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MME 346. Mechanisms and Robotics

Credits: 4
Department: Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
Description: Kinematics and dynamic synthesis and analysis of mechanisms by using graphical and analytical methods and engineering software tools; Invention in engineering and patenting, Analysis of open kinematic chains and introduction to robotics.
Prerequisites: MME 243 or MME 244, MATH 327 or (MATH 325 and MATH 312)
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab
Permissions: Other
Other Permission: Department permission to enroll in MME block 3 courses

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Analyze and specify the type of links and joints in mechanisms and understand the concept of mobility in machinery.
2. Design planar linkage mechanisms and gear trains for commonly used tasks in design of machinery such as motion, path and function generation by using modern computer tools.
3. Identify real world applications of mechanisms and understand technical aspects of the patenting process as they relate to mechanical machines.
4. Perform position, velocity and acceleration analysis of existing mechanisms and correlate the forces and their effects on machine design.
5. Understand the capabilities and limitations of industrial robots and perform basic kinematic analysis of robots.
6. Initiate, carry through, finalize and present a machine design problem under a teamwork setting.

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