Applications of Dynamics in Engineering
Instructor: Professor Brian C. Fabien Office: MEB 322 email: fabien@uw.edu TA: Gaurav Mukherjee 

Lectures: MW 1:302:20 pm, SAV 156, Th 3:305:20 pm, MUE 153 Office Hours: F 12 noon  2 pm, MEB 322 TA Office Hours: MF 9 am11 am, MEB 2nd floor TA office 
This course combines results from Analytical Mechanics and System Dynamics to develop an approach to modeling constrained multidiscipline dynamic systems. This combination yields a modeling technique based on the energy method of Lagrange, which in turn, results in a set of differentialalgebraic equations that are suitable for numerical integration. Using the modeling approach developed in this course we will be able to model, and simulate, systems as diverse as a six link closedloop mechanism or a transistor power amplifier.
Undergraduate courses in Newtonian dynamics (ME 230) and electrical circuits (EE 215). This course also requires a good understanding of multivariable calculus, linear algebra and ordinary differential equations.
B. C. Fabien, Analytical System Dynamics: Modeling and Simulation, Springer, 2009.
Richard A. Layton, Principles of Analytical System Dynamics, SpringerVerlag, 1998.
J. H. Williams, Jr. Fundamentals of Applied Dynamics, John Wiley & Sons, 1996.
D. T. Greenwood, Principles of Dynamics, PrenticeHall, 1988.
E. J. Haug, Intermediate Dynamics, PrenticeHall, 1992.
L. Meirovitch, Methods of Analytical Dynamics, McGrawHill, 1970.