Mechanical Engineering System Simulation

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Mechanical Engineering System Simulation

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Analysis and modelling of two degree-of-freedom vibrating systems. Matrix representations of multi-dof systems. Free and Forced response calculation. Vibration of continuous systems - calculation of modal frequencies and shapes dependent on boundary conditions and wave equation. Introduction to computer based simulation of mechanical engineering systems and use of commercial & development packages for simulation. Determination of modelling parameters from design and material information. Simulation of mechanical systems and components including machine elements and electromechanics. State-variable modelling and techniques for validation of models

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Analyse 2 DoF vibrating systems for modal frequencies and shapes and response to harmonic excitation
    2. Determine the wave equation for 2nd & 4th order systems and apply boundary conditions to define mode shapes
    3. Develop modelling strategies for multiple DoF simulation
    4. Formulate a State variable model of mechanical systems
    5. Build dynamic models in Simulink and apply parameters through MATLAB. Analyse and present output results.

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