Machine Design

Study program: Mechanical engineering
Type and level of studies: Master studies
Course unit: pdfMachine Design
Course code: OS75220
Teacher in charge: pdfDr. Snežana Ćirić Kostić
Language of instruction: English
Prerequisites:  Machine elements design 1, Machine elements design 2
Semester: I
Course unit objective:  
The development of creative abilities in defining of ideas for new products (machines) with a correlation of needs, technology and environment.
Mastering of procedure of development of machines through combination of engineering design (construction) and industrial/aesthetic design.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student has mastered the procedure of abstract thinking and creative idea generation.
He has mastered the procedure of defining and processing limitations to be met by a new product (mechanical system).
He will able to use methods and tools for the development of mechanical systems.
He has mastered the procedures of defining of individual properties (Design for X - DFX) as well as integrated approaches to product development (mechanical systems).
Course unit contents
Theoretical classes
The concept of product development. Environment and available resources for product development. Incentives for product development, technical and economic. Generating ideas for new products. The process of product development, resources and navigation. Methods for generating ideas and navigation. Management of the process of product development. The connection between design and product development. Integrated approaches in design. Specific approaches in design (Design for X). Engineering of knowledge (collection, storage and use of knowledge). The aesthetic properties of mechanical components and systems, harmonization of aesthetic properties, the development of the aesthetic qualities.
Practical classes
Examples of synchronization of resources, needs and environment (state). Examples of generating ideas for new products. Examples of integrated and specific approach to design. Harmonization of aesthetic, ergonomic and ecological characteristics. Procedures of forms visualization. Laboratory realization of shapes and forms. Examples of consistent and optimal mechanical systems.
Pahl G., Beitz W.: Engineering Design - A Systematic Approach,-Springer-Verlag;
Hubka V., Eder E.: Design Science, -Springer-Verlag;
Ulrich K., Eppinger S: Product design and development, Mc Graw-Hill, 2008.