Checking date: 23/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Machines Technology
Study: Bachelor in Industrial Technologies Engineering (256)

Coordinating teacher: OLMEDA SANTAMARIA, ESTER

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
- Elasticity and strength of materials - Mechanics of Structures
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
- Acquire an overview of the working methods used in mechanical design. - Form criteria on the selection of materials, application of failure theories, choice of the safety factor and, in general, of the factors that influence the design and dimensioning of the elements and enable decision making. - To know the concept of tribological phenomenon and its industrial solutions.
Description of contents: programme
1. Design for static strength. Failure theories. 2. Design by fatigue. 2.1 Fatigue´s theory (Goodman, Soderberg, Gerber) 2.2 Shaft theory 3. Gears 3.1 Gear transmission calculation 3.2 Gear fatigue 4. Tribology and Lubrication. 5. Roller bearings 6. Belts transmission calculation 7. Springs 8. Brakes and clutches 8.1 Drum brakes 8.2 Disc brakes 8.3 Clutches
Learning activities and methodology
- Master classes and, where appropriate, classes to resolve doubts in small groups, presentations of students, individual tutorials and personal work of the student, aimed at acquiring theoretical knowledge. - Lab practices and problem classes in small groups, individual tutorials and personal work of the student; oriented to the acquisition of practical skills related to the program of the subject. - Group work: selection of a machine and calculation of its elements Collective tutorials and group presentation.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Basic Bibliography
  • Bernard J. Hamrock et al . Elementos de máquinas. McGraw-Hill. 2000
  • R. Aviles . Análisis de fatiga en máquinas. Thomson. 2005
  • Richard G. Budynas y J. Keith Nisbett. Diseño en ingeniería mecánica de Shigley. Mc Graw Hill. 2008

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.