ME 490

Advanced SolidWorks, Simulation, and Manufacturing

This is a technical elective for students who have skills and interest in serving as undergraduate mentors for design/manufacturing projects within the ME Department.  Special emphasis is given to advanced SolidWorks toolbars related to finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics/heat transfer, and multi-physics animation.  Students enrolled in the course will collaborate with instructors and graduate student mentors in creating instructional resources for use in future ME 490 courses and exemplary design documentation surrounding a manufacturing mini-project. An overview of course outcomes is given in the attached PowerPoint.

Synthesis of Fall 2013 Course Assessment Feedback 

FALL 2018 APPLICATION FORM

Syllabus Fall 2017

Class Schedule Below Simulation Resources

Simulation Resources
COMPUTATIONAL FLUIDS
AND HEAT TRANSFER
Flat Plate Conduction (pdf)
- Part
- Matlab Verification

Fin Heat Transfer (pdf)
- Part
- EES Verification

Flow Field in a Tank (pdf)
- Part

Drag Coefficient of a Sphere (pdf)






FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS
Stress in a Plate (pdf)

Fatigue of a Notched Part (pdf)

C-Clamp Stress Distribution (pdf)
- Part

Stepped Shaft Analysis Using
Bearing Supports (pdf)

- Parts (zip)

Iterative Part Optimization Using Trend Tracking (pdf)
- Trendtracker Part






MULTI-PHYSICS SIMULATION
Spring-Mass System (pdf)

4-Bar Linkage (pdf)

Suspension Analysis (pdf)
- Suspension Parts (zip)

Gear Train Simulation (pdf)
- Parts (zip)

Exporting Motion Paths for
External Analysis (pdf)

- Funnel and Ball Files (zip)
SPECIALIZATION EXAMS Sheet Metal
-practice exam
-additional exercises (a lot like actual test)

Week

Monday Wednesday Friday
Week 1:
8/20-8/24
Workday:
HW1 due by 11:59 PM
Week 2:
8/27-8/31
CSWP Section 3 Review and Practice CSWP Section 3 Review and Practice
  • Optional Class
  • CSWP Section 3 Review and Practice
  • Section 3 Due by 10 PM
Week 3:
9/3-9/7
Labor Day No Class
  • Optional Class
  • CSWP Section 2 Review and Practice
Week 4:
9/10-9/14
  • CSWP Section 2 Review and Practice
  • HW2 due by 11:59 PM
  • CSWP Section 2 Review and Practice


  • Optional Class
  • CSWP Review and Practice
  • CSWP Section 2 Due by 10 PM
Week 5:
9/17-9/2
1
  • CSWP Section 1 Review and Practice
  • Hand out CSWP Section 1 Vouchers
Optional Class, HW3 due by 11:59 PM
Week 6:
9/24-9/2
8
CSWP Section 1 Review and Practice
  • CSWP Section 1 Review and Practice
  • Introduce Sterling Engine Project
  • Optional Class
  • CSWP Section 1 Review and Practice
  • CSWP Section 1 Due by 10 PM
Week 7:
10/1-10/5
  • Meet in Senior Design Suite
  • Meet with mentors
  • Do machine plans and sign up for shop time

 

Week 8:
10/8-10/12
  • No Class
  • Shop Time
  • No Class
  • Shop Time
  • No class for shop time

 

Week 9:
10/15-10/19
No Class Shop Time No Class Shop Time No Class Shop Time
Week 10:
10/22-10/26
  • No Class
  • Shop Time

 

No Class Shop Time

  • No Class Shop Time
Week 11:
10/29-11/2
  • Meet in JEB331
  • Introduce Final Projects
  • Book Checkout
  • Drawing Tools Intro
  • HW 4 Assigned
    • Screenshots and documentation for practice exam
    • 3 exercises from book pgs 2-32
  • Drawing Tools Practice Exam

 

  • Meet in JEB331
  • Drawing Tools practice
  • Final Project Assignments and teams
    • FEA (validation of c-clamp or eyehook for ex)
    • Thermal Simulation of Stirling
    • Surfacing Exam
  • HW4 Due 11/1 11:59PM
  • Optional class
  • DWG TOOL EXAM DUE by 10PM
  • STERLING ENGINES DUE BY COB
  • SECTION 1 RETAKES DUE by 10PM
Week 12:
11/5-11/9
  • Meet in JEB331
  • Project Work
  • HW5 DUE 11/8 11:59PM
  • Optional class
  • WELDMENTS EXAM DUE by 10PM

 

Week 13:
11/12-11/16
  • Meet in JEB331
  • in-class exercise
  • final project work
  • HW6 DUE 11/15 11:59PM
  • SHEETMETAL EXAM DUE 10 PM
  • optional class
  • final project work
Week 14:
11/19-11/2
3
Fall Recess Fall Recess Fall Recess
Week 15:
11/26-11/30
  • Meet in JEB331
  • Check in on Projects
  • Project Work
  • Meet in JEB331
  • final project work
  • optional class
  • final project work

 

Week 16:
12/3-12/7
Tie Up Loose Ends Tie Up Loose Ends BOOKS CHECKED IN AND
FINAL PROJECTS DUE BY COB