MEC 411 Kinematic and Dynamics of Machinery

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MEC
411


Kinematic and Dynamics of Machinery



College of Engineering and Computer Science

Course Syllabus


Course Name:


Kinematic and Dynamics of Machinery



Course Number:

MEC 411

Course Prerequisite:


MEC 310




Credit hours: 3


Instructor’s Name:

Telephone:


Email:

Class Location:

Class Time:

Office Location:





Office Hours:


1.

Course Description


Kinematics of mechanisms; Vector
methods of analysis of plane mechanisms; Force analysis
in mechanisms; Static and dynamic balancing of machines; Analysis and synthesis of cams;
Introduction to kinematics of robotic manipulators.


2.

Learning outcomes


Upon successful
completion

of this cour
se, a student will be able to:

1.

Demonstrate an understanding of the
basic kinematics concepts related to planer
mechanisms and search for some commonly used mechanisms in practice

2.

Perform position, velocity and acceleration analysis of planer mechanisms

3.

Synthesize cams for desired output motions

4.

Determine forces and torques under static and dynamic loading for realistic
mechanisms

5.

Achieve static and dynamic balance of rotating machinery

6.

Understand basic kinematics concepts related to simple robotics


7.

Perform analysis and simulation of mechanisms using computers

8.

Investigate approaches that lead to establish small business

9.

Engage students in long life learning by involving them in library, internet and other
sources search for rea
l life mechanisms

applications.


3.

Course Content




Introduction to mecha
nisms, mobility, applications (1

week).



Vectors, loop equations, position analysis (1 week)



Velocity analysis(2 weeks)



Acceleration analysis (2 weeks)



Static and dynamic force analysis in planer
mechanisms (3 weeks)



Cam and cam synthesis (2 weeks)



Balancing of rotating machinery (2 weeks)



Introduction to kinematics of robot manipulators (2 weeks)



4.

Pedagogy


Learning Process


The instructors will not expect students to be passive recipients of information. They will
expect students to participate actively in their own learning. Learning activities will
include lectures, computer exercises, project and laboratory sessions. Both
group and
individual work will be expected. Students may also be expected to participate in
student
-
instructor conferences, small group discussions, audio visual aid presentations,
classroom experiments and in other methods of presenting and analyzing info
rmation.
Students will also be expected to read the textbooks or other assigned reading outside
of class and to participate in the critical evaluation of the material through small
-
group
and class discussion and individual writing.


5.

Educational Resources



Textbook


Norton, R. L.

(2004)
,

Design of Machinery
, 3
rd

Edition, McGraw
-
Hill, New York.



References

Wilson, C. E. and Sadler, J. P.

(2003)
,

Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery,

3
rd

Edition,
Harper Collins College Publishers.



6.

Student Assessments


Mid
-
term Examination

20%

Final Examination


40%

Quizzes



20%

Assignments



10%

Project
*



10%


*
The students are to choose one of the following options:



Research paper analysis and discussion. The students will select a journal paper related
to one of
the course topics in order to analyze and present to class.



Contemporary issues related to the course. The students are to prepare a report on one
of the contemporary issues related to the one of the course topics.



Experimental analysis and discussion. The

students will assigned to conduct an
experimental study related to one of the course topics.

E
ach group
ha
s to present
the

project
findings
to the class.



7.

Grading Key


Grade

Percent age

Description

Grade Point

A

90
-
100

Excellent

4

B+

85
-
89

Very good

3.5

B

80
-
84

Good

3

C+

75
-
79

Very Satisfactory

2.5

C

70
-
74

Satisfactory

2

D+

65
-
69

Pass +

1.5

D

60
-
64

Pass

1

F

Less than 60

Fail

0.0

I


Incomplete

0.0


8.

Attendance

For undergraduate students, absence is marked at a maximum of 30% of total class
time. Final
dismissals (WA) will be posted at the ADU Student Portal.


Final Dismissal will not be waived under any circumstances
. Office of the Registrar will only
accept excuse forms to allow the students for their make
-
up examinations but
absence will

not
be waived and final dismissals will not be removed from the student's record
.


Students may wish to continue to attend if they receive a final dismissal in a course but are not
required to submit assignments or take any exams.


Students will be consi
dered tardy if they do not arrive on time for a lesson or they return late
from a break. Tardiness will be counted as a half absence. Instructors have the right to refuse
entry to students who are more than 15 minutes late, but if entry is permitted, stud
ents must
enter in such a way as not to disturb the lesson in progress
.


Exams/Tests will be repeated when serious reasons similar to the following take place and
documented evidence are submitted to the Office of the Registrar
on the day student returns
to class
.




Hospitalization,



Contagious Disease,



Death, may God forbid, of an immediate family member (father, mother, sibling,
wife, husband, son, daughter, grandparent),



Car Accident,



Job Requirement (special assignment), with prior written approval
from the Office
of the Registrar



Al Haj


Undergraduate students who miss their examinations and/or tests will bring the excuse for
their absence to the Office of the Registrar
the day they return to class
.


Al Umra

Al Umra trips are not valid excuses fo
r students to be absent.




Al Haj

If the student wishes to leave for Al Haj, the instructor has to be informed in advance. If a mid
-
term exam happens to be scheduled during that period, the student will have the right for a
makeup

exam.


If a final exam
happens to be scheduled during that period, the student will be
asked to file an INCOMPLETE with the Office of the Registrar.


In this case, the student has to
submit evidence that he/she has been to Al Haj (i.e. passport showing entry date to and/or exit
date from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).


9.

Academic Integrity

The mission of ADU includes developing students’ sense of ethics, morality, and social
responsibility. Students at ADU have the fundamental obligation to conduct themselves with
utmost integrity. To ensure an education environment characterized with Acade
mic integrity
(AI), ADU has revised its Academic Integrity Policy (AIP).


The revised Academic Integrity Policy (AIP)


copies available on the intranet under the link of
the Office of Academic Integrity (OAI)


has identified violations of AI punishable

by serious
penalties, including “dismissal” from ADU. The types of violations identified in AIP, along with
the description and examples of each violation, are:




Cheating



Plagiarism



Fabrication of data



Presenting false credentials



Collusion



Free Riding


At the beginning of each semester, your instructor will review the essential elements of AIP in
class and will describe the intrinsic values of compliance, and the consequences of non
-
compliance (i.e., penalties) with the Policy. In addition, OAI undertak
es a widespread AI
Awareness Campaign at the beginning of each semester to educate students about AI issues
and the ways students can avoid violations.


In view of resources provided by ADU in this regard, all students are expected to strictly comply
wit
h the tenet of AIP and conduct themselves with highest degree of integrity and ethical
conduct. Students in need of additional information or assistance are requested to seek help
from OAI.


Failure to comply with the provisions of AIP will have severe
consequences, including
“dismissal” from ADU.


10.

Miscellaneous



Mobile phones: A student whose mobile phone rings during class will be asked to leave the
classroom and will receive a half absence. Should this happen during an exam, the student
will not be al
lowed to retake the exam at another time, while at the same time receiving a
full absence.



Eating/Drinking/Smoking: Students will be requested to refrain from engaging in these
activities while in class.