ENG08033 2019 Design, Analysis and Simulation 402

General Details

Full Title
Design, Analysis and Simulation 402
Transcript Title
Design, Analysis and Simulatio
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Subject Area
ENG - Engineering
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Conall Doran
Programme Membership
SG_EMECL_K08 201900 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering (Add-on) SG_EPREC_K08 201900 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Precision Engineering & Design (Add-on)

This module builds on the Engineering Design, Analysis & Simulation 401 module for more advanced investigation of design analysis and optimisation, component and material selection and the application of CAE techniques to the engineering design process within a project based learning context.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Apply knowledge and understanding of systematic design techniques.


Recognise the application of engineering science to engineering design.


Analyse machine structures.


Operate engineering software (including spreadsheets, CAD and FEA software) to aid the process of detailed engineering design and optimisation.


Produce a professional report on the detailed design process including the structured presentation of computer-generated graphical output.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The module will be taught using problem based-learning and demonstrations.
This module will be delivered using blended learning techniques.  It will include problem based-learning and assignments.

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous assessment (100%).

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessment will require the student to resubmit a design report.

Indicative Syllabus


Design project involving detailed design and optimisation of a machine – with application of spreadsheets for 2D force and stress analysis; component and materials selection; and 3D modelling and analysis.

Production of a detailed design report.

Analysis and Simulation

Simulate aspects of the machine design, e.g., using Finite Element Analysis / Computational Fluid Dynamics.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment Project 100 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Problem Based Learning Flat Classroom Assorted assignments 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Practical/Laboratory Not Specified Software Practical 3.75 Twice Per Semester 0.50
Directed Learning Not Specified Problem-based Assignments 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 5.5 Weekly 5.50
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.50 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2013-09-24 Mechanical Design Engineering Handbook Butterworth Heinemann
ISBN 0080977596 ISBN-13 9780080977591
Recommended Reading
2010-01-29 Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
ISBN 0073529281 ISBN-13 9780073529288
Recommended Reading
1991-01 Total Design Addison-Wesley
ISBN UOM:49015001087122

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources


Journal Resources


URL Resources


Other Resources

The classroom used for teaching the module will need to have PCs with spreadsheet software (e.g., Excel), FEA Software (e.g.ANSYS) & 3D CAD Software (e.g.SolidWorks).

Additional Information