Winter term, odd years
ME 317 or
315 Graf Hall
Course focuses on understanding the behavior of nonlinear dynamic systems of interest to mechanical engineers.
- Fundamental results of modern nonlinear dynamics and control and demonstrate their use in the design of practical nonlinear control systems
- Phase-space analysis
- Advanced techniques such as Lyapunov methods,
- Lie Algebra techniques
- Perform stability analysis
- Nonlinear control systems are prevalent in everyday dynamic systems such as human musculoskeletal movements and locomotion systems
The student, upon successful completion of this course, will be able to:
- Have an understanding of how nonlinear dynamics and control is a key aspect of everyday systems.
- Have an introduction to key tools for nonlinear control analysis.
- Identify what tools will be useful for a specific nonlinear dynamics/control problem.
- Conduct a research project that explores one specific problem in nonlinear control and write a research paper on it.