4ME5: KINEMATICS OF MACHINES

Unit 1
Kinematics: Elements, pairs , mechanisms, four bar chain and its inversions, velocity and acceleration, Klein's construction, coriolis component, instantaneous center method, synthesis of mechanisms, panto graph, scott- Russel, Tchbeicheff straight line, indicator diagram mechanisms.
Unit 2
Automotive Vehicle Mechanisms: Overhead valve mechanism, Davis and Ackerman steering mechanism, Trifler suspension and Hooke's joint. Power Transmission: Belts and ropes, effect of centrifugal force, creep, chain drive.
Unit 3
Friction: Laws of static, dynamic and rolling friction, dry and viscous friction, inclined plane and screw jack, pivots and friction axis, bearing, clutches, theory of film lubrication.
Unit 4
Brakes and Dynamometers: Band, block and band and block brakes, braking action, absorption and transmission type dynamometers, prony, rope and hydraulic dynamometers braking system of automobiles.
Unit 5
Cams: Type of cams, displacement, velocity and acceleration curves for different cam followers, consideration of pressure angle and wear, analysis of motion of followers for cams with specified contours.

Suggested Readings:
1. Theory of Machines, Rattan S.S., Tata McGraw Hill.
2. Theory of Machines, Thomas Bevan, Pearson Education.
3. Theory of Machines and Mechanisms, Uicker, Pennocle and Shigley, Oxford University Press.
4. Mechanism and Machine Theory, Ambekar A. G., Prentice-hall Of India
5. Theory of Mechanisms and Machines, Sharma and Purohit, Prentice-hall Of India
6. Theory of Mechanisms and Machines, Ghosh A., Affiliated East West Press.
7. Theory of Machines, Abdulla Shariff, Dhanpat Rai Publication