FUNDAMENTALS OF THEORETICAL AND APPLIED MECHANICS (UNIT 1)
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
Introduction and definitions
Kinematics and dynamics of rigid-body systems
The basic concepts of analytical mechanics
Fundamental concepts of tribology: friction, wearing, lubrication
Joints, brakes, clutches
Belt, chain transmissions, gears
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