Production Technology and Organization

Project design theory and CAD

Construction practical, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

• Creation of machine and plant components using CAD
• Software-aided computation of machine parts
• Creation of design assemblies using part libraries
• Autonomous processesing of predifined design projects

Learning outcomes

After completing this module, students are able to:

• Apply general design principles in mechanical engineering
• Perform basic methods of static and fatigue strength computations for machine and plant equipment parts
• Understand and apply tribological principles within practical tasks
• Evaluate mechanical engineering joining techniques and assess their usability
• Create standard strength analysis computations for axles and shafts
• Carry out life-time-cycle calculations for rolling element bearings and design rolling element bearing units
• Design and dimension journal bearings
• Apply engineering methods when creating mechanical design systems
• Autonomously process predefined design projects
• Develop engineering design solutions using CAD

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Lecture notes; handouts; H. Braun, u.a.: Fachkunde Metall; Klein: Einführung in die DIN-Normen; Roloff/Matek: Maschinenelemente; K.-H. Decker, K. Kabus: Maschinenelemente: Funktion, Gestaltung und Berechnung; Schlecht: Maschinenelemente 1&2; G. Niemann, H. Winter, B.-R. Höhn: Maschinenelemente; W. Steinhilper: Konstruktionselemente des Maschinenbaus; H. Haberhauer: Maschinenelemente: Gestaltung, Berechnung, Anwendung;

Mode of delivery

Engineering design tutorial

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Statics, Strength of Materials, Engineering Drawing, CAD

Assessment methods and criteria

Laboratory exercises and project work