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MECH 3700 [0.5 credit] Principles of Manufacturing

Manufacturing processes, materials. Casting: solidification and heat flow theory, defect formation, casting design. Metal forming: elementary plasticity theory, plastic failure criteria, force and work calculations. Bulk and sheet forming. Joining: heat flow and defect formation, residual stresses. Machining theory and methods. Hardening: diffusion, wear resistance.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): MAAE 2700.
Lectures three hours a week, problem analysis and laboratories three hours a week on alternate weeks.