Amesim is a simulation software generally used for modeling and analysis of multi-domain systems. It allows system simulation engineers to virtually assess and optimize the performance of mechatronic systems. The software includes ready-to-use multi-physics libraries combined with application and industry-oriented solutions that are supported by powerful platform capabilities, to let you rapidly create models and accurately perform analysis. You can easily couple the software with major computer-aided engineering (CAE), computer-aided design (CAD) and controls software packages, interoperate it with the Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI), Modelica®, and connect it with other Simcenter solutions, Teamcenter and Excel.
Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines
Dynamics of particles, systems of particles and rigid bodies are studied in this course. In the first part of the course, kinematic analysis of position, velocity and acceleration of particles in rectilinear and curvilinear motions are studied. The Newton's principle and energy principle are introduced and applied to study kinetics of particles. Motion and dynamic response of rigid bodies are analyzed using impulse-momentum theorem, angular momentum theorem and energy principles. Description of the motion of rigid bodies using relative motions and moving coordinate systems are studied to solve kinematics and kinetics problem of rigid bodies. Developing ability to model and analyze dynamic systems found in the real-world applications is emphasized in this course.
Amesim is used to model the kinetics of rigid body dynamics which will be taught in the second part of the semester. This course uses Amesim’s Planar Mechanical library which has models dedicated for applications concerning planar motion of objects.
Formula SAE (Bearcats Motorsports)
The SAE International Formula SAE is an engineering design competition where students from different universities around the world compete. The students are tasked to build a small Formula-style internal combustion engine-powered racecar which will be judged on the basis of design, construction, performance, cost and overall package. This competition has given students an opportunity to improve and apply their engineering design and project management skills to a challenging, semi-professional competition. BCMS had competed in the 2019 FSAE competition and has finished 12th overall (out of 117 universities) at the FSAE Michigan event and 4th overall (out of 22) at the FSAE North event. Congratulations!
View Formula SAE 2019 Project.