Engineering

ECM2103 - Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design (2010)

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MODULE TITLEIntroduction to Mechanical Engineering Design CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECM2103 MODULE CONVENERDr Arnaud Marmier (Coordinator), Mr David Barnes, Mr Stuart Atkinson, Dr Matthew Baker
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated)
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
To establish the foundation for advanced mechanical design modules and mechanical design orientated projects. This is achieved by encouraging students to bring together multiple aspects of the core course and applying them to exercises in design, drawing, and analysis, the module culminating in the design, manufacture and testing of a device in a competitive environment.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)
Note: List A comprises core outcomes that will be covered fully in lectures and must be achieved by all students to meet the minimum university requirement for progression. List B comprises outcomes that are EITHER more difficult to achieve OR are to be achieved by private study (or both). All outcomes will be assessed, and coverage of List B outcomes is essential for both BEng and MEng students. A: THRESHOLD LEVEL Perform concept design, matrix evaluation, detailed design, manufacture and evaluation in the context of producing a product (a). Produce designs which demonstrate knowledge of the relationships between detailed design and manufacture (a). Use fundamental engineering principles to quantify part geometry (e). Adhere to BS8888 standard: Use line thickness, centre lines, layout of views, component materials and dimensioning in Engineering drawing (d). Produce assembly and part drawings (d). Interpret data sheets to correctly determine component geometry (b,d). Demonstrate awareness of anomalies in drawing, illusions and confusion in the transfer of information, effects of line interaction, curve interaction, and three dimensional distortion (d). Use appropriate tolerances and use shaft and hole standards; correct use of datums. (d) Design with screws and fasteners: bolt strength, simple models, requirement of pre-load (b,c,e). Design bearing and gear assemblies; demonstrate knowledge of different types, their typical uses and performance restrictions (b,c,e). Use conventional workshop hand and machine tools to produce a product (f). Write coherent technical report (h) B: GOOD TO EXCELLENT Use an iterative approach in the design process; clear presentation of concept designs using engineering drawing standards where appropriate; perform matrix selection in a logical, justified manner (a). Show awareness of the cost of material and time resources (a). Derive an appropriate mathematical model for quantitative design of a system, stating and use any necessary assumptions (e). Demonstrate awareness of a design’s limitations (a,e). State and justify factors of safety (e). Use standards to determine correct representation of standard engineering components such as threads, springs, bearings and gears (d). Use appropriate section views and detail all parts in assembly drawings (d). Use correct drawing standards to clearly communication detail (d). Account for manufacturing cost when determining tolerances (a-c). Calculate torque to produce required pre-load, stochastic considerations for bolt strength, shear failure (b,e). Calculate roller bearing life, understand properties of lubricants; use knowledge of involute tooth form and material properties to quantify performance (b,e). Calculate and use natural frequency of a mass-spring system to determine performance of rotating mechanisms (b,e). Manage resources and work effectively in a team (g). Write well structured engineering report in a clear, precise and concise style; show awareness of advance technical issues (references, figures) (h)
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
Engineering drawing fundamentals and/or revision, dimensioning and tolerancing for performance and economic manufacture. Simple engineering metrology, inspection, linear and angular measurement, surface texture. Introduction to materials selection procedures using selection maps. Design of simple machine elements. Testing of materials, tension, compression, and shear. Basic manufacturing processes.
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES
RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Simmons, C Maguire, D, Phelps, N Manual of Engineering Drawing to British and International Standards 3rd Newnes 2003 978-075-065-120-2 [Library]
Set Shigley, Joseph Mechanical engineering design 7th McGraw-Hill Education 2004 978-0071232708 [Library]
Extended Pugh, S. Total Design Addison-Wesley Publishing Co. 1990 978-0201416398 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES ECM1107
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 2 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined