ME 371 - Mechanical Design II
Detailed Course Description
Design and analysis of machinery for loadbearing and power transmission. Consideration of material failure modes, including yielding, fracture, fatigue and creep. Design and selection of machine elements: bolts, springs, rolling element bearings, fluid film lubrication, and power transmissions, including gears and friction drives. ME 330 and ME 370. 3 undergraduate hours.
1. Material failure modes (Design against yielding, including multiaxial stress; Stress concentrations and notch sensitivity; Design against fracture; Design against fatigue; Design against creep; and Behavior of composite materials)
2. Machine components (Bolts; Bolted joints; Welding and welded joints; Springs; Rolling element bearings; Gears and gear trains (includes kinematics of gear trains, gear forces, gear selection); Fluid film lubrication; Friction drives (clutches, brakes, traction drives, etc.).
EM: Possible secondary field, with approval.