MET Graphics 4903 Computer Aided Engineering Course Syllabus by mercy2beans119


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                            MET Graphics 4903
                         Computer Aided Engineering
                             Course Syllabus
Professor: Kenton R. Fleming
Office #: K-169
Phone #: (678) 915-7270
Office Hours: As Noted On Office Door
Web Page:

Course Description
       This course exploits the advanced capabilities of Computer Aided Design in general and
Solid Works specifically. It introduces the student to techniques common to the automotive
industry, such as free form surfacing, weldment, and computer simulations. The course
prerequisites are Engineering Graphics EG 1212 and Engineering Strength of Materials 3131

Procedures and Requirements
        The course consists of lectures and laboratory sessions, with new subject areas covered
through reading assignments, lectures, and demonstrations. Each lecture is followed by drawing
assignments using the theory and principles of the subject areas. Students are required to attend
the class during the assigned times. Open lab sessions scheduled throughout the week are also
available for the student to complete CAD assignments. These open labs are monitored and are
available on a "first come, first served basis. Students may use the graphics labs only to work
on specific CAD assignments from the MET department.
        Attendance is expected and required during all class and lab periods. If you miss a class,
it is your responsibility to get the assignments for that day and to have your homework
turned in on time. Any student needing additional help should make an appointment with
his/her professor. Also, there are ample open labs sessions available for the student to complete
assigned work.

ADA/504 Compliance
Students with disabilities who believe that they may need accommodations in this class are
encouraged to contact the ATTIC counselor working with disabilities at (770) 528-7361 as soon
as possible to better ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion

Grading Policy
The course grade is broken down as follows:
       Drawings               25%
       Exam                   25%
       Midterm               25%
       Final Exam            25%
       TOTAL                 100%
Total Score           Grade

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         All assigned drawings are to be turned in by assigned due date and time. Any drawing turned
in late and will lose 1pt per day late out of a possible 10pts. Drawings are graded on technical
accuracy, layout, and professional appearance. Drop grades before the final grade is computed are at
professor’s discretion.
       A mid-term exam will be given. Also, a final exam or final project will be assigned. Each
exam will be comprehensive and will include previous reading assignments, lectures, and drawings.
There is a time limit on each exam. Exams can only be made up with a legitimate excuse and at the
professor’s discretion. A grade of zero will be assigned to any missed exam. No exam will be

Student Conduct
Academic dishonesty and non-academic misconduct, in any form, is not tolerated in the classroom.
This includes, but is not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, and disorderly conduct. Please refer to
sections in the 2003-2004 Undergraduate Catalog on Disruptive Behavior and Academic Dishonesty
(page 68).

Course Outcomes
At the end of this course the student will be able to:

       Create non-prismatic shapes using solid and surface modeling.
       Create complex patterns of features.
       Analyze surfaces for continuity, wrinkles
       Create 3D sketches.
       Create 3D curves and wire frames.
       Create a tubular car/motorcycle frame structure.
       Perform basic stress & aero engineering analysis on simple geometries.
       Create assemblies of non-prismatic geometries.
       Perform simple kinematic studies.
       Create animations of CAD models/ assemblies
       Create photo-like presentations of CAD models.

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Course Outline
This outline covers the major concepts taught in this course. Your professor may apply these areas in
a different order. Also, other subject areas may be introduced to the list.

1) Introduction
2) Syllabus and Course Requirements
3) Non-Prismatic Geometry
    a) Introduction
    b) Lofting
    c) Sweeping
    d) Solid modeling of
    e) Surface modeling of
    f) Wire frames of
4) Surface Modeling
    a) Continuity - 0th, 1st, 2nd and 3rd order
    b) Wrinkles
5) Surface Analysis
    a) Zebra stripes
    b) Curvature
6) Patterning
    a) Reviewed
    b) Curve and sketch driven patterns
7) Wire Frame Modeling
    a) 3D sketching
    b) Splines in Solid Works
    c) Curve projection
8) Weldments
    a) Tubular frame modeling
    b) Material selection
9) Assemblies
    a) Exploded
    b) Kinematic simulations
10) Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)
    a) Intro to computational engineering/ simulation
    b) Analyzing solid mechanics
    c) Analyzing fluid mechanics
11) Presentations
    a) Animations
    b) Rendering

Equipment List

   1. Storage media compatible with lab computers


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