The use of animation to stimulate students' interests in mechanism design is discussed. Mechanism design, an integrated computer-aided engineering (CAE) software, allows the designer to put the solid parts of a machine into motion without actually building one. The students can use the animation to check the motion of each part relative to the others in the mechanism. They can have the instant access of the graphs of displacement, velocity and acceleration for all the parts, which are difficult to obtain with the traditional 2D drafting approach.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings|
|State||Published - 2002|
|Event||2002 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Vive L'ingenieur - Montreal, Que., Canada|
Duration: Jun 16 2002 → Jun 19 2002