Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering - Leading Process and Product Improvement

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IME 3440 - Product and Machine Design

Catalog Description:

Analysis of parts and components under combined loads. Failure criteria, design factors and fatigue considerations. Selection and analysis of mechanical components to meet design requirements for applied motion and force transmission projects. CAD will be utilized to report concepts and products.

Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites:  IME 1430 and IME 2810.

Credits: 3 hours

Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (2 - 3)

Course Objectives, Performance Criteria, and Outcomes:

Course Objectives

ABET-TAC Outcomes2


Performance Criteria Measured1

Understand and apply typical analysis process to mechanical components b  

B3: Perform correct three-dimensional failure and fatigue analysis of structural components

Perform specification and selection of standard machine components    

Determine appropriate machine components based on systems requirements

Apply brainstorming techniques to define valid conceptual solutions to engineering problems f*  

F1/F2: Determine possible solutions, and rank them using Pugh matrix, to system improvement problems

Follow standard engineering design procedures to determine mechanical components/systems d*  

D4: Fully specify and detail a mechanical power transmission system

Report and present individual and group results from engineering analysis projects    

Generate self-contained reports that document the procedure followed to design components/systems

Performance Criteria1: IME performance criteria may be found at

ABET-TAC Outcomes2: Outcomes may be found at

*results tracked in ABET course notebooks


Machine Elements in Mechanical Design, by Robert L. Mott, 4th edition, Pearson & Prentice-Hall, Inc., 2004.


Machinery's Handbook, 27th edition, Industrial Press, Inc., New York, 2004.

Applied Statics and Strength of Materials, L. Spiegel and G. F. Limbrunner, 5th edition, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 2009.

Course Coordinator:

Jorge Rodriguez
Western Michigan University
E-224 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Phone: 276-3374

Revision Date: Summer 2011


Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Western Michigan University
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