Project Title

3D Printed Laboratory Equipment Design for Dynamics and Mechanical Vibrations Courses

Academic department under which the project should be listed

SPCEET - Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Sponsor Name

Ayse Tekes

Abstract (300 words maximum)

Mechanical engineering students struggle to acquire a deep understanding of the material introduced in the classrooms. Although laboratory courses associated with vibrations and control theory help students through visualization and hands-on, students take the laboratory simultaneously or in the following semesters. In order to visualize the fundamentals of rotational vibration and improve student understanding, we designed and developed a single degree of freedom rotational system consisted of a thin rod, cylindrical disk, and a base. The angular position of the disk is recorded through the encoder and Arduino. While the base and the disk are 3D printed using polylactic acid (PLA), we purchased a set of thin rod with different thicknesses. The mechanism is assembled and free response of the system is tested and recorded for system identification.

Disciplines

Acoustics, Dynamics, and Controls

Project Type

Poster

How will this be presented?

Yes, in person

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3D Printed Laboratory Equipment Design for Dynamics and Mechanical Vibrations Courses

Mechanical engineering students struggle to acquire a deep understanding of the material introduced in the classrooms. Although laboratory courses associated with vibrations and control theory help students through visualization and hands-on, students take the laboratory simultaneously or in the following semesters. In order to visualize the fundamentals of rotational vibration and improve student understanding, we designed and developed a single degree of freedom rotational system consisted of a thin rod, cylindrical disk, and a base. The angular position of the disk is recorded through the encoder and Arduino. While the base and the disk are 3D printed using polylactic acid (PLA), we purchased a set of thin rod with different thicknesses. The mechanism is assembled and free response of the system is tested and recorded for system identification.

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