Mar 22, 2023  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ME 361 - Dynamics of Machinery

2 lecture hours 2 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course is an application of the principles of dynamics to mechanisms and machine elements. Topics will include kinematic and dynamic analysis of linkages and cam mechanisms. (prereq: ME 206 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Classify various types of common mechanisms
  • Perform position, velocity, and acceleration, and dynamic force analysis on closed loop kinematic chains
  • Synthesize plate cam profiles and analyze follower motion

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Engineering dynamics

Course Topics
  • Introduction to Kinematics (1 classes)
  • Position and Displacement, Loop Closure (4 classes)
  • Velocity Analysis (4 classes)
  • Acceleration Analysis (4 classes)
  • Review of Kinetics (2 classes)
  • Dynamic Force Analysis (6 classes)
  • Cam Motion Profiles (3 classes)
  • Fundamental Law of Gearing, Gear Trains (4 classes)
  • Testing and Review (2 classes)

Robert Rizza

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