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MECH 3340 - Machine Design 1

Mechanical Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

Course Details

Introduces machine design, with emphasis on elementary design and analytical procedures for machine components. The course covers theories of failure, combined stresses, stress concentration, fatigue phenomena, welded and threaded connections. Problems are handles in both S.I. and Imperial units.


MECH 2240





Winter 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2018 term.

CRN 17084

Tue Jan 09 - Fri Mar 16 10 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Mar 16 Tue/Fri 17:30 - 20:30 BBY SW09 Rm. 127


Cyrus Raoufi

Course Outline




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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Analyze different types of loads acting on bodies and structures.
  • Determine the types of stresses in machine components.
  • Calculate safety factors, stresses and strains in machinery components.
  • Estimate endurance limits of metals in fatigue loads.
  • Predict possible failures in machine components under stresses.
  • Calculate power transmission shaft diameter.
  • Discuss pre-loads in bolted connection and their behaviour under loads.
  • Calculate stresses in welded connections.

Effective as of Fall 2003

Related Programs

MECH 3340 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Mechanical Engineering
    Full-time   Bachelor of Engineering
  2. Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechanical Design Option)
    Full-time   Diploma


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