PROD311-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Drawing and Solid CAD Modelling

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021

Description

Advanced sketching for conceptual product design and communication. Advanced 3D computer-aided drawing and solid modelling, with finite element analysis for strength and durability. Preparation of models for rapid-prototyping (additive manufacture/3D printing).

Learning Outcomes

1. Students will develop skills in digital sketching for the communication and development of
       conceptual product design.
2. Students will be familiar with industry-standard computer-aided design packages for the
       development and communication of detailed product design drawings.
3. Students will gain an understanding in designing for and manufacturing in a range of digital
       production techniques including additive and subtractive manufacturing.
4. Students will be able to use simulation tools to assess structural viability and optimise their
       designs in response to predicted in-service loading.
5. Students will be able to apply generative design tools to create organic, high-performance
       geometries and create physical models thereof using digital manufacturing techniques.
6. Students become proficient at creating designs, digital outputs, and programming for
       various digital manufacturing techniques.
7. Students will gain awareness of the cost and scale implications of the techniques employed
       and make decisions about their viability in future design projects.

Pre-requisites

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 11:00 Ernest Rutherford 465
22 Feb - 4 Apr
3 May - 6 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 A5 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 Len Lye 201 Computer Lab
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
02 Wednesday 15:00 - 17:00 Len Lye 201 Computer Lab
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
03 Wednesday 13:00 - 15:00 Len Lye 201 Computer Lab
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 15:00 Len Lye 201 Computer Lab
1 Mar - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
02 Wednesday 11:00 - 13:00 Len Lye 201 Computer Lab
1 Mar - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
03 Thursday 09:00 - 11:00 Len Lye 201 Computer Lab 2
1 Mar - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun

Course Coordinator

Nick Emerson

Course Administrator

Alison Lowery

Assessment

Major Project Task:

•   Stage One, 20%; Students will work in small design teams (three) to design and prototype a
    functional multi-part structural design using digitally-controlled subtractive manufacturing and
    manual assembly methods. Due: End of week 5.

•   Stage Two, 30%; Students will work in small design teams (three) to design and digitally
    prototype (using Finite Element Analysis) before physically prototyping a functional single-part
    structural design using digitally-controlled additive manufacturing Due: End of week 8.

•   Stage Three, 20%; Students will work in small design teams (three) using advanced
   simulation methods to digitally-define a design (using Topology Optimisation and/or Generative
   design) before physically prototyping a functional single-part structural design using digitally-
   controlled additive manufacturing Due: End of week 12.

•   Final Exam - during exam period : 30%

For each submission, teams will produce a short, explanatory document explaining their design process and rationale, as well as an individual reflection and competency statement.

Textbooks / Resources

Diegel, O., Nordin, A., and Motte, D. A Practical Guide to Design for Additive Manufacturing. Springer, 2020, available as ebook from the library and widely available online

Kurowski, P. Finite Element Analysis for Design Engineers. SAE International. 2004, available as ebook from the library and widely available online

Akin, J. Finite Element Analysis Concepts via Solidworks. World Scientific. 2009, available as ebook from the library and widely available online

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $986.00

International fee $5,500.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Product Design on the department and colleges page.

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