20 credits at level HE5
The module follows on from the introductory module 'Design & Computer Aided Modelling I'. The module enables the student to develop a deeper use and understanding of computer-aided design and analysis of engineering components and assemblies utilised in mechanical, automotive and marine industries, additionally, electrical and electronic applications are reviewed and computer simulatedm. It will provide students with the opportunity to identify the key factors that need to be considered in the design of products. Also, the module covers aspects of computer-aided analysis of mechanisms.
Design process, product evaluation and reporting
Understand part, assembly and analysis file structure management, creation, editing, organisation, retrieval and change management.
Understanding and application of import, export part files in part, IGES, DXF formats. Review engineering drawings and reporting methods including technical specification of both part and analysis, through the use of the computer-aided facility.
Review the design process and reporting process in terms of consideration of fit for purpose against value engineering and cost: review design solutions by decision tables; perceptual mapping and bubble diagrams.
Review and evaluate the product in terms of window of opportunity and associated developmental costs. Review value and reverse engineering; change management; customer, manufacturing and design requirements.
Review and highlight the need for benchmarking of analysis results, with particular consideration of the differences expected against both experimental and theoretical results.
Modelling of engineering components and assemblies
Creation and modification of 3D part files, using curve; pattern; sweep; blend and fillets.
Analysis of geometrical form and functionality with regard to its design capability in terms of: material; design stress; design criteria; strain; deflection; maximum stresses and cost, after the application of both constraints and loading conditions.
Review the types of constraints, loading conditions and static analysis approaches available within the computer-aided software package.
Review modelling analysis involving application of: beams, shells and solid elements in a single and multi pass structural and thermal analysis. Consider sensitivity and optimisation analysis for a simple change to a part. Review buckling, model and frequency analysis and mechanisms.
Modelling of electrical/electronic components and assemblies
The utilisation of circuit design software such as commercially available PCB board maker and simulation software utilising SPICE and Multisim to develop and simulate circuit functionality.
Creation of electronic circuits containing logic families (e.g. TTL, LS-TTL and CMOS); comparison between families (e.g. logic levels, fan-in, fan-out, noise immunity, power requirements); logic function (e.g. AND, OR, NAND, EXOR, NOT) utilising supplier software and commercial computer-aided software packages such as VHDL and Multisim to carry out simulation of such circuits.
Delivery will be through the setting of three coursework assignments interspersed with formal lectures, tutorials, exercises and demonstrations. There will also be a proportion of 'work-related' learning and assessment.
Formal lectures 30hrs
Class based design and modelling exercises 20hrs
Work related learning 30hrs
Research and background reading 30hrs
Assignments 1 x 15hrs and 2 x 20hrs
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||be able to apply the Design Process to the concept design of a basic product, mechanisms and/or systems.
||produce concept solutions to basic mechanism and/or system design problems using the Design Process.|
|2.||design components with regard to manufacturing, assembly and functional requirements and including the application of dimensional and geometrical tolerances.||
design components with regard to economic manufacturing, assembly and satisfies the functional requirements.
Apply dimensional and geometric tolerances to suitable for manufacture, assembly inspection.
|3.||use computer aided modelling techniques in the solution of design problems.||use computer aided modelling techniques in the solution of design problems.|
|4.||be able to prepare and write a design report that may involve concept, component and/or mechanism design and may include suitable analysis of concepts, parameters and optimisation of design solutions.||
write design reports for optimised design solutions to engineering design problems.
write reports on factors or systems which assist the design and manufacture of a product.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Design and analysis of a work-based omponent/aseembly of an engineering product.||Phase test/Oral examination of CW1||Design and analysis of a component/aseembly of an electrical/electronic engineering product.||Phase test/Oral examination of CW1|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
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