Machine Design: Force and Motion Basics


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Individual Energy Analysis Shows examples of how to estimate energy and power needs for various design concepts MAE3 HW5 
Open Chains Brief overview of open-chain kinematics http://www.maelabs.ucsd.edu/mae150/mae150_resources/Lectures/Open_Chains/Notes%20on%20Open%20Chains.pdf 
Virtual Work Method for analysis of mechanisms under quasi-static motion http://www.maelabs.ucsd.edu/mae150/mae150_resources/Virtual%20Work/virtual_work.htm 
DOF Definition of Degree Of Freedom Degrees-Of-Freedom.pdf 
Rigid Bodys Overview of equations used in rigid body analysis (planar analysis). Rigid-Body-Analysis.pdf 
Moment Visualization Methods for intuitively understanding moments, which often are dominant factors in machine design. Moments-Visualization.pdf 
Energy Analysis Energy and power analysis are valuable tools at the beginning of a design process to determine feasibility of a design and in areas such as motor sizing. The worksheet for the MAE3 robot kit is applicable to many design. Energy_Analysis_Assignment.htm 
Mechanical Advantage Overview of Gear Ratios and Mechanical Advantage using an energy approach. mech_ad.htm 
FBDs Guidelines for Free Body Diagrams (FBDs). FBD_guidelines.pdf 
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