Fall 2010 Mechanical and Aerospace Systems I: Information About Course: Course Syllabus

Christopher Lee, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering


Techniques for the design and analysis of mechanical and aerospace systems are studied through case projects that involve both computational analysis and experimental measurements. Topics will be selected from a range of possible topics such as vibration analysis, flexible body dynamics, aerodynamics, and aeroelasticity. Projects may include the design and construction of vibration absorbers or ambient vibration energy harvesting systems, the dynamics and stability of aerospace vehicles, lift and drag of airfoils, the control of flutter instabilities of elastic structures, the design and flight testing of a lighter-than-air-vehicle, or mission planning of aeronautical or aerospace systems.