MET308 Machine and Product Design

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of machine component design. Subjects covered include safety factors, theories of failure, shaft design, roller bearings, gear design, spring design, pressure vessels, and fasteners. The laboratory section includes analysis of stresses (principal stresses and maximum shear stresses), applications of plane stress (combined loadings, pressure vessels, and beams), design of shafts and shaft components, and design of springs. Prerequisite(s): MET 206 Corequisite(s): MET 308L Credits: 3 (2,2)

Topics covered:

  • Introduction and overview of Statics and Strength of Materials Concepts
  • Principles of Design and Stress Analysis
  • Materials in Mechanical Design
  • Stress and Deformation Analysis
  • Combined Stresses and Mohr’s Circle
  • Design for Different Types of Loading
  • Columns
  • Belt Drives and Chain Drives
  • Kinematics of Gears
  • Spur Gear Design; Helical Gears; Bevel Gears and Worm Gearing
  • Keys, Couplings and Seals, Shaft Design