Instructor

Dr. Andre Mazzoleni

Dr. Andre Mazzoleni

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Phone: 919-515-5667
Email: a_mazzoleni@ncsu.edu
Instructor Website

MAE 511 Advanced Dynamics with Applications to Aerospace Systems

3 Credit Hours

Officially listed as Advanced Dynamics with Applications to Aerospace Systems

Basic topics in advanced dynamics, including rotating coordinate systems, Euler angles, three-dimensional kinematics and kinetics, angular momentum methods and an introduction to analytical mechanics. The advanced dynamics topics presented can be used to model the dynamics of engineering systems undergoing rotation and/or translation, such as aerospace vehicles, land-based vehicles, ships, submarines, wind turbines, biomechanical systems, machine tools, and robotic systems.

Prerequisite

(MAE 208 Engineering Dynamics or PY 205 Physics for Engineers and Scientists I) and MA 242 Calculus III and (MA 301 Introduction to Differential Equations or MA 341 Applied Differential Equations)

 

Course Objectives

The objective of this course is learn the basic concepts of advanced dynamics and how to apply them to model the dynamics of engineering systems undergoing rotation and/or translation, such as aerospace vehicles, land-based vehicles, ships, submarines, wind turbines, biomechanical systems, machine tools, and robotic systems.

Course Requirements

Homework assignments
Project assignments
Exams: 1 midterm and 1 final.

Textbook

William Tyrrell Thomson, Introduction to Space Dynamics, Dover, 9780486651132

Leonard Meirovitch, Methods of Analytical Dynamics, Dover, 9780486432397

Computer and Software Requirements

Please review minimum computer specifications recommended by NC State University and Engineering Online.

 

Updated 4/2/2020