Courses

MECH 5010. Graduate Seminar.

Graduate Seminar To provide a common meeting framework for students and external guests to present research findings and talks on topics relevant to mechanical engineering studies. Every full time mechanical engineering graduate students is required to enroll in this class each semester.

0 Credit Hours
9 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
9 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of ME

MECH 5194. Graduate Research.

Graduate Research (0-0-1) Individual variable-credit research of contemporary topics in mechanical engineering.

1 Credit Hour
1 Total Contact Hour
0 Lab Hour
0 Lecture Hour
1 Other Hour

MECH 5195. Graduate Research.

Graduate Seminar (1-0) Conferences and discussions of various topics in mechanical engineering by faculty, graduate students and speakers from industry and other institutions. Required of all graduate students during each semester of full-time enrollment.

1 Credit Hour
1 Total Contact Hour
0 Lab Hour
1 Lecture Hour
0 Other Hour

MECH 5301. Mathl Methods for Mech Eng.

Mathematical Methods for Mechanical Engineers (3-0). The primary objective of this class is to give a grounding in some basic mathematical analysis methods that are most relevant to mechanical engineers. Topics include linear algebra and vector spaces, tensorial calculus, ordinary and partial differential equations.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 5302. Solid Mechanics I.

Solid Mechanics I (3-0). An introduction to continuuum mechanics, elasticity, stress, strain and constitutive models for solid mechanics problems.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 5303. Heat Transfer I.

Heat Transfer I (3-0). Introduction to heat conduction and convection; steady state and transient solutions, analytical and numerical methods.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 5304. Heat Transfer II.

Heat Transfer II (3-0). Advanced topics in heat conduction, convection and radiation; Turbulent effects free convection, boundary layers.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (MECH 5303 w/C or better)

MECH 5305. Comp. Fluid Dynamics.

Computational Fluid Dynamics (3-0). Flow models and governing equations, mathematical behavior of partial differential equation, discretization technique: finite difference and finite volume, basics of numerics: algorithms for solving systems of linear algebraic equations, numerical stability, heat conduction, convection and diffusion, calculation of the flowfield: SIMPLE and SIMPLER algorithm, grids and transformation, post processing.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 5306. Fluid Dynamics.

Fluid Dynamics (3-0). Introduction to the dynamics of continuum compressible and incompressible flows; basic laws of continuum fluids; Navier-Stokes equations; solution of simple idealized flows; potential flow; turbulence introduction.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 5308. Adv Mechanical Design.

Advanced Mechanical Design (2-3) Study of the method of optimum design for mechanical systems. Evolution of optimum design; approximation for explicit design; mathematical functions in design; evaluation of the effects of manufacturing errors on product performance, optimum choice for method of analysis, statistical consideration for factor of safety; adequate design, optimum design, design equations, normal redundant and incompatible specifications; loose limits and loose specifications; problems wiht more than one primary design equation.

3 Credit Hours
5 Total Contact Hours
3 Lab Hours
2 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 5309. Structural Dynamics.

Structural Dynamics (3-0) Continuation of MECH 3365 with emphasis on multiple degree-of-freedom systems and their response to disturbances. Normal mode theory, matrix representation of problem; Laplace transform, electrical analogue and mobiltiy techniques of solution. Vibration measurements and analysis.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 5310. Thermodynamics.

Thermodynamics (3-0). Applications of general thermodynamic relations; study and applications of time-dependent energy relationships; analysis of power, refrigeration, cryogenic and direct enrgy conversion systems.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 5311. Adv Finite Element Analysis.

Advanced Finite Element Analysis (3-0). This class will give an introduction to theory and application of advanced nonlinear finite element analysis. Topics covered include Eulerian and Lagrangian grids, explicit and implicit schemes, solution methods, large deformations and nonlinear materials, and contact.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 5312. Solid Mechanics II.

Solid Mechanics II (3-0). Advanced topics in solid mechanics; inelastic material response; continuum mechanics; fracture mechanics; computational mechanics; finite elasticity; micro-mechanics.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 5313. Mech of Composite Materials.

Mechanics of Composite Materials (3-0). Analysis, design and applications of laminated and fiber reinforced composites. Micro- and macro-mechanical analysis of elastic constants, failure modes and environmental degradation.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 5314. Continuum Mechanics.

Continuum Mechanics To provide a common meeting framework for students and external guests to present research findings and talks on topics relevant to mechanical engineering studies. Every full time mechanical engineering graduate student is required to enroll in this class each semester.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 5318. Analytical Dynamics.

Analytical Dynamics (3-0). Advanced concepts in dynamics; Newtonian dynamics of particles and systems of particles; Dynamics of systems of rigid bodies and elastically deformable bodies; Lagrange's and Hamilton's equations of motion; Variational Principles.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 5328. Fracture Mechanics.

Fracture Mechanics Overview of linear elastic fracture mechanics as well as small scale plastic fracture mechanics; near tip fields; stress intensitive factors, crack energetics and energy release rate; basic of computational fracture mechanics; J-integral.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 5334. Space Systems Design.

Space Mission Designs and Requirements. Orbital Mechanics. Propulsion. Space Environment. Structural Design and Thermal Control. Power and Communication Systems.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 5335. Aerospace Propulsion.

Fundamentals of airbreathing and rocket propulsion. Parametric Cycle Analysis of ideal and real engines. Engine Performance Analysis. Turbomachinery. Inlet, Nozzles, and Combustion System.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 5336. Aerospace Structures.

Advanced mechanics of materials analysis of spacecraft and aircraft structural components: elasticity; torsion and bending of beams, analysis and design of thin-walled beams; failure modes; elastic buckling; in-plane stresses in monocoque and semi-monocoque pressure vessels.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 5337. Aero Dynamics and Controls.

Aero Dynamics and Controls (Dynamics and Control of Aerospace Vehicles) (3-0). Flight mechanics, flight dynamics, systems and control theories. Controller Design. System design considerations.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 5351. Intro to 3D Eng & Additive Mfg.

Introduction to 3D Engineering and Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals of 3D Engineering (3DE) and Additive Manufacturing (AM) across a diverse spectrum of technologies and application areas are introduced, including design principles and computer aided- design (CAD), reverse engineering, analysis relevant to 3DE/AM , and 3D printing/ additive manufacturing and other advanced manufacturing technologies. Upon completion of the course, the student should be capable of making informed decisions about 3DE and AM design and process selection, and understand fundamental materials science behind 3DE and AM performance limitations. This course requires departmental approval.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 5352. Dsg for 3D Eng & Additive Man.

Design for 3D Engineering and Additive Manufacturing Design fundamentals of 3D Engineering (3DE) and Additive Manufacturing (AM) are presented, including economics of 3DE and AM technologies with respect for design and process selection. Upon completion of the course, the student should be capable of applying engineering tools such as CAD, FEA, and CFD to allow students to take advantage of 3DE and AM design freedom for performance optimization within technology performance and materials selection constraints. This course requires departmental approval.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 5353. Adv 3D Eng & Additive Manufact.

Advanced 3D Engineering and Additive Manufacturing Advanced 3D Engineering (3DE) and Additive Manufacturing (AM) topics are covered and applied to the state-of-the art in design, analysis, process of selection, materials, manufacturing, and final part performance with particular emphasis on new design priciples available through 3DE and AM. This course requires departmental approval.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 5354. Design Studio I.

Design Studio I Design Studio I includes hands-on applications of 3D Engineering and Additive Manufacturing to include 3D design and fabrication across process categories to demonstrate performance characteristics, available materials, and process advantages and limitations. This course requires departmental approval.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 5355. Design Studio II.

Design Studio II Design Studio II includes advanced hands-on projects that demonstrate the new paradigm in design and fabrication afforded through 3D Engineering and Additive Manufacturing. This course requires departmental approval.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 5390. Special Topics Mechanical Engr.

Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering (3-0) Advanced topics of contemporary interest in mechanical engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 5391. Individual Studies.

Individual Studies (0-0-3). Individual studies credit for Masters level graduate students on specific topics and problems conducted under the direct supervision of a faculty member. A maximum of 3 credit hours may be applied towards the MS degree.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

MECH 5394. Graduate Research.

Graduate Reserch (0-0-3) Individual variable-credit research of contemporary topics in mechanical engineering.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

MECH 5396. Graduate Projects.

Graduate Projects (0-0-3). Individual research, design, or analysis on advanced engineering problems conducted under faculty supervision. This may not be taken by MS thesis students and may only be taken once by non-thesis students.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

MECH 5397. Graduate Projects.

Graduate Projects (0-0-3). Individual research, design, or analysis on advanced engineering problems conducted under faculty supervision. This may not be taken by MS thesis students and may only be taken once by non-thesis students.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (MECH 5396 w/P or better)

MECH 5398. Thesis.

Thesis (0-0-3).

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

MECH 5399. Thesis.

Thesis (0-0-3).

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (MECH 5398 w/P or better)

MECH 5694. Graduate Research.

Graduate Research (0-0-6) Individual variable-credit research of contemporary topics in mechanical engineering.

6 Credit Hours
6 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
6 Other Hours

MECH 6304. Heat Transfer II.

Heat Transfer II Advanced topics in heat conduction, convection and radiation; Turbulent effects free convection, boundary layers.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (MECH 5303 w/C or better)

MECH 6306. Princ of Experiment & Eng Dev.

Principles of Experimental and Engineering Development Various topics related to how transfer engineering research advances into products and to industry. Proposal writing and strategies to be competitive in proposal writing, business plans, technology roadmaps, SBIR and STTR programs.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 6307. Eng Regulation and Policy.

Engineering Regulation and Policy An overview on how various regulatory policies affect product development and engineering research as well as how such regulations and policies are drafted and who are the driving constituents behind the policies. This class is intended to give the students a perspective on policy and regulation in the context of the development of engineering research and intellectual property.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 6308. Prod Dev in Entrepren Ventures.

Product Development in Entrepreneurial Ventures A survey course on some of the basics of developing products and transitioning research to the marketplace. There is focus on topics such as intellectual property strategy, business plans, the venture capital method and alternatives, product concept testing, as well as negotiation and leadership vision.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 6311. Adv Finite Element Analysis.

Advanced Finite Element Analysis This class will give an introduction to theory and application of advanced nonlinear finite element analysis. Topics covered include Eulerian and Lagrangian grids, explicit and implicit schemes, solution methods, large deformations and nonlinear materials, and contact.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 6312. Solid Mechanics II.

Solid Mechanics II Advanced topics in solid mechanics; inelastic material response; continuum mechanics; fracture mechanics; computational mechanics; finite elasticity; micro-mechanics.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 6323. Micromechanics.

Micromechanics Basic theories, analytical techniques, and mathematical foundations of micromechanics, dislocations, and cohesive fracture models, Eshelby's eigenstrain theory, theoretical composite material micromechanics and homogenization with periodic structures.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 6328. Fracture Mechanics.

Fracture Mechanics Overview of linear elastic fracture mechanics as well as small scale plastic fracture mechanics; near tip fields; stress intensitive factors, crack energetics and energy release rate; basic of computational fracture mechanics; J-integral.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (MECH 2302 w/C or better)

MECH 6343. Advanced Manufacturing(3DPrin).

Advanced Manufacturing Basic mechanics of various manufacturing processes. Metal forming, composite manufacturing techniques, mechanics and processing of additive manufacturing.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 6363. Turbomachinery.

Turbomachinery Application of basics of fluid dynamics, mass transportation and heat transfer to various turbomachinery systems.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 6364. Turbulence I.

Turbulence I Background on Turbulence: Description of turbulence, Kinematics of fluid motion, Reynolds averaged Navier-Strokes (RANS) equations, Scaling of turbulent flows (free shear layers and boundary layers). Turbulence Modeling: Hierarchy of turbulence simulations, Direct numerical simulation (DNS) , Large-eddy simulation (LES) approaches.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MECH 6390. Spec Topics in Mechanical Eng.

Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering Advanced topics in Mechanical Engineering suitable for doctoral level students.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of ME

MECH 6396. Doctoral Research.

Doctoral Research Individual research, designm or analysis on advanced phases of engineering problems conducted under the direct supervision of a faculty member.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

MECH 6398. Dissertation I.

Dissertation I Initial work on the dissertation. Departmental approval.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

MECH 6399. Dissertation II.

Dissertation II Continuous enrollment required while work on the thesis continues.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

MECH 6696. Doctoral Research.

Doctoral Research Advanced topics in mechanical engineering suitable for doctoral level students.

6 Credit Hours
6 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
6 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of ME

MECH 6996. Doctoral Research.

Doctoral Research Advanced topics in mechanical engineering suitable for doctoral level students.

9 Credit Hours
9 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
9 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of ME