MECHENG Mechanical Engineering
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101 Computational Tools for Mechanical Engineers. 1 cr. U. Introduction to the use of spreadsheets and equation solvers. Basic engineering and financial applications using these tools.|Prereq: none.
110 Engineering Fundamentals I. 4 cr. U. Introduction to engineering disciplines, problem-solving, visualization, technical communication, and data collection and analysis.|Prereq: Math 231(C) or Math 225(C), admis to College of Engineering & Applied Science.
111 Engineering Fundamentals II. 4 cr. U. Intermediate problem-solving skills, experimentation, technical communication and introduction to engineering design.|Prereq: MechEng 110(P).
150 How Things Work: Understanding Technology. 3 cr. U. An introductory course that explains the technology that affects our everyday life. Topics include: automobiles, computers, telephone, radio, television, etc.|Prereq: none.
301 Basic Engineering Thermodynamics. 3 cr. U. Basic energy concepts and definitions; First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics; ideal and real gases; thermodynamic properties; introductory cycle analysis.|Prereq: Math 233(P) & Physics 209(P).
320 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics. 3 cr. U. Basic law of fluid mechanics with applications to engineering problems and with laboratory demonstrations.|Prereq: MechEng 301(C); ElecEng 234(P) & Civ Eng 202(P).
321 Basic Heat Transfer. 4 cr. U. Introduction to conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer; heat exchangers; mass transfer analogies; laboratory experiments.|Prereq: jr st; MechEng 301(P).
323 Fluid Mechanics Laboratory. 1 cr. U. Hands-on experiments involving applications of potential flows, boundary layer flows, gas dynamics, aerodynamics, and fluid power.|Prereq: jr st; MechEng 320(P).
360 Mechanical Design I. 3 cr. U. Kinematic and dynamic analysis of machine members and design applications to linkages, cams, gears, machine balancing and mechanical systems subject to various constraints.|Prereq: Ind Eng 101(P) or MechEng 111(P); CompSci 151(P) or 153(P) or 201(P); & Civ Eng 202(P).
366 Design of Machine Elements. 4 cr. U. Design of mechanical components under steady and fatigue loads. Design of columns, shafts, fasteners, springs, bearings, gearing, etc. Mini-design projects.|Counts as a repeat of MechEng 365. Prereq: Ind Eng 210(P) or MechEng 111(P); MatlEng 201(P); & Civ Eng 303(P).
370 Computer Aided Engineering Laboratory. 2 cr. U. Mechanical design and analysis using state of the art CADD, kinematics, and FEA computer tools.|Prereq: MechEng 111(P) or MechEng 101(P) & Ind Eng 210(P); CompSci 151(P) or 153(P) or 201(P); Civ Eng 202(P) & 303(P); & ElecEng 234(P).
390 Design Projects. 3 cr. U. Open-ended design projects including problem formulation, specifications, feasibility studies and impact of constraints, such as economics, safety, reliability, etc. A formal report is required.|Not open to students who register for MechEng 395(ER) or 396(ER). Prereq: Ind Eng 360(C); MechEng 302(P), 321(P), 360(P), 365(P), 370(C) & cons instr.
402 Thermo-Fluid Engineering. 3 cr. U. Analysis and design of systems involving applications of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics. Applications include heat exchangers, power generation, refrigeration systems, and environmental control.|Prereq: MechEng 320(P) & 321(P).
405 Product Realization. 3 cr. U/G. This interdisciplinary course (engineering and art students) considers the diverse aspects of the product realization process.|Art 405, MechEng 405, & Ind Eng 405 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st & admis to Art & Design prog or IAT prog; or Ind Eng 350(P), 360(P), 370(P); or MechEng 321(P), 360(P), 366(P), 370(P); or grad st & cons instr.
411 Heat Transfer. 3 cr. U/G. Concepts of heat transfer including conduction, convection, and radiation; steady-state and transient conduction; laminar and turbulent convection; phase changes; black-body and real surface radiation; heat exchangers.|Prereq: jr st; MechEng 321(P).
415 Modern Thermomanufacturing Processes. 3 cr. U/G. An introduction to thermal management and techniques applied to chemical vapor deposition, welding, thermal spraying, and machining (cutting and grinding).|Prereq: jr st; Civ Eng 303(P), Mecheng 321(P) or equiv, or cons instr.
420 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics. 3 cr. U/G. Navier-Stokes Equations; CFD package training; Potential Flows; Boundary-Layer Approximation; Turbulent Flows; Porous-Media Flows, Turbomachinery Flows.|Prereq: jr st; MechEng 320(P).
423 Applied Fluid Mechanics. 3 cr. U/G. Principles of fluid mechanics as applied to elements of fluid machinery, power transmission devices and control systems.|Prereq: jr st; MechEng 320 (P).
425 Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines. 3 cr. U/G. Introductory and intermediate wind turbine aerodynamics; wind and wind turbine interaction in energy transmission.|Prereq: jr st; MechEng 320(P) or cons instr.
430 (effective 01/21/2014) Energy Modeling. 3 cr. U/G. Electrical/thermal energy modeling through lectures and hands-on classroom work along with use of energy modeling software.|Jointly offered with and counts as repeat of ElecEng 430. Prereq: jr st; or cons instr.
432 Internal Combustion Engines. 3 cr. U/G. Thermodynamic principles of internal combustion engines; cycles, combustion, engine operation; carburation, ignition, performance analysis; engine balancing; super charging.|Prereq: jr st; MechEng 301 (P).
434 Air Conditioning System Design. 3 cr. U/G. The design of systems for heating and cooling spaces. Selection and design of central heating, cooling and energy distribution systems.|Prereq: jr st; MechEng 321(P), Ind Eng 210(P).
435 Power Plant Theory and Design. 3 cr. U/G. Application of engineering principles to design and analysis of power-production systems. Fossil fuel, nuclear, and gas-turbine power plants. Alternative power generation. Environmental aspects.|Prereq: jr st; MechEng 301(P).
436 Solar Engineering. 3 cr. U/G. Estimation of energy needs for solar heating and cooling systems for buildings; insolation; solar collector/energy storage design; applications to space heating/cooling, water heating.|Prereq: jr st; MechEng 301 (P).
438 (337) Mechanical Engineering Experimentation. 3 cr. U. Training and understanding data acquisition systems; experiment planning; sensor calibration; professional report writing and communication; industrial projects.|Prereq: sr st or cons instr; ElecEng 301(P); Ind Eng 467 or MthStat 467(P); MechEng 321(P), 360(P), 366(P).
451 Applied Optics in Engineering. 3 cr. U/G. Principles of geometric and physical optics. Introduction to lasers. Topics from current engineering uses of optics, including measurement systems and laser machining.|Prereq: sr st; Physics 210(P) or cons instr.
455 Processing of Plastics. 3 cr. U/G. Description of plastics as polymers and polymer composites. Study of various technologies to manufacture plastics. Analytical description of flow and heat transfer in polymers.|Prereq: MechEng 320(P) & 321(P).
456 Metal Casting Engineering. 3 cr. U/G. Pattern and core design; molding technology; pouring and feeding castings; metallurgy of cast engineering alloys and their foundry practice; casting design.|MechEng 456 and MatlEng 456(421) are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; MatlEng 201(P).
457 Engineering Composites. 3 cr. U/G. Study of the structure-property relationships in composite materials. Properties of fibers and other reinforcements. Metal, polymer and ceramic matrix composites.|MechEng 457 and MatlEng 457(455) are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; MatlEng 201(P).
460 Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing. 3 cr. U/G. Structure, properties, processing and manufacture of nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanofibers, bulk nanomaterials, nanocomposites including polymer, metal, ceramic, natural and biocomposites; nanofluidics, nanorheology, nanomachines, and nanotribology.|MechEng 460 & MatlEng 460 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of each other. Prereq: jr st; MatlEng 201(P).
461 Intermediate Kinematics and Dynamics. 3 cr. U/G. Analysis and synthesis of planar spacial mechanisms, using computational and analytical methods. Dynamics of machinery. Introduction to computer-aided design.|Prereq: jr st; MechEng 360(P).
462 (562) Intermediate Design of Machinery. 3 cr. U/G. Consideration of complicated loadings and combined stresses. Design against fatigue. Design and analysis of machine systems. Consideration of special topics in machine element design.|Prereq: jr st; MechEng 365(P).
463 Introduction to Finite Elements. 3 cr. U/G. Generation and assembly of finite element matrices in one and two-dimensional problems. Modeling and practical applications in solid mechanics, heat transfer and fluid flow.|Not open to students with cr in Civ Eng 463(ER). Prereq: jr st; ElecEng 234(P), Civ Eng 303(P); MechEng 320(C), 311(C) or 321(C).
465 Friction and Wear. 3 cr. U/G. Friction and wear of engineering materials. Effect of environment, surface interactions, lubrication, and material properties. Techniques of analysis and measurement.|Not open to students who have cr in MatlEng 465, which is identical to MechEng 465. Prereq: jr st; MatlEng 201(P).
466 Mechanics of Composite Materials. 3 cr. U/G. Basic concepts, materials, and characteristics of composites. Micromechanics and Macromechanics of Elastic Response. Failure, design and optimization of composite structures.|MechEng 466 & Civ Eng 466 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st & Civ Eng 303(P)
469 Introduction to Biomechanical Engineering. 3 cr. U/G. Mathematical modeling of human body; dynamics of human motion; neuromuscular control human movement; stress analysis of bones and joints; concurrent mechanical problems in medicine.|MechEng 469 & Civ Eng 469 are jointly offered and count as repeats of one another. Prereq: Civ Eng 202(P) & 303(P); or cons instr.
472 Introduction to Wind Energy. 3 cr. U/G. Principles of wind turbines; wind characteristics; rotor dynamics of wind turbines; turbine design and integration; controls and electrical systems; grid connection.|MechEng 472 & ElecEng 472 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; or cons instr.
474 Introduction to Control Systems. 4 cr. U/G. Modeling of continuous systems; stability considerations, analysis and design of feedback control systems in time and frequency domains.|Prereq: sr st; ElecEng 234(P), 301(P); Civ Eng 202(P).
474 (effective 01/21/2014) Introduction to Control Systems. 4 cr. U/G. Modeling of continuous systems; stability considerations, analysis and design of feedback control systems in time and frequency domains.|Prereq: sr st; ElecEng 301(P); a grade of C or better in ElecEng 234(P) & Civ Eng 202(P).
475 Vibrations in Mechanical Design. 3 cr. U/G. Integrated treatment of mathematical modeling and analysis of mechanical systems, analysis of vibrations and performance under different loading conditions.|Prereq: sr st; Civ Eng 202(P), ElecEng 234(P).
476 Introduction to Robotics. 3 cr. U/G. Fundamentals of manipulators, sensors, actuators, end-effectors and product design for automation, computer vision and pattern recognition.|Prereq: ElecEng 234(P), MechEng 360(P).
477 Introduction to Automobile Dynamics. 3 cr. U/G. Study of motion of automobiles; understanding of safety-enhancing mechatronic systems, such as ABS, traction control and stability control systems; transmission and suspension design.|Prereq: jr st or cons instr; ElecEng 234(P); MechEng 360(P).
479 Control and Design of Mechatronic Systems. 3 cr. U/G. Understanding interfacing of mechanical systems using electro-mechanical components; conceptual design and analysis of high performance computer controlled mechanical systems; prototyping of mechatronic systems.|Prereq: sr st or cons instr; ElecEng 474(402)(P) or MechEng 474(P).
490 Topics in Mechanical Engineering: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U/G. Recent theoretical and applied topics in mechanical engineering.|May be retaken with change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
496 (396) Senior Design Project. 3 cr. U. Engineering design project in a simulated industrial environment. Student design team works on a problem in collaboration with college faculty and vendors. Formal report writing.|Prereq: MechEng 321(P), 360(P), 366(P), & 370(P).
574 (478) Intermediate Control Systems. 3 cr. U/G. State space; frequency domain methods of modeling, analysis and design of control systems; digital control; and multivariate systems.|ElecEng 574(503) & MechEng 574(478) are jointly offered & count as repeats of each other. Not open for cr to students who have cr in ElecEng 503(ER) or MechEng 503(ER). Prereq: sr st; Mecheng 474(P) or ElecEng 474(402)(P); or grad st.
584 Biodynamics of Human Motion. 3 cr. U/G. Techniques for collecting, analyzing and interpreting human motion data. Special emphasis will be placed on performing data analysis using the software package, Matlab.|Prereq: jr st; ElecEng 234(P); Civ Eng 202(C).
699 Independent Study. 1-3 cr. U/G. |Limited to max of 6 cr applied toward undergrad degree. Prereq: jr st; cons instr.
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