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Mechanical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Mechanical Engineers

Online /
Jun 29 - 30, 2021 /
Course Code: 0605-WEB21

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After participating in the seminar, you will:

  • Gain familiarity with the physical tests and analytical methods associated with the determination of strengths of materials
  • Have better appreciation of the how forces, on beams in static equilibrium, are analyzed, in determinate support scenarios.
  • Be able to calculate forces in members of simple truss systems, using the method of sections and be able to analyze motion of objects in the kinematic and kinetic realms.
  • Have basic familiarity with fundamentals of thermodynamics and refrigeration cycle.
  • Have gained basic understanding of methods for analyzing static and dynamic fluid systems.

Program Description
Learn how to make your technical interface with mechanical engineers, mechanical contractors and mechanics more productive and effective. Learn basic mechanical engineering principles, concepts and analytical methods in an easy to understand format. Learn about mechanics and strengths of materials. Learn to perform straightforward and common calculations associated with beam and truss analysis, objects in static equilibrium, objects in kinetic motion or kinematic motion.

Learn about basics of thermodynamics, static and dynamic fluids.

Course Outline

  • Mechanical Engineering Concepts, Principles and System of units
  • Materials and Mechanics of Materials
  • Determinate Analyses of Beams in Static Equilibrium
  • Truss Analysis
  • Dynamics - Kinematics
  • Dynamics - Kinetics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Refrigeration Cycle
  • Fluid Statics and Dynamics
  • Engineering Economics and Financial Analysis of Engineering Projects

Who Should Attend

  • Non-Mechanical Engineers
  • Facility Managers
  • Maintenance Managers
  • Energy Engineers and Managers
  • Engineering Managers
  • Safety Managers
  • Architects

Optional Reference Material:
Thermodynamics Made Simple for Energy Engineers, By S. Bobby Rauf, Fairmont Press.

More Information

Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees
OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 or newer

IE 11 or later, Edge 12 or later, Firefox 27 or later, Chrome 30 or later

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X with MacOS 10.7 or later

Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+

OS: iOS 8 or newer

OS: Android 4.0 or higher


Day 1:

  • Mechanical Engineering Concepts, Principles and System of units
  • Tools Commonly Employed by Mechanical Engineers & Technicians
  • Materials and Mechanics of Materials - Basics concepts and principles
  • Determinate Analyses of Beams in Static Equilibrium
  • Truss Analysis
  • Dynamics - Kinematics

Day 2:

  • Dynamics - Kinetics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Refrigeration Cycle
  • Fluid Statics
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Engineering Economics & Financial Analysis of Engineering Projects


S. Bobby Rauf, BSEE, P.E., C.E.M, MBA

Professor Bobby Rauf has developed and instructed engineering courses, seminars and workshops for over 14 years, in the US and abroad.

He holds a patent on an electrical control system. Mr. Rauf has authored three books titled: Finance and Accounting for Energy Engineers, Thermodynamics Made Simple for Energy Engineers, and Electrical Engineering for Non-Electrical Engineers. Mr. Rauf served as a Senior Staff Engineer, Energy and Ergonomics Program Manager, at PPG Industries, Inc, for over 30 years. He has served as Adjunct Professor at Gardner-Webb University since 1989 and has taught Professional Development Seminars/workshops at UNCC, McNeese University, Texas A&M University, Lamar University, AEE, Association of Energy Engineers, Balfour Beatty, Saudi Aramco and PDHengineers.

Prof. Rauf is a Licensed (PE) Professional Engineer and a Certified Energy Manager. He was inducted as “Legend in Energy” by AEE, in 2014.


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Fee & Credits

$695 + taxes

  • 0.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 8 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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