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ME56000 - Kinematics

Fall 2016

Days/Time: TBA / TBA
Credit Hours: 3

Learning Objective:
To study the kinematics of planar linkages; the emphasis is on graphical techniques in mechanism design, however, the student can check the results using computer programs.

Description:
Analysis and synthesis of planar mechanisms; geometry of constrained plane motion with applications to linkage design; graphical techniques for velocity and acceleration analysis; the four-bar linkage; path curvature; fixed and moving polodes; inflection circle, radius of curvature and center of curvature; Bresse circle, acceleration center; cubic of stationary curvature; curvature of the polodes; finite displacements, three and four separated positions; pole triangle and pole quadrilateral.

Topics Covered:
Geometry of constrained plane motion with applications to linkage design; Graphical techniques for Velocity and Acceleration Analysis; The four-Bar Linkage; Path Curvature; Fixed and Moving Polodes; Inflection Circle, Radius of Curvature and Center of Curvature; Bresse Circle, Acceleration Center; Cubic of Stationary Curvature; Curvature of the Polodes; Finite Displacements, Three and Four Separated Positions; Pole Triangle and Pole Quadrilateral; Graphical, and analytical techniques in mechanism design.

Prerequisites:
ME 352 Machine Design I, or an equivalent Junior-level mechanism design course covering kinematics of mechanisms, statics and dynamics of rigid bodies.

Applied/Theory: 40/60

Web Address:
http://widget.ecn.purdue.edu/~me560

Web Content:
homework, syllabus, exams, notes, FAQs, contacts.

Homework:
One assignment per week (not collected); most problems will be taken from the textbook.

Projects:
None.

Exams:
Four exams (problems based on homework assignments), one take home midterm exam, and a final exam.in-class exams and one final exam.

Textbooks:
*Tentative-check the Office of the Registrar Textbooks for the official list*
Required-Uicker, J. J., Pennock, G. R., and Shigley, J. E., "Theory of Machines and Mechanisms," 3rd ed., Oxford University Press, 2003, ISBN 0-19-515598-X.

Computer Requirements:
ProEd minimum computer requirements.

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Tuition & Fees: view

Other Requirements:
None.

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