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Introducing and Sustaining Traditional Fabrication Methods in the Context of Teaching Prototyping for Engineering Design
The introduction of Makerspaces across Canada has made it much easier for universities to provide engineering students the opportunity to “close the loop” on engineering design, by giving studentsExpand
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Experimental investigation of the mechanical properties and natural frequencies of simply supported Sitka spruce plates
Wood remains the material of choice for stringed musical instruments. However, as supplies of suitable wood decrease, a need to maximize the use of available timber arises. Since large variationsExpand
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Effects of a Scalloped and Rectangular Brace on the Modeshapes of a Brace-Plate System
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Shaping the soundboard braces on a wooden stringed musical instrument has long been a way in which instrument makers optimize their musical instruments. Expand
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Can a brace be used to control the frequencies of a plate?
Although many improvements in the manufacturing of guitars have been made recently, one aspect that has often been overlooked is that of the acoustical consistency of the final manufactured product.Expand
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Comparing and optimizing analytical, numerical and experimental vibration models for a simply-supported ribbed plate
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A comparative analysis of various modeling and experimental methods that extract the modal parameters of ribbed plates . Expand
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Effects of using scalloped shape braces on the natural frequencies of a brace-soundboard system
Abstract Many prominent musical instrument makers shape their braces into a scalloped profile. Although reasons for this are not well known scientifically, many of these instrument makers attest thatExpand
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IN A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT-BASED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Collaborative Project Based Learning (CPBL) is known for enhancing deep learning, professional skills development, student engagement and motivation, cultivating interdependence in learning,Expand
A COURSE BASED APPROACH TO RECOGNIZING STUDENT EFFORTS IN ENGINEERING DESIGN COMPETITIONS
Recently, the University of Ottawa has sought to increase experiential learning opportunities for its engineering students. A great deal of effort has been made to remove barriers and increaseExpand
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Modalities of peer assessments in team project based design courses
Peer assessments can be used in team project based design courses to identify problematic individuals and team dynamic issuesearly on so that they can be addressed and hopefully resolved before it isExpand