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ME3525 - Mechanical Design

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Engineering (pre 2015)

Design in accordance with standards. Legal and ethical machine safety requirements. Optimisation and modelling. Detailed investigation of selected design problems in a number of areas of mechanical engineering. Topics will be drawn from the following areas: acoustics, dynamics, machine element design, solid mechanics and the design of thermal and fluid machinery. Emphasis will be placed on the use of appropriate modelling technology.

Learning Outcomes

  • to enhance communication skills written and oral;
  • to introduce students to sugar milling theories, design of experiments and data analysis;
  • to introduce students to the use of standards in design;
  • to promote student awareness of legal and ethical machine safety requirements;
  • to reinforce material from a number of areas of mechanical engineering and to develop design skills specific to these areas.
Prerequisites: ME2525

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Dr Dave Holmes
Lecturer: Dr Rory Gover.
Workload expectations:
  • 65 hours - Lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, practicals, site visits and/or seminars. Refer to Subject Outline for details.
Assessment: quizzes or tests (20% - 40%); design reports (60% - 80%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.