Machine design is the process of selection of the materials, shapes, size and arrangements of mechanical elements so that the resultant machine will perform the prescribed task. Machine design deals with the design of machines, mechanism and their elements
Example of machine design
The process of design of a belt derive is an example of machine design. It consists of :
- Selection of arrangement of pulleys, belt, shafts, bearings, etc.
- Selection of shapes of these mechanical elements.
- Selections of materials for these mechanical elements.
- Selection of sizes of these mechanical elements.