Design of electro-mechanical products

Subject description

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.

The subject is taught in programs

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.

Teaching and learning methods

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

Expected study results

After successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

– construct mechanical systems with active degrees of freedom (for example, a robot),
– use the Autodesk Inventor software environment (parts, assemblies, simulations, analyses, technical drawings),

– select basic mechanical components,

– design electrical scheme of electromechanical product,

– develop a computer model of electrical components,

– design the printed circuit board for product electronics up to the production phase.

Basic sources and literature

  1. J.D. Bethune: Engineering Design Graphics with Autodesk® Inventor®2020, 2020. 
  2. SICILIANO, Bruno, KHATIB, Oussama, Handbook of Robotics, Springer, 2016. 
  3. P. Wilson, The Circuit Designer's Companion, Newnes, 2012. 
  4. C. Coombs, Printed Circuits Handbook, McGraw-Hill Professional, 2007. 
  5. N. Sclater, Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Sourcebook, Fifth Edition, 2011. 
  6. R. O. Parmley, Illustrated Sourcebook of Mechanical Components, 2000. 

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