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Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET)

MET 105 Mechanical Systems (3) Mechanical Systems with Laboratory is an introductory course for Engineering Technology major students to broadly introduce Mechanical Engineering Technology.

MET 105 Mechanical Systems (3)

MET105 includes mechanical engineering technology profession, United States Customary System and Metric System, communication skills; structures and mechanics including the resultant of a system of forces, moment of a force, and the requirements for equilibrium; Materials and Stress including a stress-strain curve, the material properties for metals and their alloys, ceramics, polymers, and composite materials, a factor of safety; Fluids Engineering including the application of fluids engineering, a fluid’s density and viscosity properties, laminar and turbulent fluid flows, buoyancy, drag, and lift, the volumetric flow rate and pressure drop of fluids through pipes. Thermal and Energy system including various energy, heat, work, and power quantities in the SI and USCS, the principle of energy conversion, the basic operating principles of various engines; Motion and Power Transmission including the design and operation of power-transmission equipment, rotational velocity, work, power, belts, and gears.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2008

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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