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MECH7018 - Mechanical Eng Design

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Title:Mechanical Eng Design
Long Title:Mechanical Engineering Design
Module Code:MECH7018
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: GER KELLY
Module Author: GER KELLY
Module Description: The three primary goals of this module are to provide both theoretical and applied experience in the design process; to demonstrate the connection between engineering science and design; and to build interest and enthusiasm in Mechanical Engineering Design. A group based Mechanical Design project will form a core element of the module. Individual and teamwork effort; written and oral communications; and presentation skills; are essential aspects to the module.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Design a power transmission shaft subjected to steady and alternating loads.
LO2 Reverse Engineer the design of a Mechanical System to establish Function & Form relationships.
LO3 Systematically develop a solution for a stated Mechanical Design problem incorporating manufacturing & ethical considerations.
LO4 Communicate Mechanical Design solutions in written and oral format.
LO5 Use industry specific software in Mechanical Design.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
10184 MECH6004 CAD & Mechanical Design
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
None
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Systematic Design
Clarifying Objectives; Establish Metrics for Objectives; Establish Functions; Generate and Evaluate Alternatives using Morphological Charts.
Project Based Learning
Project based learning for a stated Mechanical Design problem.
Reverse Engineering
Establish the relationship between Function and Form for a Mechanical System.
Complex Stresses
Design of components subjected to combinations of loads using complex stress methods. (Mohrs circle and Theories of Failure.)
Overview of Fatigue
Stress-Life Method, Endurance Strength and Estimated Actual Endurance Strength.
Shaft Design
Combined Bending and Torsion in Solid Circular Shafts; Design for Torsional and Flexural Rigidity; Basic Sizes; Fatigue Design. Shaft Component Coupling.
Design of Struts and Columns
Slenderness Ratio; Long Column (Euler) Buckling; Short Column(J.B. Johnson) Buckling.
Communicating the Design Outcome
Communicating the Design Outcome in Oral & Written Reports.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Design Report for Shaft Design subject to steady and/or alternating loads. 1,4,5 20.0 Week 6
Written Report Group report on Reversed Engineered Mechanical System to establish Function/Form relationship. 2,4,5 20.0 Week 9
Written Report Group report on the Design Process applied to the Mechanical Design problem. 3,4,5 40.0 Week 12
Presentation Presentation of the Design Process applied to the Mechanical Design problem. 3,4,5 20.0 Week 12
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat the module
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. The student must reattend the module in its entirety in order to be reassessed.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Design Lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Design Laboratory 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Student Research 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Design Lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Design Laboratory 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Student research 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Mott, Robert L. 2013, Machine Elements in Mechanical Design, 5th Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 10: 0135077931]
  • David G. Ullman 2010, The Mechanical Design Process, 4th Ed., McGraw-Hill Higher Education [ISBN: 10: 0071267964]
  • Yousef Haik, Tamer Shahin 2011, Engineering Design Process, 2nd Ed., Cengage Learning [ISBN: 978-0-495-66816-9]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Clive L. Dym and Patrick Little 2014, Engineering Design - A Project-Based Introduction, 4th Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 978-1-118-32458-5]
  • Richard Budynas, Keith Nisbett 2011, Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design Updated, 9th Ed., McGrath Hill [ISBN: 9780071328401]
  • Robert C. Juvinall, Kurt M. Marshek 2012, Machine Component Design, 5th Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 978-1-118-09226-2]
  • Nigel Cross 2008, Engineering Design Methods, 4th Ed., All Chapters [ISBN: 978-0-470-51926-4]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EMECH_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 4 Mandatory

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