System Dynamics for Engineering Students w/Online Testing : Concepts and Applications
System Dynamics is an engineering discipline in which students learn how to create and analyze mathematical models of dynamic mechanical, electrical/electromagnetic, thermal and fluid/pneumatic systems with the practical goal of using this knowledge to design and test various real-world systems before they are built, thus realizing significant cost savings. "System Dynamics for Engineering Students" by Nicolae Lobontiu takes the classical approach to system dynamics, rearranges it into a more logical teaching progression, provides a more balanced coverage of the main field systems(mechanical, electrical/electromagnetic, thermal and fluid/pneumatic), and is the first system dynamics textbook to include extensive examples from the relatively new application areas of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and compliant (flexible) mechanical devices. Written by an established author with extensive teaching and research experience in the field of MEMS/NEMS, this book also provides unique coverage of couple-field problems and offers more ancillary instructor support than any other system dynamics text.
- Hardback | 532 pages
- 192 x 234 x 34mm | 1,061.4g
- 20 Sep 2010
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
Table of contents
Introduction; Mechanical systems I; Mechanical Systems II; Electrical systems; Thermal and fluid systems; The Laplace Transform; Transfer Function Approach; State-space Approach; Frequency Domain Approach; Coupled-field systems; Appendix A Solution to Linear Ordinary Homogeneous Differential Equations with Constant Coefficients; Appendix B Review of Matrix Algebra; Appendix C Essentials of Matlab and System Dynamics-related Toolboxes; Appendix D Deformations, Strains and Stresses of Flexible Mechanical Components
About Nicolae Lobontiu
Nicolae Lobontiu, Ph.D is associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Alaska Anchorage. His teaching background has run the gamut of mechanical engineering, including: system dynamics, controls, instrumentation and measurement, mechanics of materials, dynamics, vibrations, finite element analysis, boundary element analysis, and thermal system design. Professor Lobontiu's research interests for the last decade have focused on compliant mechanisms (mechanical devices which move by elastic deformation of their flexible joints) and micro/nano electromechanical systems. He has authored four books and 20 peer-reviewed journal papers on the aforementioned research topics.