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Senior Design I - 22244 - CE 4188 - 001

Senior Engineering Design I  Spring 2011

CRBL 204

John Walton

Email: walton"at"utep"dot"edu

Teaching Assistant:


This course is part one of a two-part senior design course. the primary objective of senior engineering design course is to expose the student to a real-world design or analysis experience. Students work in 3-4 person groups on a project directed by a practicing Professional Engineer or by a Civil Engineering Faculty Member. Secondary goals are to improve written and oral presentation skills and to learn more about engineering design.

Textbook:  To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design (Paperback) by Henry Petroski. The bookstore is getting copies and it is available on Amazon for less than $4 a copy. Note that if you get together with friends the postage (which costs as much as the book) will be reduced.

 

Each group will turn in a printout of all slides at the beginning of class when presentations are due. Time deadlines are strict; late work will be penalized 10%/day.

 

Class attendance is required!

 

 
Date
Schedule
January 18

Ideas for next time (if there is a next time): Having judges grade final report is good as having judges give major portion of class grade. Feedback must be improved, the most parsimonious way to do this may be to have fewer presentations but have each one immediately followed by a lengthy discussion with feedback from other students, slide by slide analysis, how well the message was conveyed. Make other groups show up by having attendance required and a major portion of grade. Need better ideas for keeping projects on track, perhaps meetings with instructor, group and mentor. We need to have a final presentation by senior I groups that would be a project half way point. How can we do this with external judges without asking too much of volunteer engineers?

 

 

 

 

Establish teams and class expectations

Go over oral presentation skills: presentation rubric

Today: Turn in a sheet defining the groups. Maximum group size is 7 students except by permission.

January 25

Rework groups given adds/drops were significant.

Bid for projects (roll dice when needed). Circle through projects, no bid means a pass till next round, multiple bids roll dice for winner. Keep going around until all projects taken.

Go over presentation rubric.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRgOkOfWBGg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4B19Mdi6Mg&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4-LWkLwoNs&feature=channel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PJTlzY0Aak

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUks3N3KliA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOHHEcP4fw4&feature=related

February 1

Guest Speaker (attendance required): Dr. Nazarian, Preparing for a future career.

Written Report 1: Turn in one page summary of your project along with milestones.

 

February 8

Oral Report 1: 7 minute group report on one of the monuments (monuments ), presenter chosen at random from each group, allowable time range: 6-8 minutes for presentation (one grade penalty), grammatical errors and typos (1/2 grade penalty each)

February 15

Oral Report 1: 7 minute report on one of the monuments, presenter chosen at random, allowable time range: 6-8 minutes for presentation (one grade penalty), grammatical errors and typos (1/2 grade penalty each)

Evaluations (one per group) must be turned in by 5 PM, today.

 

 

February 22

 

Web Page Progress: Each group must make a web page describing the project and providing the Power Point for all oral presentations and copies of all written reports. Web pages will also summarize the project.

Class will consist of each group showing their up to date web pages.

Assign a chapter from 4 to 14 from To Engineer is Human for Presentation

March 1

 

Written Report 2: written progress report on your design project. Must include clear outline of design steps to be taken along with a time/ interim milestone schedule. Must be signed by mentor. Must be 500 - 600 words in length. Due by close of business today. Use MS Word to document number of words in abstract and show the results at the end of the abstract.

March 8
Oral Report 2:To Engineer is Human; 9 minute presentation (timed); all group members must speak; Grading: quality of visuals; speak clearly and face audience; no typos; everyone speaks
March 15 (Spring Break)
 
March 22

Oral Report 2:To Engineer is Human; 9 minute presentation (timed); all group members must speak; Grading: quality of visuals; speak clearly and face audience; no typos; everyone speaks

 

Written Report 3: Each group will provide a 290-310 word abstract summarizing their chapter. Any typographical or spelling errors will result in a one grade reduction. Due at the beginning of class. Use MS Word to document number of words in abstract and show the results at the end of the abstract.

March 29

Test on presentation metrics (group test)

April 5

Present web site to class

Web Site Presentation: Each group must provide all written reports on a group web site. Students and groups will be chosen at random to present their web site to class

April 12

Oral Report 3: Progress Report

12 minute presentation; all group members must speak; 1/2 grade penalty for each grammatical error or typo; 1 grade unit penalty for each minute off time goal

April 19

Oral Report 3: Progress Report 

12 minute presentation; all group members must speak; 1/2 grade penalty for each grammatical error or typo; 1 grade unit penalty for each minute off time goal

April 26

Oral Report 3: Progress Report

12 minute presentation; all group members must speak; 1/2 grade penalty for each grammatical error or typo; 1 grade unit penalty for each minute off time goal

Written Report 4: Written progress report on your design project. Must show meaningful progress against time/interim milestone schedule. The is a ~3 page report showing: schedule, milestones, progress to date versus milestones, plan for work over the summer, any issues encountered, how the issues have or will be resolved. Must be signed by mentor. Due at 5 PM.

May 3

Open Book Test on "To Engineer is Human"

May 6 (Dead Day)

Senior Design II Final Presentations

It is highly recommended that you watch the Senior Design II final presentations.

   

Group A Moreno Cardenas - New Street - Extension of Airway

Mentors: Mark Medina (mmedina@morenocardenas.com) and Brian Klaes (bklaes@morenocardenas.com)

Rodolfo Morales Guillermo Ovies
Erick Faudoa Miguel Molina
Carlos Rodriguez  

Group B Aspendale Camp, Cloudcroft

Jay Hammond is contact, architect is Carl Daniels, CDA

J.E. Hammond
Camp Administrator
Aspendale Mountain Retreat Center
PO Box 287
Cloudcroft, NM  88317
575-682-2605 - Office
575-682-2608 - Fax

Aspendale Mountain Retreat Center <aspendale@tularosa.net>

Green design for a series of small cabins. Passive solar, rainwater harvesting, gray water recycling, septic system ?, upper exhaust fan, fireplace style wood stove, electric or gas (uncertain) backup.

Will make of physical model of the design

Hoover Dam

Danniel Rodriguez Mariel Reyes
Manny Valenzuela Lily Salas
Vaclavik, Martin
 
Rick Macias Nadia Caraveo

Design of an adjustable tilt parking canopy structure for mounting of 3-phase Photovoltaic modules to be grid tied.  I think my ideal outcome would be a scalable system of parts and labor for installing a structure and mounting PV in say for instance 25 kW increments.  Example:  The Physical Plant has room for roughly 175 kW of PV as covered parking structure to protect the plant assets (trucks).  Seven increments of the example 25 kW structure could be installed to meet this project demand.  Other parking areas could use more or less of this idealized size depending on space limitations and electricity load in the region of campus where these systems could be planted.

Interstate Highways

Miguel Gonzalez Osvaldo Broesicke
Sammy Romero Tania Padilla
Abel Borunda Mario Lara
Group D CH2M Hill Pipline, Mentor: Sanaan Lair

CH2M HILL has been contracted by the El Paso Water Utilities to design an 84-inch gravity pipeline to convey stormwater from north of I-10 near Piedras Street to a proposed pump station on the south side of I-10.  We will also design an 84-inch force main to convey the stormwater from the pump station to the Rio Grande.   The initial design phase consisted of obtaining geotechnical boring data and a survey of the area.  This is nearly complete and the design phase should start in February.  The project will also involve permit coordination activities with the International Boundary and Water Commission, USACE, EPIWD#1, UPRR and TCEQ.  The purpose of the project is to correct the problem of the I-10 flooding that occurred in 2006.

Rene Ontiveros  
Armando Ramirez Daniel Saenz
Octavio Gonzalez Jahziel Villegas
Pablo Mejia Suky Martinez

Group E Parkhill, Smith, Cooper - Structural Design of Lift Station, Mentor Keith Rutherford, krutherford@team-psc.com, 533-6811

  Jose Toscano
Jose Sosa Aaron Aldrete
Anuar Dajlala  
Group F Pipeline, Mentor: Floyd Johnson fjohnson@Huitt-Zollars.com

Huitt-Zollars, Inc.
5822 Cromo Drive, Suite 210
El Paso, TX 79912
(915) 587-4339 (x10602)

“Mesa Street 24-Inch Water Line Replacement” Project

Eduardo Adame Gerardo Garcia
Elvira Moreno Mauricio Mar
Luis Hernandez Jorge Valdez

 

University Writing Center

ASCE History Page

Grading:

Individual:

a) attendance and participation (20%)
b) test (30%)

Group:

Must hand instructor a printout of all overheads prior to presentation.

Each group must fill out an evaluation of talks by other groups. The average score on a scale of 1 (worst) to 10 (best) must be 5. The report must include a paragraph of specific strengths and weaknesses of the talk. Due by 5 PM on day of presentation.

a) Evaluations (10%)

b) Oral reports: (10%)

c) Web page: (15%)

d) Written reports: (15%)

 

Missed Classes

Any missed classes must be approved in advance. Attendance is taken at the beginning of the period.

Links:

Passive Solar Design

Build It Solar

Sustainable by Design

 

 

 

Rory Walton being abducted by a flying saucer
(White Sands Missile Park), White Sands, New Mexico.

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