Analytical Dynamics

This course is an advanced introduction to three-dimensional motion of particles and rigid bodies. Students study modern analytical rigid body dynamics equation formulation and computational solution techniques applied to mechanical systems and multibody systems. Students will formulate Newton/Euler and Lagrangian equations for applications to engineering systems, Hamiltonians principle, study kinematics of motion generalized coordinates and speeds, analytical and computational determination of inertia properties, generalized forces, holonomic and nonholonomic constraints, computational simulation.