Rigid Body Dynamics, Second Course (TMME19)

LECTURER
Lars Johansson
COURSE ORGANIZATION
24 h lectures
14 h lessons
20 h help with the computer assignments
AIM OF COURSE
To develop the knowledge of rigid body dynamics to a level where the motion as a function of time of a rigid body in three dimensions can be analyzed and solved, with the aid of a computer.
PREREQUISITES
Basic courses in Algebra, Calculus and Mechanics.
ORGANIZATION
The course is given as a series of lectures and computer sessions. The examination is in the form of computer assignments, using Matlab.
COURSE CONTENTS
Coordinate transformations, Coriolis' equation, moment of momentum, the inertia tensor, inertial systems, the equations of motion, the Euler angles, the Euler parameters, applications such as gyroscopic instruments.
LITERATURE
Wiesel, W.E., Spaceflight Dynamics, 3. ed., Aphelion 2010. Older editions can also be used. It is possible to follow the course using careful lecture notes.
A compendium for the course is currently being written and a preliminary version will be handed out to the students on the 2015 course.
EXAMINATION
Computer assignments.
MORE INFORMATION
The detailed course information for the 2015 course is found here. A short MATLAB manual is found at the homepage for the course Multibody Dynamics and Robotics.

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Last updated: 2015-08-27