Mechanical Engineering


Team Project Exhibits

The Mechanical Engineering capstone projects are on exhibit in the Engineering Building from 8:00 a.m. until noon. The exhibits are located in the 1200 hallway.

Admission is free and open to the public. Visitors are welcome.

Team Presentations

Throughout the morning, the capstone teams give formal presentations in Engineering Building Rooms 1202, 1208 and 1220. The team that produces the most outstanding technical design project is presented with the Thomas Alva Edison Design Award; the team that gives the best technical project presentation receives the ME 481 Project Presentation Award.

Schedule of Presentations

Engineering Building Room 1208

 Time       Sponsor    

8:30      Marathon Petroleum
Project: Portable Oil Pipeline Inspection Gage

9:00       Ingersoll Rand
Project: Improved Packaging for HVAC Units

9:30        General Motors
Project: Design of a Carbon-fiber Vehicle Hood

10:00       Denso
Project: Pre-chamber Igniter for Lean Combustion

10:30       Consumers Energy
Project: Heating System for a Pressure Regulator

11:00      Chrysler
Project: Waste Heat Recovery with Thermoelectrics

11:30       ArcelorMittal
Project: Improved Dust Removal from Arc Furnaces

Schedule of Presentations

Engineering Building Room 1220

 Time       Sponsor  

8:30       Meritor
Project: Optimized Transfer-case-housing Design

9:00       Bosch
Project: Installation/Removal Tool for Accelerometers

9:30       Union Pacific
Project: Efficient Use of Carboline Paint Containers

10:00      U.S. Steel
Project: Redesigned Scraper for Steel Galvanizing

10:30       Whirlpool
Project: Washing Machine Brake Mechanism

11:00       Whirlpool
Project: Food-processor Extruder

11:30       ZF
Project: Torque Calibrator for Ball Joints