Production systems engineering – project|
After this project the student …
- Is able to (re)design (a part of) a production system by applying theory/tools and solutions from the Production Management and Systems Engineering disciplines;
- Can obtain and maintain overview over, and between the constituting parts and disciplines;
- Has practiced integrated production system development.
- Can apply statistical knowledge into the context of Production Management;
- Can apply FEM results into the context of Production Management;
- Has practiced to make an academic poster.
After this course, the student can …
- Design (part of) a complex system;
- Obtain and maintain an overview in a multidisciplinary design project
- Recognize and understand high-tech systems with underlying physics;
- Recognize practical and theoretical underpinning design principles.
After this course the student has insight in the organization of manufacturing facilities and is able to use this knowledge to (re)design, improve and maintain a manufacturing system.
The student …
- Has insight in the components, organization and behavior of a manufacturing system;
- Has insight in the influence of production strategy on a manufacturing system;
- Is, in the basics, able to (re)design a (part of a) production system;
- Understands the influence of planning and control on the production system and is able to apply this knowledge;
- Is able to describe how performance of a manufacturing system can be measured and improved;
- Understands the relation between maintenance and (the design of) manufacturing systems.
This is a part of module 11, ME 11 Production Systems Engineering of the Bachelor Mechanical Engineering.. See here for the compete description of the module.|
Project Production Systems Engineering
Manufacturing’s systems are complex. Manufacturing or production systems have many sub systems and elements. The elements and sub systems have obvious, but non-simple relationships to each other. The sub systems and elements in the typical manufacturing system are not completely organized, and they are not completely disordered. That makes designing a production system a very interesting challenge.
In this project a complex production system will be designed in a realistic situation. Besides the project assignment (which consists of 1.75 ECs out of the total 5.5 ECs), the project is composed of the courses Systems Engineering (1.5 ECs) and Production Management (2 ECs), a case study connected to the course Statistics, and an exercise connected to the course Introduction to Finite Element Method. The three main courses that integrate the project are closely intertwined. The acquired knowledge of Systems Engineering and Production Management needs to be applied directly in the project assignment. So the project can only be done in combination with these two courses and the other way around. Dealing with complexity, vague demands and modern technologies are central. In addition, there should be made a design on system-level. In developing the design must be centered so all sub systems fit within the overall design and collaborate.
Both, the Statistics and the IFEM courses are related, but not strictly included as part of this project. However, students need the knowledge gained in these courses to solve some problems in the project.
Systems Engineering course (1.5 ECs)
Systems engineering is an approach of the design process with the aim to create successful systems in the most efficient manner possible. This course provides an introduction to the subject. A number of tools will be presented that can be helpful in the development of systems. In addition, we intend to teach a way of thinking that leads to well-functioning and value-creating systems.
Production management course (2 ECs)
Production management is the activity of managing the resources that create and deliver products by changing inputs into outputs using an “input-transformation-output” process. This course is about this “input-transformation-output” process and all the related topics. These topics are about company/manufacturing strategies, designing a production system, planning and control of such a system, performance and improvement of existing systems, maintenance and the relation between this topics. After this course the student has insight in the organization of manufacturing facilities and is able to use this knowledge to (re)design, improve and maintain a manufacturing system.
Statistics case study (0.25 ECs)
As part of the Statistics course, students have to work on various case studies, one of this case studies will address problems that are related to the project.
FEM project exercise
As part of the IFEM course, students have to work on various exercises and write a simple Finite Element programme in MATLAB. One of those exercises is connected to the problem stated in the PES project. Students need to use their MATLAB programme to solve the exercise and use the results as input for the design of their production facility.
This course can only be taken by ME students.
|Bachelor Mechanical Engineering||Required materials|
|Nigel Slack, Alistair Brandon-Jones & Robert Johnston, “Operations Management”, 9th edition, Pearson. ISBN: 9781292253961|
|Systems Design and Engineering – Lubricating Multidisciplinary Development Projects; Bonnema, Veenvliet,Broenink, 2013|
|Mark W. Maier and Eberhardt Rechtin, "The Art of Systems Architecting"|
|Benjamin S. Blanchard en Wolter J. Fabrycky, "Systems Engineering and Analysis"|