CS/EE/ME 75, 2015-16 - Course Schedule

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CS/EE/ME 75 Organization Schedule Team wiki Public site

This page contains the schedule for the course, linked to the Formula SAE electric project schedule and deliverables. Each term is a separate section, listed here in reverse chronological order.

Winter 2016

Course schedule

Week Date Topic Reading/Activities Homework
1
4 Jan (M) Organizational meeting
  • Submit signup and scheduling sheet by Wed @ 11 am to box outside 327 Gates-Thomas
  • Read Formula SAE rules and baseline design descriptions (see HW #1)
  • Division assignments (required for HW #1) will be available by Wednesday (6 Jan)
HW #1 - due 7 Jan 2016
  • Collaboration tools (Slack, Confluence)
  • Crew (subsystem) baseline description
2
11 Jan (M) Safety team presents and take facilities tour

Division meetings start.

HW #2 - due 10 Jan 2016
3
18 Jan (M) Systems enginnering
4
25 Jan (M)
5
1 Feb (M) Midterm
6
8 Feb (M)
7
15 Feb (M)
8
22 Feb (M)
9
29 Feb (M)
10
7 Mar (M)
F
TBD


Fall 2015

Activities in Fall 2015 are focused on the design development phase of the competition.

Project GOTChA chart

This quad chart gives a snapshot of the planned activities for the term, at a high level. This information is presented here in the form of a GOTChA chart.

Goals

  • Build a highly effective team with the skills and insights required to build an electric vehicle from scratch
  • Complete a design that is compliant with the rules and will win the Formula SAE Electric competition

Technical Challenges

  • Very short timeline to produce working design, with minimal FSAE experience
  • Lack of expertise in assembling and welding frame (design bottleneck)
  • Meeting technical inspection requirements (competition bottleneck)
  • Lack of expertise in high voltage electronics (design bottleneck, safety issue)

Objectives

  • Monitor system-level requirements and budget allocations for weight and cost of components as design is evolving
  • Create compliant designs for all components and review design choices by the end of the term
    • Midterms: clearly defined requirements for each component (performance, cost, weight)
    • Finals: compliant design, with evidence of viability (prototype, vendor quote, etc)
  • Train all CS/EE/ME 75 students in safety procedures and create protocols required for safe testing, operations
  • Make enough progress in first term to build complete vehicle by end of second term
    • Finalize and build plan for the vehicle frame and begin construction (mechanical)
    • Complete a validated energetics design that will pass technical inspection (energetics)
    • Create infrastructure required for divisions to optimize their designs with testing and simulation (operations)

Approach

  • Have working core equipment (eg, motors, battery pack) working to allow testing as soon as the students are ready
  • Create simulation and testing environments that will allow design space exploration of mechanical and energetic systems
  • Know the Formula SAE Electric rules by heart


Course schedule

Week Date Topic Reading/Activities Homework
1
28 Sep (M) Organizational meeting
  • Submit signup and scheduling sheet by Wed @ 11 am to box outside 327 Gates-Thomas
  • Read Formula SAE rules and baseline design descriptions (see HW #1)
  • Division assignments (required for HW #1) will be available by Thursday (1 Oct)
HW #1
  • Formula SAE Electric competition rules
  • Collaboration tools (Slack, Confluence)
  • Crew (subsystem) baseline description
2
5 Oct (M) Project schedule
  • Overall Formula SAE Electric schedule [TBD]
  • GOTChA charts [Richard]
  • Lecture slides

Division meetings start.

HW #2: Division schedules, subsystem GOTChAs
3
12 Oct (M)* System specifications HW #3: Specifications, documentation
4
19 Oct (M)+ Safety
  • Review of safety for high voltage electric systems
  • Safety procedures for CS/EE/ME 75
HW #4: Requirements review planning
5
26 Oct (M) Design reviews
  • Role and purpose of design reviews
  • Expectations for midterm and final reviews for Fall 2015
Requirements review (midterms)
6
2 Nov (M)+ Requirements review (midterms)
7
9 Nov (M) Review feedback
8
16 Nov (M)* TBD
9
23 Nov (M)+ TBD
10
30 Nov (M) Plans for Winter 2016 (IPT)
F
TBD Baseline design review (finals)