Forces, moments and Equilibrium of rigid bodies, Work and energy, Elementary stress-strain analysis.
Transformation of a client requirement into an engineering design statement, Decomposition and evaluation of design requirements, Consideration of the human and ergonomic factors in the design process, CAD based drawings and models via CAD tools, Realisation of CAD models using computer numerical control manufacturing machines
34 contact hours comprising lectures, laboratory classes and example classes
116 hours of private study
Total hours for the module 150
Method of assessment
Exam, 2 hours (60%)
Assignment, 5 A4 pages (15%)
Presentation, 15 minutes (25%)
- Engineering Mechanics: Statics – By: Michael Plesha, Gary Gray and Francesco Costanzo; McGraw-Hill Education; Second Edition, 2012. ISBN-13: 978-0073380292.
- Mechanical Engineering Design: Principles and Concepts – By: Siraj Ahmed; PHI Learning, 2014. ISBN-13: 978-8120349315.
- Autodesk Fusion 360: A Power Guide for Beginners and Intermediate Users Paperback – 2018. ISBN-13 : 978-1720851479
See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
On successfully completing the module students will have knowledge and understanding of:
8.1. The fundamental principles of mechanics and their mathematical description.
8.2. The method of solving problems involving particles and extended bodies.
8.3. The principles of design processes.
8.4. The principles of CAD based drawings/models, and product manufacturing tools
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