Department of Mechanical Engineering, Unit Catalogue 2008/09
ME30293 Digital design
| Credits: 6 |
| Semester: 1|
|Assessment: CW 50%, EX 50%|
|Before taking this unit you must take ME20021 and take ME20025 and take ME20026|
Aims: To provide an understanding of: the use of CAD in the overall design process; the use of modelling within engineering design and analysis; the different types of modeller and their applications; data exchange and tools for capturing and managing engineering knowledge. To give experience in the use of CAD techniques.
On successful completion of this unit the student will have:
* Demonstrated a knowledge and understanding of the different types of CAD modelling and data exchange approaches, what they offer and their application to the overall design process; in particular to the design of machines and engineering systems.
* Demonstrated a knowledge of the CAD requirements of typical companies.
* Demonstrated an understanding of how CAD techniques can be applied to different application areas.
Problem solving; numeracy; IT; working independently; written communication.
Computer aids for design, their relation to design needs, application to mechanism/machine design. Basic two and three dimensional drafting entities, manipulation, storage within system, transformations. Ideas of solid modelling, feature-based modelling, and constraint modelling. Graphics interface languages, parametrics.
Data representation and exchange: data and information in engineering; data types; mark-up languages; CAD data exchange; use of (for example) IGES and STEP. Collaboration and computer-supported co-operative work (CSCW). Product data management (PDM) and product life-cycle management (PLM). Use of modelling tools within engineering design and analysis, types of packages available (this may for example include self study and student presentation material that may be examined).