Particle kinematics and kinetics, systems of particles, work-energy, impulse and momentum, rigid-body kinematics, relative motion, Coriolis acceleration, rigid-body kinetics, direct and oblique impact, eccentric impact.
This course is intended to teach modern systematic design techniques used in the practice of mechanical engineering. Methodology for the development of design objective(s), literature surveys, base case designs, and design alternatives are given. Economic analyses with an emphasis on capital investment and operating costs are introduced. Integrated product and process design concepts are emphasized with case studies. Students are encouraged to select their senior capstone design project near the end of the course, form teams, and commence preliminary work. A number of design projects are required of all students.
The principles of dynamics as applied to the analysis of the accelerations and dynamic forces in machines such as linkages, cam systems, gears trains, belts, chains and couplings. The effect these dynamic forces have on the dynamic balance and operation of the machines and the attending stresses in the individual components of the machines. Some synthesis techniques. Students also work in teams on a semester long project associated with the design of a mechanical system from recognizing the need through a detailed conceptual design.
Composite material characterization; composite mechanics of plates, panels, beams, columns, and rods integrated with design procedures; analysis and design of composite structures, joining methods and procedures, introduction to manufacturing processes of filament winding, braiding, injection, compression and resin transfer molding, machining and drilling, and industrial applications.
Static and dynamic force analysis of mechanisms, dynamics of reciprocating and rotating machinery, balancing of machinery, friction and wear, vibration and noise control in machines, manipulators and robots, computer-aided design.
Introduction to the design and control of production systems using mathematical, computational and other modern techniques. Topics that will be investigated include forecasting, inventory systems, aggregate production planning, material requirements planning, project planning, job sequencing, operations scheduling and reliability, in addition to capacity, flexibility and economic analysis of flexible manufacturing systems.
This course builds on the product definition and development processes. It focuses on the implementation of competitive product design and plans for its manufacture along with facilities layout simulation, testing, and service. Project deliverables are comprehensive product, process and testing specifications. Topics include: manufacturing process specifications and planning, process control and optimization, SPC and six sigma process, tolerance analysis, flexible manufacturing, product testing, and rapid prototyping.
This is the second half of a one-credit, two-semester course that consists of a set of engineering experiences such as lectures, small group sessions, on-line modules and visits. Students are required to complete a specified number of experiences each semester and are given credit at the end of the semester for both E101 and E102 combined. The goal is to introduce students to the engineering profession, engineering disciplines, college success strategies, Stevens research and other engaging activities and to Technogenesis. Course is pass/fail.
School: Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Program: Integrated Product Development / Mechanical Engineering
Research & Education
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, The City University of New York, New York, 1988
M.E. Mechanical Engineering, The City College, City University of New York, 1981
B.E. Mechanical Engineering (Magna Cum Laude), City College, City Univ. of New York, 1979
Integrated Product and Process Development
Knowledge Based System Development
Remote sensing and control
Virtual and remote experimentation
Experience & Service
Deputy Dean, School of Engineering & Science, 04/2009 - 04/2013
Director , Department of Mechanical Engineering, 11/2001- 04/2013
Associate Director, Design and Manufacturing Institute, Stevens Institute of Technology, April 1996 - 2001
Head of Manufacturing Technology, Design and Manufacturing Institute, Stevens Institute of Technology, April 1993 - March 1996
Director of Integrated Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping, Design and Manufacturing Institute, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1992 - March 1993
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2004 - Current
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1993 - 2003
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1988 - 1992
Research Assistant, The Research Foundation of The City University of New York, 1985 - 1987
Lecturer (adjunct), Department of Mechanical Engineering, The City College of The City University of New York. 1981 - 1985.
Member of the Academic Planning and Resources Committee
Chair of the Office of Sponsored Projects Task Force
Member of Information Technology Task Force
Member of the Board of Trustees Committee on Advancement
Member of Search Committee for the Chief Financial Officer
Chair of Search Committee for the Dean of School of Engineering & Science
Member of Search Committee for the Dean of School of Technology Management
Member of Doctoral Qualifying Examination Committee
Reviewer for: ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, ASME Journal of Mechanisms, Transmissions, and Automation in Design, ASME Mechanisms Conferences, Advances in Polymer Technology, McGraw Hill, Kluwer Academic Publishers
Recipient of ASME, NSF and SME tuition scholarship awards to attend short courses in composite materials and automated manufacturing
Member of Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma
Achievements & Professional Societies
Honors & Awards
Master of Engineering (Honorary Degree) Stevens Institute of Technology, September 2005
American Society of Engineering Education, Best Paper Award for “ Virtual Fluid Mechanics Laboratory”, presented by the Instrumentation Division, June 2006
Society of Plastics Engineers ANTEC Best Paper Award for "Concurrent Engineering in Mold Design and Fabrication", presented by the Mold Making and Mold Design Division, May 1994
Recipient of “Best Paper” award for “Concurrent Engineering in Mold Design and Fabrication”, by SPE Mold Making and Mold Design Division, Society of Plastics Engineers, ANTEC 1994, San Francisco, CA, May 1994
Outstanding Young Scholar Award, Digital Equipment Corporation, 1989; it included a three year grant for research in concurrent engineering
Harvey N. Davis Distinguished Teaching Assistant Professor Award 198
Listed in Who's Who in Engineering Education
Listed in Who's Who in America
Listed in Empire Who’s Who Executive and Professional Registry
Patents & Inventions
Chassapis, C., Esche, S. K., Nazalewicz, J. W. & Hromin, D. J. (2003); Multi-user, multi-device remote access system Provisional Patent Application No. 60/442,637
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers Society of Plastics Engineers (member)
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (member)
New York Academy of Science
National Defense Science & Engineering
Graduate Fellowship Program, Award Panel Member 1993, 1994, 1995
Arango, Ρ., Altuger, G., Αziz, E-S., Esche, S. Κ.. (2008). "Piloting a game-based virtual learning environment", Computers in Education Journal, 18 (4), 82 -91.
Chang, C., Kodman, D., Chassapis, C., Esche, S. Κ.. (2007). "Immersive collaborative laboratory simulations using a game engine", Computers in Education Journal, 17 (3), 85-92.
Corter, J. Ε., Nickerson, J. V., Esche, S. Κ., Chassapis, C., Im, S., Ma, J. (2007). "Constructing reality: a study of remote, hands-on and simulated laboratories", ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 14 (2), Article 7, 27.
Nickerson, J . V., Corter , J .?., Esche, S. ?., Chassapis, C.. (2007). "A model for evaluating the effectiveness of remote engineering laboratories and simulations in education", Computers & Education -An Intern. Journal, 49 (3), 708-725.
Aziz, E.-S., Esche, S. Κ., Chassapis, C. (2006). "A scalable platform for remote and virtuallaboratories", World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, 5 (3), 445-448.
?ziz, ?. and Chassapis, C.. (2005). "A decision-making framework model for design and manufacturing of mechanical transmission system development", Engineering with Computers Journal, 21 164-176.
Pochiraju, K., V. Jovanovic, C. Chassapis, S. Manoochehri. (2004). "Multi-scale process-dependent property modeling for fiber reinforced thermoplastics", Journal of Polymer Composites.
S. K. Esche, C. Chassapis, J. W. Nazalewicz and D. J. Hromin. (2003). "An architecture for multi-user remote laboratories", World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, 2 (1), 7-11.
E. Aziz and C. Chassapis. (Sep 2002). "Knowledge-based geometry generation for spur and helical gears", Concurrent Engineering: Research & Applications (CERA) Journal, 10 (3), 251-262.
Kee Park, K. Pochiraju, C. Chassapis and S. Manoochehri. (2002). "Knowledge-based rapid design evaluation methodology for die-cast components", Concurrent Engineering and Research Applications Journal, 10 (1), 67-74.
F. Gonzalez and C. Chassapis. (2001). "Fracture Toughness Variations of Injection Molded Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics", Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 20 (10), 810-820.
S. K. Esche, C. Chassapis and S. Manoochehri. (2001). "Concurrent product and process design in hot forging", Journal of Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications, 9 (1), 48-54.
S. Tumkor, N. Turkmen, C. Chassapis, and S. Manoochehri. (2001). "Modeling of Heat Transfer in Thermoplastic Composite tape Lay-Up Manufacturing", Journal of International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 28 (1), 49-58.
V. Jovanovic, S. Manoochehri and C. Chassapis. (2001). "Parameter Estimation for Resin Transfer Molding", Journal of Engineering Computations, 18 (8).
S.R. Hummel and C. Chassapis. (2000). "Configuration Design and Optimization of Universal Joints with manufacturing Tolerances", Mechanism and Machine Theory, 35 463-476.
S. K. Esche, I. Fidan, C. Chassapis, and S. Manoochehri. (2000). "Knowledge-Based Part and Process Design for Metal Forging", SAE Transactions - Journal of Materials and Manufacturing, 108 (5), 92-99.
F. Gonzalez and C. Chassapis. (Sep 1999). "Plane Strain Fracture Toughness of Injection Molded Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics: An Experimental Investigation", Journal of Injection Molding Technology, 3 (3), 133-140.
T.P. Skourlis, K. Pochiraju, C. Chassapis, and S. Manoochehri. (1998). "Structure-modulus relationships for injection-molded long fiber-reinforced polyphthalamides", Composites Part B, 29B 309 –320.
S.R. Hummel and C. Chassapis. (Jul 1998). "Configuration Design and Optimization of Universal Joints", Journal of Mechanisms and Machine Theory, 33 (5), 479-490.
L. Q. Tang, K. Pochiraju, C. Chassapis, and S. Manoochehri. (Jun 1998). "A Computer-Aided Optimization Approach for the Design of Injection Mold Cooling Systems", ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 120 165-174.
K. Pochiraju, C. Chassapis, and S. Manoochehri. (Jul 1998). "Multidisciplinary Parametric Design Optimization For Enhancing the Affordability of Molded Composites", J. of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, 11 364-392.
T.P. Skourlis, S. R. Mehta, C. Chassapis, and S. Manoochehri. (Jan 1998). "Impact-Fracture Behavior of Injection Molded Long-Glass Reinforced Polypropylene", Journal of Polymer Engineering and Science, 38 (1), 79-89.
Aziz, E-S., Chassapis, C.. (2008). "Introduction to the ME curriculum through product engineering case studies", Proceedings of the 38th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Saratoga Springs, ΝΥ.
Chassapis, C., Aziz, E-S., Esche, S. Κ.. (2008). "IT -enhanced laboratory experience within a mechanical engineering undergraduate curriculum", Proceedings of the 2008 Structures Congress, Vancouver,Canada.
Αziz, E-S., Esche, S. Κ., Chassapis, C.. (2007). "Enhancing the learning experience using simulation and experimentation to teach mechanical vibrations", Proceedings of the 2007 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Honolulu, ΗI.
F.T. Fisher, Η. Hadim, S. Esche, R. Ubell, C. Chassapis. (Jun 24-27, 2007). "Feasibility of a fully online undergraduate mechanical engineering degree for non-traditional learners", 2007 American Society for Engineering Education Conference, Honolulu, ΗI.
F.T. Fisher, C Chassapis. (Jun 18-21, 2006). "Guided CAE software Iearning modules for the undergraduate mechanical engineering curriculum", 2006 ASEE, Chicago, IL.
Αziz, E-S., Esche, S. Κ., Chassapis, C.. (2006). "On the integration of remote and virtual experiments into a comprehensive student laboratory experience", Proceedings οf the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition IMECE'06, Chicago, IL. .
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