Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013

MET 4141 Machine Design I

Prerequisites: EG 1212 or ENGR 1212 or EDG 1212, ENGR 3122, MET 3132


The design of machines and machine elements, and cost considerations. The course focuses on power transmission in machines including gears, belts, pulleys, bearings, lubrication, clutches, brakes, chains, power screws, and gear trains. Stress calculations and material selection are discussed. Broad design issues such as safety, ethics, patents, product liability, time value of money, return on investment, and breakeven analysis are covered. Students work in design teams on a major design project.

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