Unit I

Static and dynamic force analysis of mechanisms. Flywheel function and design.

Unit II

Balancing of rotating masses in one and in several planes. Balancing of reciprocating masses. Single and multi-cylinder engines.

Unit III

Governors. Gravity and spring controlled governors. Gyroscopic effect.

Unit IV

Vibration  Free and forced vibrations. Single degree and multi-degree freedom systems.

Unit V

Vibration control. Passive and active control.


1. Shigley, J.E., Uicker Jr., J.J., Theory of Machines and Mechanisms,McGraw-Hill, 1995.
2. Rao, J.S., and Dukkipati, R.Y., Mechanism and Machine Theory, 2nd ed., Wiley Eastern Ltd.,1995.