Design of electro-mechanical products

Higher education teachers: Kamnik Roman

Higher education teachers: , Mihelj Matjaž
Collaborators: Podobnik Janez
Credits: 6
Semester: winter
Subject code: 64251

Subject description


Inscription in the year of study, fundamentals of mathematics, physics, computer science and electrical circuits.

Content (Syllabus outline):

Integration of electrical and mechanical components/systems, computer aided design, prototyping; Mechanism design: computer aided design of mechanical components, designing individual parts, assembly of parts - definition of degrees of freedom between elements, restrictions of motion; Simulations of mechanisms: parameterization, statics, kinematics, dynamics and animation; Prototyping of mechanical systems: drawings, milling, grinding, 3D printing; Design of electric circuits: components, functional, thermal, vibration, EMI/EMC requirements, grounding, analog/digital signals, design of schematics and elements, positioning of elements on the circuit, PCB routing; Prototyping of electrical systems: milling and etching techniques, soldering technique, safety, ESD protection; Integration of mechanical and electrical assemblies: installation, electrical connections.

Objectives and competences:

The course aims at teachnig students computer aided design of electrical and mechanical systems. It introduces students with software packages used in computer aided design.

Intended learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding:

  • Knowledge of computer aided design techniques in electrical and mechanical engineering.
  • Finding solutions to practical problems related to design of electrical and mechanical (electro-mechanical) components.
  • Practical feeling for design of mechanical and electrical products.
  • Skills required for problem solving, design, and implementation of solutions, critical analysis and synthesis, use of software tools.

Learning and teaching methods:

Multimedia supported lectures, project based work, lab courses. Combination of individual and team work under the supervision of mentors.

Study materials

  1. J.D. Bethune: Engineering Design Graphics with Autodesk® Inventor®2011, 2011
  2. W. Younis: Up and Running with Autodesk Inventor Simulation 2011, 2010
  3. C. Waguespack, T. Tremblay: Mastering Autodesk Inventor and Autodesk Inventor LT 2011, Sybex 2010
  4. P. Wilson, The Circuit Designer's Companion, Newnes, 2012.
  5. C. Coombs, Printed Circuits Handbook, McGraw-Hill Professional, 2007.

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Electronics
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Electrical Power Engineering
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Biomedical Engineering
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Control Systems and Computer Engineering
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Mechatronics
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Robotics
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Information and Communication Technologies