Description: Tribomechadynamics is a graduate/upper level undergraduate course that spans the topics of tribology, contact mechanics, and nonlinear dynamics. These three topics are integral to understanding interfacial contact, how assembled structures behave, and how the evolution of damage (wear) over time at the micro-scale influences the structural-scale response of a system. In brief, the subjects covered by this course are:
• Tribology. Topics will include empirical and heuristic friction models, the fundamentals of wear, lubrication selection and considerations, and fundamental failure modes.
• Contact Mechanics. Topics will include elastic deformation, constitutive modeling, plasticity, failure criteria, and numerical simulation.
• Nonlinear Dynamics. Topics will include an overview of linear vibration theory, model reduction theories, nonlinear vibration theory, nonlinear analysis including quasi-static analysis and harmonic balance methods, continuation, and modal analysis. Cross-list: MECH 430.