### Courses

#### Mechanical Engineering

- ME 20000 Thermodynamics I (3 cr.) Class 3. P: PHYS 15200. P or C: MATH 26100. First and second laws, entropy, reversible and irreversible processes, properties of pure substances. Application to engineering problems.
- ME 26200 Mechanical Design I (3 cr.) Class 2, Lab 2. P: ME 27000. P or C: ENGR 29700. The basic concepts of mechanical design are introduced with emphasis on use of computer-aided design techniques. Applications are chosen from the area of linkage and mechanism design. Lab involves implementation of computer techniques in solving mechanical design problems.
- ME 27000 Basic Mechanics I (3 cr.) Class 3. P: PHYS 15200. P or C: MATH 26100. Fundamental concepts of mechanics, force systems and couples, free body diagrams, and equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies. Distributed forces; centroids and centers of gravity of lines, areas, and volumes. Second moment of area, volumes, and masses. Principal axes and principal moments of inertia. Friction and the laws of dry friction. Application to structures and machine elements, such as bars, beams, trusses, and friction devices.
- ME 27200 Mechanics of Materials (4 cr.) Class 3, Lab 2. P: ME 27000. Analysis of stress and strain; equations of equilibrium and compatibility; stress/strain laws; extension, torsion, and bending of bars; membrane theory of pressure vessels; elastic stability; selected topics. Experiments include testing of mechanical properties and failure analysis.
- ME 27400 Basic Mechanics II (3 cr.) Class 3. P: 270. P or C: MATH 26600. Kinematics of particles in rectilinear and curvilinear motion. Kinetics of particles, Newton's second law, energy, and momentum methods. Systems of particles, kinematics and plane motion of rigid bodies, forces and accelerations, energy and momentum methods. Kinetics, equations of motions, energy and momentum methods for rigid bodies in three-dimensional motion. Application to projectiles, gyroscopes, machine elements, and other engineering systems.
- ME 29500 Engineering Topics (5 cr.) Topics of contemporary importance or of special interest that are outside the scope of the standard undergraduate curriculum can be offered temporarily under the selected topics category until the course receives a permanent number.
- ME 31000 Fluid Mechanics (4 cr.) Class 3, Lab 2. P: ME 20000 and MATH 26600. P or C: ME 27400. Continua, velocity fields, fluid statics, basic conservation laws for systems and control volumes, dimensional analysis. Euler and Bernoulli equations, viscous flows, boundary layers, flows in channels and around submerged bodies, and one-dimensional gas dynamics.
- ME 31400 Heat and Mass Transfer (4 cr.) Class 3, Lab 2. P: ME 31000. Fundamental principles of heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation; mass transfer by diffusion and convection. Application to engineering situations.
- ME 32600 Engineering Project Management (3 cr.) Class 3. P: Sophomore standing. Project management is an important skill that is needed in the private and public sectors as well as specialty businesses. This course explores the challenges facing today's project managers and provides a broad understanding of the project management environment focused on multiple aspects of the project.
- ME 32700 Engineering Economics (3 cr.) Class 3. P: Sophomore standing. Engineering economics is the application of economic techniques to the evaluation of design and engineering alternatives. The role of engineering economics is to assess the appropriateness of a given project, estimate its value, and justify it from an engineering standpoint. This course covers the time value of money and other cash-flow concepts, reviews economic practices and techniques used to evaluate and optimize engineering decisions, and discusses the principles of benefit-cost analysis.
- ME 33000 Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Systems (3 cr.) Class 3. P: ECE 20400 and MATH 26200 P or C:34000.Introduction to dynamic engineering systems; electrical, mechanical, fluid, and thermal components; linear system response; Fourier series and Laplace transform.
- ME 34000 Dynamic Systems and Measurements (3 cr.) Class 2, Lab 2. P or C: ME 33000 and STAT Elective. Modeling and formulation of differential equations for dynamic systems, including mechanical vibratory systems, thermal systems, fluid systems, electrical systems, and instrumentation systems. Analysis of dynamic systems and measuring devices including transient response and frequency response techniques, mechanical systems, transducers, and operational amplifiers. Consideration of readout devices and their responses to constant, transient, and steady-state sinusoidal phenomena. Calibration and data analysis techniques are introduced. Both analog and digital computation are included.
- ME 34400 Introduction to Engineering Materials (3 cr.) Class 3. P: Junior standing in engineering. Introduction to the structure and properties of engineering materials, including metals, alloys, ceramics, plastics, and composites. Characteristics and processing affecting behavior of materials in service.
- ME 37200 Mechanical Design II (4 cr.) Class 3, Lab 2. P: ME 26200, 27200, and 27400. Type and dimensional synthesis of mechanisms. Vector loop approach. Numerical methods and graphical techniques. Computer-aided design techniques. Cams and gears. Static and dynamic balancing. Strength design for mechanisms and robotics. Reliability principles.
- ME 39700 Selected Topics in Mechanical Engineering (0-6 cr.) P: Junior Standing and/or Consent of Instructor. Topics of contemporary importance or of special interest in Mechanical Engineering.
- ME 40100 Engineering Ethics and Professionalism (1 cr.) Class 1. P: Senior standing. Some ethical, social, political, legal, and ecological issues that a practicing engineer may encounter. Students may not receive credit for both ECE 40100 and ME 40100.
- ME 40200 Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System (3 cr.) Class 3. P: ME 27200. Mechanical design of organisms, with emphasis on the mechanics of the musculoskeletal system. Selected topics in prosthesis design and biomaterials; emphasis on the unique biological criteria that must be considered in biomechanical engineering design.
- ME 40500 Seminar &Fundamentals of Engineering Review (1 cr.) Class 1. P: ME 34400, 37200, and Senior Standing. P or C: ME 48200. A seminar series on mechanical engineering career options and guidance, professional development and licensing, and preparation for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination.
- ME 41400 Thermal-Fluid Systems Design (3 cr.) Class 3. P: ME 26200 and STAT Elective. P or C: ME 31400. Application of basic heat transfer and fluid flow concepts to design of the thermal-fluid systems. Emphasis on design theory and methodology. Design experience in thermal-fluid areas such as piping systems, heat exchangers, HVAC, and energy systems. Design projects are selected from industrial applications and conducted by teams.
- ME 43000 Power Engineering (3 cr.) Class 3. P: ME 20000. Rankine cycle analysis, fossil-fuel steam generators, energy balances, fans, pumps, cooling towers, steam turbines, availability (second law) analysis of power systems, energy management systems, and rate analysis.
- ME 43300 Principles of Turbomachinery (3 cr.) Class 3. P: ME 20000 and 31000. Unified treatment of principles underlying fluid mechanic design of hydraulic pumps, turbines, and gas compressors. Similarity and scaling laws. Cavitation. Analysis of radial and axial flow machines. Blade element performance. Radial equilibrium theory. Centrifugal pump design. Axial compressor design.
- ME 44600 CAD/CAM Theory and Application (3 cr.) Class 2, Lab 2, P: ME 26200, ENGR 19600, and ENGR 29700, or consent of instructor. Introduction to computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) theory and applications. Topics include CAD/CAM systems and integration, geometric modeling, process planning, and tool path generation, CAD/CAM interfacing with CNC (computer numerically controlled) machines, machining, and CNC programming. Projects involve CAD/CAM-based product development cycle. Hands-on experience is attained through laboratory experiment and actual CNC manufacturing.
- ME 45000 Introduction to Computer-Aided Engineering (3 cr.) Class 3. P: ME 26200 and 27200. Introduction to the use of finite element methods for analysis and design. Applications involving stress analysis and heat transfer of solids. The use of existing software and hardware for computer-aided engineering.
- ME 45800 Composite Materials (3 cr.) Class 3. P: ME 27200. Potential applications of composite materials. Basic concepts of fiber reinforced composites, manufacturing, micro and macro-mechanics, and static analysis of composite laminates. Performance (fatigue and fracture) and their application to engineering design.
- ME 46200 Capstone Design (4 cr.) Class 3. P: ME 34400 and 37200. P or C: ME 40500, 41400 and 48200. Concurrent engineering design concept is introduced. Application of the design is emphasized. Design problems from all areas of mechanical engineering are considered.
- ME 47200 Advanced Mechanics of Materials (3 cr.) Class 3. P: ME 27200 and MATH 26600. Studies of stresses and strains in three-dimensional elastic problems. Failure theories and yield criteria. Bending of curved beams. Torsion of bars with noncircular cross sections. Beams on elastic foundation. Energy methods. Selected topics. Students may not receive credit for both 47200 and 55000.
- ME 47400 Vibration Analysis (3 cr.) Class 3. P: ME 27200, 27400, and 33000. Introduction to simple vibratory motions, such as undamped and damped free and forced vibrations, vibratory systems with more than one degree of freedom, Coulomb damping, transverse vibration of beams, torsional vibration, critical speed of shafts, and applications.
- ME 48200 Control System Analysis and Design (3 cr.) Class 3. P: ME 34000 or equivalent. Classical feedback concepts, root locus, Bode and Nyquist techniques, state-space formulation, stability, design applications. Students may not receive credit for both 48200 and ECE 38200.
- ME 49100 Engineering Design Project (1-2 cr.) P: senior standing and consent of a faculty sponsor. The student selects an engineering design project and works under the direction of the faculty sponsor. Suitable projects may be from the local industrial, municipal, state, and educational communities. May be repeated for up to 4 credit hours.
- ME 49700 Selected Topics in Mechanical Engineering (1-6 cr.) Topics of contemporary importance or of special interest that are outside the scope of the standard undergraduate curriculum can be offered temporarily under the selected topics category until the course receives a permenant number.
- ME 50000 Advanced Thermodynamics (3 cr.) Class 3. P: ME 31000. The empirical, physical basis of the laws of thermodynamics. Availability concepts and applications. Properties and relations between properties in homogeneous and heterogeneous systems. The criteria of equilibrium. Application to a variety of systems and problems including phase and reaction equilibrium.
- ME 50400 Automotive Control (3 cr.) Class 3. P: ECE 38200 or ME 48200 or equivalent, and familiarity with MATLAB. Concepts of automotive control. Electro-mechanical systems that are controlled by electronic control modules via an appropriate algorithm (such as fuel injection timing control, emission control, transmission clutch control, anti-lock brake control, traction control, stability control, etc.). In-depth coverage on modeling and control of these automotive systems. MATLAB/SIMULINK modeling and simulation.
- ME 50500 Intermediate Heat Transfer (3 cr.) Class 3. P: ME 31400. Heat and mass transfer by diffusion in one-dimensional, two-dimensional, transient, periodic, and phase change systems. Convective heat transfer for external and internal flows. Similarity and integral solution methods. Heat, mass, and momentum analogies. Turbulence. Buoyancy-driven flows. Convection with phase change. Radiation exchange between surfaces and radiation transfer in absorbing-emitting media. Multimode heat transfer problems.
- ME 50900 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics (3 cr.) Class 3. P: ME 31000. Fluid properties, basic laws for a control volume, kinematics of fluid flow, dynamics of frictionless incompressible flow, basic hydrodynamics, equations of motion of viscous flow, viscous flow applications, boundary layer theory, wall turbulence, and lift and drag of immersed bodies.
- ME 51000 Gas Dynamics (3 cr.) Class 3. P: ME 31000. Flow of compressible fluids. One-dimensional flows including basic concepts, isentropic flow, normal and oblique shock waves, Rayleigh line, Fanno line, and simple waves. Multidimensional flows including general concepts, small perturbation theory for linearized flows, and method of characteristics for nonlinear flows.
- ME 52500 Combustion (3 cr.) Class 3. P: ME 31000 and CHEM-C 105. Physical and chemical aspects of basic combustion phenomena. Classification of flames. Measurement of laminar flame speeds. Factors influencing burning velocity. Theory of flame propagation. Flammability, chemical aspects, chemical equilibrium. Chain reactions. Calculation and measurement of flame temperature. Diffusion flames. Fuels. Atomization and evaporation of liquid fuels. Theories of ignition, stability, and combustion efficiency.
- ME 54200 Introduction to Renewable Energy (3 cr.) P: ME 31000 Class 3. This is an introductory course on renewable energy. The students will learn the fundamental principles of the various renewable energy options and their applications and costs. After taking this course, the students will be familiar with the economic and societal impact of renewable energy systems, and be able to participate in the design or selection of renewable energy systems.
- ME 54600 CAD/CAM Theory and Application (3 cr.) Class 2, Lab 2, P: ME 26200, ENGR 19600, and ENGR 29700, or consent of instructor. Introduction to computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) theory and applications. Topics include CAD/CAM systems and integration, geometric modeling, process planning, and tool path generation, CAD/CAM interfacing with CNC (computer numerically controlled) machines, machining, and CNC programming. Projects involve CAD/CAM-based product development cycle. Hands-on experience is attained through laboratory experiment and actual CNC manufacturing.
- ME 55000 Advanced Stress Analysis (3 cr.) Class 3. P: ME 27200 and MATH 26600. Studies of stresses and strains in three-dimensional problems. Failure theories and yield criteria. Stress function approach to two-dimensional problems. Bending of nonhomogeneous asymmetric curved beams. Torsion of bars with noncircular cross sections. Energy methods. Elastic stability. Introduction to plates. Students may not receive credit for both ME 47200 and ME 55000.
- ME 55100 Finite Element Analysis (3 cr.) Class 3. P: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Concepts of finite elements methods; formulations for different engineering problems and their applications. Variational methods, the finite element concept, and applications in stress analysis, dynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer.
- ME 55200 Advanced Applications of Finite Element Method (3 cr.) Class 3. P: ME 55100 or equivalent. Various algorithms for nonlinear and time-dependent problems in two and three dimensions. Emphasis on advanced applications with problems chosen from fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and solid mechanics areas. Independent project required.
- ME 55800 Composite Materials (3 cr.) Class 3. P: ME 27200. Potential applications of composite materials. Basic concepts of fiber-reinforced composites. Manufacturing, micro- and macro-mechanics, and static analysis of composite laminates. Performance (fatigue and fracture) and its application to engineering design.
- ME 56000 Kinematics (3 cr.) Class 3. P: 37200. Geometry of constrained-plane motion with application to linkage design. Type and number synthesis, size synthesis. Path curvature, inflection circle, cubic of stationary curvature. Finite displacements, three- and four-separated positions. Graphical, analytical, and computer techniques.
- ME 56200 Advanced Dynamics (3 cr.) Class 3. P: 372 or consent of instructor. Dynamics of multiple-degrees-of-freedom mechanical systems. Holonomic and nonholonomic constraints. Lagrange’s equations of motion. Hamilton’s principle for holonomic systems. Kinematics and kinetics of rigid-body motion, including momentum and energy methods, linearized equations of motion. Classification of vibratory systems: gyroscopic, circulatory forces. Stability of linear systems: divergence and flutter. Applications to gyroscopes, satellite dynamics, etc.
- ME 56300 Mechanical Vibrations (3 cr.) Sem. 1. Class 3. P: ME 27200, ME 27400 and ME 33000 or equivalent. Review of systems with one degree of freedom. Lagrange's equations of motion for multiple-degree-of-freedom systems. Matrix methods. Transfer functions for harmonic response, impulse response, and step response. Convolution integrals for response to arbitrary inputs. Principle frequencies and modes. Applications to critical speeds, measuring instruments, isolation, torsional systems. Nonlinear problems. Mechanics staff.
- ME 56900 Mechanical Behavior of Materials (3 cr.) Class 3. P: 34400 or equivalent. How loading and environmental conditions can influence the behavior of materials in service. Elastic and plastic behavior, fracture, fatigue, low- and high-temperature behavior. Introduction to fracture mechanics. Emphasis is on methods of treating these conditions in design.
- ME 58100 Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering (3 cr.) Class 3. P: ME 31400 and 37200. The solution to problems arising in mechanical engineering using numerical methods. Topics include nonlinear algebraic equations, sets of linear algebraic equations, eigenvalue problems, interpolation, curve fitting, ordinary differential equations, and partial differential equations. Applications include fluid mechanics, gas dynamics, heat and mass transfer, thermodynamics, vibrations, automatic control systems, kinematics, and design.
- ME 59700 Selected Topics in Mechanical Engineering (0-6 cr.) Topics of contemporary importance or of special interest that are outside the scope of the standard graduate curriculum can be offered temporarily under the selected topics category until the course receives a permanent number.
- ME 61400 Computational Fluid Dynamics (3 cr.) Class 3. P: ME 58100 or equivalent; ME 50900 or 51000 or equivalent; or consent of instructor. Application of finite difference methods, finite element methods, and the method of characteristics for the numerical solution of fluid dynamics problems. Incompressible viscous flows: vorticity transport equation, stream function equation, and boundary conditions. Compressible flows: treatment of shocks, implicit and explicit artificial viscosity techniques, and boundary conditions. Computational grids.
- ME 69700 Mechanical Engineering Projects II (1-6 cr.) P: Graduate Standing Individual advanced study in various fields of mechanical engineering. May be repeated for up to 6 credit hours.
- ME 69800 Research (M.S. Thesis) (1-6 cr.) P: M.S. student standing with thesis option. Research credit for students in M.S. thesis option.
- ME 69900 Research (Ph.D. Thesis) (1-6 cr.) P: Ph.D. student standing. Research credit for Ph.D. thesis.
- ENGR 20000 Cooperative Education Practice I (1 cr.) Semester of external career related experiences designed to enhance the student's preparedness for entering an initial or second career. *A minimum of 10 weeks and 200 horus are required for credit.
- ENGR 20010 Career Enrichment Internship I (1 cr.) Semester of external career related experiences designed to enhance the student's preparedness for entering an initial or second career. *A minimum of 10 weeks and 200 hours are required for credit.
- ENGR 25000 Cooperative Education Practice II (1 cr.) Semester of external career related experiences designed to enhance the student's preparedness for entering an initial or second career. *A minimum of 10 weeks and 200 hours are required for credit.
- ENGR 25010 Career Enrichment Internship II (1 cr.) Semester of external career related experiences designed to enhance the student's preparedness for entering an initial or second career. *A minimum of 10 weeks and 200 hours are required for credit.
- ENGR 30000 Cooperative Education Practice III (1 cr.) Semester of external career related experiences designed to enhance the student's preparedness for entering an initial or second career. *A minimum of 10 weeks and 200 hours are required for credit.
- ENGR 30010 Career Enrichment Internship III (1 cr.) Semester of external career related experiences designed to enhance the student's preparedness for entering an initial or second career. *A minimum of 10 weeks and 200 hours are required for credit.