20 credits at level HE5
The aim of this module is to develope within the student an understanding and appreciation of the concepts, level and depth of thought and the processes used when creating solutions to mechanical engineering design problems. In doing so, the fundamentals of engineering analysis and engineering design knowledge and skills gained in Level 1 will be built upon and applied to the solution of practical engineering design problems.
The Engineering Design Process.
Developing and writing a Product Design Specification (PDS) with reference to BS 7000.
Information sources, guidlines, standards and codes of practice.
Component design, inc; analysis of component requirements, structural analysis (loadng, stress analysis, fatigue, stress concentration, sizing), concept design, material selection, manufacturing process selection, production of component models and detail drawings using 3-D modelling and CAD, drawing systems, dimensioning and dimensional tolerancing (continued), geometrical tolerancing, use of standards and codes of practice.
Design of a mechanical system. (Typically a mechanical drive system), inc; accessing and retreaval of standard parts, loading analysis, sizing, material selection and creating assembly models and assembly drawings using 3-D modelling and CAD.
Use of a BOM within the organisation of a design.
Continuation in the use of pdp and monitoring of student personal progress.
The module will be delivered using a variety of learning and teaching strategies and methods inc: formal lectures, class exercises, group work, student self directed learning and independent study, worksheets and assignments.Assessment is by coursework which comprises three pieces(one individual, two group).To be delivered over two semeters with two hours contact per week.An equivalent amount of time should be devoted to the module by student independent study.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Use the Design Process to produce design solutions to mechanical design problems.||Produce design solutions to mechanical design problems using the 'Design Process'.|
|2.||use appropriate analytical techniques to prove a design.||produce design calculations in design reports that prove design solutions.|
|3.||select approriate materials and manufacturing process for a design.||produce report statements outlining and justifying material and process selection.|
|4.||produce component or assembly models and detail drawings using 3-D modelling and CAD.||produce component or assembly designs using 3-D modelling and CAD.|
|5.||be able to present a design solution via a design report or design presentation.||Produce a design report or deliver a design presention.|
|6.||work successfully both individually and as a group member to produce design solutions.||work individually and as a member of a group to produce a design solution and produce a written statements within design reports regarding group effectiveness and individual performance.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Production and presentaion of design solutions to design problems.|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Childs, Peter RN, (2004) Mechanical Design. Elsevier.Juvinal, RC, (2000) Fundamentals of Machine Component Design Wiley.Toogood, R, (2003) Pro/Engineer Wildfire. SDC.Wright. IC, (1998) Design Methods in Engineering & Product Design. McGraw Hill.Kempster, MHA, (1984) Engineering Design III. Hodder & Stoughton.Cross, N, (1991) Engineering Design Methods. Wiley.Benham, PP, Crawford, RJ, Armstrong, CG, (1996) Mechanics of Engineering Materials. Longman.Ashby, MF, (1995) Materials Selection in Mechanical Design. BH.
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