Checking date: 30/03/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Machine Mechanics
Bachelor in Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering (Plan: 444 - Estudio: 223)

Coordinating teacher: CALVO RAMOS, JOSE ANTONIO

Department assigned to the subject: Mechanical Engineering Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Particle kinematics. Relative movement. Particle dynamics. Conservative and nonconservative forces. Work and energy. Dynamics of a system of particles. Kinematics of rigid bodies. Dynamics of rigid bodies.
1. To have the Knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of the kinematic and dynamic behavior of rigid body, the machines theory and mechanisms. 2. To have the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate and solve problems of kinematics and dynamics of the rigid solid and mechanisms and simple machines using established methods. 3. To have the ability to design and perform experiments on machine theory and mechanisms, interpret the data and draw conclusions. 4. To have the Technical and laboratory skills in machine theory and mechanisms. 5. To have the ability to select and use appropriate equipment, tools and methods to solve problems of kinematics and dynamics of rigid body, mechanisms and simple machines. 6. To have the ability to combine theory and practice to solve problems of kinematics and dynamics of rigid body, mechanisms and simple machines 7. To have the understanding of methods and techniques applicable in machine theory and mechanisms and their limitations.
Skills and learning outcomes
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. Mechanisms Plans 4.1. Introduction 4.2. Component parts of a mechanism 4.3. Mobility mechanisms 4.4. Four-bar linkage 4.5. Determining the relative CIR 5. Kinematics of Planar Mechanisms 5.1. Determination of rates members of a mechanism 5.2. Determination of members of an acceleration mechanism 5.3. Value of accelerations and velocities of points of kinematic pairs 5.4. Polar diagram of velocities 5.5. Polar diagram of accelerations 6. Dynamics of Planar Mechanisms 6.1. Introduction 6.2. Kineto-static analysis of planar mechanisms 6.3. Static Analysis 6.4 Theorem of virtual works 6.5. Analysis of Inertia Forces 7.5. Full Dynamic Analysis 7. Energy and Power 7.1. Work and power 7.2. Kinetic energy. Theorem of the prime movers 7.3. Potential energy 7.4. Energy Conservation 7.5. Friction Forces 7.6. Mechanical Performance 7.7. Energy and Power of planar mechanisms
Learning activities and methodology
Master class Classroom exercises Laboratories exercices Personal work. Team Work
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • J. Agulló Batlle. Mecánica de la partícula y del sólido rígido. Publicaciones OK Punt, 1996..
  • J.C. García-Prada, C. Castejón, H. Rubio. Problemas resueltos de Teoría de Máquinas y Mecanismos. Thomson-Paraninfo, 2007.
  • M. Artés. Mecánica. Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, 2003.
  • McGill-King. Mecánica para ingeniería y sus aplicaciones. McGraw-Hill, 1990..
  • P. Pintado. Mecánica Vectorial en Ejemplos. Paraninfo. 2017
  • R. Calero. Fundamentos de mecanismos y máquinas para ingenieros. E.T.S.I.I. Las Palmas de Gran Canaris, 1995..
  • W.F. Riley y L.D. Sturges. Estática"y Dinámica. Reverté, 1996..
Additional Bibliography
  • Spiegel, Murray R.. Teoría y problemas de mecánica teórica: con una introducción a las ecuaciones de Lagrange y a la teoría Hamiltoniana. : McGraw-Hill, 1991.
  • A. Lamadrid, A. Corral. Cinemática y dinámica de máquinas. E.T.S.I.I. Madrid, 1969.
  • A.G. Erdman, G.N. Sandor. Diseño de mecanismos, análisis y síntesis. Prentice Hall, 1998.
  • González Fernández, Carlos F.. Mecánica del sólido rígido. Ariel, 2003.
  • J.E. Shigley. Teoría de máquinas y Mecanismos. McGraw-Hill, 1988.
  • MacGill, David J.. Mecánica para ingeniería y sus aplicaciones [dinámica]. Grupo Editorial Iberoamericana, 1991.

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