EGGN315 - Engineering Dynamics - Spring 1998

**Instructors:**

Dr. Graham Mustoe, Room BB 249., Tel: 273-3661, email:gmustoe@mines.edu

Dr. Duane Haugen, Room BB 258., Tel: 273-3406, email:dhaugen@mines.edu

**Text: **Vector Mechanics for Engineers - Dynamics, Beer & Johnson,
6th. Edition.

**Objectives**:

Students should acquire the following knowledge and skills:

· Understand the basic principles of particle and rigid body dynamics.

· Ability to apply the principles of dynamics to solve basic engineering problems with analytic and numerical solution techniques.

· Use of particle and rigid body dynamics in the context of their usage in engineering.

**Prerequisites:** A good working knowledge of the following topics
is required:

· Statics - free body diagrams, forces, friction, moments of inertia, etc.

· Vector algebra - geometrical properties and their usage in statics.

· Introductory particle and rigid body dynamics.

· Ability to use spreadsheets and a computer programming language for graphics and numerical calculations.

**For hints on problem solving strategies for particle dynamics problems
take a look here. **

**Special Analysis Problems: **

An example model solution for a generic special analysis problem based upon problem 15.C1 in the Beer and Johnson textbook can be reviewed here.

- Problem 1 - Analysis of the kinematics of a link-slider mechanism.
- Problem 2 - Numerical solution of a the motion of a particle connected to a linear spring. Note that the approximate numerical method applied is the central difference scheme. The FORTRAN code for the one-dimensional impact problem that is modeled as a particle hitting a spring may be viewed and downloaded by clicking here. Instructions for running the FORTRAN code on slate are as follows.