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Prereqs: CHEM 109 or 111; PHYS 212; MECH 223 or parallel.
Relation of atomic, molecular, and crystal structure to the physical, mechanical, and chemical properties of metals, alloys, polymers, and ceramics.
This course is a prerequisite for: MATL 262
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MATL 260 or parallel.
Engineering behavior of materials with emphasis on macroscopic properties; relationship between these properties, processing history, composition and microstructure. Introduction to the use of metallographic tools used in interpretation.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: CHEM 109 or 111; PHYS 212; MECH 223 or parallel.
Relation of atomic, molecular and crystal structure to the physical, mechanical and chemical properties of metals, alloys, polymers and ceramics. Experience in investigation of properties of engineering materials.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 325 and MATL 360, or equivalent.
Emphasizes those principles at the atomistic or molecular level that relate mechanical properties and behavior of different classes of materials to their structure and environment.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MATL 360.
Application of scientific principles in the laboratory to the analysis of materials problems and selection of engineering materials.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MATL 462/862
Prereqs: PHYS 212.
Principles of crystallography. Production and properties of X-rays. Interaction of X-rays with atoms and the nature of diffraction (direction and the intensities of diffracted beams). Diffraction patterns and intensity measurements.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MATL 360 or equivalent.
Principles of alloying; alloy selection; modification of the physical properties of structural alloys by thermal, mechanical, and chemical treatment; solidification and joining phenomena.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MATL 360 and MECH 325; or permission.
Rational selection procedure for the most suitable materials for each particular mechanical design. Introduction of materials selection charts and the concept of materials performance indices. Case studies in mechanical design, taking materials selections, shape and process into account. Projects on materials selection at the design concept and the design embodiment stages.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 200; MECH 325; MATL 360 or equivalent.
Basic principles of powder metallurgy, with emphasis on methods of producing metal powders, determination of their characteristics; the mechanics of powder compaction; sintering methods and effects; and engineering applications.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 325; MATL 360 or equivalent.
Metallurgical tools for analysis of failures; types and modes of failures; sources of design and manufacturing defects. Case histories utilized to illustrate modes of failures and principles and practices for analysis. Design concepts and remedial design emphasized with these case studies. Several projects involving case analyses and design by students included.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: PHYS 212 and MATL 360.
Development of the principles controlling the formation of the structure of engineering materials. Phase diagrams, diffusion, interfaces and microstructures, solidification and diffusional transformation and diffusionless transformations.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MATL 360 and MECH 200, or equivalent; MATH 208 or parallel.
Materials thermodynamics of closed systems, introduction to liquid and solid solution alloys, relationship to gas phase, application to binary systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: PHYS 212.
Introduction to electron beam instruments. Electron interactions with materials. Basic aspects of electron diffraction, image formation and spectrum generation by materials. Acquisition and analysis of images, diffraction patterns and spectral data. Resolution and sensitivity limits of electron probe methods. Practical experience in the use of electron microscopes for characterization of materials.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MATL 472/872
Prereqs: MATL 360 or equivalent; MATH 221/MATH 821.
Kinetics of gas-liquid-solid reactions in alloy systems; analysis of diffusion models applicable to such systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MATL 473/873
Prereqs: CHEM 109 or equivalent.
Fundamentals of corrosion engineering, underlying principles, corrosion control, and materials selection and environmental control.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MATL 474/874
Prereqs: MATL 360 and MECH 200 or equivalent.
Unit operations and processes utilized in production of ferrous, nonferrous, and refractory metals. Examples of production techniques for metal bearing ores, scrap metals, and domestic waste. Control of impurity and alloy content and their relationship to physical properties.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission.
The course introduces the optical and electronic processes in inorganic and organic molecules and polymers that govern the behavior of practical organic electronic and optoelectronic devices.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Investigation and written report of research into specific problems in any major area of materials engineering.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Lab
Course Delivery: Classroom

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MECH Courses

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Overview of mechanical engineering. Introduction to problem layout, and development of basic skills required to solve mechanical engineering problems. Collection, manipulation and presentation of engineering data.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Principles and accepted practices of geometric design. Computer generation of 2D and 3D models for mechanical systems. Introduction to engineering design practices such as specifications, dimensioning, and tolerance.
This course is a prerequisite for: BSEN 470, MECH 342, MECH 381
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 1, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: PHYS 212 and MECH 223.
First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, properties of gases and vapors. Sources of energy and its conversion to work.
This course is a prerequisite for: BSEN 344, MATL 467, MATL 470, MATL 474, MECH 300, MECH 330, MECH 413, MECH 445
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation; PHYS 212; MECH 223.
First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, properties of gases and vapors. Sources of energy and its conversion to work. Honors students will be expected to study beyond the students in the normal sections and do a special project.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MECH 220
Prereqs: MATH 106.
For students in architecture and construction management.
Fundamental concepts, equilibrium of force systems, analysis of simple frames and trusses. Centroid and moments of inertia and friction.
This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 324
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MATH 107, PHYS 211.
Action of forces on engineering structures and machines. Force systems, static equilibrium of frames and machines. Friction, center of gravity, moment of inertia, vector algebra.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation; MATH 107 and PHYS 211.
Bodies in equilibrium. Vector algebra, equivalent force systems, distributed loads, and center of gravity. Analysis of trusses, frames, and machines. Friction, wedges, crews, and belts. Area moments of inertia.
This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 325H, MECH 373H
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MECH 250
Prereqs: PHYS 211.
Parallel: MATH 208. For electrical engineering majors.
Force actions in static coplanar systems with applications to engineering structures and machines. Resultants, moments, couples, equivalent force systems, vector algebra. Static equilibrium conditions and equations.
This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 351
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 200.
Applications of control-volume analysis (mass, energy, and momentum), both transient and steady; mixtures of gases and vapors; introduction to combustion; thermodynamic relations and establishment of data banks of thermal properties; applications of computer-aided engineering to processes and cycles; methodologies and case studies for thermal systems design; execution of small-scaled design projects.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MECH 310
Fluid Mechanics Crosslisted as CIVE 310
Prereqs: MECH 373; MATH 221.
Parallel: MECH 200.
Fluid statics, equations of continuity, momentum, and energy dimensional analysis and dynamic similitude. Applications to: flow meters; fluid pumps and turbines; viscous flow and lubrication; flow in closed conduits and open channels. Two-dimensional potential flow.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH/CIVE 310 or parallel.
Fluid mechanics experiments and demonstrations. Conservation principles; determination of fluid properties, velocity, pressure, and flow measurements; pipe flow; open channel flow; and instrumentation techniques.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MATH 208.
An applications-oriented course for formulating and solving engineering statistical problems.  Includes Descriptive statistics, probability distributions, variability, sampling, confidence intervals, tests of significance, basics of statistical process control, and design of experiments.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 220 or 223.
For students in architecture and construction management.
Stress and strain analysis in elastic materials. Use of properties of materials in the analysis and design of welded and riveted connections, statically determinate and indeterminate flexure members, columns. Combined stresses, axial, eccentric and torsional loading. Observations of laboratory tests for axially loaded specimens. Introduction to shear and moment diagrams.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 223, MATH 208.
Concept of stress and strain considering axial, torsional, and bending forces. Shear and moments. Introduction to combined stresses and column theory.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation; MECH 223 or 223H; MATH 208.
Introduction to the mechanics of elastic bodies. Concepts of stress and strain. Extension, bending, and torsion. Shear and moment diagrams. Principal stresses. Deflection of statically determinate and indeterminate beams. Buckling of columns. Special advanced topics.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Conceptual modeling of mechanical engineering systems. Analytical exploration of engineering behavior of conceptual models. Case studies drawn from mechanical engineering problems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 130 and MECH 373.
Analysis of the motions of linkage and cam mechanisms. Methods of design of linkage and cam mechanisms. Gear theory. Analysis and design of ordinary and planetary gear trains. Determination of static and dynamic forces in machines. Balancing of machines. Flywheel design. Dynamics of cam mechanisms. Vibration of machines.
This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 343, MECH 442, MECH 444, MECH 445, MECH 456, MECH 488
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 325; IMSE 206; JGEN 200 or 300; MECH 342; MATL 360; IMSE 321 or STAT 380 or parallel.
Design of machine elements under different conditions of loading. Design work includes a project of broader scope (done primarily out of class) requiring a breadth of knowledge. Failure theories for static and dynamic loading of bolts, springs, bearings, and shafts.
This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 438, MECH 446, MECH 455, MECH 456, MECH 483, MECH 488
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 373; ELEC 211; MATH 314 or parallel.
Unified treatment of the dynamics and control of engineering systems. Emphasis on physical aspects, formulation of mathematical models, application of various mathematical methods, and interpretation of results in terms of the synthesis and analysis of real systems.
This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 380, MECH 444, MECH 445, MECH 446, MECH 450, MECH 453, MECH 455, MECH 457, MECH 483
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MECH 351
Prereqs: MECH 250.
For electrical engineering majors.
Application of Newton's laws to engineering problems involving coplanar kinematics and kinetics of particles. Work, energy, impulse, and momentum. Conservative systems. Periodic motion.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MATL 360; and MECH 325.
Introduction to traditional and modern manufacturing processes and methods to include: foundry; forming processes; welding; metal removal theory and practices; modern manufacturing systems and automation; and economics of process selection.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 223, MATH 208.
Force action related to displacement, velocity, and acceleration of rigid bodies. Kinematics of plane motion, kinetics of translation and rotation. Mass moment of inertia, vibration, work, energy and power, impulse and momentum.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation; MECH 223 or 223H; MATH 208.
Motion of particles and rigid bodies under the action of forces and moments. Kinematics of plane motion: displacement, velocity, and acceleration. Kinetics of translation and rotation; work, energy and power; impulse, momentum and impact. Introduction to vibration analysis.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ELEC 231; JGEN 200 or 300; IMSE 321 or STAT 380 or parallel; MECH 350 and MECH 310, or parallel.
Theory, statistics, applications and design of mechanical engineering experiments.
This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 415, MECH 487
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MATH 221; MECH 130 or CSCE 155N or permission.
Principles and techniques currently used for the computer-aided design (CAD). Applications of interactive graphics devices for drafting, design, and analysis. Modelling and analogy of engineering systems. Elementary finite element, Bode, and numerical analyses. CAD case studies and term project.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission.
Engineering design or laboratory investigation that an undergraduate is qualified to undertake.
Credit Hours: 1-5
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 300 or equivalent.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MECH 404/804
Prereqs: MECH 300 and MECH 420/MECH 820.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MECH 405/805
Prereqs: MECH 300 and MECH 310/CIVE 310.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 300 or equivalent.
Application of thermodynamic and fluid dynamic principles to the design of air conditioning systems. Comprehensive design project is an integral part of the course.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 300 or equivalent.
Application of thermodynamic and fluid dynamic principles to the design of Power Plants. Comprehensive design project is an integral part of the course.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MECH 408/808
Prereqs: MECH 300 or equivalent.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MECH 413/813
Prereqs: MECH 200 and MECH 310/CIVE 310.
Subsonic and supersonic air flow theory, dynamics of flight, performance parameters, rotoranalysis, and special topics.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MECH 414/814
Prereqs: MECH 300 and MECH 310/CIVE 310.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MECH 415/815
Prereqs: MECH310/CIVE 310 and MECH 380, or parallel.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MECH 416/816
Prereqs: MECH 310 and MATH 221/MATH 821.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MECH 420/820
Prereqs: MECH 310.
Heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation. Correlation of theory with experimental data and engineering design.
This course is a prerequisite for: AREN 412, AREN 814, MECH 404, MECH 425, MECH 426, MECH 431, MECH 436, MECH 483, MECH 487
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MECH 421/821
Elements of Nuclear Engineering Crosslisted as ENGR 421
Prereqs: ENGR 300 or 301 or 310; MATH 208/208H; and PHYS 212/212H.
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.
This course is a prerequisite for: ENGR 420
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: IMSE 321 or STAT 380.
Statistical process control and quality assurance techniques in manufacturing. Control charts, acceptance sampling, and analyses and design of quality control systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission.
Fundamentals of laser material processing. Laser material interactions from the compressible flow perspective. Analytical, semi-analytical, and numerical approaches.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 420 or permission.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 420.
Heat transfer in nanoscale and nanostructured materials. Heat transfer in ultrafast laser materials processing.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 310; MATH 314; MECH 420 or parallel.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 373; MECH 310 and 420.
Introduction to biomechanics. Basic anatomy, biomaterials, kinematics, dynamics, visco-elasticity, bio-fluid mechanics, and bio-heat transfer.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 223, 325, and 373; or equivalent.
Biomedical Device Design (3cr) Lec 3. Prereq: MECH 223, 325, & 373 or equivalent. Design of devices intended for use in biomedical environments. Introduction to modeling of the bio-environment, biomaterials 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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 343 or parallel.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 342.
Analytical cam design. Geometry of constrained plane motion and application to the design of mechanisms. Analysis and synthesis of pin-jointed linkage mechanisms.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 342 and MECH 350.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Development of design concepts. Introduction to synthesis techniques and mathematical analysis methods. Applications of these techniques to mechanical engineering design projects.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 300, MECH 310, MECH 343, MECH 350, professional admission to Mechanical Engineering BS program.
Synthesis, design, and a written report on two projects, plus a proposal for the students final design project in MECH 447. The two projects should span the general areas of mechanical engineering developing breadth, resourcefulness, creativity and most importantly, the use of the design process. Guest lectures by practicing designers will be a part of the class when appropriate.
This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 447
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs: MECH 446, professional admission to Mechanical Engineering BS program.
Definition, scope, analysis, synthesis, and the design for the solution of a comprehensive engineering problem in any major area of mechanical engineering.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs: MECH 373, MECH 325.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MECH 449/849
Prereqs: MECH 373 and MATH 221/821.
Particle dynamics using Newton's laws, energy principles, momentum principles. Rigid body dynamics using Euler's equations and Lagrange's equations. Variable mass systems. Gyroscopic motion.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 350.
Applications of control systems analysis and synthesis for mechanical engineering equipment. Control systems for pneumatic, hydraulic, kinematic, electromechanical, and thermal systems.
This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 458
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Matrix methods of analysis. Finite element stiffness method. Computer programs. Applications to structures and soils. Introduction to finite element analysis of fluid flow.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 325.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 350.
Robotics synthesize some aspects of human function by the use of mechanisms, sensors, actuators, and computers.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MATH 221/821, MECH 325 and MECH 373.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
MECH 455/855
Prereqs: MECH 343 and 350.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 342 and 343.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ELEC 231; MECH 350 or parallel.
Lab sessions allow for constructing mechatronic systems. Lab time arranged. A comprehensive design project included. Theory, application, simulation, and design of systems that integrate mechanical, computer, and electronic components.
This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 958
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 450.
Introduction to digital measurement and control of mechanical systems. Applications of analysis and synthesis of discrete time systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 373 and MATH 221.
Linear response of one and two degree of freedom systems. Rotating imbalance, vibration isolation. Fundamentals of wave motion, vibrating strings and bars. Acoustic wave equation, acoustic impedances, sound propagation, traveling wave solutions, separation of variables. The Helmholtz resonator. Acoustic waves in pipes. Experiments in mechanical vibrations and acoustics.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: 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.
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).
This course is a prerequisite for: CHME 496
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 310; MECH 343; MECH 350; MECH 420 or parallel.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 300 and 380; MECH 420/820 or parallel.
Design, execution, and evaluation of physical experiments in the areas of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MECH 342 and 343; MECh 380 or parallel.
Design projects and physical experiments in the area of machine design and kinematics.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission.
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Treatment of special topics in engineering mechanics by experimental, computational and/or theoretical methods. Topics vary from term to term.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Investigation and written report of research into specific problem in any major area of mechanical engineering.
Credit Hours: 0-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Lab
Course Delivery: Classroom
MECH 499H
Prereqs: Senior standing in mechanical engineering; admission to the University Honors Program.
Honors thesis research project meeting the requirements of the University Honors Program. Independent research project executed under the guidance of a member of the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering which contributes to the advancement of knowledge in the field. Culminates in the presentation of an honors thesis to the department and college.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Course Delivery: Classroom

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