The course addresses the principles of mechanical component design from a perspective of failure prevention. Learning objectives include selecting appreciate materials; applying appreciate static failure theory and fatigue failure theory; and designing for creep resistance and surface durability. The learning is reinforced via design examples of machine elements such as bearings, springs, gears and shaft, and a substantial design project wherein students model and design a mechanical system that is relevant to a real application.
Weekly Contact: Lab:2 hrs. Lecture:3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1