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Business, Engineering and Technology
On-campus block of classes
The module covers various design theories and application of these theories in machine design. Safety aspects of various standard machine components are discussed in terms of operational and design specifications. Emphasis is on the failure criteria and safe mechanical design practices. The module also covers the design of individual components and design of various configurations of components working together as an integrated system.
On completion of the module, students will be expected to be able to:
Understand various failure theories
Understand the significance of material properties in design process
Understand the operation of a range of machine components
Apply design concepts to various machine components
Visualize and synthesize designs that are becoming progressively complex
Coursework assessment: 40%
The module introduces students to more advanced concepts of design and progressively takes design theories from elementary to more complex phases. It highlights important aspects of designs that are critical to effective performance of mechanical components in operation and these ranges from requirements to specifications. There will be a combination of lectures, that will include interactive elements, and class tests. Tutorials will be based on individual work and assignment will require group work. All outcomes will be assessed by means assignments, class tests and a final examination.
Basic Concepts in Structural and Machine Design, Strength of Materials under Simple Loading Conditions, Fundamental Principles in Machine Dynamics