ME 161: Dynamic Systems, Vibrations, and Control
Modeling, analysis, and measurement of mechanical and electromechanical systems. Numerical and closed form solutions of ordinary differential equations governing the behavior of single and multiple degree of freedom systems. Stability, resonance, amplification and attenuation, and control system design.
This course continued my education in solving dynamic systems for equations of motion using Newtonian Methods, as well as an introduction to controls.
Fittingly, my final project was to to write a control law for a dynamic system. My partner and I chose to analyze a freely spinning rod attached to a box that can only move vertically. We developed a model in Motion Genesis, a force and motion tool, to eventually come to our solution.
This project gave me valuable practice modeling physical systems and solving for their equations of motion. I also was able to practice writing my own control laws.