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Engineering Mechanics (E MCH)

E MCH 400 Advanced Strength of Materials and Design (3) Combined stresses; energy methods; special problems in bending and torsion; plates; thin-walled structures; buckling and stability; design projects.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 213, E MCH 210H orE MCH 210  

E MCH 402 Applied and Experimental Stress Analysis (3) Experimental design of structural and machine components; photoelasticity, electrical resistance strain gauge techniques, Moire techniques, interferometry, holography.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 213, E MCH 210H orE MCH 210  

E MCH 403 Strength Design in Materials and Structures (4) Determination, interpretation, significance, and application of mechanical properties such as plastic flow, fatigue strength, creep resistance, and dynamic properties.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 315, E MCH 316  

E MCH 407 Computer Methods in Engineering Design (3) Computer methods in mechanical design: solid modeling, graphics, surface smoothing/interpolation and underlying numerics: simultaneous equations, quadrature, eigen problems, discrete models.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CMPSC 201, CMPSC 202 orE SC 261M;E MCH 213, E MCH 210H orE MCH 210  

E MCH 409 Advanced Mechanics (3) Continuation of E MCH 012; Euler's equations for the rotation of a rigid body, gyroscopic motion, impulsive motion, Lagrangian mechanics.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 212 orE MCH 212H;MATH 230  

E MCH 416H Failure and Failure Analysis of Solids (3) Examination and analysis of the various modes of failure of solid materials.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 213, E MCH 210 orE MCH 210H  

E MCH 440 (MATSE 440) Nondestructive Evaluation of Flaws (3) Methods and limitations of nondestructive evaluation of mechanical flaws; optical, acoustical, electromagnetic, x-ray, radiography, thermography, and dye techniques.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 213, E MCH 210H orE MCH 210  

E MCH 446 Mechanics of Viscoelastic Materials (3) Nature of viscoelastic materials, constitutive relations, thermorheological materials, viscoelastic stress analysis, rubber elasticity, viscoelastic liquids, experimental techniques for material characterization.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 315, E MCH 316  

E MCH 461 (M E 461) Finite Elements in Engineering (3) Computer modeling and fundamental analysis of solid, fluid, and heat flow problems using existing computer codes.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: E MCH 213, E MCH 210H orE MCH 210;CMPSC 200, CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 202  

E MCH 470 (M E 470) Analysis and Design in Vibration Engineering (3) Application of Lagrange's equations to mechanical system modeling, multiple- degree-of-freedom systems, experimental and computer methods; some emphasis on design applications.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 212 orE MCH 212H;M E 370 orE SC 407H  

E MCH 471 Engineering Composite Materials (3) Properties, manufacture, forms of composites; micromechanics; orthotropic lamina properties; laminate analysis; theories; failure analysis; thermal, environmental effects.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 213, E MCH 210H orE MCH 210;E MCH 315, E SC 414M orMATSE 201  

E MCH 473 (AERSP 473) Composites Processing (3) An introduction to the principles of mechanics governing manufacturing, computer-aided design, and testing of composite materials and structures.
Effective: Summer 1988
Prerequisite: E MCH 471  

E MCH 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

E MCH 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

E MCH 500 (M E 560) Solid Mechanics (3) Introduction to continuum mechanics, variational methods, and finite element formulations; application to bars, beams, cylinders, disks, and plates.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

E MCH 506 Experimental Stress Analysis (3) Experimental methods of stress determination, including photoelasticity, stress coat, and electric strain gauge techniques; stress analogies; strain rosettes for combined stress determinations.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: E MCH 507  

E MCH 507 Theory of Elasticity and Applications (3) Equations of equilibrium and compatibility; stresses and strains in beams, curved members, rotating discs, thick cylinders, torsion and structural members.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 213  

E MCH 509 Theory of Plates and Shells (3) Bending and buckling of plates; elastic foundations; deformation of shells, multilayer shells, stress and stability analysis, weight optimization, application problems.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 213  

E MCH 514 (E SC 514) Engineering Science and Mechanics Seminar (1 per semester) Current literature and special problems in engineering mechanics.
Effective: Spring 1999
 

E MCH 516 Mathematical Theory of Elasticity (3) Fundamental equations and problems of elasticity theory; uniqueness theorems and variational principles; methods of stress functions and displacement potential; applications.
Effective: Winter 1978
Prerequisite: E MCH 540  

E MCH 520 Advanced Dynamics (3) Dynamics of a particle and of rigid bodies; Newtonian equations in moving coordinate systems; Lagrange's and Hamilton's equations of motion; special problems in vibrations and dynamics.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 212, MATH 250  

E MCH 521 (ACS 521) Stress Waves in Solids (3) Recent advances in Ultrasonic Nondestructive Evaluation: waves; reflection and refraction; horizontal shear; multi-layer structures; stress; viscoelastic media; testing principles.
Effective: Spring 1998
Prerequisite: E MCH 524A, E MCH 524B  

E MCH 523 Ultrasonic Nondestructive Evaluation (3) Methods, techniques, applications of Ultrasonic Nondestructive Evlauation wave propagation; signal processing and pattern recognition applied to UNDE; practical laboratory demonstrations.
Effective: Spring 1998
 

E MCH 524A Mathematical Methods in Engineering (3) Special functions, boundary value problems, eigenfunctions and eigenvalue problems; applications to engineering systems in mechanics, vibrations, and other fields.
Effective: Spring 1999
Prerequisite: MATH 250 orMATH 251  

E MCH 524B Mathematical Methods in Engineering (3) Boundary-value problems in curvilinear coordinates, integral transforms; application to diffusion, vibration, Laplace and Helmholtz equations in engineering systems.
Effective: Spring 1999
Prerequisite: E MCH 524A, E SC 404 orMATH 411  

E MCH 524C Mathematical Methods in Engineering (3) Green's functions applied to problems in potentials, vibration, wave propagation and diffusion with special emphasis on asymptotic methods.
Effective: Spring 1999
Prerequisite: E MCH 524B, E SC 406H orMATH 412  

E MCH 527 Structural Dynamics (3) Dynamic behavior of structural systems; normal modes; input spectra; finite element representation of frameworks, plates, and shells; impedance; elastic- plastic response.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: E MCH 470 orE MCH 571  

E MCH 528 Experimental Methods in Vibrations (3) Investigation of one or more degrees of freedom, free and forced mechanical vibrations, vibration properties of materials, nondestructive testing.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: E MCH 470 orE MCH 571  

E MCH 530 Mechanical Behavior of Materials (3) Engineering materials mechanical responses; stress/strain in service context of temperature, time, chemical environment; mechanical testing characterization; design applications.
Effective: Spring 1989
 

E MCH 531 Theory of Plasticity and Applications (3) Yield condition; plastic stress-strain relations; theory of slip-line fields; applications to bending, torsion, axially symmetric bodies, metal processing.
Effective: Winter 1978
Prerequisite: E MCH 507  

E MCH 532 Fracture Mechanics (3) Stress analysis of cracks; stable and unstable crack growth in structures and materials; materials fracture resistance.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: E MCH 500  

E MCH 533 Scanned Image Microscopy (3) Imaging principles, quantitative data acquisition techniques, and applications for scanned image microscopy are discussed.
Effective: Summer 2003
Prerequisite: E MCH 440  

E MCH 534 (MATSE 563) Micromechanisms of Fracture (3) Mechanisms of fracture and their relationship to loading conditions, environment, flow behavior, processing history, and microstructure.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: E SC 414M  

E MCH 535 (MATSE 564) Deformation Mechanisms in Materials (3) Deformation of crystalline/amorphous solids and relationship to structure; elastic, viscoelastic and plastic response over a range of temeratures and strain rates.
Effective: Fall 2004
Prerequisite: E SC 414M orMATSE 436  

E MCH 536 Thermal Stress Analysis (3) Thermoelasticity, thermal shock, and design.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: E MCH 400 orE MCH 500  

E MCH 540 Introduction to Continuum Mechanics (3) Algebra and analysis of tensors; balance equations of classical physics; the linear theories of continuum mechanics.
Effective: Winter 1978
 

E MCH 541 Structural Health Monitoring (3) Technology development to address maintenance and safey concerns related to the aging aerospace/mechanical/civil infrastructure.
Effective: Summer 2015
 

E MCH 542 (ACS 542) Physical Principles in Biomedical Ultrasonics (3) Physical principles of advanced ultrasonic imaging and quantitative data acquisition techniques in fields of biology and medicine.
Effective: Summer 2015
 

E MCH 546 Theory of Viscoelasticity and Applications (3) Linear and nonlinear viscoelastic theories; generalized isotropic and anisotropic viscoelastic stress-strain relations.
Effective: Winter 1978
Prerequisite: E MCH 507  

E MCH 560 Finite Element Analysis (3) General theory; application to statics and dynamics of solids, structures, fluids, and heat flow; use of existing computer codes.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 213  

E MCH 562 (A B E 562) Boundary Element Analysis (3) Numerical solution of boundary value problems using fundamental solutions; application to problems in potential theory, diffusion, and elastostatics.
Effective: Spring 1996
Prerequisite: A B E 513 orE MCH 461 orE MCH 560  

E MCH 563 (M E 563) Nonlinear Finite Elements (3) Advanced theory of semidiscrete formulations for continua and structures; emphasizes dynamic and nonlinear problems.
Effective: Spring 1996
Prerequisite: A B E 513, E MCH 461 orE MCH 560  

E MCH 571 (AERSP 571, M E 571) Foundations of Structural Dynamics and Vibration (3) Modeling approaches and analysis methods of structural dynamics and vibration.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: AERSP 304, E MCH 470, M E 450 orM E 470  

E MCH 581 Micromechanics of Composites (3) A rigorous application of mechanics to the understanding of relationships between microstructure and thermomechanical properties of composites.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: CERSC 414 orCERSC 502 orE MCH 471 orE MCH 507  

E MCH 590 Colloquium (1-3) Continuing seminars that consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.
Effective: Fall 1996
 

E MCH 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 1987
 

E MCH 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently; several different topics may be taught in one year or term.
Effective: Spring 1987
 

E MCH 600 Thesis Research (1-15) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

E MCH 601 Ph.D. Dissertation Full-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

E MCH 602 (E SC 602) Supervised Experience in College Teaching (1-3 per semester/maximum of 6) No description.
Effective: Fall 2003
 

E MCH 610 Thesis Research Off Campus (1-15) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

E MCH 611 Ph.D. Dissertation Part-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

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