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# Machine Design

engineers?

## What is Machine Design?

Creation of new and better machines AND
Improving

existing ones

## So that it is economical in the cost of production and operation.

Machine Design
How a design is born

Market
survey
marketability

Ease of
handling

Requirement
Availability of
FUNDS

Creation
Model

(Rough idea)

Aesthetic

Available
material

Safety
Economical
Recyclability

Manufacturing
resources
Analysis

Force/stress

Material/s
used

Sizes

## What is the basic knowledge required for Machine

Design?

Mathematics
Mathematics
Engineering
EngineeringMechanics
Mechanics
Strength
Strengthof
ofMaterials
Materials

Mechanics of Machines
Mechanics of Materials
Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics

Workshop
WorkshopProcesses
Processes

Engineering
EngineeringDrawing
Drawing
Computing
Finite Element Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics etc

1. Type of

and

STRESSes

## Stress and strain

(Tensile, compressive, shear)

## Shock loads (suddenly)

with some velocity)

Thermal stresses

Torsional stresses
Bending stress

## Important considerations in Machine Design..

2. KINEMATICS of the machine (Motion of the parts)
Find the simplest arrangement that would give the most
efficient motion that is required.

3. Selection of MATERIALs
Knowledge of the properties of the materials and their
behaviour under working conditions is required.
Strength, hardness, durability, flexibility, weight, resistance
to heat and corrosion, electrical conductivity, machinability,
etc.

## Important considerations in Machine Design..

3. Selection of MATERIALs
Metal

Ferrous

Non-metal

Non-ferrous

## Physical properties: Density, Melting point, Elec/thermal properties

Mechanical properties:
STRENGTH
resist externally applied loads without breaking
or yielding
STIFFNESS resist deformation under stress
ELASTICITY regain original shape once the force is removed
PLASTICITY property which retains deformation (required for
forging etc)
DUCTILITY
ability to be drawn into a wire by a tensile force
BRITTLENESS sudden breaking with minimum distortion
TOUGHNESS resist fracture due to high impact load
CREEP
deformation under stress and high temperature
FATIGUE
ability to withstand cyclic stresses
HARDNESS resistance to wear, scratching, deformation,
machinability etc

## Important considerations in Machine Design..

4. Form and size of the parts
Use I-beam or Angle-iron?
The size will be determined by the forces/torques
applied (stresses on the object) and the material used
such that failure (fracture or deformation) would not
occur

Need or aim

Synthesis

## Recognize and specify the problem

Select the mechanism that would give the desired
motion and form the basic model with a sketch etc

## Analysis of the FORCES

Material selection

Design of elements

Modification

Detailed drawing

## Determine the stresses and thereby the

sizes of components s.t. failure or
deformation does not occur

Production

## Syllabus and method of evaluation

Course content
ME209 MACHINE DESIGN 1

Sessions

## Introduction to machine design: Principles and

methodology; a field visit.
Dynamics of simple mechanism:
Force analysis of a linkage mechanism

Time allocated
L

01

04

01

06

## Failure analysis of mechanical elements:

Design of a cottered joint

01

10

## Design of machine elements:

Design of a flywheel

01

16

## Design of a simple mechanical device:

Design of a screw clamp

01

12

10

01

16

Design Project

4
Total

Course
Evaluation

14

30

06

Assignments

Coursework

20

80

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