Engineering principles of an electric toothbrush

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    The hallmark of the newly configured Rowan College of Engineering undergraduate program is the interdisciplinary, project oriented clinic sequence that spans 8 semesters. This sequence is taken by all engineering students, hi this paper, we specifically describe the innovative efforts in the second semester of Freshman Clinic that is devoted to competitive assessment through reverse engineering. Specifically, experiments on a low cost consumer appliance (electric toothbrush) are described. This will enable the freshman students to determine how scientific principles, material properties, manufacturing techniques, cost, safety requirements, environmental considerations and intellectual property rights impact the design of a product. Also, the students perform experiments illustrating the engineering principles of the electric toothbrush.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)2151-2159
    Number of pages9
    JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
    StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
    Event1999 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Engineering Education to Serve the World - Cahrlotte, NC, United States
    Duration: Jun 20 1999Jun 23 1999

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    • Engineering(all)


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