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Mechanical Power Transmission Systems

MET220

Introduction to the theory and practice of mechanical power transmission through the use of prime movers such as ball screws, acme screws, gears, clutches, chains, belts, servo drives, linear ways, linear actuators, box ways, couplings, universal joints, and transmissions. Fundamentals of units, mass, force, work, torque, power, HP, efficiency, and friction are discussed. Proper sizing and selection of components such as shafts, bearings, and lubricants is covered. Course work includes conducting component failure analyses and proper safeguarding of all items. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): MTH180. Spring Only.

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