84232 - Fundamentals of Mechanics of Machines M

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Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

This course aims at strengthening student’s knowledge about the mechanical components that compose machines and underlie industrial automation. At the end of the course, the student possesses the fundamental notions and methodologies for the study of problems concerning modelling and analysis of mechanical transmissions. In particular, he/she is able to perform the kinematic, kinetostatic and dynamic analyses of simple planar mechanisms and drives.

Course contents

Kinematics of points and rigid bodies.

  • Position, velocity and acceleration
  • Degrees of freedom and constraints
  • Instantaneous rigid motions
  • Finite rigid motions
  • Planar rigid motion

Kinematics of multibody systems.

  • Machines and mechanisms
  • Kinematic pairs
  • Degrees of freedom
  • Kinematics of planar 1-dof mechanisms
  • Graphical kinematic analysis

Kinetostatics of multibody systems.

  • Systems of generalized forces
  • Equilibrium of generalized forces
  • Constraint reactions
  • Equilibrium of multibody systems
  • Gravitational forces
  • Inertia forces
  • Power and Kinetic energy
  • Graphical force analysis

Dissipative actions in machine components.

  • Kinetic and static friction
  • Efficiency
  • In-series and in-parallel machines
  • Graphical kinetostatic analysis in case of friction

Office hours

See the website of Michele Conconi

See the website of Marco Carricato