Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2021

     

MECH 530 001 (CRN: 14311)

TRIBOMECHADYNAMICS

Long Title: TRIBOMECHADYNAMICS
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Instructor: Brake, Matthew R.
Meeting: 2:00PM - 3:15PM MW HBH B21 (23-AUG-2021 - 3-DEC-2021) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Section Max Enrollment: 20
Section Enrolled: 8
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 40
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 20
Enrollment data as of: 11-AUG-2022 9:35AM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: Scheduled Final Exam-OTR Room
Final Exam Time:
8-DEC-2021  
7:00PM - 10:00PM W HBH 227
 
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.