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Mechanical Systems

To design complex mechanical systems by optimizing the performance, the implementation delays and the production costs.

The design of mechanical systems is becoming more and more complex due to the constant technology innovations. The Mechanical Systems engineer manages the design and production process of those systems and integrates innovative technologies.

The Mechanical Systems engineer is able to integrate diversed technologies in a mechanical system such as: informatics, automation, innovative materials.

Core courses:

  • Solids mechanics
  • Mechanical properties and choice of materials
  • Project management and functional analysis
  • CAD/CAM
  • Automation and control
  • Digital simulations and finite elements calculations

Competences of the Mechanical Systems engineer:

  • To design mechanical systems
  • To model and simulate digitally mechanical systems behaviors
  • To integrate operating devices
  • To choose wisely the materials and manufacturing modes
  • To manage design projects with Computing Aided Engineering


Specializations (Filières):

Integrated mechanical design

Complex systems design and management by interacting with all the design process participants.

Specific competences:

  • Complex systems design
  • Actuators, sensors and commands
  • Advanced Computer aided design
  • Comparison between experiments and digital simulations
  • Fluids mechanics

Production systems design

Implementation of complex production systems with broad competencies in mechanics, manufacturing and control processes, automation, industrial engineering…

Specific competences:

  • Manufacturing technology and methods tools
  • Automation, robotics and actuators
  • Production management and organization and ergonomics

Information technology for mechanical engineering

Creation and development of innovative computing solutions for mechanical designers. The double competency mechanics/informatics covers technical data modeling, simulation and management.

Specific competences:

  • Advanced computer aided design
  • Data structure and databases
  • CAD/CAM administration
  • Computer aided systems and computer graphics

Digital simulation in mechanical engineering

Digital simulation especially structures calculations and material forming for mechanical design and manufacturing

Specific competences:

  • Advanced structure meshing
  • Modeling of materials behavior
  • Digital simulation of forming processes
  • Comparison between esperiments and digital simulations


Related laboratories:

  • LASMIS: Mechanical Systems an Concurrent Engineering

Example of research activity: link between design and eco-design tools, product lifecycle management by integrating environmental constraints