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Course Descriptions

The mechanical engineering curriculum is designed to prepare students for productive careers in industry, government, education and private consulting as well as for graduate study. Thus, it is based on the fundamental principles of science and engineering. These provide a strong foundation that enables students to apply what they have learned to the complex technological problems of today and to teach themselves the new technologies of tomorrow.

ME 404 - Advanced Design of Mechanisms

  • Credit Hours: 4R-0L-4C
  • Term Available: F
  • Graduate Studies Eligible: No
  • Prerequisites: ME 304, and either ES 201 or ENGD 215 or BE 132
  • Corequisites: None

This course will cover some intermediate topics in the design of mechanisms including position analysis of three, four, five and sixbar linkages, cam analysis and design, including motion of the cam/follower system, the method of constraints in kinematics, and velocity, acceleration and force analysis using the method of constraints. The method of virtual work will be used to conduct force analysis for the inverse dynamic problem. Extensive use will be made of MATLAB (or similar software) for plotting and animating solutions to mechanism design problems.

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