AAE 49000/59000: Design/Build/Test Projects
Individual or team projects utilizing the computational facilities in the Design/Build/Test Laboratory and the CNC machines at the Aerospace Sciences Laboratory
Format: One lecture per week plus team meeting and laboratory work
Credit hours: 3 credit hours
Course Instructor: Professor Sullivan
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Assessment Method: Design project, proposal, progress reports and final report.
- Provide an environment whereby students can use the latest engineering design and analysis software coupled with CAD/CAM software and rapid prototyping equipment so that the design can be realized in hardware and then tested
- Provides students with exposure to basic manufacturing tools and shop operating procedures
- Enhance teamwork and communication skills
- Necessary Background:
Following initial lectures on workshop safety, CAM software and CNC machine operation the lectures and team meeting discussion are tailored to the particular design projects Recent projects include: Electric Powered Pylon Racer Airplane, C-Wing, H2O2 Turbine, Top Fuel Dragster Front Wing, and a Micro Air Vehicle.
Relationship of course to program objectives:
AAE 490t/590t supports the following program objectives:
- Acquire the essential technical components of aerospace engineering
Develop basic engineering skills:
- An ability to formulate and solve problems
- An ability to work in teams
- The ability to communicate their work to others, in writing, orally, and graphically
- Have opportunities for research, independent study.
Prepared by: John Sullivan
Date: March 13, 2001