The Engineering Design Challenge

Book description

The Engineering Design Challenge addresses teaching engineering design and presents design projects for first-year students and interdisciplinary design ventures. A short philosophy and background of engineering design is discussed. The organization of the University of Wyoming first-year Introduction to Engineering program is presented with an emphasis on the first-year design challenges. These challenges are presented in a format readily incorporated in other first-year programs. The interdisciplinary design courses address the institutional constraints and present organizational approaches that resolve these issues. Student results are summarized and briefly assessed. A series of short intellectual problems are included to initiate discussion and understanding of design issues. Sample syllabi, research paper requirements, and oral presentation evaluation sheets are included.

Table of contents

  1. Foreword
  2. Preface
  3. The World of Engineering Design
    1. Design Recognition
    2. What is Engineering Design
    3. Why Teaching Design is Difficult
    4. The Engineering Design Challenge
    5. References
  4. Introduction to Engineering
    1. ES 1000 Introduction to Engineering
      1. Introduction to University Life
      2. Intellectual Community
      3. Information Literacy
    2. Role of H. T. Person Chair
    3. Closing Comments on ES 1000
      1. Student Engagement
      2. The Course Structure
    4. Assessment
    5. References
  5. First-year Design Challenge Development
    1. Overall Challenge Philosophy
    2. Safety
    3. Cost and Time Constraints
    4. Awards and Prizes
    5. Assessment
  6. The First-year Design Challenges
    1. Introduction
    2. Fleet Efficiency and the Auto Design Dilemma
      1. Facilities
      2. The Challenge
      3. The Rules
      4. Safety
      5. Challenge Organization
      6. Concluding Comments
    3. Dunebuggy Dash
      1. Facilities
      2. Challenge
      3. The Rules
      4. Challenge Organization
      5. Concluding Comments
    4. First Flight: Fly a Foam Airplane 100 Yards
      1. Facilities
      2. Challenge
      3. The Rules
      4. Safety
      5. Challenge Organization
      6. Concluding Comments
    5. Hackysack Flip
      1. Facilities
      2. Challenge
      3. The Rules
      4. Safety
      5. Challenge Organization
      6. Concluding Comments
    6. Mousetrap Powered Car Slalom
      1. Facilities
      2. Challenge
      3. The Rules
      4. Safety
      5. Challenge Organization
      6. Concluding Comments
    7. The Great Wall of Carpet
      1. Facilities
      2. Challenge
      3. The Rules
      4. Scoring
      5. Some References
      6. Safety
      7. Challenge Organization
      8. Concluding Comments
    8. Underwater Recovery Vehicle
      1. Facilities
      2. Challenge
      3. The Rules
      4. Safety
      5. Challenge Organization
      6. Concluding Comments
    9. Wind Turbines and Wind Power Generation
      1. Facilities
      2. Challenge
      3. The Rules
      4. Developing a Test Program
      5. Calculations
      6. Challenge Day Setup
      7. Scoring
      8. Safety
      9. Challenge Organization
      10. Concluding Comments
  7. Interdisciplinary Design
    1. Objectives
    2. Administrative Issues
    3. Projects
      1. NASA Zero Gravity Projects
      2. Automated Transit System for Campus
      3. Disappearing Roads and Gas Extraction
      4. University Energy Plant Conversion
      5. Medieval Construction
    4. Student Recruitment
    5. Project Organization
    6. Assessment
  8. Interdisciplinary Projects
    1. Interdisciplinary Design Projects
    2. NASA Zero Gravity I: Construction in Space
      1. Objective
      2. Class Composition
      3. Class Organization
      4. Student Work
      5. Assessment
    3. NASA Zero Gravity II: Exercise Machine
      1. Objective
      2. Class Composition
      3. Class Organization
      4. Student Results
      5. Assessment
    4. Design of an Automated Transit System
      1. Objective
      2. Class Composition
      3. Class Organization
      4. Student Results
      5. Assessment Comments
    5. Disappearing Roads
      1. Objective
      2. Class Composition
      3. Class Organization
      4. Student Results
      5. Testing
      6. Assessment
      7. Acknowledgments
    6. Beetle Kill and Biomass Energy
      1. Objectives
      2. Class Composition
      3. Class Organization
      4. Student Results (1/2)
      5. Student Results (2/2)
      6. Assessment
    7. Gothic Cathedrals
      1. Objectives
      2. Class Composition
      3. Student Results
      4. Assessment Comments
    8. References
  9. Getting Started
    1. H. T. Person Design Challenge for Primary and Secondary Schools in Wyoming
      1. Engineering Background and History
      2. What an Equation Tells you About Design
    2. Meteor Collision Problem
    3. Tire Particle Problem
    4. What Happened?
      1. Windmill Collapse
      2. Bridge Accident
      3. Development of Stress and Strain Curves
    5. Notes for Chapter 7
      1. Paper Column Experiment
      2. Meteor Collision Problem
      3. Tire Particle Problem
      4. What Happened
      5. Stress-Strain Curves
  10. H.T. Person Lectures
  11. Sample Course Syllabus and Policy (1/2)
  12. Sample Course Syllabus and Policy (2/2)
  13. Information Literacy Paper
  14. Sample Oral Presentation Evaluation Sheets
  15. Author's Biography

Product information

  • Title: The Engineering Design Challenge
  • Author(s): Charles Dolan
  • Release date: March 2013
  • Publisher(s): Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781627051774