Industrial Engineering & Management FT
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Construction Project - Production (WP) (WP)*

level of course unit

3. Semester

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to:
• Know the fundamentals of the design process and apply them.
• Evaluate and analyze the design methods.
• Differentiate machines and plants.
• Construct plants also as a union of machine groups under consideration of additional requirements like e.g. conveyor systems and conveying aids.
• The special features of a plant take into account the interaction of components, service and assembly.
• Plan, define and design an entire plant and plant components or machine groups. Consider and document the respective work step (e.g. requirement determination, concept development, evaluation of solutions, design).
• Develop a plant in a structured manner and in accordance with standards and norms, taking safety into account.
• Consider and evaluate the possibility of variants as well as set-ups and conversions, taking into account production, assembly and costs.
• Create the complete documentation for the entire design in interaction (e.g. requirement specification, functional analysis, requirements specification, 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 connecting elements, conveyor systems, machine components as well as axles, shafts and bearings; connections and couplings and gears. For the interaction, particular emphasis should be placed on elements for supporting, carrying machine components, torque transmission and conveying:
• Types, functions and design rules as well as calculation bases for axes, shafts, bearings and springs.
• Elements for sealing machine components
• All elements which are also relevant for connections and conveyor technology:
• 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 Hanser Verlag München
• 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 Berlin
• 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

assessment methods and criteria

final presentation

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planned learning activities and teaching methods

Integrated course

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Claudia Van der Vorst, MBA

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type of course unit

integrated lecture

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work placement(s)

not applicable