Gearboxes: Tooth bending stress and contact stress calculations, size estimation, epicyclic designs. Fluid couplings, torque converters and Franco-Tosi couplings. Self-synchronising clutches.
Shafting: Design for static and fatigue loading. Alignment of lineshafting. Selection of rigid and flexible couplings. Use of flexible couplings to limit torsional vibration.
Clutches: Friction materials and mating surfaces. Plate/disk clutches. Centrifugal clutches. Cone clutches. Use of shaft brakes.
Balancing: Introduction to vibrations in rotating machinery, elementary diagnostics, and balancing
Rotary compressors: Classification, Roots-type, vane-type, screw-type compressors. Centrifugal compressors: Dimensional analysis, Euler equation, velocity diagrams, characteristics.
Pipes and ducts, pumps and fans: study of flow through non-circular pipes and ducts. Practical considerations, losses due to fittings. Pipe networks. Balancing ducting systems. Introduction to pumps and fans.
Electrical machines: the synchronous machine as a generator; construction, characteristics and control. The DC motor; construction, characteristics and control. The induction motor; construction, characteristics and control. Single-phase induction motors. Variable-speed drive systems.
Compressed air, hydraulic and firefighting systems: Theory of air compression referring to two and three-stage compressors. Air distribution systems and safety features. Theory of fire and firefighting; fire detection systems; Firefighting techniques. Hydraulic system theory; oil characteristics; pumps accumulators; distribution systems and safety features.
Reliability, Availability and Maintenance: Definitions, calculation and interpretation of failure, failure rate, MTTF, MTTR, availability. Systems reliability, redundancy and replacement strategies.