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MECH8004 - Mechanical Eng. Design

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Title:Mechanical Eng. Design
Long Title:Mechanical Engineering Design
Module Code:MECH8004
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: GER KELLY
Module Author: LORRAINE HOWARD
Module Description: This module is designed to take the student to the stage where they can formulate the machine component problem precisely, and the solution accurately. Traditional design considerations (materials, geometry, cost, safety) are augmented by more recent concerns (ecology, hazard analysis, certification) in the overall design task. Teamwork is strongly emphasised.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Design a range of standard machine components in fatigue.
LO2 Evaluate the hazards attaching to the operation of a given machine and devise abatement measures.
LO3 Recommend a preferred solution from many possible using state of the art design principles through teamwork.
LO4 Apply appropriate design standards to a component/machine/process situation.
LO5 Apply techniques in industrial ecology to reach an optimum environmental design to the full life cycle of a 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).
None
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.

None
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Systematic Design
The systematic approach; problem statement, task clarification, design specification. Generating, evaluating, selecting feasibility concepts. Guidelines, checklists, rules.
Standards and Regulations
DIN, ISO, BS standards. The Machinery Directive. Hazard analysis.
Component Design
Design of a range of mechanical components (shafts, bolts, connections) for static and fatigue; finite/infinite life. Goodman, Marin, Miner.
Design for Environment
LCA. Industrial ecology. Design for recycling; design for the environment; Use of a knowledge base (e.g. CES) to generate carbon footprint and embodied energy data for SLCA questioning strategy. Determine environmentally responsible product rating.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Teamwork assignment: systematically review, analyse hazards and preform a SLCA for a given design. 2,3,4,5 60.0 Week 6
Open-book Examination Component design. 1,4 15.0 Week 9
Open-book Examination Component design. 1,4 25.0 Week 13
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 Classroom topics as per "Indicative Content". 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Directed session on assessments/assignments/projects. 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Research into assessments/assignments/projects. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Classroom topics as per indicative content 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Directed session on assessments/assignments/projects. 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Research into assessments/assignments/projects. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Richard G. Budynas, Keith J Nisbett 2014, Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design (McGraw-Hill Series in Mechanical Engineering), 10th Ed., McGraw-Hill Education Boston [ISBN: 9780073398204]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Robert C. Juvinall, Kurt M. Marshek 2018, Fundamentals of Machine Component Design, 6th Ed., John Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 9781119382904]
  • Robert L Mott 2013, Machine Elements in Mechanical Design, 5th Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0135077931]
  • Walter Klöpffer , Birgit Grahl 2014, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA): A Guide to Best Practice, 1st Ed., John Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 9783527655649]
  • Nigel Cross 2008, Engineering Design Methods: Strategies for Product Design, 4th Ed., All, John Wiley [ISBN: 0-471-87250-4]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EMECH_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 5 Mandatory
CR_EMESY_8 Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Systems 1 Mandatory
CR_EPRDD_8 Certificate in Product Design and Development 1 Mandatory

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