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M E 123 Introduction to Visualization and Computer-Aided Design (4) VLPA/NW Adee
Methods of depicting three-dimensional objects and communicating design information. Development of three-dimensional skills through freehand sketching and computer-aided design using parametric solid modeling. Offered: AWSpS.
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M E 124 Visualization and Computer-Aided Design Laboratory (2) VLPA/NW Adee
Methods of depicting three-dimensional objects and communicating design information. Development of three-dimensional visualization skills through computer-aided design using parametric solid modeling. Offered: AWSpS.
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M E 230 Kinematics and Dynamics (4) NW Fabien
Kinematics of particles, systems of particles, and rigid bodies; moving reference frames; kinetics of particles, systems of particles, and rigid bodies; equilibrium, energy, linear momentum, angular momentum. Prerequisite: A A 210.
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M E 323 Engineering Thermodynamics (5) Kramlich
Engineering thermodynamics, including thermodynamic concepts and properties, the first and second laws of thermodynamics, energy conversion, refrigeration, humidification, and combustion. Engineering design applications. Prerequisite: either CHEM 142 or CHEM 144; MATH 126; PHYS 121.
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M E 331 Introduction to Heat Transfer (4) Emery
Study of heat transfer by conduction, radiation, and convection; elementary heat-exchanger design. Prerequisite: either M E 333 or CEE 342.
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M E 333 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics (5) Riley
Introduction to the basic fluid laws and their application. Conservation equations, dynamic similarity, potential flow, boundary-layer concepts, effects of friction, compressible flow, fluid machinery, measurement techniques. Prerequisite: AMATH 301; M E 323; either MATH 307 or AMATH 351.
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M E 341 Energy and Environment (3) NW
Energy use. Fossil energy conversion. Oil, gas, coal resources. Air impacts. Nuclear energy principles, reactors, fuel cycle. Prerequisite: either MATH 112, MATH 124, or Q SCI 291; either CHEM 120, CHEM 142, CHEM 144, PHYS 114, or PHYS 121. Offered: jointly with CHEM E 341/ENVIR 341; A.
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M E 354 Mechanics of Materials Laboratory (5) Tuttle
Properties and behavior of engineering materials including stress-strain relations, strength, deformation mechanisms, strength, deformation, fracture, creep, and cyclic fatigue. Introduces experimental techniques common to structural engineering, interpretation of experimental data, comparison of measurements to numerical/analytical predictions, and formal, engineering report writing. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: MSE 170, CEE 220.
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M E 355 Introduction to Manufacturing Processes (4) Ramulu
Study of manufacturing processes, including interrelationships between the properties of the material, the manufacturing process, and the design of components. Interpretation of experimental data, comparison of measurements to numerical/analytical predictions, and formal, engineering report writing. Prerequisite: M E 354.
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M E 356 Machine Design Analysis (4) Chung
Analysis, design, and selection of mechanical and electromechanical subsystems and elements, such as gears, linkages, cams, motors, and bearings. Prerequisite: M E 354.
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M E 373 Introduction to System Dynamics (5) Garbini
Mathematical modeling, analysis, and design of physical dynamic systems involving energy storage and transfer by lumped-parameter linear elements. Time-domain response by analytical methods and numeric simulation. Laboratory experiments. Prerequisite: either AMATH 351 or MATH 307; either AMATH 352 or MATH 308; E E 215; M E 230.
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M E 374 Systems Dynamic Analysis and Design (5) Garbini
Extension of M E 373. Frequency response analysis, generalized impedance concepts and applications, Fourier series analysis and Laplace transform techniques. Modeling and analysis of electromechanical actuators and rotating machinery. Laboratory experiments and design projects. Prerequisite: AMATH 301; M E 373.
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M E 395 Introduction to Mechanical Design (4) Cooper
Design process and methodology; decision making; optimization techniques; project planning; engineering economics; probabilistic and statistical aspects of mechanical design; ethical and legal issues. Prerequisite: M E 123; M E 323; IND E 315 or MATH 390/STAT 390 either of which may be taken concurrently.
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M E 406 Corrosion and Surface Treatment of Materials (3) Sandwith
Corrosion fundamentals and forms (galvanic, crevice, pitting, stress corrosion, erosion, hydrogen, and leaching). Principles of design, materials selection, cathodic protection and surface treatments (coatings, carburizing, nitriding, and plating) applied to reduce corrosion. Failure analysis applied to case studies.
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M E 409 Introduction to Numerical Control and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (3) Ramulu
Control system fundamentals, numerical control (NC) machine control systems, and the design aspect of NC machine tools, programming methods of NC machines, computer-aided manufacturing, CNC, DNC, and process optimization. Prerequisite: M E 355 which may be taken concurrently.
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M E 410 Nanodevices: Design and Manufacture (3) Chung
Examines design, fabrication, and manufacture of nano devices with state-of-the-art nanotechnology. Covers classification and selection of nanoscale materials and manufacturing methods: Includes nanodevice design projects. Offered: A.
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M E 411 Biological Frameworks for Engineers (3) Sniadecki
Introduces the fundamentals of biology for an engineer. Covers mechanisms and biomechanics of DNA, proteins, cells, connective tissue, musculoskeletal tissue, and cardiovascular tissue, integration principles of living systems, structure-function relationships, and techniques to study biology and medicine, and tissue engineering. Offered: A.
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M E 415 Sustainability and Design for Environment (3) Cooper
Analysis and design of technology systems within the context of the environment, economy, and society. Applies the concepts of resource conservation, pollution prevention, life cycle assessment, and extended product responsibility. Examines the practice, opportunities, and role of engineering, management, and public policy. Offered: jointly with CEE 495/ENVIR 415.
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M E 425 HVAC Engineering (4) Emery
Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning of built environment. Human comfort, psychometric processes, load computations, fluid distribution, and controls. Design analysis of HVAC system is taught in the lectures and applied in the class project. Prerequisite: M E 323; M E 331.
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M E 426 Sustainable Energy Design (3) Malte
Energy systems with renewable energy and efficient use of energy. Project-based learning: analysis, systems engineering, design, component characteristics, and environmental impacts. Prerequisite: M E 333.
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M E 430 Advanced Energy Conversion Systems (4) Kramlich
Advanced and renewable energy conversion systems and technologies are treated. Included are high efficiency combined cycles; renewable energy conversion involving solar, wind, and biomass; direct energy conversion and fuel cells; and nuclear energy. Environmental consequences of energy conversion and environmental control are discussed. Prerequisite: M E 323.
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M E 431 Advanced Fluid Mechanics (4) Mescher
Advanced topics in fluid mechanics, including kinematics, potential theory and vortex dynamics, viscous flow, turbulence, experimental and numerical methods, and design. Prerequisite: M E 333.
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M E 433 Turbomachinery (4) Aliseda
Thermodynamics, gas dynamics, and fluid mechanics of axial and centrifugal compressors, pumps, and turbines. Selection of components for engineering applications. Design problems and/or laboratory experiments to illustrate operating characteristics of turbomachines.
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M E 440 Advanced Mechanics of Materials and Solids (3)
Study of mechanics of deformable bodies, including three-dimensional stress and strain tensors and their transformations. Equations of compatibility, continuity and equilibrium. Elastic constants. Failure criteria including fracture, yield, and instability. Deflection relations for complex loading and shapes. Indeterminate problems. Design applications and numerical methods. Prerequisite: M E 354.
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M E 442 Renewable Energy (4) NW P. MALTE
Introduction to renewable energy. Principles and practices: solar, wind, water, and biomass energy conversion. Prerequisite: either M E 323, CHEM E 325, A A 260, or E E 351. Offered: jointly with CHEM E 442; W.
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M E 445 Introduction to Biomechanics (4) J. SANDERS
Presents the mechanical behavior of tissues in the body and the application to design of prostheses. Tissues studies include bone, skin, fascia, ligaments, tendons, heart valves, and blood vessels. Discussion of the structure of these tissues and their mechanical response to different loading configurations. An important part of the class is a final project. Offered: jointly with BIOEN 440; Sp.
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M E 450 Introduction to Composite Materials and Design (3) Tuttle
Stress and strain analysis of continuous fiber composite materials. Orthotropic elasticity, lamination theory, failure criterion, and design philosophies, as applied to structural polymeric composites. Recommended: MSE 475.
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M E 459 Introduction to Fracture Mechanics (3) Ramulu
Deformation processes leading to fracture, and linear elastic fracture mechanics. Fatigue crack propagation. Fracture control and failure analysis. Prerequisite: M E 354; M E 356.
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M E 460 Kinematics and Linkage Design (3) Ganter
Synthesis of linkage-type mechanisms using graphical and computer methods.
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M E 461 Mechanics of Thin Films (3) Wang
Provides an overview of the thin film deposition processes; the stress and microstructure development during film growth; the mechanisms of adhesion; delamination and fracture; and the state-of-the-art characterization techniques for the microstructure and mechanical properties of thin films, coatings, and nanomaterials. Offered: A.
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M E 468 Air-Pollution Control Equipment Design (3)
Designs to control air pollutants from stationary sources. Procedures for calculating design and operating parameters. Fundamental mechanisms and processes of gaseous and particulate control equipment for absorption and adsorption of gaseous pollutants; electrostatic precipitation and filtration of particulate pollutants. Actual case studies. Offered: jointly with CEE 494/CHEM E 468.
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M E 469 Applications of Dynamics in Engineering (4) Storti
Application of the principles of dynamics to selected engineering problems, such as suspension systems, gyroscopes, electromechanical devices. Includes introduction to energy methods, Hamilton's principle and Lagrange equations, and the design of dynamic system. Prerequisite: M E 374.
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M E 470 Mechanical Vibrations (3) Reinhall
Single-degree-of-freedom linear systems techniques. Matrix techniques for multi-degree-of-freedom linear systems. Applications in vibration isolation, transmission, and absorption problems and instrumentation. Prerequisite: M E 373.
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M E 471 Automatic Control (4) Berg
Dynamic system modeling; control system stability and performance analysis; compensator design by Bode and root-locus methods. Prerequisite: M E 374.
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M E 473 Instrumentation (4) Garbini
Principles and practice of industrial and laboratory measurement. Dynamics of instrument response; generalized performance analysis of sensor systems; theory of transducers for motion, force, pressure, flow, and other measurements. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: M E 374.
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M E 477 Embedded Computing in Mechanical Systems (4) Garbini
Analysis of electromechanical systems employing microcomputers for control or data acquisition. Microcomputer architecture, memory organization, C language programming, interfaces, and communications. Particular emphasis on design of hardware and software interfaces for real-time interaction with mechanical systems. Weekly laboratory. Prerequisite: M E 374.
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M E 478 Finite Element Analysis (4) Reinhall
Development of theory and concepts of finite element analysis. Applications in all areas of mechanical engineering, including mechanics of solids, heat transfer, and design of dynamical systems. Weekly computer exercises. Prerequisite: M E 123; M E 374; either MATH 308 or AMATH 352.
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M E 480 Introduction to Computer-Aided Technology (4) Ganter
Principles of computer-aided technology. Computer-aided design, engineering, drafting, and manufacturing; computer-aided design systems, geometry, computer graphics, hardware, computer-aided vehicle/system design synthesis. System demonstrations, laboratories, and site visits. Prerequisite: M E 123; AMATH 301.
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M E 481 Internal Combustion Engines (4) Kramlich, Malte
Internal combustion engines including spark and compression ignition piston engines, with focus on engine performance and the thermodynamics, combustion, emissions, and efficiency of engines. Impact of greenhouse gas constraints on engines. Prerequisite: either M E 323, A A 260, or CHEM E 325.
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M E 485 Introduction to Electronic Packaging and Materials (3) Taya
The governing equations of transport phenomena: mechanical, thermal, and electromagnetic behavior, thermomechanical and electromagnetic properties of packaging materials, electromagnetic characteristics of circuit and transmission lines, thermal management and reliability analysis of packaging, interconnect and material processing technology. Prerequisite: MSE 170. Offered: jointly with MSE 485; AW.
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M E 487 Laboratory in Electronic Packaging and Materials (1) Taya, Stoebe
Laboratory course to accompany M E 485 Experiments related to design, processing and reliability of electronic packaging used in consumer electronics. Co-requisite: M E 485. Offered: jointly with MSE 487.
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M E 494 Mechatronics Design Preparation (1) Garbini
Design laboratory preparation. Covers the development of functional specifications; exploration of prior art; static and dynamic modeling. Prerequisite: M E 471; M E 473. Offered: W.
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M E 495 Mechanical Engineering Design (4) Cooper
Design laboratory involving the identification and synthesis of engineering factors to plan and achieve specific project goals. Current literature and prerequisite texts used as reference sources. Prerequisite: M E 395.
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M E 496 Technology-Based Entrepreneurship (3) Furness
Concentrates on hands-on aspects of innovation and entrepreneurial enterprise development. Examines relationships between innovation, iterative prototyping, and marketing testing. Students identify market opportunities, create new technology-based products and services to satisfy customer needs, and construct and test prototypes. Offered: jointly with IND E 496.
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M E 498 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering (1-5, max. 6)
Lecture and/or laboratory. Maximum of 6 credits may be applied toward an undergraduate degree.
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M E 499 Special Projects (2-5, max. 6)
Written report required.
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M E 500 Advanced Composite Structural Analysis (3)
Covers advanced stress analysis methods for composite structures made of beams, laminates, sandwich plates, and thin shells; stress and buckling analyses of solid and thin-walled composite beams; shear deformable theory for bending of thick laminated plates; and stress and fracture mechanics analysis of bonded joints. Prerequisite: A A 532. Offered: jointly with A A 535; Sp, odd years.
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M E 501 Modern Manufacturing Processes (3) Ramulu
General survey and introduction to modern manufacturing engineering processes. Fundamental principles and practices of modern manufacturing processes. Case studies and exercises relating the course material directly to modern industrial practice. Offered: A.
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M E 503 Continuum Mechanics (3)
Reviews concepts of motion, stress, energy for a general continuum; conservation of mass, momentum, and energy; and the second law; constitutive equations for linear/nonlinear elastic, viscous/inviscid fluids, and general materials; and examples/solutions for solid/fluid materials. Offered: jointly with A A 503; A.
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M E 504 Introduction to Microelectro Mechanical Systems (4)
Theoretical and practical aspects in design, analysis, and fabrication of MEMS devices. Fabrication processes, including bulk and surface micromachining. MEMS design and layout. MEMS CAD tools. Mechanical and electrical design. Applications such as micro sensors and actuators, or chemical and thermal transducers, recent advances. Offered: jointly with E E 502/MSE 504.
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M E 505 Computer Integrated Manufacturing (3)
Design and analysis of advanced manufacturing systems from a strategic as well as technological perspective. Focus on information generation, management, and coordination aspects of complex manufacturing organizations. Examination of system integration alternatives and consequences for relationships with customers and suppliers. Prerequisite: IND E 431 or equivalent. Offered: jointly with IND E 531.
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M E 507 Fluid Mechanics (3)
Covers inviscid and viscous imcompressible flows, exact solutions of laminar flows, creeping flows, boundary layers, free-shear flows, vorticity equation, and introduction to vortex dynamics. Offered: jointly with A A 507; W.
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M E 508 Theory and Design for Mechanical Measurements (3)
Fundamental concepts of mechanical measurements, principles of sensors and transducers, signal conditioning and data acquisition, advanced experiment planning and analysis, and applications in mechanical engineering.
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M E 510 Mathematical Foundations of Systems Theory (4)
Mathematical foundations for system theory presented from an engineering viewpoint. Includes set theory; functions, inverse functions; metric spaces; finite dimensional linear spaces; linear operators on finite dimensional spaces; projections on Hilbert spaces. Applications to engineering systems stressed. Offered: jointly with A A 510/CHEM E 510/E E 510.
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M E 511 Biological Frameworks for Engineers (3) Sniadecki
Introduces the fundamentals of biology for an engineer. Covers mechanisms and biomechanics of DNA, proteins, cells, connective tissue, musculoskeletal tissue, and cardiovascular tissue, integration principles of living systems, structure-function relationships, and techniques to study biology and medicine, and tissue engineering. Offered: A.
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M E 515 Life Cycle Assessment (3) Cooper
Presents and discusses the computation structure and data sources for environmental Life Cycle Assessment. Uses Life Cycle Assessment to analyze materials, products, and services. The analysis either identifies opportunities for improvements or selects a superior alternative on the basis of pollution prevention and resource conservation. Offered: W.
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M E 520 Seminar (-1, max. 6)
Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
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M E 521 Thermodynamics (3) Kramlich
Fundamental concepts of temperature, thermodynamic properties, and systems. The first, second, and combined laws. Development of the relations of classical thermodynamics. Introduction to statistical thermodynamics. Prerequisite: M E 323 and graduate standing in mechanical engineering or permission of instructor. Offered: A.
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M E 522 Thermodynamics (3) Malte
Topics from statistical thermodynamics, including the Boltzmann, Bose-Einstein, and Fermi-Dirac statistics. Solutions of the Schrodinger wave equation and evaluation of the partition function for translation, rotation, and vibration. Prerequisite: M E 521 or permission of instructor.
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M E 523 Energy and Environment Seminar (1, max. 20) Malte
Student discussions of topics in combustion science and technology, alternative fuels, renewable energy, environmental consequences of energy conversion, and design for environment. Also, presentations by outside experts. May be repeated for credit. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
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M E 524 Combustion (3) Kramlich
Chemical and physical processes of combustion with applications to design of combustors, fuel selection, and consideration of environmental effects. Prerequisite: graduate standing in mechanical engineering or permission of instructor. Offered: Sp, odd years.
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M E 525 Applied Acoustics I (3) Dahl, Reinhall
Introduces acoustics through various applications such as medical ultrasound, underwater sound, noise control and vibrations. Includes linear acoustics, wave equation, planewave solutions, acoustics scales; reflection, refraction, scattering and diffraction, acoustic sources, radiation form transmission through plates. Prerequisite: graduate standing in Engineering, allied field, or permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.
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M E 526 Special Topics in Acoustics (3) Dahl, Reinhall
Advanced study of special topics in acoustics, such as medical ultrasound, underwater sound, noise control and vibrations. Prerequisite: ME 525, or permission of instructor. Offered: A.
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M E 527 Musculoskeletal Biomechanics (4) R. CHING
Engineering principles and mechanics applied to the musculoskeletal system including structure-function property relationships of musculoskeletal tissues, the biomechanics of joint systems, and applications of biomechanics in industry and research. Offered: jointly with BIOEN 520; W.
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M E 528 Acoustics of Environmental Noise (4)
Offered: jointly with CEE 554.
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M E 529 Advanced Energy Conservation Systems (4) Kramlich
Covers advanced energy conversion systems and technologies, including high efficiency combined cycles, advanced rankine, integrated gasification combined cycle, nuclear, biomass thermal conversion, and fuels cells. Discusses environmental consequences. Offered: A.
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M E 530 Radiative Heat Transfer (3) Mescher
Covers black and gray body radiation, radiative material properties, radiation exchange between surfaces, radiation in participating media, and combined radiation with conduction or convection. Offered: W.
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M E 531 Conductive Heat Transfer (3)
Analysis of steady-state and transient heat conduction in single- and multidimensional systems by mathematical, graphical, numerical, and analogical methods. Prerequisite: graduate standing in mechanical engineering or permission of instructor.
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M E 532 Convective Heat Transfer (3) Kramlich
Introduction to fluid flow and boundary-layer theory as applicable to forced- and natural-convection heat transfer. Condensation and boiling heat transfer. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.
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M E 534 Fluid Mechanics II (3) Riley
Review of basic principles, some exact solutions and their interpretation, waves (water waves, sound waves, shock waves), boundary layers, jets and wakes, flow stability, turbulence, applications. Prerequisite: M E 507 or permission of instructor. Offered: W.
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M E 535 Computational Techniques in Mechanical Engineering (3) Emery
Advanced heat transfer studies of interest to mechanical engineers. Subject coverage varies from year to year. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.
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M E 536 Micro and Nanoscale Fluid Transport Phenomena (3) Posner, Shen
Focuses on fundamental fluid transport physics at the micro/ and nanometer scale for applications in micro/nanofluidic devices. Presents the core concepts of low-Reynolds number Newtonian fluid mechanics; mass transfer; charged double layers; electrokinetically driven flow and transport; and surface tension. Discusses state of the art micro and nanoscale total analytical devices. Offered: WSp.
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M E 537 Topics in Fluid Mechanics (3)
Selected fluid mechanics relevant to current advances in research and application. Topics selected vary with faculty and student interest, but have included flow stability, special topics in turbulence, and turbulent reacting flows.
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M E 539 Renewable Energy I (4) Malte
Renewable energy, principles and practices of energy conversion, with focus on solar energy and bio-energy. Offered: W.
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M E 540 Renewable Energy II (3) Malte
Explores renewable energy, principles and practices of energy conversion, focusing on wind and hydrokinetic energy. Offered: Sp.
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M E 541 Fatigue of Materials (3) Ramulu
Macro and micro aspects of fatigue of metals and fatigue mechanisms. Analytical methods for fatigue and life assessment in advanced materials. Offered: W.
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M E 543 Fluid Turbulence (3)
Methods of characterizing fluid turbulence; probability concepts; spatial and temporal velocity correlations; spectral energy transfer; turbulent diffusion; isotropic turbulence and Kolmogoroff's hypothesis; Taylor's hypothesis; hot-wire measurement techniques. Prerequisite: 3 credits of graduate level fluid mechanics or permission of instructor. Offered: W, even years.
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M E 544 Advanced Turbulence Modeling Techniques (3) Riley
The Reynolds stress transport equations; plane homogeneous shear flow; modeling the pressure-strain, diffusion, and dissipation rate correlation tensors; one and two-equation turbulence models; near-wall turbulence and wall functions; limitations of length scale and eddy viscosity modeling. Prerequisite: 3 credits of turbulence-related coursework. Offered: Sp, even years.
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M E 546 Micro-Scale Heat Transfer (3) Mescher
Covers advanced heat conduction and radiation principles, emphasizing micro-scale applications. Offered: Sp, odd years.
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M E 547 Linear Systems Theory (4)
Linearity, linearization, finite dimensionality, time-varying vs. time-invariant linear systems, interconnection of linear systems, functional/structural descriptions of linear systems, system zeros and invertibility, linear system stability, system norms, state transition, matrix exponentials, controllability and observability, realization theory. Recommended: either A A 447, E E 447, or M E 471. Offered: jointly with A A 547/E E 547.
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M E 548 Linear Multivariable Control (3)
Introduction to MIMO systems, successive single loop design comparison, Lyapunov stability theorem, full state feedback controller design, observer design, LQR problem statement, design, stability analysis, and tracking design. LQG design, separation principle, stability robustness. Prerequisite: A A 547/E E 547/M E 547. Offered: jointly with A A 548/E E 548.
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M E 549 Estimation and System Identification (3)
Fundamentals of state estimation for linear and nonlinear systems. Discrete and continuous systems. Probability and stochastic systems theory. Models with noise. Kalman-Bucy filters, extended Kalman filters, recursive estimation. Numerical issues in filter design and implementation. Prerequisite: either A A 547, E E 547, or M E 547. Offered: jointly with A A 549/E E 549.
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M E 550 Nonlinear Optimal Control (3)
Calculus of variations for dynamical systems, definition of the dynamic optimization problem, constraints and Lagrange multipliers, the Pontryagin Maximum Principle, necessary conditions for optimality, the Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation, singular arc problems, computational techniques for solution of the necessary conditions. Recommended: A A 548/E E 548. Offered: jointly with A A 550/E E 550.
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M E 551 Elasticity I: Elastostatics (3) Taya
Elastostatics, including general formulations of 2D and 3D elastostatic problems (stress function method, complex variable method, displacement potential method). Eshelby's method is emphasized and used to solve 2D and 3D problems with special application to composite materials. Offered: W.
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M E 552 Viscoelasticity and Plasticity (3) Taya
Covers viscoelasticity, including the stress-strain equations in terms of convolution integral, Fourier transform, and Laplace transform modes. Plasticity focuses on generalized plastic behavior.
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M E 553 Adhesion Mechanics (3) Tuttle
Introduction to adhesive systems and test/evaluation techniques. Stress/strain analysis methods used with adhesive joints. Examples of practical applications. Prerequisite: graduate student status or permission of instructor. Offered: Sp, even years.
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M E 555 Thermoelasticity (3) Emery
Basic equations of thermoelasticity for isotropic elastic solids. Analysis of disks, cylinders, spheres, beams, and plates under steady temperature and sudden and slow heating and cooling. Introduction to thermoelastic stability. Prerequisite: M E 551 or permission of instructor.
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M E 556 Experimental Stress Analysis I (3) Tuttle
Theory and practice of experimental techniques including strain gages and strain gage-based devices, thermocouples, LVDTs, and transducer design. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Offered: A.
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M E 557 Experimental Stress Analysis II (3) Tuttle
Theory and practice of optical mechanics, including interferometric techniques (moire and holographic), geometric moir methods, and photoelasticity. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Offered: W, even years.
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M E 559 Introduction to Fracture Mechanics (3) Ramulu
Applications of linear fracture mechanics to failure analysis and fracture control based on actual case studies. Fracture toughness and fatigue testing techniques, crack initiation, and propagation fatigue life prediction of mechanical components subjected to environmental effects. Offered: W.
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M E 561 Mechanics of Thin Films (3) Wang
Provides an overview of the thin film deposition processes; the stress and microstructure development during film growth; the mechanisms of adhesion; delamination and fracture; and the state-of-the-art characterization techniques for the microstructure and mechanical properties of thin films, coatings, and nanomaterials. Offered: A.
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M E 562 Introduction to Electronic Composites (3) Taya
Fundamentals of microstructure-macro-property relation of electronic composites. This course covers applications (computers, laser packages, medical devices, MEMS, avionics), functions (mechanical, thermal, electromagnetic, and optical), microstructure-macro-property relations, processing issues, and modeling of electronic composites. Recommended: M E 450 or MSE 475. Offered: jointly with MSE 562; Sp.
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M E 563 Advanced Composites: Design and Manufacturing (3)
Manufacturing and processing techniques of metal-, polymer-, and ceramic-matrix composites; design considerations related to manufacturing techniques; non-destructive testing of composite structures. Fiber-matrix interfacial features and interactions. Interfacial thermodynamics applied to selection of fiber-matrix combinations. Prerequisite: MSE 475 or M E 450 or equivalent by permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with MSE 563; Sp.
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M E 564 Mechanical Engineering Analysis (3) Storti
Application of mathematical methods to the description and analysis of systems in mechanical engineering. Analogies in heat transfer, fluid flow, stress distribution, dynamics, and feedback control. Prerequisite: graduate standing in mechanical engineering or permission of instructor. Offered: A.
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M E 565 Mechanical Engineering Analysis (3) Storti
Applications of vectors, matrices, and partial differential equations to mechanical engineering systems, including computational techniques and analogies. Prerequisite: graduate standing in mechanical engineering or permission of instructor. Offered: W.
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M E 568 Active and Sensing Materials (3) Taya
Fundamental knowledge of the nano-structure property relations of active and sensing materials, and their devices. Examples of the active and sensing materials include: shape memory alloys (SMAs), ferromagnetic SMAs, ferroelectric, pyroelectric and piezoelectric materials, thermoelectrics, electroactive and conducting polymers, photoactive polymers, photovoltaics, and electrochromic materials. Offered: jointly with MSE 568; Sp.
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M E 570 Manifolds and Geometry for Systems and Control (3)
Introduction to fundamentals of calculus on manifolds and group theory with applications in robotics and control theory. Topics include: manifolds, tangent spaces and bundles, Lie groups and algebras, coordinate vs. coordinate-free representations. Applications from physics, robotics, and control theory. Offered: jointly with A A 570/E E 570; W, even years.
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M E 572 Methodologies for Engineering Design: Conceptual Design (3) Kumar
Methodologies particularly useful in the conceptual or preliminary phase of a design. The design process. Impact of formulating independent functional requirements. Physical and functional coupling in design. Case studies in conceptual design of products and processes. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Offered: W, even years.
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M E 578 Optimization in System Sciences (3)
Covers convex sets, separation theorems, theorem of alternatives and their applications, convex analysis, convex functions, conjugation, subgradients, convex optimization, duality and applications, linear and semi-definite programming. Linear matrix inequalities, optimization algorithms, applications in system theory and control, bilinear, rank minimization, optimization software. Recommended: A A 547/M E 547/E E 547. Offered: jointly with A A 578/E E 578; W.
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M E 580 Geometric Methods for Non-Linear Control Systems (3)
Analysis and design of nonlinear control systems focusing on differential geometric methods. Topics include controllability, observability, feedback linearization, invariant distributions, and local coordinate transformations. Emphasis on systems evolving on Lie groups and linearly uncontrollable systems Prerequisite: A A 570/E E 570/M E 570. Offered: jointly with A A 580/E E 580; Sp, even years.
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M E 581 Digital Control (3) Chizeck
Sampled-data systems, and z-transform. Frequency domain properties. Sampling D/A and A/D conversion. Controller design via discrete-time equivalents, direct methods, state feedback and observers. Quantization effects. LQR control and introduction to LQG optimal control. Prerequisite: E E 548/A A 548/ M E 548. Offered: jointly with A A 581/E E 581; W.
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M E 582 Introduction to Discrete Event Systems (3) Berg
Modeling DES with automata and Petri nets. Languages. State estimation and diagnostics. Control specifications. Feedback control. Dealing with uncontrollability and unobservability. Dealing with blocking. Timed automata and Petri nets. Prerequisite: A A 447/E E 447/ M E 471. Offered: jointly with A A 582/E E 582; Sp, even years.
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M E 583 Nonlinear Control Systems (3)
Analysis of nonlinear systems and nonlinear control system design. Phase plane analysis. Lyapunov stability analysis. Describing functions. Feedback linearization. Introduction to variable structure control. Prerequisite: A A 447/E E 447/M E 471. Offered: jointly with A A 583/E E 583.
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M E 585 System Identification and Adaptive Control (3)
Theory and methods of system identification and adaptive control. Identification of linear-in-parameter systems, using recursive LS and extended LS methods; model order selection. Indirect and direct adaptive control. Controller synthesis, transient and stability properties. Recommended: A A 547/E E 547/M E 547. Offered: jointly with A A 585/E E 585.
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M E 588 Dynamics and Vibrations (3) Shen
Variational techniques, Hamilton's principle, Lagrange's equations applied to dynamics of particles and rigid bodies. Vibration analysis of multi-degree-of-freedom and continuous systems. Prerequisite: graduate standing in engineering or permission of instructor. Offered: A.
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M E 589 Vibrations (3) Storti
Study of systems with nonlinear damping and restoring forces excited by deterministic or random inputs. Applications in measurement, testing, and design of mechanical systems. Nonlinear systems are emphasized. Prerequisite: M E 588 or permission of instructor. Offered: W, even years.
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M E 591 Robotics and Control Systems Colloquium (1, max. 30)
Colloquium on current topics in robotics and control systems analysis and design. Topics presented by invited speakers as well as on-campus speakers. Emphasis on the cross-disciplinary nature of robotics and control systems. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: jointly with A A 591/CHEM E 591/E E 591.
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M E 593 Feedforward Control (3) Devasia
Design feedforward controllers for precision output tracking; inversion-based control of non-minimum-phase systems; effect of plant uncertainty on feedforward control; design of feedforward controllers for applications such as vertical take off and landing aircraft, flexible structures and piezo-actuators. Prerequisite: A A 547/E E 547/M E 547. Offered: jointly with A A 593/E E 593; Sp, even years.
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M E 594 Robust Control (3)
Basic foundations of linear analysis and control theory, model realization and reduction, balanced realization and truncation, stabilization problem, coprime factorizations, Youla parameterization, matrix inequalities, H-infinity and H2 control, KYP lemma, uncertain systems, robust H2, integral quadratic constraints, linear parameter varying synthesis, applications of robust control. Prerequisite: A A 547/E E 547/M E 547. Offered: jointly with A A 594/E E 594; Sp, odd years.
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M E 597 Networked Dynamics Systems (3)
Provides an overview of graph-theoretic techniques that are instrumental for studying dynamic systems that coordinate their states over a signal-exchange network. Topics include network models, network properties, dynamics over networks, formation control, biological networks, observability, controllability, and performance measures over networks. Prerequisite: A A 547/E E 547/M E 547. Offered: jointly with A A 597/E E 597.
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M E 598 Topics in Research (1)
Doctoral seminar. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
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M E 599 Special Projects (1-5, max. 9)
Written report required. Prerequisite: permission of department chairperson. Offered: AWSpS.
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M E 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
Written report required. Offered: AWSpS.
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M E 700 Master's Thesis (*-)
Offered: AWSpS.
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M E 800 Doctoral Dissertation (*-)
Offered: AWSpS.
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