Dynamics and Control I
Course SummaryThis class is an introduction to the dynamics and vibrations of lumped-parameter models of mechanical systems. Topics include kinematics; force-momentum formulation for systems of particles and rigid bodies in planar motion; work-energy concepts; virtual displacements and virtual work; Lagrange's equations for systems of particles and rigid bodies in planar motion; linearization of equations of motion; linear stability analysis of mechanical systems; free and forced vibration of linear multi-degree of freedom models of mechanical systems; and matrix eigenvalue problems. The class includes an introduction to numerical methods and using MATLAB® to solve dynamics and vibrations problems. Video lectures are available only for the first part of the course.
Reading Material1. Textbook (MIT): Fundamentals of Applied Dynamics
Williams, J. H., Jr. Fundamentals of Applied Dynamics. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2006. ISBN: 9780470133859.
2. Recommended Text (MIT): Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics
Meriam, J. L., and L. G. Kraige. Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics. 5th ed. Vol. 2. New York, NY: J. Wiley & Sons, 2001. ISBN: 9780471406457.
Course Material1. Assignments (MIT)
2. Exams (MIT)
Other ResourcesNot available.
Software1. Matlab Sessions (MIT)
Notes for lectures on the use of Matlab. Include homework assignments and solutions.