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MECH6021 - 3-D Mech Analysis & Design

Title:3-D Mech Analysis & Design
Long Title:3D Mechanical Analysis& Design
Module Code:MECH6021
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 6 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: GER KELLY
Module Author: GER KELLY
Module Description: This module advances the students understanding of 3-D parametric design through functional design of digital prototypes. This module also introduces power transmission systems design and selection of engineering components from tables and nomographs using standard industrial practices.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Use 3-D modelling package for frame analysis and sheet metal applications
LO2 Apply functional design to generate digital prototypes incorporating best engineering practices and identifying ethical/environmental impact considerations.
LO3 Demonstrate the benefits of simulation for design optimisation and visualisation
LO4 Design and specify a belt and chain drive system
LO5 Select threaded fasteners and assembly methods
Pre-requisite learning
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
3-D Advanced Modelling
The use of 3D Modelling techniques for Sheet Metal Design, Shaft Selection, Bearing Selection, Spring Selection, Beam and Frame Analysis, Collision Detection, Weldments, Dynamic Simulation, Material and Environmental Considerations.
Power transmission: power transmission systems particularly belt and chain drive;hub to shaft attachment methods and specification. Engineering component selection: threaded fastener design, specification and use.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation 3D Model and Design Analysis 1,3 20.0 Week 6
Project Written Report on Belt and/or Fastener Selection 4,5 20.0 Week 12
Project 3D model, analysis & design 2,3,5 60.0 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
Lab 3D Modelling 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Lecture Design 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self directed learning 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Wasim Younis, 2013, Up and Running with Autodesk Inventor Professional 2014: Part 1 - Stress and Frame Analysis, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform [ISBN: 1489524614]
  • Wasim Younis 2013, Up and Running with Autodesk Inventor Professional 2014: Part 2 - Dynamic Simulation, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform [ISBN: 1489508619]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Curtis Waguespack, 2013, Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2014 and Autodesk Inventor LT 2014: Autodesk Official Press, 1st Ed., Sybex [ISBN: 1118544862]
  • Daniel T. Banach, Travis Jones,, Autodesk Inventor 2011 Essentials Plus [ISBN: 9781111135270]
  • Thom Tremblay,, Autodesk Inventor 2012 and Inventor LT 2012 Essentials [ISBN: 978-1-1180-1680-0]
  • [edited by] Neil Sclater, Nicholas P. Chironis 2007, Mechanisms and mechanical devices sourcebook [ISBN: 978-0-07-146761-2]
  • Robert L Mott, 2004, Machine Elements in Mechanical Design SI Version, 4th Ed. [ISBN: 0131976443]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Website: http://students.autodesk.com/

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EBIME_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering 3 Mandatory
CR_EMANF_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_EMECH_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_EBIME_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Biomedical Engineering 3 Mandatory
CR_EMECH_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_EMECN_7 Parttime - Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 4 Group Elective 1

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