(1 Lec, 1 2-hr Lab) Introductory experience in analysis, synthesis, and design. Teamwork and project required. Pre: high school physics or consent.
Introduction to the science or engineering of Solar System exploration. Covers science instruments, mission trajectories (fly-by, orbit, or lander), and science and engineering constraints imposed on spacecraft design. Lectures, discussions, class projects. A-F only. (Spring only) (Cross-listed as EPET 201)
(1 Lec, 2 2-hr Lab) Introductory experience in communication, presentation, professional ethics, social responsibility, engineering economics, quality control, and computer-aided drafting. Teamwork and project required. Pre: PHYS 170.
Essential techniques for remote compositional analysis of planets; understanding spectroscopy, mineralogy, and geochemistry of planetary surfaces and their measurement. Design of space flight instrumentation. A-F only. Pre: EPET 201, or ERTH 101 and ERTH
101L and ERTH 105, or ERTH 101 and ERTH 107; and CHEM 161 and PHYS 272. (Fall only) (Crosslisted as EPET 301)
(3 Lec, 1 2-hr Lab) Energy requirements for manufacturing methods. Manufacturing methods to obtain components with desired size/shape/properties. Conduct manufacturing experiments. Emphasis on writing instruction. A-F only. Pre: 331 or consent.
Numerical solutions for algebraic and transcendental equations, simultaneous linear algebraic equations, integration and differentiation; integration of ordinary differential equations. Engineering applications. Pre: grade of C or better in all of EE 160 (or EE 110 or ICS 111), MATH 244 (or MATH 253A), and MATH 302 (or MATH 307).
Will cover all aspects of spacecraft design, subsystems, science payload, systems engineering, project management, and budgets that are important to producing a fully successful mission. A-F only. Pre: 301. (Spring only) (Cross-listed as EPET 400)
Develops a space mission with a multidisciplinary team of engineers and scientists using
concurrent science and engineering methodologies. Will build a small spacecraft and payload. The project will seek to answer important science questions. A-F only. (Cross-listed as EPET 401)
Applications of ordinary differential equations, Laplace transform, vector field theory, matrices, line integrals. Pre: MATH 244 (or MATH 253A), and MATH 302 (or MATH 307).
Basic computational fluid dynamics; four important partial differential equations; introduction to finite element method: Interpolation and Galerkin method; finite element method for transport phenomena; some algorithms for parallel computing. A-F only. Pre: 422 (or concurrent ), and either 360, MATH 407 or PHYS 305; or consent.
Basic theory of orbits of space objects, including spacecraft, small satellites, planets and small planets, and other fundamentals of astrodynamics and applications to aerospace engineering. Junior standing or higher. A-F only. Pre: grade of C or better in all of the following: 271; 375; MATH 244 or MATH 253A; MATH 302 or MATH 307; EE 160 or ICS 111.
Fundamentals of optimal control theory and calculus of variations. Application of this theory to aerospace engineering problems, including mission design problems and a wide range of space maneuvers. A-F only. Junior standing or higher. Pre: grade of C or better in all of the following: 271; 375; MATH 244 or MATH 253A; MATH 302 or MATH 307; EE 160 or ICS 111.
The space environment (vacuum, neutral, radiation, and plasma); motion in gravitational fields; orbit transfers; Earth-satellite operations; rocketry; propulsion analysis and performance; reentry dynamics; interplanetary trajectories; attitude dynamics and stabilization. A-F only. Pre: consent.
To introduce concepts in the thermal management of electronics, and to develop sound technical tools to approach modern electronic packaging and cooling applications. A-F only. Pre: 422 or consent.
Scaling methods and optimization under global constraints; multi-scale optimal design of mechanical, thermal, and natural systems; effectiveness of heat, fluid, and convective trees; theoretical design optimization of manmade and natural power systems; analysis of time dependent structures. A-F only. Pre: 371 and 422, or consent.
(1 Lec, 2 2-hr Lab) Common experimental techniques in materials testing and research: x-ray diffraction, optical and electron microscopy, thermal and mechanical properties, electrochemical methods—theory and hands-on experience. Pre: 341 or CHEM 351 (or concurrent). (Cross-listed as CHEM 435)
(2 Lec, 1 2-hr Lab) Modern mechatronics components and design principles; functionality of products, processes and systems; electrical circuits and mechanical components; programming and control; hands on technology; application case studies. ME, EE, CE, ICS majors only. Pre: junior standing or consent. (Fall only)
Fabrication, design, and analysis of physical systems, sensors, and actuators at the nanoscale and microscale. Microfabrication/nanofabrication, fabrication process design, electrostatistic and electromagnetic interactions, signal transduction, measurements. Course work will focus on process and system design. ENGR majors only. Pre: 331 (with a minimum grade of C-), 375 (with a minimum grade of C-), or consent.
(1-3 hr Lab) Techniques of experimental stress analysis: strain and deflection measurement of beams and shafts, strain to stress conversion, principal and maximum shearing stresses, failure in biaxial stress states, stress concentrations, residual stresses, buckling, creep, electrical resistance strain gages, brittle coatings, photoelastic methods, transducers. A-F only. Pre: 371 and departmental approval.
Measurement techniques in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Hands-on experience with instrumentation. Open-ended design of thermofluid systems. Contemporary engineering ethics issues. Final report and presentation are required. A-F only. Pre: 422 (or concurrent).
(2 1-hr Lec, 2 2-hr Lab) Heuristic application of engineering design process and project planning via a significant, open-ended design project that includes realistic constraints involving economics, environmental sustainability, manufacturability, ethics, health, safety, society, and politics. Extensive written communication required. A-F only. Pre: 322, 341, 372, and 375; or consent.
(1 Lec, 2 2-hr Lab) Continuation of design project initiated in ME 481. Extension of conceptual design to final design. Manufacturing of prototype: material and part selection, procurement, manufacturing specifications/ drawings. Testing of complex systems. Extensive oral communication required. A-F only. Pre: 481.
Specialized topics in thermosciences, mechanics, materials, systems, or design. Pre: consent.
Specialized topics in thermosciences, mechanics, materials, systems, or design. Pre: consent.
Investigation of advanced problems in mechanical engineering design or development. Student must find faculty sponsor before registering. A-F only. Pre: senior standing.
Analysis of principles of operation of renewable energy systems, and its interactions with sustainability. Fundamentals of renewable energy production, storage, and distribution. Pre: consent.
Introduction to general principles of classical thermodynamics. Main topics include equilibrium conditions, thermodynamic relations, Legendre transformations, Maxwell relations, stability of thermodynamic systems, phase transitions, and critical phenomena. Graduate students only. A-F only. Pre: 311 or consent.
Fundamentals of statistical thermodynamics. Main topics include entropy, Boltzmann law, thermodynamic driving forces, statistical mechanics, chemical equilibria, solutions and mixtures, and applications of statistical thermodynamics in biology, chemistry, physics, and nanoscience. A-F only. Pre: 311 or 611.
Advanced topics in aerodynamics, two- and three-dimensional wing theory, slender-body theory, lifting surface methods, vortex and wave drag, analytical and numerical methods, for computing unsteady aerodynamic behavior and introduction to flightdynamics. A-F only. Pre: 322 and 626, or consent.
Two-phase flow pattern and flow pattern maps; two-phase flow models (homogeneous, separate, drift flux, annular); laminar and turbulent film condensations; boiling incipience; pool boiling heat transfer; flow boiling heat transfer; critical heat flux (CHF). A-F only. Pre: 422 (or equivalent) or consent.
Review of Newtonian fluid mechanics. Blood rheology and flow in elastic tubes. Murray’s Law and pulsatile flow propagation. Microcirculation dynamics and biological transport. Aquatic movement and comparative biological examples. Pre: 322 and 422, or consent.
Heat transfer in laminar and turbulent boundary layers. Analogy between heat, momentum, mass transfer. Pre: 422 and 626.
Introduction to fundamental understanding of fluid mechanics and transport phenomena at micro-nanoscale; electrokinetics; chemical separation; colloids and emulsions; biophysics; micro-nanofabrication.
Integration of ordinary differential equations. Finite difference solutions of partial differential equations with applications to conduction and convection. Introduction to finite element methods. Pre: 422, and either MATH 190 or EE 160.
Formulation and properties of the Navier-Stokes equations; exact solutions; creeping flows; lubrication theory; laminar boundary layers; laminar stability, and transition to turbulence; turbulent boundary layers. Pre: 322.
Vector and tensor operations. Constutive equations. Generalized Newtonian fluids and linear viscoelastic fluids. Rheometry and experiments. Flow of suspensions. Advanced topics and rheology of polymers, food products, biomaterials and asphalt, laboratories. Pre: 626 or consent.
Application of electrochemical theory and materials science to corrosion and oxidation reactions. Effect of environment, especially marine. Cathodic protection, coatings, inhibitors, treatment of water systems. Pre: 331.
Thermodynamics of cells, electrode kinetics, mass transfer by migration and diffusion, microelectrode techniques, forced convection, impedance, doublelayer structure, and absorbed intermediates in electrode processes. Pre: consent.
Exploration of simple, cost-effective alternatives in medicine through different stages of concept generation, design analysis, and prototype validation and investigation of their commercialization potential. Graduate students only. Pre: 341 or consent.
Introduction to composites; anisotropic elasticity and laminate theory; hygrothermal effects; composite beams, columns, rods, plates, and shells; energy method; failure theories; joining of composites, computer-aided design in composites. Pre: 371 or consent.
Science and applications of nanotechnology. Synthesis of nanostructures; nanoscale structure characterization by electron microscopy and Raman spectroscopy; electrical, thermal, and mechanical properties of nanostructures; fabrication of nanodevices; energy, environmental, and biological applications of nanomaterials. A-F only.
Fabrication, design, and analysis of physical systems, sensors, and actuators at the nanoscale and microscale, including electrostatic and electromagnetic interactions, signal transduction, and measurements. Course work will focus on literature review and integration of current research. Engineering majors only. Graduate students only. (Spring only
Fundamental and modern concepts of colloid and surface science. Main topics include surface thermodynamics, capillarity and wetting phenomena, surface forces, surfactants, and particles. Pre: 311 or consent.
Linear optimal feedback control, discrete time optimal control, fundamentals of adaptive control, application to motion and force control of robot arms and manipulators. Pre: 451, EE 351; or consent.
Working principles of all major fuel cell types; fundamentals of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells; state-of-the-art theoretical models and diagnostic technologies for PEM fuel cells. A-F only. Pre: 422 (or equivalent) or consent.
Cartesian tensors in mechanics, coordinate transformations, analysis of stress and strain, principal values, invariants, equilibrium and compatibility equations, constitutive relations, field equations. Problems in elasticity. A-F only. Recommended: 371 or CEE 370, or consent. (Cross-listed as CEE 671)
Introduction to finite element analysis and design in mechanical engineering. Applications to machine design, vibrations, elasticity, heat transfer. Pre: 360, 371; or consent.
Lecture on rigidbody dynamics. Topics include: dynamical systems; motion representation and constraints; Newtonian mechanics; Lagrangian mechanics; Hamilton’s principle; stability analysis; introduction to multibody dynamics. Pre: 375 or equivalent, or consent.
An interdisciplinary (JD-MBA) course examining legal, business, and technology issues related to building high growth companies. Student teams develop company feasibility reports and skills necessary to advise or build high growth businesses. Recommended: 531. Law students only. (Once a year) (Cross-listed as LAW 560)
Current problems in all branches of mechanical engineering. All graduate students are required to attend; registrants are expected to present talks. Pre: graduate standing.
Highly specialized topics in thermosciences, mechanics, materials, system, or design. Pre: consent.
Directed study on subject of mutual interest to student and a staff member. Student must find faculty sponsor before registering. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: graduate standing.
Thesis for degree of MS in mechanical engineering. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: admission to candidacy and consent of thesis advisor.
Student assists in undergraduate classroom and/or project instruction under the direction and close supervision of faculty member. CR/NC only. Pre: admission to PhD candidacy or consent.
Research for doctoral dissertation. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: candidacy for PhD in mechanical engineering.