MEC3403 Dynamics II
|Faculty or Section :
||Faculty of Engineering & Surveying
|School or Department :
||Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
|Version produced :
||30 December 2013
Pre-requisite: (MEC2401 and MAT2500) or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCEN or GDET or METC or MEPR or GCNS or GDNS or MENS
A characteristic of mechanical engineering is that things move. Parts are subject to forces, causing them to accelerate. They impact on each other, the resulting impulses causing changes in momentum. Parts spin and must be balanced while gyroscopic forces operate. Vehicles in space are subject to gravitational fields and propulsive thrusts. Fluctuating forces cause vibrations that can have many modes that must be damped out.
The student of this advanced course must develop the ability to analyse all of these.
The ability to analyse comes with a cost. Motions, forces, moments and energy are all subject to mathematical equations, many of them of an advanced nature. In grasping the fundamentals, the student will come to grips with partial differentiation, vectors, operators, matrices and tensors. These skills are built up as understandable solutions to practical engineering problems, illustrated where possible by real-time simulations.