TRON137 - Mechanical Systems

When we put machinery in motion, the forces and energies must be balanced and controlled in order to accomplish the task at hand. This course introduces the components typically used to manage and distribute mechanical forces, including clutches, gears, and brakes and discusses the underlying physics which predicts their operation.

Credits: 5

Distribution: Career Training

Outcomes

  1. Using industry relevant resources and to industry standards of time and accuracy, determine the speed and torque characteristics of a driven gear.
  2. Using industry relevant equipment and to industry standards of time and accuracy, compare and contrast the different types of clutch used in mechanical subsystems in terms of their function as well as typical application(s).
  3. Using industry relevant equipment and to industry standards of time and accuracy, compare and contrast the different types of lubricant used in mechanical subsystems in terms of their typical applications(s) as well as any associated hazards.
  4. Identify complex components of drive systems and apply knowledge of how the components work together in order to troubleshoot systems with minimal supervision.