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Computer-Aided-Engineering Design

MEEG 202


Spring, 2005



James Glancey

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Bioresources Engineering
124 Worrilow Hall  or 102 Spencer Lab

Newark, DE

Lab:  302-831-1179   Cell: 302-690-7531


Justin Alms                            
Jason Tieste                           
Brian Tuchband                     



      Lecture:      Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-10:45a, 109 Willard Hall



                            Section 10:  Tuesday 11:00-12:15, 046 Colburn (eCALC)

                            Section 11:  Tuesday 12:30-1:45, 046 Colburn (eCALC)

                            Section 12:  Thursday 11:00-12:15, 046 Colburn (eCALC)

                            Section 13:  Friday 2:00-3:15, 046 Colburn (eCALC)


      Student Shop:  Additional times in the Spencer Machine Shop and for field trips will be scheduled during the semester.


      Office Hours: 

                           Glancey:.............. R  12:30-1:30;  F 1:00-2:00  in 102 Spencer, or by appointment. 

                           Alms:................... W 9:30-11:30 in 109 Spencer

                           Tieste:................. MF  12:15-1:15 in 109 Spencer

                           Tuchband:.......... MF 12:15-1:15 in 109 Spencer

Course Objectives:

This course is an exposure to computer-aided engineering (CAE) that uses a commercial CAE package to demonstrate the various concepts.  Computer-aided engineering (CAE) aids in the design process by developing a computer-based description of a device or system that can then be used to drive other engineering applications such as drafting, numerical analysis (for example, finite-element analysis), and manufacturing (for example, numerically-controlled machining). For more advanced CAE, the engineer creates a parametric description allowing for the creation of device families and the integration of certain domain knowledge.  The specific application that will be emphasized in this course is drafting. Drafting techniques allow the engineer to communicate detailed creation and/or assembly information in a recognized, unambigous and standard manner. The course will begin with students sketching three-dimensional objects and will end with a demonstration of parametric feature-based solid modeling and 3-D printing of a mechanical object. Although there will be lectures and assignments on three-dimensional modeling, the core of this introductory course will be on generating two-dimensional drawings of mechanical components.

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