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Dynamics Of Machines

A single semester course that examines the dynamic nature of machine elements and mechanisms, including, gearing, belt drives, linkages, cams and balancing. Gearing parameters are highlighted from the view of geometrical compatibility, speed ratios, and power characteristics. Common linkage mechanisms are analyzed graphically and by theoretical formula to determine relative and absolute velocities and accelerations. Belt drives and cam/follower mechanisms are investigated both in terms of theoretical formulas and critical design parameters. A final topic on dynamic balancing of rotary systems is discussed using graphical techniques.