ME 45310/ 3 Cr.
This course prepares the student to: apply basic mechanics (statics and dynamics), mechanics of materials, and probably and statistics to the analysis and design of machines and machine components; design for strength of various machine components; study of stress/strain and force/deflection relations in machine components; understand fundamental approaches to stress and fatigue analysis and failure prevention; incorporate design methods for machine components such as shafts, bearings, springs, gears, clutches, breaks, chains, belts, and bolted and welded joints; and solve open-ended machine design problems involving structural analysis, life prediction, cost, reliability analysis, and technical communication.
- Available Online: No
- Credit by Exam: No
- Laptop Required: No
Corequisite: ME 37200
Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design, Budynas and Nisbett, McGraw-Hill, 10th or latest Edition
The objectives of this course include:
- Prepare students to apply principles of basic mechanics, mechanics of materials, and statistics to the design of machines and machine components.
- Apply design method for mechanical components such as springs, screws, and clutches, which meet given design criteria, including strength requirements
- Provide students with engineering criteria and design methods for material and component selection.
- Instruct students on the use of computer-aided design tools (e.g., Pro/Mechanica, Pro/Engineer, Matlab, Excel) to solve design problems.
- Apply engineering principles to open-ended mechanical design problems.
After completion of this course, the students should be able to:
- Apply knowledge of probably and statistics to mechanical design problems
- Apply knowledge of mechanical engineering science, such as solid mechanics and material science to mechanical design problems
- Design a mechanical system to meet desired engineering requirements including strength requirements
- Formulate and solve mechanical design problems
- Communicate effectively the solution to a design problem making of technical drawings and proper technical reports
- Analyze potential impact of designed machines on environment and society, including safety
- Conduct literature review, including research papers and patents
- Use modern engineering tools (e.g., Pro/Mechanica, Pro/Engineer, Matlab, Excel) in the analysis and design of machines and machine components
- Part I – Fundamentals of mechanical design
- Stress-strain relations and deformation analysis
- Uncertainty quantification, factor of safety, and probability of failure
- Development of a machine design project
- Part II – Failure prevention
- Static failure analysis
- Fatigue failure analysis
- Statistical considerations
- Part III – Design of mechanical elements
- Screws and fasteners
- Permanent joints (welding, brazing, and bonding)
- Mechanical springs: compression, extension, and torsion
- Bearing selection and mounts
- Gearing loads, stresses, strength, and safety factors
- Clutches, breaks, and flywheels
- Belts and chains
- Shaft and axles