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Engineering/Technology

ENT 238

Elements of Machines
4 Credits ■ As Needed ■ CC-QR

An introductory study of the design and operating characteristics of mechanical devices such as linear and rotary bearings; gears and gear systems; power transmission and synchronous drive belts; couplings, brakes, and clutches; fluid power pumps; and activators . Applications in high-speed mechanisms and precision linear or rotary positioning systems are analyzed. Lab work emphasizes the identification and measurement of dynamic characteristics and performance limits.

Skills prerequisite: ENG 020 and ENG 060.
Prerequisite: MAT 028B or ENM 126 or permission of the instructor.