Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
TeachersHIRAMOTO, TakashiStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 1 1st semest [Department of Aerospace Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering]
CategoryBasic Major Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective Requisites 2credit
 Syllabus Number2A106

Course Description

This course introduce basic matters and principles which are directly linked to "creation of things" that were not dealt with in science and mathematics studied in high school. By understanding these items, students will understand the outline of mechanical engineering.
In this lecture, students will acquire knowledge of DP1.

Course Objectives

Mechanical engineering covers the field of entire machines. Aircraft and rockets handled in the aerospace are one of them. It is difficult to understand a wide range of mechanical engineering in a short period of time, but in the lecture, students will learn basic items necessary of making (creating) a machine. These are the items that become the basis of special lectures and research that will be involved in the future.
Specifically, in each lecture, important items are indicated as “Key Words”, so students aim to be able to understand and explain their meanings, importance, and usage.

Grading Policy

Grades are evaluated based on the results of the periodic test (80%) at the end of the term and the comprehension test (20%) to be carried out as appropriate. Answers and explanations of the comprehension test will be distributed after the examination.

Textbook and Reference

TextbookText easy to understand Mechanical engineering, 3rd edition,
ISBN 978-4627650336.
T. Matsuo et al.Morikita publishing company
TextbookSummary of important matters (Key Word) will be distributed.
ReferencesNew Machine Textbooks 2nd Edition,
ISBN 978-4274214608
K. KadotaOhm Inc.
ReferencesGeneral Mechanics Engineering,
ISBN 978-4888982160
edited by the Japan Society of Mechanical EngineersJapan Society of Mechanical Engineers


The content to be learned in the lecture is strongly linked with specialized subjects of aerospace engineering that everyone will learn in the future, so it is important to understand the basic matter thoroughly.



1Mechanical Engineering: Knowing the machine definition and history and understanding of the mechanics engineering system
2Machine materials (1): Learn about typical of materials used in machinery, steel.
3Machine materials (2): Learn about nonferrous metal materials (aluminum alloy, titanium alloy and so on) and composite materials.
4Mechanics of materials (1): Learn about material strength, stress and strain which are the basis of material mechanics
5Mechanics of materials (2): Learn about the bending of beams and buckling of columns, which is the basic element constituting the mechanical structure
6Mechanism: Learn the fundamental mechanism of moving a machine and the dynamics
7Mechanical elements and mechanics (1): Learn the basic mechanisms for moving machines, and mechanical elements related to power transmission
8Mechanical elements and mechanics (2): Learn about machine design concept, allowable stress, safety margin, and screws which are representative mechanical elements
9Machine drawing: Learn the third angle projection method which is the basis of the projection method, and fitting tolerance which is need to manufacture and assemble the machines
10Dynamics of machinery: Learn about machinery moving mechanisms, reciprocating machines, rotating machines and understand the fundamentals of mechanical vibration
11Machining: Learn about machining methods related to manufacturing such as forging, casting, cutting, grinding, and special processing, etc.
12Thermodynamics and engine: Understand the basis of thermodynamics and the heat engine which are energy conversion device
13Fluid Dynamics and Fluid Machine: Understanding the motion of fluids used in machines through fluid machinery
14Control engineering: Learn a representative control method in machinery, mainly about automatic control and sequence control
15Information processing: Learn computer-based technology such as CAD / CAM / CAE used for machine design