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COVID-19 Response and Call for Papers
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Call for Papers: Special Issue on Design Engineering in the Age of Industry 4.0
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Featured Articles Editor: Scott Ferguson
Conceptualizing Stable States in Origami-Based Devices Using an Energy Visualization Approach
Jacob Greenwood, Alex Avila, Larry Howell, Spencer Magleby
Origami can provide unique inspiration when designing engineered systems because it promotes multiple configurations, compact storage, and quick deployablility. However, origami-based products can be challenging to design because they often are mechanically unstable - folding when not desired or when under load. While there are some existing techniques for achieving stability in origami-based designs, determining which combination of techniques will achieve the desired results for a given application can be difficult. For example, how can you design an origami-based ballistic barrier to stay upright when you need it for protection, but also stay collapsed for storage? Read more...
Evaluating the Use of Virtual Reality to Teach Introductory Concepts of Additive Manufacturing
John K. Ostrander, Conrad S. Tucker, Timothy W. Simpson, Nicholas A. Meisel
Additive manufacturing (AM) is becoming more prevalent in the classroom. Most AM education, though, is limited to desktop-scale material extrusion printers since they are relatively safe, easy to use, and inexpensive. However, industry demand continues to rise for students skilled in more advanced forms of AM, such as laser-based, metal powder bed fusion. Unfortunately, the cost, infrastructure, and training necessary for using these complex systems in education present challenges for classroom implementation. This research proposes using virtual reality (VR) as a medium for teaching introductory concepts of AM without the need for a physical printing system located in the classroom. Read more...
Kevin Otto, Katja Hölttä-Otto, Roozbeh Sanaei, Kristin L. Wood
This paper considers systems with ﬁeld constraints, when elements cannot be placed in special regions such as a high-temperature ﬁeld, a high-pressure ﬁeld, a high magnetic ﬁeld, etc. Fields place constraints on architectural modularity choices and provide creative opportunities for the design of complex systems. This paper develops practical design guidelines for modularity by considering ﬁeld constraints and highlighting on a system block diagram which elements are within a high field region. Read more...
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