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Mechanical Engineering (M E)

M E 400 Thermodynamics of Propulsion and Power Systems (3) Analysis and modeling of propulsion and power systems, including combustion, compressible flow through nozzles, chemical equilibrium, and moist air systems.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 300 andM E 320 ; Prerequisite or concurrent:M E 410  

M E 401 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (3) Theoretical principles, design, performance, and selection of various refrigeration and air-conditioning systems; building heat and cooling loads; solar heating.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 410  

M E 402 Power Plants (3) A study of fossil-fuel steam generation and utility plants, including cogeneration, gas turbine, and combined cycles.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 410  

M E 403 Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Engines (3) Introduction to Fundamentals of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells (PEFCs). Includes fundamentals of electrochemistry, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer materials, and manufacturing issues of PEFCs. A brief survey of other fuel cell types is also included.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: M E 300 Prerequisite or concurrent:M E 320   Concurrent: M E 410 or equivalent

M E 404 Gas Turbines (3) Thermodynamic cycles relating to gas turbines; analysis and performance of compressors, combustion chambers, single- and multi-stage turbines; recent developments.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 320 orM E 302  

M E 405 Indoor Air Quality Engineering (3) Prediction of the motion of contaminants (both gaseous particulate) in gas streams; analysis of ventilation systems and air pollution control systems; comparison of experimental sampling techniques.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 320 or equivalent  

M E 406 (NUC E 406) Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics (3) Statistical description of systems composed of large numbers of particles in the context of classical and quantum mechanics; basic concepts of probability theory and thermodynamics as they relate to statistical mechanics.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 300 orM E 201 orM E 302 orCH E 303;MATH 230 orMATH 231  

M E 408 Energy Systems (3) Theory, analysis, design, selection, and application of energy conversion systems.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: M E 320, M E 410  

M E 410 Heat Transfer (3) Thermal energy transfer mechanisms: conduction (steady, transient), convection (internal, external), radiation; lumped parameter method; heat exchangers; introduction to numerical methods.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: M E 320 orBME 409;CMPSC 200 orCMPSC 201;MATH 220 orNUC E 309  

M E 411 Heat-Exchanger Design (3) Thermal design and application of different heat-exchanger types, including surface selection and design optimization.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 410  

M E 420 Compressible Flow I (3) Introductory compressible flow (gas dynamics), mathematical background, and physical concepts of isentropic flow, shock waves, expansion waves, and applications.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 320  

M E 421 Viscous Flow Analysis and Computation (3) Apply analytical and computational methods to solve the differential equations describing fluid flow. Incompressible external flows past objects and internal flows in pipes and ducts are some problems considered.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: M E 201, M E 320, AERSP 308, AERSP 311 orC E 361;CMPSC 200 orCMPSC 201 orCMPSC 202;MATH 220;MATH 250 orMATH 251  

M E 422 Principles of Turbomachinery (3) Application of Newton's laws of motion and basic laws of thermodynamics to analysis of fluid flow in turbomachinery.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 320  

M E 427 Incompressible Aerodynamics (3) Analysis of lift and drag using potential flow theory, effects of viscosity on potential flow calculations, wind tunnel testing.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 320  

M E 428 Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics (3) Introduction to theory and application of computational techniques for solving fluid flow and heat transfer.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: M E 320, M E 410  

M E 430 (EGEE 430) Introduction to Combustion (3) Concepts related to laminar and turbulent premixed and nonpremixed combustion with applications to propulsion and stationary systems.
Effective: Fall 2009
Prerequisite: M E 201 orM E 300 orEME 301  

M E 431 Internal Combustion Engines (3) Thermodynamic aspects of internal combustion engine design and performance; two- and four-stroke cycle, supercharged and non-supercharged, diesel and spark-ignition types.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 302  

M E 432 Rocket Propulsion (3) Design and performance of rocket propulsion components and systems; thermodynamics, solid and liquid fuels, heat transfer, materials, controls, and instrumentation.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 320, M E 410  

M E 433 Fundamentals of Air Pollution (3) Natural and man-made sources of pollution; atmospheric dispersion; biological and health effects; control systems; legislation and regulations.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 201 orM E 300  

M E 440W Mechanical Systems Design Project (3) Design and analysis of mechanical components and systems. Application of fundamental design and analysis methods to open ended engineering problems.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: M E 340;M E 360;M E 370 ; prerequisite or concurrent:I E 312;ENGL 202C  

M E 441W Thermal Systems Design Project (3) Design of thermal systems through component design and/or selection, system simulation and optimization. Assessment of system economics and energy efficiency.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: M E 340;M E 410 Prerequisite or concurrent:ENGL 202C  

M E 442W Advanced Vehicle Design I (2) Part one of a two course sequence; applications of design and analysis methods to open-ended advanced transportation vehicles. Two semester course; satisfies Senior Design or ME Technical Elective requirements (when combined with M E 443W).
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: M E 340C;M E 360;M E 370 Prerequisite or concurrent:M E 410;I E 312;ENGL 202C  

M E 443W Advanced Vehicle Design II (1) Part two of a two course sequence; applications of design and analysis methods to open-ended advanced transportation vehicles. Two semester course; satisfies Senior Design or ME Technical Elective requirements (when combined with M E 442W).
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: M E 442W  

M E 444 Engineering Optimization (3) Problem formulation, algorithms and computer solution of various engineering optimization problems.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: MATH 220, MATH 230 orMATH 231, CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 202 orCMPSC 200  

M E 445 Microcomputer Interfacing for Mechanical Engineers (4) Interfacing of electro-mechanical systems to microcomputers for data acquistion, data analysis and digital control.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 345 and seventh-semester standing  

M E 446 (NUC E 446) Reliability and Risk Concepts in Design (3) Introduction to reliability mathematics. Failure data collection and analysis. Components and systems reliability prediction. Effects of maintenance on reliability. Risk Analysis. Case studies in engineering applications.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: MATH 250 orMATH 251;M E 345 orNUC E 309  

M E 448 Engineering Design Concepts (3) Engineering design and modelling, engineering economic analysis techniques, technical communication skills, project planning and design.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: M E 380 seventh-semester standing. Prerequisite or concurrent:M E 367, M E 410  

M E 449 Mechanical Design Projects (3) Group or individual design projects in the areas of mechanical engineering.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 448, eighth-semester standing  

M E 450 Modeling of Dynamic Systems (3) Modeling and analysis of dynamic interactions in engineering systems. Classical and state variable methods; digital simulation; stability and dynamic response.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: M E 370 ; Prerequisite or concurrent:M E 345  

M E 452 Vehicle Road Dynamics (3) Investigations of three-dimensional dynamics and design into the study of vehicle dynamics including tire forces, suspension, and stability.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: prerequisite or concurrent:M E 450  

M E 455 Automatic Control Systems (3) Dynamic analysis of systems involving automatic control of position, speed, power, flow, pressure, temperature, and other physical quantities.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 320, M E 450  

M E 456 (I E 456) Industrial Robot Applications (3) Introduction to robotics, with emphasis on robot selection, programming, and economic justification for manufacturing applications.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: MATH 220;MATH 250 orMATH 251;I E 305 orM E 360;CMPSC 200 orCMPSC 201  

M E 460 Advanced Machine Design Problems (3) Special machine design problems in unusual types of springs; gear problems and involutometry; cam design and application; multiple diameter shaft deflections and ball bearings.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 360, M E 370  

M E 461 (E MCH 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  

M E 462 Lubrication in Machine Design (3) Lubricants and lubrication with applications to design aspects of machines and mechanisms including bearings, gears, cams, and automotive engines.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: MATH 251, M E 360  

M E 465 Introduction to Manufacturing Laboratory (1) A laboratory-based introduction to manufacturing processes including material removal, forming, casting and joining for metals and non-metals.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: Prerequisite or concurrent:M E 468  

M E 467 Applied Finite Element Analysis (3) Review of matrix algebra; discretization; finite element formulation; application of finite element computer codes.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: M E 410 andM E 349  

M E 468 Engineering for Manufacturing (3) Manufacturability, the selection of the most effective materials and processes, and quality assurance.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: MATSE 259  

M E 469 Metallic Manufacturing Processes (3) Principles of metal working and introduction to current theories; analysis of deformation, joining, and metal removal processes.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: M E 349 . Prerequisite or concurrent:M E 468  

M E 470 (E MCH 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  

M E 471 Noise Control in Machinery (3) Nature of noise sources in machine elements and systems. Propagation and reduction of noise. Effects of noise on man.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 320, M E 370  

M E 480 Mechanism Design and Analysis (3) Design and analysis of mechanical linkages including kinematic synthesis and dynamic analysis. Linkages for a variety of applications are considered.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: E MCH 212 . Prerequisite or Concurrent:CMPSC 200  

M E 481 Introduction to Computer-Aided Analysis of Machine Dynamics (3) Techniques and formulations for computer based kinematic and dynamic analyses of machines.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: E MCH 212 ; Prerequisite or concurrent:CMPSC 200  

M E 491 Bioengineering Applications of Mechanical Engineering (3) Application of mechanical engineering knowledge in the context of life sciences.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: E E 211, M E 320, M E 357, E MCH 213, M E 349 or permission of program  

M E 494 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

M E 494H Senior Thesis (1-9) Students must have approval of a thesis adviser before scheduling this course.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: Junior or senior status in the University Scholars Program  

M E 495 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

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

M E 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
 

M E 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2008
 

M E 504 Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics (3) Pure and applied thermodynamics including its application to advanced engineering problems; collateral reading and discussion of the classical works on the subject.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

M E 512 Heat Transfer--Conduction (3) One- and two-dimensional conduction heat transfer for steady state and transient systems with varying boundary conditions.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

M E 513 Heat Transfer--Convection (3) Laminar and turbulent flow heat transfer in natural and forced convection systems.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

M E 514 Heat Transfer--Radiation (3) Thermal radiation fundamentals; specular and diffuse systems; differential and integral methods; numerical techniques; industrial applications.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

M E 515 Two-Phase Heat Transfer (3) Heat transfer processes involving evaporation, boiling, and condensation.
Effective: Winter 1978
 

M E 517 Techniques for Heat Transfer Enhancement (3) Study of advanced concepts in convective and two-phase heat transfer, with emphasis on techniques of heat transfer enhancement.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 320, M E 410  

M E 520 Compressible Flow II (3) Two-dimensional subsonic flow; similarity rules; theory of characteristics; supersonic and hypersonic flows; nonsteady flow; oblique shock waves.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 420  

M E 521 Foundations of Fluid Mechanics I (3) First semester of core sequence in fluid mechanics; Navier-Stokes equations, potential flow, low Re flow, laminar boundary layers.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 300, M E 320  

M E 522 Foundations of Fluid Mechanics II (3) Second semester of core sequence in fluid mechanics; continuation of boundary layers, stability, transition, turbulence, turbulent boundary layers, turbulence models.
Effective: Summer 1990
Prerequisite: M E 421 orM E 521  

M E 523 Numerical Solutions Applied to Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Problems (3) Application of finite difference methods to the study of potential and viscous flows and conduction and convection heat transfer.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

M E 524 (AERSP 524) Turbulence and Applications to CFD: DNS and LES (3) First of two courses: Scalings, decompositions, turbulence equations; scale representations, Direct and Large-Eddy Simulation; modeling; pseudo-spectral methods; 3 computer projects.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: M E 521 orAERSP 508  

M E 525 (AERSP 525) Turbulence and Applications to CFD: RANS (3) Second of two courses: Scalings, decomposition, turbulence equations; Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) modeling; phenomenological models; 3 computer projects.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: M E 521 orAERSP 508  

M E 526 (AERSP 526) Computational Methods for Shear Layers (3) Study of numerical solution methods for steady and unsteady laminar or turbulent boundary-layer equations in two and three dimensions.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: AERSP 423 orM E 523  

M E 527 (AERSP 527) Computational Methods in Transonic Flow (3) Numerical solution of partial differential equations of mixed type, with emphasis on transonic flows and separating boundary layers.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: AERSP 423 orM E 523  

M E 530 Fundamentals of Combustion (3) Theoretical formulations and methods of solution of engineering problems and physical/chemical processes in various propulsion systems.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

M E 531 Species Measurements in Combustion Systems (1-3) Study of modern instrumentation techniques for determination of species concentrations in combustion systems.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

M E 532 Turbulent and Two-Phase Combustion (3) Fundamentals of chemically reacting turbulent flows in homogeneous systems including turbulent flames, spray combustion, ignition, reacting boundary layers.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: F SC 421 orM E 430 orM E 531  

M E 533 Solid Propellant Combustion (3) Introduction to phenomena of solid propellant combustion, analytical techniques for modeling propellant ignition and combustion behavior, experimental methods.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 410  

M E 535 (AERSP 535) Physics of Gases (3) An introduction to kinetic theory, statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular structure, chemical thermodynamics, and chemical kinetics of gases.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

M E 537 Laser Diagnostics for Combustion (3) A study of laser-based techniques for measuring gas temperature and concentration in chemically reacting flows.
Effective: Summer 1990
Prerequisite: M E 535  

M E 545 Mechatronics (3) This class will facilitate the hands-on investigation of mechatronic systems using a problem-based approach, with specific focus on system-level implementations.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: M E 445  

M E 546 (I E 546) Designing Product Families (3) Product families, product platforms, mass customization, product variety, modularity, commonality, robust design, product architectures.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: M E 414 orM E 415 orI E 466  

M E 547 (EDSGN 547, I E 547) Designing for Human Variability (3) Statistics, optimization and robust design methodologies to design products and environments that are robust to variability in users.
Effective: Summer 2009
 

M E 550 (E E 550) Foundations of Engineering Systems Analysis (3) Analytical methods are developed using the vector space approach for solving control and estimation problems; examples from different engineering applications.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: MATH 436  

M E 551 (E SC 551) High Power Energy Storage (3) High-power energy storage technologies including advanced batteries, ultracapacitors, and flywheels.
Effective: Summer 2015
 

M E 554 Digital Process Control (3) Analysis and design of control systems with digital controllers, including PID, finite settling time, state feedback, and minimum variance algorithms.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 450, M E 455  

M E 555 Linear System Theory and Control (3) Advanced problems and techniques in the design of automatic control systems with emphasis on stability, controller design, and optimum performance.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: M E 455  

M E 558 (E E 584) Robust Control Theory (3) Fundamentals of Robust Control Theory with emphasis on stability and performance analysis and design.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 580 orM E 555  

M E 559 (E E 587) Nonlinear Control and Stability (3) Design of nonlinear automatic control systems; phase-plane methods; describing functions; optimum switched systems; Liapunov stability; special topics in stability.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 380  

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

M E 561 Structural Optimization Using Variational and Numerical Methods (3) Shape and size optimization of elastic structures, continuous and discrete solution methods and numerical algorithms, design of compliant mechanisms.
Effective: Summer 2004
Prerequisite: M E 461  

M E 563 (E MCH 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  

M E 564 Elastic and Dynamic Stability of Structures (3) An introduction to the concept and analysis methods of structural stability; structures under static/dynamic loading and high speed conditions.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 213, M E 450 ; students need to have basic understanding of mechanical behavior of materials to follow the equations in this course and basic concepts of "system stability" to expand them to elastic structures  

M E 565 Optimal Design of Mechanical and Structural Systems (3) Application of numerical optimization techniques to design mechanical and structural systems; design sensitivity analysis.
Effective: Summer 1988
 

M E 571 (AERSP 571, E MCH 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 570  

M E 572 Experimental Modal Analysis (3) The development of structural dynamic models from experimental data, analytical and experimental vibration, analysis methods, laboratory techniques.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 450  

M E 573 (ACS 573) Designing Quiet Structures (3) Course integrates structural dynamics, acoustics and optimization into unified method for designing quiet structures virtually for early product development.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 470 andACS 502  

M E 577 (MATH 577) Stochastic Systems for Science and Engineering (3) The course develops the theory of stochastic processes and linear and nonlinear stochastic differential equations for applications to science and engineering.
Effective: Summer 1998
Prerequisite: MATH 414 orMATH 418;M E 550 orMATH 501  

M E 578 (MATH 578) Theory and Applications of Wavelets (3) Theory and physical interpretation of continuous and discrete wavelet transforms for applications in different engineering disciplines.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: M E 550 orMATH 501  

M E 580 Advanced Dynamics of Machines (3) Linear and torsional vibrations in and balancing of rotating and reciprocating machinery; exact analysis of stresses produced by these and other dynamic forces in machine parts.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 212, M E 370  

M E 581 Simulation of Mechanical Systems (3) Introduces computational fundamentals, including digital logic; programming language, basic numerical analysis and data processing, as applied to mechanical simulation techniques.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 480  

M E 582 Mechanism Synthesis (3) Geometrical and algebraic methods for synthesizing planar and spatial mechanisms, dynamics of spatial mechanism.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

M E 590 Colloquium (1) Continuing seminars that consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.
Effective: Fall 2009
 

M E 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
 

M E 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.
Effective: Spring 1987
 

M E 597G Elements of Machine Design (3) The objective of this course is to integrate the cornerstone elements in machine design to offer a perspective view. It starts with advanced analyses on fracture and fatigue failure mechanisms and their incorporation in practical design. Contact mechanics and failure are also discussed. The effects of environment, such as temperature, corrosion are considered. Concepts of reliability engineering are discussed to formulate these theories. The course then discusses engineering materials and their selection based on the broader classes of application such as automotive, aerospace, marine. Emerging concepts of applications, materials and manufacturing will be described to grasp the future trends in machine design.
Effective: Summer 2016 Ending: Summer 2019
Prerequisite: M E 340, M E 360  

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

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

M E 602 Suprvised Experience in College Teaching (1-3 per semester/maximum of 6) For graduate students helping to teach the beginning thermodynamics course, M.E. 22. Must have taken M.E. 504.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

M E 603 Foreign Academic Experience (1 per semester/maximum of 12) Foreign study and/or research constituting progress toward the degree at a foreign university.
Effective: Fall 2002
 

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

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

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