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School of Engineering
Course unit
INP3052302, A.A. 2017/18

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Degree course First cycle degree in
IN0506, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track FORMATIVO [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination APPLIED MECHANICS
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge ALBERTO DORIA ING-IND/13

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/13 Applied Mechanics for Machinery 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5 A.A. 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 DORIA ALBERTO (Presidente)
MASSARO MATTEO (Membro Effettivo)
FANTI GIULIO (Supplente)
4 A.A. 2016/17 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 DORIA ALBERTO (Presidente)
MASSARO MATTEO (Membro Effettivo)
FANTI GIULIO (Supplente)

Prerequisites: Calculus I
Linear algebra and geometry
Target skills and knowledge: To provide students with theoretical and computational tools needed to solve kinematic and dynamic analysis of mechanical systems.
Examination methods: Written test with numerical exercises and theoretical questions.
Assessment criteria: Ability to write and to resolve the kinematic and dynamic equations of mechanical systems.
Ability to understand the physical phenomena that govern the operation of mechanical systems.
Course unit contents: Kinematics
Elements of kinematics of rigid bodies, instantaneous centers of rotation. Closed kinematic chains, methods of analysis, application examples. Mechanisms with two or more closed chains, decomposition into Assur groups. Open kinematic chains, introduction to methods of analysis, examples of industrial robots. Cam mechanisms, methods of analysis. Transmission of motion with gears, planetary gears, joints. Kinematic synthesis.
Transmission of forces in mechanical systems, elements of tribology: friction and rolling friction. Belt transmissions.
Introduction to lubrication. Basic equations for dynamic analysis of rigid body systems, Newtonian and energy approaches, application examples. Application of the energy method to 1 degree of freedom systems consisting of rigid bodies, reduction of forces and inertias. Regularization of the motion. Performance of mechanical systems. Application of the cardinal equations to systems of rigid bodies (mechanisms, vehicles), balancing.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures of theory and exercises.
Some numerical exercises with software multi-body 2D.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Execrcies and examples on Moodle.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Cossalter Da Lio Doria, Meccanica Applicata alle Macchine. Padova: Progetto, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Doria, Esercizi di Meccanica Applicata alle Macchine. Padova: Progetto, 2008. Cerca nel catalogo