This book presents an introduction to MATLAB and its applications in engineering problem solving. The book is designed as an introductory course in MATLAB for engineers. The classical methods of electrical circuits, control systems, numerical methods, optimization, direct numerical integration methods, engineering mechanics and mechanical vibrations are covered using MATLAB software.
The numerous worked examples and unsolved exercise problems are intended to provide the reader with an awareness of the general applicability to electrical circuits, control systems, numerical methods, optimization, direct numerical integration methods, engineering mechanics and mechanical vibrations using MATLAB.
Extensive references to guide the student to further sources of information on electrical circuits, control systems, numerical methods, optimization, direct numerical integration methods, engineering mechanics, and mechanical vibrations using MATLAB is provided at the end of each chapter.
Rao V. Dukkipati is a Professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering, and the Director of Graduate Program at Fairfield University as well as a consultant in the field of road vehicle accident reconstruction. He is member of the Connecticut Academy of Sciences and Engineering (CASE), and a Fellow of both the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineers (CSME). Dr. Dukkipati`s other professional memberships include the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), and SAE International. He has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma Sate University (1973), an MS in Mechanical Engineering from both the Andhra University, India (1969) and the University of New Brunswick, Canada (1971), a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Statistics from Andhra University (1969), and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Sri Venkateswara University, India (1966). Dr. Dukkipati`s specialised areas of teaching and research include mechanical design, mechanics, vibrations, control systems, engineering system dynamics, economy and reliability, quality control, advanced engineering mathematics, vehicle dynamics and road vehicle accident reconstruction. Previously, Dr. Dukkipati worked at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft of Canada of the United Technologies Corporation in Montreal, Canada, and the National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa, Canada, the University of Windsor, Windsor, Canada, and the University of Toledo, Ohio. He is a licensed professional engineer in the province of Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Dukkipati has published more than 300 papers in national and international journals and conferences and numerous technical reports. He has authored/co-authored more than 50 engineering books spanning a range of topics that includes vibrations, control systems, engineering system dynamics, economy and reliability, quality control, advanced engineering mathematics, robotics, numerical methods, kinematics and dynamics, railway vehicle dynamics, and road vehicle dynamics. Dr. Dukkipati was awarded the 2008 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) New England Section Outstanding Teacher Award.