ME 213 -- INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL DESIGN
- COURSE OBJECTIVES:
- To learn basic concepts of
including design for
manufacturing and other
- To develop three-dimensional visualization skills and the
ability to create three-dimensional computer models.
- To gain skill in mechanical design through design practice in the
- To complete a design project.
Ian R. Grosse
- OFFICE: ELAB 213b
- OFFICE HOURS:
Open door policy on Mon. and Wed., 3:00 pm to
4:30 pm. I
also will be available during the scheduled lab period and sometimes
immediately after lectures. If you wish to schedule a meeting at any other
time, see me in class or send me E-MAIL.
- E-MAIL ADDRESS:
GROSSE@ECS.UMASS.EDU (or just GROSSE on the Engineering
network). E-mail is the best way to reach me for speedy replies to your
- PREREQUISITES: ME 211 (Strength of Materials) concurrently;
- COURSE STRUCTURE:
- Credits: 3
- Lectures: Monday and Wednesday at 11:15 am to 12:05 pm. Attendance
will be taken. You will be counted absent if you are not in class when
attendance is taken.
- Laboratory: One three hour lab a week, Tuesday, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm, ELAB
307/307A. Laboratory attendance is mandatory and attendance will be taken
at the beginning and end of the laboratory. You will be counted absent if
you are not in lab when attendance is taken.
- Homework: Assignments will be made but not collected or graded.
However, you should be prepared to discuss any assigned homework in
front of the class on the due date. Your participation in these
discussions will be noted and evaluated as part of your grade.
- Exams: None. Final project presentations will be given during the
final exam period.
- Project (includes design notebook, project proposal,
oral progress reports, working model, final written report, and final oral
- instructor and TA evaluation (includes
class participation, ungraded laboratory assignments, evaluation by your
partners, etc.) (25%)
- Dixon, John R. and Corrado Poli,
Engineering Design and Design for Manufacturing - A Structured Approach,
Field Stone Publishers, Conway, Mass. (1995).
- Saufley, Ted,
AutoCAD AME Solid Modeling for Mechanical Design, The Goodheart-Wilcox
Company, Inc., South Holland, Illinois (1994).
- SUPPLIES NEEDED:
- 3 1/2" high density, 1.44 meg diskettes. Probably about four will
be needed to hold you work and back it up properly.
- Three-ring looseleaf notebook preferably with engineer's note paper for
your design notebook. The design notebook is to be kept separately from
your class notes.
- Straight edge with scale, eraser, and pencil.
- SOME RULES:
- All computer work should be backed up. We are not responsible for lost
work because of carelessness in following this rule.
- Department and University regulations with respect to academic honesty
are in force. You are responsible for knowing what these regulations are
and following them. See the booklet
Undergraduate Rights & Responsibilities, 1995-1996 and the one page
Mechanical Engineering Department Academic Honesty Policy (available on
the ECS VAX system by typing COPY D$USERS1:[PASCOE]HONPOL. *.* at the VAX
prompt or request a copy from me if you need one).
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