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Physical Bases of Design

Code 16451
Year 2
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 4
Workload TP(45H)
Scientific area Science and Technology
Entry requirements N.A.
Learning outcomes - Highlight the importance of basic engineering knowledge for an Industrial Designer.
- Improve the students' understanding of the mechanical and electric behavior of everyday objects.
- Develop in students of Industrial Design the ability to dialogue on technical topics with engineers in a multidisciplinary project team.
Syllabus 1 - Importance of engineering for an Industrial Designer.
2 - Unit Systems.
3 - Introduction to vector algebra: vector decomposition; sum of vectors; dot product; cross product; force vectors.
4 – Equivalent systems of forces: moment of a force about; couples and force-couple systems; simplification of a force and couple system.
5 - Equilibrium of rigid bodies: free-body diagrams; support for rigid bodies; degrees of freedom; equations of equilibrium.
6 - Work and mechanical power: mechanical energy; kinetic energy; elastic potential energy; work; mechanical power; torque and power transmission.
7 - Centroid and center of gravity: composite parts; object stability.
8 - Electric energy: hydraulic-electric analogy; electric power; yield and consumption of generic electronic devices.
8.1 - Electric density of batteries and simple calculations of operating time estimates available on devices powered by batteries and solar panels.
Main Bibliography [1] Bird, J., Ross, C., Mechanical Engineering Principles, Routledge Publishing, ISBN 978-1138781573
[2] Seward, D., Understanding Structures: Analysis, Materials, Design, Palgrave Publishing,ISBN 978-1137376565
[3] Beer, F., Johnston, R., Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics; McGraw-Hill Education, ISBN 978-0077687304
[4] Morais, S. Waplington. F. (2011) Elementos de Eletricidade, Porto Editora, ISBN 978-972-95175-6-3
[5] Digital lecture notes prepared by the instructor.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Throughout the classes, the topics of the programmatic content will be approached using notes prepared by the instructor. In addition, problems related to the theory previously approached will be solved in class using practical exercises prepared by the instructor. There is attendance control in classes.
The evaluation will be continuous according to:
- Two individual assessments (75%)
- Weekly individual homework assignments (25%)
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2024-02-29

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