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ME 370 - Mechanical Design I

Last offered Fall 2022

Official Description

Kinematics and dynamics of machinery, including introduction to user-centered design and design thinking, analytical and computer-aided design of kinematics, dynamic force analysis, principle of virtual work, cam and gear design, and balancing. Project-based learning of multi-mechanism system design, analysis, fabrication, and evaluation. Course Information: Prerequisite: ME 270, TAM 212, and TAM 251.

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Detailed Course Description

Kinematics and dynamics of machinery, including analytical kinematics, force analysis, cam design and balancing. Application of elementary mechanics of solids to analyze and size machine components for stress and deflection. Introduction to finite element analysis with emphasis on beam and plate models. Prerequisite: ME 170, TAM 212, and TAM 251. 3 undergraduate hours.

TOPICS:

1. Planar Kinematics (Kinematic fundamentals; Graphical linkage synthesis; Position, velocity and acceleration analysis; and Cam design)

2. Machine Dynamics (Linkage dynamics: motion input; Virtual work approach; Flywheels; Balancing; Engine dynamics; and Impact dynamics)

3. Structural Design (Review of basic mechanics: stress, strain, elastic modulus, yield stress; Review of beam theory: shear force, bending, moment, strain |amp; curvature, moment of inertia, solutions for deflection; Matrix/finite element method for assemblies of springs and frame structures; Choice of cross-sections, buckling loads, joints; and Introduction to plate elements and shell structures, continuum elements and general elasticity theory)

ME: Required.

EM: Possible secondary field, with approval.

TitleSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Mechanical Design IBB167924LAB00900 - 1020 R  0100 Sidney Lu Mech Engr Bldg 
Mechanical Design IBB267927LAB01330 - 1450 R  0100 Sidney Lu Mech Engr Bldg 
Mechanical Design IBB367928LAB01500 - 1620 R  0100 Sidney Lu Mech Engr Bldg 
Mechanical Design IBB469339LAB01200 - 1320 F  0100 Sidney Lu Mech Engr Bldg 
Mechanical Design IBB569337LAB01630 - 1750 R    
Mechanical Design IBL132243LEC31200 - 1250 M W  4100 Sidney Lu Mech Engr Bldg  Bruce Flachsbart
Mechanical Design IBZ132242LEC31200 - 1250 M W  4100 Sidney Lu Mech Engr Bldg  Bruce Flachsbart
Mechanical Design ICB167926LAB01030 - 1150 R  0100 Sidney Lu Mech Engr Bldg 
Mechanical Design ICB270138LAB01200 - 1320 R  0100 Sidney Lu Mech Engr Bldg 
Mechanical Design ICB370139LAB01030 - 1150 F  0100 Sidney Lu Mech Engr Bldg 
Mechanical Design ICB470140LAB01330 - 1450 F  0100 Sidney Lu Mech Engr Bldg 
Mechanical Design ICB575526LAB01500 - 1620 F    
Mechanical Design ICL170136LEC31300 - 1350 M W  4100 Sidney Lu Mech Engr Bldg  Bruce Flachsbart
Mechanical Design ICZ175527LEC31300 - 1350 M W  4100 Sidney Lu Mech Engr Bldg  Bruce Flachsbart