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System Design and Integration

Module Aims

  • This module builds upon the fundamentals of control, electrical, mechanical, materials engineering and thermodynamics. T
  • he module provides a systematic approach to the design of electromechanical systems, and explores theoretical models of common machine elements for use in making strategic decisions about their arrangement.
  • The module incorporates use of CAD/CAM and material selection techniques focused on enhancing design feasibility, performance and shortening design process timescales.

By the end of the module the student should be able to:

  • Choose appropriate assemblies and configurations of machine components for purpose.
  • Select appropriate types of machine components for particular conditions of use.
  • Use theoretical models of behaviour to decide the key dimensions and material choices for machine components, analysing uncertainties and evaluating safety factors.
  • Gain a more in-depth knowledge of the simulation and programming tools needed for modern Engineering Design.
  • Use simple computational tools to aid the application of theoretical models to the quantitative design of functional systems.
  • Understand the principles of stress analysis, sizing, materials and process selection and apply these to the design and manufacture of typical engineering products.
  • Use modern CAD/CAM analysis and optimisation tools to develop robust designs of machine elements and assemblies.