31394 - Foundations of Machine Mechanics T-1

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

Students are introduced to the kinematical and dynamical analysis and synthesis of the machines.

Course contents


1.     Machines and mechanisms

2.     Kinematical analysis of planar and spatial mechanisms.

3.     Static and dynamical analysis of planar and spatial mechanisms..

4.     Mechanical vibrations

5.     Machine components and subsystems . Brakes. Clutches. Transmission of rotating motion.  Gears. Rigid and flexible mechanical joints.; Rolling bearings. Shafts: critical speed; balancing techniques.



- E. Funaioli, A. Maggiore, U. Meneghetti, Lezioni di Meccanica applicata alle macchine, Parte prima - Fondamenti di Meccanica delle Macchine, Patron, Bologna, 2005;

- N.Belfiore, A. Di Benedetto, E. Pennestri', Fondamenti di meccanica applicata alle macchine, Casa editrice Ambrosiana, Rozzano (Mi), 2011;

- M.Callegari, P. Fanghella, F. Pellicano, Meccanica applicata alle macchine, Citta' Studi edizioni, Novara, 2017;

- B. Paul, Kinematics and Dynamics of planar machinery, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J. USA, 1979;

- S. Doughty, Mechanics of Machines, J. Wiley, New York, USA, 1988;

- C. E. Wilson, J. P. Sadler, W. J. Michels, Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery, Harper and Row, New York, USA; IIIed., 1994

- W.T. Thomson, Theory of vibration with applications, Chapman &Hall, London, UK, IV ed., 1993;

- M.L. James, G.M. Smith, J.C. Wolford, P.W. Whaley, Vibration of Mechanical and Structural Systems, Harper & Row, NY, USA, IIed., 1994;

- M.Callegari, P. Fanghella, F. Pellicano, Meccanica applicata alle macchine, Citta'Studi edizioni, Novara, II ed., 2017;

- SKF, I cuscinetti volventi, quaderno SKF 1335, Torino, 1989, freely distributed under license;

- M. Griseri, SKF, Elementi di meccanica delle trasmissioni: calcolo degli sforzi sui sopporti, quaderno SKF 1160I, Torino 1996 freely distributed under license;

Teaching methods

Lectures with blackboard,and slides and notebook+overhead projector.

Assessment methods

Oral examination: discussion of topics listed in the program. Solution of a numerical application concerning:

- Static and kinematical analysis of machine;

- modeling of the vibration behaviour of sdof and mdof mechanical systems

Teaching tools

Lectures with blackboard,and  slides and notebook+overhead projector.

Office hours

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