Mechanics of Machines (ME2033)


Engineering Dynamics (ME-2223)

Recommended Book(s)

  1. Design Of Machinery, An Introduction To The Synthesis And Analysis Of Mechanisms And Machines By Robert L. Norton

Reference Book(s)

  1. Theory Of Machines By J.E. Shigley, Mcgraw-Hill.
  2. Lung-Wen Tsai, Robot Analysis-The Mechanics Of Serial And Parallel Manipulator.
  3. J J Craig, Introduction To Robotics, Mechanics And Control, Addison Wesley.

Course Objectives

Mechanism design course would help students in achieving the following objectives: To help in understanding different types of mechanisms and underlying concepts of kinematics. To build mathematical models of mechanisms and develop position, velocity and acceleration relations. To understand the dynamic characteristics of planar mechanisms.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

  1. CLO-1: Analyze the graphical and analytical techniques for position, velocity and acceleration analysis of planar mechanisms. (C4)
  2. CLO-2: Model mechanisms of practical nature like Quick return, straight line, Dwell mechanisms, CAM-Follower and Gear Trains. (C3)
  3. CLO-3: Demonstrate working of mechanisms using MATLAB/Simulink based SimMechanics software tool in term projects. (P3)

Course Contents

Course Outline

1.      Chapter 1-General Principles and background                          (2 Session)

  • Kinematics and Kinetics.
  • Mechanisms and machines.
  • Mechanism Design Process.

 2.      Chapter 2- Kinematics                                                                 (2 Session)

  • Degrees of Freedom
  • Links, Joints and kinematic chains
  • Planar vs. spatial mechanisms

 3.      Chapter 2- Kinematics                                                                 (4 Sessions)

  • Four-bar linkage.
  • Grashof’s condition.
  • Practical considerations.

 4.      Chapter 3- Synthesis                                                                    (4 Sessions)

  • Path and motion generation.
  • Coupler curves and cognates.
  • Straight line mechanisms
  • Dwell mechanisms

 5.      Chapter 4- Position Analysis                                                        (2Session)

  • Coordinate transformation and complex motion
  • Graphical methods
  • Analytical methods

 6.      Chapter 6-Velocity Analysis                                                         (2 Session)

  • Graphical methods using instant centers
  • Analytical methods

 7.      Chapter 7- Acceleration Analysis                                                (2 Session)

  • Acceleration analysis examples
  • Practical aspects

 8.      Chapter 8- CAM-Follower                                                           (4 Sessions)

  • Types of CAMS and follower motion
  • CAM functional considerations
  • CAM design and manufacturing considerations

 9.      Chapter9 –Gear Trains                                                                (4 Sessions)

  • Fundamentals of gearing
  • Simple and compound gear trains
  • Transmissions and Differentials

 10.  Part 2 - Dynamics                                                                        (6 Sessions)

  • Dynamics fundamentals
  • Dynamic force analysis
  • Balancing

Mapping of CLOs to Program Learning Outcomes





PLO:1 (Engineering Knowledge)


PLO:2 (Problem Analysis)




PLO:3 (Design Development of Solutions)



PLO:4 (Investigation)




PLO:5 (Modern Tool Usage)




PLO:6 (Engineer & Society)




PLO:7 (Environment and Sustainability)




PLO:8 (Ethics)




PLO:9 (Individual & Team Work)




PLO:10 (Communication)




PLO:11 (Project Management)




PLO:12 (Life Long Learning)




Mapping of CLOs to Assessment Modules

Assessment Modules \ CLOs




Assignments (05%)




Project (15%)




Quizzes (20%)




Midterm Exam (20%)




Final Exam (45%)