Design of Mechanisms
ME 37200/ 3 Cr.
This course presents fundamental concepts on kinematics and dynamic analysis of linkages and mechanical systems; analytical and graphical approaches to analysis; vector loop and relative velocity/acceleration solutions; design and analysis of cams and gears.
- Available Online: No
- Credit by Exam: No
- Laptop Required: No
Pre-requisite: ME 26200, ME 27200, and ME 27400.
Mechanics of Machines, Cleghorn and Nikolai, Oxford, 2nd or later Edition.
- Velocity and acceleration analysis as an integral part in the process of design
- Static and dynamic force analysis as an integral part in the process of design
- Design of mechanisms and mechanical components such as cams, gears, springs, screws, and clutches, which meet given design criteria, including strength requirements
- Design of mechanical systems such as cam-followers and gear train, which meet key performance requirements, including motion and dynamic performance
- Develop effective/professional written and oral communication skills through report writing and oral presentation
- Identify the mechanical system that satisfies the given engineering requirements
- Describe the necessary assumptions in designing mechanical systems
- Apply proper engineering principles and theories to solve open-ended design problems
- Perform kinematic and dynamic analyses using both graphical and analytical techniques
- Perform mechanism analysis and simulation using computer tools
- Evaluate the performance of mechanical systems
- Design linkages, cams, gears and other machine elements for both motion and strength requirements
- Communicate design work through written report and oral presentation
- Conduct Library/Internet search of patents and literature
- Explain the potential of designed mechanical systems on environment and society, including safety
- Kinematic analysis: fundamentals, position, velocity and acceleration
- Static and dynamic force analysis
- Design and analysis of cams
- Design and analysis of gears and gear trains
- Design and analysis of linkages and other mechanisms