The course is divided in two parts: in the first one the concepts and the problems that characterize engineering design methods, techniques and strategies are critically developed.
In the second part these aspects are used to solve engineering design practical problems in some important industrial sector, such as pressure vessels. During the practice time time the theoretical topics are applied to specific cases.
An engineering Design Lab is also scheduled, where teams formed by up to 3 students will develop a complete case, from the concept to the engineering design of details.
Seminars by well known engineers are also scheduled during the course.
Introduction to Engineering Design
Engineering Design Theory: mechanical system, life cycle, feasibility analysis. The role of codes and standards in Engineering Design: Design by Rules and Design by Analysis.
Design methodologies: DfX, Design for Asssembly and Manufacturing (DfMA) with particular referrence to plastic systems, Design for Environment, Design for Disassembly.
Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and its industrial implementation.
Fatigue Design, complements: Fatigue Design methodologies, Fatigue assessment under variable amplitude loads.
Design by Rules and Design by Analysis: the cases of Pressure Vessel Design and Fatigue Design of Weldings
Design for Reliability, basic concepts. Risk Analysis: Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Failure mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMEA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
Design optimization: Topological optimization, Multiojective optimization.
Introduction to Robust Design: Design of Experiments (Taguchi approach)
During practice time students will be asked to solve problems and exercises about the subjects of the course.
Students will be asked to form groups to develop the design of a mechanical system (in co-operation with the course METHODS AND TOOLS FOR SYSTEMATIC INNOVATION I.C., Prof. Gaetano Cascini).