Courses

MAAE 2101: Engineering Dynamics

Review of kinematics and kinetics of particles: rectilinear and curvilinear motions; Newton’s second law; energy and momentum methods. Kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies: plane motion of rigid bodies; forces and accelerations; energy and momentum methods.   Lecture Outline Kinetics of Particles Week 1: Principle of Work and Energy; Power and Efficiency; Conservative Forces and […]

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MAAE 3004: Dynamics of Machinery

Kinematic and dynamic analysis of mechanisms and machines. Mechanism force analysis. Static and dynamic balancing. Kinematic and dynamic analysis of cams. Free and forced vibration of single-degree-of-freedom systems. Introduction to multibody dynamics.   Lecture Outline Week 1 – Introduction: Definitions; geometrical categorization of mechanisms; mobility; kinematic inversion; Grashof’s law. Week 2 – Displacement Analysis: Introduction; graphical […]

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MECH 4104: Vibration Analysis

Free and forced vibrations of one and two degree-of-freedom systems. Vibration measurement and isolation. Numerical methods for multi-degree-of-freedom systems. Modal analysis techniques. Dynamic vibration absorbers. Shaft whirling. Vibration of continuous systems: bars, plates, beams and shafts. Energy methods. Holzer method. Course Outline Fundamental concepts:  Classification of vibration problems; Basic components of vibratory systems; Modelling basic […]

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MECH 5505: Stability Theory and Applications

Fundamental concepts and characteristics of modern stability definitions. Sensitivity and variational equations; linear variational equations; phase space analysis; Liapunov’s direct method. Autonomous and non-autonomous systems; stability in first approximation; the effect of force type on stability; frequency method. Lectures Outline: Review of fundamentals of Analytical Mechanics:  Hamilton=s principle, Lagrange=s   equations of motion, Hamilton=s canonical equations, […]

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MECH 5603: Lightweight Structures

Structural behaviour. Fundamentals of basic elasticity. Energy methods of structural analysis. Bending, shear, and torsion of open and closed multicell structures. Bending of plates. Structural idealization and its effects on open and closed sections. Structural stability. Lectures Outline: Introduction and Fundamentals: structural systems and components; load classifications; review of general stress analysis (stresses and strains, […]

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