Module title: Flow Analysis & CAE

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MEC11111
Module leader: Colin Hindle
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This high level specialist module explains the background theory and teaches the fundamentals of material property evaluation (rheology, PVT and shrinkage); finite element and difference methods; boundary element methods; analytical and numerical solutions; as utilised in commercial flow, cooling, packing, shrinkage and warpage analysis software packages (Moldflow Plastics Insight).

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: model components in 3D CAD package, export geometry to Moldflow, clean up model and carry out
FE flow analysis.
LO2: apply Moldflow Plastics Insight (MPI) software to analyse flow, pack, cool and shrink and warp
analysis to specified geometries provided.
LO3: interpret the results of FEA flow and packing analysis to make informed decisions on product and
mould design, and/or process optimisation.
LO4 optimise the moulding condition for an existing mould using Moldflow Plastics Expert (MPX) system
attached to the Battenfeld injection moulding machine, and monitor production quality using SPC.
LO5. carry out a mould design exercise under the pressure of in a limited time (24 hours).

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