Mechanical Engineering

Open Courseware and Resources

- Mechanical Engineering: an engineering discipline that involves the application of principles of physics for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems.

Mechanical Engineering - Resource Page

Prime Sites

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (US) - not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines
  • (US), The Mechanical Design Engineering Portal - starting page for mechanical engineer: vendors (stock components, custom fabricators, Directories, RFQ and Bidding Sites), design tools (threads, drill size chart, NPT & UN tap sizes, screw data, sheet & wire gauges, surfaces, Wrench Clearances, spring design), knowledge center (Design Processes, Discussion and Forums, Materials, Reference Books, Technology, Fundamentals, Academic, Patents, Industry-Specific Sites, Cultural / Social, Test / Measurement), computing (CAD, FEA/CFD, Shareware, Technical Software)

Other Sites

Artificial Intelligence | Introduction to Robotics

modeling, design, planning and control of robot systems, brief survey of relevant results from geometry, kinematics, statics, dynamics and control: robotics foundations in kinematics, dynamics, control, motion planning, trajectory generation, programming and design

Applied Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics

flow systems encountered in engineering design: viscous flow in pipes, external flow (boundary layers),compressible flow, and turbomachines (pumps), thermodynamics of gas mixtures, psychometrics and air-conditioning processes

Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials

materials & processes from perspective of thermodynamics & kinetics, laws of thermodynamics, solution theory, equilibrium diagrams, diffusion, phase transformations, development of microstructure: lecture slides & summaries, study materials

Atomistic Computer Modeling of Materials

theory & application of atomistic computer simulations, predict properties of real materials, energy models from classical potentials, first-principles approaches, density functional theory & total-energy pseudopotential method, errors & accuracy of quantitative predictions, free energy & phase transitions, fluctuations & transport properties, coarse-graining approaches & mesoscale models, case studies from industrial applications of advanced materials to nanotechnology: readings, labs

Aircraft Systems Engineering

holistic view of aircraft as a system, covering (basic systems engineering, cost and weight estimation, basic aircraft performance. safety and reliability, lifecycle topics, aircraft subsystems, risk analysis and management, system realization), analysis covering (key design drivers and decisions, aircraft attributes and subsystems, operational experience): readings, projects, related resources

Dynamics and Control

dynamics and vibrations of lumped-parameter models of mechanical systems, kinematics, force-momentum formulation, virtual displacements and virtual work, Lagrange's equations, linearization of equations of motion, linear stability analysis, free and forced vibration of linear multi-degree of freedom models, matrix eigenvalue problems

Mechanics & Materials I

mechanics of solids with applications to science and engineering, geometry of the motion and/or deformation of the structure, conditions of geometric fit, forces on and within structures and assemblages, physical aspects of the structural system (including material properties) which quantify relations between the forces and motions/ deformation: readings [Chinese version available]

Mechanics and Materials II

responses exhibited by solid engineering materials when subjected to mechanical & thermal loadings, introduction to physical mechanisms associated with design-limiting behavior of engineering materials (stiffness, strength, toughness, durability), basic mechanical properties of engineering materials, testing procedures, ways in which properties characterize material response: readings, labs, course download

Mechanical Assembly and Its Role in Product Development

systematic approach to design & assembly of mechanical assemblies, mechanical & economic models of assemblies & assembly automation, basic engineering models of part mating, explanation of the remote center compliance, system view of assembly, including product architecture, feature-based design, computer models of assemblies, analysis of mechanical constraint, assembly sequence analysis, tolerances, system-level design for assembly & JIT methods, economics of assembly automation:projects [Chinese version available]

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