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Jacob Rosen
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MAE 162

Capston Design

Course Summary (162D - Winter): First of two mechanical engineering capstone design courses. Lectures on engineering project management, design of thermal systems, mechatronics, mechanical systems, and mechanical components. Students work in teams to begin their two-term design project. Laboratory modules include CAD design, CAD analysis, mechatronics, and conceptual design for team project. .

Course Summary (162E - Spring): Second of two mechanical engineering capstone design courses. Student groups continue design projects started in course 162D, making use of CAD design laboratory, CAD analysis laboratory, and mechatronics laboratory. Design theory, design tools, economics, marketing, manufacturability, quality, intellectual property, design for manufacture and assembly, design for safety and reliability, and engineering ethics. Students conduct hands-on design, fabrication, and testing. Culminating project demonstrations or competition. Preparation of design project presentations in both oral and written formats.

MAE 263B

Dynamics of Robotic Systems

Course Summary: Motion planning and control of articulated dynamic systems: nonlinear joint control, experiments in joint control and multiaxis coordination, multibody dynamics, trajectory planning, motion optimization, dynamic performance and manipulator design, kinematic redundancies, motion planning of manipulators in space, obstacle avoidance.

MAE 82

Mathematics for Engineering

Course Summary: Methods of solving ordinary differential equations in engineering. Review of matrix algebra. Solutions of systems of first- and second-order ordinary differential equations. Introduction to Laplace transforms and their application to ordinary differential equations. Introduction to boundary value problems. Nonlinear differential equations and stability.

EE 154
CMPE 241
EE 241
CMPE 141

Introduction to Feedback Control Systems

Course Summary: Undergraduate-level (EE154) & graduate-level (CE 241) introduction to control of continuous linear systems using classical feedback techniques. Design of feedback controllers for command-following error, disturbance rejection, stability, and dynamic response specifications. Root locus and frequency response design techniques (Bode). Nyquist stability criterion. Design of dynamic compensators. Examples are drawn from electrical, mechanical, applications. Computer aided design with MATLAB.


Introduction to Statics Dynamics & Biomechanics

Course Summary:
Theory and application of mathematical models to analyze statics and dynamics of mechanical and biomechanical systems (particles and rigid bodies) using a vector algebra. Covers: Newton's laws; free-body diagrams; structure analysis; friction; virtual work; energy and momentum methods; dynamics of bodies in two and three dimensions.

CMPE 215

Models of Robotic Manipulation

Course Summary:
Mathematical models of arbitrary articulated robotic as well as biological arms and their application to realistic arms and tasks, including the homogeneous coordinate model of positioning tasks, the forward and inverse kinematics models, the Jacobian Matrix, and the recursive Newton-Euler dynamic model.