2019 Frontal Experiments for Mechanical Engineering

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Mechanical Engineering
Instructor(s)
Teaching Staffs  Mizutani Yoshihiro  Nabae Hiroyuki 
Course component(s)
Day/Period(Room No.)
Fri5-8(石川台1号館253号室,各研究室実験室)  
Group
-
Course number
MEC.P332
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2019/6/24
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

Students in this course will learn about advanced issues within mechanical engineering through experience. Students will get first-hand experience with machines, conducting experiments on plastic working, motion control, non-linear vibrations, self-excited vibrations, combustion, natural convection, aerodynamics, nondestructive inspection, thereby deepening their understanding of mechanical engineering. Specifically, students will conduct experiments on plastic working and deformation properties of aluminum, analysis and motion control of a robot arm mechanism , characteristics of non-linear vibration systems and self-excited vibration systems, combustion, observation of natural convection, measurement and visualization of aerodynamic characteristics of wings and nondestructive inspection using ultrasonic waves.
The main aim of this course is both to deepen students' understanding of mechanical engineering and improve problem identification skills, implementation skills and solving skills by conducting progressive experiments in mechanical engineering. In addition, students learn data collection, processing, and organization methods, observation methods, and how to write reports through these experiments.

Student learning outcomes

Students will acquire the following skills from taking this course.
1) Skills for explaining advanced aspects of mechanical engineering that cannot be learned just from classroom lectures
2) How to run experiments on advanced topics in mechanical engineering
3) Critical thinking skills, practical skills, and problem-solving skills

Keywords

Metal forming, Extrusion process, Kinematics, Dynamics, Control engineering, Response analysis, Nonlinear vibration, Self-excited vibration, Thermodynamics, Hydrodynamics, Natural convection, Wind tunnel, Lift, Drag, Flow visualization, Boundary layer, Separation, Wake, Nondestructive inspection, Ultrasonic

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

At orientation in the first class, the instructor will explain the frame of mind and suggestions for students' experiments, as well as composition guidelines for experiment reports. From the second class on, students will be divided into 7 groups, and each research topic will be worked through. Reports must be submitted by the deadline. In addition, students are required to carefully read the experiment manual in advance to ensure experiments are run safely and smoothly.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Orientation Students will gain an understanding of course description and aims, methods for conducting experiments, and how to write reports.
Class 2 Extrusion and Deformation Property of Aluminum Understanding of plastic deformation behavior under extrusion process
Class 3 Analysis and motion control of a robot arm mechanism Understanding of kinematic analysis scheme of a 6-DOF serial robotic arm mechanism, and implementation of motion control and fail-safe mechanism through experiencing the operation of commercially available industrial robotic arm
Class 4 Characteristics of non-linear vibrating system and self-excited system Understanding the characteristics of non-linear vibration phenomena and self-excited vibration phenomena
Class 5 Experiment of combustion Understanding thermodynamics, reaction kinetics and hydrodynamics relevant to reacting flows through measurements of flame burning velocity and observation of laminar and turbulent premixed flames
Class 6 Observation of natural convection by interferometer Observe the state of natural convection using laser interferometer and deepen understanding about natural convection
Class 7 Measurement and visualization of aerodynamic characteristics of wings Measuring the lift and drag of objects using a wind tunnel, and learning about the generation principles of the lift and the drag through the visualization of flows and separation.
Class 8 Nondestructive inspection using ultrasonic waves Learn estimation of mechanical properties of material using ultrasonic wave and defect detection method

Textbook(s)

Experiment text is distributed by instructor.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

None

Assessment criteria and methods

Students are required to attend all classes and perform all experiments and to submit all reports. Students will be comprehensively evaluated on the content of experiment reports.

Related courses

  • MEC.C211 : Theory of Elasticity and Plasticity
  • MEC.E311 : Heat Transfer
  • MEC.D311 : Vibration Analysis
  • MEC.G211 : Mechanical Materials
  • MEC.E331 : Energy Conversion
  • MEC.F331 : Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • MEC.I333 : Robot Dynamics and Control
  • MEC.P211 : Basic Experiments for Mechanical Engineering
  • MEC.P212 : Applied Experiments for Mechanical Engineering
  • MEC.P331 : Advanced Experiments for Mechanical Engineering

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Students are required to have successfully completed Basic Experiments for Mechanical Engineering(MEC.P211.A),Advanced Experiments for Mechanical Engineering(MEC.P211.A)and Advanced Experiments for Mechanical Engineering (MEC.P331), or have equivalent knowledge. The number of registering students will be limited because of experimental apparatus and safety reasons.

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