MCET260C: Mechanical Design II

Credits 4 Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours 2 Lecture Hours 3
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A continuation of MCET 250C, treating the topics of rigid and elastic fasteners, shafts and bearings, welds, springs, clutches, and brakes. A series of design projects combining several of these elements will be assigned. Computer methods will be employed where appropriate.


Students must pass all prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher.
Learning Outcomes
  • Design shafts and axles for power transmission applications.
  • Make selections of sliding and roller bearings.
  • Specify standard mechanical hardware for use in machine design
  • Understand bolted joint mechanics and select fasteners.
  • Calculate the strength of simple welded joints and design welded connections.
  • Design/specify various types of springs.
  • Design simple clutches and brakes.