Study Guide@lith

Linköping Institute of Technology

Valid for year : 2017
TMME14 Machine elements, second course, 6 ECTS credits.
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For:   DPU   M   MEC  


Prel. scheduled hours: 38
Rec. self-study hours: 122

  Area of Education: Technology

Main field of studies: Mechanical Engineering

  Advancement level (G1, G2, A): A

The course aims at giving the student a theoretical and practical knowledge about bearings and a number of transmission elements. As an important part of the course, it is described how selection and sizing of the different machine elements is performed in the industry. Engineering design exercises, where in most cases necessary data are taken from catalogues, aim at checking that the course contents have been digested. Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:
  • Design hydrodynamic and hydrostatic bearings.
  • Design gears with respect to their strength.
  • Select a suitable coupling or clutch for a given transmission, and size it.
  • Design belt drives and chain drives.

Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
Basic courses in mechanics, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, and machine elements.

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshhold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Teaching is in the form of lectures and classes.

Course contents:
Plain bearings (types of friction, hydrodynamic bearings, hydrostatic bearings, Reynolds equation, p-v-diagrams),
Gears (helical gears, calculation of strength according to DIN 3990, worm gears),
Couplings and clutches (design with respect to load fluctuations), Chain drives,
Flat and V-belt drives,
Timing belt drives

Course literature:
Material handed out


Course language is Swedish/English.
Department offering the course: IEI.
Director of Studies: Peter Schmidt
Examiner: Peter Christensen
Link to the course homepage at the department

Course Syllabus in Swedish

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Last updated: 03/23/2017