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Object-Based Final-Year Project: Designing and Manufacturing a Quick Stop Device

  • A. PramanikEmail author
  • Hem Sanghvi
  • A. K. Basak
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Part of the Materials Forming, Machining and Tribology book series (MFMT)

Abstract

This chapter focuses on teaching and learning of a final-year project in undergraduate mechanical engineering degree in the field of manufacturing. The final-year project allows students to apply the knowledge they learned through undergraduate course work. In addition, it provides the opportunity to get practical involvement in design, project management, manufacturing, creativity, practical applications, etc. However, most final-year projects, nowadays, are either a portion of a big project or performing tests to understand the trends of certain parameters. As a result, such projects only allow the opportunity for partial knowledge to the students. Thus, an object-based project in the final year has been explored in this chapter. A quick stop device (QSD), which is used to investigate chip formation mechanism during machining, was proposed as an object to design, manufacture, and apply in the current investigation. It was found that this project allow students the opportunity of applying their course work knowledge in project works, taking complete responsibility, being innovative, free thinking, being creative, learning new things, and performing research.

Keywords

Object Project Teaching and learning Undergraduate degree Quick stop device 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringCurtin UniversityBentleyAustralia
  2. 2.Adelaide MicroscopyThe University of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia

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