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This subject continues from Dynamics to deepen the students’ understanding of Engineering Mechanics, specifically focusing on Analytical Mechanics:
- Kinematics and Generalised Coordinates.
- Virtual Work and Virtual Displacement, Generalised Force.
- Energies: Kinetic, Potential.
- Lagrange approach: dealing with constraints.
- Lagrange’s Approach to obtaining equation of motion.
- Comparison to Newton-Euler Approach.
- Hamiltonian Mechanics.
- Linearisation of system dynamics about equilibrium points (system stability about equilibrium points.
Intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
Having completed this unit the student is expected to be able to be able to:
- Independently formulate physical and mathematical models for three-dimensional dynamic analysis of mechanical systems;
- Solve the mathematical models by means of specialised analytical and numerical methods.
On completion of the subject students should have the following skills:
• Ability to apply knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals
• Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation, and solution
• Ability to utilise a systems approach to complex problems and to design and operational performance
• Ability to communicate effectively, with the engineering team and with the community at large
• Capacity for lifelong learning and professional development.
Last updated: 29 April 2020