MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (ME)
An overview in the basic principles of engineering mechanics from statics, dynamics, and strength of materials. This includes both static and dynamic force systems and equilibirum, area dn mass properties, adn general concepts in stress and strain. Prerequisite: Physics 2414. Lecure, 3 hours.
Studies in the principles of statics, force systems and equilibrium analysis of structures, friction, centroids and center of gravity, and moments of inertia. Prequisite: Physics 2414. Corequisite: Mathematics 2314. Lecture, 3 hours.
Studies in the principles of dynamics, rectilinear translation, curvilinear translation, rotation, plane motion, work and energy, and impulse and momentum. Prerequisite: Mechanical Engineering 2113, Mathematics 2314, Engineering 2513. Lecture, 3 hours.
Principles of experimental methods and procedures; measurement techniques for basic mechanical properties; Introduction to instrumentation characteristics and selection; along with proper documentation of experimental results. Prerequisites: Engineering 2513, Corequisite: Mechanical Engineering 3113. Lecture/Laboratory, 3 hours.
Studies in the principles of stress, strain, torque, bending moment, Hooke’s law, torsion, shear and moment diagrams, beam theory, columns, and shafts. Prerequisite: Mechanical Engineering 2113 and Mathematics 2314, Engineering 2513. Lecture, 3 hours.
A series of experiments which demonstrate the theory of mechanics of materials and the most important characteristics of engineering materials. Prerequisite: Mechanical Engineering 2211, Mechanical Engineering 3113. Laboratory 3 hours.
Theory of vibrations; free and forced, damped and undamped vibrations, one and two degree of freedom systems, and computer-aided simulations. Introduction to continuous systems. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering 2123, Mathematics 3133. Lecture 3 hours.
Kinematic analysis of plane mechanism linkages, analysis and synthesis of cam-follower mechanisms, and gear trains. An introduction to the synthesis of planar mechanisms-linkages and static and dynamic force and torque analysis of plane mechanisms with balancing using the computer. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering 2123. Lecture, 3 hours.
Introduction to the structure and behavior of modern engineering materials. Explores the relationship between the atomic, microscopic, and macroscopic structure of materials and their mechanical, thermal, and failure properties. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering 3113, 3211, Chemistry 1144. Lecture, 3 hours.
Fundamentals of fluid flow; fluid statics, systems and control volumes; continuity, momentum, and energy equations; dynamic similitude; flow in pipes and channels; flow measurements. Prerequisites: Mathematics 2324, Mechanical Engineering 2123. Corequisite: Mechanical Engineering 3703. Lecture, 3 hours.
Concepts, models and laws; energy and the first law; properties and state; energy analysis of thermodynamics systems; entropy and the second law; conventional power and refrigeration cycles. Prerequisites: Chemistry 1144, Mathematics 2324, Physics 2414. Lecture, 3 hours. Same as Physics 3703.
Single and multidimensional steady-state and transient heat conduction; role of convection for internal and external forced flows and in buoyancy-driven flow; thermal radiation processes and properties. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering 3613, Engineering 3303.
Advanced topics in Computer Aided Engineering, Design, and Analysis. Includes the use of modern computational tools in the areas of finite element analysis, kinematics, and design of machinery components for motion, stress, and deflection.; Corequisite: ME3413, Lecture/lab: 3 hours, Credit 2 hours.
A series of experiments which demonstrate the principles of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and heat transfer. Particular emphasis is placed on energy transfer in fluids. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering 2211, 3613. Corequisite: Mechnaical Engineering 3803. Laboratory 3 hours
Topics from engineering mechanics in either lecture- or laboratory-oriented format, depending on the specific topic selected. Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Offered on demand.
Advanced topics; fracture mechanics, fatigue and life prediction, elastic support, non-circular shafts, curved beams, thick-walled cylinders, introduction to plates, thin shells of revolution. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering 3113, Engineering 3303, or consent of instructor. Lecture, 3 hours.
Design of pressure vessles and piping systems for stress and deflection. Emphasis will be on the use of ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes as well as the ASTM piping codes. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering 3113, Mathematics 2324. Lecture, 3 hours.
Matrix formulations using flexibility and stiffness methods for structural analysis of skeletal structures. Application of finite element method in solid mechanics continuum; isoparametric formulation; plane stress, plain strain, axisymmetric, and solid elements and their applications; modeling considerations and error analysis. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering 3313, 3803, 3812. Lecture, 3 hours.
This course equips the student with a working knowledge of components commonly found in mechanical systems. The student will learn the skills necessary to properly design and select componenets based on function, loading, and wear charactersitcs. Prerequisite: Mechanical Engineering 3113, 3413, Lecture, 3 hours.
This course equips the student with a working knowledge of components commonly found in thermal-fluid systems. Examples are drawn from power generation, environmental control, and industrial processes. Students work on group projects for integration of these components in the design of thermal systems. Perquisites: Mechanical Engineering 3803, Lecture 3 hours.
Fundamental principles and equations; control volumes, continuity, compressible flow, thin airfoil theory; finite wings; wings in compressible flow; aerodynamic drag. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering 3613, Engineering 2513. Lecture, 3 hours.
The fundamentals of designing vehicles based on current and evolving technology. A broad set of topics will be addressed giving the student a basic understanding of the principles involved in vehicle design. Prerequisite: Mechanical Engineering 3703, 3413. Lecture 3 hours.
The fundamental theoretical principles and practical considerations in the design of various HVAC equipment and systems. A broad set of topics will be addressed giving the student a basic understanding of the principles involved in HVAC design. Corequisite: Mechanical Engineering 3803. Lecture 3 hours.
Fundamental principles of alternative energy. Covers the major alternative energy sources: wind, solar, tidal and wave energy, biomass, biofules, geothermal, fuel cells and hydrogen. Prerequisites: Electrical and Computer Engineering 2013, Mechanical Engineering 3703, Lecture 3 hours.
Flight and flight vehicles both within and outside the atmosphere, airfoil and wing aerodynamics, aircraft performance, introduction to aircraft stability and control, orbital mechanics, atmospheric re-entry, air-breathing and rocket propulsion systems, aerospace structures and materials. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering 2123. Corequisite: Mechanical Engineering 3803, Lecture 3 hours.