repetition only possible after re-enrolling.
Mode of examinationoral 30 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationOral exam. Written assignments will be given during the course and they constitute an integral part of the oral examination.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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