Lecture: W 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Laboratory: W 2:00 - 6:00 PM
Course Learning Objectives
Describe the interaction with the client and market assessment
Define the four types of information needed by an engineer in design
Explain at least four modes of thought pertaining to the brain
Name three types of modeling and simulation in engineering design
Explain the differences between fixed costs and variable costs
Name at least three criteria pertaining to decision making
Explain the procedure for solving ethical conflicts
Write formal and informal engineering reports
Work as a part of a team
Successful completion of MENG 4143
Basic computer skills, MATLAB, MS Excel, hand calculator.
Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design. By Richard G. Budynas and J. Keith Nisbett, 8th edition
Engineering Design, By George E. Dieter, 3rd edition
Materials Science and Engineering, an Introduction. by William D. Callister, 7th edition
Course grades are based on the following items, with the relative weighting shown:
Weekly Progress Report: 15%
Conference and Journal Paper Writing or Instruction Manuals: 25%
End-of-Semester Design Report: 25%
SolidWorks Design and Simulation: 15%
End-of-Semester Oral Presentation: 10%
Lecture and Laboratory Format
This course consists of a one- hour lecture and four-hour design laboratory sessions per week. The one hour lecture session includes a short talk by the instructor, discussion of progress made in the assigned projects, difficulties, needs, and issues. The lab time will be spent by the groups working on their projects under the supervision of the instructor and the technician. In this second semester the students are required to finish their yearly project and build a prototype of their designed machine.
Weekly Progress Reports
Each group member is responsible for keeping a log book containing a list of all activities performed by the member. These log books will be used by the group to draft a single weekly progress report which is reviewed by the instructor. The weekly progress report must be in the form of a memorandum containing a list of activities planned, activities completed, activities not completed, activities scheduled for the following week, and a 1-2 page narrative of the progress made by the group and any issue it may have encountered during the design process. These weekly progress reports will be reviewed and kept by the instructor to keep track of the efforts made by each member of the group toward the success of the project.
Conference and Journal Paper Writing or Instruction Manuals
Based on the conducted research each group of students is required to write a conference or a journal paper about their project research, or to write a descriptive procedural manual with included experimental results. If the project is successful and introduces new engineering concepts, the students are required to file a patent report.
End-of-Semester Design Report and Presentation
At the end of the semester, by a date specified by the instructor, each group will submit a final major report containing the information specified in the guidelines handout distributed by the instructor. The group will also give an oral presentation to an audience composed of the instructor, the faculty, students, and possibly members from the industry. The end of the semester report will be graded by the instructor. The oral presentation will be graded by the instructor and the faculty.
SolidWorks Design Simulation
While a working prototype of the design is due by the end of the academic year, each group is required to produce and show a computer design and simulation of different (stress, frequency, fatigue, etc.) solutions of its assigned design problem. This simulation will be separately graded. Note: while many software tools can be used to develop a computer simulation, the most desirable is SolidWorks, since this tool is available in almost every computer in the department.
Weekly Progress Reports
Weekly reports are due at the beginning of each laboratory session, they will be accepted for a grace period of 48 hours and graded over 80% of the regular 100% weekly report grade. After the grace period, they will be still accepted and graded over 60% of the regular 100% weekly report grade. Each student is responsible for submitting his own individual personal weekly report copy, written in his own words. No dual or group weekly report copy is accepted unless specified by the instructor.
Students are required to attend lectures and labs on regular basis.
The attitude of each member of the group is going to be assessed throughout the semester by the instructor. This will be based on absenteeism, time on task, willingness to work, presentation, attitude toward instructor and toward other group members, and more.
Information contained in this syllabus, other than grading, late assignments, and attendance policies, may be subject to change with advance notice, as deemed appropriate by the instructor.