Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology
MECH 3550 Simulation and Visualization
Daniel Swanson, Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology
Introduce students to important aspects of a simulation study, and use of computer tools to visualize simulation model. Topics include simulation basics, planning, data collection and analysis, model building, model verification and validation, output analysis, experimental design, visualization technique.
3 course credits, 2 class hours, and 2 lab hours
- Students apply knowledge of mechanical engineering, physics, and mathematics to the simulation and visualization of systems in the field of manufacturing, fluid mechanics, vibration, and control.
- Students will work in teams to generate computing models using simulation and visualization software and conduct analysis on these models.
- Students will develop skills in using visualization tools to verify design intent. Students will demonstrate skills in validating and refining simulation models to achieve desired outcome.
Course addresses ABET student outcomes: 3a, 3b, 3c, 3e, 3k, and PC-1
-50% Lab Projects
-25% Midterm Exam
-25% Final Exam
|1||Overview of Simulation and Visualization||Create a simple model using Solidworks and Matlab|
|2||Build Simple Simulation Models||Create a Simple system using Matlab|
|3||Modeling Complex Systems||Create a Complex system using Matlab|
|4||Building valid, credible and appropriate detailed simulation models||Creating simulation models using week 4 design criteria|
|5||Output Data Analysis||Creating simulation models using week 5 design criteria|
|6||Comparing Alternative System Configurations||Creating simulation models to meet various design criteria|
|7||Simulation of Control and Manufacturing Systems||Creating a Complex Control System|
|9||Vibration Simulation using Solidworks||Create a Vibration Simulation Model|
|10||SimulationXpress using Solidworks||Create a Vibration Report using SimulationXpress|
Flow Simulation using Solidworks
Create a Flow Simulation
|12||Flow Simulation using Solidworks FloXpress
|Create a FloXpress Report|
|13||Heat Transfer Simulation using Solidworks||Create a Heat Transfer Simulation|
|14||Sustainability using Solidworks
|Create a Sustainability Report|