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Mechanical Engineering (ME)

ME 113 Introduction to Engineering Design I (2)

(1 Lec, 1 2-hr Lab) Introductory experience in analysis, synthesis, and design. Teamwork and project required. Pre: high school physics or consent.

ME 201 Space Exploration (3)

Introduction to the science and engineering of Solar System exploration. Covers science instruments, mission trajectories, mission
planning, and science and engineering constraints imposed on spacecraft design. Projects require research with an emphasis on written communication. A-F only. (Spring only) (Cross-listed as EPET 201)

ME 213 Introduction to Engineering Design (3)

(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.

ME 271 Applied Mechanics II (3)

Dynamics of particles and rigid bodies; force, acceleration, impulse-momentum, work-energy. CE, CNST, ENGS, ME majors only. A-F only. Pre: C or better in CEE 270;
MATH 244 (or concurrent) or MATH 253A (or concurrent). (Cross-listed as CEE 271) D

ME 301 Space Science and Instrumentation (4)

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)

ME 311 Thermodynamics (4)

(3 Lec, 1 Discussion) Basic laws, closed and open systems. Work, heat, concept of entropy. Properties of pure simple substances. Ideal gases. Introduction to power and refrigeration cycles. Pre: grade of C or better in all of CHEM 162 (or CHEM 171 or CHEM 181A), PHYS 170 and MATH 244 (or MATH 253A).

ME 322 Mechanics of Fluids and Lab (4)

(3 Lec, 1 2-hr Lab) Incompressible and compressible ideal fluids, effects of viscosity. Similitude, boundary layer flow. Measurement techniques in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. Hands-on experience with instrumentation. Open-ended design of thermofluid systems. Emphasis on writing instruction. Pre: grade of C or better in all of 311 and CEE 271 (or ME 271).

ME 331 Materials Science and Engineering (3)

Electronic, atomic, and crystalline structure of materials and their effect on the mechanical, electrical, optical, and magnetic properties of engineering metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. Pre: grade of C or better in all of CHEM 162 (or CHEM 171 or CHEM 181A), MATH 242 (or MATH 252A), and PHYS 170.

ME 341 Manufacturing Processes and Lab (4)

(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.

ME 342 Manufacturing Processes Lab (2)

(1 Lec, 1 2-hr Lab) Manufacturing laboratory: tension/ compression tests, cold rolling, welding, casting, statistical process control, programming and milling using a CNC machine. A-F only. Pre: 341 (or concurrent) or consent.

ME 360 Computer Methods in Engineering (3)

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).

ME 371 Mechanics of Solids (3)

Introduction to analysis and design of deformable bodies subject to loading. Stress, strain, consitutive relation, axially loading, torsion, statically indeterminate systems, Mohr’s circle, failure criteria, buckling, defection due to axial, shear, torsional, and flexural loading. Pre: C or better in all of the following: CEE 270; and MATH 244 (or concurrent) or MATH 253A (or concurrent). (Crosslisted as CEE 370)

ME 372 Component Design (3)

Design, analysis, and selection of machine components: shafts, screws, fasteners, welds, rolling contact bearings, journal bearings, gears, clutches, brakes, belts, and roller chains. Pre: 213, and either 371 or CEE 370.

ME 374 Kinematics/Dynamics Machinery (3)

Velocity and acceleration analysis of planar mechanisms; kinematic synthesis of linkages, cams, and gears; static and dynamic force analysis of mechanisms; balancing of machinery. Pre: CEE 271 or ME 271 (C or better), MATH 244 (or MATH 253A) and either MATH 302 or MATH 307

ME 375 Dynamics of Machines and Systems and Lab (4)

(3 Lec, 1 2-hr. Lab) Lumped-parameter modeling of dynamic systems. Methods of analysis, including transform techniques. Time and frequency response. Feedback control. Engineering instrumentation. Data acquisition. Dynamic measurements. Design and testing. Pre: grade of C or better in all of CEE 271 (or ME 271) and MATH 302 (or MATH 307).

ME 400 Space Mission Design (4)

Covers all aspects of spacecraft design, subsystems, science payload, systems engineering, project management, budgets, and ethical issues that are important to consider in producing a fully successful mission. A-F only. Pre: 301. (Spring only) (Cross-listed as EPET 400)

ME 401 Capstone Project: Producing a Science Satellite (4)

Develops a space mission with a multidisciplinary team of engineers and scientists. Will build a small spacecraft and payload and seeks to answer important science questions. Emphasizes review report and proposal writing. A-F only. Pre: 400. (Fall only) (Cross-listed as EPET 401)

ME 402 Dynamics Systems Laboratory (2)

(1 Lec, 1 2-hr Lab) Analysis, design, fabrication, testing and characterization of engineering instrumentation. Computer-based data acquisition methods. Techniques and procedures associated with carrying out dynamic measurements within the constraints of cost, time and accuracy. Pre: one of 360, MATH 407, or PHYS 305 (or concurrent for any); and 375 (or concurrent).

ME 403 Advanced Mathematics for Engineers (3)

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).

ME 404 Computational Fluid Dynamics (3)

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.

ME 406 Orbital Mechanics (3)

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.

ME 408 Optimal Control for Aerospace Applications (3)

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.

ME 411 Applied Thermodynamics (3)

Gas mixtures, generalized thermodynamic relationships, combustion and thermochemistry, chemical equilibrium, power and refrigeration cycles. Pre: grade of C or better in 311.

ME 417 Applied Thermal Engineering (3)

Principles, design and analysis of practical thermal systems. Engineering applications. Valve, compressor, condenser and evaporator technologies. System integration and control. Thermal loads and thermal comfort. Pre: 422 (or concurrent). (Fall only)

ME 418 Power and Propulsion (3)

Principles, performance, and design of gas turbine power plants and propulsion systems. Pre: 422 (or concurrent).

ME 419 Astronautics (3)

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.

ME 422 Heat Transfer and Lab (4)

(3 Lec, 1 2-hr Lab) Steady and unsteady conduction; steady convection and radiation; heat exchangers. Emphasis on writing instruction. Pre: 322.

ME 423 Mass Transfer (3)

Elementary mass diffusion; diffusion in a stationary medium; diffusion in a moving medium; low and high mass transfer theories; simultaneous heat and mass transfer; condensation, evaporation, and boiling; transpiration cooling; species boundary layers; engineering and design of heat and mass exchangers; current refrigerants and environmental regulations. A-F only. Pre: 422 or consent.

ME 424 Introduction to Gas Dynamics (3)

One-dimensional compressible flow involving change of area, friction, heat transfer. Normal and oblique shocks. Prandtl-Meyer flow. Application to nozzles, diffusers, airfoils. Pre: 322.

ME 425 Thermal Management of Electronic Systems (3)

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.

ME 426 Scaling Methods in Engineering (3)

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.

ME 428 Solar Thermal Engineering (3)

Fundamentals of solar energy, solar engineering material characteristics, and solar thermal and photovoltaic systems. Will learn solar thermal system components, and be able to perform simple system design. A-F only. Senior standing or higher. Pre: 422 or consent.

ME 433 Failures in Materials (3)

Analysis of component failures due to imperfections, fatigue, brittle fracture, wear, corrosion, bending, impact, and overload. Fracture mechanics. Case studies. Pre: 331 or consent.

ME 434 Materials Selection for Design (3)

Methodology for the selection of materials for mechanical applications to prevent mechanical failure and environmental degradation. Design considerations associated with the use of metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. Pre: 341 and 371 (or CEE 370).

ME 435 Experimental Methods in Materials Research (3)

(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)

ME 436 Corrosion Engineering (3)

Basics of corrosion processes and emphasis on corrosion control. Thermodynamics and kinetics of corrosion, metal alloys and their behavior, corrosion control techniques (cathodic protection, anodic protection, coatings, and inhibitors). Pre: 341.

ME 442 Mechatronics (3)

(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)

ME 446 Advanced Materials Manufacturing (3)

(2 Lec, 1 2-hr Lab) Introduction to anisotropic materials, advanced manufacturing techniques for composite and intelligent materials, joining of composites, thin film processing and stereolithography, computer aided manufacturing and rapid prototyping, manufacturing process optimization, open-ended manufacturing projects. A-F only. Pre: 341, 342, and senior standing; or consent.

ME 447 Introduction to Nanotechnology (3)

(3 Lec) Tools and techniques of micro- and nanotechnology in design, modeling, simulations, analysis, fabrication, testing and characterization; nano-materials, nano-structures, nano-composites, nano-coating, nano-optics, nano-electronics and nano-biotechnology. A-F only. Pre: senior standing or consent.

ME 448 Nanosystem and Microsystem Design (3)

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.

ME 450 Research Methods in Engineering (3)

Introduces the basic skills of preparing and publishing scientific research. Students will learn how to prepare, write, publish, and present a scientific paper, while working on a research project related to thermofluids. A-F only. Senior standing or higher. Pre: 322 or consent.

ME 451 Feedback-Control Systems (3)

Analysis/ design of feedback systems. Compensator design via root locus and Bode analysis. Routh/Nyquist stability. State space representation and introduction to MIMO formulation. Controllability/observability. Application to physical dynamic systems such as industrial robots. Pre: 375 or EE 315 or consent.

ME 452 Robotics (3)

Principles and design methods for autonomous systems. Pre: senior standing.

ME 453 Energy Conversion Systems (3)

Energy conversion and its impact on the environment. Conventional, hydroelectric, nuclear fission and fusion, solar, wind, ocean, geothermal, and biomass power; energy storage, transmission and conservation. Pre: 322, 411, and 422 (or concurrent); or consent.

ME 455 Nuclear Power Engineering (3)

Nuclear reactor principles. Reactor heat transfer, heat generation and removal. Design and analysis of reactor power systems and plants. Pre: 411 (or consent) and 422.

ME 463 Flow Visualization and Measurement (3)

Overview of flow visualization and measurement techniques including high speed photography of wakes, jets, shear layer, particle motion. Experimental design, statistics, image processing and data analysis. Junior standing or higher. A-F only. Pre: 322 (or concurrent), or consent.

ME 465 Materials for Solar Energy Conversion (3)

Atom structure, electromagnetic waves and energy, electronic and energetic properties of semi-conducting materials, junctions, solar cells operations, bulk and thin film materials synthesis, integration of solar cells into the electric grid. EE and ME majors only. Pre: (331 or EE 324) with a minimum grade of C-. (Fall only)

ME 466 Electrochemical Power Sources: Principles, Applications, and Sustainability (3)

Electrochemistry, batteries, fuel cells, flow batteries, electrochemical capacitors, electric vehicles, electrochemical grid storage. ENGR majors only. Pre: 331, CHEM 162, CHEM 171, or CHEM 181A (with a grade of C- or better). (Alt. years: spring)

ME 471 Experimental Stress Analysis (3)

(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.

ME 473 Mechanical Vibrations (3)

Response of machines and systems to transient and periodic excitation. Vibration isolation and transmissibility. Modal analysis of multi-degree-of-freedom systems. Applications to design. Pre: 371, 375; or consent.

ME 474 Fundamentals of Acoustics (3)

Plane and spherical acoustic waves. Transmission, reflection, radiation, and absorption. Near and far fields, radiation patterns. Applications to noise control. Instruments. Pre: 375, EE 211; or consent.

ME 480 Thermofluid Measurements and Design (3)

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).

ME 481 Design Project I (4)

(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.

ME 482 Design Project II (3)

(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.

ME 485 System Engineering (3)

Will cover system engineering design, analysis, and development concepts, requirements derivation/management, and program management processes, such as risk identification/ management and fiscal/schedule tools. ME majors only. Senior standing or higher. A-F only. Pre: 213 (with a minimum grade of C).

ME 487 Pearl Harbor Co-op (3)

Provides real-world engineering experience through project assignment and working alongside a practicing engineer at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. ME majors only. Senior standing or higher. A-F only. Pre: (322, 341, 372, and 375) with a minimum grade of C.

ME 491 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering (3)

Specialized topics in thermosciences, mechanics, materials, systems, or design. Pre: consent.

ME 492 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering (3)

Specialized topics in thermosciences, mechanics, materials, systems, or design. Pre: consent.

ME 499 Project (V)

Investigation of advanced problems in mechanical engineering design or development. Student must find faculty sponsor before registering. A-F only. Pre: senior standing.

ME 610 Renewable Energy Engineering and Sustainability (3)

Analysis of principles of operation of renewable energy systems, and its interactions with sustainability. Fundamentals of renewable energy production, storage, and distribution. Pre: consent.

ME 611 Advanced Thermodynamics (3)

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.

ME 612 Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics (3)

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.

ME 615 Advanced Aerodynamics (3)

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.

ME 617 Thermal Environmental Engineering (3)

Physiological response to thermal environment, designs of passive and active cooling systems, student project. Pre: 417 or consent.

ME 618 Boiling and Two-Phase Flow (3)

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.

ME 620 Biological Fluid Mechanics (3)

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.

ME 621 Conduction Heat Transfer (3)

Steady and unsteady heat conduction with and without heat sources in solids. Analytical, numerical, graphical, analog methods for solving heat conduction problems. Pre: 422.

ME 622 Convection Heat Transfer (3)

Heat transfer in laminar and turbulent boundary layers. Analogy between heat, momentum, mass transfer. Pre: 422 and 626.

ME 623 Radiation Heat Transfer (3)

Radiant interchange among surfaces. Gaseous radiation. Combined conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer. Pre: 422 and senior standing.

ME 624 Microfluidics and Nanofluidics (3)

Introduction to fundamental understanding of fluid mechanics and transport phenomena at micro-nanoscale; electrokinetics; chemical separation; colloids and emulsions; biophysics; micro-nanofabrication.

ME 625 Numerical Methods in Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer (3)

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.

ME 626 Viscous Flows (3)

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.

ME 627 Environmental Heat, Mass, and Momentum Transfer (3)

Heat and mass transfer in Earth’s interior with applications to geothermal and petroleum reservoir engineering. Pre: 422 or consent.

ME 628 Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design (3)

Chemical kinetics with heat and mass transfer. Balance equations applied to selected ideal reactors. Departures from ideality. Pre: 422.

ME 629 Renewable Energy Engineering I: Biomass (3)

(1 Lec, 2 2-hr Lab) Experimental methods and theory of thermochemical biomass conversion: static and dynamic temperature and mass measurements, thermogravimetry, differential scanning calorimetry, GCMS and HPLC techniques. Pre: consent.

ME 630 Rheology (3)

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.

ME 631 Advanced Materials Science (3)

Properties of materials interpreted from the atomistic viewpoint. Crystal structure and defects. Thermodynamics of solids; phase transformations; experimental techniques. Pre: 331.

ME 632 Advanced Transport Phenomena (3)

Theory of momentum, heat, and mass transfer processes. Integral and differential conservation equations, constitutive laws, and interfacial boundary conditions. Dimensional analysis, perturbation theory, asymptotics, similarity, and Green’s function methodology. Applications to problems in engineering. Graduate students only. Pre: grade of C or better in 322 or 626, or consent.

ME 633 Li-ion Battery Mechanistic Modeling: Principles and State of the Art (3)

Electrochemistry, Li-ion batteries, electric vehicles, electrochemical grid storage. Repeatable one time. Engineering majors only. Pre: instructor consent.

ME 635 Corrosion Theory (3)

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.

ME 636 Fundamentals of Electrochemistry (3)

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.

ME 642 Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials (3)

Mechanical property tests. Stress concentrations. Fracture mechanics; applications to materials failures and to selection of materials; emphasis on mechanical engineering applications. Pre: consent.

ME 645 Clinically Driven Design and Development (3)

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.

ME 646 Mechanics and Design Composites (3)

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.

ME 647 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (3)

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.

ME 648 Nanosystems (3)

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

ME 650 Surface Phenomena (3)

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.

ME 651 Automatic Control (3)

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.

ME 652 Guidance, Navigation and Control (3)

Develop modern and advanced techniques in the design, development, and implementation of guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) systems for flight
vehicles and other controllable dynamical systems. Graduate students only. A-F only. Pre: grade of C or better in all of the following: ME 271 or CEE 271; ME 375; MATH 244 or MATH 253A; MATH 302 or MATH 307; or consent. (Fall only)

ME 657 Autonomous Marine Systems (3)

Identifies the unique challenges faced by autonomous underwater and surface vehicles, and analyzes approaches to address those challenges. Topics include hydrodynamic vehicle modeling, propeller theory, subsystem integration, and motion control strategies. Graduate students only. Pre: MATH 307 or MATH 311 (or equivalent), and EE 351 or ME 451 (or equivalent), or instructor consent. (Cross-listed as ORE 657)

ME 660 Introduction to Fuel Cell Technology (3)

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.

ME 661 Energy Transport and Conversion at the Nanoscale (3)

Basics of energy transport and conversion processes and emphasis on microscopic behaviors of energy carriers. Introduction to quantum mechanics and solid state physics. Graduate students only. Engineering majors only. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing or instructor consent. (Alt. years)

ME 662 Shape Memory Alloys–Constitutive Modeling, Dynamics, and Nonlinear Control (3)

Shape memory alloys; Shape Memory Effect (SME) and Superelasticity; hysteresis; applications in engineering, medical devices, and robotics; modeling and characterization; nonlineal control; finite element analyses. Engineering and computer science majors only. Graduate students only. (Fall only)

ME 671 Continuum Mechanics (3)

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)

ME 672 Finite Element Analysis (3)

Introduction to finite element analysis and design in mechanical engineering. Applications to machine design, vibrations, elasticity, heat transfer. Pre: 360, 371; or consent.

ME 678 Advanced Dynamics (3)

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.

ME 680 High Growth Entrepreneurship (V)

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)

ME 686 Air Pollution, Toxics, and Control (3)

Chemical mechanisms of formation and destruction of major air pollutants, transport phenomena, and health and environmental impacts. Evolution of source and control technologies. Current and pending regulations and policies. CE, EE, ME, and OE majors only. Pre: PHYS 170 and CHEM 171, or consent.

ME 691 Seminar (1)

Current problems in all branches of mechanical engineering. All graduate students are required to attend; registrants are expected to present talks. Pre: graduate standing.

ME 696 Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering (V)

Highly specialized topics in thermosciences, mechanics, materials, system, or design. Pre: consent.

ME 699 Directed Reading or Research (V)

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.

ME 700 Thesis Research (V)

Thesis for degree of MS in mechanical engineering. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: admission to candidacy and consent of thesis advisor.

ME 799 Directed Instruction (V)

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.

ME 800 Dissertation Research (V)

Research for doctoral dissertation. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: candidacy for PhD in mechanical engineering.