Systems Dynamics Prep
Short Course Description
Systems Dynamics is an online short course taught from a mechanical engineering perspective and presents material that is typical in an accredited ME degree such as mathematical modeling of the dynamic response of mechanical, electrical, fluid and thermal systems.
Models of mechanical and hydraulic devices and systems, linear dynamic system modeling and
analysis methods and nonlinear systems and simulation methods also are presented.
This 16-hour non-credit short course is recommended as a refresher before enrolling in the graduate automotive courses in the CAR certificate program, particularly ME7236 and ME7384. A background in linear differential equations, basic circuits, statics and dynamics, thermodynamics, and elementary fluid mechanics is required.
After completing this seminar students will have gained knowledge in the following areas:
- Equations of motion form free-body diagrams
- Electromechanical energy conversion
- Fluid flow and fluid thermal systems
- Gears and Clutches
- Hydraulics and Turbomachines