Engineering Case Studies

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The annotated case studies included in this tool are well-suited to business courses across the College of Engineering. Review the options available for your class, and don’t hesitate to recommend a new case study to SLS! Let us know of a case study pertinent to your discipline, or click here to create your own.


Improving Water Quality for Lake Spivey, Clayton County, GA (GT-Engineering)

This PowerPoint case study was created by College of Engineering students. Responding stormwater problem at Clayton County International Park (including high levels of turbidity observed in Lake Spivey, as well as facility and beachfront flooding), the students sought to improve on-site stormwater management through Green Infrastructure design.”

This student-produced case study takes as its primary objective, to design and build a set of affordable, adjustable, and portable pediatric parallel bars for child patients aged 2-10 years. These portable parallel bars will allow travelling physical therapists (PTs) to transport their own parallel bars to the patient’s home […] Portable parallel bars are needed to allow outpatients […] comfort in sturdiness and consistency in their homes. Conversations with current PTs revealed that only two solutions exist to address the need for portable parallel bar therapy.”

This case study was produced by College of Design students for their Design Capstone course. The students designed a device called UTransfer, its purpose being to provide a level of aid for individuals, particularly the elderly, who find it hard to enter and exit a vehicle.” The students found that current products consisted of cheap devices that would only aid a part of the ingress and egress, or very expensive custom chair installations […].” Partnering with an organization called URise, the students designed a mid-priced product that could fully aid the entire process of entering and exiting a vehicle.”

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