March 25, 2018
March 25, 2018
March 27, 2018
The University of Washington Bothell’s mechanical engineering program, which is three years old, has one course in materials science (Fundamentals of Materials Science) that lays the foundation for the mechanical and capstone design courses. Thus, it is paramount to the faculty that through this course, students gain a solid understanding as to how the materials selection and processing will ultimately affect their final product. Granta CES Edupack is a comprehensive materials science software program that is available to the students at the junior and senior level within the ME program. In past offerings, CES Edupack has been introduced at the end of the course at a basic level to introduce the students to concepts of materials selection. Prior students have not considered the software as a tool for materials selection in their mechanical design and capstone projects in the past, likely due to only having a brief exposure to the software mainly in the fundamental materials course. In order to give students a deeper knowledge to be able to independently utilize it in subsequent classes, the first materials science course module is being revised and a second module has been developed in order to provide students with a more hands-on and in-depth materials selection learning experience. This work is currently on-going.
Wright, C. J., & Bridge, J. W. (2018, March), Case Study: Practical Introduction of a Materials Selection Software in a Fundamentals of Materials Science Course Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Zone IV Conference, Boulder, Colorado. https://peer.asee.org/29603
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