Mechanical Design Project - Drives and Mechanisms
FSI-YS2Acad. year: 2017/2018
The aim of the course is to provide an overview of machine parts used for power and rotary motion transmission. The course is focused mainly on the gear transmissions. Attention is paid especially to get understanding of their function and learn the methods used in their design process. The course integrates the knowledge acquired in theoretical courses of Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's degree programme, particularly in branches of materials science and mechanics.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge of the principles of operation, design and application of the tooth gears and flexible transmission elements. Ability to apply gained knowledge to the design process of new machinery and equipment in creative way.
Students are assumed to have the knowledge of fundamentals of design, material science and mechanics of solids, which they have obtained in previous part of their study at FME BUT.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
SHIGLEY, Joseph E., Charles R. MISCHKE a Richard G. BUDYNAS. Konstruování strojních součástí. 1. vyd. Editor Martin Hartl, Miloš Vlk. Brno: VUTIUM, 2010, 1159 s. ISBN 978-80-214-2629-0. (CS)
BUDYNAS, Richard G. a Keith J. NISBETT. Shigley's mechanical engineering design. 9th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2011. ISBN 978-0-07-352928-8 (EN)
NORTON, Robert L. Machine design: An integrated approach. 4th ed. Boston: Prentice Hall, 2010. ISBN 01-361-2370-8. (EN)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Teaching is suplemented by creative work in seminars.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Terms of the graded course-unit credit: regular participation at seminars, solving of project and passing the written test of topics presented at lectures and seminars.
Language of instruction
The aim of the course is to provide an overview of machine parts used for power and rotary motion transmission. Emphasis is placed on the gear transmissions. Attention is paid especially to get understanding of their function and learn the methods used in their design process.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Recommended attendance at lectures, compulsory attendance at seminars (2 absences maximum per semester). Education runs according to the week schedule. The way of compensation of missed seminars is specified by the tutor.
Type of course unit
13 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
1. Types of gearings and terminology.
2. Basic theory of spur gears. Manufacturing and standardization of gears.
3. Spur and helical gears.
4. Tooth gear failures. Load capacity calculation of spur and helical gears.
5. Lubrication of gears.
6. Bevel gears.
7. Worm gear.
8. Belt drives.
9. Chain drives.
10. Wire rope drives. Friction drives.
11. Shaft couplings and brakes.
13. Summary of subject matter.
26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
1.-13. The design of gearmotor.
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