System Dynamics [electronic resource] : An Introduction for Mechanical Engineers / by Karl A. Seeler.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 2014Description: XVI, 667 p. 1165 illus., 429 illus. in color. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781461491521Subject(s): Engineering | Vibration | Engineering design | Engineering | Mechatronics | Vibration, Dynamical Systems, Control | Machinery and Machine Elements | Robotics and Automation | Engineering DesignAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 629.8 LOC classification: TJ163.12Online resources: Click here to access online
Introduction -- Differential Equations, Input Functions, Complex Exponentials, and Transfer Functions -- Introduction to the Linear Graph Method, Step Responses, and Superposition -- Mechanical Systems -- Fluid, Electrical, and Thermal Systems -- Power Transmission, Transformation and Conversion -- Vector-Matrix Algebra and the State-Space Representation of Dynamic Systems -- Finite Difference Methods and MATLAB -- Transfer Functions, Block Diagrams and the s-plane -- Frequency Response -- AC Circuits and Motors.
This essential textbook takes the student from the initial steps in modeling a dynamic system through development of the mathematical models needed for feedback control. The generously-illustrated, student-friendly text focuses on fundamental theoretical development rather than the application of commercial software. Practical details of machine design are included to motivate the non-mathematically inclined student. This book also: Emphasizes the linear graph method for modeling dynamic systems Offers a systematic approach for creating an engineering model, extracting information, and formulating mathematical analyses Adopts a unifying theme of power flow as the dynamic agent that eases analysis of hybrid systems, such as machinery Presents differential equations as dynamic operators and stresses input/output relationships Introduces Mathcad and programming in MATLAB Allows for use of Open Source Computational Software (R or C) Features over 1000 illustrations