Analysis and Synthesis of Mechanisms (ME 312)

2021 Fall
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Mechatronics(ME)
3
6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Volkan Pato─člu -vpatoglu@sabanciuniv.edu,
English
Undergraduate
ENS204
Formal lecture,Recitation
Interactive,Project based learning,Guided discovery
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CONTENT

This course is designed to equip students with fundamental theories and methodologies that are used in kinematic and dynamic analysis, and synthesis of mechanisms commonly encountered in machine design. Covered topics include: Analytical, graphical and computational techniques for displacement, velocity, and acceleration analyses; static and dynamic approaches for force analysis; kinematics and dynamics of cam-follower, screw, belt/chain drive mechanisms and gear trains; mechanism design process; graphical, analytical, and computational methods for mechanism synthesis.

OBJECTIVE

The goal of this course is to introduce juniors and seniors to basic methods in the synthesis, kinematic, and dynamic analysis of mechanisms commonly encountered in machine design.

LEARNING OUTCOME

Describe fundamental concepts in mechanisms (linkages, cams, gears, etc.) and describe the mechanism design process and identify basic types of mechanisms, joints and motion; determine degree of freedom (mobility) of mechanisms and equivalent linkages.
Perform position, velocity and acceleration analyses using graphical, analytical, and computer methods.
Analyze linkages, gear trains, belt and chain drive, cam-follower, and screw mechanisms. Perform force analysis in linkages using static and dynamic methods.
Synthesize mechanisms for prescribed path and motion generation using graphical, analytical, and computational methods.

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Final 25
Midterm 25
Participation 3
Group Project 22
Homework 25

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Textbook

- Norton, Design of Machinery: An Introduction to the Synthesis and Analysis of Mech-
anisms and Machines, Third Edition, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2003.

Readings

Lecture notes available through SUCourse.

Optional Readings

- Erdman, Sandor, and Kota, Mechanism Design: Analysis and Synthesis, Volume I,
Fourth Edition, Prentice Hall, 2001.
- Wilson and Sadler, Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery, Third Edition in SI Units,
Prentice Hall, 2003.

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