FUNDAMENTALS OF THEORETICAL AND APPLIED MECHANICS (UNIT 2)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The aim of the course is to introduce students to kinematics and dynamics of mechanisms and machines. The contents of the course are essential and useful for a wide range of applications in all branches of engineering.
Mathematical analysis, physics, geometry
Course contents summary
Dynamics of mechanisms and machines
Direct and inverse dynamics
Periodic motion of machines
Single degree of freedom systems
Multi-degrees of freedom systems
Balancing of rotating machines
Rotating shafts, critical speed and stability analysis
Ottorino Sesini , Meccanica applicata alle macchine, Milano, Casa editrice ambrosiana
C. Ferraresi, T. Raparelli, Appunti di Meccanica Applicata, Ed. CLUT Torino
T. Timoshenko, D.H. Young, Engineering Mechanics, McGraw-Hill International
C. Lanzcos, The Variational Principles of Mechanics, Dover, 1986.
The exam consists in two written exams during the course, and an oral exam at the end of the course.
Some exercises will be carried out in the lab, where the students will perform some numerical exercises using the software MATLAB