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# Engineering

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EngE 1114, Spring 2014

Exploration of Engineering Design
EngE 1114

Graphics Communication
 Hand Sketching
 Computer Aided
Design/Drafting
(INVENTOR)
Design
 Teamwork
 Project Management
 Design Process

 Algorithm Development
 Flowcharting
 Programming in MATLAB

Start
MATLAB
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Locations TBA
Closed book, notes, internet: just you and Inventor
You will be given a properly dimensioned
engineering drawing (multi-view) with a pictorial.
You will then create the object in Inventor and
SUBMIT that ‘ipt’ file via a Scholar link. The test
should take 60 minutes, but you will be given 45
90.
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Programming ‘module’ topics
Algorithm Development
Flowcharting
Sequential programming with MATLAB 2013b
Timeline
• Feb 21-27 Intro
• Algorithm development
• Flowcharting basics
• MATLAB basics and script files
• Feb 28- Mar 6
• Decision structures
• Logical and relational operators
• March 7 – 20
• Spring break
• Repetition structures
• Summing and averaging
• Ensuring valid input
• March 21-27
• User defined functions
• March 28 – April 3
• Vectors

LECTURE
INVENTOR Test Feb 27
th

MidTerm Test March 27
th

MATLAB Test April 3rd
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Why should engineers know how to write a
computer program?
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Rationale for Learning Algorithm
Development/Programming
• Computers are routinely used in all
fields of engineering to help solve
problems.
• Upper level courses in most departments
will require the use of a computer to generate
• Programming can be a important tool in design,
especially in the preliminary and detail design phases.
• Developing an algorithm is a good problem solving
technique. Algorithms are independent of specific
input values.

Graphics Communication
 Hand Sketching
 Inventor
Design
 Teamwork
 Project Management
 Design Process

Algorithm Development
 Flowcharting
 Programming in
MATLAB
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n: an effective procedure,
a way of getting something
done in a finite number of
discrete steps.*
* The Advent of the Algorithm, David Berlinski,
Harcourt, Inc., New York, 2000, pg xvi.
We will write algorithms as a way to provide
step by step instructions for solving a problem.
A precursor to writing programming code for a
computer
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Example MATLAB program via ‘target1’:
Examines the trajectory of a pingpong ball into a trash can
What must be considered? List parameters
LECTURE

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Required elements:
1. Problem ID
2. Brief statement of what algorithm will do
3. A diagram for the problem, when appropriate
 a sketch is fine
4. Flowchart (copy and paste from VISIO)
5. Program listing (copy and paste from MATLAB)
6. Sample Output (copy and paste from MATLAB)
7. Discussion
 You are expected to check the output from your program
to see that it makes sense. Acknowledge any
“unexpected” results.
 Acknowledge any error messages
Homework format:
LECTURE
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In-class problem:
• Produce an algorithm that will determine the volume
and surface area of a sphere given the diameter.
• Sketch the flowchart on your PPT panel.
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Sphere Vol and SA flowchart….try Visio
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Sphere Vol and SA flowchart….try MATLAB
But first………….
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Some MATLAB basics:
Command Line commands:
• Assignments
• Variable names
• Case sensitivity
• Semicolon
• % up-and-down arrows
• Pi
• + - / * ^
• Algebraic hierarchy
• Sequential programming
• i.e. one line at a time
• Screen areas
• Path
• clc
• Clear
• Script files

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Script Files
• File Names
• Input statements
• Vname=input(‘literal string’);
• Inputs are assignment
• Output statements
• fprintf
• Literal strings
• Format specifiers
• %f
• %M.Nf
• M is number of columns
• N is digits to right of decimal
• These % signs are NOT comments
• General form of fprintf is:
fprintf(‘literal string info’, vname1, v2, x3)
• The literal string includes text and format
specifiers.
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Review student code:
sound(y,Fs)

Then………..
• type file name at command prompt OR
• select ‘debug and run’ from editor
• Enter a diameter
Go…….

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Listen to the voiceover files associated with your homework. They represent
your ‘free’ textbook for MATLAB and flowcharting.

Other resources are available via the bookstore or Newman Library.

Other notes:
• When emailing me or your WSL you must include your name, the course
and section, and a subject. Be patient, ENGE1114 has 740+ students in
addition to other classes and responsibilities.

Programming: Quiz#7456:

1. The flowchart symbol for a
‘process’ is:
A. Rectangle
B. Parallelogram
C. Ellipse
D. Triangle
2. The flowchart symbol for a
‘repetition structure’ is:
A. Rectangle
B. Parallelogram
C. Irregular hexagon
D. Diamond
3. The flowchart symbol for ‘input’ or
‘output’ is:
A. Diamond
B. Parallelogram
C. Rectangle
D. Ellipse

4. The ‘fprintf’ command is used to:
A. Save values
B. Print the current page
C. Print highlighted entities
D. Send output to a printer/device
5. The ‘%’ symbol at the end of a line
means:
A. What follows is a comment
B. the line should be ignored
C. Store values from line
D. Output values to the printer
6. Which of the following is/are invalid
variable name(s):
A. Diamond
B. Flow-chart
C. nOnAme
D. maroONANdorange
E. 12Times
F. Items B and E are invalid names
7. Which of the following format specifiers
will display the value of ‘pi’ as 3.1416
A. %f B. %0.f
C. %1.5f D. %7.4f
E. %%1.4f F. f5.5%