Virtual Product Development A

The lecture "Virtual Product Development A – CAD Systems and CAx Process Chains" covers a basic introduction to modern product data technology to support virtual product development processes. Based on this, various CAx process chains (DMU, FEM, MKS, CAM, AM,…) are dealt with and their use in the phases of the product life cycle is explained.

Location: Online (Moodle)

Time:from 11:40 until 13:10

Semester:winter semester

Start of the lecture: 02.11.2020

Last lecture:08.02.2021

1. Examination date 23.07.2021: 12:00 – 13:30

2. Examination date 24.09.2021: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Allowed materials for the examination: calculator only (without communication interface)

The content of the lecture „Virtuelle Produktentwicklung A“ (Virtual Product Development A) includes a basic introduction in the modern product data technology for support of virtual product development processes. Thereby an orientation on process chains occurs passing through product creation. The product model concept as well as different methods of computer aided product description are dealt with as a background. In addition different CAx process chains of technical and commercial data processing (CAD, DMU, FEM, MKS, CAM, VR/AR, RPT, TPD and PPS) are explained in detail and their application in the different phases of the product life cycle.

Learning targets:

  • Understanding the relation between integrated product models, CAD-systems and CAx process chains
  • Understanding the cooperation of DV-systems inside process chains for product development
  • Knowledge of different models of computer integrated description of product information
  • Knowledge of composing DV-systems for product data processing
  • Knowledge of computer aided methods for conception, design, optimisation, display, production preparations and documentation of products
  • Representation and documentation of products

The lecture is for students of the following study programmes:

  • Master-Studiengang Mechanical and Process Engineering
  • Bachelor-Studiengang Computational Mechanical and Process Engineering
  • Diplom-/Master-Studiengang Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen Fachrichtung Maschinenbau (Wi-MB)

Number of ECTS-Credit Points: 4 CPs for MPE (M.Sc.)