Design Lessons

Stiffened Panel Design

By Garth Pearce      Tags Stiffened panel Design

This lesson will investigate the design of stiffened panels which are prone to structural instability (buckling). Student's choices will be based on the requirements of the panel, the critical buckling loads and the costs associated with their design.


  • 50 Students
  • 1 Classes used
  • 2 Endorsements
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Column Design

By Jeung-Hwan Doh      Tags Column design

In this tutorial, students have been asked to design a column member that makes up part of a garage. To do this, they will need to follow the design constraints of the AS4100.

  • 550 Students
  • 3 Classes used
  • 3 Endorsements
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Flywheel Design

By Gangadhara Prusty      Tags Flywheel Design

This tutorial will take you through the process and considerations used in the design of two common mechanical components, shafts and flywheels. The first part will refresh your memory on the engineering design process and its steps, in order to set the scene. The second and third tasks will involve you going through the steps to design an appropriate shaft and flywheel for a group project, finally you will iterate your design based on additions made.

  • 450 Students
  • 2 Classes used
  • 2 Endorsements
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Design For Architects

By Gangadhara Prusty      Tags Design Architecture

First-year Architecture Adaptive Tutorial covering the topics of aesthetics and functionality in design.

  • 20 Students
  • 1 Classes used
  • 1 Endorsements
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Barge Design Tutorial

By Roberto Ojeda      Tags Barge Design

In this tutorial students will be designing the longitudinal structure of a barge.

A barge is a flat-bottomed vessel used to transport heavy goods.

A long and slender barge can be treated as a beam with a constant cross section with external forces acting on it. These forces will include; cargo loads, weight of the barge and the buoyancy force.

  • 100 Students
  • 1 Classes used
  • 2 Endorsements
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cantilevered staircase

By Gangadhara Prusty      Tags design engineering material science design

This is a teamwork tutorial that will test your ability to design a cantilevered staircase.

Specific areas of Engineering knowledge required:

  • Preliminary Design
  • Shear Force & Bending Moments
  • Normal Stress
  • Shear Stress
  • Principal Stress
  • Failure Analysis
  • Redesign
  • 20 Students
  • 1 Classes used
  • 1 Endorsements
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