ME 46200/ 3 Cr.
Introduction to the concurrent engineering design process. Emphasis on the application of the design process. Mechanical engineering as well as multi-disciplinary design projects performed by student teams. Lectures are supplemented by guest speakers.Note: This course has required team meetings that may have meeting times outside the regularly scheduled class time.
- Available Online: No
- Credit by Exam: No
- Laptop Required: No
P: ME 37200.
C: ME 34400, ME 40600, ME 48200, ME 41400 OR ME 45310
David G. Ullman, The Mechanical Design Process, 6th Edition, McGraw-Hill.
To teach the process of design to generate better quality designs in less time, the organization within a company, how to be more creative in solving design problems, and how to design as part of a group activity.
- Apply the design process to fulfill customer’s needs.
- Identify and formulate design tasks and their objectives.
- Establish a project schedule and work plan, and aware of project management techniques.
- Develop design specifications by completion of a house of quality.
- Generate design ideas based on functional decomposition.
- Evaluate the ideas based on customer requirements.
- Creatively generate product designs.
- Complete the design including considerations for cost, safety, environmental, and societal impacts.
- Validate the final design through simulation and/or working prototype.
- Utilize computer-aided design tools for engineering design, analysis and manufacturing.
- Develop a physical prototype of the final design using appropriate manufacturing tools
- Give technical presentations and communicate accurately and effectively through weekly progress report, project proposal, organized final design report, and oral presentation.
- Document the design activities and outcomes through product development file, drawings, meeting minutes, and personal design notebook.
- Conduct Library/Internet search of patents and literature
- Work effectively as (multidisciplinary) team player and demonstrate his/her participation through a personal design notebook.
- Show awareness of lifelong learning and ethical aspects
- Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context through broad education.
- Presentation of projects, team forming, projects assignment
- Design process and its planning
- Project specification development
- Concept generation
- Concept evaluation
- Product generation
- Product evaluation
- Robust design
- Finalizing product design