Engineering Basics Project development engineering the art of directing the great sources of power in nature for the use and the convenience of humans.
Joseph W. Barker, "Engineering", AccessScience@McGraw-Hill,2000 http://www.accessscience.com, DOI 10.1036/1097-8542.233600. (accessed: 9/14/2005)
Plus –5 research centers
Many interdisciplinary programs
Kirk-Othmer encyclopedia of chemical technology 5th editions vol 1-10 here, others being publishedTP9 .K54 2004 Reference MAINEncyclopedia of chemical technology (Kirk-Othmer) 4th edition, 1991TP9 .E685 1991 Reference MAINEncyclopedia of chemical technology (Kirk-Othmer) 3rd edition, 1978 TP9 .E685 1978 MAIN -- may be checked out!!!!!
These projects offer you a wide spectrum of topics - from engineering components and electronic equipment to consumer appliances and sports gear - involving a variety of materials, their properties and manufacturing techniques.They give you a chance to see and delve into the close inter-relationship that exists between the choice of a material, its various properties, the requirements of a given application, methods of manufacturing the required shapes, and the design rules that take into account all these factors. This is essentially a process of “reverse engineering” of the most successful design, materials and process selection.
Depends on topic.
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Technology of ….
History of ….
This requires student thought processes and may need more technical resources. Suggestion – technical manuals (on the web), patents, standards, encyclopedias
Pick a chemical from a recent issue of C&E News.
Design a plant to make this chemical
Write a report and include the following information
Kirk-Othmer or Ullmanns are excellent resources to start
Chemical Market Reporter