ME470 Schedule

Fall 2013

Syllabus

 

Day

Date

Day

Topics / Activities

Required Files

Reading

Assignment

Day 1

Sept 5

Thurs

Course Introduction

Assign Team/Team Design Exercise

Course Description

Brackin-Intro.pptx

 

Assigned: Team Homework

Install Minitab

Week1

Day 2

 

Sept 9

Mon

Statistics, ANOVA

Bring laptop

M&M minitab file

 Statistics.ppt

Oil-Slinger File

Review of Statistics

Due: Team Homework

Assigned: Statistics Oil-Slinger

Day 3

Lab 1

Sept 11

Wed

Overview of Engineering Design

Product Development Process

Lab 1: V-Rod

Process_Overview.pptx

Colbert Nation

 

V-Rod Assignment

Ch. 1-2

Assigned: V-Rod

 

Day 4

Sept 12

Thurs

Design of Experiments for Design

Need Laptop

 DOE.pptx

Coke_Fill_Height.mpj

Frisbee_mpj

Windturbine.mpj

 

Assigned: Statistics Windturbine

Week 2

Day 5

Sept 16

Mon

Design of Experiments for Design

Introduction of Course Design, Build, Test project

DOE Day2.pptx

 

Assigned: Design, Build, Test project

Concept Development Description

Due: Statistics Oil-Slinger

Bring laptop next week

Day 6

Lab 2

Sept 18

Wed

Lab 2: DOE Lab - Predictive Equations for Product Performance

Bring laptop

 Crossbow_mpj

 

 

Assigned: Crossbow Lab

Due: V-Rod

Day 7

Sept 19

Thurs

Opportunity Identification, Customer Needs and

Customer Requirements

Cust-Requirements.pptx

 

Ch. 3-5 

Assigned: Customer Requirements

Due: Statistics Windturbine

Week 3

Day 8

Sept 23

Mon

Establishing the Engineering Characteristics

PDS.ppt

 

Ch. 6 

 

Assigned: Metrics

Day 9

Lab 3

Sept 25

Wed

Lab 3: Robust Design Lab

IntroRobust.ppt RobustExecution.ppt

Student Files.mpj

Ch. 15

 

Assigned: Robust Design

StudentLeafSpring.mpj

Due: Crossbow Lab

Day 10

Sept 26

Thurs

Ethics

ASME

Handout

Assigned: Ethics

 Due: Customer Requirements (Friday)

Week 4

Day 11

Sept 30

Mon

Economic Decision Making:

Time Value of Money

Cost Comparisons

Depreciation

Economics.ppt 

Need Laptop

Ch. 17

Due: Metrics

Assigned: Economics Homework

Day 12

Lab 4

Oct 02

Wed

Lab 4: Career Fair

(At SRC when you wish)

 

 

Get Job

Due: Robust Design

Day 13

Oct 03

Thurs

Economic Decision Making:

Taxes

Profitability of Investments

Sensitivity and Break-Even Analysis

Economics.ppt 

Need Laptop

Ch. 17

Due: Ethics

Due: Metrics

Week 5

Day 14

Oct 07

Mon

Economic Decision Making

 Need Laptop

Ch. 17

 

Day 15

Lab 5

Oct 09

Wed

Lab 5: Economics Lab

 Economics Project

Need Laptop

 

Assigned: Economics Lab

Day 16

Oct 10

Thurs

Mid-term

 

 

 

Week 6 Day 17

Oct 14

Mon

Concept Generation, Creativity in Design

CG_2013.ppt

Ch. 7

Assigned: Factors in Turbine Design

Day 18

Lab 6

Oct 16

Wed

Lab 6: Engineering/Economics/Politics

 

 

CRSSubsidies

CRSMarkets

Assigned: Regulatory, Patents, Benchmarking (PDS)

Due: Economics Lab

Due: Economics Assignment

 

 

Oct 17

 

Fall Break

 

 

Renew/Refresh

Week 7 Day 19

Oct 21

Mon

Concept Generation, Creativity in Design

CG2.ppt

On the spot design

Ch. 7

Due: Factors in Turbine Design

Day 20

Lab 7

Oct 23

Wed

Lab 7: On the Spot/Set Based Design

 On the spot design

Set Based Design

Sobek and Ward Paper

Assigned: Set Based Design

Due: PDS Assignment

Day 21

Oct 24

Thurs

Concept Selection

 

ConceptSelect.ppt

 

Ch. 8

 

Assigned: Project Concept Selection

 

Week 8

Day 22

Oct 28

Mon

Functional Analysis for PDS

Functional Analysis.pptx

Ch. 6

 

Day 23

Lab 8

Oct 30

Wed

Lab 8: Functional Decomposition

Bring Computer to Class

 

 

Assigned: Functional Decomposition

Due: Set-Base Design

Day 24

Oct 31

Thurs

FMEA

FMEA.pptx

Handout

Due: Project Concept Selection

 

Week 9 Day 25

Nov 04

Mon

TRIZ Day 1

Bring laptop to class

Triz.pptx

Handout

 

Day 26

Lab 9

Nov 06

Wed

Lab 9: design for Assembly

 

 

Due: DFA  in class

Due: Functional Decomposition

Day 27

Nov 07

Thurs

TRIZ: Inventive Problem Solving

 

Handout

 

Week 10 Day 28

Nov 11

Mon

Work day for report and design

 

 

Due: Ethics Submission to Electronic Portfolio

Day 29

Lab 10

Nov 13

Wed

Lab 10: Demonstration of Design Project

 

 

Due: Design Project Hardware

Day 30

Nov 14

Thurs

Review

 

 

 

 

Nov 15

Fri

 

 

 

Due: Design Report