Advanced CAM is a follow up course to MECH 3204/3203 CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) and MECH 1423 (Intro to Solid Modeling). The course will introduce advanced Computer Aided Manufacturing topics such as APT (Automatically Programmed Tools) programming, additional CNC machine programming, solid modeling using Mastercam and/or Pro/E and Reverse Engineering Projects using a Coordinate Measurement Machine/System (CMM).
This course is a study of Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) using a variety of software, programming languages and methods to produce Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining programs. Programming languages include Machinist/Conversational, Word Address and APT. CAM software is used to develop detailed CAD drawings, generate machine tool cutter paths and to develop the machining programs via post processing for specific CNC machine tools. Laboratory exercises include programming, machine tool setup and machine operation.
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.
Simulation is the process of building a model of a system or decision problem, and experimenting with the model to obtain insight and support decision making. This course introduces students to computer based simulation and modeling with applications to all areas of business, engineering, and industry where management, strategic and operational decision making can be enhanced through the modeling and analysis of complex systems.
Plant and Process Design is a course that studies the layout and design or redesign of manufacturing facilities to develop part or process production in the most cost effective manner. Current increased productivity trends such as Lean Manufacturing, Agile Manufacturing, Just in Time, etc. will be studied. Work flow and process analysis will be included and plant layout and design software will be utilized for simulated projects.
This course covers such topics as recognizing and using the proper probability distribution to model product times to failure, the analysis of life data to determine the reliability characteristics and to achieve reliability improvement of a product or a process. Also covered are concepts and methods for the design, testing, and estimation of component and system reliabilities, reliability design and implementation, and design procedures that are necessary to insure a reliable product or process.
This course provides an understanding of the fundamentals concepts in automation and manufacturing and expands the concepts of Lean Manufacturing introduced in previous courses. It is an integrated approach to efficient manufacturing with emphasis on synchronized production, takt time, quick changeover, cell design, visual factory, value stream-mapping, one-piece flow, and lean metrics.
Advanced concepts in designing machine elements for static and dynamic applications. Special techniques of design will utilize finite element and parametric computer software. Particular emphasis is placed on designing hydrodynamic bearings, welded machine frames for steady and fatigue loads, stepped shafts for fatigue design failure theories. Flywheels with brake and clutch systems.
The course initially develops a foundation in analyzing elementary single and two degree of freedom systems subjected to natural and various types of forced motion. Using this foundation, multi-degree of freedom systems are investigated for both natural and forced motion. Modeling, damping, resonance, force transmissibility and modal analysis are discussed. Emphasis is placed on practical vibrations problems in several engineering fields. In-class demonstrations supplement the theory development.
This course is a study of the physical effects of heat transfer phenomena including conduction, convection, and radiation. This will include the concepts of control volume analysis, conservation laws of mass, momentum and energy, steady state and transient conduction, laminar and turbulent convection and phase change. A wide range of engineering problems will be presented to the students for solution using algebraic, differential and/or finite-difference methods.