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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Kinematics of Mechanisms and Machines

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam

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This course will deal with kinematic analysis of mechanisms and machines. It will include motion and force transmission analysis of linkage mechanisms, open and closed-chain planar robots, and geared transmission. The discussion will start with an introduction to the subject matter and nomenclature, and will cover direct and inverse kinematics, velocity and acceleration analysis, kinematic path generation for robots, singularities in kinematic chains, principle of virtual work and force analysis, and kinematic analysis of gear transmission.The course will demonstrate various concepts by working out problems relevant to real life applications of mechanisms. The course is expected to help students in their basic understanding and use of kinematic analysis. INTENDED AUDIENCE :Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace and Bio-Medical EngineeringPREREQUISITES :Engineering Mechanics,Undergraduate MathematicsINDUSTRY SUPPORT :Automobile and Aerospace industries, Automation and robotic device manufacturers, Bio-Medical device manufacturers


Week 1: Introduction to Mechanisms (1.5 hr), Mobility Analysis (1.5 hr)
Week 2: Mobility Analysis (1.5 hr), Displacement Analysis (1 hr)
Week 3: Displacement Analysis (2.5 hr)
Week 4: Velocity Analysis (2.5 hr)
Week 5: Velocity Analysis (2.5 hr)
Week 6: Velocity Analysis (1.0 hr), Acceleration Analysis (1.5 hr)
Week 7: Force Analysis (1.5 hr), Introduction to geared transmission (1.0 hr)
Week 8: Analysis of gear trains (2.0 hr).

Taught by

Prof. Anirvan DasGupta


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