3D Computer Aided Design and Optimization

Course Information
TitleΜηχανολογικό Σχέδιο (CAD-3D) - Βελτιστοποίηση Κατασκευών / 3D Computer Aided Design and Optimization
SchoolChemical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID20002636

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos CΗīmikṓn Mīchanikṓn (2021-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesSpring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
There are no prerequisite courses.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course students will: - Gain basic knowledge in designing 3D objects / assemblies, interpreting their mechanical drawings and perform desing optimization of constructions. - Be able to design 3D objects and assemblies using the parametric design software SolidWorks and create drawings. - Be able to use the finite element method to examine the thermal and structural behavior of objects or assemblies they design. - Practice in presenting the results of their group essay in front of an audience. - Cultivate their social skills during the progress and completion of the team essay.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The scope of the course is to provide the basic knowledge on the 3D CAD design of objects/devices/assemblies, on the interpretation of engineering drawings and on the design optimization of structures. The scope of the course is fulfilled through the use of the parametric design software SolidWorks. The main goals of the course are: • Describe and analyze the basic concepts of objects design, with special emphasis on the design of objects' views and sections, and analyze the rationale for adding dimensions in an model. • Analyze the basic principles of parametric design software. Describe in analytical way and train student in the use of basic tools of Solidworks (sketch, views, extruded boss / base, extruded cut, revolve boss / base, mirror, pattern, reference geometry, hole wizard, etc.) for the design of two-dimensional objects and then converting them into three-dimensional. • Present the methods of how to create an assembly from different parts and how to mate them together. • Describe the methodology to create a drawing of an object/assembly which is designed in three dimensions • Describe in details the finite element method used to simulate the behavior (strengths, stresses, deformations, temperature profile, etc.) of objects designed. This tool is used to optimize the design of objects in order to meet all the required specifications in the best possible way.
3D CAD design, optimization, finite element method, Solidworks
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
The course takes place at the Computer Center of the Department with the use of Solidworks
Course Organization
Laboratory Work50
Interactive Teaching in Information Center50
Written assigments50
Student Assessment
The final grade will be calculated from 10 Quizzes at the end of each class (70 % of final grade) and from a team essay presented at the end of the semester (30 % of the final grade). There is no final exam.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΤΡΙΣΔΙΑΣΤΑΤΗ (3D) ΣΧΕΔΙΑΣΗ ΜΕ Η/Υ : ΤΟ SOLIDWORKS ΣΤΗΝ ΠΡΑΞΗ, Κωνστανίνος Ανθυμίδης, Εκδότης Μάρκου Ι. Γεώργιος και ΣΙΑ, 2014 (Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 41960363)
Additional bibliography for study
Solidworks Essentials, Training book, Dassault Systemes, 2015 Solidworks Simulation, Training book, Dassault Systemes, 2015 Solidworks Simulation Professional, Training book, Dassault Systemes, 2015
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