215: Engineering Materials Laboratory. 3-0-1. Coreq., MEMT 201. A laboratory course studying the experimental behavior of engineering materials. Labs will include hardness testing, impact testing, tensile testing, and heat treating of materials.
292: Mechanical Engineering Computer Applications. 0-3-3. Preq., credit or registration in MATH 245. Application of modern computer programming principles to mechanical engineering problems. Numerical solutions of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, numerical quadrature problems, and ordinary differential equations.
321: Manufacturing Processes. 3-1-2. Preq., MEMT 201 and MEEN 351. A study of the processes used in manufacturing machine parts. Designing for manufacturability. Laboratory is operational practice and demonstrations of machine tool, foundry, and welding.
334: Thermodynamics II. 0-2-2. Preq., ENGR 222. Continuation of ENGR 222. Study of gas mixtures, thermodynamic property relations, chemical reactions, combustion, and thermodynamics of fluid flow.
351: Computer-Aided Modeling. 3-1-2. Preq., MATH 244. Construction of virtual systems models using constructive solid geometry, swept volumes and trimmed parametric surfaces with engineering applications.
353: Heat Transfer. 0-3-3. Preq., MEEN 292 and ENGR 222. Fundamental concepts of heat transfer including conduction, convection, and radiation. Introduction to thermal systems design.
361: Advanced Mechanics of Materials. 0-3-3. Preq., MEMT 211, 312. Theories of stress and strain, failure criteria, energy methods, design for static strength, design for fatigue strength.
363: Dynamics of Machine Elements. 0-3-3. Preq., MEMT 312. Kinematics and kinetics of machine elements such as linkages, cams, and gear trains.
371: Dynamic Systems. 3-2-3. Preq., MEEN 292, MEMT 312; Coreq., ENGR 222. Modeling and design of dynamic mechanical and fluid systems. Introduction to linear vibrations and automatic controls. Numerical and Laplace transform solutions to ordinary differential equations.
382: Basic Measurements. 3-1-2. Preq., ENGR 221. Techniques and instruments for making and analyzing measurements in engineering.
400: Mechanical Engineering Seminar. 3-0-1. Preq., Senior standing. Professionalism, ethics, and service for mechanical engineers.
413: Composite Materials Design. 0-3-3. Preq., MEEN 361. An introduction to modern composite materials. Application of lamination theory to analysis of composites. Deformation and failure of composites. Structural design using composite materials.
414: Failure Analysis. 0-3-3. Preq., MEEN 361. An introduction to failure analysis. Using analysis of failed parts to determine the cause of failure. Using failure analysis techniques to design to avoid failure.
432: Renewable Energy Design. 0-3-3. Preq., MEEN 334 or equivalent. Analysis and design of systems, which utilize renewable energy sources, such as solar energy, wind energy and geothermal energy. (G)
434: Cryogenic Systems. 0-3-3. Preq., MEEN 334 or equivalent. Analysis and design of systems which produce, maintain, or utilize low temperatures; liquefaction systems; refrigeration systems; separation and purification systems; storage systems. (G)
435: Internal Combustion Engines. 0-3-3. Preq., MEEN 334. Theory of IC engines. Fuels, combustion and thermodynamics. Carburation and fuel injection. Lubrication. Mechanical design of a typical engine. (G)
436: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. 0-3-3. Preq., MEEN 334 and 353. Analysis and design of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. (G)
446: Advanced Fluid Mechanics. 3-2-3. Preq., MEMT 313 and MATH 245. Principles of viscous fluid flow including dimensional analysis and similarity, duct flows, boundary layer flow, turbomachinery, flow measurement and control and design of fluid systems. (G)
448: Gas Dynamics. 0-3-3. Preq., MEEN 334 and MATH 245. Study of the fundamental laws applied to compressible fluid flow. Isentropic flow, normal and oblique shocks, Prandtl-Meyer, Fanno, Rayleigh flow and supersonic design. (G)
450: Special Problems. 1-4 hours credit. Preq., senior standing and consent of instructor. Topics selected will vary from term to term for the purpose of covering selected topics of current importance or special interest.
451: Thermal Design. 3-2-3. Preq., MEEN 353 and MEMT 313. Design of thermal components and systems.
465: Machine Element Design. 0-2-2. Preq., MEEN 292 and 361. Application of principles of strength of materials to the design of typical machine elements.
467: Computer-Aided Design. 0-3-3. Preq., MEEN 465 or consent of instructor. An introduction to the application of several modern computing techniques and technologies to the mechanical engineering design process. (G)
469: Prevention of Mechanical Failure. 0-3-3. Preq., MEEN 361. Analysis, prediction and prevention of failures in a structure or machine part during the design phase. (G)
475: Mechatronics. 4-2-3. Preq., MEEN 292, MATH 245 or equivalent. A study of the interface between controllers and physical systems; principles of electromechanical design, digital and analog circuitry, actuation, sensing, embedded control, and real-time programming. (G)
476: Feedback Control Systems. 3-2-3. Preq., MEEN 371. The analysis, design and synthesis of mechanical systems employing feedback control. Methods of determining system stability. Typical mechanical control elements and their transfer functions.
477: Mechanical Vibrations. 3-2-3. Preq., MEEN 371. Introduction to free and forced linear vibration of discrete and continuous mechanical systems. Analysis of translational and rotational systems using analytical and numerical methods.
478: Engineering Acoustics. 0-3-3. Preq., MATH 245. Analysis and design of systems for noise control, including vibration isolation, silencers, room acoustic treatment and acoustic barriers. (G)
486: Mechanical Engineering Laboratory. 3-0-1. Preq., ENGL 463, MEEN 353, 361, 382, MEMT 313. Design and performance of laboratory experiments in mechanical engineering.
488: Solids Modeling in Engineering Design. 0-3-3. Preq., Instructor's consent. Engineering design using 3-d graphics, constructive solid geometry, boundary representations, parametric surfaces and data exchange standards. (G)
490: Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. 3-2-3. Preq., permission of instructor. Introduction to artificial intelligence, expert systems and their application in industrial, mechanical and manufacturing engineering systems. (G)
492: Mechanical Engineering Design I. 3-1-2. Preq., MEEN 215, 321, 451, 465, ENGL 463 and INEN 300. Open-ended design problems calling for the integration of thermal sciences, machine design, economics, etc.
494: Mechanical Engineering Design III. 3-0-1. Preq., MEEN 492. A continuation of MEEN 492.
496: Computational Techniques in Mechanical Engineering. 0-3-3. Preq., MEEN 292. The use of the digital computer in achieving numerical solutions to typical problems in the engineering design and analysis of thermal fluid and mechanical systems.
497: Finite Element Methods for Engineers. 0-3-3. Preq., MEEN 334 and 361. Introduction to approximation methods in engineering using finite elements. Physical and mathematical theory, computer applications. (G)
499: Technical Enrichment Course. 3-0-1. (6) Preq., consent of instructor. (Pass/Fail). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours of credit. Varying new technologies. Does not count toward graduation in Mechanical Engineering. Contact the department for more information.
500: Energy, Sources and Utilization. 0-3-3. Energy sources, uses and conservation; physical laws governing energy conversion and energy transfer; economic, political and environmental problems related to energy.
502: Advanced Machine Design. 0-3-3. The study of various topics from advanced mechanics as are applicable in the design of machines.
521: Machining Analysis. 3-2-3. The force and power analysis of material removal processes; analytical and finite element modeling and experimentation to determine process variables and relation to part quality.
524: Graduate Seminar. 0-1-1. Surveys, investigations, and discussions of current problems in mechanical engineering.
525: Graduate Seminar. 0-1-1. Surveys, investigations, and discussions of current problems in mechanical engineering.
526: Graduate Seminar. 0-1-1. Surveys, investigations, and discussions of current problems in mechanical engineering.
531: Advanced Thermodynamics. 0-3-3. Fundamental laws of thermodynamics; entropy and entropy production; kinetic theory of gasses; statistical thermodynamics; quantum thermodynamics for various systems.
542: Advanced Heat Transfer I. 0-3-3. Steady and transient conduction heat transfer; analytical solutions; approximate solutions; numerical methods.
543: Advanced Heat Transfer II. 0-3-3. Continuation of MEEN 542. Principles of forced and natural convection in laminar and turbulent flow; thermal radiation.
545: Potential Flow. 0-3-3. Basic principles and analytical methods for the motion of an inviscid, incompressible fluid. Eulerian equations. Conformal transformation. Mapping of flows. Rotation, circulation, and vorticity.
546: Viscous Flow I. 0-3-3. Study of the governing principles and methods in viscous fluid flow. Solutions of the integral and differential equations for laminar flow. Digital computer applications.
547: Viscous Flow II. 0-3-3. Preq., MEEN 546. Study of transition, turbulence, and compressibility in viscous flow. Theory of stability of laminar flows. Fundamentals of turbulent flow.
550: Special Problems. 1-4 semester hours. Advanced problems in mechanical engineering. The problems and projects will be treated by current methods used in professional practice.
551: Research and Thesis in Mechanical Engineering. 3 hours credit (6). Registration in any quarter may be for three semester hours credit or multiples thereof. Maximum credit allowed is six semester hours.
552: Heat Exchanger Design. 0-3-3. A study of the thermal and mechanical design of heat exchangers, regenerators, and radiators.
553: Thermal Stresses. 0-3-3. Thermal stresses in structures; plane stress problems; thermal stresses in plates and shells; thermoelastic instability; thermal fatigue, creep and inelastic thermal stresses at high temperatures.
555: Practicum. 0-3-3 (6). Preq., 12 semester hours of graduate work. Analytical and/or experimental solution of an engineering problem; technical literature survey required; development of engineering research techniques.
566: Design Optimization. 0-3-3. Preq., MEEN 467 or consent of instructor. Constrained nonlinear minimization algorithms applied to mechanical engineering design problems.
568: Advanced Vibrations. 0-3-3. Analytical and numerical treatment of nonlinear and multidegree-of-freedom vibration problems in mechanical engineering.
569: Robot Manipulators. 0-3-3. The application of the basic principles of kinematics, dynamics, automatic control, computer programming, and human factors to the development of general purpose, programmable robot manipulators.
571: Advanced Engineering Dynamics. 0-3-3. Fundamentals of Newtonian dynamics principles of work and energy, D'Alembert's principle, Hamilton's principle, LaGrange equation. Central force motion, virial theorem. Rigid body motion and robotics.
575: Advanced Mechanical Systems Controls I. 0-3-3. The analysis and design of controllers for dynamic mechanical systems. System identification and plant controller response matching. Controllers for typical thermal and mechanical systems.
589: Computer Animation in Engineering. 0-3-3. Preq., MEEN 488. Computer generated animation for display of dynamic simulation or analysis results using solids models and color graphics.
591: Mechanical Engineering Analysis I. 0-3-3. Mathematical modeling of engineering systems. Physical interpretation of ordinary and partial differential equations and methods of solution.
592: Mechanical Engineering Analysis II. 0-3-3. A continuation of MEEN 591 with emphasis on approximate techniques for formulating and solving mathematical models of physical systems.
593: Advanced Finite Element Methods. 0-3-3. Development of the finite methods element using the variational formulation. Applications in structures, fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
641: Aerothermodynamics. 0-3-3. Preq., MEEN 543 and MEEN 547. Study of governing principles of hypervelocity flight. Laminar and turbulent flow of a dissociating gas. Shock-wave boundary-layer interaction. Slip flow. Free-molecular flow.
650: Special Problems. 1-4 semester hours. Preq., Consent of department head. Advanced problems in mechanical engineering. Special problems suitable for doctoral-level work.
651: Advanced Cryogenics. 0-3-3. Preq., MEEN 542. Study of mechanical regenerative cryocoolers and nonmechanical refrigeration systems used to achieve and maintain temperatures below 120 K.
672: Advanced Mechanical Systems Controls II. 0-3-3. Preq., MEEN 575, ELEN 510, or consent of instructor. Control systems for complex, compliant systems such as industrial robots. Adaptive systems and intelligent controllers.