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Integrative Experiences through Modeling and Simulation of Mechatronic Systems

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2017

Conference Session

Mechatronics

Tagged Division

Engineering Technology

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Diversity

Page Count

16

DOI

10.18260/1-2--28570

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https://peer.asee.org/28570

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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 Professor of Engineering Technology, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 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 three books on hydraulic systems, product lifecycle management, and manufacturing processes. In addition, he has authored or co-authored over 140 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 60 invited presentations nationally and internationally on the issues of design optimization and manufacturability. He has co-authored four patents, and over 120 technical reports on practical industrial problems related to product design and manufacturing process improvements.

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Cynthia Tomovic Old Dominion University

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Professor in STEM Education and Professional Studies, Darden College of Education, Old Dominion University, VA.

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

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Dr. Vukica Jovanovic is an Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology Program. She holds a Ph.D. from Purdue University in Mechanical Engineering Technology, focus on Digital Manufacturing. Her research is focused on mechatronics, digital manufacturing, digital thread, cyber physical systems, broadening participation, and engineering education. She is a Co-Director of Mechatronics and Digital Manufacturing Lab at ODU and a lead of Area of Specialization Mechatronics Systems Design. She worked as a Visiting Researcher at Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Disputanta, VA on projects focusing on digital thread and cyber security of manufacturing systems. She has funded research in broadening participation efforts of underrepresented students in STEM funded by Office of Naval Research, focusing on mechatronic pathways. She is part of the ONR project related to the additive manufacturing training of active military. She is also part of the research team that leads the summer camp to nine graders that focus on broadening participation of underrepresented students into STEM (ODU BLAST).

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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 tolerancing, and robotics. He has been active in the technology application research and teaching training courses for the local industries and technology application center

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Nan Yao Beihang University

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Nan Yao is currently an Assistant Professor, Beihang University, Beijing, China, and a visiting scholar at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. Her research interests include reliability of complex networks, advanced simulation, control systems, and engineering education.

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Petros J. Katsioloudis Old Dominion University

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Petros J. Katsioloudis is an Associate Professor, Department Co-Chair and the Industrial Technology Program Leader, Department of STEM Education and Professional Studies, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. His research focuses on improving teacher and student performance in STEM education, and enhancing the development of a national STEM-educated workforce.

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Abstract

Learning is integrating lifelong process which requires continuous re-learning of old material and learning new material. This principle holds also for student experiences during their undergraduate studies. Students learn new material throughout their studies, and they may or may not have opportunity to use the material in different context and at different level. As a result some of the acquired knowledge may be forgotten by the time student graduates or it may not be placed in the context of the overall program outcomes and thus may not seem to have any relevance to student’s career. A traditional method to remedy this is a capstone course that combines number of different disciplines into a single integrative experience. Yet another way is introduction of the modeling and simulation course at the senior level. Authors have collaborated in development of the course that introduces modern computer tools which integrate number of different areas including statics, strength of materials, dynamics, electrical systems, fluid systems, and control systems. The course provides several benefits including review of material covered at different stages of undergraduate curricula, and it also provides them with the tools that enable them to solve real world problems which cannot be solved analytically. Although some courses introduce basics of modern computer tools most do not have sufficient time to devote to modern computer tools. Hence introduction of modeling and simulation course in the engineering technology program provides opportunity to further improve quality of the program and satisfy number of ABET related learning outcomes. Authors present the course content and experiences in delivering the course and its outcomes.

Tomovic, M., & Tomovic, C., & Jovanovic, V. M., & Lin, C. Y., & Yao, N., & Katsioloudis, P. J. (2017, June), Integrative Experiences through Modeling and Simulation of Mechatronic Systems Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--28570

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