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SHM 207 - Problem Solving

Credits: 5
3 Lecture Hours 4 Lab Hours

In this course, students focus on applied problem-solving techniques within the sheet metal industry. Students learn standard trade methods and their layout application, along with field measuring and offset calculations. Students also study the principles of triangulation, foundational theorems and their practical application to industry-specific scenarios.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will: 

  1. Determine the procedure to calculate the change side of transition fittings. 
  2. Compute the true length lines necessary for laying out radial and tapered fittings. 
  3. Calculate the rate of change in ductwork represented as a sine wave. 
  4. Develop flange patterns, specifying the diameter and number of hole penetrations. 
  5. Construct layouts for elbows and straight ducts to resolve simple offsets. 
  6. Measure rolling offsets using the provided dimensions. 
  7. Solve elevation difference problems by applying non-right triangle formulas. 
  8. Explain offset difference challenges by utilizing non-right triangle formulas. 
  9. Apply triangulation methods to ascertain distances using three points of measurement.
Listed Topics
  1. Application of the Pythagorean theorem 
  2. Trigonometric function utilization 
  3. Implementing the law of sines 
  4. Applying the law of cosines 
  5. Use of Ptolemy’s theorem 
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbooks and materials
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 05/20/2024
Last Reviewed: 05/20/2024

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