Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Multi-body simulation

ME-475

Lecturer(s) :

Sakar Mahmut Selman

Language:

English

Summary

The objective of this course is to introduce to the student the basic concepts, models, algorithms and methods for the kinematic and dynamic analysis of multi-body systems, specifically designed for mobility.

Content

This course reviews and reinforces the student's understanding of kinematics and dynamics of multibody systems. We are going to explore the mechanical machinery that generates motion in biological and engineered systems, from the tiniest microorganisms to airplanes. The emphasis will be on design rules, scaling laws, constitutive equations, computational modeling, and numerical analysis. 

Keywords

Constrained multi-body simulation, principles of locomotion, multiphysics, design of machinery, bioinspired engineering

Learning Prerequisites

Important concepts to start the course

Rigid Body Kinematics and Dynamics

Numerical Analysis

Basic programming skills in MATLAB

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

The course is organised in theoretical sessions and multi-body dynamics modelling to be realised in projects.

Expected student activities

Classroom participation, reading assignments, exercises on theoretical concepts, and mini-projects on computational modeling and analysis

Assessment methods

Mini-project assignments during the semester (75%) and final written exam (25%). 

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum No

Resources

Bibliography

Advanced Dynamics. Reza N. Jazar. Wiley 2011.

Design of Machinery, 5th edition. Robert L. Norton. Mcgraw-Hill 2012.

Dynamics of Multibody Systems, 4th edition. Ahmed A. Shabana. Cambridge Uni Press 2013.

Ressources en bibliothèque

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  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German