ME 447 - Comp Design & Dyn of Soft Syst

Fall 2021

TitleRubricSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Comp Design & Dyn of Soft SystME447GR475886LEC41400 - 1550 T R  305 Materials Science & Eng Bld Mattia Gazzola
Tejaswin Parthasarathy
Comp Design & Dyn of Soft SystME447UG475885LEC41400 - 1550 T R  305 Materials Science & Eng Bld Mattia Gazzola
Tejaswin Parthasarathy
Comp Design & Dyn of Soft SystME447ZJU76279LEC41400 - 1550 T R  305 Materials Science & Eng Bld Mattia Gazzola
Tejaswin Parthasarathy

Official Description

Provides a hands-on introduction to modern modeling and simulations techniques for heterogeneous structures made of assemblies of soft, elastic slender elements. Such systems are ubiquitous in nature, from animal musculoskeletal architectures to 'birds-nest' composite materials. They are also becoming increasingly relevant in robotics. Students will implement in python their own Cosserat rods-based solver. The developed solver will be then coupled with evolutionary optimization techniques for design, and reinforcement learning for control. Course Information: 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CS 101 OR CS 125; MATH 415.