Course: The Principles of Product Design

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Course title The Principles of Product Design
Course code KST/PNV-1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Ševčík Ladislav, prof. Ing. CSc.
  • Martonka Rudolf, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
1. PLM system, definitions, progress of product from point of view of recourses, methods and external relations. The Principles of Design of Product, new elements for design of machine, and standardized parts. 2. Tolerances, quality of surface, tolerance analyze and relation between them. 3. Structure of product, module design for complicated assembly, mechanisms in Pro/Engineer, optimization of product, integration of parts, new elements in design. 4. Optimization of product by FEM, evaluation of results. 5. Evaluation of products, methods, statistic, technology of different firms( Hitachi, Lucas, Ford, Whirpool?). 6. DFA - methods of Design For Assembly, new connection elements. 7. DFM - methods of Design For Manufacturing, blanks, machining, casting, molding, sheet metal? 8. DFD - methods of Design for Disassembly 9. DFE - methods of Design for Environment 10. DFTI - methods of Design For Testability / Inspect ability. 11. DFTR - Design For Trouble Free And Reliability, 12. DFMS - Design For Maintainability / Serviceability. 13. DFTP - Design for Transportation and Packaging, DFU - Design For Upgrade. 14. DDI - Design For Install ability, DFS - Design For Safeness And Guarantee. 1. Introduction into subject, work with Pro/Eengineer a Pro/Mechanica. Assignment of individual innovation of design of product. 2. Individual design, calculation, first idea. 3. Tolerance and tolerance analyzes. 4. Working drawing of assembly. 5. FEM Optimization, integration of parts. 6. Own design of new connection parts. 7. Manufacturing optimization of product. 8. Evaluation of assembly. Own methods of evaluation from point of view DFA. 9. New innovation design of assembly- calculations. 10. Design of assembly. 11. Evaluation assembly from point of views DFD, DFE, DFTI, DFTR methods. 12. New innovation of design of assembly. 13. Evaluation of assembly from point of views DFMS, DFTP, DFU methods. 14. New innovation of design of assembly. Credit.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Dialogue metods(conversation,discussion,brainstorming), Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments)
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course is focused to autonomous innovation design working. The subject includes the basis principles and methods of design, innovation methods DFA, DFD, DFM, DFMA. In subjects are used experiences from design and assemble of gearboxes, forget and cast pieces, plastics parts of care. Product evaluation of parts and assemblies is made from point of view of function, design, assembly, disassembly and manufacturing.
Students obtain knowledge in given course in accordance with requirements and sourse programme.
Students should develop independent innovative work in product design. The course includes principles and methods of design work, innovative methods of basic DFA, DFD, DFM, DFMA .. Based on experience with the development of gear boxes, forgings and plastic car parts. It also includes elements of safety features. It shows the possibility of product reviews and reports with regard to functionality, appearance, its assembly, disassembly, manufacturing. It is also familiar with the economic views of the individual machine units.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined examination, Oral exam, Written exam, Practical demonstration of acquired skills

Credits: At least 75% of active participation in the seminars, the development of assigned programs and applications. Examination: Written and oral - subject to written credit.
Recommended literature
  • Boothroyd, G. Assembly Automation and Product Design, Second Edition. CRC Press, 2005. ISBN 1574446436.
  • Boothroyd, G. Product Design for Manufacture and Assembly, Second Edition. CRC Press, 2001. ISBN 082470584x.
  • Bralla, J.G. Design for Manufacturability Handbook. McGraw-Hill, 1999. ISBN 0070007139X.
  • Delchambre, A. CAD Method for Industrial Assembly. John Wiley and Sons, 1997. ISBN 0471962619.
  • Harper, C.A. Handbook of Materials for Product Design. McGraw-Hill, 2001. ISBN 0071354069.
  • Hartley, J.R. Concurrent Engineering. Productivity Press. Portland, 1992.
  • Molloy, O. Design for Manufacturing and Assembly. Chapman and Hall, 1998. ISBN 0412789905.
  • Redford A., Chal, J. Design for assembly, McGraw-Hill Book Company.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Mechatronics, Informatics and Interdisciplinary Studies Study plan (Version): Mechatronics (2016) Category: Special and interdisciplinary fields 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer