Checking date: 21/04/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Ecoefficent design
Master in Design Engineering for Industry 5.0 (Plan: 498 - Estudio: 385)

Coordinating teacher: SANTIUSTE ROMERO, CARLOS

Department assigned to the subject: Continuum Mechanics and Structural Analysis Department, Mechanical Engineering Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
It is not necessary to take any subject before this subject.
Once the subject is passed, students will be able to: - Know nonlinear mechanical behaviors of materials - Handle design tools based on the Finite Element Method - Know efficient manufacturing tools - Design mechanical and structural elements making the most of the efficiency of materials
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Eco-efficient design and circular economy. 2. New materials with low environmental impact 3. Design tools applied to eco-efficient design 4. Manufacturing techniques with low environmental impact 5. Practical case
Learning activities and methodology
The teaching methodology is based on face-to-face classes, laboratory practices, tutorials and personal work by the student, aimed at the acquisition of theoretical knowledge and practical skills related to the subject's syllabus. Students will be given the documentation used by the teacher in class (presentations,...). Students, in groups of 3 or 4, will develop a project consisting of the design of a mechanical component. Throughout the course they will have to share the progress in their respective projects, in classes in which the teacher will comment on their proposals guiding them in the development of their work. Subsequently, the designs will be 3D printed and tested in the laboratory to verify the effectiveness of the design. Finally, it will be necessary to update the models so that the numerical results are adjusted to the experimental ones.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100

Additional Bibliography
  • S. S. Quek, G.R. Liu. . The Finite Element Method: A Practical Course. Butterworth-Heinemann. 2003

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