16.810 | January IAP 2007 | Undergraduate

Engineering Design and Rapid Prototyping



L1: Introduction to Design (de Weck)

Team Presentations



Form teams of 2-3, pick components to be designed, tour the facilities. Teams Assigned
2 L2: Hand Sketching (Wallace) Sketch initial designs by hand, rough sizing and concept. (A) Requirements and Interface Document (2 pages)

L3: CAD Mechanical Modeling (de Weck)

Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) (de Weck)

Solidworks® Tutorial

Initial CAD Model of components. Start FEM modeling. Initial static loads analysis, performance analysis. (B) Hand Sketch of Conceptual Design (1 page)
4 L4: Prototyping Avionics (Electronics) Design circuit boards, simple avionics layout, prototyping the avionics into PCB’s.  
5 L5: Electric Motors and Hybrid Drives (Beat Arnet, Azure Dynamics) Learn about electric motors, hybrid drives, energy storage devices. (C) Solidworks® CAD Model, Performance Analysis (5-page memo)
6 L6: Manufacturing and Testing (de Weck) Introduction to manufacturing, water jet cutting, manufacturing, testing.  
7 L7: Microwave System Design (Frank Willwerth, Lincoln Lab) Prepare final presentation. (D) Manufacturing and Test Report (2-page report)
8 Critical Design Review (CDR) Give final presentations; display final products. (E) CDR Presentation (max 8 slides)

Course Info

As Taught In
January IAP 2007
Learning Resource Types
notes Lecture Notes
group_work Projects with Examples
theaters Demonstration Videos
assignment_turned_in Design Assignments with Examples
assignment Presentation Assignments