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Twin 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 

30

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) (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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