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Hodgkinson, Bobby F



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  • ASEN 2001 - Aerospace 1: Introduction to Statics, Structures, and Materials
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Introduces models and analytical/numerical methods for statics and structural analysis. Topics include force/moment equilibrium, truss analysis, beam theory, stress/strain, failure criteria, and structural design. Matlab proficiency required.
  • ASEN 2002 - Aerospace 2: Introduction to Thermodynamics and Aerodynamics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Introduces the fundamental principles and concepts of thermodynamics and fluid dynamic systems. Emphasizes the synthesis of basic science (physics), mathematics and experimental methods that form the basis for quantitative and qualitative analyses of general aerospace technology systems. Proficiency in Matlab required.
  • ASEN 2003 - Aerospace 3: Introduction to Dynamics and Systems
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
    Introduces the principles of particle and planar rigid body dynamics, systems, and controls. Topics include kinematics, kinetics, momentum and energy methods, system modeling, and simple feedback control. Class includes experimental and design laboratory exercises for aerospace applications of dynamic principles.
  • ASEN 2012 - Experimental and Computational Methods in Aerospace Engineering Sciences
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Introduces statistical, experimental, and computational methods used in aerospace engineering sciences. Usage of MatLab is extensive.
  • ASEN 2802 - Aerospace Sciences Lab I
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023
    Provides an introductory laboratory experience in aerospace sciences, with a focus on statics, structural mechanics, thermodynamics, and aerodynamics. Emphasizes model-based design, experimental data collection, and interpretation of experimental data.
  • ASEN 2803 - Dynamics and Controls Lab
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Summer 2023
    Experimental and design laboratory exercises for aerospace applications of dynamics, systems, and controls principles.
  • ASEN 4018 - Senior Projects 1: Design Synthesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Focuses on the synthesis of technical knowledge, project management, design process, leadership, and communications within a team environment. Students progress through the design process beginning with requirements development, then preliminary design and culminating with critical design. Offered fall only.
  • ASEN 4028 - Senior Projects 2: Design Practicum
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2024
    Focuses on the fabrication, integration, verification and validation of designs produced in ASEN 4018. Students work within the same teams from ASEN 4018. Offered spring only.
  • GEEN 1400 - Engineering Projects
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021 / Spring 2024
    First-year students solve real engineering design problems in interdisciplinary teams. Design projects vary by section. Curriculum focuses on iterative design process, teamwork and team dynamics, supporting design with testing and analysis, and technical writing. Completed projects are exhibited at an end-of-semester design expo. Students responsible for contributing towards their design project budget and poster costs, and purchasing safety glasses (approximately $75).


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