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Aeronautics and Astronautics

Selected Topics in Aeronautics and Astronautics
Engineering Design and Rapid Prototyping
O. de Weck, I.Y. Kim, D. Wallace, P.W. Young
Mon, Wed, Fri, Jan 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30, 01-04:00pm, 33-218

Pre-register on WebSIS and attend first class.
Limited to 16 participants.
No listeners
Prereq: 16.01, 16.02 or Permission of Instructor
Level: U 6 units Standard A - F Grading Can be repeated for credit   

Study at the undergraduate level by qualified students. Topics selected in consultation with the instructor.
This course develops a holistic view of and initial competency in engineering design by conceiving, designing, manufacturing and testing a system component such as a structural part. Activities include hand sketching, CAD modeling, CAE analysis, CAM programming and operation of CNC machining equipment. Requirements compliance is verified via structural testing. Initial designs are improved by design optimization. The focus is on the complementary roles of human creativity and computational tools as well as the design process itself. The pedagogy is based on active learning and a balance of lectures and hands-on activities.
Contact: O. de Weck, 33-410, x3-0255, deweck@mit.edu

Computational Tools for Engineering
Prof. Eric Feron
Tue, Thu, Jan 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, 04-05:30pm, Room 33-218

Pre-register on WebSIS and attend first class.
Limited to 30 participants.
No listeners
Prereq: 16.02 or 16.020 or equivalent
Level: U 6 units Graded P/D/F   

Introduction to computational tools and their use in solving engineering problems, analyzing data, and presenting scientific results. Techniques for the practical use of spreadsheets (XESS), mathematical and numerical analysis packages (MATLAB), symbolic algebra (MAPLE), and other Athena-based software packages are presented. Issues of computational accuracy and efficiency are discussed. Emphasizes problem solving using available software packages, not programming or algorithmic development. Enrollment may be limited. Contact: Prof. Eric Feron, 33-313, x3-1991, feron@mit.edu

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