MBE4010 - Dynamics and Modelling

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
MBE2003 or MEEM2003 (Prerequisites which are not part of the Major Requirement are waived for students admitted with Advanced Standing.)
MBE3049 or MEEM3049
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2015/16
Semester A 2016/17 (Tentative)

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

The course aim is to provide students with the understanding of system dynamics and feedback control, and develop the students’ ability to model, analyse and control mechanical systems in simplified engineering situations.  Dynamic models of various systems will be developed using principles of the underlying physics including the force, work, momentum and energy. The initial focus on kinematics of particles shifts to systems of particles and then solid bodies. Simple harmonic motion is analysed. Lagrange’s and also Hamilton’s equations of motion are introduced. Students have the opportunity to discover how motor-control system-parameters vary during the machine/mechanism motion and to innovate with strategies of adapting the control to suit all phases of the motion.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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