Product and Materialisation

Course Code :1006FOWPOW
Study domain:Product Development
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:76
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Jan Corremans
Karine Van Doorsselaer
Vincent Nulens
Elke Mestdagh
Fé Van Dam

3. Course contents *

The chemical structure of the various construction materials is discussed in relation to their typical behavior (eg plastic behavior in metals and the viscoelastic behavior of plastics). The various material properties (mechanical, thermal, electrical, optical and physical) are discussed in relation to material selection for product design.
Introduction to the possibilities and limitations of some simple production and processing techniques
Designing simple products. Throughout the design, the student learns to think in terms of the possibilities and limitations of a specific material in combination with a pre-defined production technique. Aspects such as creativity, design, desired finish, durability, manufacturability and reliability are discussed.