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Teaching engineering design using modular methods with virtual tools

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posted on 2024-06-03, 22:34 authored by J brady, Matthew JoordensMatthew Joordens, Ben HoranBen Horan
Design practice for the successful design of engineering systems expects design engineers to possess a vast subject knowledge of different engineering systems and acquire a set of design skills which are typical of a senior engineer with many years of design experience. Further, design tradition often requires the creation of a physical prototype to verify the design progress against the project specifications and to perform early product acceptance testing. As a senior design engineer at the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics, University of Wollongong, the author was instrumental in improving the design process of complex systems by incorporating a modular design methodology to reduce the complexity of the design through partitioning into functional modules. Verification of the design was achieved through virtual mode testing of the design with virtual tools such as Altium, Multisim, Solidworks and Ansys Simplorer.





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E Conference publication, E1 Full written paper - refereed

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2016, The Authors

Title of proceedings

AAEE2016 : Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education


Australasian Association for Engineering Education. Conference (27th : 2016 : Coffs Harbour, New South Wales)


Australasian Association for Engineering Education

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Barton, A.C.T.