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Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET)

MET 365 Design of Machine Elements (3) Design of structural and mechanical elements with emphasis on theories of fatigue failure.

MET 365 Design of Machine Elements (3)

Design of Machine Elements covers a wide array of mechanical engineering principles. The course draws heavily on the knowledge gained in the strength of materials lecture and laboratory courses. Failure Theory is covered for both static and dynamic loading conditions. The study of failure under "low stress" cyclic loading, also called fatigue, is a feature of failure theory study. Finally, the theories are applied to the design of machine and structural elements that include beams, columns, pressure vessels, shafts, keys, couplings, belt and chain drives, fasteners, springs, gears, brakes, and clutches. The effects of wear and lubrication on machine design are also examined.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 213 orET 322

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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