Montana State University

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

ME and MET Senior Capstone Design

EMEC489 / ETME489

Fall 2013 Homework and Lecture Activity Schedule

 

Instructor: R. Larson

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Capstone Lecture Homework / Deliverables

 

8/26/2013

Introduction: Course Organization and Business: Lab Procedures and activities: Projects  & Project Placement Discussion

 
Project review & selection
 

 

1. Use the D2L Drop Box to submit your top 10 project choices from the list on the course website.

  • rank your requests in-order using the EXCEL form on the D2L site

  •  include a brief write-up of their qualifications (a mini-resume) to provide any pertinent information that might influence selection for top picks.

  • provide your preferred email address

  • if KNOWN, EXTREME personality conflicts exist, please let instructors know ASAP so we avoid group makeup problems downstream

Completed and submitted by 5:00 on Friday.

Design group assignments to be posted by end of week 1.

 

9/2/2013

NO LECTURE TUESDAY


(See instructors if you have difficulty tracking down members.)

 

 

Meet your Design Team

Exchange schedules & Contact Information. LOOK ON THE WWW.MONTANA.EDU website under DIRECTORIES for student contact info!!

Look for Student Group Leader Assignment on the Project Page as soon as membership is posted.

As a group, contact your Advisor as soon as they are assigned (also to be listed on the Project Page) to set up weekly meeting times

Initiate contact your sponsor, with the assistance of your advisor, ASAP. Begin Background Investigations.

Draft Level 1 Requirements Document preparation

No Deliverables collected this week:

 

9/9/2013

 3

TUESDAY Lecture

Design Process Review:

Requirements generation:

Course Deliverables Discussion

Report Formatting
& Draft Chapter Format Requirements

Project Management Planning: Tasks, Obligations, Procedures, Tools

 

Initial, formal Consultation Meeting With Faculty Supervisor: 

Work to obtain sponsor approval of your Level 1 Requirements

1. PROGRESS MEMO to SUPERVISOR and submitted to D2L dropbox.

2. Use the D2L Drop Box to provide course instructor with your weekly advisor meeting schedule and location

 

9/16/2013

 4

NO LECTURE SCHEDULED on Tuesday 9.17.2013


 

 Weekly Consultation Meeting

Prepare your PROBLEM STATEMENT chapter and be sure to include your LEVEL 1 Requirements in this chapter.

Prepare a Master Project Plan with Gantt Chart Schedule as discussed in class last week!

 

1. PROGRESS MEMO to SUPERVISOR via email, and  submitted to D2L dropbox.

2. Draft "Problem Statement" Chapter with "LEVEL 1 REQUIREMENTS" Deliverables List signed by sponsor! Submitted to Supervisor and Instructor by close of business Friday  using
D2L Drop Box.

3. Master Project Management Plan including Schedule in Gantt Chart form Prepared and Submitted to Supervisor via email, and to Instructor via D2L Drop Box. Due by close of business Friday

 

9/23/2013

 5

TUESDAY Lecture

Specifications Development, Specifications  Chapter write-up.

Alternatives, and Alt.
Chapter formatting requirements:

 

Weekly Consultation Meeting

 

1. PROGRESS MEMO via email to SUPERVISOR and also  submitted to D2L dropbox.

2. Draft "Background" Chapter Submitted to Supervisor via email, and to Instructor via D2L Drop Box by end of day Friday.

 

9/30/2013

No
Lecture
this week !!



Weekly Consultation Meeting


1. PROGRESS MEMO via email to SUPERVISOR and also  submitted to D2L dropbox.

2
. Draft "Specifications" Chapter Submitted to Supervisor via email, and to Instructor
via D2L Drop Box by end of day Friday.

 

10/7/2013

Heads up - MSU Career Fair Thursday!

TUESDAY Lecture

Guest talk with LANL and NAVSEA reps;

"Preliminary Design Review" Planning and Discussion: Formal Presentation Format and Content.

 

 

Weekly Consultation Meeting.

 

Montana State University-Bozeman
25th Annual Fall Career Fair

9am-3pm

1. PROGRESS MEMO via email to SUPERVISOR and  submitted to D2L dropbox.

 2. Draft "Alternatives" Chapter Submitted to Supervisor via email and Instructor via D2L Drop Box, by end of day Friday.

 

10/14/2013

TUESDAY Lecture

PDRs

Please fill out and submit these two documents to the associated D2L dropbox:

1. Course Review

2. Peer Reviews

Weekly Consultation Meeting

Mid-Term Course and Peer Evaluations ON-Line...

PLEASE COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THESE FORMS.

 

 PRELIMINARY
DESIGN REVIEWS

will be scheduled this week

1. PROGRESS MEMO via email to SUPERVISOR and  submitted to D2L dropbox.

2.Master Project Schedule Update Due. Submitted to Supervisor via email and Instructor via D2L Drop Box, by end of day Friday.

3. Course & Peer Reviews submitted via D2L site by end of week.

 

 

10/21/2013 9

No
Lecture
this week !!

 

Work on Project Analysis, Models and Drawing package

 

1. PROGRESS MEMO via email to SUPERVISOR and  submitted to D2L dropbox.


10/28/2013 10

TUESDAY Lecture

Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) Techniques


 

Weekly Consultation Meeting.

Perform FMEA assignment

(Ref: Capstone Flowchart.)

1. PROGRESS MEMO via email to SUPERVISOR and  submitted to D2L dropbox.

2. Submit individual FMEA via D2L Drop Box by end of day Friday .

11/4/2013

 11

No
Lecture
this week !!

 

Weekly Consultation Meeting.
 

1. PROGRESS MEMO via email to SUPERVISOR and cc'd to INSTRUCTOR

 

11/11/2013

12 

No Lecture in the regular classroom:

Instead, the TUESDAY
Lecture time will be used for Evaluation of the CAPSTONE 2 Prototype Rollout Event: See details and requirements here: Prototype Rollout Evaluation

Weekly Consultation Meeting.

1. PROGRESS MEMO to SUPERVISOR and submitted to D2L dropbox.

2. Master Project Schedule Update Due: Submitted to Supervisor via email and Instructor via D2L Drop Box, by end of day Friday.

 

11/18/2013

13 

TUESDAY Lecture

Executive Summary
Drawing package and Manufacturing Plan Content requirements and formatting.

Purchasing Guidelines and Formal Report Appendices Format and Content

Includes discussion of Mechanical and Economic Analysis and Manufacturing Plan.

Weekly Consultation Meeting.

Critical Design Review Discussion: Format and Scheduling

1. PROGRESS MEMO via email to SUPERVISOR and submitted to D2L dropbox.

2. Draft Analysis Appendix Submitted to Supervisor via email and Instructor via D2L Drop Box, by end of day Friday. 

 

11/25/2013

 14

No
Lecture
this week !!



Take this time to work on your report, and other course deliverables .

Consultation Meeting
is optional
this week.

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
No Classes Meet
Wednesday - Friday

No Deliverables will be collected this holiday week.

1. PROGRESS MEMO to SUPERVISOR and cc'd to INSTRUCTOR

 

12/2/2013

15 

TUESDAY LECTURE ATTENDANCE is MANDATORY for all Capstone 1 Students. Roll will be taken.

Course Evaluation and Review 

Discussion of ongoing CDR Presentations, Report preparation Discussion, Q&A.

Parts order status.

 

Weekly Consultation Meeting.

Critical Design Reviews

(Reference = Flowchart.)


All Capstone 1 students are encouraged and welcome to attend the ENGINEERING Design Fair:

The Fair is Scheduled for THURSDAY DEC 6th  in the SUB Ballroom.

1. Critical Design Reviews

2. FINAL REPORT SUBMISSION:

  • Submit Final Written Reports no later than 6:00 PM MONDAY of finals week.
     
  • Includes  "Drawing Package"
    and     "Manufacturing
    Plan"
    Appendices, Updated Master Project Schedule, and all other elements defined on website format guide.
     
  • Most groups should prepare and submit THREE complete printed copies of your report (Instructor/Advisor/Sponsor)
    Some groups may have different document counts.
     
  • You may wish to make additional copies for group members' files, as these make excellent portfolio additions
     
  • Submit design journals if you'd like them evaluated as an administrative tool, and return any borrowed textbooks or reference materials.

 

12/9/2013

 

Finals Week - WRAPUP

Finals Week Activities:

Completed Parts Ordering Paperwork MUST be on-file!

1. Submit Final (Printed!) Written Reports no later than 6:00 PM MONDAY, per note above.

Electronic versions of the compiled reports go to the D2L Drop Box

2. Component Orders and supporting documentation Completed, Checked  and Submitted,

 


At the close of the semester, all  groups should have completed preparations to enable component fabrication to begin promptly in Spring Semester:

  • The component and system designs should be completed, and well-documented with an accurate and professionally-prepared engineering drawing set.
  • The chosen design should be backed up with a  thorough and correct analysis.
  • Orders for ALL required parts and materials should have been submitted.
  • A complete manufacturing plan should be ready for implementation.
  • Sponsors and Faculty Advisors should be in-the-loop and supportive of the next steps.

If your group cannot claim these milestones by the end of the term, your project is in jeopardy.
Work smart to ensure you are poised for success in the upcoming semester!

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Have a great break, and be safe. See you in the Spring...