Machine Design Part 1

Open Online

Course Description

“Machine Design Part I” is the first course in an in-depth three course series of “Machine Design.” The “Machine Design” Coursera series covers fundamental mechanical design topics, such as static and fatigue failure theories, the analysis of shafts, fasteners, and gears, and the design of mechanical systems such as gearboxes. Throughout this series of courses we will examine a number of exciting design case studies, including the material selection of a total hip implant, the design and testing of the wing on the 777 aircraft, and the impact of dynamic loads on the design of a bolted pressure vessel.

In this first course, you will learn robust analysis techniques to predict and validate design performance and life. We will start by reviewing critical material properties in design, such as stress, strength, and the coefficient of thermal expansion. We then transition into static failure theories such as von Mises theory, which can be utilized to prevent failure in static loading applications such as the beams in bridges. Finally, we will learn fatigue failure criteria for designs with dynamic loads, such as the input shaft in the transmission of a car.

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand impact of material properties and operating environments on engineering designs
  • Apply fundamental engineering static and fatigue analysis techniques to a variety of complex design problems

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Who Should Attend

This course is aimed at undergraduate students with an interest in machine design, as well as practicing engineers who want to want to enhance their mechanical design and analysis skills. If you are a practicing mechanical engineer who seeks to add to your knowledge of machine design, or an undergraduate student who wants additional learning opportunities out of your classroom, this course is for you.

Content

  • Understand the quantitative and qualitative meanings of the modulus elasticity
  • Become familiar with the values of the modulus of elasticity for typical materials
  • Understand how to calculate the factor of safety
  • Understand the importance of the coefficient of thermal expansion in material selection in design
  • Understand the criteria for using certain failure theories
  • Understand the difference between fatigue and static failure

Technology Requirements

Verify you meet the minimum technology requirements for this section.

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Course Info

Course ID: DL 0025M
Course Format: Online