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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 2.72 (Spring 2006) 
  • Course Title:
  • Elements of Mechanical Design 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Daniel Frey
    Ms. Amy Smith 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 2.72 Elements of Mechanical Design

    Spring 2006

    Course Highlights

    This course features selected notes and modeling files used in lectures, plus a complete set of assignments.

    Course Description

    This course provides an advanced treatment of machine elements such as bearings, springs, gears, cams, and mechanisms. Analysis of these elements includes extensive application of core engineering curriculum including solid mechanics and fluid dynamics. The course offers practice in skills needed for machine design such as estimation, drawing, and experimentation. Students work in small teams to design and build machines that address real-world challenges.

    Technical Requirements

    Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .mcd, .sldasm, .sldprt, .swj, .wm, .xmcd, .xls, and .zip.


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