College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2024-06-04 07:22:50


Mechanical Engineering

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2024


This project aims to design a manufacturable E-Axle end housing that improves system performance while reducing cost. The project is focused on utilizing Schaeffler's manufacturing competencies to achieve a simple assembly with a significant reduction in cost per part, while using existing machines or processes within the company. The design development process will follow the conceptual design stage through Finite Element Analysis and classical engineering calculations. Cross-functional design reviews will be conducted to ensure that agreement can be reached on the manufacturing feasibility of the design. Concepts will be entered in a decision analysis sheet to identify the best one for further investigation. Overall, the Honors Research Project will serve as an experience to understand the design development process, and its applications in the curriculum.

Research Sponsor

Kai Jongho Kwon

First Reader

Kyle Nelson

Second Reader

David Burky

Honors Faculty Advisor

Scott Sawyer

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