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
  • No Class
  • Shop day for sterling engine work

 

Week 8:
10/8-10/12
  • Meeting in Senior Design Suite
  • Shop Time
  • Meeting in Senior Design Suite
  • 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
  • Meet in JEB 331
  • Book Checkout
  • Go over Drawing Tools
  • practice test
  • HW 4 assigned

 

  • Meet in JEB 331
  • Time to work on HW4 and CSWP drwg tools practice
  • HW4 due 10/25 11:59 PM
  • DWG TOOL EXAM DUE 10PM
  • Sterling Engine Due by COB
Week 11:
10/29-11/2
  • Meet in JEB331
  • Introduce Final Projects
  • Go over surfacing exam
  • surfacing practice exam
  • HW 5 Assigned

 

  • Meet in JEB331
  • Surfacing practice and work time
  • Final Project Assignments and teams
  • Optional class
  • Work on Surfacing and final projects
Week 12:
11/5-11/9
  • Meet in JEB331
  • Project Work
  • Surfacing Work
  • HW 5 due 11:59 PM
  • Meet in JEB331
  • Project Work
  • Surfacing Exam due by 10 PM
  • Optional class
  • Final Project work

 

Week 13:
11/12-11/16
  • Meet in JEB331
  • go over weldments
  • Assign HW6
  • weldments practice exam
  • Meet in JEB331
  • weldments practice
  • final project work
  • HW6 DUE 11/15 11:59PM
  • WELDMENTS 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
  • Intoduce sheet metal
  • sheet metal practice exam
  • Check in on Projects
  • Project Work
  • Assign HW7
  • Meet in JEB331
  • sheet metal practice
  • final project work
  • HW7 Due 11/29 11:59 PM
  • optional class
  • final project work
  • Sheetmetal exam due by 10PM
Week 16:
12/3-12/7
Tie Up Loose Ends Tie Up Loose Ends BOOKS CHECKED IN AND
FINAL PROJECTS DUE BY COB