Carnegie Mellon Curriculum: Introduction to CAD and CAE

Audience
This supports mechanical engineering educators with a 12-week curriculum that includes presentations, instructor notes, videos, exercise guides, and datasets. Developed as individual sections, this content can easily be incorporated into existing courses, or used to create new courses.

Software: 
Inventor, Alias, Inventor Publisher, Showcase, Simulation Mechanical, Sketchbook

Industry: 
Product Design & Manufacturing

Topics: 
Product Design Process, Product Concept Development, Prototyping Products, Detailed Product Design, Production Process, Product Modeling, Part Modeling, Assemblies, Simulation Equations & Solving, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), CAD Geometry for FEA, FEA Loads and Constraints, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Fluid Flow Simulation, Product Simulation, Dynamic Simulation, Mechanism Design, Gears, Consumer Product Design, Manufacturing

This highly commended curriculum was used to teach a popular course at Carnegie-Mellon University. Delivered online as well as through local materials, the course takes students through the entire design process, beginning with conceptual sketching, then moving through part and assembly modeling with detail drawings into increasingly more complex simulation and analysis.

This highly commended curriculum was used to teach a popular course at Carnegie-Mellon University. Delivered online as well as through local materials, the course takes students through the entire design process, beginning with conceptual sketching, then moving through part and assembly modeling with detail drawings into increasingly more complex analysis. The learning tools that support the 12-week curriculum include presentations, instructor notes, videos, exercise guides, and datasets. Developed as individual sections, this content can easily be incorporated into existing courses, or used to create new courses.

Access the first phase of the curriculum via the links below:

Course Outline

Grading Spreadsheet

Weekly Course Download