Document Type : Scientific - Research


1 professor , department of mechanical engineering sharif university

2 PhD student in Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

3 Master student of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

4 PhD student, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology



In this group article, part of the teaching of advanced dynamics course has been done in the form of group-based training projects. In this project, the mechanism of a spinning ride is designed and then engineering analyzes are performed on it. The system of this spinning ride must be designed in such a way that the absolute acceleration of the human head is equal to six times the acceleration of gravity. The most basic thing to do is conceptual design. Engineering analyzes such as dynamic analysis and motion simulation; finite element analysis is also performed to obtain natural frequencies and to determine the deformations caused by loading. After completing the above steps, information will be provided about materials and manufacturing processes. Due to the fact that this project was carried out in the form of a new method of learning advanced dynamics in the form of nine groups at Sharif University of Technology and the groups competed with each other, in the end, students were surveyed about the amount of learning from this method of teaching.


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