Design of Mechanism MSE 428 (3)
Introduction to mechanisms: linkages, cams, gears, Geneva wheels, etc. Displacement analyses of mechanisms, limit positions, time ratio, and transmission angles. Graphical synthesis of mechanisms, function, path and motion generation. Analytical synthesis of mechanisms: Freudenstein equation and standard dyad method. Coupler curves and mechanism cognates. Cam follower curve synthesis, design of cam profiles using graphical and analytical methods. Gear analysis and design: ordinary and planetary gear trains. Prerequisite: MSE 100 and MSE 222 and a minimum of 80 units.