ME 201/401 - Competition Projects

Sled Theses Kaizen Projects Tools & Resources

Course Description

The SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge team is a powertrain and drivetrain development team, striving to create a cleaner, quieter, and more fuel efficient snowmobile.  As part of this course you will be a member of a student design competition team. This course aims to develop technical skills in design, experimental work, and simulation. This course also has a strong focus on engineering soft skills, such as: teamwork, leadership, project management, written and oral communication, record-keeping, and professionalism.

Meeting Times and Locations (Unless otherwise stated on the date):
Classroom Meeting:       Wednesdays @ 5:15 PM in JEB 221

Team Meeting:             Mondays @ 5:15 PM in JEB 221

Interested in Joining the Team?  Learn more

Fall Semester                                            Jump to spring
Week 1: Aug 24 - 28
Due Dates, Deadlines, and Milestones

In-Class Activity

Post-Class Projects

Monday (team meeting)

   
Wednesday (class meeting)


   
Week 2: Aug 31 - Sept 4
Monday (team meeting)





201: Snowmobiles 101
Logbooks

401: Lab Hour Management
201: Introductory Assignment

401:
Wednesday (class meeting)



            
Week 3: Sept 7 - 11

Monday (team meeting)

201: Two strokes Breakdown



401: Project Management          
201: Read pages 1-31 of Bradbury's Thesis

401:
Wednesday (class meeting)
 

 
Week 4: Sept 14-18
Monday (team meeting)



Logbook Review Forms  
Wednesday (class meeting)

   
Week 5: Sept 21 - 25
Monday (team meeting)


   
Wednesday (class meeting)

- Introductory Assignment
   
Week 6: Sept 28 - Oct 2
Monday (team meeting)


   
Wednesday (class meeting)

- Bradbury Reading 1
201: Resumes

401: Resumes
201: Read pages 32-62 of Bradbury's   Thesis
Build/work on resume

401: Work on resume
Week 7: Oct 5 - 9
Monday (team meeting)


   
Wednesday (class meeting)


No Class, Career Fair 201: Read pages 63-104 of Bradbury's Thesis

401:
Week 8: Oct 12 - 16
Monday (team meeting)

   
Wednesday (class meeting)

-Bradbury reading 2&3

201/401: Competition &
               Virtual Modeling
201: Read Rules

401: Read Rules
Week 9: Oct 19 - 23
Monday (team meeting)



Meeting Agenda  
Wednesday (class meeting)

- Bradbury reading 3
- Rules reading 1
201: Bradbury Quiz, Machining

401: Machining
201:

401:
Week 10: Oct 26 - 30
Monday (team meeting)



Meeting Agenda  
Wednesday (class meeting)

- Logbook Check
- Rules reading 2
201: SmERF Tour/Dyno Testing and Operation

401: SmERF Tour/Dyno Testing and Operation
201: Read x-x from Johnson's Thesis

401:
Week 11: Nov 2 - 6
Monday (team meeting)



Meeting Agenda  
Wednesday (class meeting)

- Johnson Reading 1
201: Testing Methdology and CVTs

401: Testing Methdology and CVTs
201: Read x-x from Johnson's Thesis

401:
Week 12: Nov 9 - 13
Monday (team meeting)


Meeting Agenda  Study for CVT quiz  

Leads: Start Abstracts

Wednesday (class meeting)

201: CVT Quiz, Ethanol Presentation, GT Suite

201 Tech: Meeting Schedule
201: TECH COURSE: Track Swap

Week 13: Nov 16 - 20
Monday (team meeting)

Meeting Agenda Leads: Work on Abstract
Wednesday (class meeting)

- Logbook Check
201: Ethanol HW due

- Calibration Presentation
201: TECH: Possibly Putting Track back together
Fall Break: Nov 23 - 27
Things to work on over break:
Enjoy Your Break! Leads:
Week 14: Nov 30 - Dec 4
Monday (team meeting)

ZOOM LINK FOR MEETING

Meeting Agenda
 
Wednesday (class meeting)

ZOOM LINK FOR CLASS

201: Pi-Innovo
201:

401:
Week 15: Dec 7 - 11 -- DEAD WEEK
Monday (team meeting)

   
Wednesday (class meeting)

201: Semester Review

401: Semester Review
201:

401:
Week 16: Dec 14 - 18 -- FINALS WEEK

Before you leave:

Logbook submitted in Mindworks by December 14th!! Complete a rough draft of your section of the paper by January 1!!
Winter Break: Dec 21 - Jan 1
Things to work on over break: Have a happy winter break and be ready to come back and work hard!
2nd Semester Important Dates and Projects



Paper



Outline completed:              xx

1st draft completed:            xx

Draft ready for Alumni:       xx

Draft ready for Dan:           1-31

Submit Paper:                    3-15
 



MSRP


Initial Draft:                        xx

Draft Ready for Alumni:     xx

Final Draft:                        xx

Submit MSRP:                 3-15




Important Dates


Design Freeze:                xx

Manufacturing Freeze:     xx

Testing Freeze:                xx

Start of Comp:                 3-15
 

Spring Semester
Week 1: January 11-15
Due Dates, Deadlines, and Milestones

In-Class Activity

Post-Class Projects

Monday (team meeting)

Spring Zoom (24/7)  
Wednesday (class meeting)


Spring syllabus  
Week 2: January 18-22
Monday (team meeting)






 
Wednesday (class meeting)



            
Week 3: January 25-30

Monday (team meeting)

Quarter Turn Screw part 1            
Wednesday (class meeting)
Testing Method Presentation 1.Testing Methodology Assignment
Helpful links
2.Search for 'snowmobile stationary test' - SAE International
3. Hardware Verification, Testing and Maintenance (aceproject.org)


 
Week 4: February 1-5
Monday (team meeting)



Meeting Agenda
2 QOL Project Reviews
Remote Access Links
Wednesday (class meeting)

Homework questions/ input
Testing quiz (5min+ review 5min)
Sensors Presentation
Sensors Assignment
Week 5: Feb 8-12
Monday (team meeting)


   
Wednesday (class meeting)

 
Sensor quiz
2021 Rules Page

2021 Rules assignment
Week 6: February 15-19
Monday (team meeting)


   
Wednesday (class meeting)


Minutes (head count)
Johnson Thesis or group GT suite session
Johnson Reading 1-21 Link
Assignment Johnson 1-21
Start using logbooks
while learning GT-Suite
Week 7: Feb 22-26
Monday (team meeting)


Begin Competition Paper  
Wednesday (class meeting)


   
Week 8: March 1-5
Monday (team meeting)

Choose competition presenters  
Wednesday (class meeting)


   
Week 9: March 8-12
Monday (team meeting)



Competition Presentation dry runs  
Wednesday (class meeting)

   
Week 10: March 15-19
Monday (team meeting)



Paper Due
Competition Week
Model Due
Presentation Due
 
Wednesday (class meeting)