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The use of computing (MATLAB) as an aid to practical design and as computational analysis tool will be developed. The course covers engineering design process. Exercises will be undertaken to gain an appreciation of the development of existing designs. Material selection is included from a viewpoint of quality, impact on environment and sustainability. Practical aspects of the manufacturing process is covered through lectures and hands-on experience of workshop practice. Advanced use of SolidWorks and milling simulation software will be covered culminating in the production. Issues such as design protection, copyright and patents will be explained as part of this process.
|Second Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
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1. Computing: Knowledge of MATLAB as an engineering analysis tool is developed through lectures and practical sessions on: basic arithmetic, functions and data structures; graph plotting and interpretation; vectors and matrices; complex numbers; polynomials and the integration of functions. Applications are developed for simple mechanical design exercise using engineering problems using batch files and basic programming constructs including loops and conditional statements. Each group prepares a report of the outcome of this work.
2. Design and Solid Modelling: this covers principles of product specification and engineering design process and procedures. Product specifications within the confines of customer requirements, fit-for-purpose, quality and cost effective production; Further development of solid modelling and engineering drawing skills through hands-on experience of using SolidWorks for configurations and simple structural analysis, linear and geometrical tolerances, fasteners etc. Extended design exercise involving the use of SolidWorks to produce precise and accurate drawings from written specification taking account of the limitations of the manufacturing process.
3. Professional Design Lectures (PDL) and Ethics and Environment Lectures: Engineering project design, covered in PDL by visiting speakers from industries; Ethics and environmental issues in engineering/working environments will be studied in depths; Development of an existing design using reverse engineering within the requirements of Copyright, patents and design protection laws.
4. Workshop Practice: Hands-on exercises on the manufacture of simple parts using variety of machine tools and joining processes.
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1st Attempt: Continues assessment (100%) Resit: Students who 'No Paper' any element of assessment will not be given resubmission opportunity and will be required to re-register for this course or its equivalent at the next available opportunity. All other students should be referred to the course coordinator for resubmission.
The Students will be formatively assessed in each practical class. The students will have opportunities to show and discuss their work with the markers in their class session. They will also see their marks at the end of the practical sessions.