MAE Lab Courses Modernization

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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

WVU
eCampus

/ Google Drive

MAE 244


Dynamic & Strength Materials lab

MAE xxx
Introduction to Engr. Materials

MAE 456

CAD / FEA

MAE 454

Machine Design

WVU/MAE Design
& Prototyping
Center

MAE 322

Thermal & Fluids Lab

MAE 434

Experimental
Aerodynamics

MAE 211/411

Mechatronics

MAE 471/472/
473/474/475/476

Tech. Elect.




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
*

*
G
raduate Student





-

Upgrade
for MAE
244 Lab (
B. Kang
)

-

Upgrade
for
MAE
Formula
project (
S. Wayne
)


(
i
)
Fixed the
existing cutoff saw and lathe digital readout in the MAE main shop,


(
ii) purchase
a
small bore engine lathe
,
and


(
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

WVU
eCampus

/ Google Drive

MAE 244


Dynamic & Strength Materials lab

MAE xxx
Introduction to Engr. Materials

MAE 456

CAD / FEA

MAE 454

Machine Design

WVU/MAE Design
& Prototyping
Center

MAE 322

Thermal & Fluids Lab

MAE 434

Experimental
Aerodynamics

MAE 211/411

Mechatronics

MAE 471/472/
473/474/475/476

Tech. Elect.

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)