The Institute of Computational Mechanics and Optimization (Co.Mech.O) supports undergraduate and postgraduate Courses (Professor Georgios E. Stavroulakis). Description of the Undergraduate Courses:
Computational Mechanics (MPD 515)
Introduction to finite element methods. Static, modal and dynamic analysis of linear structures. Rod, beam, plane and three-dimensional finite elements. Homework assignments, using MATLAB codes or other open source software, are partially available through the e-class page of the T.U.C.
Dynamics, vibration and control of structures (MPD 432)
Analytical dynamics, including Lagrange and Hamilton methods. Modal analysis, time integration techniques and discretization methods for continua. Passive tuned mass dampers design and introduction to active and semi-active control. Homework assignments using MATLAB/SIMULINK or other open source software, are partially available through the e-class page of the T.U.C.
Introduction to Mechatronics. Intelligent control systems. (MPD 431)
Mechatronics deals with the design, study and optimization of complex multifield dynamical systems that include mechanical, electronic components connected through sensors, actuators and control units. This course is focused on modeling techniques for linear and nonlinear mechatronic systems as well as study of soft computing techniques for the intelligent control (fuzzy, neural and hybrid controllers) Homeworks are extensively based on MATLAB and related packages for fuzzy, neural and control systems. Teaching material is available through the e-class page of the T.U.C.