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ME 581 Simulation of Mechanical Systems 

Course Description

This course introduces computational fundamentals, including digital logic; programming language, basic numerical analysis and data processing, as applied to mechanical simulation techniques.

 

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This course is available for Online study.

 

Course Instructor:

Dr. H. Joseph Sommer III

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University

337 Leonhard Building

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-863-8997

email: hjs1@psu.edu

 

M E 581 Simulation of Mechanical Systems (3) Introduces computational fundamentals, including digital logic; programming language, basic numerical analysis and data processing, as applied to mechanical simulation techniques.

 

Prerequisites: None

 

Required Textbook:

Computer-Aided Kinematics and Dynamics of Mechanical Systems, Haug

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Computer and Technology Requirements:
  

bullet Assignments and Projects in this course require the use of MATLAB or similar software. Students should be familiar with MATLAB or similar software. MATLAB software is available for student use in some of the on-campus engineering computer labs. MATLAB is also available from the PSU Software store: https://software.psu.edu/

 

The enrollment process is:

  1. Contact the the Office of Continuing and Distance Education for admission into the course at 814-865-7643.

  2. Complete and submit the Registration Form via mail, fax, or in person. See the Registration Page.

 

Office for Disability Services
Penn State welcomes students with disabilities into the University’s educational programs. If you have a disability‐related need for reasonable academic adjustments in this course, contact the Office for Disability Services (ODS) at 814‐863‐1807 (V/TTY). For further information regarding ODS, please visit the Office of Disability Services website at http://equity.psu.edu/ods

In order to receive consideration for course accommodations, you must contact ODS and provide documentation (see the documentation guidelines at http://equity.psu.edu/ods/guidelines. If the documentation supports the need for academics adjustments, ODS will provide a letter identifying appropriate academics adjustments. Please share this letter and discuss the adjustments with your instructor as early in the course as possible. You must contact ODS and request academic adjustment letters at the beginning of each semester.

 

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Penn State University
Office of Continuing and Distance Education in Engineering
301-A Engineering Unit C
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 865-7643   Fax: (814) 865-3969
E-mail: masdo@engr.psu.edu