Oct 07, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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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

Dr. Daniel Williams

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