During this unit students will work individually and collaboratively to develop broad skills in designing a range of machine elements using both mathematical and computer based methods. The unit will focus on the design of mechanical components as well as optimisation techniques which will include graphical optimisation, linear programming and will also introduce students to computer based techniques. Throughout the unit computer aided drawing (CAD) software will also be used to design and generate solid models of mechanical elements. The computation methods presented in the unit follow on from those introduced in the unit Introduction to Engineering Design and are included to provide students with skills in using design software which is often used in engineering practice.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):