Development of a laboratory equipment for the analysis of mechanisms

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    Abstract

    This work addresses the development of an equipment for the analysis of one-degree-of-freedom planar mechanisms, used for teaching in the areas of mechanical design and dynamic systems and control at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana. The prototype was developed to teach fundamental topics of the Mechanical Engineering curriculum: mechanics of machines and motion control. The prototype consists of a mechanical frame with three modules: a power transmission train, a four-bar planar nechanisms module and a planar cam-follower module. The equipment has been instrumented to get measurements of the main variables associated with motion: position, velocity, acceleration, force and torque. Therefore, experimental measures can be contrasted with theoretical results in order to facilitate the students to get concepts related to the mechanics of machines in a more interactive and real way. The equipment is also useful in research projects where different kinds of state observers and motion controllers can be tested.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEngineering Education and Professional Development
    PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
    Pages179-185
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)0791843017
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2007
    EventASME 2007 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007 - Seattle, United States
    Duration: 11 Nov 200715 Nov 2007

    Publication series

    NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
    Volume7

    Conference

    ConferenceASME 2007 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySeattle
    Period11/11/0715/11/07

    Bibliographical note

    Publisher Copyright:
    Copyright © 2007 by ASME.

    Keywords

    • Dynamics
    • Engineering education
    • Innovative laboratory equipment
    • Kinematics
    • Mechanics of machines

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