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MAE3402 - Aerospace design project

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Engineering

Leader: M Al-Sudani, H Blackburn, S Khoddam


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


Topics from earlier units are integrated into whole design tasks involving a combination of individual and group work. Additional mechanical elements are included in this unit so that moderately complex aero-mechanical devices can be designed and evaluated theoretically by using conventional mathematical techniques, and geometrically and kinematically by constructing virtual devices in solid modelling software.


Design of machine elements: bearings, welds, fasteners such as screws, rivets and adhesives, gears etc. Techniques for improving designs based on economic and functional consideration. Geometric and economic tolerancing. The use of solid modeling in the simulation of kinematic behavior of aero-mechanical devices. Integration of studies in the group-design of a mechanical device.


Tutorial work: 10%
Group Project: 60%
Examination (2 hours): 30%

Contact hours

Six hours of contact time per week (usually 3 hours lectures and 3 hours practice sessions or laboratories) and 6 hours of private study per week


MAE2401, MEC2402