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Minor Programme

Mechanical Engineering Design and Manufacturing / Kaunas

The fundamentals of design methods, tools applied and manufacturing principles of mechanical components are stressed in the module. The properties of engineering materials and their selection principles are revealed through the studies of the course „Materials Science and Engineering“. In the course „Mechanics of Materials“ students learn about mechanical characteristics of materials and do class and laboratory practise to solve typical problems in engineering concerning strength of mechanical components. Theoretical background of mechanism analysis and synthesis is disclosed during studies of „Mechanism and Machines Theory“ while design principles of basic elements included into their structure are covered in the study subject „Machine Elements 1“. Knowledge and understanding in manufacturing technologies of mechanical elements, machinery and tools to be used are developed by studying the course „Technological Machines and Equipment“.

Bachelor studies, specialization studies in mechanical engineering

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design

Applied Sciences 

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September 1 2019

Background in mathematics, core subjects of engineering (statics, dynamics, mechanics of materials, information technologies), basic sketching techniques including the application of CAD (E.g. AutoCAD or SolidWorks)

English

Minimum recommended level B2

The Courses

1.1 Materials Science and Engineering (6 ECTS)

  • Main aim of the course is to give knowledge about
    engineering materials production, structure, process of metals crystallization,
    phase diagrams of alloys, heat and thermochemical treatment of metals. The
    specific aims are to develop abilities to research material properties and
    structure; to provide knowledge of the principles of selection of materials,
    their casting, welding and heat treatment.
  • On completion of the course a student will know
    engineering materials production methods, structure, processes of metallurgy
    and crystallization of metals, equilibrium diagrams of alloys, heat and thermochemical
    treatment of metals. They will have the basic abilities to do research of
    material properties and structure, know fundamentals of materials selection for
    parts and tools, which function under different conditions. They will know
    selection principles of processes of metals casting, welding and heat treatment.

  • Content of the course covers engineering materials:
    properties of materials, crystallization of metals, iron-base alloys,
    non-ferrous alloys, powder and composite materials, non-metal materials,
    metallurgy: materials for production iron-base alloys, cast iron manufacture,
    steel manufacture, non-ferrous alloys manufacture, foundry: sand casting
    processes, special casting methods, metals treatment by pressing, welding and
    brazing of metals, heat treatment of metals.
  • Ten grade achievement assessment system is applied.
    The final grade is the sum of weighted grades of semester tasks and final exam.
    Semester tasks are assessed by laboratory examination, laboratory notes and
    report, written examination.
  • Prerequisites: fundamentals of materials processing at
    bachelor study level
  • Teaching / learning methods - lectures, library / information
    retrieval tasks; practical exercises (tasks), laboratory classes and
    discussions

1.2 Mechanics of Materials (6 ECTS)

  • Main aim of the course is to develop understanding of
    strength, rigidity and stability of materials, to learn to evaluate mechanical
    properties of materials, their determination methods and technique. To acquire
    abilities to set relation between stresses and strain in different cases of deformation,
    to apply acquired knowledge to solve tasks in cases of simple deformations
  • On completion of the course a student will be able to
    evaluate the mechanical state for stress and strain in material, will have the
    main knowledge about strength, rigidity and stability of materials and abilities
    and skills to apply acquired knowledge for solving tasks for simple deformation.
    Abilities are acquired to estimate stress and strain state for complex loading.
  • Content of the course covers basic concepts and
    definitions: definitions hypothesis, load classification and method of section,
    stress and strain, geometric characteristics of cross-section, mechanical
    material properties: methodology for evaluation of material properties, stress
    - strain diagrams, material strength, plasticity, elasticity, hardness, creep
    and their characteristics, cases of deformation: tension-compression, torsion,
    shear and bearing, bending, strain energies, stability: euler equation, calculation
    of stability for buckling beams, critical load and stress for beams with large
    and small value of slenderness, stress and strain state, normal and shear stresses,
    stress and strain tensor, generalized hooke`s law, principal stresses and
    strength hypothesis.
  • Ten grade achievement assessment system is applied.
    The final grade is the sum of weighted grades of semester tasks and final exam.
    Semester tasks are assessed by laboratory examination, colloquium (interview
    led by lecturer and / or specialist), individual assignments and
    final exam is carried out as written and oral examination
  • Prerequisites: applied mathematics, statics and
    physics.
  • Teaching / learning methods -  lectures, individual assignments, laboratory
    classes, practical exercises (tasks)

1.3 Theory of Mechanisms and Machines (6 ECTS)

  • Main aim is to provide knowledge about mechanism
    structure, main types and develop skills in kinematic, dynamical and force
    analysis and synthesis methods application.
  • On completion of the course a student will be able to
    perform structural analysis and synthesis of a mechanism, determine kinematical
    and dynamical properties of linkages, multilink gear mechanisms and cam mechanisms,
    evaluate the feasibility of mechanism application for solution of engineering
    problems in technological area, know synthesis methods of the mechanism; - be
    able to select the proper structure of linkages, gear and cam mechanisms and
    determine their geometrical and kinematical parameters in order to meet the set
    determined requirements for technological machinery.
  • Content of the course covers mechanism structural
    analysis, mechanism structural synthesis, main types of mechanisms: linkages, cam
    mechanisms, gears and involute meshing, gear trains and their kinematics,
    mechanism motion analysis: mechanism kinematic analysis, mechanism dynamic
    analysis, mechanism force analysis, link elasticity, vibrations and their
    protection, mechanism synthesis methods, trends of mechanism and machine
    development.
  • Prerequisites: physics (mechanics), mathematics,
    statics, kinematics, dynamics.
  • Ten grade achievement assessment system is applied.
    The final grade is the sum of weighted grades of semester tasks and project defence
    and written examination. Semester tasks are assessed by individual assignments
    and project defence test.
  • Teaching / learning methods - group work, laboratory
    classes, lecture, practical exercises (tasks), simulation (engineering,
    technology or process simulation).

1.4 Machine Elements(6 ECTS)

  • Main aim is to give knowledge about structure,
    classification, main parameters of the machine elements, criteria of their
    functionality and methods of computations of typical machine elements. To
    develop abilities and skills to select proper standard machine elements and
    check their functionality, to determine main geometrical and functional
    parameters of non-standard machine elements, to have awareness of machine
    element design methods and problems related to their application.
  • On completion of the course a student will have the
    knowledge about structure, classification, main parameters of the machine
    elements, criteria of functionality, design and selection methods of typical
    machine elements, will be able to select proper standard machine elements and
    perform their functionality analysis, to apply the proper calculation
    principles in order to determine the main geometrical and functional parameters
    of non-standard machine elements.
  • Content of the course covers permanent joints: basic
    criteria of machine elements design, fits and tolerances, accuracy of the shape
    and position of surfaces, surfaces treatment, welded joints, riveted joints,
    adhesive bonding, soldering and brazing: detachable joints: threaded joints,
    shaft - hub joints, key joints, elements of rotational movement: axles and
    shafts, sliding bearings, rolling bearings, gears, drives with flexible
    elements, friction drives, clutches and brakes, elastic elements, elements of
    mechatronic systems.
  • Prerequisites: mathematic, physics, CAD, theoretical
    mechanics: kinematics, static, dynamics and strengths of materials;
  • Ten grade achievement assessment system is applied.
    The final grade is the sum of weighted grades of semester tasks and final exam.
    Semester tasks are assessed by test, individual tasks, laboratory notes and
    report, mid-term examination and final exam is carried out as written
    examination.
  • Teaching / learning methods – lecture, laboratory
    classes, practical exercises (tasks).

1.5 Technological machines and equipment (6 ECTS)

  • Main aim is give basic knowledge of of main processes
    of materials mechanical processing, technological equipment, tools and
    fixtures, advantages and disadvantages of their applications and to develop
    abilities to select proper equipment and tools for technological processes.
  • On completion of the course a student will have
    knowledge of the main processes of materials mechanical processing,
    technological equipment, tools and fixtures, advantages and disadvantages of
    their applications. He/she will be able to select proper equipment and tools
    for technological processes, considering the type, quantity and other
    requirement for production, are develop
  • Content of the course covers cutting processes,
    materials of cutting tools, geometry and elements of cutting tools, selection
    of cutting parameters, types and applications of tools: types, elements and applications
    of turning tools, types, elements and applications of mils, types, elements and
    applications of drills, types, elements and applications of countersinks,
    reamers and threading tools, other types of blade tools, types, elements and
    applications of abrasive tools, technological machines and equipment: technological
    machines and equipment: turning and boring machines and equipment, drilling,
    milling machines and equipment and processing centres, grinding machines and
    equipment, other types of machines and their equipment, equipment of assembly
    and control operations.
  • Ten grade achievement assessment system is applied.
    The final grade is the sum of weighted grades of semester tasks and final exam.
    Semester tasks are assessed by, Individual work, Mid-term examination, and
    final exam is carried out as Oral examination.
  • Teaching / learning methods - lecture, individual
    project, laboratory classes, practical exercises (tasks).

How to apply

How to apply: It is necessary to fill out the application form in our website. Also the students should have these supporting documents:

1. Learning agreement
2. Transcript of records
3. English language proficiency certificate (CEFR B2+, IELTS 5.5+, TOEFL IBT 70+ or equivalent)
4. Copy of valid passport (for non EU citizens) or ID card (only for EU and EEA citizens)
5. In case you would like to prepare thesis / final degree project at KTU, please fill additionally Application form for final degree Project

Note that before you apply you must be nominated by your home university. Therefore you have to contact exchange programme coordinator at the home university first of all. A student can be nominated to come to KTU when a valid bilateral agreement between home university and KTU exists or under academic exchange programmes between countries.

Contact person:  Monika Veličkaitė

monika.velickaite@ktu.lt

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