Lecture 2 - ENGR 111 Lecture 2 Reading: Chapter 2, Class...

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ENGR 111 Lecture 2 Reading: Chapter 2, Class notes
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Lecture 2: Engineering Design z Why? What? How? { Primary goal: solve practical problems z Contrast with Scientists: Understand basic phenomena or natural world functions { Engineer’s creations used by people z Need to consider user’s needs { Engineers work within constraints z Cost, time to market, usability, reliability, performance,…
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Example: Bad Design z Remotes to control home theater: cable, DVR, DVD, TV, audio, and VCR
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The Solution? z Sofa saddle - available in sage, olive or ivory
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Engineering Design z Fashioning a product for a practical goal under constraints { Example: Build a functioning canoe made of concrete { Example: Build a remote controlled robot that navigates a maze, spending less than $50 { Example: Build a structure to safely drop an egg from a height, using only supplied materials
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Engineering Design z Have to Understand the Science and be able to Apply { Example: Canoe: hydrodynamics, buoyancy { Example: Robot: mechanics, signal propagation { Example: Egg Drop: aerodynamics, potential and kinetic energy
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Engineering Design Process z Statement of the problem: { Design a system for counting the number of people going through a door z How to arrive at the problem: { User’s needs { Perceived/anticipated need by users { Vision of technology progress { Feasibility: can this be done, can this be sold?
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Engineering Design Process z Develop Product Specifications { Consider Goals and Constraints z Goals (for door counter):
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course ENGR 111 taught by Professor Walker during the Spring '07 term at Texas A&M.

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Lecture 2 - ENGR 111 Lecture 2 Reading: Chapter 2, Class...

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