AE 5338. ANALYTICAL & COMPUTATIONAL DYNAMICS. 3 Hours.
The course focuses on developing the equations of motion for dynamic systems composed of multiple, connected and unconnected, rigid bodies using Kane's method and the Lagrangian approach. The resulting model is used to simulate and visualize the predicted motion. Topics include kinematics, Euler parameters, kinematic constraints, virtual work, the calculus of variations, energy, momentum, contact, impact, and checking functions. Offered as AE 5338 and ME 5338. Credit will be granted only once.