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Mechanical Engineering (M E)

M E 469 Metallic Manufacturing Processes (3) Principles of metal working and introduction to current theories; analysis of deformation, joining, and metal removal processes.

M E 469 Metallic Manufacturing Processes (3)

In this integrated lecture/laboratory course students will learn a) metal deformations techniques such as: forging, rolling, extrusion and drawing, b) metal removal techniques for single, multi and infinite point cutting, and c) metal fastening techniques, including bolts, rivets and welds. As a part of the learning process, students will directly compare existing standards and theories to actual laboratory results. Students will learn how to assess the accuracy of both theoretical derivations and experimental procedures by first deriving theoretical equations in the classroom and then directly examining the ability of the equations to predict the given behavior by actually performing the manufacturing operation in the laboratory. Based on in-depth discussions regarding assumptions, approximations, and experimental error, students will assess the ability of the current state-of-the-art techniques to accurately predict the forces generated/required during various manufacturing metal working operations. In addition, students will derive their own theories by removing/improving some assumptions within the existing theories. For processes where multiple theories exist, students will compare and contrast the predictive abilities of the various techniques to those found through controlled laboratory experiments. Similar comparisons will also be made for processes where both engineering standards and theoretical techniques exist.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: M E 349 . Prerequisite or concurrent:M E 468

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.

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