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Course unit
APPLIED MECHANICS (Ult. numero di matricola dispari)
INP3052302, A.A. 2018/19

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
IN0506, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2018/19
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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
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 MATTEO MASSARO ING-IND/13
Other lecturers 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 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 A.A. 2018/19 ult. numero di matricola dispari 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 MASSARO MATTEO (Presidente)
ROSATI GIULIO (Membro Effettivo)
6 A.A. 2018/19 canale matricole pari 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 ROSATI GIULIO (Presidente)
ROSSI ALDO (Membro Effettivo)
5 A.A. 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 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: The exam focuses on the entire program and consists mainly of a written test, which includes both numerical exercises and theory questions.
Approximately there are 2-3 exercises and 2-3 theory questions. Each exercise / question is associated with a score that appears in the exam track, so that the student can have an indication of the score he can reach.
The total duration of the written test is at least 2 hours.
The oral exam is only foreseen in three cases
a) If the result in the written test is 16 or 17/30. In this case, the student is given the opportunity to achieve sufficiency by an oral exam on the date indicated by the teacher.
b) If the student wishes to improve any sufficient mark obtained in the written test, even in this case the oral test must be sustained in the same appeal on the date indicated by the teacher.
c) If the student obtained a very negative mark (<10/30) in a previous written test, even in this case the oral test must be sustained in the same appeal on the date indicated by the teacher
Assessment criteria: To pass the exam the student must demonstrate the ability of analyzing mechanical systems, the ability of dividing complex systems into subsystems, the ability of understanding the physical phenomena that govern kinematics and dynamics of mechanical systems.
In detail, numerical exercises are evaluated positively if the calculation method and hypothesis are correct and the final result is correct.
The answers to the theory questions are evaluated positively, if the physical / mathematical treatment is correct, the exposure is clear and the treatment is complete.
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
  • Rossi Giovagnoni, Una introduzione allo studio dei meccanismi. Padova: Cortina, 1999. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Action learning
  • Story telling
  • Problem solving
  • Video shooting made by the teacher/the students
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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