Theory of Machines Laboratory
Dr. Atanu Banerjee
Phone: +91 361 2582679
Mr. Pranjol Paul
Mr. Sanjib Sarma
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:
- Governor apparatus
- Gyroscope apparatus
- Static and dynamic balancing machine
- Balancing of reciprocating masses
- Journal bearing apparatus
- Universal vibration apparatus
- Whirling of shaft apparatus
- Various commonly used mechanisms and its inversions in machines
- Standard rotor kit with crank shaft simulator
- Rotational accelerometer (8838, 8840) with connecting cable
- SCXI 1000 4-slot chasis with SCXI 1100 amplifier signal condioner, SCXI 1530 accelerometer module
- Machinery fault simulator
Description: To understand the gyroscopic effect.
Static and Dynamic Balancing Machine
Description: To understanding of static and dynamic balancing.
Balancing of Reciprocating Masses
Description: To understanding the balancing of reciprocating piston.
Journal Bearing Apparatus
Description: To understand the journal bearing characteristics.
Universal Vibration Apparatus
Description: General vibration setup.
Whirling of Shaft Apparatus
Description: To understand the whirling of shaft.
Standard Rotor Kit with Crank Shaft Simulator
Description: Rotor experiment (balancing, bearing parameter etc.)
Machinery Fault Simulator
Description: Understanding of different machinery faults.