Term: Fall 2015
Subject: Mechanical Engineering
Kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies in two and three dimensions. Computer-aided analysis. Prerequisite: CE 001, MATH 121.
Principles of engineering thermodynamics; applications of these principles to thermodynamic cycles. Prerequisites: MATH 022, PHYS 031.
Introduction to the machine shop environment; shop safety; proper use of essential shop tools; machining techniques. Pre/co-requisite: Sophomore standing in Mechanical Engineering.
Atomic structure, crystalline structure, mechanical properties and testing of materials, phase equilibria, processing of metals, polymers, and ceramics. Prerequisite: ME 014.
Modeling of systems with mechanical, electrical, fluid, and thermal elements. Linear systems analysis. Response of vibratory and feedback systems. Computer simulation. Prerequisite: ME 012. Co-requisite: MATH 122 or MATH 124.
Engineering measurements, data analysis and theory of experimentation. Experiments with fluids and material testing machines and instrumentation for dynamic measurements. Co-requisite: ME 143.
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.
Fluid pressure distributions; integral control volume systems; differential relations for a fluid particle; dimensional similarity; viscous flow in ducts; boundary layer flows; inviscid incompressible flows. Prerequisites: ME 012 and ME 040.
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: Senior standing in Mechanical Engineering.
Design teams apply their knowledge and skills, mentored by faculty and/or industry partners, to design, analyze, build, and test novel devices, mathematical models, or processes that meet functional needs. Prerequisite: Senior standing.
Investigation of a research or design project under supervision of assigned staff member culminating in acceptable thesis. Prerequisite: Senior standing; department permission.
Introduction to bioengineering including biomechanics, rehabilitation, instrumentation, imaging, biomaterials, and transport. Pre/co-requisites: Senior/Graduate standing in Engineering; Instructor permission.
Motion of spacecraft in a central gravitational field. Two and restricted three-body problems; Kepler's equation; orbital maneuvers and rendezvous; interplanetary and lunar trajectories. Prerequisite: ME 012. Co-requisites: ME 111 or Instructor permission.
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.
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.
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.
Fibers, matrices. Unidirectional and short fiber composites. Experimental characterization. Prerequisite: ME 101.
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.
Presentation and discussion of advanced mechanical engineering problems and current developments. Prerequisite: Senior/Graduate engineering enrollment.
Analytical methods for the solution of partial differential equations in engineering mechanics and physics, including: eigenfunction expansions; Fourier series; Sturm-Liouville theory and special functions. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in engineering, mathematics, or physical sciences or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: CE 304.