MECH 3223 - Mechanical Design Principles, 3 Credits
Prerequisite(s): MECH 1603 with D or better or (MECH 1012 with D or better and MECH 1022 with D or better)
Corequisite(s): MECH 3113
This course will emphasize the application of mechanical design for industrial machinery. The lecture material for this course will be enhanced through a laboratory experience using design techniques that include the creation of working industrial drawings, parametrically driven spreadsheet solutions of design problems, and component sizing and dimension determinations. The course will include the study of mechanical power systems such as gear trains, belt and chain drives, linkages, clutch-coupling brake components, torque transmission devices, shaft and component design calculations. The techniques of component design will also include the extensive use of online database information, standards and manufacturers specifications. At all times in this class, the design and development for manufacturability will be paramount.