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					    An Introduction to
Engineering and Structural
         Design
                  by

    Jeff Rhoads and Terry Ballinger

             MST @ MSU
                2006
               Outline
An Introduction to Engineering Design
The Design Process
A Case Study in Design
An Introduction to Structural Design
Brief Description of Class Project
What is Engineering Design?
The application of
scientific knowledge
to the development
of a product or
process.
  Engineering Design is…
Analytical
Complex
Creative
Interactive
Interdisciplinary
Iterative
      The Design Process
Identify a need
Define the problem
Brainstorm a preliminary solution
Analyze, refine, and evaluate
Develop a detailed design
   A Case Study in Design
Space Ship One and the X-Prize
          Identify a Need
NASA
   Efficiency
   Cost Overruns
   Trailblazing


X-Prize
        Define the Problem
Efficient Space Travel
   Cheap
   Safe
   Repeatable
   Readily Available
Preliminary Solutions
      The Final Design
Scaled Composites
Space Ship One
Structural Design
       Structural Design
Strength
Stability
Aesthetics
Serviceability
       Structural Design
Strength
            Structural Design
Stability
        Structural Design
Aesthetics
        Structural Design
Serviceability
The Immediate Future…
                 Today’s Activity
Using the materials provided, build a straw structure.
The structure must be able to support a bottle of water.
The group with the tallest structure, which supports the bottle for at
least 5 seconds, wins.
The competition height will be measured from the base of the
structure (base plate) to the highest point of the bottle of water.
The structure must be fastened to the base plate and be mobile.
The water bottle is to be used in the test (competition) phase only.
Measurements will be taken from the base to the highest point on
the bottle.

				
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