Course detail

Selected chapters from machine design - machine elements

FSI-0KSAcad. year: 2023/2024

The course extends and deepens skills especially in solving computational problems in the field of basic machine components and joints, such as springs, bearings, axles and shafts and bolted and welded connections. The course is a complement to the lecture, practice and home preparation of the course Machine design - machine components (5KS).

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge


  • materials science (choice of materials),
  • statics (load analysis),
  • elasticity and strength (stress and strain analysis).

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

The course is classified with course-unit credit. The condition for obtaining it is more than 60% attendance at lectures.

Lectures: attendance at lectures is mandatory and controlled by the lecturer. In case of long-term absence, the replacement of missed classes is the responsibility of the course supervisor.


 Graduates will be able to analyse and design basic machine elements such as shafts, mechanical and welded joints, energy accumulators and bearings.

  • Understanding the mechanisms and causes of failure of machine parts.
  • Knowledge of the principle, calculation and use of basic machine parts.
  • Ability to apply the acquired knowledge in the design of new machines and equipment.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

SHIGLEY, Joseph E., Charles R. MISCHKE a Richard G. BUDYNAS. Konstruování strojních součástí. 1. vyd. Editor Martin Hartl, Miloš Vlk. Brno: VUTIUM, 2010, 1159 s. ISBN 978-80-214-2629-0.


Recommended reading

BUDYNAS, Richard G. a Keith J. NISBETT. Shigley's mechanical engineering design. 9th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2011. ISBN 978-0-07-352928-8.


NORTON, Robert L. Machine design: An integrated approach. 4th ed. Boston: Prentice Hall, 2010. ISBN 01-361-2370-8.



Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-VTE-P Bachelor's, 2. year of study, winter semester, elective

  • Programme B-STR-P Bachelor's

    specialization SSZ , 3. year of study, winter semester, elective
    specialization KSB , 3. year of study, winter semester, elective

  • Programme B-ZSI-P Bachelor's

    specialization STI , 3. year of study, winter semester, elective

  • Programme B-MET-P Bachelor's, 3. year of study, winter semester, elective

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


  • Load analysis, stress and strain analysis.
  • Failures resulting from static loading.
  • Fatigue failure resulting from variable loading.
  • Stress analysis of shafts.
  • Deformation and vibration analysis of the shafts. Connections of the shaft and the hub.
  • Contact stresses and fatigue contact strength.
  • Analysis of preloaded bolt connections under static and fatigue tensile load.
  • Bolted and riveted joints loaded perpendicularly to the axis.
  • Welded joints.
  • Helical compression and extension springs.
  • Rolling bearings.
  • Radial journal bearings under hydrodynamic and boundary lubrication.