Machine Design

Course Name: 

Machine Design (ME328)


B.Tech (MME)




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-1-0) 4

Course Outcomes: 

CO1: Fundamentals of Structural Loading and Stress analysis in various machine components
CO2: Failure Theories of Mechanical components under Static and Fatigue Loading
CO3: Developing the concepts, procedures, data and decision analysis techniques necessary to design Machine Elements commonly found in Mechanical Devices and systems using of Design Data Hand Book

Course modules and teaching hours: 

Module-1 (15 Hrs)

Chapter 1: - Fundamentals
Hooke’s law, Elastic constants, Shear force and bending moment diagram, Bending equation, Beam deflection, Compound stress and Mohr’s circle, working stresses, modes of mechanical failure, theories of failure. (5 Hrs)
Chapter 2: - Stress Concentration and Fatigue Failure
Stress concentration, fatigue, Soderberg equation, members subjected to steady and alternating loads. (5 Hrs)
Chapter 3: - Design of Shafts and Keys
Shafting, ASME design of transmission shafts, keys, design of square and rectangular key joints. (5 Hrs)

Module-2 (14 Hrs)

Chapter 4: - Design of Welded Joints
Welded joints, modes of failure, strength and efficiency of the joint. (5 Hrs)
Chapter 5: - Design of Springs
Stresses in coil springs of round and square c/s, deflection of coil springs, design of compression and
tension springs. (4 hrs)
Chapter 6: - Design of Flexible Machine Elements
Flat belt, V belt drives rope drives. (5 hrs)

Module-3 (16 Hrs)

Chapter 7: - Design of Gears
Gears : Spur, Helical, Bevel, Worm gear, nomenclature, Lewis equation, Lewis form factor, design based
on strength dynamic and wear loads (6 hrs)
Chapter 8: - Lubrication and Journal Bearings
Thin, Thick film lubrication, Theory of hydrodynamic lubrication, Design of journal bearings (5 hrs)
Chapter 9: Antifriction Bearings
Life of bearing, Bearing design subjected to static load and dynamic load, Selection of antifriction
bearings. (5 hrs)


RL Norton – Machine Design, An integrated approach, Pearson Education Asia, 2000
J.E. Shigley and Mische Mech. Engineering Design , Tata McGraw Hill – 2003
Hall, Holowenko, Laughlin- Machine Design, Schaum’s Outline Series
V. L. Maleev and Hartman; Machine Design ; CBS Pbl. New Delhi
Robert L. Mott- Machine Elements in Mechanical Design, Pearson Prentice Hall 4th Edition
V.B. Bhandary - Design of Machine Elements, Tata McGraw Hill
Arthur G Erdman, George N, Sandor, Mechanism Design –Analysis, Vol-I, Prentice Hall, New
K. Mahadevan and K. Balaveera Reddy- Design data Hand Book , (SI Units) KREC- Surathkal
Dr. K. Lingaiah, - Design data Hand Book, (SI Units) Suma Pbl, Bangalore


Mechanical Engineering

Total teaching hours: 


Contact us

Dr. Ravishankar K. S, Head
Department of MME, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473050

Contact details for Placements and Interships


Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. Saumen Mandal 

Student Co-ordinator: Yoganath P