ME 340: Dynamics of Mechanical Systems

Spring 2017

Instructors: K. C. Toussaint, Jr. and C. Shao

MWF 2-2:50pm, 100 Gregory Hall

Office Hours: (Toussaint) W 3:30-5:30pm or by appointment, MEL 2119; (Shao) W 3:30-5:30pm or by appointment, MEB 332C


About the Course

This course introduces dynamic modeling of mechanical components and systems and will cover topics such as time domain and frequency domain analysis of linear time invariant systems, multi-degree of freedom systems, and linearization of nonlinear systems. The course includes both a lecture and lab component.

Text: R. Esfandiari and B. Lu, Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Systems, CRC Press, 2010

Reference Texts:Cochin and Cadwallender, Analysis and Design of Dynamic Systems, 3rd Ed, 1997,or any other dynamic systems analysis text.




Teaching Assistants: Ms. Oyuna AngatkinaOffice Hours: Tu 3:30-4:30 pm. and Th 4-5pm, 1318 MEL

Mr. Chengfang DuanOffice Hours: Friday 10-12pm, 1318 MEL


Lecture Notes

Frequency Response and Bode Plots1-slide version2-slide version

Mechanical Systems: 1-slide version2-slide version

Lagrangian Dynamics: 1-slide version2-slide version

Lagrangian Dynamics - Double Pendulum Example

State-Space Representation and Stability1-slide version2-slide version



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