Nagoya University, School of Engineering Lecture information system (SYLLABUS)

Kinematics of Machines(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Basic Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Automotive Engineering Automotive Engineering
Starts 1 : 2 Autumn Semester 2 Autumn Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Compulsory Elective
Lecturer : Yosuke AKATSU Designated Professor 

•Course Purpose
In this course, students will learn to analyze basic mechanisms commonly found in automobiles and other devices. Students will also be encouraged to apply these basic mechanisms to enhance their understanding of the mechanical world around them. By the end of the course students will be able to analyze the position, velocity, and acceleration of the elements of single and multiple degree-of-freedom linkages and understand and analyze the different methods of motion transmission.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Calculus & Linear Algebra

•Course Topics
1. Mechanisms types (pair, chain)
2. Kinematics of mechanisms (instantaneous center, centrode)
3. Velocity and acceleration of machine element (graphical analysis & algebraic analysis)
4. Linkage mechanism (quadric crank chain)
5. Transmission of motion (cam, rolling contact, toothed wheels, wrapping connector)
6. Matrix representation of machinery movements.

Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines, G. Martin, ISBN: 9781577662501
(Copies are available in the main library.)

•Additional Reading
As handed out in class.

•Grade Assessment
Students must obtain a letter grade of C or above to pass the course.
Letter grades are assigned based on the percentages:

The semester percentile grade is based on the following breakdown:
Homework Assignments - 40%
Mid-term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 30%

Homework assignments will be graded based on a 10 point scale. The
mid-term and final exams will be based on a 100 point scale.


•Contacting Faculty
Office hours for the semester will be specified during the first lecture.
Questions via email are welcomed any time:
Office: Engineering Building No.3 North-wing, Room 235


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