Computer-Aided Engineering Applications

Computer-Aided Engineering Applications
Application of computer-aided engineering tools to design; 3-D geometry and solid modeling; applying finite element analysis, kinematic analysis, and other software to engineering analysis.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesME EN 272 & ME EN 273 & CE EN 204
 ProgramsContaining ME EN 471
Course Outcomes

Product Lifecycle Management Methods

An understanding of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) methods and techniques for enabling distributed teams to collaborate on a shared design.

Topology Optimization

An understanding of the underlying mathematics of topology optimization, its CAx methods, and the role topology optimization plays in conceptual, preliminary and detail product design.

Curves, Surfaces, and Solids

An understanding of the mathematics of curves, surfaces and solids, and a mastery of both surface and solid modeling techniques found in a modern commercial CAD package.

CAD Models

The ability to create robust parametric CAD models of mechanical components and assemblies.

Mass Properties, FEA, CFD, Animation, and Motion Analysis

An understanding of the underlying mathematics of Mass Properties, FEA, CFD, animation and motion analysis; their CAx methods, and the role these methods and applications play in preliminary and detail component and assembly design.

Preparing CAD Models for Rapid Prototyping

An understanding of the process for preparing CAD models for Rapid Prototyping.

Team Based Design Engineering

Experience practicing team based design engineering.

Understanding Global Competencies

An understanding of the following global competencies:

a. Experience working in or directing a team of ethnic and cultural diversity.

b. Understand cultural influences on product design, manufacture and use.

c. Understand how cultural differences affect how engineering tasks are performed.