This was a very poor title for a course covering various aspects of the mechanics of objects and fluids.
The first half of the course dealt with dynamics of solid bodies (both rigid and non-rigid), covering the following topics :
Recommended textbooks :
Guide 2 Mechanics, P. Dyke and R. Whitworth
Introduction to Mechanisms, Y.Zhang.
Teaching materials (principally Mathcad worksheets used in the lectures) :
|Week 1-Dynamics, Moments of Inertia||Lecture 1 and lecture2.|
|Week 2-Undamped and damped vibrating systems||Mathcad worksheets: damped SHM.|
|Week 3-Forced vibration, 2+3 dof||Mathcad worksheets: forced
damped SHM, Train example (worksheet
solution), fourier series.
Tacoma narrows movie (example of resonance)
Wing vibration - Ansys worksheet
|Week 4-Non-linear systems, machines + mechanisms||Mathcad worksheets: Rayleigh
The assessed exercise is the solution of a non-linear equation using MathCad - each student has their own coefficients.
|Week 5-Machines and mechanisms||Java animations of some important mechanisms - some other ones (and more explanations) available from a flying pig (no, really!). There are also some examples in real life (Sands museum).|