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Unformatted text preview: AME409-Senior Design Project Page 1 AME-409: Senior Design Project Course Introduction Prof. Yan Jin [email protected] AME409-Senior Design Project Page 2 Class Theme • General goal – To give ME/AE seniors a realistic picture of the design process of an advanced innovative vehicle • Emphasize the integration and interactive optimization of many subsystems • An integrative, holistic approach to the entire system as opposed to reductive analyses characteristic of engineering course work • General methodology for design and creative problem solving • Class focus – Development and configuration of innovative vehicles and alternative energy systems • In the context of the high energy cost and the increasing pressures for socially responsible engineering AME409-Senior Design Project Page 3 Energy: Cars and Oil Total Remaining Total Recovered-700-600-500-400-300-200-100 100 200 Billion Barrels United States Canada Mexico, Central & South America Western Europe Middle East Eastern Europe, Former U.S.S.R., China Other Eastern Hemisphere Total Oil Recovered Since 1859 & Total Remaining as of 1990 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 CARS IN REST OF WORLD CARS IN U.S....
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- Fall '08
- Mechanical Engineering, Steering, AME409-Senior Design Project