MEAE-4030 Elements of Mechanical Design Fall
Report Format for Semester Design Project
[Report is due on Friday,
Dec. 8, 2000 by 5:00 PM. No late submissions will be accepted]
The body of the report should be no more than ten
double-spaced pages. Detailed design work, drawings, diagrams, engineering
analyses, vendor part descriptions (e.g., gears, bearings), parts lists,
and references should be referred to in the body of the report and then
included as attachments.
2. Purpose of the Report
The purpose of the report is to describe all aspects
of your mechanical design project in a concise and thorough manner.
Assume that your report will be read by your supervisor
(D. Walczyk) and other design and manufacturing engineers working on this
Include the title of the
report, your name, the class, and date of submission.
Summarize what was asked
for, what you accomplished and how it was accomplished. Include your main
results and conclusions. Put this section first in the report but write
it last. The summary should stand alone from the rest of the report. Limit
it to one page (double-spaced) or less.
Summarize the details
of your chosen design project. In addition to the original problem description,
include any additional tasks that you have decided to accomplish.
List and fully explain
the main design specifications used for this project. Many have already
been prescribed in the project description.
Using a neat hand sketch,
CAD drawing, and/or schematic diagram, describe the final conceptual design
for your project.
Provide an overview of
the detailed design work you have completed. Report on each aspect of the
detailed design work, reviewing the work completed in each area, and including
sketches and the results of calculations, as appropriate. Include detailed
component and assembly drawings (CAD preferably) and any supporting engineering
calculations of only the parts you were asked to design in the problem
statement as appendices. Whenever appropriate, make sure that you link
the detailed design to the concept, design specifications, and problem.
Summarize the results
of your detailed design work:
Do your achieve and/or
exceed all of the design specifications
What is the overall design
recommendation to your engineering supervisor (i.e., D. Walczyk)? For example,
should it be abandoned, further developed or pushed into production immediately?
Finally, comment on what
else needs to be accomplished, beyond what was asked for in the
design problem, before
an actual prototype can be built.
References should be included.
Use an acceptable format.
Include in appendices
all material that should be archived for further development of this project,
i.e. early concepts, communications with vendors, details on vendor-supplied
parts, engineering calculations, and detailed assembly and component drawings.