Objective: To expand the students understanding of various aspect of CAD/CAM which they find interesting, or of potential career value.
Evaluation: The student is welcome to suggest a project in written form, or choose from the list below. The projects will be marked in terms of completeness, usefulness, conciseness, etc. The student is expected to submit a report, and an informal 4 minute presentation.
a) Design a bicycle in teams of up to 6. The final design should include production drawings, stress and, kinematic analysis. Previously done bicycle designs may be used if available, as long as the analysis results in design improvement).
b) Write a software package for the design, or analysis of a reasonably simple engineering problem. A graphical interface is expected.
c) Select a project of your own which is approved by the course instructor. This project may be BASED on the ES400 work, but if so it must be a large addition (if not sure, submit a proposal).
d) Use ray tracing to produce some graphics images of high quality, and of use in sales, or marketing. This should be a high quality drawing, using textures, many objects, etc.
e) Prepare an entry for the Ideas competition. This entry will be judged as to how well it satisfies the contest conditions.
f) Select a part from the Sunstang (with approval of Mr. Jack). The part will be modelled, analyzed (FEM, and dynamics if required), and improvements suggested, remodelled, and tested.
?) Pick an interesting project and submit a proposal.
Note: The proposal should only be at most half a page, there are no marks for it, but it protects you if something goes wrong.
DM:4.3.2 Project Ideas
Group 1: Greg Squires Raytracing and Animation
Group 2: Neil Babcock NC Machining with SmartCAM
Group 3: James Barr A graphical computer program for flow analysis on PC’s
Group 4: Joseph Lem Ideas - Optimization of Uni-member Bicycle frame with FEM
Group 5: Charlie Chan Ideas - Design and analysis of step exercise machine
Group 6: Ray Smith Design and analysis of oil well pump
Group 7: Sebastian Van Nooten Design and analysis of folding bike frame
Group 8: Viliam Glazduri Design of Sunstang
Group 9: Bill Gindner Composites (?)