Course description

This course caters, mainly, to Engineers, Technicians and Facilities Managers who are not intimately familiar with Mechanical Engineering Principles and Practices. Through this course, attendees are expected to learn basic principles of mechanical engineering in a simple, easy to understand, format. This course will enable attendees to accomplish straightforward and common calculations associated mechanical engineering concepts such as statics, kinetics, kinematics, materials, mechanics of materials, fluid mechanics, hydraulic machines, thermodynamics, refrigeration cycle, financial evaluation and decision making associated with typical engineering projects. Most concepts are presented in basic and easy to understand terms. Mechanical engineering concepts are illustrated by practical numerical problems and case studies. Past experience has shown that even professionals without engineering education can take away a commensurate amount of engineering knowledge from “cross-discipline” skill building seminars, such as this one.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the principles and concepts associated with mechanical energy, work, torque, power–and the inter-conversion between these entities in the engineering realm.
  2. Get familiarized with methods and strategies utilized by mechanical engineers for analysing forces and moments in beams and truss systems-in static equilibrium.
  3. Understand how to perform stress, strain, toughness and ductility analyses on engineering materials.
  4. Get familiarized with–or get refreshed on–basics of dynamics; kinematics and kinetics, in linear and angular motion domains.
  5. Learn about strengths, thermal and alloying characteristics of materials.
  6. Comprehend and learn to apply hydrostatics and hydrodynamics principles, laws and equations for analyses of fluid systems.
  7. Gain an introduction to–or get refreshed on–the four stages/phases of refrigeration cycle, illustrated and supported by DuPont R-134a refrigerant pressure-enthalpy case study.
  8. Get introduced to some of the basic instruments utilized by mechanical engineers.

Day I:

  • Fundamentals for mechanical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering system of units
  • Imperial (US) and Metric (SI) Systems.
  • Basic mechanical engineering concepts, associated formulas and units
  • Statics: The statics topic introduces the concepts, laws and problem analysis techniques associated with beams and truss systems in equilibrium, under point and distributed loads.
  • Dynamics–Kinematics: The kinematics topic provides an introduction to concepts, laws and analytical techniques pertinent to motion in the absence of unbalanced forces.
  • Dynamics–Kinetics: The kinetics topic introduces the attendees to concepts, laws and problem analysis techniques associated with bodies or objects in motion, when motion is influenced by unbalanced forces.

Day II:

  • Materials and Mechanics of Materials: This topic covers concepts such as stress, strain, strengths of materials, alloy phase diagrams, phase equilibrium liquid-solid diagrams.
  • Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulic Machines: Introduction to mechanical engineering skills and knowledge would be incomplete without some understanding of fluid statics, hydrodynamics and hydraulic machines. This topic consists of a few case studies and practical problems pertaining to fluids.
  • Thermodynamics:In this segment, the attendee is introduced to some fundamental, yet practical, thermodynamic concepts, principles, laws, problem solving techniques; with emphasis on comprehension and proper application of the saturated steam and superheated steam tables.
  • Refrigeration Cycle: Basic refrigeration cycle model is covered, coupled with brief explanation of thermodynamic processes associated with each segment of the refrigeration cycle.
  • Engineering Economics & Financial Analysis of Engineering Projects: This topic is intended to provide engineer and non-engineer attendees with a brief introduction to basic, yet practical, methods for performing simple, financial evaluations of capital projects.

Mechanical Engineering Principles and Practice 2-Day On-Demand Course

Mechanical Engineering Principles and Practice for Non-Mechanical Engineers

A Recorded, On-Demand, A/V Seminar on Essential Fundamentals of Theoretical and Practical Mechanical Engineering

Credit: 15 PDH’s (2-Days); 1.5 CEU’s
Lead Instructor: Professor Bobby Rauf, PE, CEM, MBA


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