Introduction to Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Engineering (ENSC 491)

Engineering graphics including dimensioning and tolerances. Design methodology from ideation to prototyping and testing. Extensive use of 3D solid modeling computer-aided design (CAD) software. Rapid prototyping tools including laser cutters and 3D printers. Introduction to finite element methods (FEM) for analysis of steady-state and transient problems. Applications include solid mechanics, structural design and analysis, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Tools include MATLAB as well as relevant engineering industry-standard finite element analysis (FEA) software. Emphasis will be given to problem solving skills based on applying scientific principles and mathematical models. Includes laboratory sessions with hands-on activities and student design projects. Prerequisites: ENSC381 - Engineering Thermodynamics (Thermodynamics), ENSC321 - Introduction to Fluid Mechanics and Transport Processes (Fluid Mechanics), ENSC323 - Solid Mechanics (Solid Mechanics).

ENSC491 is a 3 credit course.