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Implementing Mechatronics Design Methodology in Mechanical Engineering Technology Senior Design Projects at Old Dominion University

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2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

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June 15, 2014

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June 18, 2014

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2153-5965

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Topics Enhancing ET Education

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Engineering Technology

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11

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24.706.1 - 24.706.11

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https://peer.asee.org/20598

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Vukica M. Jovanovic Old Dominion University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-8626-903X

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Dr. Jovanovic is currently serving as Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology Department, Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. Prior to joining ODU's Engineering Technology Department Dr. Jovanovic was teaching at Trine University, Angola, Indiana at Design Engineering Technology Department. Before Trine, she was working as an instructor and a graduate research assistant at Product Lifecycle Management Center of Excellence at Purdue University. She also served as instructor in STEM Academic Boot Camp, Diversity Program. Prior to joining Purdue, Dr. Jovanovic worked as a faculty at University of Novi Sad at departments of Industrial Engineering and Management. Dr. Jovanovic received M.Eng. (dipl.ing.) degree from University of Novi Sad, Serbia in Robotics, Mechatronics and Automation and M.Sc. (Magistar) degree in Production Systems Design, both at Department of Industrial Engineering. She received a PhD in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University. In addition, Dr. Jovanovic's scholarly publications include 50 journal articles and papers in conference proceedings, two technical reports, and seven poster presentations focusing on mechatronics, product identification, product lifecycle management, assembly systems, collaborative engineering, automation, and energy efficiency. She was active member of European Robotic Association EUROBOT, and currently serves as a co-advisor of ODU IEEE Car Team. She had internships in engineering services, aerospace, and power generation industries.

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Jennifer Grimsley Michaeli PE Old Dominion University

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Dr. Michaeli is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Technology of Old Dominion University. She received her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Old Dominion University, her MSc in Ocean Systems Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and her BSc in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Webb Institute. Prior to her arrival to ODU, Dr. Michaeli over 15 years with the Department of Defense and industry as a Naval Architect and Program Manager where she carried out design and engineering, construction and testing for marine vehicles. At ODU, Dr. Michaeli’s research and educational interests include topics concerning naval architecture, marine engineering, design, manufacturing and testing of composites and lightweight structures, and engineering multi-criteria decision methodologies. Dr. Michaeli is actively involved in industry-government-academia partnerships to further the advancement of naval and marine engineering.

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Otilia Popescu Old Dominion University

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Dr. Otilia Popescu received the Engineering Diploma and M.S. degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Romania, and the PhD degree from Rutgers University, all in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Her research interests are in the general areas of communication systems, control theory, and signal processing. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Technology, Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, teaching courses for the Electrical Engineering Technology track. Prior to joining ODU she had academic positions at the University of Texas at Dallas, University of Texas at San Antonio, Rutgers University, and Politehnica University of Bucharest.

To date, Dr. Popescu has co-authored over 30 papers published in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. She is senior member of the IEEE. Dr. Popescu has participated in the technical program committee for various IEEE conferences, including ICC, VTC, GLOBECOM, and CAMAD.

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Moustafa R. Moustafa Old Dominion University

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Professor Moustafa joined the Mechanical Engineering Technology department in August of 1979. Since then, he continuously taught, advised, guided and supervised students helping them to acquire the necessary knowledge, education, technical, ethical and communication skills.
Professor Moustafa’s expertise is in the areas of machine design, computer aided design and solid modeling. Moustafa taught courses in 2-D and 3-D Cad, statics and dynamics, strength of materials, design of machine elements, mechanical systems design and senior design project.
He is in charge of the senior design project for the mechanical engineering technology department. He encourages seniors to work on practical projects. Some of these projects are provided by local industrial and manufacturing corporations
He has been instrumental in the development and offering of online senior classes to off campus students in support of the growing trend of distance education.
He was the manager of one of the 1st AutoCAD Authorized training centers in the Nation. He taught hundreds of continuing education classes and trained thousands of professionals in AutoCAD software products over many years.
Professor Moustafa is the faculty advisor of the student chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

Professor Moustafa was the PI for several applied projects conducted through Virginia's Applied Technology and Professional Development Center (VATPDC).

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Mileta Tomovic Old Dominion University

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Dr. Tomovic received BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Belgrade, MS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Michigan. Dr. Tomovic is currently serving as Chair of Engineering Technology Department, F. Batten College of Engineering and Technology, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. Prior to joining ODU Dr. Tomovic had seventeen years of teaching and research experience at Purdue University, with emphasis on development and delivery of manufacturing curriculum, conducting applied research, and engagement with Indiana industry. While at Purdue University, Dr. Tomovic served as W. C. Furnas Professor of Enterprise Excellence, University Faculty Scholar, Director of Digital Enterprise Center, and Special Assistant to Dean for Advanced Manufacturing. He has co-authored one textbook on materials and manufacturing processes that has been adopted by over 50 national and international institutions of higher education. In addition, he has authored or co-authored over 60 papers in journals and conference proceedings, focused on applied research related to design and manufacturability issues, as well as issues related to mechanical engineering technology education. Dr. Tomovic made over 20 invited presentations nationally and internationally on the issues of design optimization and manufacturability. He has co-authored four patents, and over 100 technical reports on practical industrial problems related to product design and manufacturing process improvements. Dr. Tomovic is also serving as Honorary Visiting Professor at Beihang University, Beijing, China.

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Alok K. Verma P.E. Old Dominion University

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Dr. Alok K. Verma is Ray Ferrari Professor and, Director of the Lean Institute at Old Dominion University. He also serves as the President of the International Society of Agile Manufacturing (ISAM) and the chief editor of the International Journal of Agile Manufacturing (IJAM). Alok received his B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from IIT Kanpur, MS in Engineering Mechanics and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from ODU. Prof. Verma is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Virginia, a certified manufacturing engineer and has certifications in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma. He has organized several international conferences as General Chair, including ICAM-2006 and ICAM-1999 and also serves as associate editor for three International Journals. His scholarly publications include 35 journal papers and 55 papers in conference proceedings. Dr. Verma has developed and delivered training program in Lean Enterprise & Design for Manufacturing for Northrop Grumman Newport News, STIHL and several other companies in U.S. He has developed simulation based training programs for shipbuilding and repair industry under two grants from the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) and continues to work to improve STEM education with support from two National Science Foundation, (NSF) grants. He is well known internationally and has been invited to deliver keynote addresses at several national and international conferences on Lean/Agile manufacturing. Dr. Verma has received the Regional Alumni Award for Excellence for contribution to Lean Manufacturing research, the International Education Award at ODU and Ben Sparks Medal by ASME. He is active in ASME, ASEE, SME and SNAME. Dr. Verma continues to serve the Hampton Roads community in various leadership positions.

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Cheng Y. Lin P.E. Old Dominion University

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Dr. Lin is a Professor and Program Director of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Old Dominion University. He received his PhD of Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1989, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Virginia. Dr. Lin has expertise in automation control, machine design, CAD/CAM, CNC, geometric dimensioning and

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Abstract

Implementing Mechatronics Design Methodology in Mechanical Engineering TechnologySenior Design Projects at the Old Dominion UniversityMultidisciplinary area of mechatronics has gained attention of various stakeholders such asindustry, apprenticeship programs, community colleges and academia. As a nature ofengineering design has changed recently due to changes in embedded system design andcomputer technologies, it is rare to design a purely mechanical design with no electrical andelectronic components. Therefore, there is a need for students form mechanical engineeringtechnology program to go one step further than their regular core curriculum courses taken in thearea of electrical engineering technology. For that purpose, various undergraduate programs inengineering technology have added mechatronics courses in their curriculum. These coursesusually focuses on a problem based learning and project based approach. In this way, futuredesigners and manufacturing engineers can learn about applications of mechatronics which isvery important for their future careers in various industries, especially in advancedmanufacturing sector which has a shortage of skilled workforce for many positions related torobotics and mechatronics. Mechanical Engineering Technology program already has courses inadvanced manufacturing area such as Robotics, Automation, Lean Manufacturing, ComputerIntegrated Manufacturing and Advanced Manufacturing Processes. Two courses related toMechatronics were added to the same focus area of Advanced Manufacturing. In this paper, aneffect to current senior design projects related to the area of mechatronics will be given. Many ofengineering technology students enjoy working on their senior design projects which includehands on experience, design and realization of a mechatronic device. They feel more confidentafter they completed a functional prototype to join a workforce with skills needed to successfullyfunction in a cross-disciplinary teams. These projects build on their knowledge related tomicrocontrollers, sensors, actuators, system response, interfacing and programming. Byembedding these experience into their design project, they get exposed to other engineeringtechnology areas and learn the terminology of other profession.Keywords: mechatronics, capstone design, multidisciplinary engineering, collaborativeengineering

Jovanovic, V. M., & Michaeli, J. G., & Popescu, O., & Moustafa, M. R., & Tomovic, M., & Verma, A. K., & Lin, C. Y. (2014, June), Implementing Mechatronics Design Methodology in Mechanical Engineering Technology Senior Design Projects at Old Dominion University Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. https://peer.asee.org/20598

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