Automotive Engineering

Advanced Mechanics

Integrated course, 4.00 ECTS


Course content

Introduction to Analytical Mechanics: statements of the principle of virtual work, d’Alembert’s principle and Lagrange’s equations of the 2nd kind and their application to particles, systems of particles, rigid bodies and systems of rigid bodies; application of energy principles and variational methods in the strength of materials

Learning outcomes

Alternative approach to the formulation of physical problems

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

D. A. Wells: Lagrangian Dynamics : with a Treatment of Euler’s Equations of Motion, Hamilton’s Equations and Hamilton’s Principle. Schaum, New York, 1967
C. Lanczos: The Variational Principles of Mechanics. 4th ed., University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1970 (Repr.: New York, Dover Publications, 1986)

Mode of delivery

4 ECTS Integrated course: lectures and tutorials

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basic knowledge of Newton-Euler Mechanics
including the related mathematical knowledge

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam