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Machine Elements II

level of course unit

First cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

he students are able to:
• Identify the structure and function of axes and shafts, dimension them and support them in rolling and plain bearings.
• Knowing the design and function of rolling bearings and hydrodynamic plain bearings, as well as select and dimension them.
• Know the design and function of different sealing elements, select and dimension them.
• Know the design and mode of operation of elastic springs, select and dimension them.
• Know the design and mode of operation of clutches and brakes, select and dimension them accordingly.
• Know the design and function of belt drives, select and dimension them.
• Know the design and mode of operation of gear units, select and dimension them.
• Analyze and calculate dimensional tolerances and fits.
• Read and interpret form and position tolerances.
• Distinguish and calculate stress types on machine parts.
• Determine static and dynamic strength values.
• Calculate detachable and non-detachable connections such as adhesive, soldered, welded, screw, stud and pin connections.
• Solve dimensioning problems for shaft-hub connections, axles and shafts.
• Design springs and spring systems.
• Apply the basic terms of bearing technology and calculate the bearings
• Calculate belt and gear drives

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

EElements for supporting and carrying machine components and for torque transmission:
• Functions and design rules as well as calculation bases for axes and shafts
• Design fundamentals and calculation bases of hydrodynamic plain bearings
• Bearing types, areas of application, bearing concepts and calculation bases for rolling bearings Elements for sealing machine components
Elastic springs:
• Spring types, design rules and calculation bases for springs
Clutches and brakes:
• Design, functions, mode of operation and calculation bases of selected clutch and brake types
Belt drives:
• Design principles and calculation bases for flat and V-belt drives and timing belt drives
Gear drives:
• Gear types and design, gearing law, design and calculation bases for straight, helical, bevel and helical gears

recommended or required reading

• Wittel, et al. (2009): Roloff/Matek Maschinenelemente: Normung, Berechnung, Gestaltung, 19. Aufl., Vieweg+Teubner Verlag Wiesbaden
• Frischherz (1987): Tabellenbuch für Metalltechnik, Bohmann Fachbuch im Verlag Jugend & Volk Wiener Neudorf
• Raich (2005): Metalltechnik / Konstruktionsgrundlagen für Metalltechnik, Jugend & Volk Verlag Wiener Neudorf
• Künne (2007): Köhler/Rögnitz Maschinenteile 1 und 2, 10. Aufl., Vieweg+Teubner Verlag Wiesbaden

assessment methods and criteria

Written exam

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

integrated Lecturer

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Christian Schmid

year of study

First year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


work placement(s)

not applicable