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2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ME 293 - Machine Design/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

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 catalog in design and in the selection of standard parts. Typical elements studies 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:

  • develop deep understanding of tensile, compression, shear and bending stresses in parts;
  • understand and analyze the effect of combined stresses on the parts;
  • understand and analyze the cyclic load and its role in the failure of a part;
  • understand the different failure mechanisms and calculate Von Mises, Tresca and principal stresses;
  • learn the design and utilization of machine components such as belt, chain, gear, spring, ball bearing, and bolts and nuts;
  • make safe yet economical designs with the related calculations for typical machine elements made of common engineering materials;
  • utilize a Capstone experience to complete a project by him/herself and the knowledge obtained in various courses;
  • use industrial catalogs for design and selection of standard stock parts;
  • utilize computer applications (such as Microsoft Excel and Finite Element Analysis, FEA) to design parts and solve problems; and
  • create valuable technical reports using charts and graphs, which would demonstrate the relationship between different factors and help to develop an understanding, explanation, and justification for the related theory.

Prerequisites: ME 114 and ME 265