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University of Oklahoma School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Practicum Program

MAJOR MILESTONE SCHEDULE (2013-2014)

Project Solicitation

August – Mid-October 2013

Team/Project Assignments, AME 4163

October 17, 2013

Strategic Plan/Team Organization, AME 4163

Mid-November 2013

Plan of Action, AME 4163

December 12, 2013

Mid-Term Design Review (Mid-Term Report and Oral Presentation)

Mar. 11 and Mar. 13, 2014 (Tuesday and Thursday)

Final Design Review (Draft Final Report and Oral Presentation)

April 22 and April 24, 2014 (Tuesday and Thursday)

Final Report

April 29, 2014 (Tuesday)

Poster Fair/Final Prototype

May 1, 2014 (Thursday)

Completion of Project and Deliverables Due Date

May 2, 2014 (Friday)

Contact:

Prof. Zahed Siddique <zsiddique@ou.edu> Tel: (405)-325-2692 Prof. Farrokh Mistree <farrokh.mistree@ou.edu> Tel: (405)-325-2438


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University of Oklahoma School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Practicum Program

PROJECT STRUCTURE

The program objective is to produce useful results on an open-ended project to the sponsors’ satisfaction within the constraints of time and budget. You will derive several benefits from this partnership with the School of AME at OU. 

A valuable end product addressing your specific needs

An excellent opportunity to tap into the engineering resources at OU

Access to creative and enthusiastic students prior to graduation

Recognition of your organization as an industrial partner for engineering education at the OU Campus

Three major program elements, as illustrated below, are (1) Faculty to advise, coordinate, and evaluate, (2) Sponsor to define the problem, guide and accept or reject the results, and (3) Student teams to learn and perform the tasks to achieve the desired goals.

Contact:

Prof. Zahed Siddique <zsiddique@ou.edu> Tel: (405)-325-2692 Prof. Farrokh Mistree <farrokh.mistree@ou.edu> Tel: (405)-325-2438


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University of Oklahoma School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Practicum Program

EDUCATIONAL GOALS

The School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma has incorporated practical experience into its curriculum through the Senior Design Practicum Program. In addition to providing a valuable product to the sponsors, the program has the following educational goals: ď&#x201A;ˇ

Develop ability to apply the acquired knowledge to solve engineering problems, and to design realistic systems, components, and/or processes

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Develop ability to function in a team environment to gain organizational and communication skills, to understand professional and ethical responsibilities, to promote initiative, innovation, and excellence, and to foster life-long learning

The program supports the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) Program Outcomes and Assessment. According to ABET, the engineering programs must demonstrate that their graduates have:

a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility g) an ability to communicate effectively h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning j) a knowledge of contemporary issues k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for mechanical engineering practice

l) a knowledge of both thermal and mechanical systems areas The Design Practicum Program offers the mechanism for achieving and demonstrating many of the broader outcomes required by the accreditation board.

Contact:

Prof. Zahed Siddique <zsiddique@ou.edu> Tel: (405)-325-2692 Prof. Farrokh Mistree <farrokh.mistree@ou.edu> Tel: (405)-325-2438


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University of Oklahoma School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Practicum Program

PROJECT IDENTIFICATION

Projects in most areas of mechanical engineering including mechanical design, thermal or fluid systems, control systems, etc. are accepted. The successful completion of these projects is as important as the instructional and educational value. The following guidelines are offered to identify a suitable project for the program 

Choose a problem that you really want solved

Choose a project that emphasizes design, experimental, and hands-on skills

Do not choose a project involving only collection of published materials

Choose a problem that allows teamwork and offers opportunity for creativity

Avoid projects involving classified materials

The project scope should be limited to about 1000 person-hours of a senior engineering intern

The project schedule should be limited to about six months (mid-October to April)

Seek a project that is not on the critical path of a program with a stringent deadline

Establish concrete, measurable goals

Define how success will be determined

INTERDISCIPLINARY CAPSTONE

The Interdisciplinary Capstone Program is an innovate program that joins students studying mechanical engineering with students studying industrial engineering for a single capstone project. Interdisciplinary Capstone projects are open-ended projects defined by the sponsor and completed to the sponsor’s satisfaction within the constraints of time, budget and resources. Working together, the students’ combined skill set presents a comprehensive cadre of engineering tools for comprehensive systems design and evaluation. Successful Interdisciplinary projects:  Present real problems  Provide an opportunity for interdisciplinary team work and creativity  Can be completed by a student team in about six months.  Have defined goals and a measurable understanding of project success  Emphasize production, process, ergonomics, systems modeling and design Contact Dr. Mistree to learn how to sponsor an Interdisciplinary Capstone team. Contact:

Prof. Zahed Siddique <zsiddique@ou.edu> Tel: (405)-325-2692 Prof. Farrokh Mistree <farrokh.mistree@ou.edu> Tel: (405)-325-2438


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University of Oklahoma School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Practicum Program

TECHNICAL LIAISON

The role of technical liaison is critical to realize maximum benefit from your involvement in the program. Please consider the following suggestions: 

Identify a liaison with relevant technical and business background

Expect the liaison to spend an average of 2 to 4 hours per week on the project

Make the liaison assignment a formal part of job responsibilities

Provide the liaison with adequate authority to make timely decisions on the day-to-day project issues

Seek a liaison with temperament to work with college students

Liaison should understand that his/her role is to support, but not conduct the investigation

Liaison should provide focus towards the project goals, while offering flexibility to accept unanticipated situations during the course of the project

q Gas velocity is a major constraint in midstream gas gathering systems q High velocities are desirable, but velocity must be limited to avoid excessive pipe erosion q Current industry rules of thumb are vague and debatable

Design and build a flow loop to study the effect of velocity on erosion of pipe wall to determine if velocity limit calculation can be improved.

Dr. Li Song Dan Garwood (Faculty (Chesapeake Advisor) Liaison)

Contact:

Prof. Zahed Siddique <zsiddique@ou.edu> Tel: (405)-325-2692 Prof. Farrokh Mistree <farrokh.mistree@ou.edu> Tel: (405)-325-2438

q Velocity Range: 81-223 ft/s q Pressure: 100 psig q Flow Rate: 300 cfm q Flow Mix: 90% air, 8% water 2% sand

q Loop is driven by a compressor q Sand/water slurry pumped out of dump tank and injected into system at compressor outlet q Mixture travels through system q Velocity drastically reduced at dump tank inlet, allowing slurry to separate prior to entering compressor

Jon Tenpenny

Clark Duncan Raleigh Hibbard McAllister Redard


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Contact:

University of Oklahoma School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Practicum Program

Prof. Zahed Siddique <zsiddique@ou.edu> Tel: (405)-325-2692 Prof. Farrokh Mistree <farrokh.mistree@ou.edu> Tel: (405)-325-2438


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University of Oklahoma School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Practicum Program

BENEFITS TO SPONSORS

The program objective is to produce useful results on an open-ended project to the sponsors’ satisfaction within the constraints of time and budget. You will derive several benefits from this partnership with the School of AME at OU. 

A valuable end product addressing your specific needs

An excellent opportunity to tap into the engineering resources at OU

Access to creative and enthusiastic students prior to graduation

Recognition of your organization as an industrial partner for engineering education

“The entire student team did an excellent overall job in teamwork and delivering heat transfer correlations that have application to our engineering design efforts. The students, in spite of a very aggressive timeline, planned and executed a cohesive and determined effort to learn, cooperate, complete the project and deliver quality results.” Charles Obosu, York International. “Companies have an excellent chance to get to know students and see whether they would want to hire members of the group after graduation.” Sarah Fogelman, student participant “The students from OU AME are adequately prepared for commercial positions. Judging from the projects, they have been introduced to a great array of subjects, from MEMS to oilfield mechanical to thermal systems to electronic measuring/logging instruments. Their use of computers for design, analysis and presentation was demonstrated. Teamwork and communication to develop the concepts and solve the problem were demonstrated. The curriculum and projects have provided the tools that the students will need to succeed as engineers.” Allen Ahlert, Poster Fair Judge, Hitachi Computer Products. “Last week the students traveled to Schlumberger and got excellent experimental results with their sensor approach. First day of testing reaped excellent experimental results. Those results provide pump efficiency, in particular. This is a first for Schlumberger. Schlumberger considers the students' results to be of great significance. Janet Savarimuthu, Schlumberger. “While working on the project, both sponsors and students are given the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art resources available to them at the University of Oklahoma.” David Baldwin, Faculty Advisor

Contact:

Prof. Zahed Siddique <zsiddique@ou.edu> Tel: (405)-325-2692 Prof. Farrokh Mistree <farrokh.mistree@ou.edu> Tel: (405)-325-2438


University of Oklahoma School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Practicum Program

2013-2014 Senior Design Practicum Program PROJECT SUBMISSION FORM1 (Due Date: September 27th, 2013)

Company Name: __________________________________________________________ Address: Point of Contact:

Title:

Phone/Fax/E-mail: Technical Liaison:

Title:

Phone/Fax/E-mail: The sponsor provides funds for (a) Capstone Program Overhead $7.5K (b) materials/supplies for software/equipment needed to build/test/simulate/analyze project prototype, (c) project related travel and (d) Poster (3’x4’), Mid-Term, and Final Reports expenses, (e) AME shop labor costs. In return, the sponsor retains the ownership of the final product. Project Information Use additional pages as necessary Background (Introduce the problem you propose to solve, and give a brief background)

Desired End Product (Explain nature and function of the end product)

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Please send the completed form, attachments, and a check (full amount or a minimum of $2000 to secure a spot) to Dr. Zahed Siddique, School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, 865 Asp Avenue, Room 212, Norman, 73019, Fax: 405-325-1088, email: zsiddique@ou.edu. The check should be payable to “University of Oklahoma Foundation, Inc.” Write “Senior Design Practicum” on the subject line. Contributions to this program may be qualified as tax deductible. Contact:

Prof. Zahed Siddique <zsiddique@ou.edu> Tel: (405)-325-2692 Prof. Farrokh Mistree <farrokh.mistree@ou.edu> Tel: (405)-325-2438


University of Oklahoma School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Practicum Program

Design Requirements (List design and/or functional requirements and specifications)

Additional Information (Attach sketches, drawings, product catalogs etc, as necessary).

Specialized Equipment/Software Needed (if any): (Estimate Budget)

Expected Cost of Miscellaneous Materials/Supplies: (Estimate Budget)

Final Budget (Estimated): (a) Capstone Program Overhead (b) Specialized Equipment/Software (c) Expected Cost of Miscellaneous Materials/Supplies (d) Project Related Travel Costs (e) Poster (3â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;), Mid-Term Reports, Final Reports Costs $500 (f) AME shop labor costs Total Budget (Estimated)

Contact:

Prof. Zahed Siddique <zsiddique@ou.edu> Tel: (405)-325-2692 Prof. Farrokh Mistree <farrokh.mistree@ou.edu> Tel: (405)-325-2438

$7.5K

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