11 problem sets are given to help you better understand the course
material and learn the software usage skills. Problem sets are
posted on the "Schedule" section of the class web.
The solutions to all the problem sets that you hand in should be
generated by your individual effort. It is ok to discuss the approach
to problems with other students, but the submitted work and CAD/CAE
files must be your own and should not be copied from someone
Late Policy for Problem Sets:
30% off for one day, 60% off for two days, and no credit afterward. For
example, suppose that the due date is 8:30 am Thu morning; you will
lose 30% by handing it in Fri morning and 60% Sat morning.
Note: Everyone is given two no-penalty late days. You may submit
two Problem Sets one day late with no late penalty, or one Problem Set
two day late with with no penalty.
There will be two
group projects: CAD Project and CAE Project
Late Policy for Project Reports:
No credit for late Project Reports.
Hand in your solutions to the problem sets by the beginning of the class on
the due date. For some problem sets your work should be uploaded to one of
the following AFS directories by the same due date and time:
Grade Correction: Please
review your graded paper right after it is returned to you to make sure that
there is no error in grading. If you find a grading error, you need to
let the instructor know as soon as possible but no later than a week from
the date your paper is ready to be picked up. The grade will not be
corrected after one week.
Reading assignments are given occasionally . Check the schedule section
regularly for each week's reading assignment.
During the lecture time, short (5-10min) in-class assignments will be given.
This allows you to reflect on what has been covered in the recent lectures
and reading assignments and to check your understanding of the material.
It also gives the instructor a chance to detect and point out typical
mistakes so you will be better prepared for quizzes. The
class participation credit (10% of the total grade) will be given partly
based on how many in-class assignments you submit.
Note: As long as you submit 75% or more in-class assignments you will get
the full attendance credit. However if you submit only 50% of the
in-class assignments you will get only 50% of the attendance credit. The 25% tolerance
is intended to cover all personal needs that may come up during the semester
including interviews, illness, laziness, etc.