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ME 443 Machine Elements

Stress analysis in 3-D. Stress concentration, factor of safety. Static design criteria; theories of failure for ductile and brittle materials. Fatigue design criteria under mean and combined stresses. Design of shafts. Design of permanent joints; riveted joints, welded joints. Design of bolted joints. Design of springs. Power transmission. Kinematics of gear drives; spur gears, helical gears, bevel gears, worm gears. Design of spur and helical gears. Friction, wear and lubrication. Design of sliding bearings. Selection of rolling element bearings. Design of couplings, clutches and brakes. Design of belt drives; flat belts, V-belts. Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: 5, Prerequisite: ME 232.

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