Provide a high-level overview of the design of a product stimulating critical analysis of mechanical devices. Get used to team work. Develop the ability to design, write and present technical reports.
Course contents summary
Interpret a product as a system presenting the features and methods of the various stages of its development. Present advanced topics of machine design.
Stages of product design. Role of team work. Creativity and product innovation. Patents and intellectual property protection. Study of a mechanical device (small reciprocating compressor) and development of accompanying technical report. Design of a hydraulic lifting device starting from market analysis and functional requirements. Pressure vessel design.
Materials and quality control.
Lecture slides, Other documentation.
Lectures and applications.
Guided development of technical reports.
Assessment methods and criteria
Assessement of technical reports developed by a group of students.
Individual presentation of a technical device.