ME 598 DFS - Fun with Mechanics

Fall 2021

Fun with MechanicsME598DFS68952LEC2 -    Darrell F Socie

Official Description

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in mechanical engineering intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.

Section Description

This course is being offered to give graduate students an opportunity to participate in a creative design project course that is of a competitive nature. In the first semester ( 2 credit hours ) small student teams of 3 persons will design a machine to meet the specified technical requirements of the competition and provide an engineering analysis that shows that their design is likely to be successful. Fabrication will take place in the second semester ( 2 credit hours). The project consists of designing and building a vehicle that is powered by a cordless electric drill that carries a human driver. A competition consisting of racing around the Engineering Quad will be held at the end of the second semester in the spring of 2021. Previous years projects included vehicles powered by planar leg mechanisms and diwheels. The Fall 2020 project will require that the vehicles be powered by a scissors mechanism. This course has no lectures or exams, grades are based solely on the project