Design and Mechanical Engineering: How Good is the Link?
Editor: Marjanovic D.
Author: Bereznitski, A.
Section: Design Education
Design of modern products, which have to be competitive in the market, is a great challenge. The time period between the market demands a new product and this product should appear in the shop is very short today. Only the united effort of people carrying extensive knowledge and skills in multiple disciplines will lead to design of high quality products. This paper deals with interaction between designers and mechanical engineers. Unfortunately this interaction is not perfect today. This leads to design mistakes and reduction of product quality. Finite element analysis and mechanical analysis in general are discussed in this paper as a part of design process. Some recommendations with respect to the educational process are given.