Lesson 1 - Fundamentals of Mechanics
Introduce the basic physics of energy, work, and power in relation to mechanics. Also discusses simple machines and their application.
Course Introduction, Applied Physics, Force & Motion, Work, Torque, Power, Horsepower
Lesson 2 - Mechanical Actuators
Describes the types of linear actuators, their function, and their application. Also discusses the formulas for calculating load and torque in relation to linear actuators.
Course Introduction, Actuators, Jack Screws, Machine Screw, Ball Screw, Slider Crank, Rack & Pinion
Lesson 3 - Mechanical Clutches
Describes the types of mechanical clutches, principles of operation, and applications.
Course Introduction, Introduction to Clutches, Clutch Types, Friction/Disc, Spring, Sprag, Roller Ramp, Electromagnetic
Lesson 4 - Mechanical Brakes
Explores the types of mechanical brakes, their operation, and application.
Course Introduction, Introduction to Brakes, Brake Types, Friction/Disc, Band, Drum, Electromagnetic
Lesson 5 - Bearings
Discusses the various types of anti-friction bearings. Goes on to explain bearing terminology and application.
Course Introduction, Introduction to Bearings, Applications, Terminology, Bearing Types, Ball Bearing, Roller Bearing, Thrust Bearing, Cylindrical Roller, Needle Roller, Spherical Roller
Lesson 6 - Gears
Explains gear terminology, the various types of gears, and the application of gear box drives.
Course Introduction, Gear Fundamentals, Applications, Terminology, Gear Boxes, Gear Types, Spur, Helical, Bevel, Hypoid, Worm
Lesson 7 - Belt and Chain Drives
Introduces the various types of belt and chain drives. Course further explains terminology and applications for belt and chain drives.
Course Introduction, V-Belts, Description of Operation, Terminology, Synchronous Belts, Functional Description, Terminology, Chain Drives (Same module as V-Belt Terminology)
Lesson 8 - Mechanical Couplings
Explores the different types of mechanical couplings, their principles of operation, and applications.
Course Introduction, Coupling Types, Rigid, Flexible, Gear, Chain, Metal-Disc, Metal Beam, Elastomeric Jaw, Elastomeric Shear Tire, Universal Joints