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Unit of study_

AMME2500: Engineering Dynamics

This unit of study will focus on the principles governing the state of motion or rest of bodies under the influence of applied force and torque, according to classical mechanics. The course aims to teach students the fundamental principles of the kinematics and kinetics of systems of particles, rigid bodies, planar mechanisms and three-dimensional mechanisms, covering topics including kinematics in various coordinate systems, Newton's laws of motion, work and energy principles, impulse and momentum (linear and angular), gyroscopic motion and vibration. Students will develop skills in analysing and modelling dynamical systems, using both analytical methods and computer-based solutions using MATLAB. Students will develop skills in approximating the dynamic behaviour of real systems in engineering applications and an appreciation and understanding of the effect of approximations in the development and design of systems in real-world engineering tasks.

Code AMME2500
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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(MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923 OR MATH1907 OR MATH1933) AND (AMME1802 OR ENGG1802)
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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Familiarity with the MATLAB programming environment

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. use basic information literacy skills to seek out existing approaches to the modelling and design of dynamic components of real engineering systems
  • LO2. communicate results in the analysis and solution to engineering problems involving dynamics through the logical presentation of problems solving steps, computer code and written reports
  • LO3. model and approximate real engineering scenarios to basic first-order systems of dynamical equations that can be analysed by the methods developed in the course
  • LO4. outline a logical approach to solving complex problems involving bodies undergoing acceleration based on common scenarios encountered in engineering
  • LO5. analyse problems involving varying coordinate systems, relative motion involving both translating and rotating frames of reference and apply principles of kinematics and kinetics to these systems
  • LO6. apply the principle of work and energy to both systems of particles and rigid-body planar kinetics
  • LO7. apply the principles of impulse, linear and angular momentum to both systems of particles and rigid-body planar kinetics
  • LO8. generate equations of motions for multi-degree of freedom systems involving particles and rigid bodies using free body diagrams and principles of kinetics
  • LO9. determine the equations of motion of free and forced vibrating mechanical systems
  • LO10. use basic computational tools and numerical methods in MATLAB to model, simulate and solve dynamic behaviours of multi-body systems
  • LO11. appreciate and understand fundamental principles in differential and integral calculus, vector calculus and linear algebra and their application in the derivation of dynamical equations of motion
  • LO12. use mathematical tools to analytically derive dynamical equations of motion and calculate results using these tools.

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