This course supplements the study of manufacturing processes with emphasis on techniques, processes and factors that contribute to manufacturing management decision making. Previous manufacturing process exposure is desirable but not essential.
A study of the chemistry of hydrocarbon families obtained from crude oil, their refinement and use of fuels and lubricants. Physical characteristics of various fuels and lubricants and ASTM testing procedures. Methods to determine the air fuel ratios through exhaust gas analysis. Study fo engine performance characteristics. Study of electronic engine controls and automotive systems. Experiments and demonstrations covering combustion phenomena, injection, ignition, lubrication and emission systems, dynamometer characteristics and test instrumentation.
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.
This course is a study of introductory mechanics through the application of the principles of statics. Students will focus on the equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies in two and three dimensions. Additional topics will include centroids, centers of gravity, and analysis of structures, friction, area, and mass moments of inertia. The course includes a basic study of strength and rigidity of mechanical elements in tension, compression, shear, and bending.
Advanced CAD is a continuation of the basic drafting standards and techniques facilitated through the course pre-requisite, MECH 1603. Delving into other mechanical drafting disciplines, this course will help students develop additional skill sets required in a variety of other mechanical fields. This course will cover, but not be limited to, machine design, weldments, structural steel, process piping, and pressure vessels.
Basic principles involved in the transformation of heat into mechanical energy. Study of variations in design of various components used in the internal combustion engine and the refrigeration system. An emphasis is placed on the general arrangement and construction practices used by equipment manufacturers.
Applications of fluid mechanics and thermodynamic principles to testing and evaluation of appropriate equipment or systems. Laboratory evaluation, development of concepts and applications of instrumentation for data acquisition/data reduction on pumps, compressors, fans, nozzles, orifices, and pipe flow.
An introduction to fluid mechanics and thermodynamics with emphasis upon the inter-relationships between the subject areas. Fluid properties, fluid statics, fluid flow with consideration of the energy relationships and introduction to compressive flow and gas dynamics. Thermodynamic analysis of basic systems and thermodynamic cycles.
The basic equipment, processes and service required to produce a product are studied. This course is designed to give the student the knowledge and vocabulary to generally comprehend the complex and inter-related functions that must be accomplished to produce the end product. The equipment covered in this course includes: lathes, grinders, milling machines, planers, shapers, band saws, drill presses, etc. The processes covered include the making of iron and steel, hot and cold forming, machining, welding, brazing, soldering, electro-discharge machining, grinding, etc.
This manufacturing processes/machine tool lab is a supplement to MECH 1643 (or equivalent) aimed at exposing the students to laboratory exercises which will illustrate or support the concepts introduced in a manufacturing processes lecture course. Equipment covered in this lab includes: lathes, grinders, milling machines, band saws, drill presses, sheet metal forming, precision measurement devices etc. As time or student experience permit, the topic of basic C.N.C. machine operations and programs may be introduced.