Engineering and design
Dynamics of Machines & Vehicles
Module code: H7092
15 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Lecture
Assessment modes: Unseen examination, Coursework
- kinematic analysis in two and three dimensions
- dynamic equations of motion for rigid bodies in two dimensions (applications toplane mechanisms)
- equations of motion for a rigid-body in 3D
- gyrodynamic effects on rotors
- balancing of rotating and reciprocating machinery
- response of linear SDOF systems to general loading (superposition)
- discrete model types; model construction via Equilibrium/Alembert's Principle, virtual work, and Lagrange equations; discrete dynamic equations for linear MDOF systems
- orthogonality relations for normal modes; principal coordinates
- forced vibration analysis of systems with proportional damping
- superposition principles and frequency response functions for damped 2-DOF systems
- Rayleigh's principle
- vehicle axes systems
- basic tyre mechanics
- vehicle traction: acceleration and braking
- ride and handling principles
- steering and steady-state cornering: stability and control of vehicle roll
- crash dynamics.
Engineering Mathematics 2
Principles and Applications of Strength
Systems Analysis and Control
Module learning outcomes
- Demonstrate a coherent knowledge of discrete dynamic model construction using momentum, virtual work, and energy principles, and kinematic and dynamic analysis of machine rotors and flexible structures.
- Systematically understand the key properties of normal modes of vibration and demonstrate a coherent and detailed knowledge of the vibration analysis of linear structures informed by practical implementation of key theory.
- Deploy established rotor balancing techniques and apply them theoretically to reciprocating machinery.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of dynamics in vehicle design.