Module Title:   Advanced Solid Modelling

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   EM-0284L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Film & Media

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Media, Design and Technology

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr Fin Caton-Rose

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   EM-0161L

Corequisite(s):   None

This module aims to develop students in the ability to apply industry standard computer modelling software tools for solid and surface modelling, including reconstruction of geometry from reverse engineered data.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Advanced 2D and 3D computer modelling techniques are introduced though a series of tutorial and seminars, including the creation of data from physical models / products, and application of computer models to develop and optimise designs. Students are encouraged to contribute to the learning process by presenting early stage research results and best practice during a series of formative assessment tasks. Knowledge and practical skills are assessed in a number of coursework tasks, some performed as group work.

Lectures:   0.00          Directed Study:   128.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   72.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

KU04. Select and apply fundamental science and technological principles within the design process
* Apply point and distributed loads to parts and assemblies of a virtual prototype
* Select appropriate material properties and environmental conditions to computer analyses
KU05. Select and utilise principles of material and process selection within the manufacture (or description of manufacture) of a product
KU06. Assess visual elements and aesthetics and how they affect aspects of design

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

DS01. Analyse and apply the principles of the design process and methods to generate and develop user centred and innovative product solutions
DS02. Utilise sketching and other graphical techniques to develop and communicate design
DS04. Use industry standard computer modelling software to develop and optimise design solutions
* Use finite element methods and computational fluid dynamics to formulate solutions to design tasks
DS05. Select and apply appropriate manufacturing processes and technologies to realise your designs
DS06. Develop a portfolio of work to convey your design solutions

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

PT01. Demonstrate effective independent learning
PT02. Use problem solving strategies to develop innovative design solutions
PT03. Use group activities to meet shared objectives
PT05. Present ideas and solutions in a variety of different ways and to different audiences
* Create a digital portfolio of a group task, including animations of in service loading
PT06. Apply research skills and data manipulation within problem based learning tasks

  Coursework   100%
  4 design projects (Autodesk Alias or 3DS Solidworks) submitted individually and as a group.
  Coursework   100%
  Supplementary Assessment - A computer model of a design solution to a given task

Outline Syllabus:
Fundamental skills in solid and surface modelling methods are developed to an advanced level and include the following techniques:
* 2D detailed technical drawing of parts and assemblies (to a relevant standard)
* 3D parts and assemblies
* G1, G2 and G3 curvature as applied to curves and surfaces for NURBS modelling
* Reverse engineering processes, including but limited to 3D photogrammetry
* Translation of data between various industrial standard CAD, NURB, FE and CFD modelling software
* Preparation of completed part and assemblies for manufacture using appropriate fabrication techniques, including additive manufacture and CNC machining.
Reading List
Chua, Chee Kai (2003) Rapid Prototyping: principles and applications. 2nd ed. World Scientific
Computer Graphics Forum. Surface reconstruction from unstructured 3D data. Algorri, M-E. & Schmitt, F. 1991. Volume 15 Part/issue: 1 Page ref 47-60
Yarwood, A (2009) Introduction to AutoCAD 2010: 2D and 3D design. Newnes.
Silva, Walter (2003) Doctor Watt`s Solid Edge surfaces. Conceptual Product Development.

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