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Effective Teaching of Computer Integrated Mechanism Analysis and Design

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Harry H. Cheng, Matt Campbell

University of California at Davis, Davis, CA

Paper No. DETC2005-85565, pp. 927-938; 12 pages
doi:10.1115/DETC2005-85565
From:
  • ASME 2005 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 7: 29th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, Parts A and B
  • Long Beach, California, USA, September 24–28, 2005
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division and Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4744-6 | eISBN: 0-7918-3766-1
  • Copyright © 2005 by ASME

abstract

An effective teaching strategy that integrates computer aided design and programming into a course on mechanism analysis and design is presented. Mechanism analysis is enhanced when coupled with basic programming that allows students to find solutions to more complex systems than would otherwise be possible. Web-based distance learning is part of the class and students also learn how to create these kinds of materials themselves. Students can better understand the course material through an integrated computing environment. By solving mechanism design problems in C/C++, the programming skills gained in the course are widely applicable in other areas of engineering. Ch, a C/C++ interpreter, is used to incorporate programming and mechanism design because of its high-level numerical and graphical plotting capabilities, scripting capability, and a mechanism toolkit with easy and quick animation. A student project is given as an example to show how computers are integrated for effective learning. This teaching strategy has been actively used at UC Davis for several years in an undergraduate course in computer-aided mechanism design.

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