The concept of mechanical engineering is essential in order to realize mechano-systems. To design actual systems, in addition to mechanics of materials, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and mechanical vibrations, control technologies and electronics technologies are required. In this course, it is required to learn them not individually but comprehensively. As typical mechano-systems, the targets are robots, transportation machines (particularly, automobiles), fluid machinery, and industrial machinery (particularly, machine tools), etc. In addition, for deep understanding, observation of actual mechano-systems is considered.
As a mechanical design course, this course aims at building foundations of mechanical engineering and its application to design mechano-systems reasonably understanding their functions and structures.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Describe functions and structures of typical mechano-systems including actuators, sensors, motion mechanisms, motion control systems and industrial machinery.
2) Design mechano-systems systematically.
3) Describe fundamental knowledge, processes and methods to realize mechano-systems.
4) Utilize various methodologies of mechanical engineering significant to realize mechano-systems.
Design, Machine elements, Motion mechanisms, Mechatronics, Industrial machinery
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Supposing typical mechano-systems, fundamental knowledge, processes and methods of mechanical engineering are explained. In addition, for deep understanding, observation of actual mechano-systems is considered.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Fundamentals of mechano-system design||Introduction of typical mechano-systems|
|Class 2||Design principles and design methodologies of typical mechano-systems||Understand design principles and design methodologies of typical mechano-systems|
|Class 3||Machine elements I -Describing about bearings and linear guides that make up the mechano-systems, and understanding of their design methods-||Understand bearings and linear guides that make up the mechanical systems and robots|
|Class 4||Mechanism design I -Describing about planar link mechanisms, cam mechanisms, and belt mechanisms that are frequently used in mechano-systems, and understanding of their design methods including the analysis and synthesis methods-||Understand planar link mechanisms, cam mechanisms, and belt mechanisms that are frequently used in the mechanical systems and robots|
|Class 5||Mechanism design II -Describing about spacial serial / parallel link mechanisms and advanced polymer mechanisms that are frequently used in mechano-systems, and understanding of their design methods including the analysis and synthesis methods-||Understand spacial serial / parallel link mechanisms that are frequently used in the mechanical systems and robots|
|Class 6||Machine elements II||Basics of machine elements for power transmission, such as gears and feed screws|
|Class 7||Modeling and control of mechanical vibrations||Understand complex number representation of vibration and frequency analysis|
|Class 8||Power transmission mechanism of mechano-systems||Understand basics of power transmission systems|
|Class 9||Actuators to drive mechano-systems||Understand structures, working principles and characteristics of various actuators|
|Class 10||Mechatronics system design I||Understand fundamental knowledge of various sensors and electronics|
|Class 11||Mechatronics system design II||Understand fundamental design methods of motion control systems|
|Class 12||Elements of industrial machinery||Understand the structural modules and systems of industrial machinery|
|Class 13||Fundamental characteristics of industrial machinery||Understand fundamental functions and structural configuration of industrial machinery|
|Class 14||Design and its flow of industrial machinery||Understand various design methodologies for realizing industrial machinery.|
|Class 15||Exercises of mechano-system design and discussion||Test level of understanding with exercise problems and summary|
Course materials are provided during class.
Students' knowledge of the concept, analytical methods and methodologies of mechanical engineering and their application will be assessed. Final exam 50% and report 50%.