University of Colorado Boulder
Analytical Mechanics for Spacecraft Dynamics
University of Colorado Boulder

Analytical Mechanics for Spacecraft Dynamics

This course is part of Advanced Spacecraft Dynamics and Control Specialization

Taught in English

Hanspeter Schaub

Instructor: Hanspeter Schaub

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Advanced level

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32 hours (approximately)
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What you'll learn

  • Use virtual work methods to develop equations of motion of mechanical systems.

  • Understand how to use Lagrange multipliers to study constrained dynamical systems.

  • Be able to derive the equations of motion of a spacecraft with flexible sub-components.

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23 quizzes

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32 hours (approximately)
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There are 3 modules in this course

Learn the methodology of developing equations of motion using D'Alembert's principle, virtual power forms, Lagrange's equations as well as the Boltzmann-Hamel equations. These methods allow for more efficient equations of motion development where state based (holonomic) and rate based (Pfaffian constraints) are considered.

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24 videos10 quizzes

Derive methods to develop the equations of motion of a dynamical system with finite degrees of freedom based on energy expressions.

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19 videos6 quizzes

Learn to develop the equations of motion for a dynamical system with deformable shapes. Such systems have infinite degrees of freedom and lead to partial differential equations.

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21 videos7 quizzes

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Hanspeter Schaub

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University of Colorado Boulder
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