Basics of Mechanism Design for Mechanical design engineers

Learn about how to design and analyze planar mechanisms with case studies for mechanical design engineers

Course Summary

 Mechanisms and structures are fundamental elements of any mechanical design.
 In this course we will learn in depth about the fundamentals of mechanisms , the study of their motion and the application to actual product design  
The following topics will be covered :  
- An overview of the mechanical design process and where mechanism design fits into the larger picture  
- What are functional requirements in product or systems design and the many functional keywords  
- A general approach in designing mechanisms from scratch  
- The difference between Analysis and Synthesis  
- Concept of Degrees of Freedom  
- Kinematic pairs and joints and their types  
- Planar and Spatial mechanisms introuction  
- Mobility Kutzbach criteria and examples  
- Criteria for spatial mechanism with examples  
- Kinematic inversions  Grashof criteria for 4 link mechanisms  
- Basics of position vectors  
- Loop closure equations  
- Finding position of a point on link  
- Velocity analysis Basics  
- Velocity analysis of 4 link mechanism and slider crank mechanisms  
- Finding velocity of any point on the links  
- Acceleration analysis introduction  
- Problems in acceleration analysis - How to find absolute accelerations for any point on the link  
- Static Force analysis  
- Dynamic force analysis and concepts of Inertia , D'alemberts principle applied  
- Problem in dynamic force analysis  
- Case studies in application of mechanism design to product design or systems design  
This course is a deep dive in the world of mechanisms and the main purpose is to form a strong foundation to apply in actual engineering problems and go towards advanced design  
Learning Outcomes Aimed  
Develop a strong conceptual understanding of designing mechanism from fundamentals  
Ability to develop analyses of mechanisms and understand the motion thoroughly  Develop understanding of the design process for new design

Course Curriculum

Mufaddal Rasheed

Mufaddal Rasheed is a mechanical design engineer , inventor and online entrepreneur working towards building a comprehensive knowledge resource base for students and  mechanical design professionals with focus on building skills and  knowledge to design mechanical products

The goal  is to build a comprehensive knowledge eco-system for mechanical design engineers and aspirants which would prepare an individual for engineering innovation and advance their careers in terms of knowledge. 

Experienced professional with 7+ years experience in Automotive product development designing chassis and suspension systems and being part of multiple projects from concept to production. 

He is passionate about mechanical design and innovation and writes regularly on Quora with a Top writer badge.

Core belief is that engineering is a lifelong learning process and for a designer  it is "the more you know the better you design"

Working towards developing an alternate solution to the problems of engineering education and upskilling for economic growth. 

Course Pricing

  • Mechanism design
  • $30 USD

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