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TU Delft OpenCourseWare published three new bachelor courses of Aerospace Engineering

TU Delft OpenCourseWare published three new bachelor courses taught by the best teacher of 2010: Akke Suiker

 link: http://ocw.tudelft.nl/courses/aerospace-engineering/

Statics: Statics deals with the principles of equilibrium. In this course the principles of forces and moments will be explained as well as principle of equilibrium of forces and moments. This also includes the equilibrium of 2D and 3D structures and trusses. Furthermore the principle of internal forces and moments is addressed as well as the use of the principle of virtual work to calculate both external and internal loads. Finally, the concepts of centre of gravity, centroids and moments of inertia are discussed

Dr.ir.A.S.J. Suiker
Vibrations: This course is about being able to do basic analyses and design of vibrations problems in engineering practice. The four essential learning goals of the course are: schematization of engineering structure into mass-sping-dashpot model, construct governing (set of) differential equation(s) for this model, derive the appropriate solution and a practical interpretation of the solution (parameter variations).
Dynamics and Stability: This course will the student provide a background in advanced methods of dynamics and their application to relevant problems in aerospace engineering. The course is given in lecture form, and includes various elaborated example problems relevant for aerospace engineering. course content: Principles of dynamics: Newton’s laws, motion with respect to non-inertial reference frames, fictitious forces, conservative systems, phase portraits, virtual work. Lagrangian dynamics: Generalised coordinates, constraints, generalised momenta, generalised forces, Lagrange equations of motion, Lagrangian function, conservative and dissipative systems, constraint forces, Lagrange multipliers, integrals of motion, Jacobi energy function, ignorable coordinates, steady motion. Stability: Definitions, stability of linearised systems, application to general problems and steady motion. Variational analysis: Extrema of integral functionals, Euler-Lagrange equation, essential and natural boundary conditions, Hamilton’s principle. Dynamics of rotating bodies: Kinematics, inertia tensor, Euler’s equations of motion, moment-free motion, Euler angles, gyrodynamics, steady precession.

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