As a student in Machine Design you will investigate theories of failure of machine components, and thus learn to analyze and design components to predict and avoid failure. You will investigate static loading, fatigue loading, surface loading, and their associated modes of failure.
There is a semester project where you will be part of a team asked to design and build a specified device. The device design and operation objective will be evaluated at a competition at the end of the semester. The reliability and marketability will be measured in a written report and oral presentation.
Students worked in teams to design and build a mechanism for pressing sawdust into pellets suitable for heating a grill. For project details see Sawdust Press Specifications.
Team Winners (pictured from L to R)
Student teams were tasked with designing and fabricating a device to prepare samples for testing grease based on customer provided constraints. There were two sets of objectives for the design project:
For more information see Grease Sample Specifications.