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Data Acquisition And Computer Simulation Integrated Experiment For An Undergraduate Machine Dynamics Laboratory

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Conference

2007 Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Honolulu, Hawaii

Publication Date

June 24, 2007

Start Date

June 24, 2007

End Date

June 27, 2007

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Design of Lab Experiments II

Tagged Division

Division Experimentation & Lab-Oriented Studies

Page Count

11

Page Numbers

12.439.1 - 12.439.11

DOI

10.18260/1-2--2747

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https://strategy.asee.org/2747

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284

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Petru-Aurelian Simionescu University of Tulsa

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Petru-Aurelian Simionescu is currently an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Tulsa. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of Dynamics, Vibrations, Optimal design of mechanical systems, Mechanisms and Robotics, CAD and Computer Graphics. He is on leave to the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Jeremy S. Daily University of Tulsa

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Jeremy S. Daily is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Tulsa. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of Computer Aided Engineering, Solid Mechanics, Vehicle Dynamics and Traffic Crash Reconstruction.

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John R. Shadley University of Tulsa

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John R. Shadley is Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Tulsa. He taught solid mechanics courses and laboratory classes at the University of Tulsa, and was engaged in research projects involving solid mechanics and materials.

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Data Acquisition and Computer Simulation Integrated Experiment for an Undergraduate Machine Dynamics Laboratory

Abstract

A cam-follower mechanism experiment is described that involves the calibration of several mechanical transducers and computerized data acquisition. Laboratory measurements are followed by modeling the experiment using multi-body simulation software (VisualNastran 4D and Working Model 2D). Students compare their simulations with the measured results and learn about the benefits of integrating physical experiments with virtual experiments. Their confidence in the results obtained through simulation, as well as their preference for performing either one of both type of experiments are surveyed.

Introduction

This paper describes an experiment that has been developed for the Machine Dynamics course in the University of Tulsa’s Mechanical Engineering Department. This four-credit hour, junior level course contains six laboratory experiments as follows: Operating point of a battery powered sweeper - apparatus was custom made; Free and forced vibration analyses of a single degree-of-freedom system using a TM16 apparatus from TQ Education and Training Ltd.1; Static and dynamic balancing of rotating masses using a TM102 apparatus from TQ Education and Training Ltd.2; Flexible rotor dynamics experiment - apparatus was custom made as senior-design project; Experimental analysis of a cam follower mechanism - apparatus was custom made as a senior-design project3 and retrofitted to work with LabVIEW4 data acquisition software.

Fig. 1: Cam-follower experimental apparatus

Simionescu, P., & Daily, J. S., & Shadley, J. R. (2007, June), Data Acquisition And Computer Simulation Integrated Experiment For An Undergraduate Machine Dynamics Laboratory Paper presented at 2007 Annual Conference & Exposition, Honolulu, Hawaii. 10.18260/1-2--2747

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