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Plastics in engineering industry and vehicles design

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Course Unit Code340-0569/03
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated4 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
KOV12doc. Dr. Ing. Ladislav Kovář
Summary
By studying of this subject students will learn about design and testing principles used in the designing of various parts made of plastics,tools of early quality planning tools and product eligibility including the principles of industrial design in the context of ergonomic requirements and the overall expediency and product eligibility.
On examples of selected products for the automotive industry will be demonstrated context and demands of related disciplines such as optics and electronics.

Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
The aim of study of the subject is to increase student´s knowledge about the use of plastics in general mechanical engineering as well as in design (construction) of cars. Students will learn about:

• problems of designing a plastic products (design optimization from the view of production and assembly)
• selected properties of plastic materials in terms of design,
• temperature, strength and tolerance analysis, simulations and testing,
• early planning tools of quality of plastic products
• industrial design and ergonomics.

On examples of selected products for the automotive industry (headlights and tail lamps) they will learn about the contexts and demands of related disciplines such as optics and electronics. They will acquire knowledge of principles and professional terminology from the perspective of the automotive industry.
Course Contents
• Design (2D / 3D modeling, assembly design optimization in terms of production and assembly lines, standard parts, robust design ...)
• The issue of plastics (injection molding technology, filling simulation tools (cavities) by material, tool design, materials for polymers, decorative defects ...)
• Fundamentals of optics (legislative requirements, light sources, certification and homologation ...)
• Fundamentals of electronics for the headlight and rear light (LED technology, diagnostics ...)
• Simulation, product eligibility and testing (temperature, strength and tolerance analysis, kinematics, optimization, 3D measurement, plan for design verification and testing reports ...)
• Early planning tools of quality (quality tools, analysis of possible faults, their causes and consequences, Benchmarking, Brainstorming, DMAIC,)
• Industrial design (ergonomics, styling design, visualization ...)

Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
1. Teaching materials of Hella Autotechnik.
2. http://www.mmspektrum.com/clan
3. HELLA KGAA HUECK & CO. Hella | Homepage [online]. [2014] [cit. 2014-01-07].
available from: http://www.hella.com/hella-com/index.html?rdeLocaleAttr=en
1. Výukové materiály společnosti Hella Autotechnik.
2. http://www.mmspektrum.com/clan
3. HELLA KGAA HUECK & CO. Hella | Homepage [online]. [2014] [cit. 2014-01-07].
Dostupné z: http://www.hella.com/hella-com/index.html?rdeLocaleAttr=en
Recommended Reading:
1. http://www.hella.com/hella-resources/caravan.html
2. HELLA KGAA HUECK & CO. Hella | Bus [online]. [2014] [cit. 2014-01-07]. available from: http://www.hella.com/hella-resources/bus.html

3 CAMPO, E. The complete part design handbook: for injection molding of thermoplastics. Munich: Hanser Publishers, c2006, 870 s. ISBN 1-56990-375-1.
4 OSSWALD, Tim A, Lih-Sheng TURNG a Paul J GRAMANN. Injection molding handbook. 2nd ed. Munich: Carl Hanser Publishers, c2008, 764 s. ISBN 978-1-56990-420-6.
5 BEAUMONT, J.P.; NAGEL, R.; SHERMAN, R. Successful Injection Molding : Process, Design, and Simulation. Munich : Hanser, 2002. 362 s., 1 CD. ISBN 3-446-19433-9, ISBN 1-56990-291-7.
6 STAUBER, R a L VOLLRATH. Plastics in automotive engineering: exterior applications. 1st ed. Munich: Hanser Publishers, 2007, 407 s. ISBN 978-1-56990-406-0.
1. http://www.hella.com/hella-resources/caravan.html
2. HELLA KGAA HUECK & CO. Hella | Bus [online]. [2014] [cit. 2014-01-07]. Dostupné z: http://www.hella.com/hella-resources/bus.html

3 CAMPO, E. The complete part design handbook: for injection molding of thermoplastics. Munich: Hanser Publishers, c2006, 870 s. ISBN 1-56990-375-1.
4 OSSWALD, Tim A, Lih-Sheng TURNG a Paul J GRAMANN. Injection molding handbook. 2nd ed. Munich: Carl Hanser Publishers, c2008, 764 s. ISBN 978-1-56990-420-6.
5 BEAUMONT, J.P.; NAGEL, R.; SHERMAN, R. Successful Injection Molding : Process, Design, and Simulation. Munich : Hanser, 2002. 362 s., 1 CD. ISBN 3-446-19433-9, ISBN 1-56990-291-7.
6 STAUBER, R a L VOLLRATH. Plastics in automotive engineering: exterior applications. 1st ed. Munich: Hanser Publishers, 2007, 407 s. ISBN 978-1-56990-406-0.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials
Assesment methods and criteria
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