Dr. Bobís Ohio University Courses
Teaching interests:† Mechanical systems;
kinematics, dynamics, controls, biomechanics, robotics, haptics.
All of my required and elective undergraduate and graduate courses require the use of MATLAB software as a tool for engineering simulations and animations.† This MATLAB Primer is intended to be a general introduction and reference source for MATLAB software in engineering.
A brief review of matrices and linear algebra is presented.
UC 1900 Mechanical Engineering Learning Community
The Mechanical Engineering Learning Community seminar is intended to engage first-year students in the major.† The goal is to help the student make a successful transition into the university culture by forming lasting friendships and study groups, presenting the academic expectations of the Russ College and Mechanical Engineering Department, exploring research and creative opportunities at Ohio University, encouraging participation in professional and community organizations, leading fun activities in Athens and the area, and discussing the Mechanical Engineering profession.
∑ Dr. Bob's UC 1900 NotesBook (required)
ME 3011 Mechanism Kinematics & Dynamics and Vibrational Modeling
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Analytical and graphical solutions of motion problems involving mechanical elements: linkages, gears, cams, and mechanical trains, etc.† Basic vibrational system modeling.
∑ Dr. Bob's Mechanical Vibrations NotesBook (also used in ME 3012)
Capstone Term Project
Working in teams of two, students must find a real-world mechanism, model it, and perform complete kinematics and inverse dynamics analysis. The system should be planar and one degree-of-freedom; all groups must do a different real-world mechanism application. In addition, students must:† Build a model of the mechanism; Present results orally to the class: teach us about the real-world issues; Prepare a written report detailing assumptions, modeling, results, and discussion.
ME 3011 ABET Outcomes:
Competence Level Outcomes:
1-2.4i.A) The analysis of position, velocity, and acceleration kinematics of mechanisms.
1-2.4i.B) The analysis of inverse dynamics of mechanisms.
Awareness Level Outcome:
1-2.4i.C) Basic analysis of cams and gears.
ME 3012 Linear Systems Control and Vibrations
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Modeling and formulations of physical systems. Transient and steady-state dynamic responses, and other fundamental theory of automatic controls and applications.† Free and forced vibrational system responses.
∑ Dr. Bob's Mechanical Vibrations NotesBook (also used in ME 3011)
∑ Michigan/CMU Controls Tutorials
Capstone Term Project
Working in teams of two, students must find a real-world control system, model it, and perform complete open-loop simulation, plus closed-loop controller design and simulation. Each team must attempt several different controllers and compare each to open-loop results and the desired performance specifications. The system should be linearized and SISO; all groups must do a different real-world control system. In addition, students must:† Simulate results using MATLAB (Simulink is recommended); Present results orally to the class: teach us about the real-world issues; Prepare a written report detailing assumptions, modeling, results, and discussion.
ME 3012ABET Outcomes:
Mastery Level Outcome:
e.3a) An ability to solve common engineering problems, including problems involving linear system modeling and analysis of 1 DOF system responses due to free and forced input.
††††††††††† e.3b) The ability to model and simulate single-input single-output linear systems.
Competence Level Outcome:
††††††††††† c.12) The ability to design, implement and evaluate controllers for linear systems.
ME 4290/5290 Mechanics & Control of Robotic Manipulators
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Classification and applications for mechanical manipulator systems. Manipulator motion description, forward kinematics transformations, and solution of inverse kinematics equations. Velocity kinematics and manipulator dynamics equations. Trajectory generation and control schemes including sensory feedback. Laboratory exercises to augment lecture material.
ME 4670 / BME 5670 Engineering Biomechanics of Human Motion
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Overview of human skeletal and muscular anatomy and physiology.† Application of engineering mechanics to the human musculoskeletal system.† Kinematics, statics, and dynamics of human motions.† Human motion metrology.