MECH801
Analytical Methods in Engineering I

Description: Basic topics in real analysis and linear algebra with examples of applications from diverse branches of engineering and applied physics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH802
Analytical Methods in Engineering II

Prerequisites: MECH 801 or permission

Description: Continuation of ENGM 801 topics in complex analysis, linear algebra, ordinary and partial differential equations, and other areas of applied mathematics. Examples of applications from diverse branches of engineering and applied physics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH803
Internal Combustion EnginesCrosslisted with MECH 403

Prerequisites: MECH 300 or equivalent.

Description: Basic cycle analysis and engine types, fundamental thermodynamics and operating characteristics of various engines are analyzed, combustion processes for spark and compression-ignition engines, fuels, testing procedures, and lubrication systems are evaluated. Emphasis on the thermodynamic evaluation of the performance and understanding the basic operation of various engine types.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH804
Theory of CombustionCrosslisted with MECH 404

Prerequisites: MECH 300 and MECH 420/MECH 820.

Description: Stoichiometric analysis of combustion processes. Energy transfer, flame propagation, and transformation velocities during combustion. Combustor applications and design considerations. Emission formation and methods of control.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH805
TurbomachineryCrosslisted with MECH 405

Prerequisites: MECH 300 and MECH 310/CIVE 310.

Description: Thermodynamic analysis and design of axial and radial flow turbines, compressors, and pumps. Fundamentals of the operating characteristics and performance parameters of turbomachines will be evaluated. Cavitation and blade element theory.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH806
Air Conditioning Systems DesignCrosslisted with MECH 406

Prerequisites: MECH 300 or equivalent.

Description: Application of thermodynamic and fluid dynamic principles to the design of air conditioning systems. Comprehensive design project is an integral part of the course.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH807
Power Plant Systems DesignCrosslisted with MECH 407

Prerequisites: MECH 300 or equivalent.

Description: Application of thermodynamic and fluid dynamic principles to the design of Power Plants. Comprehensive design project is an integral part of the course.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH808
Heat Exchanger DesignCrosslisted with MECH 408

Prerequisites: MECH 300 or equivalent.

Description: Design methodology for various heat exchangers employed in mechanical engineering. Introduction to computer-aided design as applied to heat exchangers. Practical exercises in actual design tasks.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH810
Viscous Flow I

Prerequisites: MECH 310 and MATH 821

Description: Dynamics and kinematics of laminar flows of viscous fluids. Development of the equations of motion in general and some exact solutions to them. Flows with small to large (laminar) Reynolds numbers including fundamental concepts of the boundary layer on a flat plate.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH812
Viscous Flow II

Prerequisites: MECH 810, MATH 822 or 824 or MECH 890

Description: Vorticity dynamics. Ideal flows in a plane and in axisymmetric and three-dimensional geometries. Advanced boundary layer theory. Introduction to stability and turbulent flows.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH813
AerodynamicsCrosslisted with MECH 413

Prerequisites: MECH 200 and MECH 310/CIVE 310.

Description: Subsonic and supersonic air flow theory, dynamics of flight, performance parameters, rotoranalysis, and special topics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH814
Compressible FlowCrosslisted with MECH 414

Prerequisites: MECH 300 and MECH 310/CIVE 310.

Description: Analysis of the flow of compressible fluids by means of the momentum equation, continuity equation, and the laws of thermodynamics and some application of thermodynamic laws to incompressible fluids.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH815
Two-Phase FlowCrosslisted with MECH 415

Prerequisites: MECH310/CIVE 310 and MECH 380, or parallel.

Description: Transport phenomena of homogeneous and heterogeneous types of mixtures such as solid-liquid, liquid-liquid, and liquid-gas. Properties of components and mixtures. Flow induced vibrations and parameter distributions. Optimization and design problems in multiphase systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH816
Engineering AcousticsCrosslisted with MECH 416

Prerequisites: MECH 310 and MATH 221/MATH 821.

Description: Transverse and longitudinal traveling waves. Acoustic wave equation of fluids. The reflection, transmission, radiation, reception, absorption, and attenuation of sound. Acoustic cavities and waveguides. Sound propagation in pipes, resonators and filters.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH820
Heat TransferCrosslisted with MECH 420

Prerequisites: MECH 310.

Description: Heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation. Correlation of theory with experimental data and engineering design.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH821
Elements of Nuclear EngineeringCrosslisted with MECH 421, ENGR 421

Prerequisites: ENGR 300 or 301 or 310; MATH 208/208H; and PHYS 212/212H.

Description: Survey of nuclear engineering concepts and applications. Nuclear reactions, radioactivity, radiation interaction with matter, reactor physics, risk and dose assessment, applications in medicine, industry, agriculture, and research.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH822
Industrial Quality ControlCrosslisted with MECH 422

Prerequisites: MECH 321 or STAT 380.

Description: Statistical process control and quality assurance techniques in manufacturing. Control charts, acceptance sampling, and analyses and design of quality control systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH824
Laser Material Processing with Compressible Flow PerspectiveCrosslisted with MECH 424

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Fundamentals of laser material processing. Laser material interactions from the compressible flow perspective. Analytical, semi-analytical, and numerical approaches.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH825
Solar Energy EngineeringCrosslisted with MECH 425

Prerequisites: MECH 420 or permission.

Description: Conversion of solar energy into more useful forms with emphasis on environmental heating and cooling applications. Includes solar energy availability, solar collectors and design, solar systems and their simulation and solar economics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH826
Heat Transfer at Nanoscales and in Ultrashort Time DomainsCrosslisted with MECH 426

Prerequisites: MECH 420.

Description: Heat transfer in nanoscale and nanostructured materials. Heat transfer in ultrafast laser materials processing.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH831
Computational Heat Transfer and Fluid FlowCrosslisted with MECH 431

Prerequisites: MECH 310; MATH 314; MECH 420 or parallel.

Description: Finite difference methods for steady and transient diffusion and convection-diffusion problems. Finite volume technique for the solution of multi-dimensional fluid flow, and heat and mass transfer problems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH836
Introduction to Continuum BiomechanicsCrosslisted with MECH 436

Prerequisites: MECH 373; MECH 310 and 420.

Description: Introduction to biomechanics. Basic anatomy, biomaterials, kinematics, dynamics, visco-elasticity, bio-fluid mechanics, and bio-heat transfer.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH837
Biomedical Device DesignCrosslisted with MECH 437

Prerequisites: MECH 223, 325, and 373; or equivalent.

Description: Design of devices intended for use in biomedical environments. Introduction to modeling of the bio-environments, bio-materials, and material selection. Overview of design methodologies and strategies used in biomedical device design from a material properties perspective. Introduction to federal regulation and other pertinent issues.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH838
Mechanics of BiomaterialsCrosslisted with MECH 438

Prerequisites: MECH 343 or parallel.

Description: Theory, application, simulation, and design of biomaterials that apply mechanical principles for solving medical problems (case studies in artery, brain, bone, etc.). Tentative Topics include Mechanical characterization of biomaterials; Bio-manufacturing a tissue; Function-structure relationship; Design and analysis of medical implants; Active response of biomaterials: growth and remodeling mechanism; Cellular behavior and measurements, etc.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH842
Intermediate KinematicsCrosslisted with MECH 442

Prerequisites: MECH 342.

Description: Analytical cam design. Geometry of constrained plane motion and application to the design of mechanisms. Analysis and synthesis of pin-jointed linkage mechanisms.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH843
Introduction to Piezoelectricity with Applications

Prerequisites: MECH 325, 373, or equivalent, or permission

Description: Electrostatics, equations of piezoelectricity, static solutions, propagation of plane waves, waves in plates, surface waves, equations for piezoelectric rods and plates in extension and flexure, finite element formulation, finite element analysis of static, time-harmonic, and transient problems with applications in smart structures and piezoelectric devices.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH844
Intermediate Dynamics of MachineryCrosslisted with MECH 444

Prerequisites: MECH 342 and MECH 350.

Description: Fundamentals of vibration, vibration and impact in machines, balance of rotors, flexible rotor dynamics and instabilities, parametric vibration, advanced dynamics and design of cam mechanisms, and dynamics of flywheel.

This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 915

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH845
Mechanical Engineering Design ConceptsCrosslisted with MECH 445

Description: Development of design concepts. Introduction to synthesis techniques and mathematical analysis methods. Applications of these techniques to mechanical engineering design projects.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH848
Advanced Mechanics of MaterialsCrosslisted with MECH 448

Prerequisites: MECH 373, MECH 325.

Description: Stresses and strains at a point. Theories of failure. Thick-walled pressure vessels and spinning discs. Torsion of noncircular sections. Torsion of thin-walled sections, open, closed, and multicelled. Bending of unsymmetrical sections. Cross shear and shear center. Curved beams. Introduction to elastic energy methods.

This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 915; MECH 933; MECH 935; MECH 938

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH849
Advanced DynamicsCrosslisted with MECH 449

Prerequisites: MECH 373 and MATH 221/821.

Description: Particle Dynamics usung Newton's laws, energy principles, momentum principles. Rigid body dynamics using Euler's equations and Lagrange's equations. Variable mass systems. Gyroscopic motion.

This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 935

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH850
Mechanical Engineering Control Systems DesignCrosslisted with MECH 450

Prerequisites: MECH 350.

Description: Applications of control systems analysis and synthesis for mechanical engineering equipment. Control systems for pneumatic, hydraulic, kinematic, electromechanical, and thermal systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH851
Introduction to Finite Element Analysis

Prerequisites: MECH 325 and MECH 880 or permission.

Description: Matrix methods of analysis. The finite element stiffness method. Computer programs. Applications to structures and soils. Introduction to finite element analysis of fluid flow.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH852
Experimental Stress Analysis ICrosslisted with MECH 452

Prerequisites: MECH 325.

Description: Investigation of the basic theories and techniques associated with the analysis of stress using mechanical strain gages, electric strain gages, brittle lacquer, photoelasticity, and membrane analogy.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH853
Robotics: Kinematics and DesignCrosslisted with MECH 453

Description: Robotics synthesize some aspects of human function by the use of mechanisms, sensors, actuators, and computers.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH854
Introduction to Continuum ModelingCrosslisted with MECH 454

Prerequisites: MATH 221/821, MECH 325 and MECH 373.

Description: Basic concepts of continuum modeling. Development of models and solutions to various mechanical, thermal and electrical systems. Thermo-mechanical and electro-mechanical coupling effects. Differential equations, dimensional methods and similarity.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH855
Vehicle DynamicsCrosslisted with MECH 455

Prerequisites: MECH 343 and 350.

Description: Introduction to basic mechanics governing automotive vehicle dynamic acceleration, braking, ride, handling and stability. Analytical methods, including computer simulation, in vehicle dynamics. The different components and subsystems of a vehicle that influence vehicle dynamic performance.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH856
Dynamics of Internal Combustion EnginesCrosslisted with MECH 456

Prerequisites: MECH 342 and 343.

Description: Basics of design of the internal combustion engines. Design of various engine parts such as pistons, connecting rods, valve trains, crankshafts, and the vibration dampers. Dynamics of the engine. The vibration of the crankshaft assembly and the valve train. Balancing of the engines.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH857
Mechatronic Systems DesignCrosslisted with MECH 457

Prerequisites: ECEN 231; MECH 350 or parallel.

Lab sessions allow for constructing mechatronic systems. Lab time arranged. A comprehensive design project included.

Description: Theory, application, simulation, and design of systems that integrate mechanical, computer, and electronic components.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH858
Digital Control of Mechanical SystemsCrosslisted with MECH 458

Prerequisites: MECH 450.

Description: Introduction to digital measurement and control of mechanical systems. Applications of analysis and synthesis of discrete time systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH870
Theory and Practice of Materials ProcessingCrosslisted with MECH 470

Description: Theory, practice and application of conventional machining, forming and non-traditional machining processes with emphasis on tool life, dynamics of machine tools and adaptive control.

This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 970

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH874
Manufacturing Systems ICrosslisted with MECH 474

Description: Principles of automated production lines; analysis of transfer lines; group technology; flexible manufacturing systems; and just-in-time; and optimization strategies for discrete parts manufacturing.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH875
Vibration Theory and Applications

Prerequisites: MECH 373 and MATH 821

Description: Variational principles, Lagranges' equation. Equations of motion for multi-degree of freedom systems. Free vibration eigenvalue problem: modal analysis. Forced vibrations: general solutions, resonance, effect of damping, and superposition. Vibrations of continuous systems: vibrations frequencies and mode shapes for bars, membranes, beams, and plates. Experimental methods and techniques.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH876
Manufacturing Information SystemsCrosslisted with MECH 476

Prerequisites: Senior standing; CSCE 155A, CSCE 155E, CSCE 155H, CSCE 155N, or CSCE 155T or equivalent.

Description: An exploration of information systems and their impact in a manufacturing environment. Software, hardware, database systems, enterprise resource planning, networking, and the Internet.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH880
Numerical Methods in EngineeringCrosslisted with MECH 480

Prerequisites: MATH 221/821; and Computer Programming. Linear Algebra recommended.

Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both CSCE/MATH 440/840 and MECH 480/880.

Description: Numerical algorithms and their convergence properties in: solving nonlinear equations; direct and iterative schemes for linear systems of equations; eigenvalue problems; polynomial and spline interpolation; curve fitting; numerical integration and differentiation; initial and boundary values problems for Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs) and systems of ODEs with applications to engineering; finite difference methods for partial differential equations (potential problems, heat-equation, wave-equation).

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH881
Introduction to Nuclear Engineering

Prerequisites: MATH 820 or 821

Description: Introduction to nuclear physics, radiation interaction with matter, reactor fundamentals, and the application of equipment and principles associated with reactor safety and operations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH883
Engineering Analysis with Finite ElementsCrosslisted with MECH 483

Prerequisites: MECH 310; MECH 343; MECH 350; MECH 420 or parallel.

Description: Analysis of engineering systems using finite elements; a critical and challenging task performed during the design process for many engineering systems. Four very distinct domains are studied: Structural stress analysis, heat transfer, fluid flow, and modal analysis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH890
Advanced Analysis of Mechanical Engineering Systems

Description: Engineering mathematics review. Formulation and solution of engineering problems including basic laws, lumped parameter models, and continuous systems. Examples drawn from all areas of mechanical engineering.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH891
Special Topics in Engineering MechanicsCrosslisted with MECH 491

Description: Treatment of special topics in engineering mechanics by experimental, computational and/or theoretical methods. Topics vary from term to term.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

MECH898
Laboratory and Analytical InvestigationsCrosslisted with MECH 498

Description: Investigation and written report of research into specific problem in any major area of mechanical engineering.

Course details
Credit Hours:6.00
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:6.00

ACE:

MECH899
Masters Thesis

Prerequisites: Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:99
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

MECH900
Advanced Thermodynamics

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Classical thermodynamics providing precise and true understanding; advanced methodologies and applications to mechanical engineering tasks; axiomatic foundations of classical thermodynamics, engineering applications to working substances in motion; systematic generalizations to exotic substances; and selected topics as illustrations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH904
Advanced Combustion Theory

Prerequisites: MECH 804 or equivalent

Description: Detailed analysis of modern combustion wave theory, particularly chain reaction calculations and flame temperature determination. Gas dynamics of flames. Advanced mass transfer as applied to combustion. Aerodynamics of flame stabilization by vortices. Critical examination of present experimental techniques and results.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH910
Continuum Mechanics

Prerequisites: MECH 848 and permission

Description: The continuum. Geometrical foundations of continuum mechanics. Rectilinear and curvilinear frames. Elements of tensor analysis. Analysis of stress. Analysis of strain. Equations of motion. Constitutive equations. Fundamental laws. Applications to deformable systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH912
Advanced Topics in Fluid Dynamics

Prerequisites: MECH 812 or permission

Description: Selected topics from one or two of the following fields: magneto-fluid-mechanics, three-dimensional boundary layers, fluid-mechanical stability, hypersonic flow, theory of turbulence, rarefied gas dynamics or other current research interest area.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH915
Stress Waves in Solids

Prerequisites: MECH 848; MECH 849; or permission

Description: Waves in rods, beams, strings, and membranes. Sound waves in air. Dilational and distortional waves. Reflection and refraction of waves. Rayleigh surface waves. Love waves. Applications of transform theory and the method of stationary phase to wave analysis. Waves in anisotropic and viscoelastic media.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH916
Turbulent Flows

Prerequisites: MECH 812

Description: Methods of description and basic equations of turbulent flows. Isotropic and homogeneous turbulence, energy spectra and correlations. Introduction to measurements. Transition theory and experimental evidence. Wall turbulence, engineering calculations of turbulent boundary layers. Free turbulent jets and wakes.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH918
Fundamentals of Finite Elements

Description: Derivation and implementation of the finite element method. Introduction to the theory of finite element methods for elliptic boundary-value problems. Applications to time-independent physical phenomena (e.g., deformation of elastic bodies, heat conduction, steady-state fluid flow, electrostatics, flow through porous media). Basic coding techniques. A basic understanding of ordinary differential equations and matrix algebra as well as some programming skills are assumed.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH921
Quality Engineering: Use of Experimental Design and Other Techniques

Description: Extension of industrial quality control methods and techniques. Off-line and online quality control methods. Development of quality at the design stage through planned experiments and analyses. Experimental design methods include factorial, 2k, 3k, and factional factorials designs. Includes applied project in design of quality.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH922
Conduction Heat Transfer

Prerequisites: MECH 820 or permission

Description: Theory of heat conduction; analytical, numerical, graphical and analog methods of solution.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH923
Convection Heat Transfer

Prerequisites: MECH 820 or permission

Description: Theory of heat transfer by convection. Analytical, numerical, and empirical solutions. Selected applications.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH924
Radiation Heat Transfer

Prerequisites: MECH 820 or permission

Description: Theory of heat transfer by thermal radiation. Formulation and analytical and numerical solutions. Selected applications.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH925
Manufacturing and Dynamic Systems Modeling

Prerequisites: MATH 821

Description: Difference and differential equation models directly from series of observed data. Underlying system analysis including impulse response, stability and feedback interpretation. Forecasting and accuracy of forecasts. Periodic and exponential trends in seasonal series. Modeling two series simultaneously. Minimum mean squared error control and forecasting by leading indicators. Illustrative applications to real life data in science and engineering.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH930
Mechanics of Composite Materials

Prerequisites: MECH 848 or permission

Description: Introduction to composite materials. Properties of an anisotropic lamina. Laminated composites. Failure theories. Analysis of composite structures.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH932
Advanced Finite Element Methods

Prerequisites: MECH 831, 890

Description: Review of basic finite element methods including field problems and continuum solid mechanics problems. Advanced linear methods: eigenvalues and mode superposition, convection-diffusion problems, Stokes flow problems. Nonlinear methods for heat transfer, fluid flow, and solid mechanics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH933
Theory of Elasticity I

Prerequisites: MECH 848 and MATH 821

Description: Plane stress and strain. Solution of two-dimensional problems by polynomials. Two-dimensional problems in polar coordinates. Triaxial stress and strain. Torsion of noncircular cross section. Bending of prismatical bars. Hydrodynamical analogies.

This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 942

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH934
Theory of Elasticity II

Prerequisites: MECH 933

Description: Foundation of the theory of large deformation. Equations of linear elasticity. Complex representation of the general solution of the equations of plane theory of elasticity. Conformal mapping. Solutions of problems in three-dimensional elasticity in terms of potential functions. Axially symmetric problems. Variational methods.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH935
Nonlinear Mechanics

Prerequisites: MECH 848, MECH 849

Description: Physical systems in solid mechanics which lead to nonlinear differential equations. Graphical, numerical, and exact solutions of the governing differential equations. Physical interpretation of the solution.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH936
Theory of Elastic Stability

Prerequisites: MECH 325 or 373 and MATH 821

Description: Lateral buckling of beams; failure of columns; bending and buckling of thin plates and shells. Consideration of classical and modern theories.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MECH937
Theory of Plates and Shells I

Prerequisites: MECH 848 and MATH 821

Description: Basic equations for the bending and stretching of thin plates with small deformations. General theory of deformation of thin shells with small deflections. Large deformations theories of plates and shells. Effect of edge conditions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MECH938
Theory of Plates and Shells II

Prerequisites: MECH 848, MATH 821

Description: Large deflection shell theory. Critical examination of effects of boundary conditions. Additional topics from folded plates, orthotropic plates and shells, sandwich plates and shells, use of complex transformations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MECH939
Viscoelasticity

Prerequisites: MECH 848 or MECH 913, MATH 821 or MATH 822, or permission

Description: Introduction to linear and nonlinear viscoelastic material behavior. One dimensional response. Linearity of material response. Quasi-static and dynamic problems. Time-temperature superposition. Viscoelastic beams. Multidimensional response. Nonlinear response.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MECH940
Fracture Mechanics

Prerequisites: MECH 848 or permission

Description: Modes of failure. Elastic stress field near cracks. Theories of brittle fracture. Elastic fracture mechanics. Elastic-plastic analysis of crack extension. Fracture toughness testing.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MECH941
Mechanics of Dislocations and Cracks

Prerequisites: MECH 848 or permission

Description: Mathematical theory of straight dislocations in isotropic and anisotropic elastic media. Dislocations on and near an interface. Dislocation interactions. Discrete and continuously distributed dislocations. Applications to mechanics of materials: grain boundaries and dislocation pile-ups. Applications to fracture mechanics: Griffith-Inglish crack, Zener-Stroh-Koehler crack, Bilby-Cottrell-Swinden-Dugdale crack.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MECH942
Theory of Plasticity

Prerequisites: MECH 933

Description: Basic concepts of plasticity. Yield conditions and yield surfaces. Torsion of cylindrical bars and Saint Venant-Mises and Prandtl-Reuss theories. General theory of plane strain and shear lines. Steady and pseudo-steady plastic flow. Extremum principles. Engineering applications.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MECH943
Machine Design

Prerequisites: MECH 842 or permission

Description: The student's competence in designing machine members to withstand various static and dynamic loads, to analyze failure, and to design members for optimum balance of weight, cost, and reliability is advanced to a level beyond that of MECH 843. Impact loading, fatigue, optimum design of mechanical components, lubrication, and environmental considerations (mechanical properties at high and low temperature, creep, stress corrosion, fretting corrosion, etc.) are tested. Laboratory includes completion of one or more realistic individual design projects and the use of engineering case studies to illustrate more complex interactive design than would be feasible to actually carry out in one semester.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MECH945
Probabilistic Design of Machine Elements

Prerequisites: MECH 845; STAT 880; or permission

Description: Application of probability to the design of machine elements. Rational determination of component factor of safety based on probability densities of strength and of in-service stress. Statistical study of cumulative damage resulting from varying magnitude stress cycles. Probability of survival of fatigue-life design.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MECH950
Impact Engineering

Prerequisites: MECH/CIVE 851

Description: Design and analysis of structures that undergo impact. Nonlinear, large-deformation finite element analysis of structures. Vehicle crashworthiness, roadside safety design, sheet metal forming, and projectile impacts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH951
Advanced Topics in Finite Element Methods

Prerequisites: MECH 851 or 918, or permission

Description: Theory and application of finite element methods. Topic varies with interest of instructor and may include: finite elements for the analysis of fracture; mixed variational formulations; hybrid stress elements; plasticity; non-linear elasticity; large deformations of structures; plate and shell elements; transverse shear effects in beams, plates and shells; "locking" phenomena; treatment of singularities; dynamics of large systems; "enhanced" strain methods; methods for solving non-linear algebraic systems; architecture of computer codes for non-linear finite element analysis; and treatment of constraints arising in nearly incompressible material models.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MECH952
Experimental Stress Analysis II

Prerequisites: MECH 848 and 852

Description: Surface strains and their measurement, principally by bonded wire resistance strain gages. Static and dynamic measurements using both oscilloscope and direct writing oscillograph, associated electrical circuits. Use of brittle coating in conjunction with strain gages. Evaluation of stresses from strain data.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MECH958
Advanced Mechatronics

Prerequisites: MECH 457/457 or permission

Description: Theory, application, simulation, and design of systems that integrate mechanical, computer, and electronics components. Analyze, design, simulate, and build mechatronic systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MECH970
Advanced Manufacturing Processes

Prerequisites: IMSE 870 or permission

Description: Theory, practice and technology of advanced manufacturing processes, with emphasis on process mechanism, surface integrity, tool and machine design, adaptive control and expert systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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MECH975
Advanced Vibrations

Prerequisites: MECH 875

Description: Variational mechanics, Hamilton's principle, and energy formulations for linearly elastic bodies. Eigenvalue and boundary value problems. Non-self adjoint systems. Approximate methods: Ritz and Galerkin. Gyroscopic systems. Nonconservative systems. Perturbation theory for the eigenvalue problem. Dynamics of constrained systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MECH991
Seminar
Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

MECH996
Advanced Laboratory and Analytical Investigations

Description: Semester projects involving research into a specific problem in any major area of mechanical engineering.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-12
Max credits per semester:12
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1-12

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MECH999
Doctoral Dissertation

Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:99
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-24

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