Advanced Vehicle Technologies for Efficient Powertrain Performance

Over the last decade, vehicle projects in our capstone design courses have progressively required more sophisticated design and manufacturing processes. At the same time, the general population of engineering students has less hands-on shop experience than their predecessors, the number of required manufacturing-oriented courses has decreased, and the complexity of tools used for detailing designs and handling materials have become more specialized. To remedy this situation, we have implemented a learner-centered approach for creating just-in-time resources that support project learning about vehicle systems. These are housed in an innovative design laboratory known as MindWorks. This project combined efforts of undergraduate students in technical elective courses as well as graduate student mentoring of design projects and thesis work surrounding state-of-the-art structural optimization and geartrain design.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 9p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01044327
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: N06-14
  • Contract Numbers: DTRS98-G-0027 (Grant)
  • Files: UTC, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 9 2007 5:46PM