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Learning to simulate and design for structural engineering [article]

Kai-Hung Chang
2020 arXiv   pre-print
The structural design process for buildings is time-consuming and laborious.  ...  However, structural engineers in practice often avoid optimization and compromise on a suboptimal design for the majority of buildings, due to the large size of the design space, the iterative nature of  ...  LG] 12 Aug 2020 Learning to Simulate and Design for Structural Engineering optimization loss can flow through it and update the learning parameters in NeuralSizer.  ... 
arXiv:2003.09103v3 fatcat:flm7c34qqjffjjhes5qnu5ed6u

SimJEB: Simulated Jet Engine Bracket Dataset [article]

Eamon Whalen, Azariah Beyene, Caitlin Mueller
2021 arXiv   pre-print
In contrast to existing engineering shape collections, SimJEB's models are all designed for the same engineering function and thus have consistent structural loads and support conditions.  ...  This paper introduces the Simulated Jet Engine Bracket Dataset (SimJEB): a new, public collection of crowdsourced mechanical brackets and high-fidelity structural simulations designed specifically for  ...  This research was supported by the Engineering Data Science group at Altair Engineering Inc. and is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1854833.  ... 
arXiv:2105.03534v1 fatcat:7y7p34jq5bfb5bmyexuy5b6vhq

SodaConstructing knowledge through exploratoids

Gina Navoa Svarovsky, David Williamson Shaffer
2007 Journal of Research in Science Teaching  
In this experiment, middle-school students worked for 10 hr during a single weekend to solve engineering design challenges using SodaConstructor, a Java-based microworld, as a simulation environment.  ...  In this article, we describe a preliminary study that integrates research on engineering design activities for K-12 students with work on microworlds as learning tools.  ...  In particular, it shows how and why the engineering practice of simulation-based rapid modeling may be a useful model for the design of learning environments where students learn scientific concepts through  ... 
doi:10.1002/tea.20112 fatcat:4z6dm3t6fjd63je74bkwlyiejq

An Integrated Virtual Learning System for the Development of Motor Drive Systems

A. Keyhani, M. N. Marwali, L. E. Higuera, G. Athalye, G. Baumgartner
2002 IEEE Power Engineering Review  
It is shown that the virtual learning system provides a cost-effective learning tool for students or engineers in training and can serve as a supplement to a conventional laboratory based system.  ...  The circuit design and control algorithm development of a pulse width modulation (PWM) voltage source inverter (VSI) for 3-phase brushless DC (BLDC) motor control applications is used to describe the functions  ...  Circuit Simulation Engine The virtual learning system described in this paper is intended for the design and control of a VSI motor drive for 3-phase BLDC motor control applications.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mper.2002.4311675 fatcat:nmzj6iplbzavnpnyvxdjxolosm

An integrated virtual learning system for the development of motor drive systems

A. Keyhani, M.N. Marwali, L.E. Higuera, G. Athalye, G. Baumgartner
2002 IEEE Transactions on Power Systems  
It is shown that the virtual learning system provides a cost-effective learning tool for students or engineers in training and can serve as a supplement to a conventional laboratory based system.  ...  The circuit design and control algorithm development of a pulse width modulation (PWM) voltage source inverter (VSI) for 3-phase brushless DC (BLDC) motor control applications is used to describe the functions  ...  Circuit Simulation Engine The virtual learning system described in this paper is intended for the design and control of a VSI motor drive for 3-phase BLDC motor control applications.  ... 
doi:10.1109/59.982185 fatcat:b2w33trfe5fm7dd3s7v3zjprxe

Designing Solutions by a Student Centred Approach: Integration of Chemical Process Simulation with Statistical Tools to Improve Distillation Systems

Isabel M. Joao, Joao M. Silva
2017 International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP)  
Projects thematically focused on simulation and statistical techniques for designing and optimizing chemical processes can be helpful in chemical engineering education in order to meet the needs of engineers  ...  and statistical techniques in helping the students learn how to learn.  ...  They learned how to analyze the data from factorial designs and how to test the model adequacy for factorial designs.  ... 
doi:10.3991/ijep.v7i3.6795 fatcat:emdcmx7xdre7rm2qke6ll2l2be

Designing experiments with Aspen HYSYS simulation to improve distillation systems: Insights from a chemical engineering course

Isabel M. Joao, Joao M. Silva
2016 2016 2nd International Conference of the Portuguese Society for Engineering Education (CISPEE)  
Designing experiments by simulation with process simulators, e.g. Aspen HYSYS, can be very effective in the optimization of several chemical engineering systems.  ...  techniques in helping the students learn how to learn.  ...  For the design of experiments simulations, a variation of ± 1 stage was used for the structural factors and a variation of ± 5 kgmol/h for the operational factors in relation to the initial conditions.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cispee.2016.7777721 fatcat:evndfygdiveyfkmv6a335zo3f4

A Framework of Multimedia E-Learning Design for Engineering Training [chapter]

Daniela Borissova, Ivan Mustakerov
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The paper presents a new framework approach for design and development of an interactive multimedia e-learning system for engineering training.  ...  The main goal of the paper is to encourage low cost developing of effective and customized e-learning systems for engineering training by using popular and inexpensive software tools.  ...  The work is supported by the European Social Fund and Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science under the Operation Programme "Human Resources Development", Grant BG051PO001/07/3.3-02/7.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-03426-8_11 fatcat:hjebpovfwbdoxeigprr5hg7rlq

E-Learning Based Competence Development In Logistics Software Application For Simulation And Visualization

Gaby Neumann
2013 ECMS 2013 Proceedings edited by: Webjorn Rekdalsbakken, Robin T. Bye, Houxiang Zhang  
It elaborates simulation competence requirements in logistics, discusses design constraints concerning e-learning material to meet those requirements and gives examples on simulation knowledge representation  ...  and interactive knowledge application for logistics simulation and visualization.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This paper is based upon the outcomes of the lot4eng.com project "Logistics Open Training for Engineering Competence".  ... 
doi:10.7148/2013-0644 dblp:conf/ecms/Neumann13 fatcat:l7rbk6refbf4hg6q2zt5tcyd3m

Matter as Energy: What Architects Need to Know

Dr. Winifred E. Newman, Prof. Shahin Vassigh, Dr. Yimin Zhu
2013 GSTF Journal of Engineering Technology (JET)  
The project described in this paper addresses the need for the improvement of science and technology education and proposes that using advances in digital technology to engage students in interactive learning  ...  areas and prepare students for effective collaboration with other stakeholders in the building industry.  ...  Based on the information provided, the game engine will estimate the required number of players for each role (i.e. architect, structural engineer, mechanical engineer, and construction engineer), and  ... 
doi:10.5176/2251-3701_2.2.71 fatcat:pkukxdg3cfe67dhmywrg5srpa4

Cognitive scaffolding in Web3D learning systems

Felipe Bacim, Nicholas Polys, Jian Chen, Mehdi Setareh, Ji Li, Lee Ma
2010 Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Web 3D Technology - Web3D '10  
Abstract In this paper, we describe a case study in usability engineering for Web3D learning systems and introduce a new step to the typical methods of the usability design.  ...  For this situation, we engage the latest evidence and principles of cognition to help map requirements to information design for an interactive learning system.  ...  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Science Foundation.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1836049.1836063 dblp:conf/vrml/BacimPCSLM10 fatcat:frejsb27dbdxfovcfhttmvg5iq

Ill-structured problem solving in a workplace simulation environment: Challenges of the learning experience and skills developed

Marija Bozic, Svetlana Cizmic, Dragana Sumarac Pavlovic, Jelena Certic, M. Teresa Escalas Tramullas
2013 2013 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)  
To this end we designed the professional practice course for final year Information and Communication Technology (ICT) engineering students.  ...  Engineering workplace problems are complex and ill-structured. Students should be faced with this kind of problems during their studies in order to be better prepared for the workplace.  ...  We owe special thanks to all the students that participated in the research and to Hay Group for the research grant that allowed us the use of Kolb Learning Styles Inventory.  ... 
doi:10.1109/fie.2013.6684964 dblp:conf/fie/BozicCPCT13 fatcat:hskjtvp4jzbariogc52lkhc2tq

A Simulation-Assisted Teaching Practice: Teaching AC Variable Speed Systems Using Simulation Models Library

Yang Qian, Gao Jinzhu
2021 Science Journal of Education  
To facilitate and inspire student learning, we developed an innovative way to teach the AC Variable Speed Systems course using the simulation models library.  ...  30%) includes software operation (10%) and system constitution and design (20%), and the final exam (40%) are designed to assess the students' understanding of AC variable speed systems.  ...  The Structure of Simulation Assisted Teaching Methodology The AC Variable Speed Systems course is a required course for electrical engineering students.  ... 
doi:10.11648/j.sjedu.20210903.13 fatcat:7bung4gitjf2vgtpesadw6e63q

More than just a game: the role of simulation in the teaching of product design and entrepreneurship to mechanical engineering students

Gabriel J. Costello
2016 European Journal of Engineering Education  
Consequently the paper proposes the concept of simulation-action learning (SAL) as an enhancement of PBL and to distinguish it from computer simulation.  ...  This work proposes to make an original contribution by simulating a real-life entrepreneur interaction for the students.  ...  To address this, I propose the concept of simulation-action learning (SAL) for engineering students as an enhancement of problem-based learning and the empirical evidence presented in this paper supports  ... 
doi:10.1080/03043797.2016.1211992 fatcat:ea7ninxizjax3b5fim3fpj3jsa

ROVer ranch

Stephanie L. Smith
2003 Educators program from the 30th annual conference on Computer graphics and interactive techniques - GRAPH '03  
The ROVer Ranch is an online NASA project for K-12 students to learn about robotics engineering.  ...  The students assume a mission engineer's role to design, build and test a robot in a 3-D mission simulator.  ...  The actual missions are a forum for the student to assume the role of a robotic engineer where they design and run a virtual robot.  ... 
doi:10.1145/965107.965111 fatcat:tuycedlvmnb6lceig6eqh5vwze
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