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Mechanical Mechanisms

  • Course Code :
    MAN 311
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Mechanical Engineering

Instructor information :

Area of Study :

 Prepare student to analyze position, displacement, velocity and acceleration for planar mechanisms.  Develop students’ knowledge about different types of standard cams and equivalent mechanisms.  Train student to perform force analysis of planar mechanisms, gear trains and applications to engine balancing machines.

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Mechanical Mechanisms

Kinematics Fundamentals: geometry of motion and mechanism topology, Linkage mechanisms and planar robots: position, displacement, velocity, and acceleration (Graphical, Analytical and Computers Assisted Methods), Cam-follower mechanisms: design and analysis (Graphical, Analytical and Computers Assisted Methods), Standard cams and equivalent mechanisms, Kinematics of gear trains: gears terminology, simple, compound, and planetary gear trains, Dynamics fundamentals: force analysis of mechanisms, Applications to engine balancing machines, Applications and use of Computers for Mechanism Simulation and Animation.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Define various parts involved in kinematics of machines for different applications.
2- Identify requirements and the design aspects of basic machine elements.
3- Describe different types of cams and followers.
4- Estimates different methods to identify velocity, acceleration and force analysis of planar mechanisms.
5- Define the fundamentals of the theory of kinematics and dynamics of machines

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Analyze various cam motion profiles and follower mechanism, their classification and design based on the prescribed follower motion.
2- Construct different types of gear trains mechanisms.
3- Evaluate the planar mechanisms to overcome the existing forces.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Prepare a schematic drawing of a real-world mechanism.
2- Practice graphical methods to study the motion of a planar mechanism.
3- Use computer software to study the motion of a mechanism.
4- Demonstrate the common mechanisms used in machines and everyday life.
5- Apply graphical and analytical techniques for analysis of different mechanism types.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Demonstrate efficient IT capabilities.
2- Efficiently manage tasks, time and resources.


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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction to kinematics Fundamentals, Geometry of motion and mechanism topology, Linkage mechanisms and planar. robots 8 4 4
Velocity and acceleration analysis of any point on linkage for a plane motion. 12 6 6
Cam-follower mechanisms: design and analysis (Graphical, Analytical and Computers Assisted Methods). 10 6 4
Analysis of some standard cams and equivalent mechanisms. 10 4 6
Kinematics of gear trains: gears terminology, simple, compound, and planetary gear trains 8 4 4
Dynamics fundamentals: force analysis of mechanisms 4 2 2
Balancing of rotating masses. 4 2 2
Project follow -up. 4 2 2

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lecturing
Problem solving
Discussion
Project

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Assignment 5.00
Final Exam 40.00
Mid- Exam 1I 15.00
Mid- Exam I 15.00
Participation 5.00
Project 10.00
Quizzes 10.00

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Books:

Book Author Publisher

Course notes :

2. Lecture notes on the E-Learning Program (MOODLE), FUE Academic Advisor System.

Recommended books :

Charles E. Wilson and J. Peter Sadler, “Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery, SI Third Edition”, Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0131866419, (2003)

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