Department of Mechanical Engineering, Unit Catalogue 2009/10
ME30036: Manufacturing processes & analysis
|Supplementary Assessment:||ME30036 Re-assessment (where allowed by programme regulations)|
|Requisites:||Before taking this unit you must take ME20019|
* To introduce the student to methods of analysis in forming processes.
* To introduce the student to the use of numerical and experimental techniques.
* To gain knowledge of simulation and modelling of manufacturing processes.
* To gain understanding on how analytical methods are applied to industrial processes.
* To provide the students with an appreciation and understanding of advanced non traditional material removal and shaping processes.
* To introduce the students to the methods and of beam technology and their application in industry.
After taking this unit the student should be able to:
* Compare and contrast methods of analysis.
* Application of analytical, numerical and simulation methods in the manufacturing of metallic parts.
* Identify appropriate methods of analysis to selected manufacturing processes.
* Select processing parameters that are necessary to the analysis and modelling of -forming processes.
* Compare various modes of deformation in forming operations.
* Select appropriate tool and operational parameters to non-traditional processing operations.
Problem solving; numeracy; IT; working independently.
Syllabus: Introduction to analytical and numerical analysis in manufacturing. Work formulae. Force equilibrium methods. Slip line field theory. Limit analysis Upper and Lower Bound Techniques. Numerical methods. Visio-plasticity. Non-traditional material cutting operations; ECM, EDM, water jet cutting. Beam technology applications (e.g. Laser, Ion, Ultrasonic) and their industrial application to welding and metal removal. The course includes a self-study section that expands student knowledge on selected processing techniques. Topics for self study that could be examined.