Oct 07, 2022
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# ME 230 - Dynamics of Systems

4 lecture hours 0 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
This course introduces the modeling of electrical, mechanical, fluid and thermal engineering systems and the various methods for solving their corresponding differential equations. A systems approach is employed to represent dynamical systems and quantify their response characteristics. (prereq: EE 201 MA 235 , ME 190 , and (ME 206  or ME 2002 ))
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
• Understand basic system components of mechanical, electrical, thermal, and fluid systems and combine components into systems
• Formulate mechanical, electrical, thermal, fluid and mixed discipline systems into appropriate differential equation models
• Analyze linear systems for dynamic response - both time and frequency response
• Recognize the similarity of the response characteristics of various physically dissimilar systems
• Solve systems using classical methods and MATLAB/Simulink

Prerequisites by Topic
• Electrical circuits
• Differential equations
• Dynamics

Course Topics
• Introduction to dynamic systems
• Review of time domain solutions for 1st and 2nd order systems
• Free and constant force responses (step input)
• Determine system dynamic response characteristics
• Laplace domain analysis and pole-zero plots
• Block diagram model representation and transfer functions
• Simulation of block diagrams systems using Simulink
• Modeling mechanical systems (M-S-D)
• Modeling of mechanical systems (Torsional Systems)
• Linearization of differential equations
• Modeling electrical systems (RC and RLC circuits)
• Modeling of operational amplifiers
• Modeling of electromechanical systems (DC motor)
• Modeling of other analogous systems
• State-space representation
• Numerical integration with Euler and ODE45
• Frequency response function
• Bode plots and 1st and 2nd order system characteristics

Coordinator
Dr. Daniel Williams