Imperial College London

ProfessorDanieleDini

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Professor in Tribology
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 7242d.dini Website

 
 
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Assistant

 

Mrs Chrissy Stevens +44 (0)20 7594 7064

 
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Location

 

669City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Course/Module

Tutor, 1M Solid Mechanics. (Undergraduate)

Supervisor, MSc. (Postgraduate)

Stress Analysis - ME1-HSAN

Aims

  • To provide students with the ability to derive from first principles needed mathematical descriptions of mechanics and stress analysis applications.
  • To use these descriptions to solve a wide range of Stress Analysis and Mechanics problems.
  • To relate these problems and their solutions to the design, manufacture, longevity and safe use of engineering structures and products.

ECTS units:  5.5   
Contributing to Course Elements:  5.0 to ME1-hSM Solid Mechanics, 0.5 to ME1-hCW Coursework

Role

Associate Course Leader

Stress Analysis - ME3-HSAN

Aims

The aim of the course is to reinforce the student's knowledge of stress analysis, to extend this knowledge to more advanced theories and techniques and to apply these to practical problems. Most of these will be developments of methods which have been previously acquired but applied to more sophisticated problems. New areas of thermal stresses, plastic deformation and residual stresses will be treated and a new technique of analysis using energy methods will also be introduced and developed.

ECTS units:    6   
Contributing to Course Elements: 6 to ME3-LCTVS or ME4-LCTVS

 

Role

Associate Course Leader

Mechanical Transmissions Technology - ME4-MMTT

Aims

The course aims to cover the fundamentals of drive system and geared transmission design and technology. It is intended to develop students’ skills in various engineering science disciplines, into a capability to design and analyse transmission systems.

This Masters level, Advanced Application course builds on the knowledge gained in compulsory Engineering Science courses in earlier parts of the undergraduate curriculum, such as Stress Analysis and Materials together with a smaller amount of Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics. Satisfactory completion of the third year Tribology course is recommended but not compulsory.

 Lectures are aimed at providing a basic understanding of machine element and transmission system design, analysis and manufacture. These are complemented by use of the educational material provided by the British Gear Association and a talk by a visiting industry expert.

At least one visit to a transmission manufacturing plant is included. A transmission design project is carried out by students in small groups. In addition, course includes workshops on transmission component failure analysis and finite element modelling of gear systems both carried out by students in small groups.

ECTS units:    12   
Contributing to Course Elements: 12 to ME4-LCTVS Electives

 

Role

Lecturer

Tribology - ME3-HTRB

Aims

The overall aim of the Tribology Course is to provide students with a general and useful introduction to the main concepts and principles of Tribology (friction, lubrication and wear), with particular emphasis on lubricated systems. It is recognised that the field of Tribology is very large and multidisciplinary and that it is thus impossible to cover all aspects of the subject adequately. Instead the Tribology Course focuses on those areas of Tribology particularly relevant to the design and performance of lubricated machine components. The Course covers the underlying principles and provides an extensive set of handout notes and references aimed at assisting students comprehend and address tribological problems that they may meeting in their future engineering careers, even those outside the areas directly covered by the Course.

ECTS units:  6   
Contributing to Course Elements: 6 to ME3-LCTVS or ME4-LCTVS

 

Role

Lecturer (occasional)