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Basic Mechanical Components and Measurement Tools

Basic Mechanical Components and Measurement Tools

 

COURSE CODE:                    KCBMCM-02

Credit Value:                         2.0      

Learning Outcomes:           

On completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of linear measurements on the shop floor
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of hand tools used on the shop floor
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the mechanical components that form the fundamental building blocks of mechanical machines.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of bearing operation and lubrication.

 

 

 

 

 

Demonstrate an understanding of linear measurements on the shop floor 

 Objectives:

  1. Understand linear measurement fundamentals and common errors made in making linear measurements.
  2. Understand the fundamental applications of a combination square in English and Metric units.
  3. Understand the fundamental applications of a combination square with center head in English and Metric units.
  4. Understand the Vernier Scale as a measurement scale or system.
  5. Understand the applications of the vernier caliper in English and Metric units.
  6. Understand the application of dial caliper in English and Metric units.
  7. Understand the application of the digital caliper in English and Metric units.
  8. Understand the application of the vernier micrometer in English and Metric units.
  9. Understand the applications of the digital micrometer in English and Metric units.
  10. Understand the care and maintenance of measuring devices.
Demonstrate an understanding of hand tools used on the shop floor

Objectives:

  1. Understand the major types of hammers, chisels, pliers, wrenches, screwdrivers and punches and be familiar with their functions.
  2. Understand how to use hacksaws.
  3. Be familiar with twist drills and demonstrate their use

 

 

 

Demonstrate an understanding of the mechanical components that form the fundamental building blocks of mechanical machines.

 Objectives:

  1. Understand the definition of Mechanical Advantage for the following components and demonstrate familiarity with their common applications: (a) pulley; (b) wheel; (c) lever; (d) inclined plane; (e) screw.
  2. Be familiar with the common applications of a wedge.
  3. Be familiar with levers as machine elements and be able to calculate force and distance adjustments in simple lever applications.
  4. Be familiar with the cranks as machine elements.
  5. Be familiar with linkages and how they function.
  6. Be familiar with the four bar linkage and its variations.
  7. Be familiar with springs as machine elements.
  8. Identify simple machine elements in compound machinery
  9. Be able to recognize the major types of cams.
  10. Be familiar with the components of cam applications.
  11. Be able to measure the relationship between cam shape and stroke length in a given application.
  12. Be able to measure the relationship between cam shape and stroke timing in a given application.
  13. Be familiar with cam maintenance techniques.
  14. Be able to identify machine elements in cam applications.
  15. Be familiar with the elements of machine timing.
  16. Be familiar with the interaction of timing elements.
  17. Be familiar with the installation and use of timing wheels.
  18. Be able to cconstruct standard and bar timing charts.
  19. Be familiar with basic timing adjustments.
  20. Be able to make basic timing adjustments using the Elementary Timing Model.
  21. Be able to chart basic timing adjustments for the Elementary Timing Model.
Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of bearing operation and lubrication.

 Objectives:

  1. The student will understand the following:
    1. bearing technology.
    2. the characteristics and functions of plain bearings.
    3. the characteristics and functions of ball bearings.
    4. the characteristics and functions of roller bearings.
    5. rotational forces on shafts and bearings.
    6. the characteristics and functions of thrust bearings.
    7. standard mounts and mounting techniques.
    8. bearing lubrication.
    9. bearing maintenance technique.

 

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