MIT2_72s09_lec01

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MIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.edu 2.72 Elements of Mechanical Design Spring 2009 For information about citing these materials or our Terms of Use, visit: http://ocw.mit.edu/terms .
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Schedule Overview ± Syllabus ± Project Groups ± Lab ± Project Questions Assessment Reading assignment for next class: ± Shigley Mischke on shaft deflections & stress Sections 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.7, 3.8, 3.10 – 3.11 ± Refresh on beam bending ± Refresh on 1 st and 2 nd order system vibrations © Martin Culpepper, All rights reserved 1 Purpose and pace of course In-depth treatment of principles and practices required to synthesize, model, design, fabricate & characterize. APPLIED ENGINEERING ± Teaching emphasis, style and grades reflect this ± You will be expected to practice what you see in lecture Reading ~ 50% of grade… 2/3 semester of lectures © Martin Culpepper, All rights reserved 2 1
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Teaching philosophy Info sources: Teaching staff & texts Prof. Martin Culpepper TA: Jon Hopkins Required text: Mechanical Engineering Design (Shigley / Mischke) Useful text: Design of Machinery (Norton) Machinery’s Handbook © Martin Culpepper, All rights reserved 3 2 4 © Martin Culpepper, All rights reserved “The man who sets out to carry a cat by its tail learns something that will always be useful and which never will grow dim or doubtful.” --Mark Twain Thoughts, decisions & actions based on understanding: ± Models and their associated equations are idealizations ± Only “perfect” model is a physical embodiment ± The limits/power of modeling and simulation ± Mechanical system design is cost and time intensive. Mastery of: ± Concepts, principles & design processes necessary, but not sufficient ± Math, physics and engineering models are necessary, but not sufficient ± Practical skills and best practices are necessary, but not sufficient ± The judicious use of (a), (b) and (c) is necessary
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Design project 5 © Martin Culpepper, All rights reserved “In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.” --Yogi Berra
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