Course Title: Dynamics of Industrial Machines
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2012
Course Code: ARCH5022
Course Title: Dynamics of Industrial Machines
School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6016 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Principal Technical Officer)
Course Contact : Program Manager
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Nominal Hours: 40
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
The following modules (or equivalents) should be preferably completed prior to, or in conjunction with, this module:
 EB 771 Advanced Dynamics
 EA 001 Calculus
To enable students to identify, analyse and design industrial mechanisms involving principles of kinematics and kinetics of mechanisms and vibration.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
EB702 Dynamics of Industrial Machines
On completion of this module the learner should be able to:
1. Calculate natural frequency for free damped vibration for simple mechanical rotating systems from basic principles.
2. Carry out vibration tests for various machine types, and static balance tests for rotating machines.
3. Calculate (using vector diagrams) absolute and relative velocity/acceleration using vector analysis of simple mechanical linkages and slider crank mechanisms.
4. Determine speed and direction of various components in geared mechanisms.
Details of Learning Activities
The learning activities in this course are designed to equip students with knowledge and skills in applying the principles of dynamics to specific items of machinery enabling the calculation of essenial parameters used for design.
The course will be using a combination of lectures, reading tasks, practical work and mainly tutorials/assignments to achieve these objectives.
Readings: Students may be required to read relevant section(s) of the recommended references/class notes prior to the next class.
Tutorial work & Practical Assignments challenge the students and ensure that participants apply and deepen the theoretical knowledge covered in lectures.
SESSION 1 INTRODUCTION TO COURSE - Course content, References and Assessment requirements; TORSIONAL VIBRATION - Analysis of Undamped Oscillating Shaft - Flywheel systems (Calculation Amplitude, Period, Frequency)
SESSION 2 VELOCITY DIAGRAMS FOR LINKED MECHANISMS - Graphical Technique for evaluation of Linear & Angular Velocities in Mechanisms
SESSION 3 VELOCITY DIAGRAMS FOR LINKED MECHANISMS - Graphical Technique for evaluation of Linear & Angular Velocities in Mechanisms (cont’d).
SESSION 4 ACCELERATION DIAGRAMS FOR LINKED MECHANISMS - Graphical Technique for evaluation of Linear & Angular Accelerations in Mechanisms
SESSION 5 ACCELERATION DIAGRAMS FOR LINKED MECHANISMS - Graphical Technique for evaluation of Linear & Angular Accelerations in Mechanisms (cont’d).
SESSION 6 BALANCING OF RECIPROCATING MASSES - Dynamic Harmonic Balancing of reciprocating masses in "In-Line" and "Vee" configuration cylinder banks.
SESSION 7 BALANCING OF RECIPROCATING MASSES - Dynamic Harmonic Balancing of reciprocating masses in "In-Line" and "Vee" configuration cylinder banks. (cont’d).
SESSION 8 GEARED SYSTEMS - Defintion of Gear terms, Spur & Helical, Calculation of Gear Ratios & Torques on Simple, Compund & Epicyclic Gear Trains
SESSION 9 REVISION & Tutorial
SESSION 10 FINAL UNIT TEST (Major assignment Due)
(NOTE: Session(s) may be added if required & order of sessions may vary)
1. ENGINEERING MECHANICS AND STRENGTH OF MATERIALS by ROGER KINSKY
2. MECHANICS OF MACHINES -ELEMENTARY THEORY AND EXAMPLES by HANNAH AND STEPHENS
TEACHER’S NOTES & Web References
Overview of Assessment
Assessment for this module will consist of the following:
written assignments and laboratory practicals throughout the program and a written examination at the completion of the course.
The assessment is conducted according to the learning outcomes set
in the Module Descriptor. The students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge
To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed
under Assessment Task Section.
1. Major Assignment &/or Practical Work - 40%
2. Final Unit Test - 60%
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