Production Techniques

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WBIE040-05
Vaknaam Production Techniques
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Production Techniques
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
1.describe the main production processes and their fundamental principles;
2.identify the characteristic relationships between production processes and material properties;
3.appoint processing parameters and link between product design and manufacturing processes;
4.choose suitable processes and materials for the manufacture of a product;
5.solve problems and issues concerning the production of discrete products in a systematic manner;
6.estimate production cost with different production processes and required material properties.
Omschrijving The course provides a preliminary insight into the variety of processes that exist for producing discrete and physical products. It presents the fundamentals of materials processing along with their relevant applications, the capabilities, limitations, and potentials of manufacturing techniques and their competitive aspects related to product design and production cost. Using real-world examples, it covers a multitude of topics, including the mechanical behavior of materials; the structure and manufacturing properties of metals; metal-casting processes; bulk deformation processes; sheet-metal forming processes; material removal processes, joining and fastening processes, etc.
Besides the lectures there will be a number of tutorials and practices in solving qualitative and quantitative problems associated with the production of discrete products. These design aspects are addressed. The issues are selected from the text book chosen for the lectures.
Laboratory tests are also performed by the students to understand the practical applicability, key processing parameters and quality control of the production techniques, including the following modules: Mechanical properties of materials, Machining techniques, Bending of sheet and plate, Rolling.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM), Practisch werk (PRC), Werkcollege (T)
(Total hours of lectures: 24 hours, tutorials: 22 hours, homework assignments: 11 hours, practicals: 22 hours, self-study: 61 hours.)
Toetsvorm Opdracht (AST), Practisch werk (PR), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE), Tussentoets (IT)
(Theory test online (Nestor), written exam with open questions, interim indicator test, practical preparation, homework assignments, practical report. Final grade, see remarks.)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator prof. dr. Y. Pei
Docent(en) dr. ir. A.A. Geertsema ,prof. dr. Y. Pei
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Manufacturing Processes for Engineering Materials, 6th edition, 2017. Serope Kalpakjian & Steven R. Schmid 978-0134290553
Entreevoorwaarden The course unit assumes prior knowledge acquired from fundamental courses such as “Materials Science and Engineering” and “Mechanics” which are mandatory in the Production Technology and Logistics (PTL) track of Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) Bachelor programme.

The course unit serves as a bridge between the prerequisite courses mentioned above and subsequent courses such as “Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing” and “Design and Construction for IEM” while it also prepares students interested in conducting their Bachelor’s dissertation research on materials processing, mechanical design and engineering-related topics that are of special interest to the Advanced Production Engineering (APE) research group.
Opmerkingen Max. capacity: 150 students.

Mandatory parts of the course: First lecture and four modules of practicum. Missing any one of the practicum modules will not be able to pass the course. Missing the first lecture will be disenrolled from the course.

-To be able to pass the tests and the final exam, the material of the course has to be mastered at various cognitive levels. In some questions the students are asked to perform calculations that have been practiced in the tutorial lectures; in other questions the application of encountered concepts to real problems is required.
-The homework assignments are prepared by students at home and checked in the tutorials with feedback.
-Attendance of all four practicums is mandatory, and all four modules of practicum must be prepared and followed with all the reports approved.
-The questions in the final exam, normally 4 or 5, consist of several sub-questions. Care is taken that these sub-questions cover all the levels of attainment and can be answered individually. The grading process is stabilized by the sub-questions with pre-defined number of points that can be obtained. The number of points per main questions is always indicated on the exam.

Final grade: Exam 80% (with interim tests optional) and 4 modules of practicum count for 20% with an equal weight factor (5%) for each module. Students must receive a final grade of at least 5.5 to pass the course with an assigned grade of 6.0, and the assigned grades are rounded to half-point increments (i.e. > 5.5&<6.25 rounded to 6.0; >6.25&< 6.75 rounded to 6.5, etc).

This course was previously registered with course code TBPRTE-12
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