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Aeronautics and Astronautics

Engineering Design and Rapid Prototyping
Prof. O.L. de Weck, Col. P. Young
Tue, Thu, Jan 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, 01-05:00pm, Room 33-218

Pre-register on WebSIS and attend first class.
Limited to 16 participants.
No listeners
Prereq: 16.01, 16.02 or 2.001, 2.002 or permission of instructor
Level: U 6 units Standard A - F Grading   

Develops initial competency in engineering design by taking a holistic view. Conceiving, designing, manufacturing and testing a system component such as a complex structural part. Activities include hand sketching, CAD modeling, CAE analysis, CAM programming, and operation of CNC machining equipment. Focuses on the complementary roles of human creativity as well as the design process itself. Designs are executed by pairs of students who enter their products in a design competition. Enrollment may be limited. Contact: Christopher Graff, 33-409, 324-6190, cgraff@mit.edu

Computational Tools for Engineering
Prof. Eric Feron
Tue, Thu, Jan 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, 04-05:30pm, Room 33-202, Meeting location may change.

Pre-register on WebSIS and attend first class.
Limited to 30 participants.
No listeners
Prereq: 16.02 or 16.020
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: Lisa Gaumond, 32D729, x4-1543, lisaga@mit.edu

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