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Mechanical Engineering (M E)

M E 450 Modeling of Dynamic Systems (3) Modeling and analysis of dynamic interactions in engineering systems. Classical and state variable methods; digital simulation; stability and dynamic response.

M E 450 Modeling of Dynamics Systems (3)

This course covers modeling, analysis, and control of single and multiple degree-of-freedom dynamical systems, including mechanical, electrical, thermal, fluid systems and their combinations (mixed systems). The processes of energy storage and dissipation, which are common for different kinds of dynamic systems, will be emphasized in investigating general principles for modeling various dynamic systems. Basic concepts in system theory such as state variables and stability notions will be introduced. Most of the content will be restricted to linear-time-invariant systems (LTIs); however, local linearization around nominal operating points will be taught to analyze nonlinear systems. Introduction to classical control analysis and design methods will also be given.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: M E 370 ; Prerequisite or concurrent:M E 345

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.

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