20 credits at level HE6
This module is intended to extend the scope of understanding gained from previous Computer Applications and Engineering modules. CAD software is used to refine models, designs, and systems.
a) to further competance in computer aided modelling
b) to apply computer simulation and analysis techniques to assess the suitability of components and systems
c) to apply computer assisted optimisation techniques to a particular component or system.
d) to evaluate components or systems and understand that one type of synthesis or analysis does not imply a total solution.
e) to realise the limitations within the various simulation techniques and recognise the potential differences between simulation and real life scenarios.
This module is largely based on applying previously aquired CAD skills to realistic design problems, employing new skills and knowledge when and where necessary.
Timetabled sessions will concentrate on:
Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
Mesh and Model Optimisation techniques
Environmental and Manufacutring limitations
The sessions may be supported by lab workshops when appropriate or resources permit.
Lectures and discussion will be used where appropriate to investigate key topics using appropriate software packages. Practical student centred session will develop computer modelling skills. A team-teaching approach is recommended to add variety and a range of viewpoints to the student experience.
Guest speakers from relevant industry may (resources permitting) portray current industrial practices in computational analysis and simulation.
Delivery of this module will concentrate on promoting problem solving skills using numerical tools and appropriate software
Use of physical laboratory resources will be used where appropriate.
Blended modes of learning will also be used, within the University's VLE
Since most of the work carried out in this module will be modelling and model refinement using a computer package, learning outcomes will be assessed from evidence submitted via assignment and case study reports, as well as module tutor observation during viva-voce examination/presentation and in class sessions.
Assignments will take the form of open-ended computer-biased projects allowing students to display their ability to synthesise the practical problem and make comparisons with established practices in order to verify the computer generated results.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Appreciate the limitations of computer simulation.||Document and judge the suitability of components or systems considering the factors that may be detremental to performance.|
|2.||Create computer models of a components or systems for simulation and investigation||
Generate a sequence of tasks which solves a given problem.
Execute various sub-routines to create and analyse a given model in order to measure the required parameters, for example a model invloving different boundary conditions,
|3.||Demonstrate proficiency with Computing / Information Technology by using software tools and programmes.||Create computer models and use of computer simulations.|
|4.||Demonstrate knowledge of the limitations of the software used||Produce documentation which states and comments on the student's assumptions used for each simulation produced.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Case study report||Case study report & presentation|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
NB. Due to the speed at which software is developing version numbers of the following titles may be subject to change.
Toogood, R. (2009) Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 Mechanica Tutorial (Structure/Thermal) Schroff Development Corporation
Toogood, R. (2009) Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 Advanced Tutorial, Schroff Development Corporation
Shih, R. (2009) Parametric Modeling with Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 Schroff Development Corporation
Lombard, M. (2010) SolidWorks (2010) Bible, John Wiley & Sons
Kurowski, P. (2010) Engineering Analysis with SolidWorks Simulation Schroff Development Corporation
Gere, J.M & Timoshenko S.P. (1997) Mechanics of Materials, PWS Publishing
Nam-Ho Kim & B H Sankar (2009) Introduction to Finite Element Analysis & Design, Wiley Publishing
|Host Subject Group:||Engineering|
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