ENGR W80 Sustainable Energy Systems. Renewable and sustainable energy systems are providing increasingly large fractions of the energy mix worldwide. In this course, students consider fundamental engineering principles, economic factors, and Energy Return On Investment (EROI) for a wide variety of renewable and sustainable energy technologies. Special focus is given to performance and design of wind and solar systems, and data from demonstration systems at Calvin College are analyzed extensively. Several software packages that aid renewable energy system design are introduced. This course will fulfill a requirement for Mechanical Engineering majors. Prerequisite: Engineering 333 or permission of the instructor. G. Ermer, M. Heun. 8:30 a.m. to noon.
ENGR W81 Mobile Robotic Systems. Mobile robotic systems are becoming more commonplace and are now handling some of the most dangerous tasks, allowing humans to stay at a safe distance. In this course, students will learn about the historical development of mobile robotic systems, including some ethical issues surrounding such systems. Students will also analyze and design the electrical, mechanical, and control aspects of robotic systems. The final project will involve the construction and implementation of a mobile robotic system. Through this hands-on experience, students will learn about the mechanical structures needed to build the system, the motors and gears to drive the system, the sensors to guide the system, the wireless modules to communicate with the system, and the control algorithms and hardware to manage the system. This course will fulfill a requirement for Electrical engineering majors. Prerequisites: C Language Programming or equivalent, Engineering 307 & 311, Metal Shop Class, or Permission of Instructor. Y. Kim. 8:30 a.m. to noon.
ENGR W82 Site Development and Design. This course focuses on civil engineering site development and design (SDD). The objectives of this course are for students to; know the key elements used in the design of a civil engineering projects (e.g., topographical analysis and earth balances, infrastructure documentation and linkage, regulations and permitting, and integration of built and natural systems; Understand and apply various land measurement applications (e.g., surveying, global positioning systems, and geographic information systems) that are typically used for SDD; and learn sustainable SDD practices (e.g., LID and LEED) by integrating these into course design projects. This course will fulfill an elective in the Engineering major. Prerequisites for this course include Engr 306, Engr 320, and Engr 326, or permission of the instructor. B. Masselink, D. Wunder. 8:30 a.m. to noon.
ENGR W83 Advanced Chemical Engineering. This course addresses essential advanced topics for design. Topics build on the foundational concepts from several earlier engineering courses. The course includes advanced topics from separations, heat transfer, and non-elementary kinetics. An introduction to mathematical modeling for advanced transport is considered. In addition, fundamental concepts of environmental, health, and safety issues, as well as corrosion and materials of construction for design, are presented. This course will fulfill an elective in the Chemical Engineering major. Prerequisites: Engineering 330, 331, 335, and senior standing. J. & J. Van Antwerp. 8:30 a.m. to noon.