Courses

AE1130-II Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics

Bachelor's course given at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, based on Hibbeler's book, where we cover Chapters 12 to 19.

Learning objectives:

1. Calculate motion of a particle using three different coordinate systems (rectangular, n-t and cylindrical)

2. Calculate dependent motion between two or more particles

3. Calculate relative motion between two or more particles

4. Draw free-body diagrams and kinetic diagrams to represent the dynamic equilibrium of a particle using three types of coordinate systems

5. Write the equations of motion for a particle using three types of coordinate systems

6. Solve the equations of motion of a particle for forces or accelerations

7. Apply the principle of work and energy to a particle or a system of particles

8. Calculate power and mechanical efficiency of a machine

9. Apply the principle of linear/angular impulse and momentum for a particle or a system of particles, using conservation of linear/angular momentum when applicable

10. Calculate planar motion of a rigid body or system of rigid bodies undergoing pure translation, pure rotation and general planar motion

11. Calculate dependent motion in rigid body systems

12. Calculate the mass moment of inertia for a rigid body and system of rigid bodies

13. Draw free-body diagrams and kinetic diagrams to represent the dynamic equilibrium of a rigid body using three types of coordinate systems

14. Write the equations of motion for rigid bodies using two types of coordinate systems

15. Solve the equations of motion of a rigid body for forces or accelerations

16. Apply the principle of work and energy for a rigid body and system of rigid bodies, using conservation of energy when applicable

17. Apply the principle of linear/angular impulse and momentum for a rigid body and system of rigid bodies, using conservation of linear/angular momentum when applicable

AE4ASM511 Stability and Analysis of Structures II

Master's course given at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology.

I have developed and used the following Python module to assist in this course: https://github.com/saullocastro/tudaesasII 

The topics covered include:

1. Formulation of structural dynamics problems

2. Time-domain methods

3. Frequency-domain methods

4. Direct numerical integration

5. Experimental modal analysis

Learning objectives:

1. Represent a structure using discrete finite element models derived from continuous formulation of beams and plates

2. Formulate and solve linear dynamic problems using modal reduction both in time and frequency domains

3. Formulate and solve general dynamic problems using direct time integration

4. Perform structural analysis based on dynamic responses

5. Identify main model parameters and understand how they quantitatively affect the structural dynamic response

6. Experimentally obtain natural frequencies, mode shapes and modal damping using different techniques

7. Validate finite element models using data from experimental modal analysis

AE4ASM499 ASM Projects (Capita Selecta)

Master's course given at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology.

Project-based course offered by the scientific staff to cover learning objectives that are more specific and not covered by the master's curriculum.