23 Mar 2022
First Prize to ITU Team in Productive Design Challenge
In the "Productive Design Challenge" organized by the Middle East Technical University Mechanical Engineering and Innovation Society (METU MECH), in partnership with TAI, ANSYS and Autodesk, ITU student team was deemed worthy of the first prize.
News: İTÜ Media and Communication Office
"Productive Design Challenge", which is a case solution-oriented design competition organized by the Middle East Technical University Mechanical Engineering and Innovation Society (METU MECH), in partnership with TAI, ANSYS and Autodesk, is based on teams’ making innovative designs for the case given on the competition day.
In the Productive Design Challenge, where it is targeted that the teams create a product that meets various criteria in a certain period of time, and while doing this, aims to push and develop the creativity, engineering and design limits of the participants, the fact that the contestants interact with engineers and designers currently working in the sector was considered as the distinguishing aspect of the event.
The team including our University’s Faculty of Architecture, Department of Industrial Design 4th year student Ezgi Akbulut, Tunca Ayhan from ITU Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ozan Kayalı from ITU Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Department of Manufacturing Engineering, and Başak Berument from the Department of Industrial Design at Özyeğin University won the first prize in the Productive Design Challenge (PDC) with the triple landing gear they designed.
The project, which brought the first place to the team, involves the design of a landing gear for a 30 kg Micro UAV system. With the innovative design and production methods used in the project, up to 30% weight reduction was achieved compared to conventional designs. In the three-day case study, AL 6061 T6 material was used for the majority of the design for the cost and weight optimization of the landing gear, and generative design, parametric design and topology optimization were employed.
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