24-452   Mechanical Systems Experimentation

Location: Pittsburgh

Units: 9

Semester Offered: Fall

Experimentation in dynamic systems and controls. The course will cover translational and rotational systems. Topics will include mechanical elements, natural frequencies, mode shapes, free and forced response, frequency response and Bode plots, time constants, transient response specifications, feedback controls such as PID control, and stability for single-degree-of-freedom and multi-degree-freedom systems. The course will introduce and use state-of-the-art experimentation hardware and software. 1 hr. lecture, 2 hrs. lab. 24-352 Dynamic Systems and Controls- prerequisite- MSE is a fall only senior course.