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School of Engineering
Course unit
IN01123528, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

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 INDUSTRIALE [002PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 12.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination APPLIED MECHANICS WITH LABORATORY
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 SILVIO COCUZZA ING-IND/13
Other lecturers ROBERTO BASSO

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/13 Applied Mechanics for Machinery 12.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 12.0 96 204.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
10 A.A. 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 COCUZZA SILVIO (Presidente)
MASSARO MATTEO (Membro Effettivo)
9 A.A. 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 MASSARO MATTEO (Presidente)
DORIA ALBERTO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Mathematical Analysis 1
Numerical Analysis
Engineering Drafting
Topics in Linear Algebra and Geometry
Target skills and knowledge: Theoretical and computational tools to solve kinematics and dynamics and synthesis of planar mechanical systems.
Examination methods: The exam includes two mandatory activities: in-course homework assignments and final written exam. The homework assignments contribute 5/30 of the final grade while the written exam contributes 25/30. The assignments require to solve numerical exercises using Matlab and a commercial multibody SW. The written exam consists in solving two numerical exercises and answering three open questions in max 2h30; the use of lecture notes and/or textbooks is not permitted. The exam may be carried out either in Italian or in English, according to the student’s preference.
Assessment criteria: ASSIGNMENTS
• correctness of the final solution
• clarity and synthesis in the presentation of the results
• correttezza della soluzione finale
• chiarezza e sintesi nella presentazione dei risultati
• knowledge and understanding of the course contents
• ability to illustrate the topics in a clear and concise way
• appropriateness of use of technical terminology
Course unit contents: Kinematics: degrees of freedom, main planar joints, rigid body kinematics, rotation matrices, velocity centers, analysis of open and closed-kinematic chain systems, analysis of cam systems, gear trains (ordinary and planetary), car differential, kinematic design for the generation of rigid motion, trajectories and functions, cam design.

Dynamics: elements of tribology (sliding and rolling friction, wear), equations of motion (energy approach and newtonian approaches) for single degree of freedom systems, dynamic equivalence for rigid bodies, efficiency in mechanical systems, rotordynamics (static and dynamic imbalances, vibration modes, critical velocities, self-balancing), balancing of the slider crank, motion regulation in mechanical systems.

Mechanical vibrations: modal analysis (mode frequency and shape), forced response, vibration isolation.

Essentials of control of linear mechanical systems: block diagrams, step response, ramp response, harmonic response, feedback control.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures in class (75% of the course) and in the computation lab (25% of the course) for numerical simulation activities using Matlab and a commercial SW for the kinematic and dynamic analysis of planar mechanical systems; individual assignments.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lecture notes, matlab scripts on moodle, reference books.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • V. Cossalter, Meccanica Applicata alle Macchine. Padova: Edizioni Progetto, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
  • R. Basso, Applicazioni di Meccanica Applicata. Padova: Edizioni Progetto, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo
  • A. Doria, Esercizi di Meccanica applicata alle macchine. Padova: Edizioni Progetto, 2008. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • Matlab
  • WorkingModel2D