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Centre for testing and calculation of machine elements and systems - CIPMES


Faculty of Engineering, University of Kragujevac

Department for mechanical constructions and mechanization

Centre for testing and calculation of machine elements and systems - CIPMES


Centre for testing and calculation of machine elements and systems - CIPMES is located at the Faculty of Engineering in Kragujevac in room C-IV-3. Center brings together all interested teachers and research associates of the Department for mechanical constructions and mechanization, and if necessary, they may also hire other teachers from the Faculty, as well as experts from the industry. The Centre's activities are related to:

  • Research and scientific work (preparation of doctoral thesis and writing scientific papers),
  • Education (University students preparing to compete at Masinijada in Machine elements as well as organizing additional teaching and hands-on activities for interested students),
  • Permanent education (organization of trainings and courses for unemployed engineers, and engineers employed in product development),
  • Publishing,
  • Cooperation with industry etc.
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Figure 1: CIPMES office (C-IV-3)


- Designing of machines and devices,

- 3D modeling and creating technical documentation,

- Parametric modeling,

- Mechanical constructions calculations,

- Structural analysis of mechanical constructions,

- Rapid prototyping,

- Product development training,

- Publishing,

- Design of equipment for testing the power transmission systems,

- Documentation conversion (2D to 3D and 3D to 2D),

- Consulting,

- Certification of machine elements and machine systems,- Organizing presentations of companies’ production programs in the field of machine design, power transmission systems etc...


- Development of testing device for vehicle joints as well as verification of test results of Belleville springs using FEM,

- Design of the closed power circuit for testing gear trains,

- Defining and calculation of a new power dividers conception R-170 for off-road vehicle ZASTAVA IVECO,- Publishing of three textbooks, one workbook and one monograph,

- Certification of the numerous mechanical parts, devices etc.

- Organization of nine training courses for the unemployed, in the field of product development in Kragujevac, Belgrade, Niš and Novi Sad,

- Production of numerous power transmissions prototypes,…



- Milling machine Roland MDX-40A.

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Figure 2: 3D printer MAKERBOT REPLICATOR 2 Figure 3: Milling machine Roland MDX-40A
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Figure 4: 3D printed elements and assemblies

International and national project

International projects

- TEMPUS project "Improvement of Product Development Studies in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina" - 530577-TEMPUS-1-2012-1-RS-TEMPUS-JPCR

National projects

- The development of components and systems for engines and vehicles (research and development of new synchronization gearboxes for a new vehicle Zastava) (1998-2001),

- Composite material mechanics (2002-2004.),

- Dynamics and controlling active constructions (2002-2004.),

- Real problems of mechanics (2002-2004.),

- Research and development of new formula vehicle wheels 4x4, total mass up to 4 tons (2002-2004.).


- Device for testing vehicles couplings, ZASTAVA CARS – Automobile Institute,

- Closed power circuit for testing gear trains, ZASTAVA CARS – Automobile Institute,

- Design analyses of planetary mechanisms using FEM from company ”14. October”, Kruševac,

- Calculation and defining new concepts of power dividers R-170 for off-road vehicle Zastava Iveco,

- Designing new concept of two-stage cycloid drive,

- A large number of functional models of mechanical systems performed through the master's theses and doctoral dissertations,…

- Issuance of many certificates for machine elements and systems (Auto RELI – Kragujevac, Metaloplastika – Kragujevac, Mermis – Kragujevac, Pakprom – Kragujevac, EMA – Knić Kragujevac,...).


  1. V. Nikolić: Machine elements – theory and examples, 1995,
  2. V. Nikolić: Mechanical analysis of the gear train elements - monograph, 1999,
  3. N. Marjanović: Design methods, 1999,
  4. V. Nikolić: Machine elements – theory, calculation, examples, 2004,
  5. V. Nikolić, Z. Đorđević, M. Blagojević: Machine elements – workbook, 2008.
Most important prototypes, trainings, products and services


- Two - stage cycloidal speed reducer with new concept,

- The power divider R-170 for off-road vehicle - ZASTAVA IVECO,

- Closed power circuit for testing gear trains.

Training courses

- Machine elements calculation using modern software,

- Special types of power transmissions,

- Power transmissions in renewable energy,

- Computer analysis of constructions,

- Dynamic analyses of power transmissions.

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Figure 5: Course „Machine elements calculation using modern software“
In the framework of the Center, section "Innovations of Machine Elements - IME" was formed. The primary objective of the section is to prepare students of the Faculty of Engineering for Mašinijada contest in machine elements (at the last two Mašinijada contest our students have won the first place). Section also organizes additional work with students interested in the field of machine elements. Models of machine elements are produced on the CIPMES equipment in order to make learning faster and easier.
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Figure 6: Members of group „Inovations of Machone Elements – IME“

Figure 7: Mašinijada winners 2014 and 2015 in Machine elements contest:

Stefan Ilić and Marko Antonijević

Centre manager:

Ph.D. Mirko Blagojević, Associate professor

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Technical Secretary:

Miloš Matejić, assistant

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