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Mechanics of Machines

Sohail Iqbal

ME 325: Mechanics of
Machines

CREDIT HOURS: 3-0

TEXT BOOKS: Design of Machinery 3rd edition, an introduction to the


Synthesis and Analysis of Mechanisms and Machines, by Robert L.
Norton.

Theory of Machines by R.S Khurmi, J.K Gupta.

REFERENCE BOOKS:

1. Mechanism Design Vol. 7th P Edition By Erdman and Sanders.


McGraw-Hill 1992.

2. Principles of Mechanisms By F. Dyson Oxford University Press,1928

3. Theory of Machines By W.G. Green Blackie & Son Ltd, 1955

CONTACT HOURS: 3 per week

Mechanics of Machines

This course mainly deals with the state of rest or motion of


bodies under the action of a single or multiple forces.

This course deals with Newtons Second Law of motion which is


considered as a foundation for the design and analysis of
various structural, and mechanical devices found in a wide
range of engineering applications.

The Mechanics of Machines course will cover kinematics and


kinetics of particles and rigid bodies using force and
acceleration, work and energy, and impulse and momentum
principles.

Objectives

The primary objective of this course is to develop the skills and


technical acumen of students to predict the effects of force,
motion and their interaction in the design and operational cycles
of machines.

This course builds a foundation of capability for the solution,


analysis and synthesis of a wide variety of practical engineering
problems in a logical and effective manner.

Outcome
Apply knowledge of basic sciences and maths
Learn the basic principles of mechanics and
machines;
Apply Newtons laws of motion;
Identify problems and find solutions;
Apply acquired knowledge to solve new
problems;
Develop new ideas and logical explanation.

Assessment
Assignment 5%
Quiz

10%

Project

20%

Mid

25%

Finals

40%

Pre requisites
Statics
Dynamics

Detail of Syllabus
1. Introduction
2. Kinematic Fundamentals
3. Graphical Linkage Synthesis
4. Position Analysis
5. Analytical Linkage Synthesis
6. Velocity Analysis
7. Acceleration Analysis
8. Dynamics Fundamentals
(a) Newtons Approach
9. Software Approach
(a) Working Model
(b) Pro E
10. Friction between un-lubricated surfaces, screw threads and efficiency, friction of
pivot, Collar and conical bearing

11. Cone, plate and centrifugal clutch


12. Belts and rope drives
13. Chains and sprockets
14. Bands and shoe brakes
15. Governors, effort and power, sensitivity, controlling force and stability
16. Gyroscope
17. Geometry of gears, simple and compound gear trains
18. Epicyclic trains, compound epicyclic trains, torque on gear trains
19. Dynamometers
20. Turning moment diagram, flywheels
21. Valve diagrams and valve gears, steering gears
22. Balancing, engine balancing
23. Tests and Reviews