AREN 401: Farm Machine Design


Quick reminder of stress and strain analysis and theories of failure. Factor of safety, stress concentration, design of machine elements like shafts and axles, couplings, riveted joints, welded joints, bolted joints. Product specification and selection of standard parts like bearings, gears, keys and springs. Manufacturing processes, role of CAD/CAM.

Study of agricultural machinery with reference to functional and design requirements of various farm machines; cost – benefit analysis, machinery testing methods. Design for manufacture.