
ISTANBUL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

MAK 324E THEORY
OF MACHINES

In this course NINOVA elearning portal will be used. 

Instructor : Associate Prof. Dr.
Erdinç Altuğ
Office : Department of Mechanical Engineering, Room: 442
Phone & Email : (0212) 293 13 00 / 2838 & altuger@itu.edu.tr
Course Content:
Mechanisms, kinematic diagrams, kinematic chains and
mobility. Some basic
mechanisms. Kinematic analysis and synthesis of
mechanisms. Review of some fundamental principles of mechanics. Static balance of machinery. Machine
equation of motion and its implementation. Speed fluctuations and
flywheel calculation. Force analysis in machinery. Shaking
forces and mass balance. Balancing of rigid rotors.
Textbook:
Design of machinery:
an introduction to the synthesis and analysis of mechanisms and machines,
R. L. Norton, McGrawHill, 2004.
Other References:
·
Theory of Mechanisms,
J.E. Shigley ve J.J. Uicker, Jr., McGrawHill, Inc., 2nd ed.,
1995.
·
Mechanics of Machines,
S. Doughty, John Wiley & Sons Inc., 3rd ed., 1988.
·
Mechanisms,
E. Söylemez, Middle East Technical University
Publication # 64, 1993.
·
Makina Teorisi  Mekanizmalar ve Makina Dinamiği, Ö. Turhan, Nobel Yayın dağıtım, 2012.
·
Makina
Dinamiği, F. Pasin, İTÜ
Makina Fakültesi, Birsen yayınları, 1994.
·
Teori ve Problemlerle
makine dinamiği, F. M. Botsalı, Nobel Yayın Dağıtım, 2010.
Course Objectives:
·
To Introduce the approaches and mathematical models used in
kinematic and dynamic analysis of machinery.
·
To give basic
knowledge on kinematic and dynamic design of machinery.
Course Learning Outcomes:
Students who pass
the course will be able to;
I. Determine the kinematic chain and
mobility, and perform the kinematic analysis of a given mechanism,
II. Apply the fundamental principles of
statics and dynamics to machinery,
III.Understand
and avoid/suppress certain common dynamical problems a machine may undergo,
IV.
Understand
the fundamentals of machine design for desired kinematic or dynamic
performance.
COURSE PLAN:
Week 
Topics 
1 
Basics
of mechanism technique. 
2 
Kinematic
couples, degrees of freedom (mobility), kinematic chains Homework1 
3 
Kinematic
analysis of mechanisms. Position analysis. 
4 
Kinematic
analysis of mechanisms. Velocity and acceleration analysis. Homework2 
5 
Examples 
6 
Midterm Exam1 
7 
Basic
of Machine Dynamics (center of gravity, moment of inertia) Reduction
to a point mass system 
8 
Force
analysis in Machinery. Static balance of machinery. Calculation of connection
forces. 
9 
Virtual
work principle Homework3 
10 
D’Alembert’s principle 
11 
Machine
equation of motions 
12 
Speed
fluctuations and flywheel calculation Homework4 
13 
Midterm Exam2 
14 
Static
and dynamic balancing in machinery 
Assessment Criteria:

Quantity 
Total
Percentage % 
Midterm Exams 
2 
40 
Homeworks / Quizzes 
37 
15 
Final Exam 
1 
45 
Notes:
·
Throughout
the semester NINOVA education portal will be used.
·
In order to take the final exam you should attend at least 70% of the lectures,
and also your midterm grade average should be at least 35.
·
Independent of the class grade average, students who
obtain below 35 will receive only FF, for those who obtained below 80 can not receive AA grade.
[Last
update was on January 25, 2018]