Detailed Class Schedule:

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Date

Homework due

Homework due

Reading

Content/Activity

1

Aug 26 (W)

2nd Edition

3rd Edition

 

Review of Dynamics

2

Aug 28 (F)

 

 

 

Springs, friction and dampers

3

Aug 31 (M)

 

 

 

Review of Differential Equations

4

Sep 2 (W)

Scilab Tutorial (10 Pts)

Scilab Tutorial (10 Pts)

1.1-1.5

The 2nd order ODE

5

Sep 4 (F)

 

 

 

Solution to the ODE

6

Sep 9 (W)

 

 

 

Solution to the ODE

7

Sep 11 (F)

HW1: 1.2,4,6,11

HW1: 1.2,4,8,13

 

Review of MatLab

8

Sep 14 (M)

 

 

 

Alternative Solution & Terminology

9

Sep 16 (W)

 

 

 

Viscous Damping

10

Sep 18 (F)

HW2:1.18,19,23,24,27

HW2:1.20,21,26,28,31

1.6-1.10

Solution to the ODE

11

Sep 21 (M)

 

 

 

Discriminant and z

12

Sep 23 (W)

 

 

 

Damped responses

13

Sep 25 (F)

HW3:1.37,42,43,63,64,85

HW3:1.42,47,48,72,73,96

 

Free Response Lab

14

Sep 28 (M)

 

 

2.1-2.9

Nonlinear effects and numerical integ.

15

Sep 30 (W)

 

 

 

The Euler Method

16

Oct 2 (F)

DAP1

DAP1

 

MATLAB Day

17

Oct 5 (M)

 

 

 

The Nonlinear pendulum

18

Oct 7 (W)

 

 

 

The R-K Method

19

Oct 9 (F)

 

 

 

 Forced vibration

20

Oct 13 (Tu)

 

 

 

General Forced Response.

21

Oct 14 (W)

HW4:2.1,13,72,73

HW4:2.1,18,80,81

 

 Phase and Amplitude

22

Oct 16 (F)

 

 

 

Midterm Exam 1 Review

23

Oct 19 (M)

 Midterm Exam 1

 Midterm Exam 1

3.1-3.10

 

24

Oct 21 (W)

 

 

 

Forced Response Lab

25

Oct 23 (F)

 

 

 

The Fast Fourier Transform

26

Oct 26 (M)

 

 

 

 

27

Oct 28 (W)

 

 

 

Other forms of damping

28

Oct 30 (F)

 DAP2

DAP2

 

Impulse response

29

Nov 2 (M)

 

 

4.1-4-10

Heavyside function

30

Nov 4 (W)

 

 

 

 

31

Nov 6 (F)

HW5: 3.1,7,25

HW5: 3.1,7,29 

 

Arbitrary forcing functions

32

Nov 9 (M)

 Check these are the same

 

 

Catch up

33

Nov 11 (W)

 

 

 

Midterm 2review (Chap 3 & 4)

34

Nov 13 (F)

Midterm Exam 2

Midterm Exam 2

 

 

35

Nov 16 (M)

 

 

 

Multiple DOF Systems Undamped

36

Nov 18 (W)

 

 

 

Multiple DOF Systems Undamped

37

Nov 20 (F)

 

 

 

Vibration modes

38

Nov 23 (M)

 

 

 

 

39

Nov 30 (M)

 

 

 

Multiple DOF Systems Damped

40

Dec 2 (W)

HW6:4.2,10,87,90

HW6:4.2,11,95,98

 

Multiple DOF Systems Damped

41

Dec 4 (F)

 

 

 

Catch Up

42

Dec 7 (M)

 DAP3 (Wed Dec 9)

 DAP3 (Wed Dec 9)

 

Course critique and evaluation

Problems are worth 5 points each with the exception of the Tutorial (10 points). All problems must be completed in Scilab.  Homework score includes 10 points for Survey completion.