Mariappan " Jawa" Jawaharlal, Ph.D.

Dynamics of Machinery (Mechanism Design)

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Drinking Assistant

Stamping Mechanism

8-Bar Mechanism - Solidworks Cosmos Motion Physical Simulation - Flash File
Inverted Slider Crank

Design of Machinery, 3 rd Edition, Robert Norton, McGraw Hill, Inc.

Mechanism Design, Vol. 1, Erdman, Sandor and Kota , Prentice Hall
Theory of Machines and Mechanisms, Shigley and Uicker, McGraw Hill
Mechanism in Modern Engineering Design, Artobolvesky, Vol. 1 7, Mir Publishers, Moscow
Ingenious Mechanisms, Vol. 1-4, Industrial Press
Mechanism and Mechanical Devices Source Book, Chironis, McGraw Hill
A Unified Approach for Mechanism Synthesis Using Exact Gradient Approach, Jawaharlal Mariappan, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Massachusetts, 1994

Grading Policies - Approximate Course Grading
Special Assignments and Project 25%
Quizzes 25%
Midterm Exam 25%
Final Exam 25%
Final exam 30%






Week 1

Introduction, Kinematics fundamentals, Grashof condition, Type synthesis

Week 2

Graphical synthesis techniques, linkage cardboard models

Week 3

Position analysis graphical, algebraic (closed form) and numerical

Week 4

Analytical synthesis techniques

Week 5

Velocity analysis - graphical, instant center, and analytical

Week 6

Acceleration analysis graphical and analytical

Week 7

Acceleration analysis graphical and analytical

Week 8

Dynamics fundamentals and dynamic force analysis

Week 9

Cam Design

Week 10

Cam Design, design report, topic of Instructor's choosing


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