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A minimum of one 500 level course will be offered each semester. The courses will alternate between the thermal science-fluids-energy areas and the mechanics-materials-manufacturing-processes area.
ME 514. Processing of Advanced Materials. 3 credits. Prerequisite: ME 311. Structural ceramics, metal matrix composites, metal matrix composites, superalloys are considered as advanced materials because of their high specific strength. Modulus and high temperature resistance. However, machining of these materials presents a big challenge to manufacturing engineers. The course will discuss in detail the latest achievements for cost effective machining of these materials.
ME 523. Advanced Machine Design. 3 credits. Prerequisite: ME 322 and ME 323. Advanced design and analysis of machine components; kinematic synthesis and analysis of mechanisms, force analysis, rotor dynamics,, gyrodynamics, stresses in thick cylinders and flywheels, lubrication, statistical considerations, energy methods, curved beams.
ME 524. Deformation and Fracture. 3 credits. Prerequisites: ME 301 or consent of instructor. Aspects of elasticity theory, continuum mechanics and fracture mechanics. Fundamental relationships between material structure and engineering properties. Principles and properties of composite materials.
ME 525. Metal Fatigue in Engineering. 3 credits. Prerequisites: ENGR 203 and ME 301. Metal fatigue in engineering involving design, development, and failure analysis of components, structures, machines, and vehicles subjected to repeated loading.
ME 526. Advanced Vibrations. 3 credits. Prerequisites: ME 426. Advanced vibration theory including the solutions of multi-degree of freedom coupled systems, continuous systems, energy methods, non-linear vibrations.
ME 529. Advanced Finite Element Methods. 3 credits. Prerequisites: ME 429 or consent of instructor. Computer-aided techniques for finite element analysis of engineering systems. Topics include solution algorithm for nonlinear methods, large deflection, inelastic and contact analysis, and analysis of vibrating systems.
ME 532. Advanced Dynamics. 3 credits. Prerequisites: Engr 202 and Math 266. Kinematics and kinetics of plane and three-dimensional motion, vector mechanics, general methods of linear and angular momentum, generalized coordinates, and variational methods including Hamilton’s and Lagrange’s equations.
ME 542. Thermodynamics of Materials. 3 credits. Prerequisites: ME 301 and ME 341 or consent of instructor. Foundations of materials behavior in terms of energy and statistics. Topics will include entropy, free energy, phase equilibrium, ideal versus real solutions and diffusion.
ME 545. Fluidized-Bed Combustion Engineering. 3 credits. Prerequisites: ME 306 and ME 474, or consent of instructor. Fluidized-bed hydrodynamics and heat transfer. Design of fluidized-bed coal combustors. Combustion models and their significance.
ME 574. Advanced Heat Transfer. 3 credits. Prerequisite: ME 474 or consent of instructor. Advanced conduction in isotropic media in two or three dimensions steady and unsteady problems. Advanced convection including solution of Prandtl Boundary layers equations, Numerical methods, Fourier series, Bessel functions, LaPlace transforms, and error functions, Radiative heat transfer.
ME 575. Conduction and Radiation Heat Transfer. 3 credits. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering 474 or consent of the instructor. Advanced study of conduction and radiation heat transfer. Solution methodologies to classical heat conduction problems will be introduced. Topics include Multidimensional Steady Conduction via separation of variables & principle of superposition, Transient Conduction with Time-Independent Boundary Conditions via principle of superposition; method of variation of parameters; similarity method; & integral transforms, Transient Conduction with Time-Dependent Boundary Conditions via method of complex temperatures, Numerical Solutions to Heat Conduction problems. Spectral dependence of radiation, Blackbody & Gray surface radiation. Radiation exchange between surfaces, Radiation shields.
ME 576. Convective Heat Transfer. 3 credits. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering 474. Advanced study of convective heat transfer, involving developing an understanding of boundary layers, flow in pipes, and convective heat transfer processes. Topics include the concepts of boundary layers, laminar and turbulent flow on surfaces and inside of pipes, and turbulence models. Analytical tools introduced are useful for estimating or bounding heat transfer rates when correlations are not available.
ME 590. Special Topics. 1 to 6 credits. Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Investigation of special topics dictated by student and faculty interests. May be repeated up to a total of 6 credits.
ME 591. Research in Mechanical Engineering. 1 to 6 credits.
ME 595. Design Project. 3 to 6 credits. Prerequisite: Restricted to Master of Engineering students and subject to approval by the student’s advisor. A three to six credit course of engineering design experience involving individual effort and formal written report. S/U grading only.
ME 997. Independent Study. 1-2 credits. Repeatable to 2 credits. Prerequisite: Restricted to M.S. (Non-Thesis) students and subject to approval by the student’s advisor. Completion of a scholarly research project in a topic related to mechanical engineering. S/U grading only.
ME 998. Thesis. 1-9 credits. Prerequisite: Restricted to M.S. (Thesis) students and subject to approval by the student’s advisor. Development and documentation of scholarly activity demonstrating proficiency in Mechanical Engineering at the master’s level. S/U grading only.
ME 420. Composite Materials. 3 credits
ME 426. Mechanical Vibrations. 3 credits.
ME 428. Advanced Manufacturing Processes. 3 credits.
ME 429. Intro to finite Element Analysis. 3 credits.
ME 439. Introduction to Robotics. 3 credits.
ME 446. Gas Turbines. 3 credits.
ME 449. Internal Combustion Engines. 3 credits.
ME 451. Heating and Air Conditioning. 3 credits.
ME 464. Computational Fluid Dynamics. 3 credits.
ME 476. Intermediate Fluid Dynamics. 3 credits.
ME 477. Compressible Fluid Flow. 3 credits.
ME 490. Special Laboratory Problems. 1-3 credits.