Mar 22, 2023  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ME 362 - Design of Machinery

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course is an application of principles of machine dynamics to the design of machinery. Topics include synthesis of mechanisms, machine balancing, design of flywheels, actuator selection and computer-aided design of mechanisms. (prereq: ME 361 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Synthesize four bar linkages
  • Apply computer-aided engineering packages to machinery design
  • Determine the actuation force or torque required for a mechanism, and select an appropriate actuator
  • Determine shaking forces due to dynamic unbalance, and perform static and synamic balancing
  • Design flywheels
  • Perform dynamic analysis of cam/follower systems

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Machine dynamics

Course Topics
  • Fundamentals of dynamics (3 classes)
  • Practical considerations, actuators and motors (3 classes)
  • Computer-aided engineering (3 classes)
  • Linkage synthesis (8 classes)
  • Machine Balancing (3 classes)
  • Design of Flywheels (3 classes)
  • Dynamics of Cams (3 classes)
  • Testing and project presentations (4 classes)

Laboratory Topics
  • Design of a mechanism

William Farrow

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