Checking date: 04/06/2021

Course: 2021/2022

Machine Theory
Study: Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (221)

Coordinating teacher: CASTEJON SISAMON, CRISTINA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Mechanics of Machines
By the end of this subject, students will be able to have: 1.- a systematic understanding of the key aspects and concepts of mechanism and machine science (MMS). 2.- coherent knowledge of MMS including some at the forefront of the branch in mechanical engineering. 3.- the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate and solve machine theory problems using established methods. 4.- the ability to choose and apply relevant analytical and modeling methods in MMS. 5.- the ability to apply their knowledge to develop and carry out mechanical designs that fulfil specific requirements. 6.- an understanding of the different methods of analysis of machines and/or their components and the ability to use them. 7.- the ability to combine theory and practice to solve problems of machine science. 8.- the understanding of methods and techniques applicable in the machines and their limitations. 9.- Function effectively both individually and as a team .
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1.- Fundamental mechanisms and passive resistances. Bearings. 2.- Cams. 3.- Spur gears. 3.1.- Gears fundamental and nomenclature. 3.2.- Spur gears cutting. 3.3.- Spur gears assembling. 4.- Gear trains. 4.1.- Ordinary gear trains and simple planetary gear trains. 4.2.- Complex planetary gear trains. 5.- Machine regulation: Flywheels. Balancing. 6.- Shocks and percussions in kinematic pairs. 7.- Analytical mechanics applied to mechanisms. 7.1.- Analytical methods applied to mechanisms. 7.1.- Analytical mechanics applied to mechanisms. 8.- Helical cylindrical gears, bevel and hypoid gears. 8.1.- Helical cylindrical gears. Bevel gears. 8.2.- Hypoid gears and force analysis for gears. 9.- Spatial mechanisms.
Learning activities and methodology
Room, lab & computer sessions. Assignment.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • A. Simon; A. Bataller; J. Cabrera et al.. FUNDAMENTALS OF MACHINE THEORY AND MECHANISM. Springer. 2016, ISBN 978-3-319-31968-1
  • J.C. García-Prada, C. Castejón, H. Rubio.. Problemas Resueltos de Teoría de Máquinas y Mecanismos.. Thomson. 2007.. 2007.
Additional Bibliography
  • Erdman, A.G. & Sandor, G.N.. Diseño de Mecanismos. Análisis y Síntesis.. Prentice Hall, 1998..
  • Litvin, F.L. & Fuentes, A.. Gear Geometry and Applied Theory.. Cambridge Universitary Press, 2004..

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.