M E 460
Synthesis of linkage-type mechanisms using graphical and computer methods.
To introduce mechanical engineering students to the concepts of kinematics, kinematic analysis (including position, velocity and acceleration), and linkage design (for two and three position motion, path and function generation). This is to include graphical (possibly via CAD), complex algebra and computer techniques.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Small group lecture style on blackboard.
One could review vector statics and complex algebra.
Class assignments and grading
One should expect weekly homework and some computer assignments.
Class is curved.