Theory of Mechanisms

Course Description

Synthesis of linkage-type mechanisms using graphical and computer methods. Introduction to mechanisms and simple machines. More on machines and mechanisms. Planar and spatial mechanisms. Kinematics and dynamics of mechanisms. Links. Frames and kinematic chains. Skeleton outline. Pairs. Higher pairs. Lower pairs and linkages. Kinematic analysis and synthesis. Basic kinematics of constrained rigid bodies. Planar linkages. Cams. Gears. Other mechanisms.



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