James W. Kamman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emeritus
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Western Michigan University
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Mechanical System Dynamics & Control

Numerical modeling of the dynamics and control of mechanical systems.

Multibody System Dynamics

Formulation and solution of equations of motion for systems with many interconnected rigid and/or flexible bodies.

Towed System Dynamics & Control

Modeling and analysis of towed marine systems.  These systems generally consist of a towing vessel (ship, helicopter, etc.), a towed vehicle with wings and control surfaces, and a towing cable.