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MEC2406

Faculty of Engineering

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Monash Passport categoryResearch Challenge (Investigate Program)
OfferedSunway First semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Edwin Sim Yih Shyang (Sunway)

Synopsis

In this integrative level 2 unit students are introduced to the design of machine elements covering bearings, shafts, welds, fasteners, gears etc. This leads to an examination of techniques for improving engineering designs based on economic and functional considerations. Geometric and economic tolerancing is further explored. The use of solid modelling software to simulate kinematic behaviour of mechanical devices and produce engineering drawings is introduced. The integration of design skills and related engineering studies is covered through a group exercise to design a mechanical/mechatronic device.

Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • design moderately complex mechanical devices with mechanical elements such as bearings, shafts, etc.
  • evaluate mechanical designs by using conventional mathematical techniques including load analysis and stress analysis
  • geometrically and kinematically construct virtual devices in solid modelling software
  • learn to communicate effectively in written, oral and graphical forms through the group project

Assessment

Practical work/Assignments: 70%
Examination (2 hours): 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

3 hours lectures, 2 hours laboratory/practical classes and 7 hours of private study per week

Prerequisites