Mechanical Engineering |
ME 807 - Analytical Fluid Dynamics
Credits:
4.00
Kinematics of flow; constitutive relationships;
development of the Navier-Stokes equations; vorticity
theorems; potential flow. Prereq: fluid dynamics.
ME #808 - Gas Dynamics
Credits:
4.00
Study of one-dimensional subsonic and supersonic flows of
compressible ideal and real fluids. Wave phenomena; linear
approach to two-dimensional problems; applications in
propulsion systems. Prereq: fluid dynamics or permission.
Special fee.
ME 809 - Computational Fluid Dynamics
Credits:
3.00
Review of matrix methods, basics of finite differences,
basics of spectral methods, stability, accuracy,
Navier-Stokes solvers. Prereq: heat transfer or permission.
ME 811 - Coherent Optical Methods
Credits:
3.00
Introduction to electro-optic experimental techniques in
mechanics. Optic fundamentals including elements of scalar
diffraction theory, interferometry, holography, Doppler
shifts, coherence, and laser speckle. Applications include
mechanical strain measurements, vibrational mode
determination, fluid pressure and temperature measurements,
and fluid velocity measurements. Concepts from course are
demonstrated in laboratory. Prereq: permission.
ME 812 - Waves in Fluids
Credits:
3.00
Linear and nonlinear dynamics of hyperbolic and dispersive
wave systems with application to acoustic waves, surface
and internal gravity waves, Rossby waves, and capillary
waves. Key physical concepts include wave-generation
mechanisms, wavelength and amplitude dispersion, group
velocity and energy propagation, steady streaming, and mode
interactions. Prereq: fluid dynamics; or permission.
ME 824 - Vibrations Theory and Applications
Credits:
4.00
Discrete vibrating systems. Linear system concepts;
single-degree-of-freedom systems with general excitation.
Matrix theory and eigenvalue problems. Many degrees of
freedom, normal mode theory for free and forced vibration.
Numerical methods; introduction to continuous systems;
applications to structural and mechanical systems. Prereq:
statics; dynamics or permission.
ME 827 - Advanced Mechanics of Solids
Credits:
4.00
Stress, strain, stress-strain relations, anisotropic
behavior, introduction to elasticity, plane stress/strain,
bending and torsion of members with general cross-sections,
introduction to thin plates and shells, energy methods.
Prereq: strength of materials or permission.
ME 835 - Mechanics of Composite Materials
Credits:
4.00
Classification of composites - Anisotropy of composite
materials. Micromechanical predictions of elastic and
hygrothermal properties. Strength and failure of composite
materials. Analysis of laminates. Experimental methods for
characterization of composites. Prereq: strength of
materials or permission.
ME 843 - Satellite Systems, Dynamics, and Control
Credits:
3.00
General satellite systems with emphasis on spacecraft
dynamics and control. Course topics include general
satellite information such as types of satellites,
missions, and orbits, as well as satellite subsystems.
Basic spacecraft dynamics and orbital mechanics topics are
covered. Advanced topics will include attitude and orbit
estimation, and automatic attitude control. Prereq: systems
modeling or permission.
ME 860 - Physical Metallurgy I
Credits:
4.00
Introduction to physical metallurgy: dislocations,
thermodynamics of materials, diffusion, phase
transformations, and strengthening mechanisms in solids.
Prereq: introduction to materials science or permission.
Special fee. Lab.
ME 870 - Design with Microprocessors
Credits:
4.00
Basic operation of microprocessors and microcontrollers
explained, and interfacing these devices to sensors,
displays and mechanical systems explored. Topics include:
number systems, architecture, registers, memory mapping,
interrupts and interfacing for system design. Methods of
programming and interfacing with mechanical/electrical
systems are covered and then implemented in lab. Prereq:
introduction to electrical engineering. Lab.
ME 872 - Control Systems
Credits:
4.00
Development of advanced control systems design concepts
such as Nyquist analysis; lead-lag compensation; state
feedback; parameter sensitivity; controllability;
observability; introduction to nonlinear and modern
control. Includes interactive computer-aided design and
real-time digital control. Prereq: permission. (Also
offered as ECE 872.) Lab.
ME 873 - Electromechanical Analysis and Design
Credits:
4.00
Analysis and design of electromechanical systems using
lumped parameter models and magnetic finite element
analysis (FEA).Electrostatic and magnetic field equations
discussed and used to derive magnetic and electric lumped
model elements. A brushless dc motor analyzed using lumped
models and FEA. Various drive types discussed and the motor
system analyzed to obtain torque-speed curves. Design
principles given and utilized in a design project. Prereq:
systems modeling, simulation, and control or permission.
ME 876 - Product Design
Credits:
4.00
Provides a thorough overview of the steps in the
engineering design process. Topics include product
planning, need identification, specification formulation,
benchmarking, concept generation and selection, design for
manufacture, assembly and environment. Students will
develop a product as part of a team. Prereq: computer aided
design; manufacturing skills; or permission.
ME 883 - Geometric Modeling
Credits:
4.00
Includes curves, surfaces, solids, analytic and relational
properties, intersections, transformations, and solid
modeling. Applications in computer graphics and CAD/CAM
systems are emphasized. Familiarity with calculus, analytic
geometry, vectors, matrix methods, and computer programming
is required. Prereq: introduction to scientific
programming; multidimensional calculus or permission.
ME 885 - Solid Mechanics in Manufacturing
Credits:
4.00
Characterization of material properties will be studied
with emphasis on plastic deformation. Also, numerical
approaches to solve for the forces, stresses, and strains
in manufacturing processes will be covered. In particular,
two prominant mass production manufacturing areas, metal
forming and cutting, will be examined. Prereq: introduction
to materials science, dynamics.
ME 886 - Introduction to Finite Element Analysis
Credits:
4.00
Topics include basic matrix theory, potential energy
approach, direct stiffness method, calculus of variations,
development of finite element theory, and modeling
techniques. Applications in solid mechanics, heat transfer,
fluids, and electromagnetic devices, via both commercially
available codes and student written codes. Prereq: Stregnth
of materials or permission. Special fee. Lab.
ME 895 - Special Topics
Credits:
1.00 to 4.00
New or specialized courses and/or independent study. May
be repeated for credit.
ME 899 - Master's Thesis
Credits:
1.00 to 8.00
May be repeated up to a maximum of 8 credits. Cr/F.
ME 904 - Radiation Heat Transfer
Credits:
4.00
The fundamentals of radiant heat transfer. Development and
solution of the wave equation for electromagnetic
radiation. Analysis of Planck's law of radiation and
earlier theories. Methods of solution of radiant
interchange in real systems with and without absorbing media
ME 906 - Convection Heat Transfer
Credits:
4.00
An analytical study of heat transfer to laminar and
turbulent boundary layers of compressible and
incompressible fluids. Basic differential equations
governing the heat transfer are derived and analytical
solutions are obtained where possible and checked with
experimental results.
ME 909 - Viscous Flow
Credits:
3.00
Exact solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations; laminar
boundary layers; wakes and jets; Stoke's flow; stability
of parallel flows and boundary layers; transition to
turbulence. Prereq: analytical fluid dynamics or permission.
ME 910 - Turbulence
Credits:
3.00
Modern analysis of turbulent flow: the governing
equations; stationary random functions and the various
averaging techniques; empirical results on turbulence;
homogenous turbulence; the Kolmogorov theory for isotropic
turbulence; upper bound theory; turbulence in the
atmosphere and oceans; applications to problems in science
and engineering. Prereq: ME 807 or permission.
ME 911 - Theory of Hydrodynamic Stability
Credits:
3.00
Equations of hydrodynamics in general coordinates; general
instabilities caused by gravitational, surface tension,
and hydromagnetic influences; instability of parallel
viscous flows including the Orr-Sommerfeld equation and
Tollmein-Schlicting waves; instability of free-surface
waves; instability of stratified flows; instabilities in
porous media. Prereq: analytical fluid dynamics or
permission.
ME 924 - Vibrations of Continuous Media
Credits:
4.00
Classical and numerical methods are employed to study the
vibration of continuous elements and structures. Topics
considered are axial and torsional vibration of rods,
transverse vibration of beams and thin plates, wave
propagation, and vibration of simple structures.
ME 927 - Theory of Plasticity
Credits:
4.00
Analysis of stress and deformation in inelastic solids;
general development of stress invariants, variational
principles, constitutive relations, and yield and loading
functions. Special emphasis on ideal plasticity,
strain-hardening, creep, limit analysis, and limit design.
ME 935 - Micromechanics of Composite and Porous Materials
Credits:
4.00
Classification of composites, periodic and random
microstructures. Mechanics of materials approach to
micro-mechanical modeling. Representative volume element,
analytical and numerical modeling of the effective
properties. Micromechanics of failure of composite and
porous materials. Prereq: mechanics of composites or
permission.
ME 944 - Nonlinear Control Systems
Credits:
4.00
Analysis and design of nonlinear control systems from the
classical and modern viewpoints are discussed. Liapunov's
stability theory; phase space methods; linearization
techniques; simulation; frequency response methods;
generalized describing functions; transient analysis
utilizing functional analysis; and decoupling of
multivariable systems. Prereq: advanced control systems I.
(Also offered as ECE 944.)
ME 951 - Advanced Control Systems I
Credits:
3.00
State-space representation of multivariable systems;
analysis using state transition matrix. Controllability
and observability; pole placement using state and output
feedback; Luenberger observers. Introduction to
computer-controlled systems (sampling, discrete state
representation, hybrid systems): nonlinear analysis
(Liapunov, Popov, describing function). Prereq: control
systems. (Also offered as ECE 951.)
ME 952 - Advanced Control Systems II
Credits:
3.00
Special topics in control theory: continuous and discrete
systems: optimal control systems, including calculus of
variations, maximum principle, dynamic programming, Weiner
and Kalman filtering techniques, stochastic systems,
adaptive control systems. Prereq: advanced control systems
I. (Also offered as ECE 952.)
ME 955 - Estimation and Filtering
Credits:
3.00
Stochastic systems course with application to control and
communications. Topics include random variables, noise in
linear systems, Bayesian and minimum variance estimation
theory, optimal state estimators, Weiner and Kalman
filters, combined estimation and control, prediction,
parameter identification, and nonlinear filtering. Prereq:
ME or ECE 951; MATH 835 or equivalent. (Also offered as ECE
955.)
ME 986 - Advanced Finite Element Analysis
Credits:
4.00
Topics include introduction to dynamics, treatment of
nonlinear material behavior, and plate and shell element
technology. Emphasis given to problems in solid mechanics
and heat transfer. Prereq: finite element analysis or
equivalent.
ME 992 - Master's Project
Credits:
4.00
The student works with a faculty member during one or two
semesters on a well-defined research and/or original
design problem. A written report and seminar are presented.
IA (continuous grading). Cr/F.
ME 995 - Graduate Special Topics
Credits:
1.00 to 4.00
Investigations of graduate-level problems or topics in
mechanical engineering.
ME 999 - Doctoral Research
Credits:
Cr/F.