Checking date: 06/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

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


Students are expected to have completed
Mechanics of Machines
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
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 .
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
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 and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.