Module Title:   Advanced Geometric Design and Tolerancing

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG4302M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   J

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   Prof. F. Campean

Additional Tutor(s):   Dr. C.S. Wright

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

This module aims to provide advanced knowledge and skills underpinning the analysis and practice of geometric design and tolerancing within a robust engineering design framework for complex design problems associated with automotive and aerospace industries.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
This module will be delivered in a short course style, through a combination of formal presentations from academic and industry experts, and hands-on case-studies. The learning materials (both lecture notes and case study) use a coherent problem based approach, introducing concepts and tools aligned with a range of practical engineering design scenarios. The hands-on case-studies aim to reinforce the concepts, principles and theories explored in the presentations, and develop the necessary skills for the application of the relevant GD&T tools.
Assessment is via an individual report covering the application of advanced GD&T methodology to a specific design problem in the workplace. Engineers will benefit from coaching and facilitation in the workplace from a subject / technical expert and at least one gateway review / clinic will be organised to support students with their coursework and provide feedback on their progress. Expected length of the report is up to 2,500 words, including self-reflection of learning gain.

Lectures:   21.00          Directed Study:   72.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   7.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   100.00

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

1.1 Demonstrate a critical understanding of advanced GD&T principles and methodologies, including the statistically based methodologies for tolerance design and verification.
1.2 Achieve a critical awareness of how GD&T principles and methodologies apply to a broad range of engineering design problems.
1.3 Achieve a critical understanding of the functional and robust design context under which GD&T should be deployed to achieve right first time designs.

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

2.1 Demonstrate mastery of the skills required to deploy GD&T methodology a range of design problems.
2.2 Plan and conduct tolerance verification and validation for complex systems.
2.3 Achieve confidence in conducting GD&T analysis using software.

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

3.1 Demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills.
3.2 Better Manage, present and interpret data using improved IT skills.

  Coursework   100%
  2500 wd indiv. technical report covering application of GD&T methodology to a specific complex design problem (50% pass)

Supplementary Assessment:
As Original

Outline Syllabus:
` Basic GD&T principles refresher
` Principle Part Dimensional Requirements
` Functional decomposition
` Principles and tools for statistical tolerancing
` Deriving good GD&T from component function (Esp. Assembly, Fit and finish and legal and safety)
` Validating GD&T with tolerance stack up tools
` GD&T for flexible components
` GD&T for multi-stage manufacture
` Functional tolerancing using software (e.g. Catia)
` Validating components with Gauging
` Exercise and assessment to develop GD&T using the methods on a typical component.

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