home

2007-08 Online Catalogue

Graduate Courses in Mechanical Engineering (ME)

ME 203 - Machinery Analysis & Synthesis
Kinematic and kinetic analysis of two- and three-dimensional machines; kinematic synthesis, electromechanical and servo mechanisms; application to robotic mechanisms. Prerequisite: Senior standing in ME.
Credits: 3.00
ME 207 - Biomechanics I
Introduction to the structure and mechanics of the musculoskeletal system. Application of mechanics to bone, tendon, ligaments, and other biological materials. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing in ME, or instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
ME 208 - Biomechanics II
Introduction to biomaterials and the mechanical behavior of bioviscoelastic fluids or solids. Prerequisite: 207 or instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
ME 209 - Biofluid Dynamics
Fluid dynamics of human physiology. Circulatory and respiratory mechanics, steady and unsteady laminar flow, pulse wave reflections, curved and collapsible tube flow, turbulence. Prerequisite: 143 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
ME 234 - Mechanical Vibrations
Analysis, measurement, and control of mechanical vibrations; SDOF, MDOF, and rotating systems, forced, free, and random vibrations. Prerequisite: ME 111 or Senior/ Graduate standing in engineering or physical sciences.
Credits: 3.00
ME 235 - Turbomach Vibration Anyl/Tstng
Vibration in rotating machines; vibration measurement techniques; machinery condition and degradation; condition monitoring and predictive maintenance; industrial vibration techniques including proximity probes, accelerometers, FFT analyzer. Prerequisite: ME 244.
Credits: 2.00
ME 240 - Gas Dynamics
Theory of compressible flow. Normal and oblique shocks; expansion waves; unsteady wave motion; method of characteristics; linearized external flows; conical and 3D flows. Prerequisite: ME 143 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
ME 241 - Combustion Processes
Combustion thermodynamics; chemical kinetics; laminar flames, premixed and diffusion; turbulent flames; ignition, explosion, and detonation; droplet combustion; flame spread; large scale fires; rocket combustion. Prerequisite: Senior/Graduate standing.
Credits: 3.00
ME 242 - Adv Engr Thermodynamics I
Foundations of statistical mechanics. Gases and crystals. Chemical equilibrium. Irreversible processes. Prerequisite: Senior/Graduate standing or permission.
Credits: 3.00
ME 243 - Inviscid Flow
Eulerian and Lagrangian descriptions of motion. Potential flow. Thin-airfoil theory and numerical methods. Linear wave theory. Flow stability. Linearized subsonic and supersonic flow. Prerequisite: 143.
Credits: 3.00
ME 244 - Intro to Turbomachinery Anyl
Fundamental turbomachinery principles of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and structural analysis; basic equations and computational techniques for analysis and design to model and evaluate turbomachinery. Prerequisite: ME 243, MATH 271.
Credits: 2.00
ME 245 - Advanced Heat Transfer I
Transient heat conduction; integral methods; convection; formulation and solution; boiling, condensation; radiant heat exchange in enclosures and with emitting-absorbing gases, advanced view factors. Prerequisite: Senior standing in ME or instructor's permission.
Credits: 3.00
ME 246 - Centrifugal Compressors
Fluid dynamic and thermodynamic principles of centrifugal compressor design and design practice; limits of stable operation and instability prediction and control. Prerequisite: ME 244.
Credits: 2.00
ME 247 - Centrifugal Pumps
Centrifugal pump design principles and practice; performance limits; cavitation; design tools and pump design optimization. Prerequisite: ME 244.
Credits: 2.00
ME 248 - Turbomachinery Special Topics
Content in axial fans/compressors; axial, radial, or steam turbines; CFD, dynamics/rotordynamics, or materials for turbo-machinery; power plant or refrigeration cycle developments; turbocharged and compound IC-engines. Prerequisite: ME 244.
Credits: 1.00 or 2.00
ME 249 - Computational Fluids Engr
Computational methods for solving the Navier-Stokes equations and combined thermo-fluid flows; finite- differences and finite-volume techniques; use of standard commercial CFD software. Prerequisite: ME 143 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
ME 252 - Mechanical Behavior Materials
Isotropic and anisotropic elasticity; theory of plasticity; deformation mechanisms in crystalline solids; dislocation theory; creep behavior; advanced fatigue and fracture mechanisms. Prerequisite: 101, permission. Credit given for 252 or 272, not both.
Credits: 3.00
ME 253 - Corrosion of Materials
Corrosion principles: electrochemical, environmental, and metallurgical aspects. Corrosion testing. Corrosion prevention. Seawater corrosion. Biological corrosion. Material selection. Prerequisite: 101. Credit given for 253 or 273, not both.
Credits: 3.00
ME 255 - Adv Engineering Materials
Advanced material processing; physical and mechanical principles of high-temperature alloys, light-weight materials, thin films, nanomaterials, and biomedical materials; elements of computational materials design. Prerequisites: Senior/Graduate standing; or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
ME 257 - Composite Materials
Fibers, matrices. Unidirectional and short fiber composites. Experimental characterization. Prerequisite: 101. Credit given for 257 or 277, not both.
Credits: 3.00
ME 265 - Integrated Product Developmnt
Project- based course focusing on the entire product life cycle. Team dynamics, process and product design, quality, materials, management, and environmentally-conscious manufacturing. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Cross-listed with: BSAD 293.
Credits: 3.00
ME 270 - Structural Dynamics
Virbrations, matrices, earthquake engineering, stability and wave propagation. Prerequisites: Senior or graduate standing in engineering or physical sciences, or instructor permission. Cross-listed with CE 272.
Credits: 3.00
ME 281 - Seminar
Presentation and discussion of advanced mechanical engineering problems and current developments. Prerequisite: Senior/Graduate engineering enrollment.
Credits: 1.00
ME 282 - Seminar
Presentation and discussion of advanced mechanical engineering problems and current developments. Prerequisite: Senior/Graduate engineering enrollment.
Credits: 1.00
ME 283 - Lab Techniques Turbomach Dev
Instruments and transducers for performance, flow, and structural measurements in turbo-machinery; the role of test data in design and development; experimental data acquisition and processing. Prerequisite: ME 244.
Credits: 2.00
ME 285 - Biomedical Engineering Seminar
Presentation and discussion of advanced biomedical engineering problems and current research developments. Prerequisite: Senior/Graduate engineering enrollment.
Credits: 1.00
ME 295 - Special Topics
Content is dictated by expanding professional interest in newly developing, or recently developed, technical areas in which there is particular need or opportunity. Prerequisite: Senior/Graduate standing.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
ME 301 - Intro Biomedical Engineering
Introduction to basic biomedical engineering science; biomedical computing and pattern recognition, biomedical instrumentation and signal analysis, biomechanics, biomaterials, rehabilitation engineering, physiological transport phenomena, intelligent systems.
Credits: 3.00
ME 304 - Adv Engineering Analysis I
Problems in analysis in engineering, including ordinary and partial differential equations, special functions, matrices, tensor analysis, variational calculus, complex variables, perturbation methods. Prerequisites: Math. 271 or Math. 230; ME 304 for ME 305. Cross-listings: CE 304, 305; Math 275, 276.
Credits: 3.00
ME 305 - Adv Engineering Analysis II
Problems in analysis in engineering, including ordinary and partial differential equations, special functions, matrices, tensor analysis, variational calculus, complex variables, perturbation methods. Prerequisites: Math. 271 or Math. 230; ME 304 for ME 305. Cross-listings: CE 304, 305; Math 275, 276.
Credits: 3.00
ME 320 - Special Problems in Elasticity
Advanced topics in the theory of elasticity in which there is a particular student and staff interest.
Credits: 3.00
ME 321 - Special Problems in Fluid Mech
Advanced topics in fluid mechanics in which there is a particular student and staff interest.
Credits: 3.00
ME 322 - Special Problems in Dynamics
Advanced topics in dynamics in which there is a particular student and staff interest.
Credits: 3.00
ME 323 - Special Prob in Thermodynamics
Advanced topics in thermodynamics in which there is a particular student and staff interest.
Credits: 3.00
ME 324 - Spec Problems in Heat Transfer
Advanced topics in heat transfer in which there is a particular student and staff interest.
Credits: 3.00
ME 325 - Special Problems in Materials
Advanced topics in behavior of materials in which there is a particular student and staff interest.
Credits: 3.00
ME 330 - Matrix Meth in Struct Dynamics
Matrices, eigenvalue problems, forced vibration, wave propagation.
Credits: 3.00
ME 332 - Engineering Elasticity
Tensors, complex variables, variational methods.
Credits: 3.00
ME 333 - Stress Analysis
Theory and experimental method of measuring static and dynamic stress and strain.
Credits: 3.00
ME 336 - Continuum Mechanics
Tensors, conservation laws, field equations for solids and fluids.
Credits: 3.00
ME 338 - Advanced Dynamics
Application of Lagrange's equation, Hamilton's principle to mechanical systems. Systems with constraints. Matrix formulation of problems in kinematics, dynamics. Stability of linear, nonlinear systems.
Credits: 3.00
ME 342 - Advanced Combustion
Equations of reacting mixtures; modeling of steady and unsteady combustion, homogeneous/heterogeneous systems; ignition, explosions, detonations; combustion aerodynamics: turbulence, swirl, and sprays. Prerequisite: ME 241 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
ME 343 - Advanced Fluid Dynamics
Stress in continuum; kinematics, dynamics; potential fields; Wing theory; Navier-Stokes equation; hydrodynamic stability; turbulence; laminar, turbulent boundary layer theory; transient flows; free laminar, turbulent flows; mixing.
Credits: 3.00
ME 344 - Adv Eng Thermodynamics II
Microscopic thermodynamics; Maxwell-Boltzmann, Bose-Einstein, Fermi-Dirac statistics; kinetic theory of gases; transport properties, compressed gases, liquids, solid states; chemical systems; irreversible processes; fluctuations.
Credits: 3.00
ME 345 - Advanced Heat Transfer II
Generalized equation of heat conduction; classical integral transforms, approximate solutions; thermal boundary layers; forced and free convection; condensation, boiling, ablative cooling; radiation, statistical theory; mass transfer.
Credits: 3.00
ME 346 - Advanced Gas Dynamics
Transonic flows; hypersonic flows and shock relations; boundary layer interactions; high-temperature gases and aerothermodynamics; rarefied flows; computational methods. Prerequisite: ME 240 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
ME 371 - Adv Engr Des Anyl&Synthesis I
Application of fundamental concepts, principles of advanced mathematics, physics, mechanics, electricity, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and decision-making processes to design, analysis, synthesis of complex engineering systems.
Credits: 4.00
ME 372 - Systems Engineering
Advanced course in systems engineering, reliability, maintainability, safety, and human factors engineering. Case studies. Prerequisites: ME 371 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
ME 373 - Integr Mechanism Design Anyl
Application of system analysis, rigid body dynamics, finite elements, fatigue analysis and structural dynamics to an integrated approach to mechanisms design. Prerequisites: ME 371 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
ME 391 - Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
ME 395 - Advanced Special Topics
Advanced topics in recently developed technical areas. Prerequisites: three hours with Instructor permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
ME 491 - Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 0.00 to 18.00
Contact UVM © 2014 The University of Vermont - Burlington, VT 05405 - (802) 656-3131