Machine Design Part 1

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Machine Design Part 1

Course Description

Machine Design Part I is the first course in an in-depth, three-course series focusing on machine design. The 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. In this first course, you will learn robust analysis techniques to predict and validate design performance and life. You will start by reviewing critical material properties in design, such as stress, strength, and the coefficient of thermal expansion. Next, you will learn about static failure theories, such as von Mises theory. Finally, you will discover fatigue failure criteria for designs with dynamic loads, such as the input shaft in the transmission of a car.

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Who Should Attend

This course is designed for undergraduate students with an interest in machine design, as well as practicing engineers who want to enhance their mechanical design and analysis skills.

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What You Will Learn

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

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.
  • Add to your knowledge of machine design.
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