EGR 352 - Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery Syllabus
Academic Unit: Padnos School of Engineering
Semester: Winter 1999
Class Times: 2:40-3:55pm - Mon, Wed, Fri in 611EC
Description: The kinematics of machines are analyzed explicitly and approximately
using computer based mathematical techniques. Topics covered include
planar mechanisms, positions, velocities, accelerations, spatial
mechanisms, cams, gears, planar dynamics and spatial dynamics.
Prerequisites: EGR 312, MTH 302
Instructor: Dr. John Farris
office: EC 618
office hours: 4-5pm - Mon, Wed, Fri
phone: (616) 336-7267
Textbook: Erdman, A.G., Sandor, G.N., Mechanism Design; Analysis and Synthesis,
Vol. 1, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall, 1997.
Jack, H. EGR 352 Course Notes, GVSU.
Computer Access: The student is expected to be able to use the following software packages.
Working Model, version 4
MathCAD version 7
AutoCAD version 14
Suitable hardware and software are available in EC 616.
Objectives: a) To give students a clear understanding of the inner nature of
mechanisms and machinery.
b) To stimulate students innovation and creativity in designing
mechanisms and mechanical systems.
c) To make use of modern computer based design tools
Instruction Methods: Lectures, projects and discussions.
Date Topic # Book Topic
01/11 1 Chapter 1 Course introduction, design and definitions
2 Basic mechanism types and diagrams
3 Grashofs equation and degrees of freedom
1/18 4 Chapter 2 Design and mechanisms
5 Chapter 3 Review of applicable mathematics
6 Position notations and equations
1/25 7 Position analysis of mechanisms
8 Mechanism Paths
9 Introduction to velocity
2/1 10 Instantaneous centers
11 Chapter 8 Design of mechanisms
12 Mechanisms synthesis
2/8 13 Two and three position design
MID TERM EXAM
02/15 14 Chapter 4 Introduction to acceleration
15 Calculation of accelerations
16 Chapter 5 Statics of mechanisms
2/22 17 Planar dynamics
18 Dynamics of mechanisms
19 Chapter 6 Cam types and applications
3/1 20 Motion profiles
21 Cam design
MID TERM EXAM
03/15 22 Chapter 7 Gears
23 Involute tooth profile
24 Design of spur gears
3/22 25 Helical gears
26 Bevel gears
27 Worm gears
3/29 28 Planetary gears
29 Supplement Matrix based analysis of spatial mechanisms
4/5 30 Inverse kinematics
31 Jacobian matrix
32 Supplement Kinematics and dynamics of internal combustion engines
04/12 Project Work
Grading: Tests 30%
Professional Participation 10%
Final Project 20%
Final Exam 25%
Tests and assignments will be given at natural points during the term as new
material is covered. Students will be expected to participate on a professional
level during the course, and so individual work will be assigned at times, with
expectation that it will be presented to the students/peers during lecture times.
A final project, involving construction, will be assigned and tested later in the
term. Marks will be some combination of performance and report. A final
examination will be given to conclude the work, and test the students global
comprehension of the material.
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