EDSGN 497     Engineering Design and Analysis with Advanced CAD

Credits: 3.0 (Students may petition this course for technical electives)

FALL 2017 (August 21 – December 08)

Tuesday, 6:00 - 9:00 PM, 315 Hammond Building

Course Professor: XINLI WU, Ph.D., P.E.

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        The course objectives are to understand how engineering design efforts are supported through the use of advanced Computer Aided Design (CAD).  Advanced CAD makes creating rich and complex designs possible.  Advanced CAD (in this offering CATIA V5) is used as a design tool to build parts and assemblies, and to create drawings of those parts and assemblies. Students will learn basic FEA (Finite Element Analysis) capabilities to conduct structural analysis and computer simulation of designs.  Students will learn how to generate models, establish meshes, apply boundary conditions, loads, and material properties to the model for structural analysis, and then generate an FEA report.  Through various exercises, design projects with rapid prototyping models, and building design portfolios, students will obtain a solid foundation in the use of advanced CAD for their designs and engineering analyses.