MECHANICAL COMPONENT DESIGN

MEC3MCD

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Mechanical components are all around us facilitating transportation and robotics through to defense 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

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 and analyse complex mechanical engineering problems using standard methodologies.

Activities:
Lectures introduce and model analysis concepts. Laboratories and assignments allow students to practice these skills.

02. Design solutions to mechanical problems that are safe, sustainable and functional.

Activities:
Lectures introduce and model design concepts. Laboratories and assignments allow students to practice these skills.

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

Activities:
Lectures introduce and model materials properties and concepts. Laboratories and assignments allow students to practice these skills.

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

Activities:
Lectures introduce and apply standards. Laboratories and assignments allow students to practice these skills.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, 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 Examination (2,000-words equivalent)40 01, 02, 03
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 laboratory25 01, 02, 03, 04
Two written assignments (650- word equivalent total)20 01, 02, 03, 04
1 x 45 minute written test (750-word equivalent) Mid-semester test15 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2020, 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 Examination (2,000-words equivalent)40 01, 02, 03
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 laboratory25 01, 02, 03, 04
Two written assignments (650- word equivalent total)20 01, 02, 03, 04
1 x 45 minute written test (750-word equivalent) Mid-semester test15 01, 02, 03