Project-Based Learning to Bridge the Gap Between the Classroom and the Workplace

SyracuseCoE’s Analysis & Design Center (ADC) assists companies with product design challenges by offering access to Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and heat transfer design solutions.  Faculty from Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science work with graduate students to develop computer modeling solutions to address company-defined or “real world” challenges.

The goal of the ADC is to build the skills of graduate-level engineering students while assisting companies with addressing product development challenges. Students learn how to apply academic and technical skills in the workplace through on-the-ground projects.

ADC project pricing is based on a review of the project and an assessment of faculty and student effort required. Projects done by SyracuseCoE in collaboration with New York State companies may be offered a lower overhead rate as part of budget development for individual projects. Recognizing the use of academic software licenses, students working on projects retain the right to publish results of their work.

ADC Faculty

Mehmet Sarimurat
Associate Teaching Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Tong Lin
Post-Doctoral Researcher, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Previous Case Studies

Finite Element Analysis

Click the poster below to enlarge the image and review a case study analyzing walking planks of various materials and gage sizes. 

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Click the poster below to enlarge the image and review a case study analyzing flow patterns in Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide (VHP) sterilization chambers.