Title

Evaluations of Engineering Uncertainty Repository

Abstract

In the ideal world, everything can be modeled and manufactured precisely. Unfortunately, in the real world, it is impossible to make artifacts with exact dimensions and exact material properties. Current engineering education focuses on teaching engineering science with precise analytical relationships among input and output variables and various properties of materials. Variations of product performances due to manufacturing variations and unpredictable use environments, however, have not been sufficiently incorporated into engineering education. An Engineering Uncertainty Repository is currently being developed with an intention to enhance students' uncertainty literacy and to assist instructors to incorporate uncertainty into their engineering courses. This paper presents (1) the ongoing development of the Engineering Uncertainty Repository, which includes a dedicated website and teaching materials, and (2) a plan to evaluate the effectiveness of the Engineering Uncertainty Repository.

Meeting Name

ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (2015: Nov. 13-19, Houston, TX)

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Education; Teaching; Engineering course; Engineering science; Evaluation; Manufacturing Variation; Product performance; Repository; Uncertainty; Variation; Engineering education

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

9780791857427

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2015 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), All rights reserved.


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