ENGS 76: Machine Engineering
An introduction to the analysis and synthesis of mechanical components and systems. Lecture topics focus on design and analysis of mechanical components subject to static and fatigue loading conditions, deformation, and buckling. Power transmission shafting, bearings, and gears will be studied in detail. A survey of design requirements for other components — springs, screws, belts, clutches, brakes, roller chains, and welded and riveted connections — will be provided. The class includes laboratory sessions for developing practical skills in design fabrication. A term project emphasizes the synthesis of a working machine to complete a specified task. The project involves the design or selection of components studied, and includes fabrication and demonstration of the machine. Solid modeling software is used as a design tool. Enrollment is limited to 25 students.
Machine Engineering: Professor Laura Ray discusses how her ENGS 76 course allows students to learn the foundations of engineering and "be kids" at the same time.
Machine Engineering Competition 2012: Dartmouth engineering students build robots to perform tasks with children's toys for an end-of-term competition.
Machine Engineering Competition 2011: Students in ENGS 76 use what they have learned in class to build robots that perform a task.
Machine Engineering: Students build robots and compete using them to move bins and balls from one side of a ramp to the other.