All the machines are made up of elements or units. Each element is a separate part of the machine and it may have to be designed separately and in assembly. Each element in turn can be a complete component of a machine part made up of several small pieces which are assembled together to form what we call as complete machine, which performs various applications.
Mechanisms generally consist of moving components such as gears and gear trains, belt and chain drives, cam and follower mechanisms. A control system is a device or set of devices, that manages commands, directs or regulates the behaviour of other devices or systems. Control components such as buttons, switches, indicators, sensors, actuators and computer controllers.
Many mechanical design, invention, and engineering tasks involve knowledge of various machine elements and an intelligent and creative combining of these elements into a component or assembly that fills a need serves an application.
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Describe and identify the main Machine parts and their subcategories.
- Analyze the stress-strain state of each element under loading.
- Analyze Mechanical multiple-element arrangements.
- Apply safe working practices and understand the principles of preventive and first-line maintenance
- Correctly diagnose a range of mechanical faults and plan a suitable course of action.
- Understand the principles of power transmission systems and recognise shafts, chains and couplings.
- Understand their typical applications and recognise common defects various types of bearings
- Understand their typical applications and recognise different types of bolts and nuts.
- Understand their typical applications and recognise different types gears
- Recognise various types of conveyor systems and their main components drive belts and chains.
- Specify maintenance program of every element
- Make damage assessment
- Predict potential failure conditions