P14361: Engineering Applications Lab Modules


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The project goal was to design and create two laboratory modules that would be used in course MECE-301, Engineering Applications Laboratory. The modules would be used to teach the concepts of engineering analysis, practical experimentation, and introduce the students to new engineering principles. This would be provided by a set of advanced investigative scenarios that would be simulated by theoretical and/or computational methods, and then characterized experimentally. The goal was to provide the customer, a mechanical engineering professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Professor John Wellin, with two functional modules that could be tested throughout the duration of this course by students. The two modules the team chose to develop and design were a Railgun Module and a Static Thrust Testing Module.

Project Name
Engineering Applications Laboratory Modules
Project Number
Project Family
Autonomous Systems and Controls
Start Term
End Term
Faculty Guide
Edward Hanzlik
Primary Customer
John Wellin
Sponsor (financial support)
John Wellin, FEAD Grant

Team Members



Member Role Contact
Jennifer Leone Project Leader - Industrial Engineer jal2968@rit.edu
Angel Herrera Electrical Engineer aah2346@rit.edu
Lawrence Hoffman Electrical Engineer lxh7134@rit.edu
Dirk Thur Mechanical Engineer djt7284@rit.edu
Henry Almiron Mechanical Engineer hfa2631@rit.edu
Saleh Zeidan Mechanical Engineer sdz6545@rit.edu


Railgun Module Thrust Module
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Table of Contents


Photo Gallery

Planning & Execution

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Detailed Design

Project Review

Photo Gallery

Planning & Execution

Build, Test, Document

Project Review

Final Presentation

Technical Paper