MECHANICAL COMPONENT DESIGN

MEC3MCD

Not currently offered

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.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRobert Ross

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

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFundamentals of Machine Component DesignPrescribedJuvinall/Marshek 2011WILEY

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify, formulate and analyse complex mechanical engineering problems using a standard methodology

Activities:
Lectures, Laboratories, Assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Design solutions to mechanical problems which fulfil safety, sustainability and functional needs

Activities:
Lectures, Laboratories, Assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Select and analyse relevant materials to solve an engineering problem considering safety, wear, failure, material properties and cost requirements

Activities:
Lectures, Laboratories, Assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Describe standards, codes and considerations relevant to aspects of machine design.

Activities:
Lectures, Assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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