Dynamics of Machinery (ME426) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Dynamics of Machinery ME426 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
MECE 303 Theory of Machines
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Question and Answer, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Instructor Dr. Behzat B Kentel
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To develop an ability • to perform motion analysis of single degree of freedom mechanisms, • to perform dynamic force analysis in mechanisms including the effect of friction • to perform balancing in rotating machinery and inertia variant machines
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • construct the equation of motion of single degree of freedom mechanisms using kinematic influence coefficients and apply numerical methods to solve for equation of motion
  • perform force analysis in mechanisms including the effects of friction at prismatic and revolute joints
  • perform force analysis in simple and planetary gear trains and construct power flow diagrams
  • perform balancing of rotating machinery, design counterweights to obtain completely-balanced in-line four-bar mechanisms and reduce shaking forces and moments of in-line multi-cylinder engines
Course Content Knematic influence coefficients, equation of motion of single degree of freedom systems, analytical and numerical solution methods, effects of dry and viscous friction, force analysis and power flow in simple and planetary gear trains, rotating mass balancing, balancing of inertia-variant machines, analysis of unbalance in multi-cylinder engines

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction and review of mechanisms Review of MECE 303 topics
2 Kinematic influence coefficients
3 Kinematic influence coefficients; equation of motion for single degree of freedom mechanisms
4 Equation of motion for single degree of freedom mechanisms
5 Numerical solution of equation of motion Review of MATH 380 topics
6 General considerations on dynamics of single degree of freedom mechanisms; speed fluctuation and flywheels
7 Speed fluctuation and flywheels
8 Mode of contact at prismatic joints; effects of friction at prismatic joints
9 Effects of friction at prismatic joints
10 Effects of friction at revolute joints
11 Force analysis in simple and planetary gear trains
12 Rotating mass balancing
13 Balancing of inertia variant machines; balancing of a four bar mechanism
14 Reciprocating engines; analysis of unbalance for in-line reciprocating engines


Other Sources 1. Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery; R.L. Norton, 1st Ed. In SI units, McGraw-Hill, 2009
2. Theory of Machines and Mechanisms; J.J. Uicker, G.R. Pennock, J.E. Shigley, 5th Ed., Oxford University Press, 2016
3. Notes on Dynamics of Machinery; E.Söylemez, T.Tümer, N. Özgüven, K. Özgören, METU Mechanical Engineering Department, 1984

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 3 10
Presentation - -
Project 1 15
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 35
Toplam 7 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ability to expand and get in-depth information with scientific researches in the field of mechanical engineering, evaluate information, review and implement.
2 Have comprehensive knowledge about current techniques and methods and their limitations in Mechanical engineering.
3 To complete and apply knowledge by using scientific methods using uncertain, limited or incomplete data; use information from different disciplines.
4 Being aware of the new and developing practices of Mechanical Engineering and being able to examine and learn when needed.
5 Ability to define and formulate problems related to Mechanical Engineering and develop methods for solving and apply innovative methods in solutions.
6 Ability to develop new and/or original ideas and methods; design complex systems or processes and develop innovative/alternative solutions in the designs.
7 Ability to design and apply theoretical, experimental and modeling based researches; analyze and solve complex problems encountered in this process.
8 Work effectively in disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams, lead leadership in such teams and develop solution approaches in complex situations; work independently and take responsibility.
9 To establish oral and written communication by using a foreign language at least at the level of European Language Portfolio B2 General Level.
10 Ability to convey the process and results of their studies systematically and clearly in written and oral form in national and international environments.
11 To know the social, environmental, health, security, law dimensions, project management and business life applications of engineering applications and to be aware of the constraints of their engineering applications.
12 Ability to observe social, scientific and ethical values in the stages of data collection, interpretation and announcement and in all professional activities.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 14 3 42
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 1 14
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 20 20
Homework Assignments 3 3 9
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 10 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 120