On successful completion of the course, the student is expected to:
have knowledge about common construction materials
have knowledge about methods used to set dimensions for complete mechanical systems and the individual components
have knowledge about methods for simulation of machines
have skills within selection and specification of common construction materials
have skills to set dimensions for structural elements and machine elements exposed to fatigue load
have skills to dimension welded joints and bolt connections exposed to fatigue load
have skills to model and simulate machines
have skills to do a complete and systematic design of a mechanical system in a CAD-tool
have the competence to evaluate the interaction between load on and design of a mechanical system
have the competence to communicate a mechanical design with drawings and technical documentation
The course contains lectures and exercises regarding theory (approx. 12 ECTS) that is to be applied in a project work (approx. 8 ECTS). The content is a continuation on the content in previous courses and will include
Material properties, systematic selection of materials, specification of materials.
Fatigue load on machine elements and structural elements (Whöler curve/SN-curve and Goodman diagram)
Modeling and simulation of machines
Systematic design in a CAD-tool
Project work in a group. Technical documentation and communication.
Teaching methods and workload
Lectures, exercises, and project work. The language of instruction is English if foreign students sign up for the course. Estimated work load for the average student is 27 hours per credit.
Satisfactory submission of possible compulsory exercises to deliver the project and attend the exam. The number of compulsory exercises will be announced in Canvas at the beginning of the course.
Assessment methods and criteria
Project work done in group (weight 60%) and oral presentation and defense of the project in group (weight 40%). Graded assessment. Both parts must be passed to pass the course.
The study programme manager, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.