330-7002/01 – Design Functionality (DesFunc)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Applied MechanicsCredits4
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Radim Halama, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Radim Halama, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesBachelor, Follow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HAL22 prof. Ing. Radim Halama, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to provide students with basic vocabulary in English in the field. For this reason, compulsory literature is given only in English and there are two textbooks in Czech in the recommended literature (just for Czech students). Students will get an idea of the whole cycle of new product development. They will be able to apply the most commonly used product design methods. In the exercises, the aim is to teach students to use ANSYS Discovery Live software to optimize the shape of the proposed products. Subsequently, students will verify the acquired shape in SW ANSYS Workbench.

Teaching methods

Project work


The aim of the course is to teach students basic approaches and methods of design including ways of its validation. The course is taught in English. Students will acquire basic vocabulary in the field.

Compulsory literature:

[1] ROOZENBURG, N.F.M. AND EEKELS, J. PRODUCT DESIGN: Fundamentals and Methods, Utrecht: Lemma, 1995, 397p. [2] ANNEMIEK VAN BOEIJEN AND JAAP DAALHUIZEN. Delft Design Guide. TU Delft, Nederlands, 2010, 176p. [3] CROSS, N. Engineering Design Methods, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 1989, 230p.

Recommended literature:

[1] MARTY, D.M., ROBERT, A.M. Ecological Engineering Design Restoring and Conserving Ecosystem Services, First ed.: John Wiley & Sons, 2011, 339p. [2] BENJAMIN, S.B., BLYLER, J.E. System Engineering Management, Fifth ed. : John Wiley & Sons, 2016, 554p. [3] HALAMA, R. a kol. Vlastnosti a zkoušení materiálů, skripta VŠB - TU Ostrava, 2013.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Continuous completion of tests for feedback of substance understanding, oral exam.


Other requirements

seminar work creation


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Product innovation process 2. Basic design cycle, service loading and product conditions in service 3. Vision in product design 4. Design methods: Creating a design goal, Decision and selection, Evaluation of product features 5. Planning, communicating, reflection & design 6. Teamwork & design, basics of linkography, teamwork design methods comparison 7. Degradation processes 8. Elements of elasticity and strength 9. Dynamic loading 10. Temperature influence consideration in product design 11. Nonlinear behaviour of materials and its consequences on design 12. Experimental methods 13. Engineering models of product design 14. Design criteria for other degradation processes

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2021/2022 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 35  20
        Examination Examination 65  25
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Zápočet a zkouška

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2027/2028 (N0715A270034) Applied Mechanics P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2026/2027 (N0715A270034) Applied Mechanics P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2025/2026 (N0715A270034) Applied Mechanics P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2024/2025 (N0715A270034) Applied Mechanics P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2023/2024 (N0715A270034) Applied Mechanics P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (N0715A270034) Applied Mechanics P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (N0715A270034) Applied Mechanics P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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