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Unit Code: MCD533

Unit Name: Machine Design

Description: Students will examine the techniques used in designing, analysing, and selecting machine components. Develop students’ concepts of the design process and the production of standard features. Details you will study include shafts, belt and chain drive components, wire rope, fasteners, bearings, springs, couplings, gears, clutches and brakes. Students should clearly understand the role of standards, tolerances, material selection, specifications and production techniques in successful design. Analyse and discuss current and traditional engineering design solutions to expand the understanding of design restraint and product demand.

Learning Target Outcomes: On successful completion of this course, students should be able to: 1. Demonstrates the logical development of the design process through case studies and select materials based on their functional characteristics for specific applications 2. Design considerations in machine parts 3. Analyze calculations involving epicyclical gear trains to determine unknown quantities. 4. Analyze the design criteria for shafts 5. Distinguish the different types of bearings and lubrication methods 6. Differentiate the types of coupling applications in machines 7. Demonstrate the deflection characteristics for springs when under load

Prerequisite: MCD521

Prerequisite Sentence: N/A

Credit Point: 12

Offered In: Semester 1