Module Title:   Computer Aided Engineering

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG1300L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Mathematics and Computing (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Mr. David Keeble

Additional Tutor(s):   Dr. Butterfield, Dr. Mahieddine, Mr. Crabtree, Mr. Proctor

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To provide an appreciation of computer aided design, analysis and simulation methods over a range of engineering disciplines (Chemical, Civil, Mechanical and Medical) and to provide experience of the use of industry standard CAE tools through design, modelling, simulation, analysis of structures, processes, systems or components.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts, theories and principles explored in formal lectures, practiced in tutorials and demonstrated in laboratory classes. Practical skills developed in laboratory sessions. Cognitive and personal skills developed in problem solving and design exercises.

Lectures:   4.00          Directed Study:   148.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   0.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   48.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

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

be competent with modern feature-based modelling software for the purposes of designing structures, processes, parts and assemblies and employ these models as the basis for analysis and simulation.

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

model, select and apply appropriate engineering judgment and numerical techniques to solve engineering problems.

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

communicate engineering data and detailing using visual means, and apply IT skills for systematic problem-solving.

  Coursework   50%
  1 Discipline themed coursework
  Classroom test   50%
  2 Classroom based tests

Outline Syllabus:
Understanding medium interpreting engineering drawings, fundamentals of geometric modelling systems and technology, scale models and 3D representation and simulation of processes, systems, parts and assemblies.
Engineering problem solving using MatLAB applied to a range of practical engineering problems.

(Arithmetic, arrays, creating and printing graphs, basic plots, annotating plots, script files, function files. Matrices and vectors: creating vectors, creating matrices, compound matrices, indexing matrices, elementary matrix algebra, matrix operations, array operations and functions. Elements of Programming: Repetition, Selection, Flow Control. Polynomial Data Fitting: MATLAB Polynomials, Loading Data from File, Polynomial Curve Fitting. Iteration and Roots)

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