Course Title: Advanced Machine Design

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6016 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Principal Technical Officer)

Course Title: Advanced Machine Design

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

To enable students to use higher level design skills for unproven simple machine designs, incorporating the following design factors: Stress, Non-Circular Shaft Systems, Theories of Parts, Brakes and Clutches, Gear drives and Fatigue Figure Analysis.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

EA 780 Design for Manufacture
EB 770 Advanced Dynamics
EB 703 Machine Design
EA 001 Calculus

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

EB701 Advanced Machine Design

Learning Outcomes

1: Determine machine shaft size from basic principles of strength analysis, taking into consideration combined stress theory, stress raiser and fatigue factors.

2: Design non-circular cross section drive shaft systems involving keyed, flanged, crank webbed, hollow, pinned shafts, shafts with flats, and splined shafts.

3: Determine shaft sizes for complex shaft systems involving belt, chain and geared drives.

4: Design drive shaft systems involving brakes and clutches.

5: Design drive shaft systems involving spur helical and bevel geared drives.

6: Determine shaft sizes applying the theory of fatigue failure from basic principles.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this module will consist of the following:
1. 1 x written open book examination at the completion of the course
2. 3 x written assignments/projects provided throughout the program.