Course on Design of Machine Elements -Advanced

  • Categories DesignMechanical
  • Duration 40h
  • Total Enrolled 0
  • Last Update March 16, 2020

About Course

This course aims to develop the ability, to select the materials, analyse, design, select machine elements with attention to safety, reliability, societal and manufacturing aspects and then prepare professional quality solutions and presentations to effectively communicate the results of design and analysis.


Design is an imagination or a plan or specification process of intentionally creating an object or system or for the implementation of an activity or process, or the result of that plan or specification in the form of a prototype, product or process while simultaneously considering its objectives (purpose), function, economics, sociocultural factors, and aesthetics. Design is about making things good (and then better) and right (and fantastic) for the customer who use and encounter them.

Machine design is defined as the use of imagination, scientific principles and engineering techniques ( the process by which resources or energy is converted into useful mechanical forms, or the mechanisms to create a machine element, machine or system economically, in the desired form as per the needs so has to satisfy the requirements of  customer.Machine design or Mechanical Design can lead to the formation of the entirely new machine element, product, machine, system or it can lead to improvement of the existing one.

Thus,Design engineers must study, research and develop different ideas for new products and the systems. They should also be capable of modify the existing products or processes to increase efficiency or improve performance.The Design Process is an approach for breaking down a large project or process into manageable sub tasks or project or process to solve a variety of problems.

What Will I Learn?

  • After completion, the course will help design engineers,to understand the concepts of selection of materials and the steps involved in the design process for a given mechanical components.
  • To synergize the forces, moments, torques, stress and strength information to develop the ability to analyse, design and/or select machine elements with attention to safety, reliability, and societal and fiscal aspects and manufacturing aspect.
  • Knowledge of the principle involved in evaluating the shape and dimensions of a component to satisfy functional and strength requirements as per the standard practices and standard data.
  • Ability to analyse the performance and failure modes of mechanical components subjected to combined loading and fatigue loading using the concepts of theories of failure.
  • Develop the capability to design machine elements, machine, product or the process and prepare professional quality solutions and presentations to effectively communicate the results of analysis and design.

Topics for this course

13 Lessons40h

Introduction to design

Introduction: Design Process: Definition of design, phases of design, and review of engineering materials andtheir properties and manufacturing processes; use of codes and standards, selection of preferred sizes. Review of axial, bending, shear and torsion loading on machine components, combined loading, two- and three dimensional stresses, principal stresses, stress tensors, Mohr’s circles.
Design for static strength: Factor of safety and service factor.

Failure modes

Impact Strength and Fatigue loading

Design of shafts, Design of keys and couplings

Design of Permanent Joints: Riveted joint and Welded joints

Design of Temporary Joints: Threaded Fasteners and Power screws

About the instructor

Dr. Jagadish T

Director, Research and Development

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  • The prerequisites required are basic knowledge of physical science, mathematics, and general engineering related topics such as static, dynamics, material science, strength of materials, engineering mechanics and kinematics of machines.

Target Audience

  • Engineers working in mechanical,automotive, aeronautical, aerospace and biomedical device design and manufacturing related Industry can participate.
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