Machine Design

Here are some materials that are posted for the help during Capstone Design.  Machine design can be made easier using these thematically oriented posters.  These materials are intended to support course work in ME325.  The chapters indicated are those corresponding with Shigley/Mischke Mechanical Engineering Design text book.  Also tutorials for TK Solver are found as well. 

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Equation Solver Tutorials (TK Solver V4.0)

These are some of tutorials found in TK Solver help. If additional help is needed use TK Solver help.  Other help tutorials are also found there.

TK Tutorial 1  (Interface)

TK Tutorial 4  (Math Look)

▪  TK Tutorial 5  (Built-in Functions)

▪  TK Tutorial 6  (Look-up Tables)


On the walls of MindWorks there are quick references that take the form of posters.  Each poster is thematically organized.  The pertinent equations that govern that theme are also found.  With the use of math models results are interpreted.  Tables and graphs are also on these posters for component sizing.  Below are copies of these posters.

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Poster Name Chapter PDF MS Office


ARP Bolt Fatigue 8 .pdf .ppt .pdf             .doc
Bearing Selection 11-12 .pdf .ppt  
Bending 2-10 .pdf .ppt .pdf             .doc
Beveled Gears 15 .pdf .ppt .pdf             .doc
Bolt Selection 8 .pdf .ppt  
Bushing Jam   .pdf .ppt .pdf            .doc
Combined Fatigue Loading 7 .pdf .ppt .pdf            .doc
Failure Theories 6-3 .pdf .ppt .pdf            .doc
Flexures 3-3 .pdf .ppt .pdf            .doc
Material Selection 5 .pdf .ppt .pdf            .doc
Motor Selection Guide     .ppt  
Mohr's Moment of Inertia 2-2 .pdf .ppt .pdf            .doc
Moment of Inertia 2 .pdf .doc  
Multi Stage Gear Trains 13-13 .pdf    
Peening Poster   .pdf .ppt  
Planetary Gears 13-13 .pdf .ppt .pdf
Shaft Design 18 .pdf .ppt  
Springs 10 .pdf .ppt  
Steel: High Speed vs. Carbide   .pdf .ppt  
Surface Finish 5 .pdf .ppt  
Torsion 2-14 .pdf .ppt  
Weld 9     .pdf            .doc