Equipment Design and Development

Mestrado em Engenharia Mecânica - Projecto e Produção Mecânica, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho n.º 14908/2014

6 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 15,0 T + 15,0 PL + 15,0 TP + 3,0 OT

Lecturer
- Bruno Miguel Santana Chaparro

Prerequisites
Not applicable

Objectives
Students are expected to acquire equipment design and development skills. The course focuses on key technologies and theoretical and practical aspects so as to enable students to design mechanical equipment.

Program
1. Design and development of equipment
1.1. Introduction to Design and development of equipment
1.2. Sensors and transducers
1.3. Signal processing
1.4. Digital signals
1.5. Interfaces
1.6. Actuators
2. Machine Behavior simulation
2.1 Simulation
3. Industrial Control Systems
3.1. Control Systems
3.2. Programming automation systems
4. Technical Production
4.1. Electric Schemes
4.2. Mechanical Drawings
5. Application examples

Evaluation Methodology
Assessment includes practical coursework according to the assessment criteria set out in relevant regulations.

Bibliography
- PIRES, N. (2012). AUTOMAÇÃO INDUSTRIAL. : ETEP
- BOLTON, W. (2008). MECHATRONICS: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH. : Prentice Hall
- CARRYER, J. e OHLINE, M. e KENNY, T. (2010). INTRODUCTION TO MECHATRONIC DESIGN. : Prentice Hall

Method of interaction
Each topic will be addressed in its theoretical and practical aspects. Problem solving will be used to reinforce the concepts. Project Based Learning pedagogical method.

Software used in class
Not applicable