Structural Design

Course Code :1048FOWPOW
Study domain:Design
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:80
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Linda Scheelen
Frank Goethijn
David Dos Santos Antonio

3. Course contents *

Structural Design:

This project starts from a selection of previous design files.

An analysis must be made at the start, with the aim of optimizing the operating principle and the usage concept.

Based on this analysis, the student proposes and tests multiple design adjustments via breadboarding and calculations. The design proposal with the most potential is analyzed by simulation software and optimized via an iterative process, after which the final design is brought to a detailed design and translated into technical drawings.

Product ergonomics application:

The student performs an ergonomic analysis.

Mechanical aspects of Products:

Board regarding tolerance management, European guidelines, standards and quality marks, and Design for Assembly. As an application, the student checks his proposal to the Machinery Directive.