Modeling Dynamics and Control II

Conceptual diagram of a car's suspension.

Conceptual diagram of a car's suspension. (Courtesy of Prof. Triantaphyllos Akylas.)


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Spring 2003



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Course Description

This course is the second subject of a two-term sequence on modeling, analysis and control of dynamic systems. Topics covered include:

  • kinematics and dynamics of mechanical systems, including rigid bodies in plane motion
  • linear and angular momentum principles
  • impact and collision problems
  • linearization about equilibrium
  • free and forced vibrations
  • sensors and actuators
  • control of mechanical systems
  • integral and derivative action, lead and lag compensators
  • root-locus design methods
  • frequency-domain design methods
  • applications to case-studies of multi-domain systems

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George Haller, Peter So, and Triantaphyllos Akylas. 2.004 Modeling Dynamics and Control II, Spring 2003. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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