Sep 27, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GE 3651 - Computer-Aided Engineering Design

2 lecture hours 2 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This is a course in the applications of computing tools to the engineering design. Simulation tools and techniques for virtual prototyping and design optimization will be introduced. A team design project will be undertaken using these modern simulation tools. (prereq: GE 3650 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Apply the design methodology to design and analyze parts and assemblies of parts
  • Effectively communicate a design in graphics, report writing and oral presentations
  • Use computer tools to solve linear equations
  • Use the CAD package to design parts
  • Use FEA software to analyze stress and strain
  • Use computer tools to prototype and verify a design
  • Work in a work environment to develop and analyze an engineering design
  • Assign and/or divide engineering work in a group environment

Prerequisites by Topic
  • CAD Modeling

Course Topics
  • Review of statics and strength of materials
  • Overview of the design process with CAE (traditional versus concurrent engineering)
  • Definition of project goals, objective and constraints
  • Project conceptual design
  • CAD topics
  • Overview of the finite element (FE) method
  • Generation of a FE model from CAD (geometric) model
  • Linear structural analysis
  • Report writing methods and presentations

Laboratory Topics
  • Statics and strength of material review of application
  • Advanced CAD topics (enhanced features, assemblies)
  • CAD geometry export and import
  • FEA analysis
  • Design presentations

Dr. Robert Rizza

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