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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ARET 4303 - Mechanics and Machine Elements

Credit(s): 3
This course focuses on the study of the mechanical components that are included in a complex automated system. It begins with Statics and Kinetics, which includes force system analysis, study of equilibrium, frames and machines, friction and effects of forces on the motion of objects among other basic topics. The second part of the course focuses on Machine Elements, fundaments and classification of a variety of components expanding the
material into calculations involving force, stress a nd wear analysis, as well as calculations to determine the different features from a component required in given a system. Students will apply these techniques for supporting automated systems. Students will analyze and evaluate mechanical components in complex automated systems; assess machine elements and ensure proper performance of the mechanical parts in the system; design troubleshooting methods, preventative maintenance steps, and safety protocols around mechanical components within an automated system; resolve problems involving Statics principles such as trace and evaluate the flow of energy in an automated system; evaluate causes of malfunctions in mechanical components, based upon the use of applied formulas and technical documentation.

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2425   and ARET 3407  

Faculty Consent: Y