# Form and Construction

Course Code : | 1010FOWPOW |

Study domain: | Product Development |

Academic year: | 2017-2018 |

Semester: | 2nd semester |

Contact hours: | 54 |

Credits: | 6 |

Study load (hours): | 168 |

Contract restrictions: | Exam contract not possible |

Language of instruction: | Dutch |

Exam period: | exam in the 2nd semester |

Lecturer(s) | Werner Coppieters |

### 1. Prerequisites *

At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:

an active knowledge of

specific prerequisites for this course

- competences corresponding the final attainment level of secondary school

an active knowledge of

- Dutch

- English

- general knowledge of the use of a PC and the Internet

specific prerequisites for this course

competences of the course Mathematics

### 2. Learning outcomes *

- Students can map out the shape characteristics of products (physical and semantic)
- Students can identify the physical context of a product
- Students are able to translate a product to materials and production techniques
- Students are able to design structures and constructions
- The students can make mechanical designs
- The students know the basics of vector algebra, matrix algebra, differential and intagral calculus
- The students know the basics of Physics (statics, dynamics, vibrations, waves, currents, calorimetry, electronics)
- The students can apply the basics of physics
- Students are able to substantiate the technical feasibility of the design on structural, kinematic and thermal aspects
- The students can visualize ideas and designs on the basis of physical models

### 3. Course contents *

In the course Form & Construction the basic knowledge of statics and dynamics of translations and the energy- & momentum conservation laws is provided in part 1, physics 1. (Professor Werner Campos)

The knowledge is the starting point for part 2, short-term projects about measuring, static equilibrium and dynamics of translations. (Vincent Nulens, Rob Linders and Werner Coppieters)

Knowledge and understanding of vector algebra plays an important role.

### 4 International dimension*

The course has an international dimension.

### 5. Teaching method and planned learning activities

Class contact teachingLectures Practice sessions Seminars/Tutorials

ProjectIndividually

ProjectIn group

Project

Project

### 6. Assessment method and criteria

ExaminationWritten examination without oral presentation Open book Open-question

Continuous assessmentAssignments

Continuous assessment

### 7. Study material *

#### 7.1 Required reading

Giancoli, Douglas c. physics part 1, Pearson Education.

Note: this book is also used within the course Mechanical Design of the 2nd model trajectory year.

**7.2 Optional reading**

The following study material can be studied voluntarily :### 8. Contact information *

Werner Coppieters: Werner.Coppieters@uantwerpen.be