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Title: Effective Integration of Mathematical And Cae Tools In Engineering PDF
Url: http://search.asee.org/search/fetch?url=file%3A%2F%2Flocalhost%2FE%3A...
Creator: Echempati, Raghu
Mahajerin, Enayat
Sala, Anca
Publisher: American Society for Engineering Education
Description: Today, more than ever, engineers are challenged to use efficient computational tools in the simulation and design processes. Math software tools such as MATLAB, MathCAD and Excel in recent years have achieved wide spread acceptance throughout the educational and industrial communities. Moreover, CAE tools such as Solid Edge, Unigraphics, I-DEAS, ANSYS, etc., are used to perform parametric design and finite element analysis of individual components and simple mechanical assemblies. Integration of such tools into the engineering curriculum enhances students understanding of, and appreciation for the iterative and open endedness nature of design problems. This paper describes the teaching and learning experiences of including such tools in few example courses in mechanical engineering. One of them is a Computational and Experimental course (Course 1 taught at Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) using MATLAB), the second one is a Computational course (Course 2, taught at Baker College (BC)), and the third course is Machine Design (Course 3, taught at Kettering University (KU) using Excel and other CAE/FEA tools). The first and the third courses are 4-credit and junior level subjects that include workshop sessions and laboratory assignments, while the second one is a 4-credit, senior level theoretical course. These example courses have both individual and collaborative assignments, which include conduction of experiments in order to generate data. Experience from all these courses taught at these universities shows that when students generate data on their own using good engineering judgment, they can easily process the data, develop and interpret any mathematical and statistical models for the experiment.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Education -- Special topics, A-Z -- Engineering education
Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery
Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery -- Machine design and drawing
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Instructional issues
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Key Concept: Mechanical engineering
Mechanical engineering -- Machine design
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
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Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
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Language: English
Rights: American Society for Engineering Education
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2011-06-29 03:00:05 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-06-12 14:51:17 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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