Engineering design techniques
HomeCurriculum structure2ND SEMESTER: UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANAEngineering design techniques
Lecturer: Kos Leon, Vukašinović Nikola
- Design levels, S-curve of product maturity, different models for product development
- Product (service) design requirements (according to the design levels and type of production)
- Product / system concepts variations. Patents search, intellectual property, TRIZ methodology – ideality, contradictions, system approach. Original design (the approach to problem identification and methods for problem definition)
- EU regulation and legislation as constraint and opportunity. CE mark, certificates for products, product safety, risk management, eco-design.
- Robust product/process design according to good practice in the automotive industry. Design methods: APQP, FMEA, SPC, MSA, CP, Poka Yoke.
- Module and system cost-efficient design (manufacturing, total, and lifecycle costs; fixed, and variable costs; material, personal, and capital costs).
- Selected product development methods: concurrent engineering (CE), set-based CE, design for six-sigma, design of experiments.
- Virtual and physical prototyping through product development. Product verification and validation.
- Design concepts invariant design, the influence of parameter and value interval consideration. Product development and support with PDM/PLM system, management of product variants, implementation of standardisation.
- Innovation design with the variation of working principles and derivations. Application of technical information system: document management, workflow, product modelling, knowledge management.
Objectives and competences:
- Goals: To present the design technique for different subject matters and products and for different phases of product development. The difference between product development in serial, small-batch, and one-of-a-kind production will be explained specifically, so the students can use their knowledge in the practice to determine the content and scope of work at the beginning of the design and development process according to the level of treatment: design or planning.
- Competences: The students learn the principles of defining the development and design process for a specific product. Based on the process requirements, they determine the execution of tasks, structured according to the »golden loop« model and some other models such as the automotive industry. All the starting points are employed that were taught in the Product design and development course and the Design methodology course. This knowledge qualifies the students to recognise the necessary methods and activities for an accelerated product development.
Intended learning outcomes:
- Knowledge and understanding: The students assimilate the fundamental knowledge about the methods in design techniques, enabling them to prepare the data and knowledge for different levels of design and variant planning.
- Usage: Direct use in planning and execution of details in the scope of design and planning.
- Reflection: In the phase of preparation for the execution of any project or design, it is important that all the data is prepared to reasonably ensure the quality of planning and design. A special emphasis is placed on the details related to the manufacturing technologies and natural processes/systems.
- Transferrable skills: The students learn the capability to recognise the different levels of planning and design through all product development phases. They have competences for proper selection and application of the method according to design level and phase in the product development process. The attained knowledge and assimilated methods make it possible to quickly master the development of objects and products.