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Undergraduate Course: Mechanical Engineering Design 2B (MECE08010)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course will introduce MATLABŪ, a software package for numerical computing and programming, and will describe the design and analysis of a range of simple machine elements. The aim of the course is to develop design skills and be able to use a software package such MATLABŪ for the design and optimisation of engineering problems. Design methods, relevant codes and standards will be discussed, and these will be applied in progressively more challenging tutorial problems as well as in two design projects.
Course description Wk 1: Introduction to the course
Wks 1-5: Self-study module: An interactive introduction to MATLAB
Wk 6: Revision of design of trusses & briefing on Assignment 1
Wk 6: Overview of design considerations in Mechanical Engineering
Wk 7: Bolted and riveted joints loaded in shear
Wk 7: Stress analysis: Mohr's circle
Wk 8: Design of shafts
Wk 8: Design of axial and radial clutches
Wk 9: Design of disk and drum brakes
Wk 9: Heating of brakes & briefing on Assignment 2
Wk 10: Design of flywheels
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Mechanical Engineering 1 (MECE08007) OR Civil Engineering 1 (CIVE08001) OR Chemical Engineering 1 (CHEE08001) OR ( Physics 1A: Foundations (PHYS08016) AND Physics 1B: The Stuff of the Universe (PHYS08017)) OR ( Chemistry 1A (CHEM08016) AND Chemistry 1B (CHEM08017))
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 10, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 20, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 57 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Assignment 100%
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Be competent in using the most common features of MATLABŪ and understand how to use it to solve engineering problems.
  2. Design a pin jointed structure for strength and choose a material for a specific design including an appropriate Factors of Safety.
  3. Design a shaft under axial, bending and torsional loading using ASME standards in shaft design data.
  4. Design radial and axial clutches and drum and disc brakes.
  5. Design flywheels for inertia considerations.
Reading List
Budynas and Nisbett. (2010). Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design. McGraw-Hill.
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Course organiserDr Anthony Callanan
Tel: (0131 6)51 7071
Course secretaryMiss Lucy Davie
Tel: (0131 6)51 7073
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