MECHANICAL DESIGN METHODS IN ROBOTICS

MECHANICAL DESIGN METHODS IN ROBOTICS

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Code
80183
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
5 credits during the 1st year of 10635 ROBOTICS ENGINEERING (LM-32) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-IND/13
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (ROBOTICS ENGINEERING )
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Recall of basics of mechanical engineering design. Introduction to methods and tools used in the design of robotic systems. Examples. Development of a design case during the course.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

This course presents the overview of the design process – specification, conceptual design, product design. The students will learn basic principles of industrial robot design.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Understanding the relation between use, function and design starting from simple items and scaling up to robotic systems. Understanding the steps in engineering design of mechanical and mechatronic devices: components and systems; the scope for the student is to become able to manage a design process and to be part of the staff involved: not to be become a designer themselves but to collaborate with designers. Get skills in geometric modelling, adding of functional information, run of structural and multibody simulations using SW for computer aided engineering (CREO of PTC is currently adopted). Develop a design case through the course up to 3D printing and presentation and communication of the process and results.

PREREQUISITES

None

Teaching methods

Lectures and classes. Class work. Lab work.

The classwork consists in a simple mechanical system developed to physical model: the 30% continuous assessment consists in ranking this model vs functions and tasks assigned

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Mechanical and mechatronic engineering design

Steps of a design process

Definition of the architecture and analysis wrt task and function

Conceptualization and embodiment

3D geometric modelling

Functionalization of the model: dynamic and structural information

Run of simulations: method and practice

3D printing: preparation of models and print; adjustment for assembly

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: agreed by email or in voice

Exam Board

MATTEO ZOPPI (President)

RENATO UGO RAFFAELE ZACCARIA (President)

PAOLO SILVESTRI (President)

DIMITER ZLATANOV

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures and classes. Class work. Lab work.

The classwork consists in a simple mechanical system developed to physical model: the 30% continuous assessment consists in ranking this model vs functions and tasks assigned

LESSONS START

As from calendar and distributed communications

EXAMS

Exam description

In two parts:

+ written: modelling of an item using the SW for 3D modelling thaught in the course: this is then discussed and evaluated as first part of the exam

+ oral: presentation of the classwork developed during the semester: discussion and questions. The classwork is common to more students in a group: this is taken into account and the focus is on questions answered by the student

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment during the semester: 30%

Assessent of performance at the interview: 70%

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
16/06/2020 09:00 GENOVA Scritto Unica data disponibile per studenti EMARO/RobEng : 16/06/2020 ***** Only available date for EMARO/RobEng students: 16/06/2020
01/07/2020 09:00 GENOVA Scritto Unica data disponibile per studenti EMARO/RobEng : 16/06/2020 ***** Only available date for EMARO/RobEng students: 16/06/2020
08/09/2020 09:00 GENOVA Scritto Unica data disponibile per studenti EMARO/RobEng : 16/06/2020 ***** Only available date for EMARO/RobEng students: 16/06/2020

FURTHER INFORMATION

none