Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: MFE201TC
Module Title: Principle of mechanical design
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2021/22
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: School of Intelligent Manufacturing Ecosystem
Pre-requisites: N/A
This course introduces students to modern mechanical design with the emphasis of machine elements and analyze these elements based upon extensive application of physics, mathematics and core mechanical engineering principles, including solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, and manufacturing. The student will learn major machine elements such as bearings, springs, gears, and so on. The student will learn recommendations to make designs more economical, to simplify processes, and to minimize energy use and environmental impact. A project is an integral part of this course and exposes the student to various mechanical design processes and practices.
Learning outcomes 
A Understand the structure of materials effects the mechanical properties of those materials

B Model failure mechanisms in shafts and beams, and calculate fatigue life of mechanical systems

C Design shafts and shaft couplings, and select appropriate bearings for a mechanical system

D Analyze the lifetime of a sliding and rolling bearing elements

E Design, model, and analyze gearing systems, lead screws, belt drives, and springs
Method of teaching and learning 
This module will be delivered through a combination of formal lectures and tutorials. Two coursework will be assigned in Week 5 and 10, respectively.
Lecture 1: Introduction

Lecture 2-3: Materials, Load Analysis, Beam Loading, Principal Stresses

Lecture 4-5: Beam Deflections

Lecture 6-7: Ductile Failure, Brittle Failure

Lecture 8: Fatigue Failure

Lecture 9-10: Shaft Loading, Shaft Keyways and Couplings

Lecture 11-12: Rolling Bearings, Sliding Bearings

Lecture 13: Gear Kinematics, Belts

Lecture 14: Power Screws, Bolted Joints, Springs
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 52    8      90  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Final Exam 50.00
2 Continuous Assessments 1 20.00
3 Continuous Assessments 2 30.00

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