MECHANICAL COMPONENT DESIGN

MEC3MCD

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be introduced to the core concepts in the analysis and design of mechanical components of machines. This includes principles of materials engineering, solid mechanics, materials selection, stress, deformation, wear, failure mechanisms and safety. Standard methodologies for conducting machine component design including gears, camshafts and screws will be presented and used to solve mechatronics problems of mechanical power transfer and conversion. Relevant engineering standards and codes will be included to provide the framework for the solutions to the above problems.

Engineers Australia Stage 1 competencies covered in this subject are: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.3 (see intended learning outcomes for details).

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlex Stumpf

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EMS1MS and EMS2EM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects MEC2MCD

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMachine Design, 5th EditionPrescribedRobert L. Norton, 2014Pearson Education
ReadingsStatics & Mechanics of Materials: SI Edition (4e)RecommendedR. C. Hibbeler 2014Pearson Education

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify, formulate and analyse complex mechanical engineering problems using a standard methodology. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving, 2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources, 2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes,

Activities:
Lectures, Laboratories, Assignments

02. Design solutions to mechanical problems which fulfil safety, sustainability and functional needs. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving, 3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.

Activities:
Lectures, Laboratories, Assignments

03. Select and analyse relevant materials to solve an engineering problem considering safety, wear, failure, material properties and cost requirements. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline, 1.2 Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline, 1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline, 2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.

Activities:
Lectures, Laboratories, Assignments

04. Describe standards, codes and considerations relevant to aspects of machine design. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline, 1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.

Activities:
Lectures, Assignments

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlex Stumpf

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 10
One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Face-to-face lecture only in week 1."

Laboratory Class Week: 11 - 22
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Online lectures for the remainder of the subject"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 Hour Central Examination50 01, 02, 03
Laboratories (1500-word equivalent total)Each lab consists of a series of tasks which are signed off by demonstrators in the laboratory30 01, 02, 03, 04
4 written assignments (800-word equivalent total)20 01, 02, 03, 04