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ME 290 - Machine Design


Credit Hours: 2

The course is about the analysis and design of machines and machine elements under tensile, shear, torsion, flexure, combined stress, impact and fatigue loading. Emphasis is on the design procedure, sizing of parts, use of strength of materials and the use of manufacturers catalogs in design and in the selection of standard parts. Typical elements studied could be keys, gears, belts, chains, fasteners, springs, bearings, welds, linkages, shafts, columns, couplings, clutches, brakes and cams.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • write technical reports;
  • enable the student to make safe yet economical calculations for typical machine elements made of common engineering materials; and
  • utilize computer applications (Finite Element Analysis, FEA) to design parts and problem solving.


Prerequisites: MT 121 or MT 125, ME 104 or permission of the instructor.
Concurrent Registration: ME 291 or permission of the instructor.
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