MECH 4224 - Mechanical Systems Design, 4 Credits
Prerequisite(s): MECH 3224 with D or better or MECH 3223 with D or better
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. This course will include the study of linear motion devices, fluid power, rigid coupling design and flywheels. Also covered in this class is spring design and selection, bolted and welded joint design, column support and lifting lug design. The techniques of component design will also include extensive use of online database information, standards and manufacturers' specifications, and manufacturing for assembly. At all times in this class, the design and development for manufacturability will be paramount.