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Syllabus - AME 441aL SENIOR PROJECTS LABORATORY FALL 2008...

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1 AME 441aL S ENIOR P ROJECTS L ABORATORY F ALL 2008 Lecture: 12:30-1:50 Tuesdays 12.30-1.50 Wednesdays OHE 122 Laboratory: 9:00-11:50 Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:00-4:50 Mondays & Wednesdays BHE 310 Professors: Dr. T. Maxworthy Dr. Y.-L. Han RRB 211, (213) 740-0481 RRB 101, (213) 740-0496 maxworth@usc.edu yenlinha@usc.edu Laboratory Supervisor: Jerry Chen BHE 301a, (213) 740-4304 chenchen@usc.edu Teaching Assistants: TBA Recommended References (Not Required): Beckwith, T. G. & Marangoni, R. D., Mechanical Measurements , 4th ed., Addison Wesley Holman, J. P., Experimental Methods for Engineers , 7th ed., McGraw Hill 8/16/08
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2 Important note to all students registered for AME 441aL, Experimental Engineering This semester we have close to 120 students registered for the course. In a departure from prior years we have, for administrative reasons, had to cleanly divide the class into two more-or-less numerically equal groups. One meets in the lab. on Mondays and Wednesdays with a lecture/oral report on Wednesday the other on Tuesday and Thursday with a lecture/ oral presentation on Tuesday. The system will be flexible enough to allow groups to have members from different time slots the only constraints being that they communicate effectively, that all members work on the project at least the required number of hours (6) per week and that the oral exam be given by all members at the same time on one of the assigned days. All students are required to attend the oral presentations on the day for which they are registered, Tuesday or Wednesday at 12.30-1.50 pm. Attendance will be taken and 5 points subtracted for each absence after the first,
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3 Senior Projects in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Fall 2008 I. Introduction The aim of this course is to introduce the student to some of the basic ideas of experimental work. The emphasis is on project work where one's ingenuity and initiative are a major factor in success. It is as close as one can get, in a teaching situation, to the responsibilities of an industrial research project. It gives the student a taste of the type of problem(s) she/he is likely to encounter upon leaving school. Students work individually or in groups of two on a project of their choice for the entire semester. Topics for these projects can be provided by the students themselves or selected from a number of ideas suggested by the faculty. The extent of the subjects covered is quite broad. Project topics have ranged from such traditional areas as fluid dynamics, structural mechanics, heat transfer, and dynamic control, to rather obscure and arcane studies on fly-line motion, plant growth in varying pressure environments, anti-lock brakes and the like. The primary requirement in the selection of a topic is that the student must be interested in it. More pragmatically, design, construction and testing should be accomplished in one semester given the constraints of the lab facilities and a set financial budget which will be discussed shortly.
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This note was uploaded on 07/20/2009 for the course AME 441AL taught by Professor Maxworthy,muntz during the Fall '08 term at USC.

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