ME 315 Mechanical Engineering Lab I
ME 315 Mechanical Engineering Lab I (1). Co-requisite: ME 314. Concepts of laboratory testing. Design of experiments, acquisition and analysis of data, preparation of reports. Experimental measurements in stress and strain, fluid properties and statics, simple electrical circuits.
Prerequisites by Topic
- Fluid mechanics
Beer and McMurrey, A Guide to Writing as an Engineer, 2nd edition,
ME 315 Laboratory Manual, prepared by the course coordinator, 2009.
J.P. Holman, Experimental Methods for Engineers, 7th edition, McGraw Hill, 2001.
W.P. Hnat, Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
Course Learning Outcomes
Introduction to electrical and mechanical instrumentation, experimental methods, and report writing.
- Strain and force (2 classes)
- Electrical Circuits (2 classes)
- Vibrations (2 classes)
- Temperature (2 classes)
- Fluid flow (2 classes)
One 110 minute session each week devoted to experimentation.
Same as topics covered.
Reports are written using word processing software and spreadsheets.
Final grade is based upon five laboratory reports each worth 100 points.
Curriculum Criterion Contribution
Engineering science: 1 credit.
Relationship to Program Outcomes
This course supports Mechanical Engineering Department B.Sc. program objectives by developing:
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering in the field of mechanical engineering.
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data in the field of mechanical engineering.
- An ability to function effectively on teams.
- An ability to identify, formulate and solve problems in the field of mechanical engineering.
- An ability to communicate effectively.
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning in the field of mechanical engineering.
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for the practice of mechanical engineering.