2020-Shelton, Therese - Remote Teaching Module - Car Suspensions
28 Jul 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Therese Shelton
In this modeling activity, students examine the spring-mass-dashpot that is part of a car suspension. We model a "quarter car'', meaning a single wheel, and compare effects of different masses, spring constants, damping coefficients, and the angle at which the assembly is installed....
14 Jul 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Therese Shelton, Brian Winkel
We examine the spring-mass-dashpot that is part of a car suspension, how the ride is related to parameter values, and the effect of changing the angle of installation. We model a "quarter car'', meaning a single wheel.
29 May 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
We are given data on the position of a mass in an oscillating spring mass system and we seek to discover approaches to estimating an unknown parameter.
28 May 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
This is a situation where we are charged with analyzing costs for a spring to meet certain specifications.
14 Oct 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Kimberly Spayd, James Puckett
This project guides students through experimental, analytical, and numerical techniques for understanding the heat (diffusion) equation with nonhomogeneous boundary conditions. In particular, students collect data and model a physical scenario in which heat energy diffuses through a long, thin...
26 Aug 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
We offer strategies for solving linear systems of nonhomogeneous differential equations of the form X'(t) = A X(t) + G(t) using a conjectured solution strategy for a system of constant coefficient, linear, nonhomogeneous, differential equations.