Dynamics and Control of Space Structures

Course #AE4816

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


Review of dynamics, finite element method, structural natural frequencies, mode shapes, and control of flexible structures. Smart sensors, actuators and applications to active vibration control, shape control, vibration isolation and fine beam pointing. Equation of motion of spacecraft with flexible structures, and control of spacecraft and flexible structures. The interaction of flexibility and control. Impact of flexibility on the performance of military spacecraft and future trends.

Included in degrees & certificates

  • 299


  • AE3830
  • ME3521
  • EC2300
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Academic Calendar

  •  06 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter pre-graduation awards ceremony

  •  09 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter last day of classes

  •  13 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter final examinations begin