Dynamics and Control 1

Introduction to feedback control systems, machine dynamics, kinematic design and application of a variety of mechanisms.

Dynamics and Control 1

Course outline

See the course outline on the University of Adelaide web site.

 

Learning Activities Summary

  • Velocity and acceleration in mechanisms/linkages (7 lectures + 1.5 tutorials)
  • Cam and follower motion (4 lectures + 0.5 tutorial)
  • Kinematics and dynamics of gears (2 lectures + 0.5 tutorial)
  • Gear trains (2 lectures + 0.5 tutorial)
  • Force analysis of plane mechanisms (2 lectures)
  • Balancing of rotating masses (2 lectures)
  • Balancing of reciprocating masses (2 lectures)
  • Modelling in the Frequency Domain (2 lectures)
  • Laplace Transforms (2 lectures)
  • Transfer Function and Block Diagrams (2 lectures + 1 tutorial)
  • Time Response (2 lectures)
  • Performance Specifications (2 lectures)
  • Steady-state Errors (2 lectures + 1 tutorial)
  • System Stability (2 lectures)
  • Root locus Techniques (2 lectures)
  • Compensator Design via Root Locus (2 lectures + 1 tutorial)
  • Frequency Response Methods (2 lectures+ 1 tutorial)