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CAD 218 - Kinematic Analysis


Last Date of Approval: Fall 2021

3 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 45
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
The student will apply principles of kinematics to design & construct virtual models of mechanisms. Students will study principles of motion, path and trajectory analysis, linkages, and other motion transmission concepts commonly used in the mechanical industries. Students will also examine principles of fluids.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: None

Mode(s) of Instruction: traditional/face-to-face

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: None

Common Course Assessment(s): None

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
Outcome 1: Analyze the motion of a two-dimensional mechanism.

Outcome 2: Analyze the motion of a three-dimensional mechanism.

Outcome 3: Solve problems in topics related to mechanism design.

 

Course Objectives:

  • Create a kinematic diagram for a mechanism to calculate the number of actuators needed to operate the mechanism.
  • Create a 2-D sketch using Autodesk Inventor.
  • Calculate and/or indicate limiting position(s) of a 2-D mechanism.
  • Calculate the translational or angular movement of a part of a 2-D mechanism given specific measurements.
  • Create a 3-D assembly model of a mechanism using Autodesk Inventor.
  • Track certain points on a 3-D mechanism within the Dynamic Simulation environment in Autodesk Inventor.
  • Calculate/indicate limiting position(s) of a 3-D mechanism using either graphical or spreadsheet output from an Inventor simulation.
  • Calculate the translational or angular movement of a part of a 3-D mechanism given specific measurements.
  • Calculate the period, position change in degrees, and the speed of a cam from a specific series of follower steps.
  • Create a position vs time plot from a specific series of follower steps and a desired motion model.
  • Create a cam profile from a position vs time plot of cam motion.



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