Industrial Engineering & Management FT
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Machine Elements 1

level of course unit

First cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to:
• Analyze, select and apply tolerances and fits
• Analyze and calculate simple static and dynamic component loads.
• Design simple components for shape and fatigue strength.
• Identify and calculate stresses in simple adhesive, solder, weld, rivet and screw connections.
• Design and dimension simple adhesive, solder, weld, rivet and bolt connections.
• Select, design and dimension simple shaft-hub connections.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

Tolerances and fits:
• Basic concepts of tolerances and fits
• Tolerance and fit selection, tolerance systems
Fundamentals of the calculation methods:
• Simple stress types: Tensile and compressive stress, surface pressure, bending and torsion
• Static and dynamic stress types
• Durability and design strength, permissible stresses and safety
Connecting elements in mechanical engineering:
• Functions and design variants of bolts, pins, screws and rivets
• Fundamentals of soldering, gluing and welding connections
• Design rules and calculation bases for feather keys, spline shafts, polygon connections, serrations, press fits, clamping and spline connections, clamping element connections

recommended or required reading

• Dobler, et al. (2007): Fachkunde Metall, 55. Aufl., Europa Lehrmittelverlag Haan
• Wittel, et al. (2009): Roloff/Matek Maschinenelemente: Normung, Berechnung, Gestaltung, 19. Aufl., Vieweg+Teubner Verlag Wiesbaden
• Frischherz (2006): Tabellenbuch für Metalltechnik, Bohmann Fachbuch im Verlag Jugend & Volk Wiener NeudorfKünne (2007): Köhler/Rögnitz Maschinenteile 1 und 2, 10. Aufl., Vieweg+Teubner Verlag Wiesbaden

assessment methods and criteria

written exam

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name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Christian Schmid

year of study

First year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

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work placement(s)

not applicable