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Important topics for Industrial Designers are: Applied Physics, Materials, Mechanics, Simulation and Finite Element Analysis.

== Literature: ==
 * '''Applied Physics''': Young & Freedman, University Physics, 13th edition.
 * '''Mechanics''': Fenner R.T., Mechanics of Solids, CRC Press.
 * '''Materials''': Ashby, Shercliff, Cebon, Materials: engineering, science, processing and design, Butterworth Heinemann.
 * '''Khan academy website (self study website):''' http://www.khanacademy.org/science/physics

'''Good software tools''':

 * Computer Aided Design & Finite Element Analysis: SolidWorks
 * Mathematical packages: !MatLab, Mathematica
 * Simulation packages: Simulink,[[https://ccl.northwestern.edu/netlogo/|NetLogo]]
 * Materials:
  * MatWeb http://www.matweb.com/
  * CES Edupack http://www.grantadesign.com/education/edupack/

CES Edupack is a materials database which contains data about approximately 3000 materials. The database contains mechanical, electrical, optical, cost price, eco, typical application and producers data.

Below you find presentations I regularly give about:

 * Materials selection [[attachment:MaterialsSelection.pdf|presentation]]
 * Material behavior [[attachment:MaterialBehavior.pdf|presentation]]
 * Mechanics [[attachment:MechanicsForID.pdf|presentation]]
 * Finite Element Analysis [[attachment:FiniteElementModelling.pdf|presentation]] and example finite element analysis [[attachment:ExampleFiniteElementAnalysisStudy.pdf|results]].
 * Systems behaviour, how do zero -, first - and second order systems behave, [[attachment:SystemBehaviour|presentation]].
 * TRIZ, product redesign based on patent knowledge (creative thinking) [[attachment:TRIZPresentation.pdf|presentation]]
 * Discrete Event Simulation [[attachment:DiscreteEventSimulation|presentation]], how to predict the behaviour of discrete, parallel and interacting (social and/or physical) systems.

Most above mentioned software packages are made freely available for Industrial Design students. Simulink (as part of Matlab) and SolidWorks are available from the TU/e PC software page.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is a very broad topic.

Important topics for Industrial Designers are: Applied Physics, Materials, Mechanics, Simulation and Finite Element Analysis.

Literature:

  • Applied Physics: Young & Freedman, University Physics, 13th edition.

  • Mechanics: Fenner R.T., Mechanics of Solids, CRC Press.

  • Materials: Ashby, Shercliff, Cebon, Materials: engineering, science, processing and design, Butterworth Heinemann.

  • Khan academy website (self study website): http://www.khanacademy.org/science/physics

Good software tools:

CES Edupack is a materials database which contains data about approximately 3000 materials. The database contains mechanical, electrical, optical, cost price, eco, typical application and producers data.

Below you find presentations I regularly give about:

  • Materials selection presentation

  • Material behavior presentation

  • Mechanics presentation

  • Finite Element Analysis presentation and example finite element analysis results.

  • Systems behaviour, how do zero -, first - and second order systems behave, presentation.

  • TRIZ, product redesign based on patent knowledge (creative thinking) presentation

  • Discrete Event Simulation presentation, how to predict the behaviour of discrete, parallel and interacting (social and/or physical) systems.

Most above mentioned software packages are made freely available for Industrial Design students. Simulink (as part of Matlab) and SolidWorks are available from the TU/e PC software page.


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