University of Technology Sydney

43017 Machines and Mechanisms B

6cp; 3hpw, on campus, weekly
Requisite(s): (41056 Machines and Mechanisms A OR 48640 Machine Dynamics) AND (41059 Mechanical Design Fundamentals Studio 1 OR 48600 Mechanical Design 1)
Anti-requisite(s): 48650 Mechanical Design 2

Undergraduate and Postgraduate


The dynamics of machines and mechanical systems contribute significantly to their successful design and design life. This subject develops advanced concepts in the design and analysis of mechanical systems in the context of dynamic performance, energy conversion, and design life. Students analyse and interpret the kinematic and kinetic behaviour of mechanical systems and make decisions to simplify a problem to make it suitable for analysis and to develop design load cases that can be studied to investigate performance. Students also learn how to apply advanced fatigue life analysis techniques to design using Australian Standards, investigate problems, and to recommend different approaches to solving more complex problems with suitable justifications.

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Autumn session, City campus

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