Simulating complex systems in introductory dynamics

Kurt M. DeGoede, Elizabethtown College


The simulation projects in introductory dynamics course at the Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown were discussed. The simulation projects were done by the students in parallel with more typical assignments, which considered very demanding course by students. The simulation projects were done using Dynamic Designer embedded in Solid Edge. This combination provided a nice platform for these simulations since most of the students had learned Solid Edge in their introduction to engineering sequence and were therefore quite comfortable working with his package.