[ 220GMAM10 ] Subject Fundamentals of mechanical engineering and mechatronics

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43 ECTS Accumulative subject examination B1 - Bachelor's programme 1. year Mechatronics Martin Schagerl Johannes Kepler University Linz
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Original study plan Bachelor's programme Polymer Engineering and Technologies 2020W
Objectives The courses of mechanical engineering with mechatronics provide a scientific and technical vocational training for polymer engineers and qualify them for further master studies in the realm of polymer engineering, economic-technical science and technology.

In particular the courses of mechanical engineering with mechatronics teach a practical and theoretical knowledge in engineering mechanics, thermo-fluid dynamics, computer aided design, manufacturing technology, construction materials, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and machine elements.

Subject Introduction to Electrical Engineering
Voltage, current, electric power and energy, linear electrical circuits with direct and alternating current, non-sinusoidal signals, fundamentals of electromagnetic fields, basic electronics

Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
Basic concepts in the fields of construction and machine elements, strength calculations, manufacturing technologies, dynamics and operational behavior of machines. Practicing the design task by means of concrete examples and problems of construction with cross-links to engineering mechanics, electrical engineering and electronics, systems engineering and control engineering and computer-aided methods.

Strength of materials
Material behavior and constitutive laws (plasticity, hardening, statistic nature of strength behavior, strength hypotheses); Selected examples of deformation analysis and stress analysis (notch sensitivity, residual stresses, bearing pressure); Foundations of fatigue strength analysis (Wöhler experiments, damage accumulation, counting methods for load spectra); Foundations of fracture mechanics (K-concept, fracture toughness, crack growth); Foundations of stability analysis (column buckling, snap through behavior, sensitivity to imperfections)

Manufacturing Technologies
Short outline of important manufacturing processes, material-cutting (selected processes, machines, calculation), material forming (selected processes, machines, calculation), solution of a manufacturing-related task in the CAM-laboratory, solution of a calculation problem

Fundamentals of Thermofluiddynamics
Basic ideas of engineering thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer, first and second principle of thermodynamics, thermodynamic cycles, irreversible processes, conductive and convective heat transport, incompressible and compressible flows (filament theory), laminar and turbulent pipe flow, fundamentals of flow engines

Machine Elements
Definition of the field and introduction; strength of materials: general stress analysis and fatigue strength; notch stresses; equivalent stress criteria and damage hypotheses; axles and shafts: function, design, manufacturing; fatigue limit; hub-shaft joints: shrink fit and conical seat, feather key and multiple spline joints; roller bearings: Hertzian contact stress, types and construction of roller bearings, dimensioning of bearings, lubrication and structural design of the bearing seats including sealing; journal bearings: lubrication theory and design; welded joints: dimensioning and design of welded joints; gears: functions and transmission types; spur gear and bevel gears: kinematics of gears, strength analysis and structural design; worm gear; belt and chain drives, CVTs with belts or chains; couplings: rigid couplings, flexible couplings and joints, shaft switches and friction clutches; simple thermal analysis of clutches

Engineering Mechanics
Basic concepts and methods of kinematics, statics, dynamics and material strength for rigid and deformable solids, basic concepts and methods of thermodynamics and fluid dynamics. Development of mechanical models with cross-links to mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, systems engineering and control engineering. Experimental and computer-aided methods of mechanics, lightweight design and robotics.

Physical principles of materials
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