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Fall 2012-2013
MAE 321   na, npdf

Engineering Design

Luigi Martinelli

This course introduces the technical foundations and basic processes of Mechanical Design, which are appropriate for the design of both mechanical systems, and components. The emphasis is on innovation, and designing for the complete product life-cycle. Topics in parametric design and design optimization are also presented. Basic techniques in Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Manufacturing (CAM) are first introduced in the classroom, and then reinforced and expanded in the laboratory.

Sample reading list:
Shigley and Mische, Mechanical Engineering Design
M.F. Ashby, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading from references and notes. One major project. Lab reports and problem sets. Mid-term exam. The project will involve design concepts, component and system design, construction and device fabrication.

Design Project - 70%
Problem set(s) - 30%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
MAE 206, 221 and 222, and CEE205 or MAE 223.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22149 L01 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am M W F   Engineering Quad D-Wing   D221   Enrolled:45 Limit:65
22145 B01 12:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm M   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C119   Enrolled:8 Limit:8 Closed
22146 B02 12:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm T   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C119   Enrolled:3 Limit:8
22147 B03 12:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm W   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C119   Enrolled:8 Limit:8 Closed
22652 B04 12:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm Th   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C119   Enrolled:2 Limit:8
22148 B05 12:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm F   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C119   Enrolled:8 Limit:8 Closed
22150 B06 02:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C119   Enrolled:8 Limit:8 Closed
22153 B07 02:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
22151 B08 02:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C119   Enrolled:7 Limit:8
22653 B09 02:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm Th   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C119   Enrolled:1 Limit:8
22152 B10 02:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm F        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled