28559 - Laboratory of Automated Machines T

Academic Year 2022/2023

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Automation Engineering (cod. 9217)

    Also valid for First cycle degree programme (L) in Automation Engineering (cod. 9217)

Course contents

The course program is composed of three sections:

  • Introduction to: fundamentals of kinematics, laws of motion and optimal transmission ratio.
  • Kinematic, dynamic and structural analysis of the main Automatic Machines mechanisms.
  • Design of mechanical components used in automatic machines.


  • Course slides
    Luigi Biagiotti · Claudio Melchiorri, Trajectory Planning for Automatic Machines and Robots, Springer-Verlag, 2008
  • David Myszka Machines & Mechanisms: Applied Kinematic Analysis, 2012
  • Richard G. Budynas, J. Keith Nisbett, Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design, McGraw-Hill, 2011

Teaching methods

Teaching is organized according to the following phases:

1. Frontal teaching in the classroom on theoretical aspects.

2. Exercices on CAD drawing and numerical simulations in the computer lab.

3. Design, numerical simulation and drawing of a complex mechanism assigned to students' groups.

Assessment methods

Assessment by oral exam, during which the following topics will be discussed:

  • Exercises collected in the notebook with applied theory.
  • Technical report on the mechanism designed and developed by the students' group.

Teaching tools

  • PowerPoint presentations for lectures.
  • Creo Parametric CAD software for 3D drawing, kinematic, dynamic and structural analysis of mechanisms.
  • Computer laboratory.

Office hours

See the website of Tommaso Maria Brugo