|Module consists of the study units|
Module 8, Virtual Product Development, consists of several module parts, every part has its own learning objectives. The Module overview is given below:|
|Name module element
|Introduction to Finite Element Method
|Project Virtual Product Development
The aim of this module is about learning to deal with the wide variety of tools available for a designer. The emphasis is on being able to make an underpinned choice between the various options, and the ability to integrate the selected tool within the project. The focus of the module lies in the design of a product by means of virtual tools. Multiple design variations and iterations play a major role in this process. Besides the project “Virtual product development” the courses “Dynamics” and “Introduction to Finite Element Method” are part of this module.|
The student follows in this module a project entitled “Virtual product development” and the task “to design a product-service combination”. There is no exact project description available for this project, but a number of conditions and deliverables that has to be complied in the assignment. The project group itself must formulate a precise job description and present them to the organization in the first week of the module. The students will be randomly assigned to a group of six students.
Within the project eleven tools are offered in the so called ‘Toolbox’. Each student must complete six of them. The student has to make the choice between which tools to follow, with the only conditions that at least two students and a maximum of four students from each project group follow the tool.