Computer Aided Design & Analysis
Computer Aided Design & Analysis (Rhos) 2022-23
School Of Computer Science And Electronic Engineering
Module - Semester 1 & 2
Indicative content includes:
- Create solid geometrical parts using a variety of fundamental construction techniques using industry standard solid modelling systems
- Apply the principles of B-spline curve and surface creation and CAD modelling techniques to the generation of surface/solid geometry starting from a point data set and/or suitable mathematical formula
- Use drafting tools to generate 2D drawings from 3D geometrical parts
- Evaluate a CAE solid modelling tool in terms of the range of solid construction techniques offered
- Identify analysis problems which are suitable for finite element or finite difference solution
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of numerical solution methods
- Generate finite element analysis models by using geometry from a solid modeller
- Demonstrate an understanding of how modern CAE Analysis tools are used
- Use free mesh and mapped mesh generation techniques
- Apply design for manufacture/construction/maintenance principles to the development of computer aided engineering models
- Understand the role of simulation and analysis for static and dynamic contexts and how these are used for product operation and manufacturing process simulation
- Create an optimisation model to solve a specified engineering design problem, including the use of FMEA (failure mode effect analysis)
- Evaluate the features of a design optimisation and maturity model and how this aids design capability improvement
- Understand the need for and standards associated with data exchange between systems, to assist the design optimisation process
- Can generate solid model outputs suitable for different applications such as rapid prototyping, CNC machining, pattern and tooling manufacture
- Communicate clearly in terms of written reports, project meetings and presentations to specialist and non-specialist audiences
- Understand how organisations manage complex 3D visualisation and mock up and the application of configuration management and control to represent different product configurations
- Understand the importance of verification and validation for modelling and simulation of products and processes
-threshold -Equivalent to 40%.Uses key areas of theory or knowledge to meet the Learning Outcomes of the module. Is able to formulate an appropriate solution to accurately solve tasks and questions. Can identify individual aspects, but lacks an awareness of links between them and the wider contexts. Outputs can be understood, but lack structure and/or coherence.
-good -Equivalent to the range 60%-69%.Is able to analyse a task or problem to decide which aspects of theory and knowledge to apply. Solutions are of a workable quality, demonstrating understanding of underlying principles. Major themes can be linked appropriately but may not be able to extend this to individual aspects. Outputs are readily understood, with an appropriate structure but may lack sophistication.
-excellent -Equivalent to the range 70%+.Assemble critically evaluated, relevent areas of knowledge and theory to constuct professional-level solutions to tasks and questions presented. Is able to cross-link themes and aspects to draw considered conclusions. Presents outputs in a cohesive, accurate, and efficient manner.
- Produce work compliant with British standards for CAD drawings and generate 2D engineering drawings.
- Use a CAD system to successfully produce a portfolio of 3D components and assembled components linked with their mechanical or electrical properties, failure mode effects analysis, stress and strain points, fluid flow.
- Use a CAD/CAM system to produce prototypes of components and cutter toolpaths for manufacturing these products.
Logbook Or Portfolio
3D Products Portfolio An e-portfolio of a range of 3D products comprising of single components, assembled components, Failure Mode Effects Analysis, Mechanical and Electrical properties and where available, fluid flow.
Logbook Or Portfolio
2D Drawings Portfolio An e-portfolio of 2D drawings of the components and assembled products assessed in the 3D Products portfolio.
Logbook Or Portfolio
Prototype Models An e-portfolio of processed prototypes and of the cutter toolpaths and G&M codes generated from the components assessed in the 3D Products portfolio.