Course Number & Name: MET 210 Kinematics
Credit Hours: 3.0 Contact Hours: 5.0 Lecture: 2.0 Lab: 3.0 Other: N/A
Course Description: Students learn about moving elements used in the design and analysis of basic mechanisms in machines. Topics covered in the course include velocity and acceleration analysis on a plane, design and analysis of four-bar linkages, and cams, gears, and other mechanisms using graphical and analytical methods. Laboratory work is included.
<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:
- describe elements of various linkages and mechanisms associated with the design of machines;
- build computer models of mechanisms using AutoCAD and Working Model software;
- perform vector analysis;
- perform position, displacement, velocity, and acceleration analysis;
- demonstrate knowledge and apply concepts of mechanism design;
- perform design and kinematic analysis of cams; and
- demonstrate knowledge and apply concepts of kinematic analysis and selection of gears.