University of Vermont

School of Engineering


Term: Spring 2016

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. Cross-listed with: EE 001.

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. Prerequisite: CE 001, MATH 121, ME 012, or concurrent enrollment. 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 - 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. Online course. 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 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 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 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. Prerequisites: EE 171 or ME 111. Cross-listed with: EE 210.

ME 237 - Turbulence

Description of turbulent flows; statistical and modeling of turbulent flows; Navier Stokes as a dynamical system; experimental and numerical approaches. Prerequisite: ME 143.

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 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 282 - Seminar

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

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 312 - Adv Bioengineering Systems

Advanced bioengineering design and analysis for current biomedical problems spanning molecular, cell, tissue, organ, and whole body systems including their interactions and emergent behaviors. Cross-listed with: CSYS 312.

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.