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Twin Programme

Mechanical Engineering Design and Manufacturing / Kaunas Spring

The module makes focus on developing abilities and skills in mechanical design and aspects of manufacture what is important features of the competence in product development. Through the studies of the module “Computer-aided Analysis of Structures”students learn to perform engineering analysis of mechanical structures and get an opportunity to practice by carrying out individual project. Theoretical background in numerical methods, fluid mechanics and heat transfers serve as the basis for engineering system analysis including phenomena of different physical nature. Aspects of manufacturing technology applicable in developing technological path for originally designed parts id touched.

Bachelor studies, specialization studies in mechanical engineering

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design

Applied Sciences 

30

February 2019

Background in mathematics, core subjects of engineering (statics, dynamics, mechanics of materials, information technologies), basic sketching techniques including the application of CAD (E.g. AutoCAD or SolidWorks)

English

Minimum recommended level B2

The Courses

1.1.Computer-aided Analysis of Structures (6 ECTS)

  • ‍ Main aim of the course is to develop key competence in Computer-aided analysis of structures applying finite element modeling and analysis software
  • ‍On completion of the course a student will Know the aims and criteria of structural analysis, general procedure of engineering analysis, principles of the finite element method realization in computer codes; will be  able to use the specialized software (ANSYS) for structural analysis, prepare the initial data, develop computational models and perform simulations, interpret the results and prepare reports
  • Content of the course covers Problems in structural analysis. Analytical and numerical methods in computer aided analysis of structures. Finite element method in structural analysis: modeling of geometry, applying loads and boundary conditions, modeling of physical properties, application of proper elements and mesh generation. Basics of ANSYS software for finite element modeling and analysis. Analysis of typical structures and components. Post processing and presentation of the analysis results. Decision making.
  • ‍Ten grade achievement assesment system is applied. The final grade is the sum of weighted grades of semester tasks and final exam.Semester tasks are assested by Laboratory examination, Colloquium (interview led by lecturer and / or specialist), Mid-term examination, and final exam is carried out as Computer-based exams
  • ‍Prerequisites: Basics in Information technologies, mechanics of materials and engineering mechanics (statics, kinematics, dynamics) at bachelor study level
  • Teaching / Learning Methods - Lectures, Library / information retrieval tasks; Application of special software packages , Laboratory classes and discussions

1.2.Manufacturing Engineering 1 (6 ECTS)

  • Main aim of the course is to deliver comprehensive understanding of fundamentals of manufacturing engineering and to developd ability to apply the knowledge in practice. The specific aims are: to teach the methods for increasing machining accuracy, surface quality of parts, productivity, application of modern organizational methods, select the right processing methods and to carry out process planning procedures‍
  • On completion of the course a student will  know classification of manufacturing types, basic principles of part location, will be able to select blanks and allowances for machining; design technological path of a part manufacture as well as improve To have team work and communication skills
  • Content of the course covers Principal concepts and definitions, product quality evaluation criteria, Statistical analysis of product quality characteristics, Quality and accuracy of a machine, Concept of producibility, , Methods for increasing machining accuracy, Surface quality of machined parts, Surface treatment methods, Productivity in machining operations, Assembly processes and equipment, Organizational methods, Process planning principles
  • ‍Ten grade achievement assesment system is applied. The final grade is the sum of weighted grades of semester tasks and final exam. Semester tasks are assested by Laboratory examination, Colloquium (interview led by lecturer and / or specialist), individual assignments and final exam is carried out as Written and oral examination
  • ‍Prerequisites: core subjects of engineering, basic sketching techniques,  Basic knowledge of Measurement techniques and Engineering materials
  • ‍Teaching / Learning Methods -  Lectures, Individual Assignments, Laboratory classes, , Practical exercises (tasks), Tutorials  

1.3.Semester Project (6 ECTS)

  • Main aim is to develop key competence in design of mechanical systems and application of manufacturing technologies, taking into account static and dynamic workloads, properties of materials, manufacturing technologies
  • ‍On completion of the course a student will know fundamantal design methodology; be able to formulate problems of machine design for application product and processes development, carry out design of of mechanical subsystem for functional performance in an integrated engineering system. Select manufacturing processes for original parts, develop assembly technology.
  • Content of the course covers machine design  methodology, conceptual scheme development based on engineering and econimic principles, selection of optimal functional parameters, selection of manufacturing technologies and development of assembly processes; Methods of computer aided manufacturing
  • ‍Prerequisites: core subjects of engineering, basic sketching techniques,  Basic knowledge of Measurement techniques and Engineering materials Fundamantals of machine element and component desingn.
  • ‍Ten grade achievement assesment system is applied. The final grade is the sum of weighted grades of semester tasks and project defense. Semester tasks are assested by individual assignments, Project report while project defense is assested by project presentation.
  • ‍Teaching / Learning Methods - Case analysis, Individual project, Library / information retrieval tasks, Practical exercises (tasks)  

1.4.Applied Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics (6 ECTS)

  • Main aim is to present main concepts and laws of thermodynamics and hydromechanics and their application. To develop skills of using the laws in engineering calculations. To develop basics undestanding of heat transfer. The course presents fundamantal knowledge of thermal engineering sciences – engineering thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer- fundamental laws, concepts, parameters and phenomena of these sciences as well as quantitative expression of such phenomena. The skills of using the laws in engineering calculations are developed. Learning to recognize, sort and analyze engineering tasks in thermodynamics, hydromechanics and heat transfer as well as to find rational solutions and methods
  • ‍ On completion of the course a student will know main properties of working fluids, will be  able to individually retrieve them experimentally and using ideal gas laws, tables and software; know cycles, schematics and will be able to calculate processes of internal combustion engines, vapour power plants, refrigerators and heat pumps be able to calculate and compare main parameters of the cycles and their efficiency; will understand structure, main phenomena and laws of fluid flow, be able to employ practically methods of calculation and measurement of fluid flow parameters able to calculate and/or measure main parameters of incompressible single phase fluid flow; - understand phenomena and be able to determine main parameters of fluid discharge through orifice and nozzle, water hammer and cavitation; will know classification, purpose, design, parameters, characteristics and possibilities of application of main elements of fluid power systems. Has an ability to perform testing of the main fluid power system elements, calculation and/or measurement of their main parameters (pressure, capacity, power, efficiency). Will be able to select standard type elements of fluid power systems. Understand structure of fluid power systems and interaction of their separate parts, circuit diagrams and control principles of simple fluid power systems, are able to calculate their main parameters; will knows and be able to explain principles and laws of heat transfer and are able to apply them for heat transfer calculation. Knows classification of heat exchangers and be able to explain their advantages, limitations and area of use, knows and be able to use the main methods of heat exchangers calculations
  • ‍Content of the course covers Technical thermodynamics, Power and refrigeration cycles, Hydromechanics, Heat transfer
  • ‍Prerequisites: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry;
  • ‍ Ten grade achievement assesment system is applied. The final grade is the sum of weighted grades of semester tasks and final exam. Semester tasks are assested by Test, Individual tasks, Laboratory notes and report, Mid-term examination and final exam is carried out as Written examination.
  • ‍Teaching / Learning Methods - Colloquium (interview led by lecturer and / or specialist), Individual work, Laboratory examination, Examination.

1.5.Numerical Methods in Engineering (6 ECTS)

  • Main aim is give basic knowledge of numerical methods, develop abilities and skills in problems formulation and results analysis. To develop basic competense in the main problems of numerical methods, their solution methods and algorithms.
  • ‍On completion of the course a student will be able to apply the numerical methods for solving mechanical engineering problems using numerical computing environment Matlab; Understand application sphere of numerical techniques and methods and their capabilities; will be  to apply knowledge and tools in the context of mechanical engineering models and processes;
  • ‍Content of the course covers Numerical analysis in mechanical engineering: roots of equations, systems of linear algebraic equations, curve fitting, integration, solution of ordinary differential equations and optimization problems. Introduction to Finite elements in engineering: coordinates and shape functions, the Finite element equations, assembly of the global matrix and load vector, boundary condition. Numerical techniques are presented in the context of mechanical engineering applications, and example problems are solved using a numerical computing environment Matlab
  • ‍Ten grade achievement assesment system is applied. The final grade is the sum of weighted grades of semester tasks and final exam. Semester tasks are assested by, Individual tasks, Laboratory notes and report, and final exam is carried out as Written examination.
  • ‍Prerequisites: Mathematics, information technologies
  • Teaching / Learning Methods - Individual work, Laboratory examination, Examination

How to apply

How to apply: It is necessary to fill out the application form in our website. Also the students should have these supporting documents:

1. Learning agreement
2. Transcript of records
3. English language proficiency certificate (CEFR B2+, IELTS 5.5+, TOEFL IBT 70+ or equivalent)
4. Copy of valid passport (for non EU citizens) or ID card (only for EU and EEA citizens)
5. In case you would like to prepare thesis / final degree project at KTU, please fill additionally Application form for final degree Project

Note that before you apply you must be nominated by your home university. Therefore you have to contact exchange programme coordinator at the home university first of all. A student can be nominated to come to KTU when a valid bilateral agreement between home university and KTU exists or under academic exchange programmes between countries.

Contact person:  Monika Veličkaitė

monika.velickaite@ktu.lt

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