Learning outcomes of the course unit
To give basic concept and tools for machine design and mechanical project development.
Technical Drawing, Strength of Materials and Structural Analysis, Mechanism Analysis, Production Methods.
Course contents summary
a) Fundamentals: Mechanical design and project of components and assemblies, Mechanical behaviour of engineering materials, continuum mechanics, failure criteria and reliability, structural optimisation;
b) Components design: pressure vessels and rotating disks, fastening and joining, springs, bearings, gears, transmission components, couplings, clutches and brakes.
written exam (in two parts, each composed by a theoretical question plus one exercise).
60% of class lectures, 40% of exercises on practical problems and Case Studies.