University Bulletin

Graduate Degree Programs

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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