44863 - Mechanics of Machines (Graduate Course)

Academic Year 2008/2009

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Second cycle degree programme (LS) in Civil Engineering (cod. 0452)

Learning outcomes

To supply essential knowledges for kinematic, static and dynamic analysis of the most common mechanical systems.

Course contents

1) Machines and Mechanisms. Kinematic Pairs. Links, Joints, Degrees of Freedom. 2) Forces and Work. Mechanical Efficiency. 3) Driving Motor and Driven Machine.  4) Friction and Wear. Rolling Bearings. Vehicle over a road. 5) Lubrication of Joints.  6) Basic Kinematics of Rigid Body. 7) Plane Linkages. Analysis and applications of planar linkages. Universal Joint. 8) Toothed Gears. 9) Geared Systems. 10) Lifting Machines. Belts and Chains.11) Basic Rigid Body Dynamics. 12) Flywheel. 13) Vibrations of Single-degree-of-freedom Systems. 14) Basic Rotor Dynamics. 15) Introduction to Oil Hydraulics.


E. Funaioli, A. Maggiore, U. Meneghetti, Lezioni di Meccanica applicata alle macchine, Prima parte: Fondamenti di Meccanica delle macchine. Pàtron, Bologna

Teaching methods

Lectures in Classroom.

Assessment methods

Oral examination.

Teaching tools

Models and examples of mechanisms and mechanical components.

Office hours

See the website of Alessandro Zanarini