Undergraduate Course: Mechanical Design Principles 3 (MECE09018)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
||Availability||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area||Mechanical
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||Engineering design is often regarded as the central creative activity of engineering, requiring the skills of analysis and synthesis to develop solutions to open-ended problems. This module consolidates and builds on students' existing design experiences.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?||Yes
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1)
||WebCT enabled: Yes
|King's Buildings||Lecture||1-11|| 12:10 - 13:00|
|King's Buildings||Lecture||1-11|| 09:00 - 09:50|
|King's Buildings||Lecture||1-11|| 15:00 - 15:50|
||Week 1, Monday, 12:10 - 13:00, Zone: King's Buildings. Lecture Theatre C, JCMB |
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|On completion of the course, the students should be able to:
1. Describe, within the context of commercial product design, the main stages of the design process: from the recognition of 'need' through to production. Including the interaction between company functions such as marketing, production and maintenance etc.
2. Use requirement trees to explore and define the constraints and requirements of a system given a simple design specification.
3. Explain differences in creative 'styles' and some of the thought processes involved in design, including the notion of convergent-divergent thinking, and how these styles can be exploited through the use of creativity tools such as brainstorming and morphological analysis.
4. Select a suitably sized experimental matrix for use in the design of experiments and designate columns for main and combined effects using linear graphs.
5. Carry out simple statistical analysis on the results of full and partial factorial experimental designs and use this data to derive simple predictive models of multi-parameter systems.
6. Demonstrate an awareness of some of the material properties associated with component failure.
7. Calculate the fatigue life of simple component geometries subject to varying loads.
8. Use simple probability theory to predict the reliability of design systems where components may be deployed in series or parallel and the effects of redundant systems.
9. Interrogate designs for likely causes of failure using both top-down fault tree analysis and bottom-up failure modes and effects analysis.
|Course organiser||Dr John Chick
Tel: (0131 6)50 5675
|Course secretary||Ms Kathryn Nicol
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
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