THE DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
PROFESSOR: Dr. Venkat Krovi
OFFICE: 1012 Furnas Hall, North Campus
CONTACT INFO: 645-2593, x2264, email@example.com.
I am available to answer questions via email, typically within 24 hours.
LECTURES : M W F, -- 104 KNOX [view map]
RECITATION : M, -- 110 Knox [view map]
Norton, R.L.,“Design of Machinery: An Introduction to the Synthesis and
Analysis of Mechanisms and Machines,” 2nded. New Media Version, McGraw-
Hill, 2001. (See Website for Book: http://www.designofmachinery.com/DOM/)
OFFICE HOURS: MW,
To be announced
1022 Furnas Hall/ 1014 Furnas Hall
To provide a theoretical and practical foundation for analysis and design of articulated mechanical systems for desired applications.
This course is a detailed treatment of the analysis and synthesis of planar mechanisms including kinematics and dynamics of mechanisms, and cam design. By the end of the semester, the student will have gained a basic knowledge of mechanisms and will have sufficient understanding of the issues and methods to synthesize them in engineering design processes. Computer coding, utilizing existing mechanism software (discussed in class) and a final (group) hardware/software project will be expected.
Topics that will be covered in the course are:
I. Mechanism Design Characteristics
B. Degrees of Freedom
C. Mechanism Design
D. Grashof Criteria
II. Mechanism Analysis (Graphical/Analytical/Computer based)
A. Displacement Analysis
B. Velocity Analysis
C. Acceleration Analysis
III. Mechanism Synthesis
A. Motion Generation
B. Path Generation
C. Function Generation
IV. Force Analysis
A. Energy Methods
B. Newton-Euler Formulation
V. Cam Analysis &Design
Assignments will be collected during the class on the day they are due. Papers must be stapled, not folded or paper clipped. LATE ASSIGNMENTS WILL *NOT* BE ACCEPTED.
The course grade will be based on homework, 2 mid-terms, a project, and a final exam. Each week, there will be assignments. These will be some group assignments, but most are to be completed individually. For the group assignments, different groups will present their solutions and discuss them with the group. The final project is a competitive group project with the competition scheduled in the final 2 weeks of class. The tentative breakdown of marks for the course is:
Homework/Group Problems 10%
Midterms (2) 30%
Final Exam 40%
Academic dishonesty of any type (cheating, plagiarism, etc.) are grounds for receiving an F in this course. Collaboration on homeworks (including software assignments) is cheating and will result in an F.