Introduces students to basic principles of machine element design through team design projects. Specific components include bolts, rolling bearings, stepped shafts and gears. Industrial practice is addressed by considering the broad context of the choices presented to a design engineer, including considerations of safety and compliance with standards. Mechanical failure in yielding, buckling, fracture and metal fatigue are addressed.
1. Design, manufacture and assembly of basic machine elements
3. Machine frames
4. Welded, adhesive and bolted joints, fasteners
5. Stepped shafts
6. Rolling element bearings
7. Gear mechanics and manufacture
8. Design for strength
9. Design for other mechanical failure modes including fatigue, stress concentration
10. Safety, ergonomics and standards
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Design typical machine components and joints against possible modes of failure, including yield, fracture and fatigue||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Apply formal procedures of engineering design and the methods for choosing between competing alternatives, and develop skills in recording design calculations and reasoning in a workbook||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||Understand issues of safety, risk management and legal responsibility in engineering design||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||Understand how to approach design problem formulation so that solutions can be sought||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||Conduct and document design work as a team||Communication and social skills|
|6||Strengthen skills with CAD software package||Knowledge of a discipline|
Teaching and assessment
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