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Department of Mechanical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Theory of Machines Laboratory

Laboratory Incharge:
Dr. Atanu Banerjee
Email: atanub[at]iitg.ernet.in
Phone: +91 361 2582679
Scientific Officer:
Mr. Pranjol Paul
Email: pranjol@iitg.ernet.in
Technical Staff:
Mr. Sanjib Sarma
Email: sanjib.s@iitg.ernet.in

Experiments Performed:

Mechanisms form the basis of any machine and it is an assemblage of rigid bodies so that they move upon each other with definite relative motion.

Objectives of this Theory of Machines lab are to impart practical knowledge on design and analysis of mechanisms for the specified type of motion in a machine. With the study of rigid bodies motions and forces for the transmission systems, machine kinematics and dynamics can be well understood.

Demonstration exercises are provided with wide varieties of transmission element models to understand machine kinematics. Various experiments with governors, gyroscopes, balancing machines and universal vibration facilities are available to understand machine dynamics.

Following are the machines/equipments in this lab:

  1. Governor apparatus
  2. Gyroscope apparatus
  3. Static and dynamic balancing machine
  4. Balancing of reciprocating masses
  5. Journal bearing apparatus
  6. Universal vibration apparatus
  7. Whirling of shaft apparatus
  8. Various commonly used mechanisms and its inversions in machines
  9. Standard rotor kit with crank shaft simulator
  10. Rotational accelerometer (8838, 8840) with connecting cable
  11. SCXI 1000 4-slot chasis with SCXI 1100 amplifier signal condioner, SCXI 1530 accelerometer module
  12. Machinery fault simulator



Gyroscope Apparatus

Description: To understand the gyroscopic effect.

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Static and Dynamic Balancing Machine

Description: To understanding of static and dynamic balancing.

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Balancing of Reciprocating Masses

Description: To understanding the balancing of reciprocating piston.

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Journal Bearing Apparatus

Description: To understand the journal bearing characteristics.

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Universal Vibration Apparatus

Description: General vibration setup.

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Whirling of Shaft Apparatus

Description: To understand the whirling of shaft.

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Standard Rotor Kit with Crank Shaft Simulator

Description: Rotor experiment (balancing, bearing parameter etc.)

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Machinery Fault Simulator

Description: Understanding of different machinery faults.

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