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Engineering Design and Analysis

EGR 101

Engineering Design and Analysis

EGR 101

Course Description

Prerequisite: MATH LEVEL 4. Applies critical thinking concepts to engineering problem solving strategies. Uses student work teams to solve a problem or develop a design on paper using the engineering design process. Uses research techniques on the Web or library, brainstorming for idea generation, criterion selection, and presents information in an oral and written format.(15-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate the procedures used in conducting and engineering design.

Objectives:

  • Define (and redefine) the problem statement so all understand it
  • Gather information pertinent to the design using the Web, library, magazines, trade journals, personal interviews, books
  • Participate effectively in a team setting, maintaining a productive atmosphere, committing to assignments out of class time
  • Brainstorm new ideas as a team. Generate a multiple of ideas
  • Use a criterion matrix to compare the 3 or 4 best ideas
  • Select the one best idea and develop its concept sufficiently for presentation
  • Team members communicate with each other via email or phone

Develop skill in presentation.

Objectives:

  • Develop CAD drawings or PowerPoint demonstration for the oral presentation
  • Write a concise report outlining the pros and cons of the final 3 or 4 ideas, and detail the selected design. The written report is embellished with sketches, drawings, and analyses using math relations

Demonstrate familiarity with engineering software used in design and analysis.

Objectives:

  • Become familiar with Design for Assembly by Boothroyd-Dewhurst
  • Become familiar with other software such as HydCalc, r Beam2D, and Finite Element Analysis