Academic Catalog


Course Code: 5690502
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. MUSTAFA KEMAL ZGREN
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Three dimensional kinematics: Coordinate systems and transformation. Spatial rotations. Euler angles. Relative velocity and acceleration relationships. Basics of Newtonian mechanics. Inertia tensor. Rigid body dynamics. Gyroscopic effects. Analytical mechanics: Hamilton's principle. Generalized coordinates and forces. Lagrange's equations. Holonomic and nonholonomic constraints. Lagrange multipliers and Lagrange's equations with constraints. Hamilton's equations. (F)