ME 442 Spring 2008

The web page that describes the work done in the fall semester can be found at:


Instructor: Dr. Joseph Vignola
Office: Pangborn G43
Office Phone: 202-319-6132
Class Time: Tuesday & Thursday 9:40-12:00 AM,
Class Location: Pangborn G34
Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00-2:00 PM


Assignment 1

Assignment 2

Assignment 3

Assignment 4

Assignment 5

Assignment 6

Interim Presentation

Individual Design Project

Requirements for all Assignments

Each document should be submitted by e-mail by 9:20 am on the due date. The docuemnt must start with the name of the preparer, date, assignment and descriptive title. In all documents, focus on engineering issues and include figures and references.  You should use the class assignment templet and the filename should be in the format:


Guidelines and notes for written assignments. This document had been titled “Writing issues for engineering students” and is very helpful if you are not sure how any document for this class should be written.


Engineering documents must be specific and must focus on details on the project element assigned.

  1. Descriptive title
  2. Figures
  3. References (include specs for components you will purchase)
  4. Drawings or sketches
  5. Gantt chart or a timeline with specific dates for milestones.
  6. Interactions with the machine shop in early, middle and late phases of work
  7. Hyperlinks to products pages or others relevant sights

Be sure to cc Ken Romney on all assignments

Class notes

442 Week 1