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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&nbsp;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, and/or online

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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