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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.
To improve, in Industrial Design students, the understanding of the mechanical and electric 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 force and momentum: 1st Newton's Law
Free Body diagram: 3rd Newton's Law; Types of support and degrees of freedom
Energy, Mechanical work and power: strength and displacement; torque and spin; Electric energy;
Elastic potential energy; Kinetic energy; Mechanical power; load and speed; Torque and rotation; Electric power.
Hydraulic-Electric analogy; Electric density of batteries; Yield and consumption of generic electronic devices.
Simple calculations of operating time estimates available on devices powered by batteries and solar panels.
Centroid and center of gravity: object stability; Applications in the design of everyday objects.
Main Bibliography Bird, J., Ross, C., Mechanical Engineering Principles, Routledge Publishing, ISBN 978-1138781573
Seward, D., Understanding Structures: Analysis, Materials, Design, Palgrave Publishing,ISBN 978-1137376565
Beer, F., Johnston, R., Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics; McGraw-Hill Education, ISBN 978-0077687304
Morais, S. Waplington. F. (2011) Elementos de Eletricidade, Porto Editora, ISBN 978-972-95175-6-3
Apresentações digitais preparadas pelo docente.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria In the theoretical classes, the themes of the programmatic content will be approached, with the use of notes prepared by the teacher.
In the practical classes, exercises will be solved in class related to the theory previously approached in the theoretical classes, with recourse to practical exercises prepared by the teacher. An individual work, consisting of the design of an object, including the calculations teached during classes, will be proposed.
Frequency and exams will be fundamentally composed of practical exercises.
Evaluation rules
By frequency:
Final classification in the discipline = classifications obtained in one frequency to be performed at the end of the semester + classification of the individual project (0,5*F+0,5 PR)
By examination:
Final classification = classification obtained in the examination
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2023-06-16

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