Introduction to the dynamics and vibrations of lumped-parameter models of mechanical systems. Kinematics. Force-momentum formulation for systems of particles and rigid bodies in planar motion. Work-energy concepts. Virtual displacements and virtual work. Lagrange's equations for systems of particles and rigid bodies in planar motion. Linearization of equations of motion. Linear stability analysis of mechanical systems. Free and forced vibration of linear multi-degree of freedom models of mechanical systems; matrix eigenvalue problems.
Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering; Director of the Center for Ocean Engineering; Director of the Laboratory for Undersea Remote Sensing; William I. Koch Professor
Philip J. Solondz Professor of Engineering; Professor of Mechanical & Ocean Engineering