Presented online in a series of two live three-hour and one live 2-hour time modules, this course caters to engineers, technicians and facilities managers who are not intimately familiar with mechanical engineering principles and practices. Through this course, attendees are expected to learn basic principles of mechanical engineering in a simple, easy to understand, format.
You can participate in the seminar from your office, home, or anywhere you have access to the internet and a phone or VOIP. You'll have opportunities to interact with your instructor and colleagues in realtime during the live teleconferencing sessions, as well as in the time between sessions.
About the Seminar
This course will enable attendees to accomplish straightforward and common calculations associated mechanical engineering concepts such as statics, kinetics, kinematics, materials, mechanics of materials, fluid mechanics, hydraulic machines, thermodynamics, refrigeration cycle, financial evaluation and decision making associated with typical engineering projects. Most concepts are presented in basic and easy to understand terms, coupled with analogies an audience can relate to. Mechanical engineering concepts are illustrated by practical numerical problems and case studies.
Dates and Times
The following offering of the Mechanical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Mechanical Engineers Online Seminar is currently scheduled. The program consists of two three-hour and one two-hour teleconferencing sessions, for a total of 8 hours of instruction.
Beginning on Feb 12-14, 2018, and June 5-7, 2018 , with session dates and times as follows:
Times (Eastern time US)
1:00 - 4:00 pm
1:00 - 4:00 pm
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Completion of all 3 modules is required to receive CEU and PDH Credit, and Course Certificate awarded by AEE.
The Energy Conservation in Industrial & Commercial EnvironmentsOnline Seminar will be presented in a series of two live three-hour and one live 2-hour time modules, covering the following topics:
System of units: Introduction or review of basic mechanical engineering units in the Imperial (US) and Metric (SI) Systems.
Statics: The statics topic introduces the concepts, laws and problem analysis techniques associated with beams and truss systems in equilibrium, under point and distributed loads.
Kinematics - Dynamics: The kinematics topic provides an introduction to concepts, laws and analytical techniques pertinent to motion in the absence of unbalanced forces.
Kinetics - Dynamics: The kinetics topic introduces the attendees to concepts, laws and problem analysis techniques associated with bodies or objects in motion, when motion is influenced by unbalanced forces.
Materials and Mechanics of Materials: This topic covers concepts such as stress, strain, strengths of materials, alloy phase diagrams, phase equilibrium liquid- solid diagrams.
Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulic Machines: Introduction to mechanical engineering skills and knowledge would be incomplete without some understanding of fluid statics, hydrodynamics and hydraulic machines. This topic consists of a few case studies and practical problems pertaining to fluids.
Thermodynamics: In this segment, the attendee is introduced to some fundamental, yet practical, thermodynamic concepts, principles, laws, problem solving techniques; with emphasis on comprehension and proper application of the saturated steam and superheated steam tables.
Refrigeration Cycle: Basic refrigeration cycle model is covered, coupled with brief explanation of thermodynamic processes associated with each segment of the refrigeration cycle.
Engineering Economics & Financial Analysis of Engineering Projects: This topic is intended to provide engineer and non-engineer attendees with a brief introduction to basic, yet practical, methods for performing simple, financial evaluations of capital projects.
Your Realtime Program Instructor
BOBBY RAUF , P.E., C.E.M., MBA, most recently served as a senior staff engineer at PPG Industries, Inc. He brings to this program hands-on experience in a broad spectrum of areas within large industrial plant engineering and plant maintenance departments, including electrical, controls, energy and mechanical projects. Mr. Rauf has also served as adjunct professor at Gardner- Webb University since 1989, where he has instructed classes in both the B.A. and M.B.A. programs. His teaching experience also includes conducting professional development courses at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He holds a process controls-related patent.
Course Materials and Advance Preparations
The seminar fee covers registration for all program modules (total of 8 hours of instruction), seminar workbook (downloadable PDF format), course certificate, and teleconferencing services, including domestic phone charges. (International calls will have non- tollfree access.) Payment in full must be received prior to the start date of the seminar.
You will receive instructions, personal support, and a chance to test your teleconferencing connection in advance of the first session.
Enrollment in this realtime online seminar will be limited to 40 participants to ensure that each student has ample opportunity for interaction with instructors and other participants.
FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING FOR ENERGY ENGINEERS S. Bobby Rauf, P.E., C.E.M.