Dynamics and Control 2

Covers dynamics, vibrations, automatic control, and introduction to acoustics.

Helicopter control system demonstration

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Why you should do this course

Anything that is moving is going to vibrate. Even a "static" building or bridge will vibrate at it's resonance frequency. If a force is applied to a structure, such as an operating machine, an engine mounted to a wing, a machinery platform on a submarine, the structure will vibrate. As a mechanical engineer, it is important that you understand these concepts and can calculate the expected amplitude of vibration, and how to avoid potential problems, such as having a motor operating at a speed that coincides with a resonance frequency of a structure.

As a mechanical engineer, we'd expect you to have basic knowledge in some core areas relevant to your discipline, and these include:

  • Dynamics
  • Vibrations
  • Automatic control systems
  • Acoustics

If you are interested in obtaining a greater understanding about these topics, there are further courses available in

Laboratory Practicals

The course involves many laboratory practicals that are held in the CARM lab, S311 in Engineering South.

CARM Teaching Laboratory