Industrial Management

Machine Elements 1 (Design Elements, Cax)

Integrated course, 3.00 ECTS


Course content

• Basic terminology of machine elements
• Introduction to standardised drafting
• Standardisation, standard measures, fits and tolerances, structural and positional tolerance
• Detachable connections (screws, bolts and pins, shaft-hub connections)
• Springs
• Rotational elements (axles and shafts, tribology, lubricated bearings, roller bearings, bearing and shaft seals and gaskets, shaft couplings, brakes, gears, belt transmission)
• Non-detachable connections (welding, presses, soldering, glueing, riveting)

Learning outcomes

The students are able to
• describe the most important components used in mechanical engineering, where they are used, as well as their advantages and disadvantages.
• apply a basic knowledge of mechanical engineering and drafting
• calculate mechanical forces for the design of machine components.
• draw sketches of machine elements

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

• Bargel/Schulze: Werkstoffkunde
• Domke: Werkstoffkunde und Prüfung
• Fachkunde Metall
• Dubbel/Beitz/Küttner: Taschenbuch für den Maschinenbau

The lecturer agrees to pass on an updated list of recommended literature to the students in accordance with the syllabus.

Mode of delivery

Integrated lecture

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Production Engineering 1

Assessment methods and criteria

Exam and continuous assessment