Machine Design

Machine design is defined as the process of obtaining the dimensions and specifications of a machine required for its desired functions, by utilizing imagination, scientific principles and engineering techniques.

Classification of Machine design

  1. New Design
  2. Adoptive Design
  3. Development Design

General considerations in Machine Design

  1. Types of loads and Stresses induced
  2. Selection of the Material
  3. Kinematics involved in Machines
  4. Form and size of the machine parts
  5. Frictional resistance and lubrication
  6. Convenient and economical features
  7. Safety in operation
  8. Workshop Facilities
  9. Number of machines to be manufactured
  10. Cost of construction
  11. Ease of Assembly