Checking date: 17/09/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Machine Mechanics
Study: Bachelor in Electrical Power Engineering (222)

Coordinating teacher: MENESES ALONSO, JESUS

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Physics I Calculus I Calculus II Linear algebra
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
1. Understanding of mathematical and physical principles related to the mechanics (kinematics and dynamics) of rigid bodies. 2. Troubleshooting kinematics and dynamics of rigid bodies in inertial and non-inertial reference systems. 3. Analyze the basic kinematic and dynamic of planar mechanisms. 4. Applying the principles of dynamics for the solution of practical problems in engineering
Description of contents: programme
1. Introduction to Mechanics. Static. Kinematics of the point. Systems of Units 1.1. Mechanics 1.2. Basics 1.3. The particle and rigid body 1.4. Static 1.5. Point Kinematics 1.6. Speed Concept 1.7. Acceleration Concept 1.8. System Units 2. Kinematics of rigid bodies 2.1. Orthonormal basis of a scalar dependent 2.2. Movement of the Rigid Solid 2.3. Instantaneous axis of rotation 2.4. Intrinsic component of acceleration 2.5. Acceleration of Rigid Solid 2.6. Movement Absolute, Relative and Drag 2.7. Speed relative motion 2.8. Acceleration in relative motion 2.9. Euler Angles 3. Dynamics of rigid 3.1. Newton's Laws 3.2. No Inertial Reference Systems 3.3. Inertia Forces 3.4. Momentum 3.5. Angular momentum 3.6. Theorem of angular momentum 3.7. Motion of a rigid body with a fixed point 3.8. Gyroscopic motion 3.9. Motion of a rigid body with a fixed axis 3.10. Equation of Motion 3.11. Calculation of reactions 3.12. Balancing of shafts 4. Energy and Power 4.1. Work and power 4.2. Kinetic energy. Theorem of the prime movers 4.3. Potential energy 4.4. Energy Conservation 4.5. Friction Forces 4.6. Mechanical Performance 5. Mechanisms Plans 5.1. Introduction 5.2. Component parts of a mechanism 5.3. Mobility mechanisms 5.4. Four-bar linkage 5.5. Determining the relative CIR 6. Kinematics of Mechanisms Plans 6.1. Determination of rates members of a mechanism 6.2. Determination of members of an acceleration mechanism 6.3. Value of accelerations and velocities of points of kinematic pairs 6.4. Cinema speed 6.5. Cinema accelerations. 7. Dynamics of Mechanisms Plans 7.1. Introduction 7.2. Kinetic analysis of mechanisms-static flat 7.3. Static Analysis 7.4. Analysis Efforts Inertia 7.5. Full Dynamic Analysis
Learning activities and methodology
Master class, classroom exercises and / or laboratories and work.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • Erdman, A.,. Mechanism design . Vol I : Analysis and synthesis. Prentice Hall, New Jersey. 2001
  • Hibbeler, R.C.,. Engineering Mechanics. Dynamics. Prentice Hall, Singapore. 2010
  • J.C. García-Prada, C. Castejón, H. Rubio, J. Meneses. Problemas resueltos de Teoría de Máquinas y Mecanismos 2ed. Thomson-Paraninfo, . 2014
  • M. Artés. Mecánica. Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia. 2003
  • Norton, R.L,. Design of machinery. McGraw-Hill, New York. 2012
  • Uicker, J.,. Theory of machines and mechanisms. Oxford University Press, New York. 2010
Additional Bibliography
  • A. Lamadrid, A. Corral. Cinemática y dinámica de máquinas. E.T.S.I.I. Madrid, 1969.

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.