Mechanical Power Transmission Systems


Introduction to the theory and practice of mechanical power transmission through the use of mechanisms 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 are covered. Coursework includes conducting component failure analyses and proper safeguarding of all items. Fall Only.

4 Credits: 3 Lecture, 3 Lab

MTH180; or
MTH124; or
MTH123; or