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An integrated centrifugal pump rotor design course


Adair, D and Jaeger, M, An integrated centrifugal pump rotor design course, Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary Engineering Design Education Conference (IEDEC) 2014, 3 March 2014, Santa Clara, CA, USA, pp. 6-11. ISBN 978-1-4799-4381-4 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/IEDEC.2014.6784673


This paper discusses a course developed to give first-year mechanical students insight into a typical process found in professional modern design offices, where requirements (specifications) are evolved into a prototype model whose capabilities are then tested. The intent is to provide the participating students with a hands-on, integrative, multifaceted experience in the important field of mechanical engineering design. Topics addressed include, Integrated Product Design, Rapid Prototyping and Product Testing, and here, the careful design and development of the course is discussed, as is the assessment process. The experiences and views of students taking the course are reflected using questionnaire style surveys.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:mechanical engineering design, integrative, multifaceted, impeller
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Jaeger, M (Dr Martin Jaeger)
ID Code:98057
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2015-01-29
Last Modified:2018-03-19

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