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MECH7010 - CAE & Mechanical Design

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Title:CAE & Mechanical Design
Long Title:CAE & Mechanical Design
Module Code:MECH7010
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: GER KELLY
Module Author: LORRAINE HOWARD
Module Description: This module advances the students' design knowledge coupled with the electronic expertise to manipulate & analyse 3D models with various CAE systems in use in modern industry.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Manipulate electronic CAD data for use with Computer Aided Engineering software and systems in design.
LO2 Analyse digital prototypes using industry standard software.
LO3 Complete a team design project by applying systematic design principles.
LO4 Design for fatigue a range of mechanical components.
LO5 Integrate major international standards (DIN, ISO, BS, Machinery Directive) and hazard analysis techniques into the mechanical design, operation and safety of components and machines.
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).
No recommendations listed
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.
No incompatible modules listed
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
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Digital prototyping
The manipulation & analysis ( e.g:linear FE, family of parts and moulding )of 3D models within the parametric modelling software. Introduction to Product data exchange: DXF, IGES,STEP, STL.
CAM
Introduction to CAM software.The use of specific CAM software for the generation of code to download to CNC machines for 2D parts & 3Dmodels.
Rapid prototyping, CIM & reverse Engineering
Examination of the various Rapid Prototyping technologies, CIM & reverse Engineering. Use of RP software.
Systematic Design
The systematic approach; problem statement, task clarification, design specification. Generating,evaluating, selecting feasibility concepts. Guidelines, checklists, rules.
Standards and Regulations
The Machinery Directive. CE certification. Hazard analysis techniques.
Component Design
Design of a range of mechanical components (shafts, bolts, connections) for fatigue; manufacture; finite/infinite life. Goodman method for fluctuating loads, Marin.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Open-book Examination A range of component designs. 4 15.0 Week 5
Practical/Skills Evaluation Digital prototyping 1,2 20.0 Week 6
Project Team project in design & hazard analysis. 3,5 30.0 Week 9
Open-book Examination Component design. 4 15.0 Week 12
Practical/Skills Evaluation RP & CAE 1,2 20.0 Sem End
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 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab CAE 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) self directed study 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 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab CAE 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) self directed study 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
  • Nigel Cross 2008, Engineering design methods, 4th Ed., All, Wiley UK [ISBN: 0-471-87250-4]
  • Robert L. Mott 2014, Machine Elements in Mechanical Design, 5th Ed., pearson [ISBN: ISBN-13: 9780135077931]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Robert C. Juvinall, Kurt M. Marshek, 2011, Fundamentals of Machine Component Design, 5th Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 978-1118012895]
  • Curtis Waguespack, 2011, Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2012 and Autodesk Inventor LT 2012, Wiley [ISBN: 978-1-1180-1682-4]
  • Thom Tremblay, 2011, Autodesk Inventor 2012 and Inventor LT 2012 Essentials, Wiley [ISBN: 978-1-1180-1680-0]
  • Wasim Younis, 2011, Up and Running with Autodesk Inventor Professional 2012, Createspace [ISBN: 1461066115]
  • Wasim Younis, 2010, Up and Running with Autodesk Inventor Simulation 2011, Second Edition, BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN [ISBN: 978-0-12-382102-7]
  • Ian Gibson, David W. Rosen, Brent Stucker, 2009, Additive Manufacturing Technologies, Springer Science [ISBN: 978-1-4419-1119-3]
  • Mikell P.Groover 2011, Principles of Modern Manufacturing 4th Edition, 4th Ed., wiley [ISBN: 978-0-470-50592-2]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • CD-ROM: Machinery Directive
  • Website: British StandardsBritish Standards Directive
  • website: tutorials on Autodesk Student Community
  • website: tutorials on http://www.alphacam.com/
  • multimedia: Rapid Prototyping & Reverse Eng (SME)
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EBIME_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering 5 Mandatory
CR_EMECH_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 5 Mandatory

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