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ME 442 Machine Design II

Catalog Description

ME 442 Machine Design II (3). Prerequisite: ME 422. Design and application of machine elements such as springs, rolling element bearings, gearing, journal bearings. Open-ended design projects are assigned.

Prerequisites by Topic

  1. Mechanics of materials
  2. Differential equations
  3. Cooperative internship experience
  4. Basic machine design


R.C. Juvinall and K. Marshek, Fundamentals of Machine Component Design, 4th edition, John Wiley, 2006.


J.E. Shigley, C.R. Mischke and R.G. Budynas, Mechanical Engineering Design, 7th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2004.


G. Prater, Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

Course Learning Outcomes

This course is designed to give senior mechanical engineering students experience in applying detail design techniques to mechanical components and systems. Discussions of individual machine elements are used to support a series of open-ended design projects.

Topics Covered

  1. Lubrication (1 classes)
  2. Rivets, welding, and bonding (2 classes)
  3. Springs (5 classes)
  4. Lubrication and sliding bearings (4 classes)
  5. Rolling element bearings (4 classes)
  6. Spur gears (5 classes)
  7. Helical, bevel, and worm gears (5 classes)
  8. Shafts and associated parts (4 classes)
  9. Clutches and brakes (3 classes)
  10. Design projects and discussions (3 classes)
  11. Supplementary topics (3 classes)
  12. Ethics and current events (1 class)
  13. Examinations (2 classes and 2½ hours)

Computer Use

Solid modeling and drafting software is used for some of the design projects. MATLAB and Excel are used for homework problems.

Laboratory Projects

Individual and team design projects are assigned. Some of these may require prototype construction.

Class/Laboratory Schedule

Three 50 minute sessions per week devoted to lecture, discussion, and problem solving.

Curriculum Criterion Contribution

Engineering design: 3 credits.

Relationship to Program Outcomes

This course supports Mechanical Engineering Department B.Sc. program objectives by developing:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering in the field of mechanical engineering.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs in the field of mechanical engineering.
  • An ability to identify, formulate and solve problems in the field of mechanical engineering.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning in the field of mechanical engineering.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for the practice of mechanical engineering.

Prepared by G. Prater, June 2009

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