MAE Lab Committee - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Transcript MAE Lab Committee - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

MAE Lab Courses Modernization

Bruce Kang, Professor Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department West Virginia University Morgantown, WV 26506 for

Spring 2013 VCMAE Meeting

April 12, 2013

MAE Lab Modernization Plan

MAE 244 Dynamic & Strength Materials lab MAE xxx Introduction to Engr. Materials MAE 211/411 Mechatronics MAE 322 Thermal & Fluids Lab WVU/MAE Design & Prototyping Center WVU eCampus / Google Drive MAE 471/472/ 473/474/475/476 Tech. Elect.

MAE 434 Experimental Aerodynamics MAE 454 Machine Design MAE 456 CAD / FEA

MAE Lab Committee

(B. Kang (chair), W. Huebsch, J. Kuhlman, X. Liu, G. Thompson) (C. Coleman, K. Sabolsky, D. Solley)

Software Integration/Development

M. Cheng, J. Thompson*, R. Dodrill* *Graduate Student - Upgrade for MAE 244 Lab ( B. Kang ) - Upgrade for MAE Formula project ( (ii) purchase a small bore engine lathe, and S. Wayne ) (i) Fixed the existing cutoff saw and lathe digital readout in the MAE main shop, (iii) purchase a "used" cutoff saw - Upgrade for MAE Aero Lab ( W. Huebsch ) (i) Construction of two removable test section (RTS) systems for the Low Speed Wind Tunnel (ii) Replacement components for MAE Aero Lab hot wire anemometer - Restore the 1968 Mach 6 Hypersonic Tunnel ( J. Loth, E. Thorpe* ) (capable of continuous running, while producing a 6000 K plasma, using either argon or nitrogen gas in a plume about 5” in diameter)

MAE 244 Upgrade - an example

Proposed modernization of the Dynamics & Strength of Materials Laboratory

Evolution of Measurement Apparatus Beam Bending Pressure Vessel Vessel Combined Loading Loading MM 3500 series – pre-2011 MM P3 – 2012 P3 Computer Interface – Spring 2013

On-going Updates

(MAE 244) • • • • Digitize data collection for all tests (B. Kang, M. Cheng ) – Install sensors (e.g. accelerometers and displacement sensors) for readings not currently measured electronically – Utilize DAQ hardware to make all digital data recording – Shared data display and storage using cloud technology Centralized storage of all data files ( M. Cheng ) – Students can be provided on-demand access to data (e.g. through WVU e-Campus/Google Drive ) Computerize control of equipment (e.g. tension test) – Enable remote operation through web-interface ( M. Cheng ) Computer imaging processing of CCD images (Photoelasticity (existing), Digital Image Correlation (DIC) ($45K, paid by Dr. Barbero’s project) (B. Kang )

Tension Test – an example

Vision for MAE Next-gen Labs

( M. Cheng

, to establish software platform for MAE faculties) • • •

Equipment control via smart phone/tablet interface Distance learning capabilities

– Webcams to interact with students on other campuses – Reduce crowdedness in lab by allowing students to participate from other locations

Integrated multi-disciplinary design/analysis projects

– Familiarize students with team-based design projects – Highlight that design, FEA, and experimental testing work together

MAE Lab Modernization Plan

MAE 244 Dynamic & Strength Materials lab MAE xxx Introduction to Engr. Materials MAE 211/411 Mechatronics MAE 322 Thermal & Fluids Lab WVU/MAE Design & Prototyping Center WVU eCampus / Google Drive MAE 471/472/ 473/474/475/476 Tech. Elect.

MAE 434 Experimental Aerodynamics MAE 454 Machine Design MAE 456 CAD / FEA

Discussion on Advanced Prototyping & Testing Center

Georgia Tech Invention Studio DARPA Tech Shop (Menlo Park, CA, Raleigh, NC, San Francisco, CA, San Jose, CA, Allen Park, MI, Round Rock, TX), Pittsburgh, PA (3/2013), (Planning): Chandler, AZ, Washington, DC, Brooklyn, NY - Collaboration with Robert C. Byrd Institute ( RCBI ) and National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute ( NAMII ) - 3D Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing, Digital Manufacturing ( $$$ needed)