ME 482 COURSE PROFILE
DEGREE PROGRAM: Mechanical Engineering

COURSE NUMBER: ME 482 COURSE TITLE: Machining Processes
REQUIRED COURSE OR ELECTIVE COURSE: Elective TERMS OFFERED: Fall
TEXTBOOK / REQUIRED MATERIAL: Metal Cutting Theory and Practice, D.A. Stephenson and J.S. Agapiou, Dekker, 1997. PRE / CO-REQUISITES: MECHENG 382. II (3 Credits)
COGNIZANT FACULTY: A. Shih
COURSE TOPICS:
  1. Machining operations
  2. Single point cutting process
  3. Multipoint cutting process
  4. Abrasive cutting process
  5. Machine Tools and components
  6. Cutting tools - materials, coatings, and tool geometry
  7. Cutting mechanics - chip formation, forces, and energy
  8. Cutting temperatures - thermal modeling and temperature measurements
  9. Non-traditional machining - EDM, ECM, laser and chemical machining
  10. Frontiers research topics in machining
BULLETIN DESCRIPTION: Introduction of machining operations. Cutting tools and tool wear mechanisms. Cutting forces and mechanics of chip formation.Cutting force and surface finish modeling. Surface generation. Temperatures of the tool and workpiece. Non-traditional machining. Electrical Discharge Machining. Electro-chemical Machining. Chemical Machining. Laser Machining. Three hours lecture. and one laboratory session.
COURSE STRUCTURE/SCHEDULE: Lecture: 2 days per week at 1.0 hours, Laboratory: 1 day per week at 2.5 hours

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
for each course objective, links to the Program Outcomes are identified in brackets.

  1. To teach the modeling technique for machining processes [1,5,11]
  2. To teach interpretation of data for process selection [1,2,11]
  3. To teach the mechanics and thermal issues associated with chip formation [1,3,5]
  4. To teach the effects of tool geometry on machining force components and surface finish [1,5]
  5. To teach the machining surface finish and material removal rate [1,5]
COURSE OUTCOMES:
for each course outcome, links to the Course Objectives are identified in brackets.
  1. Understand the basic techniques of machining processes modeling [1, 2]
  2. Understand the mechanical aspects of orthogonal cutting mechanics [3]
  3. Understand the thermal aspects of orthogonal cutting mechanics [3]
  4. Ability to extend, through modeling techniques, the single point, multiple point and abrasive machining processes[3]
  5. Estimate the material removal rate and cutting force, in an industrially useful manner, for practical machining processes [3,5]
  6. Prediction of the surface finish in machining processes [3,5]
  7. Selection of the tool material and machining process parameters [1,2]
  8. Understand the practical aspects of tool wear and tool life, and their influence on economics [3]
  9. Understand the tool and workpiece temperatures and their effect on quality
ASSESSMENT TOOLS:
for each assessment tool, links to the course outcomes are identified
  1. Regular homework problems
  2. Exam
  3. Term Projects
  4. Trip reports

PREPARED BY: A. Shih
LAST UPDATED: June 7, 2011