Engineering Systems in Motion: Dynamics of Particles and Bodies in 2D Motion (Coursera)

Start Date
Jun 20th 2022
Course Auditing
Categories
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Certification
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Basic engineering mechanics concepts and to have successfully completed my courses en titled an “Introduction to Engineering Mechanics” and “Applications in Engineering Mechanics.”
Misc

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This course is an introduction to the study of bodies in motion as applied to engineering systems and structures. We will study the dynamics of particle motion and bodies in rigid planar (2D) motion. This will consist of both the kinematics and kinetics of motion. Kinematics deals with the geometrical aspects of motion describing position, velocity, and acceleration, all as a function of time. Kinetics is the study of forces acting on these bodies and how it affects their motion.

Recommended Background:

To be successful in the course you will need to have mastered basic engineering mechanics concepts and to have successfully completed my courses en titled an "Introduction to Engineering Mechanics" and "Applications in Engineering Mechanics." We will apply many of the engineering fundamentals learned in those classes and you will need those skills before attempting this course.

Syllabus

WEEK 1

Course Introduction; Particle Kinematics; Particle Kinetics – Newton’s Laws and Euler’s Laws; Motion of Particles and Mass Centers of Bodies

In this section students will learn about particle kinematics, Newton's Laws and Euler's Laws, motion of particles and mass centers of bodies.

WEEK 2

Work-Energy Principle for Particles/Systems of Particles

In this section students will learn the work-energy principle for particles/systems of particles, impulse and momentum, impact, conservation of momentum and Euler's 2nd Law - Moment of momentum.

WEEK 3

Planar (2D) Rigid Body Kinematics I

In this section students will learn about planar (2D) rigid body kinematics, relative velocity equation, rotation about a fixed axis, instantaneous center of zero velocity, and relative acceleration equations.

WEEK 4

Planar (2D) Rigid Body Kinematics II

In this section students will continue to learn about planar (2D) rigid body kinematics, relative velocity equation, rotation about a fixed axis, instantaneous center of zero velocity, and relative acceleration equations.

WEEK 5

Planar (2D) Rigid Body Kinetics I

In this section students will learn about planar (2D) rigid body kinetics, translation, moment of momentum - angular momentum, and equations of motion.

WEEK 6

Planar (2D) Rigid Body Kinetics II

In this section students will continue to learn about planar (2D) rigid body kinetics using the Work-Energy Method.

WEEK 7

Planar (2D) Rigid Body Kinetics III

In this section students will continue to learn about planar (2D) rigid body kinetics using the Impulse-Momentum Method and Conservation of Momentum.

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