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A Hands-on Approach in Teaching Machine Design

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2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Seattle, Washington

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June 14, 2015

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June 14, 2015

End Date

June 17, 2015





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Mechanical Engineering Division Poster Session

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Mechanical Engineering

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26.52.1 - 26.52.9



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Luis E Monterrubio Robert Morris University Orcid 16x16

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Luis Monterrubio joined the Robert Morris University Engineering Department as an Assistant Professor in the Fall of 2013. He earned his B.Eng. from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, his M.A.Sc. form the University of Victoria, Canada, and his Ph.D. from the University of Waikato, New Zealand. All degrees are in Mechanical Engineering and both M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. studies are related with vibrations. After his Ph.D. he worked at the University of California, San Diego as postdoctoral fellow in the area of bioacoustics.
He teaches dynamics, machine design, numerical methods and finite element methods.
He has work for the automotive industry in drafting, manufacturing, testing (internal combustion engines—power, torque and exhaust emissions, vibration fatigue, thermo-shock, tensile tests, etc.), simulations (finite element method), and as a project manager (planning and installation of new testing facilities).

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Arif Sirinterlikci Robert Morris University Orcid 16x16

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Arif Sirinterlikci is a University Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and the Department Head of Engineering at Robert Morris University. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees, both in Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in Turkey. His Ph.D. is in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Ohio State University. He has been actively involved in ASEE and SME organizations and conducted research in Rapid Prototyping and Reverse Engineering, Biomedical Device Design and Manufacturing, Automation and Robotics, and CAE in Manufacturing Processes fields.

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A Hands-on Approach in Teaching Machine DesignThe purpose of this paper is to recognize active engagement of students within a Machine Designcourse. The modified curriculum is not based on a theoretical design project but a hands-onapproach. The added material aims to duplicate practices that are usually included in the designand development of new products in the industry. The laboratories listed below are given onlyafter covering an introduction to the design philosophy presented by Eggert in [1] and the firsttwo parts of the textbook by Budynas and Nisbett [2]. The design philosophy in [1] splits thedesign process in five phases (formulation, concept design, configuration design, parametricdesign and detail design). The first two parts in [2] cover fatigue and theories of failure. Partthree of the textbook [2] is given in lecture and will be supported by the practically orientedlaboratories listed below and their associated content:Injection Molding Laboratory:  Part and mold design in Computer Aided Design environment  Part and mold optimization through Moldflow analysis  NC Code generation in Mastercam for manufacturing the mold  Manufacture of the mold with a CNC machine  Use of a Coordinate Measurement Machine for quality assurance of the plastic parts made in the mold.Sand Casting Laboratory:  Finite Element Analysis of a bracket design using topology optimization  3D printing of optimized bracket pattern  Sand casting of the bracket  Stress test of the bracket  Fatigue test of the bracket – review of the procedureQuality Assurance/Reliability Laboratory:  Additional Coordinate Measurement Activity  Design for Manufacturing and Assembly Activity  Failure Mode and Effects Analysis ActivityWritten reports will be used to evaluate students as well as the quality outcome of their practicalwork and their active participation levels. Student feedback and observations of activities willalso be employed in continuous improvements of the efforts. With this project, the authors willfocus on a rare approach to machine design by including necessary Industrial and ManufacturingEngineering tools for improving Machine Design Education. The authors will believe that theinitiative will also strengthen the impact on the following ABET outcomes of the course infocus: (c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realisticconstraints - manufacturability(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary forengineering practice.References[1] Eggert, R. J. Engineering Design. Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ., 2005,[2] Richard G. Budynas, J. Keith Nisbitt (2010), Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design,Mcgraw Hill 9th edition, ISBN: 978-0-07-352928-8.

Monterrubio, L. E., & Sirinterlikci, A. (2015, June), A Hands-on Approach in Teaching Machine Design Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23393

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