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Mechanical Engineering (M E)

M E 441W Thermal Systems Design Project (3) Design of thermal systems through component design and/or selection, system simulation and optimization. Assessment of system economics and energy efficiency.

M E 441W Thermal Systems Design Project (3)

Students develop and practice skills and techniques for managing and executing engineering design projects related more to thermal design but not excluding mechanical design. These skills are applied to projects mostly sponsored by the industry. Project teams perform all facets of product and process design either on paper via use of computer models and/or as a physical product. This includes problem identification, planning of the project, formulation of design specifications, the development and evaluation of alternative conceptual designs, the development of detailed designs, the specification of manufacturing processes, prototyping of manufacturing processes and parts, design computations, drawings and performance via use of CFD and analysis and documentation of results. Students will visit industrial sites when possible to gain an understanding of existing processes and problems and to assess the customer's needs. Students will present their design process and final design in several formats: oral presentations, poster presentations, web pages and reports.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: M E 340;M E 410 Prerequisite or concurrent:ENGL 202C

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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