# Recent content by Bluestribute

1. ### RK4 for Spring System

So when you say acceleration is a function of position, are you saying F = ma = -kΔx (english language to math language is not my strong suit! Haha)? So would ak1 just be -kΔx/m? I think if I can get that relationship, I could figure out the implementation . . . I think
2. ### RK4 for Spring System

So in the example above, are you using the K values only on calculating acceleration? Then do you solve it like normal, or would you repeat that process for X and V, where V would be solved using K values? Cause the way I know it is that the K values are in the form h*f (where f is the multivar...
3. ### RK4 for Spring System

I'm not sure if this is the appropriate place, but I've just been searching, with no luck, on how to solve a spring system with RK4 (hence the math section, since it's a Runge Kutta question). How would you set it up to change position based on spring properties? I haven't really found any...
4. ### Blasius Model in Matlab

I found this Matlab code: %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% % Program: blasius % % Solve the Blasius problem % using 2nd order Runge-Kutta % % Mark Blyth 2007 %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% clear all close all clc % Clears the command window %% % Set initial condition, step...
5. ### Blasius Model in Matlab

. . . Possibly I have learned that? . . . So here's the equations for fj and gj we were given: gj = [∆η2/4][2gj+1/∆η2 + 2gj-1/∆η2 + fj([gj+1-gj-1]/2∆η)] fj = ∆η[fj-1/∆η + (gj+gj-1)/2] = fj-1 + ∆η(gj + gj-1) So to solve that, do I need to put in random initial guess to help iterate through...
6. ### Blasius Model in Matlab

The B.C.'s we have are f(0) = 0, f'(0) = 0, and f'(∞) = 1, and that's directly relatable to η (so pretty much f(η), or at least that's what it looks like). I guess that math sort of confuses me than. I'm looking at this without much going on upstairs. I have a whole bunch of letters, like f and...
7. ### Blasius Model in Matlab

1. Homework Statement Program, without any built in functions (like ODE45), a solution to the Blasius Equation in Matlab that outputs boundary layer profiles for given x values, u values, etc. 2. Homework Equations 2f''' + f''f = 0 fj = fj-1 + Δη/2 * (gj + gj-1) gj = [Δη2/4][2gj+1/Δη2 +...
8. ### Engineering Feedback Control: Modeling Mechanical System with Circuit

So I'm gonna do it the capacitance way just 'cause that's what we have in our lecture notes (the brief brief notes). I have the spring and mass 1 in series, and that series is in parallel with the second mass, which is in series with the current supply. So the laplace equations are something...
9. ### Engineering Feedback Control: Modeling Mechanical System with Circuit

X2/Fin = (m1s^2 + k) / (m1m2s^4 + k(m1 + m2)s^2) is the transfer function they got
10. ### Engineering Feedback Control: Modeling Mechanical System with Circuit

That's actually one of the website I used haha. So I guess now it's just making sure the circuit is correct. I have the force (current) in one loop that has the x2 node and m2 inductor. Then another loop which has the x2 and m2, a 1/k capacitor, and ends with an m1 inductor from the x1 node...
11. ### Engineering Feedback Control: Modeling Mechanical System with Circuit

1. Homework Statement Find the transfer function for the following mechanical system with force input fin and output x2. 2. Homework Equations 3. The Attempt at a Solution The reason I left the equations blank is because I'm not sure how to appropriately model this scenario. I've seen two...
12. ### Simple Electrical Modeling Question (w/ only C and L)

Woopsie, right. LC Ok sweet, thanks. I just can't remember something we might have glossed over a few years ago . . . and no one recently has said "You can do this to a derivative". They just sorta do it on their own.
13. ### Simple Electrical Modeling Question (w/ only C and L)

1. Homework Statement Find a differential equation that describes the circuit that includes only vin and vout as variables. 2. Homework Equations C(dvin - dvout)/dt = i vin - vout = L(di/dt) 3. The Attempt at a Solution So the answer I got was: C(d2vout/dt2) + vout = LC(d2vin/dt2) My...
14. ### Determine force of water on plate

So are you saying the CS integral will simply be ρV2A, and the other term will be ρV(dv/dt). Since you said a rate of change. And I don't know how to relate explicitly density and velocity to force
15. ### Determine force of water on plate

1. Homework Statement As water flows through the pipe at a velocity of 5 m/s, it encounters the orifice plate, which has a hole in its center. The pressure at A is 255 kPa , and at B it is 180 kPa, Assume water is ideal fluid, that is, incompressible and frictionless. Determine the force the...