Syllabus (pdf)

Instructor:     Asst.Prof.Dr.Turgut AKYÜREK

        e-mail: turgutakyurek@cankaya.edu.tr

      Office: LA18

      Office Telephone: 2331303

Design Reviews/Workshops:    Friday 15:20–16:10 @M101

Team Work/Work with Industry: Tuesday 12:20–16:10

Office Hours:    Thursday 10:20-11:10. Appointments are accepted.

Web site:     http://me408.cankaya.edu.tr

Course Description: This course is a project based synthesis of the methods of Mechanical Engineering covered in other courses. Teams of students and professors work on real-world projects sponsored by industry to develop implementable solutions. This course is the extension of ME 407. Project teams aim to implement the system designed in ME 407. Implemented systems are then tested for verification.

Course Objectives:

The student will 

  1. Determine the materials and manufacturing processes required to implement the design.
  2. Manufacture the machine or product.
  3. Design and devise an experimental set up to observe the operation of the implemented design.
  4. Analyze the experimental data and interpret the results. 

Course Material: Text Books are: 

Engineering Design, 5th Edition Dieter, Schmidt, McGraw-Hill, 2013, ISBN 978-0-07-132625-4.”

The Mechanical Design Process, 4th Edition Ullman, McGraw-Hill, 2010, ISBN 978-0-07-297574-1.” 

Templates of the reports  will be posted on course’s web site at the beginning of each report. It is strictly recommended that the students review the templates and fill in them in parallel with the lectures.

Teaching Policy: Supervisors must visit the firm together with the students and meet at least two hours with the students at every week. 

In this project, the implementation is the main goal. Without implementation, the project will be evaluated as unsatisfactory. 

Two final presentations (in English and in Turkish) are done. Final report (in English) and an (Turkish) executive summary are submitted. A poster is prepared for each project and the project is to be publicized. 

Examinations: There will be no examination, but 4 project reports, 1 manufactured model, 1 oral presentation and 1 poster and demo session. 

Assignments: There will be 4 project report. They will be filled in using the templates provided at the web site of the course.

Attendance: According to the university regulations, students must attend at least 70 % of the lecture hours. Otherwise, the student gets NA (Not attended) from the course. Valid excuses are exempt from computation of these percentages. 

Apart from the university regulations, it is of student’s benefit to attend all of the lecture hours. 

Grading: Overall final grade will be over 1300 points. Weight of each grading item will be as below.

    Project reports grade over 300

    Manufactured product over 150

    Testing over 150

    Final presentation over 100

    Design performance (poster&demo) over 400

    Extraordinary effort bonus over 100

    Member cross assessment over 50

+ Attendance over 50 (for >70%)

    Final grade over 1300

All the announcements, including the report deadlines and presentation dates will be posted on the course web site.

Catalogue values given below will be used in the assessment of the grades.

Lower Limit

Upper Limit

Grade

90

100

AA

85

90

BA

80

85

BB

70

80

CB

60

70

CC

50

60

DC

45

50

DD

35

45

FD

0

35

FF

NA

NA

NA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tentative weekly course schedule:

W

Workshop/Design&Implementation Review

Deliverable

1

Planning of the Implementation Phase

 

2

R6

Design for Manufacturability: Material and Process Selection

R6-Project Planning and Management Report for Implementation Phase

3

Design for Manufacturability: Material and Process Selection

Preparation of Test Plan

 

4

Design for Manufacturability: Material and Process Selection

R7

Design of Test Setups

 

R7-Production Plan

5

Prototype System Manufacturing

R8

R8-Test Plan and Report

6

Prototype System Manufacturing

Preparation of Test Setups

 

7

Testing and Reporting the Results

 

8

Testing and Reporting the Results

 

9

Revised R6 and R7

Testing and Reporting the Results

R6 Revised

R7 Revised

10

Testing and Reporting the Results

 

11

Assessment of the Test Results, Re-Design, Re-Manufacture and Re-Test (If Required)

 

12

Assessment of the Test Results, Re-Design, Re-Manufacture and Re-Test (If Required)

Project deliverables

Prototype System

R8-Revised

13

Project deliverables

P-Project Posters

14

Project deliverables

FR-Project Final Report