Feb 09, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ME 2003 - Mechanics III

4 lecture hours 0 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
This course involves the study of motion and forces which affect motion for a rigid body.  Specific topics include dynamic force analysis, work and energy, impulse and momentum, rigid body dynamics and vibrations. Applications of rigid body dynamics include linkages and gears. (prereq: ME 2002 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Determine the position, velocity and acceleration of given points of a properly constrained kinematic linkage
  • Determine the acceleration or force causing acceleration using Newton’s Second Law of Motion
  • Determine the motion of kinetic systems using the principle of work and energy
  • Determine the forces acting on rigid bodies in motion

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Location of centroids
  • Evaluation of area and mass moments of inertia
  • Kinematics and kinetics
  • Impulse and momentum of particles (rectilinear and curvilinear motion)

Course Topics
  • The principle of impulse & momentum (review)
  • Planar kinematics of rigid bodies
  • Pure translation & rotation
  • Rigid body rotation around a fixed axis
  • Absolute & relative plane motion
  • Instantaneous center of rotation
  • Absolute and relative acceleration
  • Coriolis acceleration
  • Kinetics of rigid body motion forces & acc
  • Plane motion of rigid bodies energy & momentum
  • Principle of impulse & momentum rigid body
  • Conservation of angular momentum
  • Impulsive motion
  • Eccentric impact

Dr. William Farrow

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