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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
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ECAD 2070 - Power Transmission Devices

Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course introduces students to the many devices that transmit power from one component to another. Topics covered include calculating dimensions, loads, and stresses. Sizes of gears, cams, bearings, seals, clutches, belt and chain drives are also determined to create detail and assembly drawings. Job seeking and keeping skills will also be discussed.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): ECAD 2040 , MATH 1015 , PHYS 1041 .
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Bearings and seals
  2. Belt and chain drives
  3. Cams
  4. Clutches and brakes
  5. Couplings and shafts
  6. Gears
  7. Job seeking and keeping skills
  8. Linkages
  9. Weld strength

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. describe cam types and terms
  2. calculate gear dimensions
  3. produce cam motion diagrams
  4. select spur gear drives
  5. produce detail and assembly drawings of various gear types
  6. describe gear types and terms
  7. identify various couplings & keys
  8. produce various cam drawings
  9. describe and select various belt and chain drives
  10. calculate shaft strength
  11. calculate weld strength
  12. create a resume and cover letter
  13. describe applications of various bearings & seals
  14. describe linkages
  15. identify various types of clutches & brakes
  16. solve linkage problems

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