PR3412 Dynamics of Machines Laboratory Syllabus:

PR3412 Dynamics of Machines Laboratory Syllabus – Anna University Regulation 2021


1. To supplement the principles learnt in kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery.
2. To understand how certain measuring devices are used for dynamic testing.


1. a) Study of gear parameters.
b) Experimental study of velocity ratios of simple, compound, Epicyclic and
differential gear trains.
2. a) Kinematics of Four Bar, Slider Crank, Crank Rocker, Double crank, Double
rocker, Oscillating cylinder Mechanisms.
b) Kinematics of single and double universal joints.
3. a) Determination of Mass moment of inertia of Fly wheel and Axle system.
b) Determination of Mass Moment of Inertia of axisymmetric bodies using Turn
Table apparatus.
c) Determination of Mass Moment of Inertia using bifilar suspension and compound
4.Motorized gyroscope – Study of gyroscopic effect and couple.
5. Governor – Determination of range sensitivity, effort etc., for Watts, Porter, Proell,
and Hartnell Governors.
6. Cams – Cam profile drawing, Motion curves and study of jump phenomenon
7. a) Single degree of freedom Spring Mass System – Determination of natural
Frequency and verification of Laws of springs – Damping coefficient
b) Multi degree freedom suspension system – Determination of influence coefficient.
8. a) Determination of torsional natural frequency of single and Double Rotor systems
– Undamped and Damped Natural frequencies. b) Vibration Absorber – Tuned
vibration absorber.
8. Vibration of Equivalent Spring mass system – undamped and damped vibration.
9. Whirling of shafts – Determination of critical speeds of shafts with concentrated
11. a) Balancing of rotating masses.
b) Balancing of reciprocating masses.
12. a)Transverse vibration of Free-Free beam – with and without concentrated
b) Forced Vibration of Cantilever beam – Mode shapes and natural
c) Determination of transmissibility ratio using vibrating table.


Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
CO1: Ability to demonstrate the principles of kinematics and dynamics of machinery.
CO2: Ability to use the measuring devices for dynamic testing.
CO3:Ability to develop models.