University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Spring 2018

Subject: Mechanical Engineering

ME 001 - First-Year Design Experience

Introduction to the engineering profession and design. Hands-on experiences that emphasize interdisciplinary teamwork, technical communications, and project design methodologies.

ME 003 - Introduction to Robotics

Introduction to the fundamentals of mobile robotics and associated engineering concepts. Students build and program their own robots to execute specific tasks using using sensor data acquisition and processing. The course culminates in a team robot competition.

ME 012 - Dynamics

Kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies in two and three dimensions. Computer-aided analysis. Prerequisite: CE 001, MATH 121.

ME 014 - Mechanics of Solids

Stress, strain, temperature relationships, torsion, bending stresses and deflections. Columns, joints, thin-walled cylinders. Combined stresses and Mohr's circle. Prerequisites: CE 001, MATH 021. Cross-listed with: CE 100.

ME 040 - Thermodynamics

Principles of engineering thermodynamics; applications of these principles to thermodynamic cycles. Prerequisites: MATH 022, PHYS 031.

ME 042 - SU: Applied Thermodynamics

Analysis of isentropic processes, gas, vapor and combined power cycles; refrigeration/heat pump cycles; relationships for ideal and real gases; gas mixtures and psychrometric applications. Prerequisite: ME 040.

ME 081 - Mech Engr Shop Experience

Introduction to the machine shop environment; shop safety; proper use of essential shop tools; machining techniques. Pre/co-requisite: Sophomore standing in Mechanical Engineering.

ME 083 - Computational Mech Engr Lab

Introduction to finite element analysis, solid modeling, and stress-strain analysis with post-processing techniques. Prerequisite: CE 001. Co-requisite: ME 014 or CE 100.

ME 123 - Thermo-Fluid Lab

Engineering measurements, data analysis and theory of experimentation. Experiments with fluids and material testing machines and instrumentation for dynamic measurements. Co-requisite: ME 143.

ME 124 - Materials and Mechanics Lab

Experimentation, engineering measurements, and data analysis in solid mechanics. Instrumentation for dynamic measurements. Photoelasticity. Mechanical testing and heat treatments of engineering materials. Pre/co-requisite: ME 101.

ME 144 - Heat Transfer

One- and two-dimensional steady and unsteady thermal conduction; natural and forced internal and external convection; thermal radiation; heat exchangers; boiling and condensation heat transfer. Prerequisite: ME 143.

ME 161 - Modern Manufacturing Processes

Product development, product design, concurrent engineering, rapid prototyping, semiconductor manufacturing, metal and plastic products manufacturing, EDM, ECM, laser, ultrasonic and high energy forming methods, biotechnology. Prerequisite: Junior standing in Mechanical Engineering.

ME 171 - Design of Elements

Mechanical fatigue criteria, fatigue analysis and design of springs, bolted/welded joints, gearing, shafts, bearings, power transmission. Computer-aided design and analysis. Prerequisite: Junior standing; ME 014.

ME 186 - Capstone Design II

Design teams apply their knowledge and skills, mentored by faculty and/or industry partners, to design and build novel devices that meet functional needs. Prerequisite: ME 185.

ME 190 - Internship

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

ME 191 - Senior Thesis

Investigation of a research or design project under supervision of assigned staff member culminating in acceptable thesis. Prerequisite: Senior standing; department permission.

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.

ME 210 - Control Systems

Analysis and design of continuous and discrete-time control systems; stability, signal flow, performance criteria, classical and state variable methods, simulation design tools, computer-based realizations. Credit not given for more than one of the courses EE 110, ME 210. Prerequisites: EE 171 or ME 111. Cross-listed with: EE 210.

ME 239 - Rocket Propulsion

Flight mechanics and propulsion requirements for atmospheric and space flight. Thermochemistry of fuels and propellants. Operating principles of chemical, electrical and nuclear propulsion systems. Pre/co-requisites: ME 143/ME 240 recommended or permission of the Instructor.

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.

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. Prerequisites: ME 101; Instructor permission.

ME 257 - Composite Materials

Fibers, matrices. Unidirectional and short fiber composites. Experimental characterization. Prerequisite: ME 101.

ME 259 - Computational Solid Mechanics

Computational methods using the finite element analysis (FEA) applied to linear elastic and non-linear problems in the mechanics of deformable solids and structures, contact mechanics, and fracture mechanics. Hands-on computational experience using a commercial FEA software. Prerequisites: ME 014, MATH 124, and MATH 271, or equivalent.

ME 271 - Micro and Nano Systems

Operating principles, fabrication and design of engineered systems with submillimeter dimensions. Prerequisites: Senior/Graduate standing in Engineering or physical sciences.

ME 282 - Seminar

Presentation and discussion of advanced mechanical engineering problems and current developments. Prerequisite: Senior/Graduate engineering enrollment.

ME 292 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

ME 295 - Advanced 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.

ME 336 - Continuum Mechanics

Tensors, conservation laws, field equations for solids and fluids.

ME 395 - Advanced Special Topics

Advanced topics in recently developed technical areas. Prerequisites: three hours with Instructor permission.