Evaluations of Engineering Uncertainty Repository
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.
S. Takai and X. Du, "Evaluations of Engineering Uncertainty Repository," Proceedings of the ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (2015, Houston, TX), vol. 2015-05-01, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Nov 2015.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2015-53555
ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (2015: Nov. 13-19, Houston, TX)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Education; Teaching; Engineering course; Engineering science; Evaluation; Manufacturing Variation; Product performance; Repository; Uncertainty; Variation; Engineering education
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