Accession Number : ADA616923


Title :   USU AFOSR University Engineering Design Challenge Proposal


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 30 Sep 2011-29 Sep 2014


Corporate Author : UTAH STATE UNIV LOGAN


Personal Author(s) : Hansen, J S ; Wood, Byard D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a616923.pdf


Report Date : 02 Jan 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 64


Abstract : Utah State University (USU) Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) students participated in the 2012, 2013, and 2014 AFRL University Design Challenge. The USU teams took 1st place in 2012 and 2013 and 2nd place in 2014. AFRL selected a different design challenge each year. These winning designs were completed in MAE's senior level two semester capstone design course that includes the following design phases: * First Semester: conceptual design, preliminary design, critical design review, design justification, drawing package. * Second Semester: design fabrication, design testing and design evaluation. The course is team taught by two faculty members who used the design approach used by NASA and by the Department of Defense. Each design team consisted of 7-14 students depending on the complexity of the design challenge.


Descriptors :   *MECHANICAL ENGINEERING , CLIMBING EQUIPMENT , MILITARY BRIDGES , RESCUE EQUIPMENT , STUDENTS , UNIVERSITIES


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE