Checking date: 26/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Design extension and machines test
Master in Industrial Engineering (Plan: 170 - Estudio: 226)


Department assigned to the subject: Mechanical Engineering Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Subjects that provide the common skill to the industrial branch mentioned in the Order CIN/351/2009, of February 9, establishing the requirements for the verification of the official university degrees that qualify for the profession of Industrial Technical Engineer. In particular, those that provide " Knowledge of the fundamentals of mechanism and machine theory", "Knowledge and use of the principles of materials resistance" and "Basic knowledge of production and manufacturing systems".
1. Ability to design and test machines. 2. Synthesis of planar and spatial mechanisms. 3. Machine element simulation to solve kinematic, dynamic, structural and modal analysis problems by means of computer. 4. Advanced testing and diagnosis of the state of operation of machines. 5. Ability to predict, analyse and modify the vibratory response of machines. 6. Acquiring the necessary tools for the correct measurement of surface deformations in machine elements. 7. Ability to analyse and correct surface deformation measurements. 8. Analysis and propagation of uncertainties in strain gauges. 9. Ability to perform and validate finite element stress models.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Synthesis of mechanisms. 2. Non-lineal dynamics of machines. 3. Non-lineal vibrations. 4. Metrology concepts in mechanical engineering. 5. Experimental strain measurement. 6. FEM modelling and experimental validation. 7. Modal analysis.
Learning activities and methodology
Teaching activities will include: * Theoretical lectures. Master presentations (2.3 ECTS). * Practical classes. Theoretical and practical classes in computer labs (2.1 ECTS). * Laboratory exercises (0.4 ECTS). * Tutorials (1.2 ECTS). The methodology to be used will be: * Lectures. Presentations by the teacher, supported by computer and audiovisual media, in which the main concepts of the subject are developed and the materials and basic bibliography are provided to complement the learning. * Practical sessions. Solving problems, etc. posed by the teacher, individually or in groups. * Presentations and class discussions. * Preparation of practical projects, using SPOC methodology.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Basic Bibliography
  • Carstensen, Carsten; Wriggers, P. The finite element analysis of shells: fundamentals. Springer. 2009
  • Erdman, Arthur; Sandor, George; Kota, Sridhar. Mechanism Design: Analysis and Synthesis. Pearson. 2001
  • International Academy for Production Engineering, The. Metrology. Springer. 2014
  • Jonathan Whiteley. Finite Element Methods. Springer. 2017
  • Norton, Robert L.. Machine Design: An Integrated Approach. Pearson. 2020
  • Zienkiewicz, O.C.. The Finite Element Method: Its Basis and Fundamentals. Butterworth-Heinemann. 2005
Additional Bibliography
  • William M. Murray . The Bonded Electrical Resistance Strain Gage: An Introduction . Oxford University Press. 1992

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.