E M 386M E M 386M. Functional Analysis in Theoretical Mechanics. 3 Hours.
Same as Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics 386M. An introduction to modern concepts in functional analysis and linear operator theory, with emphasis on their application to problems in theoretical mechanics; topological and metric spaces, norm linear spaces, theory of linear operators on Hilbert spaces, applications to boundary value problems in elasticity and dynamical systems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics 386M and Engineering Mechanics 386M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Engineering Mechanics 386L, and Mathematics 365C.
M E 386M M E 386M. Modeling, Simulation, and Control of Physical Systems. 3 Hours.
Restricted to Option III Mechanical Engineering Master's degree students. Reviews principles used to understand and model physical systems and introduces methods for building mathematical and simulation models of engineering systems. Emphasis on the development of dynamic system models for predicting the behavior or performance of systems, models for efficient data reduction or test development, models for design, and the role of models in control development. Bond graph methods are introduced especially for analysis of systems having combinations of mechanical, electrical, magnetic, electromechanical, fluid, and thermodynamic effects. Covers the role and application of physical models in development and design of feedback controllers and estimation methods. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the Executive ME program.