Study Programme 2014 - 2015
Machine Design
Course of the Bachelor's Degree in Engineering programme, third year,
taught at the Faculty of Engineering.
CodeCompulsory/Optional
Course
Lecturer
in Charge
Associate
Lecturer
Substitute
Lecturer
I-GMEC-011compulsory coursedehombreux pierreriviere lorphevre edouard, ducobu françois-
Language of
instruction
Lecture
(h.)
Exercises
(h.)
Practicals
(h.)
Remediation
(h.)
CreditsInstruction
Staggering period
Français42210052

Learning outcomes

identify and describe machine elements; apply the standards of technical drawing; select and design the principal machine elements (shafts, bearings, wheel-shaft assemblies, bolted joints, sealings, ...) referring to fundamental physical phenomena and standards; describe and understand the phenomena of fatigue; apply the conventional methods of design of machine elements subjected to fatigue.

Contribution to skills profile for civil engineers

  • Demonstrate expertise and versatility in the sciences and technology
  • Formulate and analyse complex problems
  • Adopt an applied scientific approach
  • Implement solutions
  • Master scientific and technical communication
  • Be a critical, reflexive and independent professional
  • Content

    strength of materials applied to machine elements; contact between solids: tribology, surface failure; fits, screws and fasteners; bearings, hydrodynamic bearings, roller bearings, sliding pairs; screw pair; sealing; fatigue failure theories; stress-life approach; Wöhler law; influence of mean stress; Miner's law; springs.

    Teaching methods

  • Lecture courses
  • Exercise sessions
  • Use of software
  • Mode of delivery

  • Face to face
  • Main teaching aids

  • Note de cours - Complément - Formulaire - Généralités - Pierre Dehombreux
  • Note de cours - Partie 1 - Construction des machines I - Pierre Dehombreux
  • Note de cours - Partie 2 - Construction des machines II : sollicitations dynamiques - Pierre Dehombreux
  • Main non reproducible aids

    Not applicable

    Complementary teaching aids

    Complementary non reproducible teaching aids

    R. L. Norton, Machine Design, 2000, Prentice-Hall M. Aublin et al., 1996, Construction mécanique, Dunod. G. Niemann et al., 2001, Maschinenelemente. Band 1. Konstruktion und Berechnung von Verbindungen, Lagern, Wellen, Springer.

    Other recommended reading

    Not applicable

    Evaluations

    1st examination session assessment and weighting

    Written assessment (end of May, half-day), 33% of the mark: this assessment encompasses analysis and production of technical drawings, design and dimensioning of machine elements. The Standard Handbook with Engineering Formulas is the only accessible document. Maximal duration : 4 hours Written examination (June, half-day),  67% of the mark, without any notes or documents. This examination encompasses analysis and production of technical drawings, design procedures, theoretical elements discussed during the courses. The examination in June does not imply numerical calculations. Maximal duration: 4 h.

  • Written examination
  • Graded exercise(s)
  • BA1 resit examination assessment and weighting

    not applicable

  • N/A
  • 2nd examination session assessment and weighting

    Written examination: exercises, 33% of the mark, the Standard Handbook with Engineering Formulas is the only accessible reference document) and theory, 67% of the mark, without any notes; carryover of the mark of the graded exercises, if greater than 10/20. Maximal length 4 h.

  • Written examination
  • Graded exercise(s)
  • Article 79 assessment and weighting

    Identical to 2nd examination session assessment and weighting

  • Written examination
  • Graded exercise(s)
  • Pre-requisites

    geometry, dimensional metrology and technical drawing; theoretical mechanics; calculation of radii of curvature; velocities, accelerations and forces in mechanical systems, continuum mechanics, stresses and deformations.

    Co-requisites

    None

    Recommended optional programme Components

    Not applicable

    Langue(s) d'évaluation

  • Français