Industrial Engineering & Management FT
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Design Project - Product Development

level of course unit

1. Study cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to:
• Understand the fundamentals of the design process and be able to apply them.
• Evaluate and analyze design methods.
• Plan, clarify and design a product using the relevant
• requirements analysis, concept development, evaluation of solutions and designs
• Develop a product in a structured manner and according to standards and norms, taking safeguards into account.
• Decide on and evaluate special features for individual and mass production, taking production, assembly and costs into account.
• Create the complete documentation for a design (e.g. specifications, functional analysis, specifications, parts lists, technical drawing, assembly instructions, documentation).

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

Practical design and calculation exercises using practical examples, in particular for the design of simple connecting elements, axles and shafts, as well as sliding and rolling bearing technology, shaft-hub connections, couplings, belt drives and gear drives, elements for supporting, carrying machine components and torque transmission:
• Functions and design rules as well as calculation bases for axes and shafts
• Design fundamentals and calculation bases of hydrodynamic plain bearings
• Bearing types, areas of application, bearing concepts and calculation bases for rolling bearings
• Elements for sealing machine components
• Elastic springs: Spring types, design rules and calculation bases for springs
• Clutches and brakes: Design, functions, mode of operation and calculation bases of selected clutch and brake types
• Belt drives: Design principles and calculation bases for flat and V-belt drives and timing belt drives
• Gear drives: Gear types and design, gearing law, design and calculation bases for straight, helical, bevel and helical gears

recommended or required reading

* Corsten, et al. (2006): Grundlagen des Innovationsmanagements, Vahlen Verlag München
* Conrad (2005): Grundlagen der Konstruktionslehre: Methoden und Beispiele für den
Maschinenbau, 3. Aufl., Carl Hanser Verlag München
* Dolmetsch (2011): Metalltechnik Fachbildung. Der Werkzeugbau, Taschenbuch, 15. Aufl.,
EUROPA Lehrmittelverlag Haan
* Gebhardt (2007): Generative Fertigungsverfahren, 3. Aufl., Carl Hanser Verlag München
* Hauschildt, Salomo (2007): Innovationsmanagement, 4. Aufl., Vahlen Verlag München
* Hoenow, Meissner (2010): Entwerfen und Gestalten im Maschinenbau, Carl Han-ser Verlag
* Kief, Roschiwal (2009): CNC-Handbuch, Hanser Verlag München
* Morgan, Liker (2006): The Toyota Product Development System: Integrating People, Process
and Technology, Productivity Press
* Scheer, et al. (2005): Prozessorientiertes Product Lifecycle Management, Springer Verlag
* Sendler, Wawer (2007): CAD und PDM: Prozessoptimierung durch Integration, 2. Aufl., Carl Hanser Verlag München
* Vogel, Ebel (2009): Pro/Engineer und Pro/Mechanica: Konstruieren und Berech-nen mit Wildfire 4, 5. Aufl., Carl Hanser Verlag München

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type of course unit

integrated lecture

work placement(s)

not applicable