Admission to the course is done through Student Counseling. Course registration is done at “My pages”. Students who fail / miss to enroll or need to re-register should contact student expedition: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This course supports virtual prototyping. Designers and engineers need a common understanding of the performance aspects of the design before physical prototyping. In this course, students create 3D CAD models that support efficient collaboration between individuals and groups of individuals with different types of competence. The models can be used with different purposes, for example eliminating interferences between parts as the mechanism moves through the real operating range or generating operating loads in order to check the design criteria using Finite Element Analysis.
The main content of the course covers the feature-based parametric modeling technique, which consists of two elements: a feature tree and fully parameterized wireframes employed for protruding solid features. The technique has elevated solid modeling technology to the level of a powerful collaborative design tool.
The course has three assignments to help students practice: create part and assembly models; work in harness, sheet metal, surfacing and rendering environment and make force and motion analyzes of mechanism models and transfer the information to FE analyzes. All assignments will be presented by means of communicative images and / or movies.
The second part of the course consists of an individual project assignment, the participant should make a detailed CAD model of a product that he / she chooses. The modeled product must contain both electronic components and moving mechanisms. Each participant will also assess another student's model in a peer review.