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Vibration with Simulink and ADAMS

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2020 ASEE North Central Section conference


Morgantown, West Virginia

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March 27, 2020

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March 27, 2020

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May 20, 2020

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Arjumand Ali Grand Valley State University

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Dr. Ali is an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering at Grand Valley State University. She received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in 2013. Her areas of interest and expertise include Dynamics, Controls, Vibrations, Mathematical Optimization, Multilevel Algorithms and Game Theory. She has taught courses in statics, dynamics, vibrations, kinematics, dynamic systems and controls.

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Mahdi Norouzi Grand Valley State University

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Mahdi Norouzi is currently an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the school of engineering at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, USA. His research focuses on stochastic mechanics, reliability-based design & analysis, and wind energy.

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This work in progress paper presents an active learning approach to teach vibrations effectively to students without any labs/hands on experiments. Computer simulation is a vital part of any course involving moving systems. Vibrations is mathematically very intensive course and often students find it very difficult and boring. To make this class interesting and engaging, the instructor integrated Simulink and MSC Adams in the course to help students understand the dynamics of moving parts and vibrating systems. This paper also presents results from a survey regarding how the software affected students’ learning and understanding of vibrating systems.

Ali, A., & Norouzi, M. (2020, March), Vibration with Simulink and ADAMS Paper presented at 2020 ASEE North Central Section conference, Morgantown, West Virginia. 10.18260/1-2--35752

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