Basics of Kinematic analysis in Mechanism design
What you'll learn
- The Design process for mechanism design in designing mechanical systems
- Basics of Kinematic concepts - Degrees of freedom, mobility, Kinematic inversions etc
- Position Analysis - Loop closure equations, Finding positions of points
- Velocity analysis of Simple mechanisms
- Acceleration analysis
- Static Force analysis
- Dynamic Force , Inertia force analysis
- Case studies on actual applications of mechanism design principles
- Basic understanding of mechanics
- Background on Math concepts like Vectors , Algebra, Trigonometry
Mechanisms and structures are fundamental elements of any mechanical design.
In this course we will learn in depth about the fundamentals of mechanisms , the study of their motion and the application to actual product design
The following topics will be covered :
An overview of the mechanical design process and where mechanism design fits into the larger picture
What are functional requirements in product or systems design and the many functional keywords
A general approach in designing mechanisms from scratch
The difference between Analysis and Synthesis
Concept of Degrees of Freedom
Kinematic pairs and joints and their types
Planar and Spatial mechanisms introuction
Mobility Kutzbach criteria and examples
Criteria for spatial mechanism with examples
Grashof criteria for 4 link mechanisms
Basics of position vectors
Loop closure equations
Finding position of a point on link
Velocity analysis Basics
Velocity analysis of 4 link mechanism and slider crank mechanisms
Finding velocity of any point on the links
Acceleration analysis introduction
Problems in acceleration analysis - How to find absolute accelerations for any point on the link
Static Force analysis
Dynamic force analysis and concepts of Inertia , D'alemberts principle applied
Problem in dynamic force analysis
Case studies in application of mechanism design to product design or systems design
This course is a deep dive in the world of mechanisms and the main purpose is to form a strong foundation to apply in actual engineering problems and go towards advanced design
Learning Outcomes Aimed
Develop a strong conceptual understanding of designing mechanism from fundamentals
Ability to develop analyses of mechanisms and understand the motion thoroughly
Develop understanding of the design process for new design
Who this course is for:
- Design engineers who regularly apply or want to apply engineering principles on product and systems design
- Engineering students
Mufaddal Rasheed is a mechanical design engineer and an inventor experienced in a role in Automotive R&D designing complete Chassis systems from Concept to production for SUV projects in Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd for 7 years . Part of a team which delivered a innovative modular chassis platform for 5 vehicles.
With knowledge of the complete product development process and the details of engineering systems, he brings to the table a combination of analytical and creative skills.
Currently working on multiple projects of his own towards becoming a serial inventor and educator in the area of Design engineering.
He is passionate about mechanical design and innovation and writes regularly on Quora with a Top writer badge.
Core belief is that engineering is a lifelong learning process and for a designer it is "the more you know the better you design".
Building a comprehensive knowledge system for mechanical design engineers and aspirants which would prepare an individual for engineering innovation at Mechademic
The Courses are focused on Practical aspects of Automotive and General Mechanical design engineering Targeted purely towards product development grounded in theory.
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