The concepts and the practices of quality control, precision measurements and inspection needed in the manufacturing environment are studied. Advanced concepts of direct and indirect measurements, contact and non-contact gauging, angular measurement and surface texture/finish are covered. Expanded coverage of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing and drawing specifications as related to inspection will be emphasized.
The theory and application of thermodynamics to pumps, compressors, turbines, heat exchangers; power cycles - Carnot, Rankine, Otto, Diesel, Stirling, and Brayton; refrigeration cycles - Carnot compression, absorption, gas; heat pump; problem-solving on ideal as well as actual cycles, psychrometry, stoichiometry, chemical equilibrium.
This course is an introduction to the theory and application of continuum fluid mechanics. Fluid properties and state relations are studied. Incompressible laminar and turbulent flows are investigated using control volume, Reynolds Transport Theorem, and momentum and energy equations. Navier-Stokes Equations are developed. Dimensional analysis, Buckingham Pi Theorem and modeling are covered. Flow rate, pipe sizing and minor losses in pipe systems are addressed.
Tool, Die & Fixture design is a specialized phase of manufacturing that develops the tooling and work holding devices for manufacturing operations. This course will introduce the student to the design of tools, machining tooling, jigs and fixtures and other work holding devices. Students will be required to create working industrial drawings for various work holding devices and fixtures for a myriad of metal removal applications.
A student may contract for one to five credit hours of independent study through an arrangement with an instructor who agrees to direct such a study. The student will submit a plan acceptable to the instructor and to the department chairperson. The instructor and student will confer regularly regarding the process of the study.
This course is a calculus-based study of advanced concepts in Mechanics of Materials. It addresses the behavior of deformable mechanical components when subjected to tension, compression, torsion, flexure/bending or a combination of these loads. Extensive use is made of free body diagrams as well as Mohr's Circle for stress and strain. Experience is gained in the analysis of beam deflection, shafts in torsion, power, column buckling and thin walled pressure vessels.
A student may contract for one to five credit hours of independent study through an arrangement with an instructor who agrees to direct such a study. The student will submit a plan acceptable to the instructor and to the department chair. The instructor and student will confer regularly regarding the process of the study.
This course introduces students to the electronic components commonly used to monitor and control mechanical systems. Topics include principles of measurement, instrumentation, data acquisition, and control systems with an emphasis on mechanical engineering technology applications. Students build simulated control systems using switches and both traditional and solid state relays common on modern industrial machines. Safety interlock systems, delay circuits, and motor circuits are designed and wired.
A basic study of robotics and automation. The course will emphasize applications of robotic devices and mechanisms in industrial and commercial applications. The study will be enhanced by laboratory experience where the student will study computer programming of robot mechanisms, and the different types of mechanisms by which robots are operated. The course will include the study of computer programming, electrical, electronic and microprocessor control and sensing detection devices and the mechanical and hydraulic linkage power devices involved in the robots.
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.