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Department of Mechanical

Engineering


Mohammad Ali Jinnah University
Islamabad Campus
Mechanics of Machines (ME 3033)
Course Designation: Core
Credits: 3
No. of Sessions per week: 2
Session Duration: 80 min
Semester: Fall 2014
Course Instructor
Dr. Azfar Khalid
Faculty Office-2, 2
nd
Floor, E Block
Phone: 272
E-mail: azfar.khalid@jinnah.edu.pk

Class Timings
Section S-2 Tuesday: 1100~1220 Thursday: 1100~1220
Section S-1 Tuesday: 1300~1420 Thursday: 1300~1420

Office Hours
Monday & Wednesday: 1100~1400

Catalog Data

ME 5623: Mechanism Design, Credits 3. To give introduction to basic mechanisms, the course will
emphasize on mathematical modeling of planar mechanisms. The conceptual modeling practice will
start from basic concepts and lead to build complete theoretical models of mechanisms.

Textbook
Design of Machinery, An introduction to the synthesis and analysis of mechanisms and machines by
Robert L. Norton
References
1. Theory of Machines by J.E. Shigley, Mcgraw-Hill.
2. Lung-Wen Tsai, Robot Analysis-The mechanics of serial and parallel manipulator.
3. J J Craig, Introduction to Robotics, Mechanics and Control, Addison Wesley.


Department of Mechanical
Engineering


Mohammad Ali Jinnah University
Islamabad Campus
Course Objectives
Mechanism design course would help students in achieving the following objectives:
To help in understanding different types of mechanisms and underlying concepts of kinematics.
To build mathematical models of mechanisms and develop position, velocity and acceleration
relations.
To understand the dynamic characteristics of planar mechanisms.

Course Outline

1. Chapter 1-General Principles and background (2 Session)
Kinematics and Kinetics.
Mechanisms and machines.
Mechanism Design Process.

2. Chapter 2- Kinematics (2 Session)
Degrees of Freedom
Links, Joints and kinematic chains
Planar vs. spatial mechanisms

3. Chapter 2- Kinematics (4 Sessions)
Four-bar linkage.
Grashofs condition.
Practical considerations.

4. Chapter 3- Synthesis (4 Sessions)
Path and motion generation.
Coupler curves and cognates.
Straight line mechanisms
Dwell mechanisms

5. Chapter 4- Position Analysis (2 Session)
o Coordinate transformation and complex motion
o Graphical methods
o Analytical methods

6. Chapter 6-Velocity Analysis (2 Session)
Graphical methods using instant centers
Analytical methods

7. Chapter 7- Acceleration Analysis (2 Session)
Acceleration analysis examples
Practical aspects
Department of Mechanical
Engineering


Mohammad Ali Jinnah University
Islamabad Campus

8. Chapter 8- CAM-Follower (4 Sessions)
Types of CAMS and follower motion
CAM functional considerations
CAM design and manufacturing considerations

9. Chapter 9 Gear Trains (4 Sessions)
Fundamentals of gearing
Simple and compound gear trains
Transmissions and Differentials

10. Part 2 - Dynamics (6 Sessions)
Dynamics fundamentals
Dynamic force analysis
Balancing
Computer Usage
Students have to learn the Matlab based Sim-mechanics tool box which will help them in designing
and evaluation of mechanism functioning. Another software is available with the text book on which
the students can work on to solve the problems.

Projects /Design Activities
The course involves a project activity during which students have to design and synthesize a
mechanism of their own choice. This will enhance their knowledge and design skills.

Evaluation Methods
1. Assignments 5%
2. Project 15%
3. Quizzes 15%
4. Midterm Exam 20%
5. Final Exams 45%

Student Learning Outcome
Students will learn about the design and synthesis of mechanisms, and machines and the underlying
concepts of kinematics. They will learn about links, Joints, kinematics chains, Degrees of freedom of
planar mechanisms. Special emphasis is given to enhance the student capability in building analytical
models of mechanisms. This will enable students to characterize the mechanisms before making or
bringing the mechanisms into realization.

Department of Mechanical
Engineering


Mohammad Ali Jinnah University
Islamabad Campus

Homework assignments

Problems similar to the following textbook problems


Chapter No. Problem No.
2 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 11
2 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 25, 29
3 1, 2, 3, 9, 14, 16, 22, 42, 47
4 2, 5, 7, 13, 18
6 1, 4, 6, 10, 12, 15, 21, 30, 36, 41, 56
7 1, 5, 6, 10, 17, 25, 36, 48
8 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9
9 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 19, 26, 28, 30, 33, 42
10 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 22, 25
12 1, 2, 4, 7, 13, 24, 26, 33

Course Professional Outcome / Industrial Usage
Students learn to formulate, design and synthesize mechanisms of practical nature. This will
help them in enhancing their design capabilities and solve problems related to mechanical
and mechatronic systems.
Course Learning Outcome
1. Develop a general understanding of concepts of kinematics, links, joints, Degree of freedom
and dynamics of planar mechanisms. (Knowledge & comprehension)
2. Synthesize mechanisms of practical nature like Quick return, straight line and Dwell
mechanisms. (Synthesis)
3. Learn the graphical and analytical techniques for position, velocity and acceleration analysis
of planar mechanisms. (analysis)
4. Application of concepts in the design of advanced mechanisms like CAM-Follower, Gear
trains and engine balancing. (Application)
ABET Category
1. Engineering Science/ Taught 2.5 Credit
2. Engineering Design/ Quiz/ Project 0.5 Credit