Department of Engineering

MEE 372

Computer-Aided Design of Machine Elements

Course Description: Elements of mechanical engineering design, introduction to computer aided drafting, stress analysis, deflection and stiffness analysis, Castigliano’s theorem, Euler buckling, static failure criteria, fatigue failure criteria, design of shafts and bearings, limits and fits, critical speed of shafts, detachable and permanent joints and springs. Design is performed by available formulas and standards as well as computer aided design by simulation software. Includes a student design project.

Curriculum: Required for mechanical engineering
Prerequisites: EGN 260, MEE 251
Instructors: Mehrdaad Ghorashi
Delivery: Lecture 3 hrs., Lab 2 hrs.
Frequency: Fall, even year (see the Course Offering Plan)
Credits: 4