Summer 2017

ME 486 - Mechanical Systems Design

Michael A. Latcha, PhD
Department of Mechanical Engineering
(248) 370-2203

Office: 416 Engineering Center
Office Hours: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm TuTh or by appointment

Text:Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design, 10th Edition
R.G. Budynas, J.K. Nisbett, McGraw-Hill, 2015.
ISBN: 978-0073398204
Resources:Note - all of these resources are available at Amazon for very reasonable prices
507 Mechanical Movements, Henry T. Brown
1800 Mechanical movements, Hiscox Gardner Dexter
Basic Machines and How They Work, Bureau of Naval Personnel (Dover Publications)
The Elements of Mechanical Design (Outline), James G. Skakoon, ASME Press, 2008

ME 486 Mechanical Systems Design (4)
Study of systems involving mechanical elements. Includes safety, stress, strength, deflection economic and social considerations, optimization criteria and strategies. Analysis and design of fasteners, springs, welds, bearings, power transmitting elements and complex structures subjected to static and/or dynamic loads. With project. Offered winter.
Prerequisite(s): ME 308, ME 361 and major standing

Course Objectives:

Syllabus: The purpose of this class is to introduce the undergraduate student to the principles of successful and practical mechanical engineering design. The following are objectives for the major sections of the course:

Grading: The final course grade will be determined as follows:

Special Considerations: Students with disabilities who may require special considerations should make an appointment with campus Disability Support Services. Students should also bring their needs to the attention of the instructor as soon as possible.

Academic Conduct: Students are expected to read, understand and comply with the Academic Conduct Policy of Oakland University, found in the Schedule of Classes and in the Undergraduate Catalog. Suspected violations will be taken before the Academic Conduct Committee. Students found responsible for academic misconduct will receive a grade of 0.0 in addition to any penalties imposed by the Academic Conduct Committee.

Student Outcomes: are a set of skills that assure the achievement of the program educational objectives. Before graduating, SECS students will demonstrate their skills in the following key areas:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.