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Report on the training tour to Lublin University of Technology (Poland) as part of Erasmus+ European program done by Andrei Ausiyevich, the associate professor of the Department of Theory of Mechanisms and Machines

The training program in Lublin University of Technology (LUT) consisted of two parts: providing classes on Theory of Mechanisms and Machines for students of Mechanical Faculty and discussing the partnership development between Mechanical Faculty of LUT and Mechanical Engineering Faculty of BNTU.

The lectures were attended by a group of first-year students. A separate course of Theory of Mechanisms and Machines is not included in the syllabus of Lublin University of Technology. On the first day of the classes I chose to present Structural Analysis of Mechanisms which was further proceeded by Kinematics of Mechanisms and Dynamic Analysis of Mechanisms. Having been investigated by Russian researchers of 19-20th centuries, theses topics have been traditionally introduced in the syllabus of higher educational establishments in the post-Soviet countries but have remained neglected abroad. I managed to present the material in concise form with the focus on practical application. On the second day of the classes I introduced the topics related to the recent research of our department:  Study of Irregular Wear in Kinematic Pairs and Study of Energy Efficiency of Machines, both of which being based on the results of dynamic analysis of mechanisms. The material aroused interest among the students. Dr. Jaroslav Zubrzycky who was assisting me acknowledged importance of the presented material for forming engineering outlook of future experts in mechanics. I gained valuable experience in presenting material in English.

The second component of the tour was to expand existing contacts between our faculties. I obtained essential information on new reciprocal internship programs for teachers and students of our universities from International Cooperation Office of Lublin Polytechnic which has been coordinator of this cooperation. In June 2017 they expect the decision on funding to be made by Head Office of Erasmus+ program. We were also provided with training materials for making Erasmus+ program projects for the consortium of universities.

With representatives of Mechanical Faculty we discussed ways to expand further cooperation, revealed related topics of research and agreed on joint publications. Moreover, we outlined topics for Erasmus+ program joint projects.

Report on the training tour to Lublin University of Technology (Poland) as part of Erasmus+ European program done by Andrei Ausiyevich, the associate professor of the Department of Theory of Mechanisms and Machines