An Introduction to Today’s Cushion Activity The Engineering DesignProcess Date: 5/25/11Prepared by: Javier Kienzle, Fellow - GK12 ProgramPresented at: McNair Academic High SchoolSupported by: NSF Graduate Teaching Fellow in K-12 Education ProgramAssociated Institution: Stevens Institute of Technology - Hoboken, NJ
Case Study: Airbag Design Triggering Condition Inflation Post Deployment Mechanical Spring System Tank of Compressed Gas Non-toxic Deflation MEMS Accelerometer Chemical Reaction: N2
Today’s Cushion Activity Cushion Design • What is the design goal? • What criteria makes a good design? • Variables/Constraints: what can you work with? • What approach will you use?