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1.  General

 Course Title               Machine Design I

Course Number          ME 307

Credit                         3  hrs

Actual contact            3 x 1hr lecture

Prerequisites             CE  203 : Structural Mechanics I;

ME 206 : Manufacturing Processes I;

ME 210 : Mechanical Engineering Drawing & Graphics 

Ideal class size           25 students

Academic Year           Fall 2004-2005 (041)              

Instructors                  Section 1 (SMW  7-7:50) - Dr. Khalid SHELTAMI (Rm 22-124-1) 

                                                                               Tel: x 1905 ;

                                    Section 2(SMW 8-8:50)  - Dr. Mehmet SUNAR (Rm 22-208)

                                                                               Tel: x 4976 ;

                                    Section 3 (SMW 9-9:50) Dr. Khalid SHELTAMI (Rm 22-124-1)

                                                                               Tel: x 1905 ;

                                    Section 4 (SMW 10-10:50) - Dr. Mehmet SUNAR (Rm 22-208)

                                                                                Tel: x 4976 ; 

Course Coordinator  Dr. Khalid Sheltami   


2.  Catalogue Description (2001-2003 Undergraduate Bulletin)

 Design process, review of stress, strain and deformation analysis as applied to mechanical design; properties of materials; review of static failure theories; designing against fatigue failures; element design; shafts, keys, couplings, power screws; bolted, riveted and welded joints.


3. Prerequisite Knowledge and/or Skills

 - Free-body diagram                                                         - Force and moment equilibrium

- Stress-strain response and Hooke's law                           - Force, moment and torque diagrams         

- Normal and shear stresses in beams and shafts                 - Mohr s circle & transformation eqs.

- Stress concentrations                                                       - Concept of work and power

- Computer graphics                                                          - Spreadsheets


4.  Course Objectives

 To help introduce the student to the design of mechanical elements, to incorporate knowledge learned in the mechanics, structure and manufacturing courses, to reinforce competence in multi-axis stress analysis and understand the importance of using and interpreting Mohr s circle, to develop competence in using the proper failure theories under steady and variable loadings, to master the design of mechanical elements such as shafts, couplings, power screws, detachable and permanent connections.


5. Textbook and References


Shigley, J.E. and Mischke, C.R., Mechanical Engineering Design, McGraw Hill, 7th  Edition.



        Avallone, E.A. and Maumeister III, T.B., Mark s Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, Mc Graw Hill, 10th Edition, 1997.

        Juvinall, R.C. and Marshek, K. M., Fundamentals of Machine Component Design, John Wiley and Sons, 2000.     

        Mott, R.L., Machine Elements in Mechanical Design, Prentice Hall, 1999.

        Hamrock, B.J., Jacobson, B. and Schmid, S.R.,  Fundamentals of Machine Elements, McGraw Hill, 1999.

        Norton, R.L., Machine Design: An Integrated Approach, Prentice Hall, 1996.

        Spotts, M.F. and Shoup, T.E., Design of Machine Elements, Prentice Hall, 7th Edition,1998.


6. Course Outline

          Topic                                                Chapter in Textbook                  # of Lectures

 1. Introduction                                                            1                                              1

2. Stress Analysis                                                         4                                              6

3. Deflection and Stiffness Analysis                               5                                              5

4. Failure Theories: Steady Loading                              6                                              5

5. Failure Theories: Variable Loading                        7  + (3.4)                                     7

6. Design of Shafts                                                      18                                              5

7. Design of Screws, Fasteners and Connections           8                                              8

8. Design of Welded, Brazed and Bonded Joints           9                                              4

9. Design of Mechanical Springs                                 10                                              3

10. Review                                                                                                                   1


Omitted sections (Not Included)

Seventh Edition

1.10, Chapter 2 and 3

4.3, 4.11, 4.16, 4.19-21

5.6, 5.9, 5.14-17

6.13, 6.14

7.5-6, 7.15-17





 7. Assignments

 Homeworks:   Problem sets will be assigned from the textbook and elsewhere.

                        You are expected to work on the homework individually.

                        Homeworks should be submitted in the class on the due time.

                        Solutions to the homework problems will be posted at



 Project:          One or more design projects will be proposed for students to work on early

                        in the semester.  A final design report should be presented before the set

                        deadline, two weeks before the end of classes.

Homeworks and Project report should be submitted in a proper format. Students should adhere to the Guidelines for Writing a Professional Design Report which will be distributed to them early in the semester.


 8. Computer Usage

        Students will need to use computers to solve homework problems, since open-ended and iterative problems will be usually assigned.

        The design project is expected to rely on heavy usage of computers as well.

        You may use any software package you are most familiar with. SolidWorks, SolidEdge and EXCEL are possible ones.  In due time, you will also be provided with some commercial or in-house programs to help you with the design process.


9. Examinations

 The Major and Final Examinations will be open book. You will be allowed to prepare one single sheet listing all important formulae that you need.

 Major Examination 1            October 25, 2004 Monday 9-11 pm;

                                                Location: TBA


Major Examination 2            December 12, 2004 Sunday 7-9 pm ;

                                                Location: TBA


Final Examination                  Date, Time and Location: As will be announced by the Registrar.

                                                Expected Coverage: Comprehensive.

 10. Grading

Attendance & Assignments      (3+4) %

Project                                      8 %

Quizzes                                    10 %

Major Examinations                  40 %

Final Examination                      35 %