On successful completion of the course, the student should be able to
know the design and use of the most important machine elements, and have deeper knowledge of the design and application of selected machine parts
model more complex machine structures using the element method-based tools
apply 3D CAD system Solid Works for the model and drawing generation
use the element method-based tools for optimization / verification of machine structures
The course is an introduction course for students who do not hold a bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering.
The course consists of four modules: Statics and Strenght of Materials, Machine Elements, 3D Modeling and Finite Element Modeling.
Statics & Strength of Materials: Theory of statically determinated beams, frames, trusses and composite structures. Moment, shear, torsion and axial loaded. Equilibrium, graphical and analytical methods. Stress analysis for linear elastic material. Knowledge of statically indeterminate structures and deflection.
Machine Elements: Design. Materials. Fracture Hypotheses. Analysis of stress. Calculation of safety. Transmission. Shafts. Critical speed and balancing. Calculation of deflection. Force Transfer, bearing and gear.
3D Modeling: Introducing the use of modern CAD tools and the manufacture of technical drawings. 3D modeling by using the CAD program Solid Works with additional tools. There is a particular emphasis on the application of Solid Works as a design tools including design changes, etc. Standards for technical drawing.
Finite-Element Modeling: Introduction to the element method, matrix statics, linear static analysis of application of the rod element, beam elements, plate / shell element and volume element. Application of software.
Teaching methods and workload
Lectures, laboratory work and exercises. Estimated work load for the average student is 27 hours per credit.
Four compulsory exercises must be approved in order to sit the exam. Information will be given in Canvas at the start of the course.
Course evaluation is carried out as a midterm evaluation in accordance with standard procedure in the quality assurance system, chapter 2.1.1., unless other information is given in the beginning of the semester.