Advanced Mechanical System Design

15 points

Not offered 2021, offered in 2017, 2018, 2019

For further information see Mechanical Engineering


This course involves a series of lectures on specialist topics in mechanical engineering design. Specialist topics include: hydraulic power systems; vibration isolation; design optimisation; similitude and scale modelling; risk & reliability. Students will learn to develop their ability in these specialist topics while completing a design assignment and a three day workshop. The assignment and workshop will each involve the application of engineering analysis in one or more of the specialist areas listed above. Students will communicate their designs using: hand sketches; engineering drawings; calculations; and formal technical reports. Students will need to be available to complete the 3-day workshop.