This unit of competency describes the knowledge and skills required to design rotating machines, using catalogued and standard machine component parts and assemblies.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - consulting and communicating with other team members; - identifying and following relevant OHS/WHS procedures; - performing measurements and calculations; - preparing machine design solutions in response to project brief, and; - preparing design documentation detailing component specifications.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - basic principles of strength analysis; - tensile, shear/torsional and bending strength; - drive shaft materials for given conditions; - fatigue, shock, stress raisers and endurance and stress; - spline and pin sizes and formulae; - fatigue failure theory; - factor of safety; - fits and tolerances; - Australian Standards; - material specifications; - drawing requirements; - shaft types; - calculations and formulae; - design documentation, and; - design skills including: manual and/or CAD drawing and drafting; AS 1100 parts 1 -10; design aids; interpreting reference manuals and other documentation; mechanical formulae, calculations and measurement within the scope of this unit and engineering materials.

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