Biomedical Robotics and Biomicrosystems Lab

Fundamentals of industrial bioengineering

Educational objectives

Application of knowledge and understanding: students will be provided with the methodological tools for understanding the design process in an industrial setting and for the active participation in the same process. Emphasis will be given to preliminary activities and to the organization of complex projects.

Autonomy in making judgments: Students will be encouraged to develop critical analytical skills, as necessary for the evaluation of the design process, in order also to understand the nature and the extent of the necessary resources.

Learning skills: The course adopts an approach aiming at the active involvement of the students in their learning process, stimulating the personal study of selected topics recommended by the teacher. Moreover, the re-examination of skills acquired in previous studies will be encouraged, in view of their actual application in design phase. Students will be stimulated to contextualize methods and concepts in order to better identify the tools needed to solve specific engineering problems.

Communication skills: a special attention is paid to the quality of communication, with particular reference to spoken language (formal correctness of exposure), written language (e.g. as needed for the preparation of technical specifications and technical reports) and graphical language (fundamentals of industrial technical drawing).



Mechanics of Solids


The course aims at providing students with the basic tools for machines design, with particular reference to the biomedical field. The course is organized into three modules, described below.

1. Principles of machine design;

- Fundamentals of Industrial Design;

- Standards for graphic representation;

- Computer Aided Design (CAD);

- Dimensional and geometric tolerances, surface roughness;


2. Design Principles

- Technical specifications;

- Standards vs. norms;

- Preliminary drafting;

- Ashby’s Diagrams;

3. Design and calculation;

- Stress intensification;

- Finite Element Method (FEM);

- Static and fatigue strength criteria.


- Lecture notes;

- E. CHIRONE, S. TORNINCASA, Disegno Tecnico Industriale, Edizioni Il Capitello, 2008.

Additional references:

- DE PAULIS, MANFREDI, Costruzione di Macchine, Pearson Italia, 2012.

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