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S p r i n g 2 0 11 ME280: Advanced Dynamics of Mechanical Systems

Instructor Professor Nilanjan Sarkar Department of Mechanical Engineering 514 Olin Hall, 343-7219 Office Hours: by appointments None

Teaching Assistants Meeting Times Text References

Lecture: TTh 9:35 10:50, Room Olin 134

Principles of Dynamics, 2nd Edition, D. Greenwood, Prentice Hall. Analytical Dynamics, H. Baruh, McGraw-Hill. Advanced Engineering Dynamics, J. Greenberg, Cambridge. (Approximate) Concepts of vector mechanics; Newtonian particle mechanics; degrees-of-freedom and constraints; impulse and momentum; work and energy; equilibrium and stability. Relative motion; moving coordinate frames; coordinate transformation; finite and infinitesimal rotations; rate of change of a vector. Dynamics of a system of particles. Kinematics and Dynamics of Rigid Bodies; principal moments of inertia, inertia ellipsoid; Translation and rotation of rigid bodies; Euler and Chasless theorems; Euler angles and Euler parameters; Introduction to Analytical Mechanics, Virtual Work Principle, Constraint analysis, Introduction to Variational Calculus, DAlemberts principle; Hamiltons Principle; Lagranges equation; Lagranges equation for constrained systems; and other topics as appropriate. Homework: 25% Participation and interaction: 5% Midterm 1: 15% Midterm 2: 15% Midterm 3: 15% Final (Comprehensive): 25% The content of the homework and midterms for the graduate students will be more difficult as compared to the undergraduate students.



Homework Policy Midterm Policy Prerequisite Honor Code

No late submission will be accepted except for special circumstances with appropriate evidence (e.g., illness, family emergency etc.). No make-up midterms will be offered except for special circumstances with appropriate evidence (e.g., illness, family emergency etc.). ME 190 Dynamics MATH 198 Differential Equations Students are required to adhere to the Vanderbilt Honor Code. Students may discuss homework assignments among themselves. However, each student must submit his/her own work.

Notes: 1. Quality of work and rigorousness of solution approach will be very important and will play a major role in grading.
2. Emails will be used extensively for communication during the course.