Advanced Graphics


In this module learners will apply their previous knowledge of descriptive geometry and apply it to related practical applications. The structure of the module is set up to allow the learner to explore the underlying principles involved in the many applications of the geometry and to develop a better understanding of the core geometrical concepts.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Construct involutes, helices, conical and Archimedean spirals and radial plate cams of given uniform velocity, simple harmonic motion, uniform acceleration and retardation to roller and flat followers

  2. Identify, investigate and represent the key structural forms including arches, domes, vaults, frames and surface structures

  3. Apply key principles of Discriptive Geometry to applied geotechnical problems involved in Road and Mining geometry

  4. Link educational theory with subject content to develop strategies for innovative pedagogical best practice.

  5. Determine plane directors for ruled surfaces and construct a hyperbolic paraboloid as a ruled surface; produce views and sections of a hyperboloid of revolution and geodesic domes of four points of frequency

  6. Explore key graphical principles utilizing innovative CAD based technology creating a strong link between three dimensional concepts and two dimensional procedures.

  7. Apply their knowledge of the various properties and principles of conic sections to solve problems relating to the topic. To use their visio-spatial ability to link the properties of the 3D cut cone with the planar shapes and forms associated with the resulting sections.

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