Catalogue 2012 - 2013

ME 313 Mechanical Laboratory I


2 cr.


ME 203 or ME 207; ME 208; ME 205 or concurrently; and ENGR 212 or IE 212 or concurrently; or permission of the ME laboratory coordinator.

Course Description

This course is the first in a three-course sequence designed to give students hands-on experience in the use of laboratory instruments and in the collection and interpretation of data. Experimental methodology and communication of experimental results are stressed throughout the course. The course also serves to enhance the technical writing skills of the student. A student works in a team to perform laboratory experiments in dynamics, mechanics of materials, measurement techniques, data acquisition, and manufacturing. A written report or technical memorandum is submitted either by each student or by the group. The assessment is based upon the quality of both the writing and engineering content of the written reports. One class hour, one three-hour lab.