MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

 

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

1123 Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering (3) SP
Fundamentals of engineering design as it applies to mechanical engineering. Emphasis is on design and?the supporting analysis required to develop and assess candidate designs. Designs are related to the major sub- disciplines in mechanical engineering: the design process, solid mechanics and materials, thermal-fluid and energy systems, motion and power transmission. Prerequisite: Engineering 1113. Lecture, 2 hours; Laboratory, 3 hours.

2013 Survey of Mechanical Engineering (3) F
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 equilibrium, area and mass properties, and general concepts in stress and strain. Prerequisite: Physics 2414. Lecture, 3 hours.

2113 Statics (3) F
Studies in the principles of statics, force systems and equilibrium analysis of structures, friction, centroids and center of gravity, and moments of inertia. Prerequisite: Physics 2414 with a minimum grade of “C.” Corequisite: Mathematics 2314. Lecture, 3 hours.

2123 Dynamics (3) SP
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, all with a minimum grade of “C.” Lecture, 3 hours.

2211 Experimental Methods in Mechanical Engineering (1) SP
Principles of experimental methods and procedures as well as measurement techniques for basic mechanical properties. An introduction to instrumentation characteristics and selection, along with proper documentation of experimental results. Prerequisites: Engineering 2513 with a minimum grade of “C.” Corequisite: EECE 2013. Lecture/laboratory, 3 hours.

2513 Mechanical Engineering Computer Applications (3) F
Introduction to the use of computational tools in mechanical engineering. Students will use MATLAB, Engineering Equation Solver (EES), and other tools?as appropriate to his or her area of study.Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering 1123 with a minimum grade of “C.” Lecture, 3 hours.

3113 Strength of Materials (3) SP
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, Mathematics 2314, Engineering 2513, all with a minimum grade of “C.” Lecture, 3 hours.

3211 Solid Mechanics and Materials Laboratory (1) F
A series of experiments which demonstrate the theory of mechanics of materials and the most important characteristics of engineering materials. Prerequisite: Mechanical Engineering 2211, 3113 both with a minimum grade of “C.” Laboratory, 3 hours.

3313 Mechanical Vibrations (3) SP
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 both with a minimum grade of “C.” Lecture, 3 hours.

3413 Dynamics of Machinery (3) SP
A study of 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, static and dynamic force and torque analysis of plane mechanisms with balancing using the computer. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering 2123 with a minimum grade of “C.” Lecture, 3 hours.

3443 Engineering Materials (3) F
An 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, Chemistry 1113/1211, all with a minimum grade of “C.” Corequisite: Mechanical Engineering 3211. Lecture, 3 hours.

3613 Fluid Mechanics (3) F
A study of fundamentals of fluid flow; fluid statics; systems and control volumes; continuity, momentum, and energy equations; dynamic similitude; flow in pipes and channels; and flow measurements. Prerequisites: Mathematics 2324, Mechanical Engineering 2123, both with a minimum grade of “C.” Corequisite: Mechanical Engineering 3703. Lecture, 3 hours.

3703 Thermodynamics (3) F
Course topics include: 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 1113/1211, Mathematics 2324, Physics 2414, all with a minimum grade of “C.” Lecture, 3 hours. Same as Physics 3703.

3803 Heat Transfer (3) SP
A study of single and multidimensional steady-state and transient heat conduction, the role of convection for internal and external forced flows and in buoyancy-driven flow, and thermal radiation processes and properties. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering 3613, 3703, Engineering 3303, all with a minimum grade of “C.”

3812 Advance Computer-Aided Design (2) SP
Advanced topics in computer aided design and analysis, including assemblies, drawings, and kinematic analysis using SolidWorks. Corequisite: Mechanical Engineering 3413. Lecture/laboratory, 3 hours.

3831 Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Science Laboratory (1) SP
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, both with a minimum grade of “C.” Corequisite: Mechanical Engineering 3803. Laboratory, 3 hours.

395V Topics in Mechanical Engineering (1, 2 ,3, 4 or 5) Offered on demand
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.

4123 Advanced Mechanics of Materials (3) F Offered on demand
A study of advanced topics, fracture mechanics, fatigue and life prediction, elastic support, non-circular shafts, curved beams, thick-walled cylinders, an introduction?to plates, and thin shells of revolution. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering 3113, Mathematics 3133, both with a minimum grade of “C.” Lecture, 3 hours.

4223 Design of Pressure Systems (3) Offered on demand
Course topics include design of pressure vessels 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 with a minimum grade of “C.” Lecture, 3 hours.

4303 Computational Methods in Mechanics (3) F
A study of matrix formulation and modern numerical methods used in the analysis of engineering programs and the application of the finite element method in solid mechanics, heat transfer and fluid mechanics. Topics include the formulation of rod, beam, plane stress/strain, 2-D heat transfer, and other basic elements along with modeling techniques and error analysis. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering 3313, 3803, 3812 all with a minimum grade of “C.” Lecture, 3 hours.

4423 Design of Machine Elements (3) F
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 components based on function, loading, and wear characteristics. Prerequisite: Mechanical Engineering 3113, 3413 both with a minimum grade of “C.” Lecture, 3 hours.

4513 Design of Thermal-Fluid Systems (3) F
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. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering 3803 with a minimum grade of “C.” Lecture, 3 hours.

4523 Mechatronic Systems (3) SP
An interdisciplinary course that provides both mechanical engineering students as well as electrical and computer engineering students with the necessary knowledge to apply the use of sensors, actuators, electrical equipment and microprocessors to the design and building
of intelligent mechatronic systems. Prerequisites: Engineering 3513 with a minimum grade of “C.” Lecture, 2 hours; Laboratory, 3 hours.

4613 Advanced Fluid Mechanics (3) SP?Offered even-numbered years?
This course provides students with an understanding of advanced fluid flow concepts beyond the introductory level and equips them with the mathematical tools and techniques to solve engineering problems involving these more advanced concepts. Topics covered?include: potential flow, computational fluid dynamics, aerodynamic drag, compressible flow, turbomachinery, and propulsion. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering 3613, Engineering 2513 both with a minimum grade of “C.” Lecture, 3 hours.

4713 Automotive Design (3) Offered on demand
A study of 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 with a minimum grade of “C.” Lecture, 3 hours.

4723 Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) (3) SP. Offered on demand
A study of 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.

4733 Alternative Energy Sources (3) SP?Offered odd-numbered years?
A study of the fundamental principles of alternative energy. Covers the major alternative energy sources: wind, solar, tidal and wave energy; biomass; biofuels; geothermal; fuel cells and hydrogen. Prerequisites: Electrical and Computer Engineering 2013, Mechanical Engineering 3703 both with a minimum grade of “C.” Lecture, 3 hours.

4743 Survey of Aerospace Engineering (3) Offered on demand
Course topics include flight and flight vehicles both within and outside the atmosphere, airfoil and wing aerodynamics, aircraft performance, an 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 with a minimum grade of “C.” Corequisite: Mechanical Engineering 3803. Lecture, 3 hours.