Course on Dynamics of Machines

  • Categories Mechanical
  • Duration 40h
  • Total Enrolled 0
  • Last Update March 15, 2020

About Course

Dynamics of Machines is a branch of the theory of machines that studies the motion of machines and mechanisms, considering the forces acting on them.


Dynamics is defined as the branch of mechanics that deals with the effect of forces on the motion of object or something. A machine is a device that can convert the available forms of energy to useful workby using the energy to apply forces and control movement to perform an intended actionduring which each part of a machine, that undergoes relative motion with respect to some other part, is called kinematic link (or kinematic element). Kinematic links help in the transmission of motion, from one machine part to another.Theory of Machines is a branch of Engineering-science, which deals with the study of relative motion between the various parts of a machine, and forces which act on them. The knowledge of this subject is very essential for an engineer in designing the various parts of a machine. Kinematics of machine is a branch of theory of machines which deals with the study of relative motion of various elements of machine without taking into consideration the forces which act upon them.

Whereas Dynamics of machines deals with the study of relative motion of various elements of machine taking into consideration the forces which act upon them there by force motion relationship are developed and analysed for static and dynamic equilibrium. If not the cause and effect of unbalanced forces on the rotating and reciprocating masses has to be studied, analyse, control and rectify the undesirable effects so that the system will be performing it functions as per the needs which it is intend to perform.

What Will I Learn?

  • After completion, the course will help design engineers,to understand the concepts of analysing the mechanisms for static and dynamic equilibrium.
  • To synergize the forces, moments, torques, stress and strength information to develop the ability to analyse, design and select an appropriate mechanism.
  • Knowledge of the principles in mechanisms used for speed control and stability control.
  • Understand the effect of dynamics of undesirable vibrations.
  • Develop the capability to mathematical modelling of a dynamic system to analyse for better design and quality solutions.

Topics for this course

8 Lessons40h

Static force analysis

Static force analysis: Static equilibrium, analysis of four bar mechanism, slider crank mechanism, shaper mechanism.

Dynamic force analysis

Balancing of Rotating and Reciprocating Masses

Governors and Gyroscope

Free vibrations

Forced vibrations

About the instructor

Dr. Jagadish T

Director, Research and Development

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  • The prerequisites required are basic knowledge of physical science, mathematics, and general engineering related topics such as static, dynamics, strength of materials,engineering mechanics and kinematics of machines.

Target Audience

  • Engineers working in mechanical,civil, automotive, aeronautical, aerospace, chemical and biomedical device design and manufacturing related industry can participate.
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