Machine Design is the branch of engineering mechanics relating to the study of engineering stresses and strains in mechanical systems. A part or component of a machine fail when the stress induced by either the static and dynamic loading exceed its allowable stiffness or strength. This module presents the engineering fundamentals necessary to analyse static and/or fatigue stresses.
Calculate the principal stresses and directions on a stress element subjected to a bi-axial stress system.
Construct Mohr's circle of stress and strain for bi-axial and tri-axial load systems.
Apply the laws of linear elastic fracture mechanics to biaxial systems to predict failure.
Design a mechanical components subjected to static loading.
Calculate the fatigue life of a structural element subjected to bending, torsional and axial loads.
Implement the design procedure for fasteners, springs, bearings and shafts.
Generate solid 3-D models and associated engineering drawings to communicate their designs.