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Course module: 202000123
Machine Elements
Course infoSchedule
Course module202000123
Credits (ECTS)4
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact personir. M.P. Zwier
dr. G.G.M. Stoffels
ir. M.P. Zwier
Contactperson for the course
ir. M.P. Zwier
Academic year2022
Starting block
RemarksPart of module 4 B-ME
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Machine Elements
After the course the student is able to...
  • Analyze mechanical design problems using engineering design principles, present alternative solution concepts and make an informed decision
  • Mention and characterize machine elements in mechanical design, and analyze them in relation to system specifications
  • Evaluate the relation between function, material, connection method, shape, size and cost of machine elements
  • Explain design principles for mechanical power transmission systems, including mechanical drives, gears, shafts and bearings, and apply these in a practical context
  • Analyze mechanical loads on constructions, machine elements and standardized connection types
  • Evaluate simple mechanical constructions and make a justified selection and design using standardized machine elements
This is a part of module 4, ME 4 Design and Mechanics of the Bachelor Mechanical Engineering.. See here for the compete description of the module.

Machine Elements
This course offers an introduction into mechanical engineering design, in which basic mechanical engineering functions and concepts are discussed systematically. Engineering concepts and design principles are provided to select and design machine elements that are commonly found in mechanical systems and constructions. The relation between function, material, connection method, shape, size and cost of machine elements is discussed in relation to systems specifications. Practical design principles for combining stresses and different types of loading are analyzed. The design of a complete mechanical power transmission system is covered including belt and chain drives, gears, shafts, keys, couplings, seals and bearings. The design of standardized machine elements for connections are discussed including fasteners, springs, machine frames, bolted connections and welded joints.

This course can only be taken by ME students.
Module 4
Participating study
Bachelor Mechanical Engineering
Required materials
Recommended materials
Analysis and design of Machine Elements ISBN 978-1-119-27607-4
Drive systems (available by Canvas)
Instructional modes

Self study without assistance

Exam Machine Elements

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