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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (ME)
College of Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
 
ME 2011 - Introduction to Engineering
(4.0 cr; Prereq-CSE lower div; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Skills critical for practicing engineers. Mechanical engineering, engineering design. Visual, written, and oral communication forms. Computer-based design tools. Substantial design projects, including prototype construction.



ME 3041 - Industrial Assignment I
(2.0 cr; Prereq-ME upper div, enrolled in ME co-op program; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Industrial work assignment in engineering intern program. Evaluation based on student's formal written report covering the quarter's work assignment.



ME 3080 - Topics in Mechanical Engineering
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-%; summer, every year)
Specialized topics within various areas of mechanical engineering. Topics vary each semester.



ME 3221 - Design and Manufacturing I: Engineering Materials and Manufacturing Processes
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2011, AEM 3031, MatS 2001, ME upper div; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Material behavior/failure in design/manufacturing. Models for material removal, bulk deformation, sheet metal forming, and consolidation processes. Characterization of process capabilities/parts.



ME 3222 - Design and Manufacturing II
(4.0 cr; Prereq-[3221 or &3221], [CSci 1113 or equiv], ME upper div; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Selection of standard mechanical components such as bearings, gears, and fasteners. Analysis/synthesis of motion in machines. Displacement, velocity, and acceleration of mechanisms. Machine design project: Apply lecture topics to develop new machines that fulfill customer specifications.



ME 3281 - System Dynamics and Control
(4.0 cr; Prereq-AEM 2021, [Math 2243 or Math 2373], ME upper div; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Dynamics of mechanical, electrical, thermal, fluid, and hybrid systems. System response using Laplace transform and numerical integration. Fourier transform and convolution. Transfer functions and frequency response. Introduction to classical control.



ME 3324 - Introduction to Thermal Science
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Chem 1021, Math 2243, Phys 1301, [CSE student or COAFES pre-BAE major]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Thermodynamics, heat transfer. Thermal properties of substances. First/second laws of thermodynamics. Steady/unsteady heat conduction. Thermal resistance concept. Convection heat transfer. Radiative heat transfer between solid surfaces. Boiling/condensation heat transfer.



ME 3331 - Thermal Sciences I
(3.0 cr; =[01494]; Prereq-Chem 1021, Phys 1301, CSE student; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Properties, equations of state, processes, cycles for reversible/irreversible thermodynamic systems. Modes of energy transfer. Equations for conservation of mass, energy, entropy balances. Application of thermodynamic principles to modern engineering systems.



ME 3332 - Thermal Sciences II
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Math 2243, 3331, ME upper div; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Mass, momentum conservation principles. Fluid statics, Bernoulli equation. Control volume analysis, dimensional analysis, internal/external viscous flow. Momentum/energy considerations. Introduction to boundary layers.



ME 3333 - Thermal Sciences III
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3332, ME upper div; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Mechanisms of heat transfer. Conduction, convection, radiation. Boundary layer analysis using momentum/energy equations. Applications such as fins, heat exchangers, electronics cooling, bioheat transfer, energy conversion technologies, phase change energy storage/boiling.



ME 3990 - Curricular Practical Training
(1.0 cr [max 2.0 cr]; Prereq-ME major; S-N only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Industrial work assignment involving advanced mechanical engineering technology. Reviewed by faculty member. Final report covering work assignment.



ME 4031W - Basic Mechanical Measurements Laboratory (WI)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-IE 4521, upper div ME; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Experimental methods, statistical estimates of experimental uncertainty, calibration, signal conditioning, selected transducers for mechanical measurements, data acquisition/processing. Temperature, pressure, humidity, stress-strain, force, velocity, flow/radiative properties.



ME 4042 - Industrial Assignment II
(2.0 cr; Prereq-ME upper div, enrolled in ME co-op program; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Industrial work assignment in engineering intern program. Evaluation based on student's formal written report covering the quarter's work assignment.



ME 4043W - Industrial Assignment II (WI)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3041; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Solution of system design problems that require developing criteria, evaluating alternatives, and generating a preliminary design. Final report emphasizes design communication and describes design decision process, analysis, and final recommendations.



ME 4044 - Industrial Assignment III
(2.0 cr; Prereq-ME upper div, registration in ME co-op program; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Industrial work assignment in engineering co-op program. Evaluation based on student's formal written report covering semester work assignment.



ME 4054W - Design Projects (WI)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2011, 3221, 3222, 3281, 3331, 3332, 3333, 4031W, AEM 2021, AEM 3031, EE 3005, ME upper div; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Students work in teams and undertake single, substantial design project. Design problems are open-ended. Product design process. Teams give formal presentation of progress at mid-semester design review, show completed work at design show.



ME 4080 - Topics in Mechanical Engineering
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-ME upper div; fall, every year)
Topics vary each semester.



ME 4081H - Mechanical Engineering Honors Thesis I
(2.0 cr; Prereq-ME upper div honors student, #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Unstructured research course enabling honors students to do independent research supervised by faculty. Selection of suitable topics according to individual interests and faculty approval. Thesis and oral defense.



ME 4082H - Mechanical Engineering Honors Thesis II (WI)
(2.0 cr; Prereq-ME upper div honors student, #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Unstructured research course enabling honors students to do independent research supervised by faculty. Selection of suitable topics according to individual interests and faculty approval. Thesis and oral defense.



ME 4090 - Advanced Engineering Problems
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; Prereq-ME upper div, #; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Independent research project with faculty adviser in mechanical engineering, typically related to adviser's research interests. Student contacts adviser to develop project description well before project's start date.



ME 4131W - Thermal Environmental Engineering Laboratory (WI)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3332, 3333, 4031W, [ME upper div or grad student]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Experiments in psychrometrics, refrigeration, air conditioning, solar energy, indoor air quality, and other topics related to refrigeration, building heating/cooling, and indoor air quality.



ME 4231 - Motion Control Laboratory
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3281, 4031W, ME upper div; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Microprocessor programming, digital filters, frequency response testing, modeling of eletromechanical systems, closed loop velocity and position control, programmable logic controllers, factory automation, open loop position control of a vibratory system using input shaping, closed loop position control using pole placement.



ME 4232 - Fluid Power Control Lab
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3281, 4031W, ME upper div; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Fluid power fundamentals. Description/operation of components. Fluid power symbols/circuits. Component sizing. Modeling/simulation, system identification, controller design/implementation. Connecting/making measurements on hydraulic circuits. Lab.



ME 4233 - Vibration Engineering Laboratory
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3281, 4031W, ME upper div; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Vibration phenomena, concepts, and terminology. Nyquist sampling, aliasing, noise, sensors, filters, spectrum analysis. Frequency response (Bode plots), impulse response, Fourier transforms. Design considerations, acoustic characterization, vibration isolation, vibration damping.



ME 4331 - Thermal Energy Engineering Laboratory
(4.0 cr; Prereq-[3331, 3332, 3333, 4031W], [ME upper div or grad student]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Measurement/analysis of heat transfer in single phase, multiphase, reacting environments. Experimental measurements relevant to thermal/fluid systems, statistical design of experiments/uncertainty analysis. Heat exchange.



ME 4431W - Energy Conversion Systems Laboratory (WI)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3333, 4031W, [ME upper div or grad student]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Analyze operation/control of engines, power plants, heating/ventilation systems. Performance characteristics of devices, measurement techniques. Interpretation of experimental data. Presentation of results.



ME 5070 - Topics in Mechanical Engineering
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-CSE upper div or grad student; fall, spring, every year)
Specialized topics within areas of mechanical engineering. Emphasis on topics of current interest. Topics vary each semester.



ME 5101 - Vapor Cycle Systems
(4.0 cr; Prereq-CSE upper div or grad student; A-F or Aud, summer, offered periodically)
Vapor compression and absorption refrigeration systems; heat pumps; vapor power cycle analysis, regeneration, reheat, compound cycle modifications, combines gas turbine--vapor cycle systems.



ME 5103 - Thermal Environmental Engineering
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3331 or 3332, 3333, CSE upper div or grad; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Thermodynamic properties of moist air; psychrometric charts; HVAC systems; solar energy; human thermal comfort; indoor air quality; heating and cooling loads in buildings.



ME 5105 - HVAC System Design
(4.0 cr; Prereq-5103, [CSE upper div or grad student]; A-F or Aud, spring, offered periodically)
Design procedures used for heat exchangers, cooling towers, hydronic systems, and air handling systems. HVAC system design for a commercial building.



ME 5113 - Aerosol/Particle Engineering
(4.0 cr; Prereq-CSE upper div or grad student; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Kinetic theory, definition, theory and measurement of particle properties, elementary particle mechanics, particle statistics; Brownian motion and diffusion, coagulation, evaporation and condensation, sampling and transport.



ME 5116 - Cleanroom Technology and Particle Monitoring
(4.0 cr; Prereq-CSE upper div or grad student; A-F or Aud, summer, offered periodically)
Fundamentals of cleanroom technology for microelectronics manufacturing; airborne and liquid-borne particulate contaminants; particle monitors: optical and condensation particle counters, wafer surface scanner, microscopy; filter performance and testing; cleanroom design and operation; high purity systems; particle detection in processing equipment.



ME 5133 - Aerosol Measurement Laboratory
(4.0 cr; Prereq-CSE upper div or graduate student; A-F or Aud, spring, offered periodically)
Principles of aerosol measurement. Single particle analysis by optical and electron microscopy. Aerosol samplers and inertial collectors. Integral mass concentration and number concentration detectors. Size distribution by laser particle counter and differential mobility particle sizer. Aerosol generation and instrument calibration.



ME 5221 - Computer-Assisted Product Realization
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3221, AEM 3031, CSci 1113, MatS 2001; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Injection molding with emphasis on design of manufacturing processes. Tooling design and specification of processing conditions using computer-based tools; process simulation software and computer-controlled machine tools. Simultaneous process and part design. Production of tooling and parts. Part evaluation.



ME 5223 - Materials in Design
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3221, ME upper division or grad student; fall, every year)
Fundamental properties of engineering materials. Fabrication, treatment. Physical/corrosive properties. Failure mechanism, cost/value analysis as related to material selection/specification.



ME 5228 - Introduction to Finite Element Modeling, Analysis, and Design
(4.0 cr; Prereq-CSE upper div or grad, 3221, AEM 3031, CSci 1113, MatS 2001; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Finite elements as principal analysis tool in computer-aided design (CAD); theoretical issues and implementation aspects for modeling and analyzing engineering problems encompassing stress analysis, heat transfer, and flow problems for linear situations. One-, two-, and three-dimensional practical engineering applications.



ME 5241 - Computer-Aided Engineering
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3222, CSci 1113 or equiv, CSE upper div or grad; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Apply computer-aided engineering to mechanical design. Engineering design projects and case studies using computer-aided design and finite element analysis software; design optimization and computer graphical presentation of results.



ME 5243 - Advanced Mechanism Design
(4.0 cr; Prereq-CSE upper div or grad, 3222 or equiv, basic kinematics and dynamics of machines; knowledge of CAD packages such as Pro-E recommended; A-F or Aud, summer, offered periodically)
Analytical methods of kinematic, dynamic, and kinetoelastodynamic analysis and synthesis of mechanisms. Computerized design for function, path, and motion generation based on Burmeister theory.



ME 5247 - Stress Analysis, Sensing, and Transducers
(4.0 cr; Prereq-AEM 3031, MatS 2001; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Electrical resistance strain gage theory and technology. Gage characteristics, selection, and use. Bridge circuits and temperature and stray strain compensation. Signal conditioning. Data analysis. Photoelasticity techniques. Interpretation of fringe patterns. Sensor principles and performance. Transducer design and characterization.



ME 5248 - Vibration Engineering
(4.0 cr; Prereq-CSE upper div or grad, 3281; summer, offered periodically)
Apply vibration theory to design; optimize isolators, detuning mechanisms, viscoelastic suspensions and structures. Use modal analysis methods to describe free vibration of complex systems, relating to both theoretical and test procedures.



ME 5281 - Analog and Digital Control
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3281; spring, every year)
Continuous and discrete time feedback control systems. Frequency response, stability, poles and zeros; transient responses; Nyquist and Bode diagrams; root locus; lead-lag and PID compensators, Nicols-Ziegler design method. Digital implementation aliasing; computer-aided design and analysis of control system.



ME 5286 - Robotics
(4.0 cr; Prereq-[3281 or equiv], [upper div ME or AEM or CSci or grad student]; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Manipulator forward/inverse kinematics, homogeneous transformations, coordinate frames, Jacobian/velocity control, task primitives/programming, computational issues. Determining path trajectories. Reaction forces, manipulator dynamics/control. Vehicle kinematics, dynamics, and guidance. Lab project demonstrates concepts.



ME 5312 - Solar Thermal Technologies
(4.0 cr; Prereq-[3333, CSE upper Div] or grad student; A-F or Aud, spring, even academic years)
Solar radiation fundamentals. Measurement/processing needed to predict solar irradiance dependence on time, location, and orientation. Characteristics of components in solar thermal systems: collectors, heat exchangers, thermal storage. System performance, low-temperature applications. Concentrating solar energy, including solar thermo-chemical processes, to produce hydrogen/solar power systems and photovoltaics. Solar design project.



ME 5341 - Case Studies in Thermal Engineering and Design
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3333, CSE upper div or grad student; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Characteristics of applied heat transfer problems. Nature of problem specification, incompleteness of needed knowledge base, accuracy issues. Categories of applied heat transfer problems.



ME 5344 - Thermodynamics of Fluid Flow With Applications
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3333, CSE upper div or grad student; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Conservation of mass, momentum, energy. Relevant thermodynamic properties. Nozzles, diffusers, thrust producers, shocks. Fluid-wall frictional interactions. Wall heat transfer, internal heat release. Temperature recovery. Mass addition. Chemical thermodynamics/applications.



ME 5351 - Computational Heat Transfer
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3333, CSE upper div or grad student; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Numerical solution of heat conduction/analogous physical processes. Develop/use computer program to solve complex problems involving steady/unsteady heat conduction, flow/heat transfer in ducts, flow in porous media.



ME 5446 - Introduction to Combustion
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3331, 3332, 3333, CSE upper div or grad student; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Thermodynamics, kinetics, energy and mass transport, pollutants in reacting systems. Reactors, laminar and turbulent flames. Ignition, quenching, and flame stability. Diffusion flames. Combustion in reciprocating engines, furnaces, and turbines, with emphasis on internal combustion engine performance and emissions.



ME 5461 - Internal Combustion Engines
(4.0 cr; Prereq-CSE upper div or grad student, C or better in [3332, 3333] or 3324; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Basic spark ignition and diesel engine principles, air, fuel-air and actual engine cycles, cycle modeling, combustion and emissions, knock phenomena, air flow and volumetric efficiency, mixture requirements, ignition requirements and performance. Lectures/complementary labs.



ME 5462 - Gas Turbines
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3331, 3332, 3333, CSE upper div or grad student; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Gas turbine cycles, regeneration, recuperation, reheat, intercooling, combined cycle plants, and thermochemical regeneration. Axial and radial flow compressors and turbines; combustor designs, energy analysis, emissions, and noise. Turbojet, fanjet, turboprop engine performance. Stationary power plants, vehicular propulsion, hybrid vehicles.



ME 5465 - Energy-Resources, Technology and Society
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3333, [CSE upper division or grad]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring)
Scientific/technological underpinnings described/analyzed for 21st Century. Energy systems analysis, energy conversion technologies, availability analysis, renewable/non-renewable resources, environmental impacts, societal impacts of energy use patterns/energy policies.



ME 5666 - Modern Thermodynamics
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3331 or equiv; A-F only, fall, spring, every year)
Applications of thermodynamics to natural phenomena. Multiscale approach. Student group projects, with undergrads and grad students in same group. Three hours/week classroom instruction, one hour/week project discussion. Project presentations at weeks 8 and 14 are webcast.



ME 8001 - Research Ethics and Professional Practice
(0.0 cr; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Intellectual property, data management, social responsibility, authorship, and plagiarism, conflict of interest, and reporting misconduct. Case studies. Recent newspaper articles.



ME 8113 - Advanced Aerosol/Particle Engineering
(3.0 cr; Prereq-CSE grad student or #; A-F or Aud, spring, offered periodically)
Introduction to kinetic theory, definition, theory, and measurement of particle properties; elementary particle mechanics, particle statistics; Brownian motion and diffusion, coagulation, evaporation and condensation, sampling, and transport.



ME 8221 - New Product Design and Business Development I
(4.0 cr; =[ENTR 6041, BMEN 8401, ENTR 6087]; Prereq-CSE grad student, some design experience; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Students and faculty work with company representatives to develop a product concept, a working physical prototype, and an extensive business plan. Concept design, detail design, manufacturing, marketing, introduction strategy, and profit forecasting. Sponsoring company intends to bring product to market. ME 8222 must be taken in sequence the same year.



ME 8222 - New Product Design and Business Development II
(4.0 cr; =[BMEN 8402]; Prereq-8221; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Students and faculty work with company representatives to develop a product concept, a working physical prototype, and an extensive business plan. Concept design, detail design, manufacturing, marketing, introduction strategy, and profit forecasting. Sponsoring company intends to bring product to market. Must be taken in sequence with 8221 the same year.



ME 8228 - Finite Elements in Multidisciplinary Flow/Thermal/Stress and Manufacturing Applications
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3222, 5341, AEM 3031, CSci 1113; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Multidisciplinary and coupled effects involving flow/heat transfer/stress. In-depth understanding of modeling and analysis in each discipline. Coupling multi-disciplines for engineering problems. Applications to manufacturing and process modeling of, e.g., metals, alloys, polymers.



ME 8229 - Finite Element Methods for Computational Mechanics: Transient/Dynamic Problems
(4.0 cr; Prereq-5228 or equiv, 5341, AEM 3031, CSci 1113; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Computational mechanics involving transient or dynamic situations; development and analysis of computational algorithms. Stability and accuracy of algorithms, convergence issues; linear/nonlinear situations. Implicit, explicit, mixed, and variable time discretization approaches; modal-based methods for engineering problems



ME 8243 - Topics in Design
(4.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Topics vary with each offering.



ME 8253 - Computational Nanomechanics
(3.0 cr; Prereq-CSE grad student; spring, every year)
Fundamentals of mechanical properties in nanometer scale. Role of discrete structure and underlying atomic, molecular, and interfacial forces are illustrated with modern examples. Overview of computational atomistic methods. Lectures, hands-on computing using publicly available or personally developed scientific software packages.



ME 8254 - Fundamentals of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
(4.0 cr; A-F only, spring, every year)
Major classes, components, and applications of MEMS. Principles behind operation of MEMS devices/ systems. Standard microfabrication techniques. Unique requirements, environments, and applications of MEMS. Students apply microfabrication techniques/applications to design/manufacture of a MEMS device or microsystem.



ME 8262 - Topics in Modeling and Analysis of Manufacturing Processes
(4.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-3221, AEM 3016; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Advanced topics in Manufacturing. Analytical/numerical modeling of manufacturing processes. Use of computer-based modeling tools and computer controlled manufacturing machines. Comparison of predictions/measurements of process variables and part characteristics. Part production/testing. Processes, technologies, and topics vary with each offering.



ME 8268 - Properties and Fabrication of Plastics and Composites
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3221, AEM 3031, MatS 2001; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Materials, equipment, and processes. Principles of product and tool design. Hydraulic and temperature circuit control for equipment.



ME 8281 - Advanced Control System Design
(4.0 cr; Prereq-5281; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Loop Shaping. Review of controllability/observability. LQR/LQG/LTR. Repetitive control. Input shaping. Tracking control (feedforward, precompensation). Lyapunov stability. System identification.



ME 8282 - Control of Nonlinear Systems
(4.0 cr; Prereq-5281; A-F or Aud)
Introduction to nonlinear systems, bifurcations, chaos, Lyapunov stability. Input-output stability (circle theorem, passivity, Lure'). Input-output and input-state feedback linearization. Lyapunov-based design. Sliding surface control, dynamic surface control. Parameter identification (least squares, gradient, etc). Lyapunov-based adaptive control, integrator back-stepping, singular perturbations.



ME 8285 - Vehicle Dynamics and Control
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5281 or EE 5231 or equiv; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Vehicle control systems, dynamic models used in their development. Cruise control, adaptive cruise control, ABS, automated lane keeping, automated highway systems, yaw stability control, active rollover prevention, engine control, active/semi-active suspensions.



ME 8287 - Topics in Dynamics and Control
(2.0 - 4.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-5281; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Topics vary with each offering.



ME 8333 - FTE: Master's
(1.0 cr; Prereq-Master's student, adviser and DGS consent; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
(No description)



ME 8337 - Experimental Methods in the Thermal Sciences
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud)
Planning experiments. Uncertainty, qualification, visualization, analogies. Temperature, pressure, heat flux, and flow measurements. Signal processing and analysis. Introduction to optical diagnostics.



ME 8341 - Conduction
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Undergrad class in heat transfer or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Advanced understanding/application of conduction/diffusion to heat/mass transfer problems. Solving ordinary/partial differential equations related to physics of diffusion. Special topics in numerical microscale heat transfer.



ME 8342 - Convection
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Grad level course on fundamentals of fluid mechanics that has a substantial component on viscous flows or #; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Heat transfer in fluids flowing around bodies and in tubes/ducts. Forced/natural convection. Laminar/turbulent flow regimes. Turbulent transport and modeling. High-speed flows, viscous dissipation, variable property effects. Application to heat exchange devices. Convective mass transfer.



ME 8343 - Radiation
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Undergrad class in heat transfer or #; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Advanced radiation heat transfer problems. Physics foundation for radiation. Materials properties. Radiation transfer problems. Solution methods for integro-differential equations. Statistical methods. Multi-mode heat transfer.



ME 8345 - Computational Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow
(3.0 cr; Prereq-CSE grad student; fall, spring, every year)
Finite volume method for solution of governing equations for heat transfer and fluid flow. Mathematical models of turbulence. Construction of general computer program. Practical applications.



ME 8350 - Heat Transfer Physics
(3.0 cr; Prereq-CSE grad student; A-F only, spring, even academic years)
Physical fundamentals of storage, transport, transformation of thermal energy by energy carriers. Phonons, electrons, fluid particles, photons. Physical mechanisms, multiple time scales. Heat transfer processes. Atomic-molecular dynamics, solid state physics, electromagnetism, quantum optics.



ME 8361 - Molecular Gas Dynamics
(3.0 cr; =[AEM 8231]; Prereq-CSE grad student; A-F or Aud, fall, offered periodically)
Kinetic theory of gases, Boltzmann equation, Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution, collisions, transport properties. Introduction to quantum mechanics. Statistical thermodynamics, classical/quantum statistics. partition functions and thermodynamic properties. Irreversible thermodynamics.



ME 8362 - Introduction to Plasma Technology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-8361; A-F or Aud, spring, offered periodically)
Fundamentals of gaseous plasmas. Thermal/nonequilibrium plasmas. Types of plasma generation. Electron energy distribution function. Sheaths, glow discharges, electric arcs, RF plasmas. Steady/unsteady plasmas. Plasma heat transfer. Plasma diagnostics.



ME 8381 - Bioheat and Mass Transfer
(3.0 cr; Prereq-CSE grad student, upper-division transport/fluids course; [physics, biology] recommended; summer, offered periodically)
Analytical/numerical tools to analyze heat/mass transfer phenomenon in cryobiological, hyperthermic, other biomedically relevant applications.



ME 8390 - Advanced Topics in the Thermal Sciences
(1.0 - 2.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Topics vary according to instructor.



ME 8444 - FTE: Doctoral
(1.0 cr; Prereq-Doctoral student, adviser and DGS consent; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
(No description)



ME 8446 - Advanced Combustion
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Undergrad courses in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, IT grad student; 5446 or 8641 highly recommended; A-F or Aud)
Fundamental understanding of linkage between thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, and transport phenomena in combustion systems. Heat release rate, flame stability, and emissions. How those issues arise in furnaces, internal combustion engines, and rockets.



ME 8462 - Turbomachinery
(3.0 cr; Prereq-CSE grad student, 3321, 3322 or equiv or #; A-F or Aud, summer, offered periodically)
Thermodynamic analysis of energy transfer between fluid and rotor; dimensional analysis; principles of axial, mixed, and radial flow pumps, fans, compressors, and turbines; cascade performance; computer flow simulations; applications to propulsion systems and power plants.



ME 8666 - Doctoral Pre-Thesis Credits
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-Doctoral student who has not passed prelim oral; no required consent for 1st/2nd registrations, up to 12 combined cr; % for 3rd/4th registrations, up to 24 combined cr; doctoral student admitted before summer 2007 may register up to four times, up to 60 combined cr; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
TBD



ME 8772 - Advanced Transportation Technologies Seminar
(1.0 cr; =[CE 8213]; S-N or Aud, fall, every year)
Advanced technologies specifically related to transportation. Topics draw from core science/technology areas of human factors, intelligent vehicles, traffic modeling/management, sensing, communications, and controls.



ME 8773 - Graduate Seminar
(1.0 cr; Prereq-CSE grad student; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Recent developments.



ME 8774 - Graduate Seminar
(1.0 cr; Prereq-8773; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Recent developments.



ME 8775 - Technical Communication
(1.0 cr; S-N or Aud, fall, offered periodically)
One-day workshop on presenting a seminar. Students deliver one-hour seminar on technical topic and attend nine other technical seminars.



ME 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
(1.0 - 18.0 cr [max 50.0 cr]; Prereq-Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
(No description)



ME 8794 - Mechanical Engineering Research
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; Prereq-#; S-N only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Directed research.



ME 8800 - Modern Developments in Mechanical Engineering
(1.0 cr [max 2.0 cr]; Prereq-CSE grad student; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Seminars on topics in engineering science of importance to mechanical engineers. Invited scholars deliver five-lecture series on each topic; two to five topics each semester.



ME 8888 - Thesis Credit: Doctoral
(1.0 - 24.0 cr [max 100.0 cr]; Prereq-Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 24 cr required; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
(No description)



ME 8990 - Curricular Practical Training
(1.0 - 2.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; S-N only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Industrial work assignment involving advanced mechanical engineering. Review/approval by faculty member and director of graduate studies. Final report covering work assignment.



 
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