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 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    

8:00       Denso
Project: Design of a Lean-Fuel Ignition System

8:30       GM
Project: Design of Vehicle Hoods from Composite Materials

9:00       Eaton
Project: Improved Electro-Mechanical Actuator Reliability

9:30        DTE
Project: System to Analyze Electrostatic Precipitator Rapper Performance

10:00       Consumers Energy
Project: New Design for Deploying Pipeline Inspection Gauges

10:30       Chrysler
Project: Aerodynamic Drag Reduction of Automobiles

11:00       Bosch
Project: Test System for a Diesel Particulate Sensor

11:30       Bosch
Project: Removal Tool for the Circuit Board in a Throttle Body Sensor

12:00       Union Pacific
Project: Particle Filtering in Railcar Refurbishment

Engineering Building Room 1220

 Time       Sponsor    

8:00       ArcelorMittal
Project: Redesign of a Steering Roll Bellows

8:30       Ingersoll Rand
Project: Vibration-Isolation Design for Plenum Fan

9:00       Whirlpool
Project: A Low-Cost Steam-Cooking Appliance

9:30        U.S. Steel
Project: Ladle-Weighing System for a Continuous Caster

10:00       U.S. Steel
Project: Redesigned Automatic Scraper for Steel Galvinizing

10:30       Halliburton
Project: Design Optimization Protocol for Oil and Gas Wells

11:00      Meritor
Project: Optimized Design of a Transfer Case Housing

11:30       Lansing School District
Project: Optimization of Wind Turbine Arrays