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ME2521 - Dynamics of Machine Elements

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Available to science and engineering students.

Part 1 - Kinematic and kinetic analysis of planar mechanisms; velocity and acceleration analysis, instantaneous centres for force analysis in mechanisms; virtual work; kinetcs; energy and momentum methods; impact. Part 2 - Vibration of single degree of freedom systems; undamped and damped free vibration, forced vibration, vibration isolation and base excitation.

Learning Outcomes

  • analyse velocities, accelerations and forces in planar mechanisms;
  • analyse vibration characteristics of single degree of freedom systems;
  • produce effective and efficient records of lecturing and laboratory exercises and reporting of the analysis of the experimental results;
  • recall core knowledge of dynamics concepts and theory and analysis techniques.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (60%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 2 - (10%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: EG1011


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Dr Rong Situ
Lecturers: Professor Wenxian Lin, Dr Rong Situ.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
  • 6 hours specialised
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.