ME 321

ME 4600-321: Kinematics of Machines

What to Know



Goal: Relate the physical properties of mechanical elements such as linkages, gears, and cams and their kinematical behavior, that is, how does the design of mechanical elements affect the motion which they undergo?


Requirements: This class requires the following knowledge:
  • Dynamics (basic concepts of kinematics)
  • Linear Algebra (vectors, dot products, cross products, etc.)


Results: When this class is over, you should understand the following concepts:
  • Degree-of-freedom
  • Position, Velocity, and Acceleration in constrained systems
  • Mechanical design and analysis of gears and gear systems
  • Cam design


Schedule:
Week 01
Position
Week 02
Position
Week 03
Position and Velocity
Week 04
Velocity
Week 05
Velocity
Week 06
Acceleration
Week 07
Acceleration
Week 08
Gear Design
Week 09
Gear Design and Analysis
Week 10
Gear Analysis
Week 11
Cam Design
Week 12
Cam Design
Week 13
Synthesis of Mechanisms
Week 14
Synthesis of Mechanisms


Professor: Dr. Dane Quinn ()
ASEC-313b
330-972-6302
Lectures: 4600:321-080. M 6:40-9:00pm; Ayer 113
4600:321-081. W 6:40-9:00pm; Ayer 113
Office Hours: after class (also by appointment)
Text: C.E. Wilson and J.P. Sadler,
Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery;
3rd edition, Prentice-Hall, New Jersey, 2003.

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