Montana State University

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

ME and MET Senior Capstone Design

EMEC489 / ETME489

Spring 2014 Homework and Lecture Activity Schedule

 

Instructor: R. Larson and D. Miller

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Capstone Lecture Homework / Deliverables

 

1/13/2014

 

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 and submit your requests in-order on a copy of This Excel Worksheet

  •  include a brief write-up of their qualifications (a mini-resume) to provide any pertinent information that might influence selection for top picks. This is especially important for fabrication-intensive projects like Formula and Baja SAE.

  • add your preferred email address to the list_serv, this will serve as the primary means of communication

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

Design group assignments to be posted on the Projects page by the end of week 1.

 

1/20/2014

 

NO LECTURE MONDAY 

MLK Holiday

 

Project Assignments will be posted on the Projects page.

Meet your Design Team to
exchange schedules & Contact Information. 

Look for Student Group Leader Assignment on the Project Page.

As a group, contact your Advisor (also listed on the Project Page) to set up weekly meeting times

Initiate contact with your sponsor. Begin Background Investigations.

Begin Level 1 Requirements Document preparation

No Deliverables collected this week:

 

1/27/2014

 


MONDAY Lecture

Requirements generation:

Course Deliverables Discussion

 

Design Process Review:

Report Formatting
& Draft Chapter Format Requirements

Lecture topic: Project Management Planning; Tasks, Obligations, Procedures, Tools

If you did not meet with your advisor last week, you must have your initial, formal Consultation Meeting With Faculty Supervisor: 

Work to obtain sponsor approval of your Level 1 Requirements

1. Weekly Progress Memo via email to Advisor and via D2L to Instructor

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

 

2/3/2014

 

NO LECTURE MONDAY 
 

Since we covered the Design Process and Deliverable topics on 1/27, we will forego lecture today: Groups are encouraged to work on a robust Project Management Plan and Complete all deliverables well-prior to the Friday deadlines!

 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 Schedule as discussed in class on week 2 or 3.

 

1. Weekly Memo via email to Advisor and via D2L to Instructor

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 and to Instructor by close of business Friday  Submit via D2L Drop Box.

 

2/10/2014

 

MONDAY Lecture

Specifications Development, Specifications  Chapter. Alternatives,
Chapter formatting requirements:

Career Fair Comments
 

Weekly Consultation Meeting

 

1. Weekly Memo via email to Advisor and via D2L to Instructor

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

 

2/17/2014

 

NO LECTURE MONDAY 

Presidents Day Holiday



Weekly Consultation Meeting


Montana State University-Bozeman
8th Annual Career Fair
Thursday February 20th
9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Strand Union Ballrooms

1. Weekly Memo via email to Advisor and via D2L to Instructor

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

 

2/24/2014

 

MONDAY Lecture

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

 

Weekly Consultation Meeting.

 

1. Weekly Memo via email to Advisor and via D2L to Instructor

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

 

3/3/2014

 

MONDAY 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

PLEASE COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THESE FORMS.

 

Preliminary Design Reviews
will be scheduled this week

1. Weekly Memo via email to Advisor and via D2L to Instructor

2.Master Project Schedule Update Due. By now, you should have group member NAMES associated with the growing number of TASKS itemized on your master project schedule.

Submit via D2L Drop Box by end of day Friday .

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

 

 

3/10/2014  

No Classes - Spring Break!!
- Please Be Safe and Enjoy -

3/17/2014

 

NO MONDAY Lecture

Weekly Consultation Meeting.

1. Weekly Memo via email to Advisor and via D2L to Instructor

3/24/2014

 

MONDAY Lecture

Review of PDR Performance

Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) Techniques - SEE D2L Page for PDF of the FMEA Presentation

Weekly Consultation Meeting.

Perform FMEA assignment

(Ref: Capstone Flowchart.)

1. Weekly Memo via email to Advisor and via D2L to Instructor

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

 

3/31/2014

 

MONDAY Lecture

Discussion of Executive Summary, Mechanical and Economic Analysis, Drawing Package, Manufacturing Plan contents and formatting, and other Formal Report Appendices content.  Purchasing Guidelines.


Weekly Consultation Meeting.

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

 

4/7/2014 NO LECTURE MONDAY 

This time slot will be use by Capstone 2 for their Prototype Rollout exercise.

(Be sure to send one rep to this event!)

 

Weekly Consultation Meeting.


 EACH GROUP is to send ONE representative to the CAPSTONE 2 PROTOTYPE ROLLOUT event, held in EPS008 at 3:10 PM. Identifying their rep and ensuring attendance is a GROUP obligation.

1. Weekly Memo via email to Advisor and via D2L to Instructor

2. Master Project Schedule Update Due: Submit via D2L Drop Box.

4/14/2014

 

 

Final CDR Presentation Discussion.

Weekly Consultation Meeting.

Critical Design Review  Format and Scheduling discussion

 

 


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

2. Draft Analysis Appendix and Manufacturing Plan Submitted to Supervisor and Instructor by end of day Friday.
Submit via D2L Drop Box.
 

 

4/21/2014

 

MONDAY LECTURE ATTENDANCE is MANDATORY for all Capstone Students.

Course Evaluation and Review 

 

Parts order status.

Weekly Consultation Meeting.

Critical Design Reviews

All are welcome to attend the Capstone 2 Design Fair scheduled for Thursday of the last week of classes, in the SUB Ballroom: 

1. Weekly Memo via email to Advisor and via D2L to Instructor

 

 

4/28/2014

 

 FINALS WEEK

CDR Video presentations prepared and submitted, per CDR PART b Requirements

Finals Week Activities:

Critical Design Review Video Due by Wednesday 5:00 PM.

Completed Parts Ordering Paperwork MUST be on-file!

 

1. Critical Design Review

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 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
     
  • Submit design journals if you'd like them evaluated as an administrative tool, and return any borrowed textbooks or reference materials.

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 Fall...