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ME2521 - Dynamics of Machine Elements

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of 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 the velocities, accelerations and forces in planar mechanisms;
  • analyse the vibration characteristics of single degree of freedom systems.
Prerequisites: EG1011


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Professor Wenxian Lin
Lecturers: Professor Wenxian Lin, Dr Rong Situ, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 65 hours - Lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, practicals, site visits and/or seminars. Refer to Subject Outline for details.
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course assessment, some of which may be invigilated (30% - 50%).

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.