87476 - CADD of Mechanical Systems t

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Mechanical Engineering (cod. 0927)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student:

- knows the design process contextualized to various different sectors;

- knows at least three-dimensional modeling software for the processing of groups or complexes of machines designed to perform specific functions;

- knows the use of various calculation methods that make use of the calculator;

- knows the criteria for the assemblability and functioning of complex mechanisms;

- he is able to evaluate the reliability of the system;

- he is able to evaluate the maintenance procedure of the product.

Course contents

-Definition of the modern design process contextualized to the various application fields.
-The tasks of the designer.
-The organization of the documentation and the concept of construction.
-Currently available software.
-Possibilities of available software.
-General classification of the types of machines: customer expectations.
-Advanced assembly and assembly criteria.
-Advanced modeling.
-Verification of the components from the geometric point of view.
-The verification of components and assemblies from the kinetic-static point of view.
-The structural verification.
-Fluid dynamic verification.
-Evaluation of overall reliability.
-The planning of the maintenance process.


It is not necessary to purchase specific texts. Updated teaching material is provided in class, also available through username and password at AMS Campus - AlmaDL - University of Bologna.

Teaching methods

The teaching consists of lectures and a project that is assigned to the individual student. Periodically the student verifies with the teacher the progress of the project and ges indications of possible improvements and corrections.

Assessment methods

The final exam aims to evaluate the achievement of the educational objectives:

- Knowledge of the design process

- Knowledge the main CAD / CAE design tools

- Knowledge the main validation criteria of a project,

by means of an oral test, on two specific questions on topics concerning the main objectives of the Course and on the evaluation of the individual project.

Teaching tools

The teaching material presented in class will be made available to the student in electronic format through the internet.

Office hours

See the website of Luca Piancastelli


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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.