ME 7960 - Precision Machine Design
The course provides an intensive coverage of precision
engineering theory and its application to the design of complex production
equipment such as machine tools, robots, and metrology.
Topics covered include: precision design philosophy; the current
state of art; principles of accuracy, repeatability, and resolution;
error budgeting; sensors and sensor mounting; contact and non-contact
bearings for rotary and linear motion; actuators and transmissions;
structural design; dynamic response and structural damping; solid
modeling of complex systems.
The course aims to help students in developing creative designs and
teaches techniques that allow the designs to be optimized through
analytical and numerical methods. Weekly homework assignments provide
ample opportunities to practice the concepts learned. The course
culminates in a final project.
ME 3910 - Design Methodology, University of Utah
ME EN 3910 is the first course in the Senior Design
Sequence--ME EN 3910, 4000, 4010 or ME EN 3910, 4005, 4015. The first
half of the class consists of lectures leading to the team project
proposal: problem identification and definition team organization,
background research, idea generation techniques, needs analysis,
scheduling, and budgeting. Culminates in a formal written and oral
presentation of the capstone project proposal. Also scheduled are
guest lectures that cover topics in intellectual property and patents,
ethics, written and oral communication skills and team work.
The second half of the class is spent exploring topics in Machine
Element design, such as selections of bearings, gears, fasteners,
shafts, fits and tolerances, etc.
ME 4000 - Engineering Design I, University of Utah
This course is the second in a three-course sequence
(ME 3910, ME 4000, ME 4010). It builds directly upon ME 3910 which
covered the basics of the design process such as problem definition,
concept creation and selection, budgeting (time, money and resources).
In ME 4000, students primarily work on the senior design projects
chosen at the end of ME 3910. Students are required to meet with their
team mates and project advisors on a weekly basis. At every meeting,
a different member of the team gives a brief update of the project.
The communications TA’s will attend the update meetings and
provide the presenters with feedback.
The course is supported by mandatory lab sessions intended to strengthen
the students ability to visualize, analyze and optimize various design
problems. In particular, students will individually perform a series
of Pro/ENGINEER based tasks that teach basic as well as advanced design
capabilities. Advanced engineering analyses and design optimizations
exercises will be performed using Pro/MECHANICA, Matlab and spreadsheets.
Current and past projects include: Formulae
SAE, Mini-Baha, Walking Robot, Solar
Car, Stair Assist Cane I, Stair Assist Cane II, Minimization
of Blood Sputter in Katheters, Human Powered Vehicle, AeroBar,
Torsion Tester, Foldable Ski, Fuel Cell, Hybrid Rocket Motor and
ME EN 4010 - Engineering Design I, University of
ME EN 4010 is the third and final course in the Senior Design Sequence
- ME EN 3910, 4000, 4010. The course is largely focused on the
senior design projects and their presentation at Design Day.
Students will be able to focus on their design projects and periodically,
as a team, report on the status of the project. On Design Day, students
will present the projects to the public and give final presentations.
At the completion of this course, students will have learned to work
as a team on a complex design problem.
There will be three design reviews (see attached Table for the schedule)
and one final presentation (on Design Day). The design reviews are
limited to 20 minutes and need to provide a brief update on the status
of the project (budget and schedule) but otherwise focus on detailed,
technical aspects of the project. All team members are expected to
be present and answer questions in a professional and competent manner.
In case of problems in the design, team members are expected to provide
approaches to solve problems in their designs.
The final presentation is limited to 10 minutes and needs to provide
an overview of the project and highlight the achievements
2.001 - Mechanics and Materials I, MIT
As a section instructor, I taught
MIT's introductory solid
mechanics course to Freshmen and Sophomores. Recitations
involve an active learning style where the students explore
mechanical systems often before they were covered in lecture.
This increases the student's conceptual understanding of the
topic by preventing the students from "rehearsing"
The tools developed as part of the iCampus
project play a major role in this course.
2.973 - Mechanics in Design, MIT
||This is a new course for the MIT Independent Activity
Period (IAP) where sophomores in the Mechanical Engineering Department
simulate and optimize complex structures (truss and sandwich structures)
and then build and test them for their structural properties.
This course makes heavy use of the computer-based simulation tools
developed by the iCampus group and is intended to act as a bridge
between solid mechanics and engineering design. For more details,
visit the course website as http://icampus1.mit.edu/courses/2.973/2.973.html.
2.007 - Introduction to Design and Manufacturing,
During my first year at MIT, I taught (as a TA) a section in
MIT's sophomore design course, taught by my advisor, Professor
Alexander H. Slocum. This course teaches hands on design and
manufacturing. Students are given a kit of materials from which
they must build a machine to compete in the annual MIT design
contest. The following year, I was the head TA, and designed
the contest, "Ballcano 1998", MIT's first active contest
I designed and built the conveyer systems that
dispensed five street hockey balls per second over the forty
second contest round.
| In the following summer, I joined
six of the students in travelling and competing in an international
contest at the University
of Sao Paulo in Brazil, in July of 1998.