09114/Mechanical Engineering


Lower Division Courses

0003. Measurement Laboratory (1 s.h.) SS. $.

The course covers basic measurement principles in simple mechanical engineering systems, applications of statistics to measurement systems, written reports and journals.

0004. Dynamics and Solids Laboratory (1 s.h.) S SS. $.
Co-Requisite: ENGR 0132.

Basic measurements and measurement principles. Experiments and simulations of static and dynamic systems. Statistical analysis of results, written reports and journals.

0005. Materials and Machine Design Laboratory (1 s.h.) F. $.

Prerequisite: ENGR 0133. Co-Requisite: ENGR W233 or ET W223.

Laboratory experiments related to the nature and properties of materials, including: stress, strain, factures, microstructure, metallography, and nondestructive testing.

0006. Measurements of Fluids and Energy Laboratory (1 s.h.) S SS. $.

Prerequisite: ME 0003. Co-Requisite: ENGR 0253 or ET 0222; ENGR 0271 or ET 0232.

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: ME 0003. Co-Requisite: ME 0382.

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. Advanced Thermodyanics/Heat Transfer Lab (1 s.h.) S. $.

Prerequisite: ME 0003, 0006; ENGR 0253, 0271, 0372. Co-Requisite: ME 0371.

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: gas and liquid measurements, heat and mass transfer, and engine measurements

Upper Division Courses

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. Grade based on participation (50%) and or design report (50%).

0181. Automotive Design II (1 s.h.) F S.

Continuation of ME 0180. Grade based on participation (50%) and or design report (50%).

0182. Automotive Design III (1 s.h.) F S.

Continuation of ME 0181. Grade based on participation (50%) and or design report (50%).

0221. Dynamic Systems (3 s.h.) S.

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.

Course includes design process, statistical method, stress and deflection, materials, failure criteria from static and dynamic loadings. Analysis of mechanical components including screws, welded parts, gears, belts and shafts. Team design projects with written reports and presentations.

0317. Mechanics of Composite Materials (3 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: ENGR 133, ENGR 233, MATH 251, MATH 147.

Cross Listed with ME 517.

Introduction to the behavior of composite materials and their use in engineering structures: behavior and properties of the constituent fibers and matrics, micromechanical predictions of composite propertied, anisotropic elasticity, behavior of composit laminae, classical lamination theory; fracture mechanisms, failure theories; behavior of composite plates and beams.

0320. Introduction to Bioengineering (3 s.h.) S.

Course topics include biomaterials and implant materials, research proposal preparation, tyrosine-derived synthetic polymer devices for tissue engineering spine biomechanics, cellular material biomechanics, orthopedic biomechanics, hydroxyapatite/polymer composites, applications of injury biomechanics, biomechanics of the lower extremities, principles of polymers used in dental and biomaterials, interfaces in biomaterials.

Note: Students will be required to prepare either a proposal for a design-oriented term project (i.e. rationale, concept and design, but no actual construction).

0325. Intelligent Processing of Materials (3 s.h.)

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.

Course topics include 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.

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.

0354. Cardiovascular Fluid Dynamics (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Math 251, Engr 253.

Mechanics of blood circulation, fluid mechanics of the heart, blood flow in arteries, unsteady flow in veins, current concepts in circulatory assist devices, biofluidics, and other selected topics.

0371. Advanced Thermodynamics and Combustion (3 s.h.) S.

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.

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.

Course content includes 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. Internal Combustion Engines (1 s.h.) S.
Co-Requisite: ME 0371 or permission of instructor.

Types of engines, design considerations, combustion, friction, emission.

0382. Vibration Mechanics and Controls (3 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: Math 0251 and ME 0221.

The study of single degree, two degrees, and multi degree 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.

Course content includes 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.

Arranged each semester, please consult with the instructor.

0405. Deformation and Fracture of Engineering Materials (3 s.h.) S.

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.

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