0003. Measurement Laboratory (1 s.h.) SS.
A first laboratory in mechanical engineering concentrating on measurements and instrumentation.
0004. Dynamics and Solids Laboratory (1 s.h.) S SS.
A series of experiments relating to stress and strain in solids, including measurement instruments and computer analysis. Also experiments and simulations of dynamic systems.
0005. Materials Laboratory (1 s.h.) F.
Laboratory experiments related to the nature and properties of materials, including microstructure, metallography, and nondestructive testing. Also a computer laboratory on kinematics and machine design, cams, 4-bar linkages, and gears. Model studies of machines.
0006. Measurements of Fluids and Energy Laboratory (1 s.h.) S SS. Prerequisite: ENGR 0253, 0271; ME 0003.
Prerequisite: ENGR 0253, 0271; ME 0003.
This laboratory aims to familiarize the students with different data acquisition techniques and devices to measure and control the vibratory behavior of various systems. Experiments will include pressure and velocity measurements as well as modern transducers and pressure/flow regulators.
0007. Measurement and Applications in Vibrations and Controls (1 s.h.) F. Prerequisite: ENGR 0382 or ME 0382, 0221, 0003.
Prerequisite: ENGR 0382 or ME 0382, 0221, 0003.
This laboratory aims to familiarize the students with different data acquisition techniques and devices to measure and control the vibratory behavior of various systems. Experiments will include, but not be limited to, vibration behavior and control of single degree of freedom and continuous systems.
0008. Energy Conversion Laboratory (1 s.h.) S.
This laboratory will emphasize advanced measurement techniques in energy systems. Computer based data acquisition and statistics are integral parts of the course. Experiments will include refrigeration, engine measurements and controls, convection and conduction heat transfer, and gas and liquid measurements.
0180. Automotive Design I (1 s.h.) F S.
Design of automotive chassis, suspension, and drive train for participation in Society of Automotive Engineers competitions.
0181. Automotive Design II (1 s.h.) F S.
Continuation of ME 0180.
0182. Automotive Design III (1 s.h.) F S.
Continuation of ME 0181.
0221. Dynamic Systems (3 s.h.) S. Prerequisite: ENGR 0132 and Math 0251.
Prerequisite: ENGR 0132 and Math 0251.
A study of the dynamic response of physical systems, concentrating on mechanical systems in translation, rotation, and combined motion. Mathematical models are developed using interacting elements, inter-connecting laws, and physical laws. Both the state variable and input-output analysis are considered. Solutions for the model response include using the following techniques: analytical, Laplace Transform, transfer function, matrix methods, and numerical analysis. Design project.
0231. Machine Theory and Design (3 s.h.) F. Prerequisite: ENGR 0011, 0132, and 0133.
Prerequisite: ENGR 0011, 0132, and 0133.
Failure theories, variable loading, statistical consideration in design, design of machine elements, design of screws, fasteners and connections, welded and brazed, mechanical springs, gears, rolling contact and bearings. Course requires building a mechanical structure as final project.
0325. Intelligent Processing of Materials (3 s.h.) Prerequisite: ENGR 0253, 0271, W233, Math 0251.
Co-Requisite: ME 0372.
Prerequisite: ENGR 0253, 0271, W233, Math 0251.
Co-Requisite: ME 0372.
Introduction to materials and processes, product design and optimization, modeling and simulation of processing; computer-based sensing and data acquisition; intelligent process control; concurrent engineering. Design project.
0333. Metallurgy (3 s.h.) S. Prerequisite: ENGR W233.
Prerequisite: ENGR W233.
Physical and mechanical metallurgy, phase transformations, phase diagrams. Emphasis on heat treating, forming, welding, and other fabrication processes. Term design project.
0350. Engineering Reliability (3 s.h.) SS. Prerequisite: ME231.
Cross Listed with ME575.
Cross Listed with ME575.
In this course the following topics will be covered: uncertainties in engineering design, reliability measure, and integration of reliability into the design at various stages. The course will also cover: the effects of testing on product reliability; conditions of testing and interpretation of results; assessment of reliability of products in service; data gathering; analysis; statistical simulation; probabilistic reliability; rules of probability and probability distributions.
0371. Advanced Thermodynamics and Combustion (3 s.h.) S. Prerequisite: ENGR 0271.
Prerequisite: ENGR 0271.
Review of basic concepts, first and second laws, entropy (statistical and classical), power and refrigeration cycles, thermodynamic relationships, mixtures, chemical reactions and equilibrium, introduction to combustion process. Term design project .
0372. Heat and Mass Transfer (3 s.h.) F. Prerequisite: Math 0251 and ENGR 0253 and 0271.
Prerequisite: Math 0251 and ENGR 0253 and 0271.
Principles and applications of heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation processes. Combined modes of heat transfer. Graphic and numerical solutions. Steady and unsteady as well as multi-dimensional conduction heat transfer. Forced and free convection. Heat exchanger theory. Introduction to radiation. Term design project. Computer Numerical methods.
0375. Data Acquisition and Analysis for Engineers (3 s.h.) F. Prerequisite: ME 0004, 0006, and EE 0066, and permission of instructor.
Prerequisite: ME 0004, 0006, and EE 0066, and permission of instructor.
The use of microcomputers for automated data acquisition, process control, and data analysis. The principles and applications of sensors, transducers, recording instruments, signal conditioning, and control instrumentation, and sampling theory. Data analysis using Fourier transform and least squares method. Computer software development for interfacing and graphics. Hands-on lab and design project required.
0381. Introduction to Internal Combustion Engines (1 s.h.) S.
Types of engines, design considerations, combustion, friction, emission.
0382. Vibration Mechanics and Controls (3 s.h.) F. Prerequisite: Math 0251 and ME 0221.
Prerequisite: Math 0251 and ME 0221.
The study of single degree, two degrees, and multidegree of freedom systems, harmonic and non-harmonic excitation, damped and undamped response, free, forced, transient, and random vibrations, resonance beating, force transmission, isolation, base, and self excitation. Term design project. Computer numerical methods.
0385. Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (3 s.h.) F. Prerequisite: ENGR 0253 and 0271.
Prerequisite: ENGR 0253 and 0271.
Human comfort criteria, heating and cooling loads, HVAC system types, room air distribution, terminal unit selection, fans and ducts, pumps and piping, computer-aided design; term design project.
0390. Independent Study in Mechanical Engineering (1 - 6 s.h.) F S.
Arranged each semester, please consult with the instructor
0398. Independent Research in Mechanical Engineering (1 - 6 s.h.) F S.
0405. Deformation and Fracture of Engineering Materials (3 s.h.) S. Prerequisite: ENGR W233.
Prerequisite: ENGR W233.
Elastic and plastic deformation of materials, introduction to dislocation theory, metals, plastics, composites. Topics include fatigue, failure analysis, and high temperature deformation.