University of Technology Sydney

41056 Machines and Mechanisms A

6cp; 3hpw, on campus, weekly
Requisite(s): (48610 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering AND 33230c Mathematics 2 AND 68037 Physical Modelling AND (37171 Introduction to Programming OR 48221 Engineering Computations OR 41039 Programming 1))
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Anti-requisite(s): 48640 Machine Dynamics



Machines and mechanisms are essential for energy conversion and transfer; they convert motion and load to achieve a desired function. For the successful design of machines and mechanisms, engineers must calculate the kinematic and kinetic behaviour of the components, including displacements, velocities, accelerations, forces, momentum, and energy. In this subject, students learn the kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies in general planar motion, including energy methods, in contrast to direct applications of Newton's second law of motion. Students will explore the physics of a real mechanical system and also begin to understand the role of dynamics in machines and structures in the engineering world.

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Autumn session, City campus

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