MECH5502 Analysis and Design of Machine Components
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This unit covers the principles of analysis and design of machines' mechanical components and, to some extent, their assemblies using the principles of solid mechanics and engineering standards/codes, introduces students to professional engineering practice (including use of professional references, Australian and international standards and design codes), and provides students with hands-on experience in the mechanical engineering design process.
- Students are able to (1) analyse selected machine components and assemblies for static strength, fatigue failure and failure due to elastic instability; (2) apply the rudimentary design process for selected machine components and assemblies; (3) make design decisions supported by logical reasoning, knowledge and creativity when provided with uncertain, ambiguous, imprecise and/or redundant information; (4) quantitatively describe/explain the non-static failure mechanism of fatigue and be capable of incorporating it where appropriate into analysis or design; (5) describe selected commonly used mechanical components with the assistance of principles of solid mechanics and mathematical models formulated using these principles; (6) locate and evaluate literature and other sources of information relevant to the unit content; (7) work effectively in a team to achieve professional outcomes; (8) communicate effectively through concise written technical reports, using discourse conventions relevant to the discipline (including engineering drawing); (9) use selected design standards/codes; and (10) explain the development and limitations of selected models used in the analysis and design of machine components and the need to adapt them to changed circumstances.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) in-class assessment and laboratory exercises; (2) assignments; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is only available in this unit in the case of a student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Adam Wittek
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
- Advisable prior study:
- ENSC1002 Material Behaviour from Atoms to Bridges, MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1, MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2, ENSC3001 Mechanisms and Machines, ENSC3002 Materials and Manufacturing
ENSC3004 Solid Mechanics (co-requisite: CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation)
- MECH3403 Mechanical Design
- Contact hours
- lectures: 3 hours per week; specialised lectures: 5–6 hours per semester; tutorials: 2 hours per week
Budynas, R. G. and Nisbett, J. K. Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design, not older than 8th edn: in SI Units: McGraw-Hill 2008
Juvinall, R. C and Marshek, K. M. Fundamentals of Machine Component Design, not older than 5th edn: John Wiley & Sons 2012
Beer, F. P. et al. Mechanics of Materials, any edn: McGraw-Hill
Gere, J. M. and Goodno, B. J. Mechanics of Materials, any edn: Cengage Learning
Lecture notes: Wright, D. C. Design and Analysis of Machine Elements, latest edn: UWA School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering
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