AOE 5204 - Vehicle Dynamics and Control

Relevant rigid body kinematics and dynamics fundamentals for vehicles such as aircraft, spacecraft, and ships. Provides foundation for advanced courses and research on dynamics and control of vehicles. Review of particle motion and application to aircraft performance and satellite orbital mechanics. Rigorous modeling of rotational and translational motion of rigid bodies. Linearization of equations of motion for stability analysis, modal analysis, control system synthesis, with introduction to classical control system concepts. Sensors and actuators commonly used on vehicles. Specific examples from aircraft, missiles, spacecraft, rockets, ships, and submersibles.

Total Credit Hours: 3
Fall 2019
AOE 3134 (MIN grade of P) , AOE 3234 (MIN grade of P) or AOE 4140 (MIN grade of P)
Psiaki, Mark L.

Weekly Live Sessions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM Online 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM Online

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