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Mechanical

Mechanical

This course introduces the physics of energy, work, and power in relation to mechanics. It introduces simple machines and their application. It describes linear actuators, mechanical clutches and brakes, anti-friction bearings, gears and gear terminology, belt and chain drives, and mechanical couplings, including their principles of operation and applications.

TPC Training is authorized by IACET to offer 0.8 CEUs for this program.

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TPC Training is authorized by IACET to offer 0.8 CEUs for Mechanical online training.

Lesson 1 - Fundamentals of Mechanics

Introduce the basic physics of energy, work, and power in relation to mechanics. It also discusses simple machines and their application.

Learning Objectives:
After this course, the learner will be able to:

    • Define four basic mechanical terms.
    • Describe the law of inertia.
    • Identify simple machines and their application to mechanical devices.
    • Calculate speed.

Lesson 2 - Mechanical Actuators

Describes the types of linear actuators, their function, and their application. It also discusses the formulas for calculating load and torque in relation to linear actuators.

Learning Objectives:
After this course, the learner will be able to:

    • Define mechanical linear actuator. 
    • List and describe five types of mechanical linear actuators.
    • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of ball screws.
    • Calculate torque and load. 

Lesson 3 - Mechanical Clutches

Describes the types of mechanical clutches, principles of operation, and applications.

Learning Objectives:
After this course, the learner will be able to:

    • Define the purpose of a mechanical clutch.
    • List and describe five types of mechanical clutches.
    • Identify mechanical clutch applications.

Lesson 4 - Mechanical Brakes

Explores the types of mechanical brakes, their operation, and application.

Learning Objectives:
After this course, the learner will be able to:

    • Define the purpose of a mechanical brake.
    • List and describe four types of mechanical brakes.
    • Identify mechanical brake applications.
    • Calculate resistance torque.

Lesson 5 - Bearings

Discusses the various types of anti-friction bearings. Goes on to explain bearing terminology and application.

Learning Objectives:
After this course, the learner will be able to:

    • List the three categories of bearings.
    • Explain how radial and thrust loads act when applied to bearings.
    • Describe six types of anti-friction bearings. 
    • Define seven terms relevant to bearings.
    • Identify bearing applications.

Lesson 6 - Gears

Explains gear terminology, the various types of gears, and the application of gearbox drives.

Learning Objectives:
After this course, the learner will be able to:

    • Define 13 terms relevant to gears.
    • List and describe five types of gears. 
    • Identify gearbox drive applications.
    • Calculate gearbox ratio.

Lesson 7 - Belt and Chain Drives

Introduces the various types of belt and chain drives. The course further explains terminology and applications for belt and chain drives.

Learning Objectives:
After this course, the learner will be able to:

    • List and describe two types of belt drives.
    • Define eight basic belt drive terms.
    • Calculate horsepower transmitted by a V-belt.
    • List the three basic types of chain drives.

Lesson 8 - Mechanical Couplings

Explores the different types of mechanical couplings, their principles of operation, and applications.

Learning Objectives:
After this course, the learner will be able to:

    • Define the purpose of a mechanical coupling.
    • List and describe ten types of mechanical couplings.
    • Identify coupling applications.