MECHANICAL COMPONENT DESIGN

MEC3MCD

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Mechanical components are all around us facilitating transportation and robotics through to defence and even in DVD players. In this subject you 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

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlex Stumpf

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesEMS2EM AND EMS1MS

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsMEC2MCD

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Machine Design

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRobert L. Norton

Year2014

Edition/Volume5th edition

PublisherPearson Education

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Statics & Mechanics of Materials: SI Edition

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorR. C. Hibbeler

Year2014

Edition/Volume4e

PublisherPearson Education

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify and analyse complex mechanical engineering problems using standard methodologies.
02. Design solutions to mechanical problems that are safe, sustainable and functional.
03. Select and analyse relevant materials to solve engineering problems considering safety, wear, failure, material properties and cost requirements.
04. Explain standards, codes and considerations relevant to aspects of machine design.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlex Stumpf

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h 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

LectureWeek: 10 - 10
One 1.00 h 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.

TutorialWeek: 17 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 17 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
2 Hour Central Examination (2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Laboratory design tasks (1,100- word equivalent total) Each lab consists of a series of tasks involving calculations, simulations and mechanical sketches which are signed off by demonstrators in the laboratoryN/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Two written assignments (650- word equivalent total)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
1 x 45 minute written test (750-word equivalent) Mid-semester testN/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlex Stumpf

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h 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

LectureWeek: 10 - 10
One 1.00 h 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.

TutorialWeek: 17 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 17 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
2 Hour Central Examination (2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Laboratory design tasks (1,100- word equivalent total) Each lab consists of a series of tasks involving calculations, simulations and mechanical sketches which are signed off by demonstrators in the laboratoryN/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Two written assignments (650- word equivalent total)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
1 x 45 minute written test (750-word equivalent) Mid-semester testN/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3