Machine Dynamics

€ 1.550 excl. VAT
3 days
In English on request

During this course, a systematic approach is presented with which machine kinematics and machine dynamics can be described. Immerse yourself in the theoretical background of machine dynamics.

Getting started with machine dynamics

The dynamic analysis of complex machines is often required to determine the machine’s motion and the forces that act during this motion. This is important for the purpose of strength analysis and determining the required driving forces, which could be used for design improvements or optimization.

In this course, a systematic procedure is presented to describe the machine kinematics and machine dynamics. To this end, kinematic constraints are formulated in terms of a carefully selected set of coordinates. Then, the system’s equation of motion is derived, taking these kinematic constraints into account.

It is explained in which specific situations hand calculations can still be used to establish relations between the velocities and accelerations of several machine components. It will also be explained what numerical techniques can be used to analyze the machine dynamics of the most general multibody systems.

Getting started with machine dynamics

At the end of this course you are able to:

  • formulate kinematic constraints for various types of joints
  • perform velocity and acceleration analysis
  • formulate equations of motion
  • determine constraint forces during motion
  • set-up relevant numerical solution procedures
  • perform relevant analytical hand calculations

Intended for

This course is intended for engineers in the field of machine design and analysis. In particular it is relevant for engineers that have plenty of experience in static analysis and/or finite element analysis that want to have a solid introduction or recapitulation of the field of machine dynamics.

In English on request

Do you want to follow the course in English? Please mention this in the remarks field when you register.

Course leaders

  • dr. ir. Jurnan Schilder

    Universiteit Twente Faculty of Engineering Technology

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