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Physical Bases of Design I

Code 12729
Year 2
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 5
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Science and Technology
Entry requirements non
Mode of delivery In-person teaching
Work placements Do not exist
Learning outcomes Highlight the importance of basic engineering knowledge for an Industrial Designer.
To improve, in Industrial Design students, the understanding of the mechanical behavior of everyday objects.
Develop, in the students of Industrial design, the ability to dialogue on technical topics with engineers in a multidisciplinary project team.
Syllabus Importance of engineering for an Industrial Designer.
Unit Systems: International unit system, Unit conversion.
Introduction to vector algebra: vector decomposition, sum of vectors, cross product and dot product.
Notion of strength and momentum: 1st Newton's Law
Free Body diagram: 3rd Newton's Law; Types of support and degrees of freedom
Mechanical work: tension and deformation; strength and displacement; torque and spin; Mechanical power; load and speed; Torque and rotation.
Centroid and center of gravity: object stability; Applications in the design of everyday objects.
Mechanical behavior of materials: stress-strain curve; tensile strength and yield strengt; Young modulus; deformation energy; Toughness and resilience.
Load distribution: internal load diagrams; Analysis of the critical section.
Safety factor: admissible stress; Analysis of the maximum stress in a structure; Applications in Industrial Design.
Main Bibliography "Mechanical Engineering Principles", John Bird and Carl Ross, Routledge Publishing, ISBN 978-1138781573 "Understanding Structures: Analysis, Materials, Design", Derek Seward, Palgrave Publishing,ISBN 978-1137376565
"Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics"; Ferdinand Beer and Russel Johnston, McGraw-Hill Education, ISBN 978-0077687304
Digital presentations prepared by the teacher.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-06-16

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