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Course : Computer Aided Engineering

Course Number
MENG 3243
Section Number
201
Semester
Spring 2021
Location
McCoy Engineering Hall, MY 207
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time
Monday, April 26, 2021 12:00 am

 Course Learning Objectives

Make use of Matlab basic commands and editor tools

Master Matlab Annotation tools and plot editing functions

Master matrix manipulation with Matlab software

Master Matlab differential equation solving tools – numerical analysis

Make use of Matlab Fast Fourier Transform in vibration analysis

Master Matlab symbolic language

Apply SolidWorks for Solid Modeling

Understand the concept of Finite Element Analysis and stress-strain computation

Investigate Von Mises stress distribution using SolidWorks Simulation Software

Master the basic loop functions using LabVIEW software

Performing lab experiments using programming software

Write formal and informal engineering reports

Work as part of a team

 

COURSE PRE-REQUISITES

MENG 1202 Solid Modeling, MENG 2223 Mechanics of Solids, MENG 3104 Fluid Mechanics.

 COURSE CO-REQUISITES

MENG 3234 Heat Transfer.

 OTHER PREREQUISITES

Basic computer skills, MS Excel, hand calculator.

 TEXTBOOK

Engineering Analysis with SolidWorks Simulation 2015, Paul M. Kurowski, SDC Publications.

 OPTIONAL TEXTBOOK

MATLAB PROGRAMMING with Apllications for Engineers, Stephen J. Chapman, First Edition, CENGAGE Learning. (Recommended)

  

  • Lecture Format

This course consists of a two 50-minutes sessions per week and two lab hours. The two hours class will be spent mostly explaining and discussing concepts, and solving relevant case problems. The other two class hours will be dedicated to a short lecture, programming lab, result analysis, and lab report. Lectures will not be used to communicate the entire textbook course content and thus, you will have to study a set of course paragraphs specified by the instructor on your own to further your understanding. Student participation in class discussions is highly encouraged and rewarded.

 

  • Exams

There will be two regular exams plus one comprehensive exam at the end of the semester. Each exam is based on two testing parts. A programming part based on class notes and chapters reading (closed book) is designed to test the students’ ability to acquire a self-reading knowledge of the taught materials. A one paper sheet is allowed for personal notes. A practical programming part (open book) is designed to test the students’ ability to program, analyze, and solve a set of computers based engineering problems. Each exam is based on the course materials developed between two consecutive exams, except for the last one which is comprehensive. You are expected to take the exam on the scheduled date and time it is given. However, if for a major and acceptable reason you are unable to do so, then you must inform the instructor in advance in writing and give a valid proof of your absence. The instructor will then give a make-up exam toward the end of the semester. For those who did not have a valid reason for missing the exam, they are allowed to take the make-up exam, but they will be graded over 80% of the regular 100% exam grade. The examination materials for the make-up exam may be very different from the ones given in regular exams.

 

  • Homework & Quizzes

Homework will be assigned from a set of chosen chapters by the instructor. Organized, neat with appropriate content homework have to be turned in on the due date at the beginning of class, 20% of the grade. After the deadline, homework will still be accepted till the end of the semester, 12% of the grade. There will be a quiz given for each homework to encourage the students to study the course materials and do the homework by themselves. Quizzes will consist of questions related to current homework problems, 80% of the grade. You are expected to take these quizzes on scheduled dates and times specified by the instructor. However, if for a major reason you are unable to do so, then you must provide the instructor with a valid written excuse. For those who missed quizzes with a valid reason, the instructor will then give a make-up quiz at the end of the semester, 80% of the grade. For those who did not have a valid reason for missing the quizzes, they are allowed to take the make-up quiz, 48% of the grade. The examination materials for the make-up quiz may be very different from the one missed. It is absolutely forbidden during the quiz session to use cell phones or other electronic devices with the exception of a hand calculator. Each student is responsible for submitting his own individual personal homework and quiz copy, written in his own words. No dual or group homework copy is accepted unless specified by the instructor.

 

  • Lab Reports

Lab reports are based on the programming materials studied in class, or presented during lab sessions. Organized, neat Lab reports must be turned in on the due date, at the beginning of class 10% of the grade. Once lab class starts, lab reports will be still accepted for a grace period of 48 hours, 8% of the grade. Once the grace period is over, lab report will be still accepted, 6% of the grade. The different paragraph of the laboratory report will be graded between 0% and 40%. The quiz on the lab will be graded between 0% and 50%. The goal of the lab quizzes is to encourage the students to study the lab materials. Quizzes will consist of true/false, multiple choice types of questions and/or short problems related to current lab. You are expected to take these quizzes on scheduled dates and times specified by the instructor. However, if for a major reason you are unable to do so, then you must provide the instructor with a valid written excuse. For those who missed quizzes with a valid reason, the instructor will then give a make-up quiz at the end of the semester, 50 % of the grade. For those who did not have a valid reason for missing the quizzes, they are allowed to take the make-up quiz, 30% of the grade. The examination materials for the make-up quiz may be very different from the one missed. It is absolutely forbidden during the quiz session to use cell phones or other electronic devices with the exception of a hand calculator.

 

Each group of students is responsible for submitting its own lab report in its own words. A student cannot add its name to a student lab group if absent. Labs will be submitted either in formal or informal presentations. All informal labs must be presented with three full paragraphs, theory used, results obtained, and a thorough discussion of the results. A special attention will be dedicated to the presentation. A formal template lab report will be handed out to the students. Students are encouraged to finish their lab and submit it during the lab session if possible. Arriving late to the lab will be penalized by -5 points on the lab grade. Quitting the lab session without the instructor authorization will be penalized by -10 points on the lab grade.

 

  Course Grade  

 

The final grade for the course will be based on the scores earned in the two mandatory exams, the mandatory comprehensive exam, the average score earned in the quizzes and in the homework, and the average score earned in lab reports. The first exam contributes 10%, the second exam contributes 25%, the comprehensive exam contributes 35%, quizzes and homework average contributes 10%, lab reports average contributes 15%, and participation, neatness, attitude, and class attendance contribute 5%, for a total of 100%. The overall average score (X) for the course is determined as follows:

 

X = 0.10 x exam1 score + 0.25 x exam 2 score + 0.35 x Comprehensive exam score + 0.10 x (quizzes average score + homework average score) + 0.15 x (lab report average score) + 0.05 x (participation/neatness/attitude/attendance scores).

 

Students are required to attend lectures and Labs on regular basis.

 You are refered to the EXPECTATION TAB for late paper!

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

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As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

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