ME – Mechanical Engineering
ME 105 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING GRAPHICS (3-0-3)(F/S). Theory and practice of creating graphical models for engineered products. PREREQ: MATH 147 or satisfactory placement score for MATH 170.
ME 310 EXPERIMENTAL METHODS LAB (1-2-2)(F/S)(CID). Instrumentation, data acquisition, and theory verification in the engineering sciences. Emphasis placed on experimental procedure, uncertainty analysis, and technical communication. PREREQ: ENGR 240, ENGR 331, and MATH 360 or MATH 361.
ME 312 INTRODUCTION TO BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (3-0-3)(F/S). An introduction to the broad field of biomedical engineering, including an overview of biology and physiology relevant to medical devices, and applications in biomaterials, biomechanics, and bioinstrumentation. The course will provide students with basic tools for the analysis and design of biological and biomedical devices and systems. PREREQ: CHEM 111, PHYS 212, ENGR 245.
ME 320 HEAT TRANSFER (3-0-3)(F/S). Steady and unsteady heat transfer by conduction, free and forced convection, and radiation. PREREQ: ENGR 320, ENGR 330, MATH 275, and MATH 333.
ME 325 HVAC PRINCIPLES (3-0-3)(F/S). Heating, ventilating and air conditioning applications of thermodynamic and psychometric principles. Calculation of heating and cooling loads based on thermal comfort and design of processes and equipment that maintain desired indoor air quality. PREREQ: ENGR 320. COREQ: ENGR 330.
ME 352 MACHINE DESIGN I (3-0-3)(F/S). Stress and deflection analysis of machine parts under loading. Development and application of theories that predict failure of machine parts due to elastic instability, yielding, fracture, crack propagation and fatigue. PREREQ: ENGR 245, ENGR 245L, ENGR 350, MATH 360 (or MATH 361), and ME 105.
ME 356 INTRODUCTION TO SOLID BIOMECHANICS (3-0-3)(S). Principles of engineering mechanics as applied to the human musculoskeletal system. Topics include functional anatomy, human motion analysis, mechanical properties of biological tissues, and modeling of the human body. PREREQ: ENGR 210 or PERM/INST.
ME 360 (ECE 360) SYSTEM MODELING AND CONTROL (3-0-3)(F/S). Modeling and simulation of physical systems. Transfer functions, block diagrams, and signal-flow graphs. State-variable analysis of linear systems and stability. Steady-state and transient specifications. Root locus technique. Design of feedback control systems. May be taken for ECE or ME credit, but not both. PREREQ: (ECE 212 and ECE 288) or (ENGR 220 and ENGR 240).
ME 370 ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS (3-1-3)(F/S). Application of advanced mathematics to engineering problems. Laplace and Fourier transforms, linear and nonlinear systems of equations, vector calculus, Greens and Stokes theorems, divergence, gradient, and curl. Numerical methods used for modeling and analysis. PREREQ: MATH 275, MATH 333.
ME 380 KINEMATICS AND MACHINE DYNAMICS (3-3-4)(F/S). Analysis, synthesis, and simulation techniques to characterize, analyze, and design mechanisms and machines to meet performance and functional criteria. Design projects reinforce concepts and methodologies. Both student-generated code and commercial program use emphasized. PREREQ: ENGR 220, MATH 275, MATH 333, and structured programming.
ME 402 APPLIED NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS (3-0-3)(F/S). Approximate and numerical methods for solving systems of linear and nonlinear equations, and ordinary and partial differential equations with engineering applications. Finite difference and finite element techniques; roots, curve fitting, and numerical integration. PREREQ: MATH 333 and structured programming.
ME 420 THERMODYNAMICS II (3-0-3)(F/S). Advanced topics and applications of thermodynamics include power and refrigeration cycles, combustion, mixed gas properties, chemical equilibrium, and psychrometric applications. PREREQ: ENGR 320 and MATH 275.
ME 424 THERMAL AND FLUIDS SYSTEMS DESIGN (3-0-3)(F/S). Applied thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer in design of HVAC systems, thermal power plants and engines, related piping or ducting systems. Design for system optimization, simulation, and economics. PREREQ: ENGR 330 and ME 320.
ME 426 RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS (3-0-3)(F/S). A survey of renewable energy systems including solar, wind, biomass, as compared to traditional electric power production and distribution. Technical, economic, and system integration issues are examined. PREREQ: ENGR 240, ENGR 320, ENGR 330.
ME 430 FLUID DYNAMICS (3-0-3)(F/S). Advanced fluid mechanics theory and applications in potential flow, viscous flow, boundary layer theory, turbulent flow and turbulence modeling, compressible flow, turbomachinery, and computational fluid dynamics. PREREQ: ENGR 330, MATH 275, MATH 333.
ME 432 ACOUSTICS (3-0-3)(F/S). Basic theories of acoustics, wave equations, acoustic response, sound generation, transmission, and attenuation. Measurement techniques and nomenclature. PREREQ: ENGR 330 and MATH 333.
ME 433 DYNAMIC METEOROLOGY (3-1-3)(F/S). Atmospheric dynamics and thermodynamics, planetary boundary layer, jet stream dynamics and global circulation systems, numerical modeling and forecasting, climate change topics, and weather analysis. A weekly one-hour lab includes weather analysis topics and weather-related activities on the WEB. PREREQ: MATH 275, MATH 333.
ME 442 CORROSION ENGINEERING (3-0-3)(F/S). Electrochemical principles, thermodynamics, types of corrosion, corrosion measurements, and corrosion prevention with examples from selected industries.
ME 444 FATIGUE AND FRACTURE MECHANICS (3-0-3)(F/S). Fatigue and fracture of materials. Fatigue nucleation, crack growth, temperature effects, fracture toughness and resistance, and design considerations. PREREQ: ENGR 350, MATH 275, MATH 333, or PERM/INST.
ME 450 ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS (3-0-3)(F/S). Extension of stress-strain concepts to three-dimensions, plate and shell analysis, failure theories, and fatigue. Analysis and visualization techniques include Finite Element Analysis and photoelasticity. PREREQ: ENGR 350.
ME 454 COMPOSITES (3-0-3)(F/S). Mechanics of composite materials. Solid mechanics principles used to analyze layered composites, long and short fiber composites, and woven composites. Finite Element Analysis reinforces content. PREREQ: ENGR 350 and MATH 275.
ME 460 COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN (3-0-3)(F/S). Computer programs used to develop 3-D CAD database for design, analysis, simulation, and manufacturing. Machinery design to meet functional, performance, reliability and manufacturing requirements. Design projects reinforce concepts and methodologies. For students desiring higher level CAD skills prior to taking ME 481, ME 482. PREREQ: ME 320 and ME 352.
ME 461 (ECE 461) CONTROL SYSTEMS (3-0-3)(S). Time and frequency domain analysis and design of feedback systems using classical and state space methods. Observability, controllability, pole placement, observers, and discrete time. Multivariable and optimal methods are introduced. May be taken for ECE or ME credit, but not both. PREREQ: ECE 360 or ME 360.
ME 462 MACHINE DESIGN II (3-0-3)(F). Design and analysis of machine parts in order to prevent failure due to elastic instability, yielding, fracture, crack propagation and fatigue. Treatment is given to both standard and special-purpose parts. PREREQ: ME 352 and ME 380.
ME 464 PRODUCTION ENGINEERING (3-0-3)(F/S). Engineering design and control of production or manufacturing systems. Concurrent engineering, product design and process planning, facilities layout, quality control, management, inventory systems, scheduling, and information systems. PREREQ: ME 320 and ME 350.
ME 466 COMPUTER INTEGRATED DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING (3-0-3)(F/S). Integration of computer aided design with manufacturing practices. Geometric modeling, CAD, concurrent engineering, group technology, process planning and control, numerical control, robotics, and automation. PREREQ: ENGR 350.
ME 470 FINITE ELEMENT METHODS (3-0-3)(F/S). Theoretical development of finite element methods, solution algorithm formulation, and problem solving in stress analysis, heat transfer, and fluid flow. PREREQ: ENGR 220, ENGR 350, structured programming, and senior standing.
ME 472 VIBRATIONS (3-0-3)(F/S). Theory and methods for analysis of vibrating physical systems. Natural frequencies, mode shapes, damping, forced vibrations, and frequency-response functions are analyzed by using computer simulation. PREREQ: ENGR 220 and MATH 333.
ME 471 PARALLEL SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING (3-0-3)(F/S). Introduction to parallel scientific computing on supercomputers and modern graphics processing units. Finite difference methods to solve partial differential equations governing heat conduction and wave propagation. Scientific visualization of simulation data. Performance optimization of scientific codes. Course projects involve parallel computer programming of prototype problems. PREREQ: MATH 333, structured programming, and PERM/INST.
ME 477 (BIOL 477)(MSE 477) BIOMATERIALS (3-0-3)(F/S). Theory of biomaterials science. Medical and biological materials and their applications. Selection, properties, characterization, design and testing of materials used by or in living systems. PREREQ: CHEM 112 or ENGR 245.
ME 478 DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF MECHATRONIC SYSTEMS (3-0-3)(F/S). Design and analysis of engineering systems containing mechanical, electro-mechanical and embedded computer elements. The course provides an overview of basic electronics, digital logic, signal processing and electromechanical devices, and fundamentals of event-driven programming. PREREQ: ENGR 240.
ME 481 SENIOR DESIGN PROJECT I (2-3-3)(F)(FF). First course for mechanical engineers in capstone design. Integration of previous course work with modem design theory, methodology, teamwork and project management. Comprehensive group projects include determining customer requirements, developing design specifications, preparing concept and configuration designs, documentation and presentation. COREQ: ME 424 and ME 462.
ME 482 OPTIMAL DESIGN (3-0-3)(F/S). Analytical and computer methods used to provide optimal design of products or processes. Formulation, specification, figures of merit, controllable variables, constraints, and relationships among design variables. Single and multi-variable optimization algorithms using linear and nonlinear programming methods to design problems in structures, machine components, and energy systems. PREREQ: MATH 275, PHYS 211, PHYS 211L.
ME 483 SENIOR DESIGN PROJECT II (2-3-3)(S). Second course for mechanical engineers in capstone design. Projects started in ME 481 continue with parametric design, prototyping, testing, documentation and presentation. PREREQ: ME 481.
ME 484 ROBUST DESIGN (3-0-3)(F/S). Statistics and probability applied to the design of products and processes. Stochastic modeling and analysis of mechanical systems. Product reliability, series and parallel systems reliability, structural reliability, Taguchi methods, failure modes and effects analysis, and Monte Carlo simulation. PREREQ: ENGR 330 and ENGR 350.
ME 485 VEHICLE DESIGN (3-0-3)(F/S). Subsystem design for wheeled vehicles including bicycles, motorcycles, cars, trucks and ATVs. Static and dynamic analyses of traction and reaction forces during acceleration, braking and cornering. Suspension response analysis. Subsystem design including suspension, chassis, steering, transmission, brakes, and tires. PREREQ: ENGR 220, ENGR 350, ENGR 245, and ME 105.
ME 486 HUMAN FACTORS DESIGN (3-0-3)(F/S). Anthropometry, biomechanics, and psychology applied to machinery and systems designs which involve human interaction. Design considerations include efficiency, productivity, environmental factors, human capabilities, comfort, and safety. Design projects demonstrate concepts and methodologies. PREREQ: Senior/graduate standing.
ME 488 DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURE AND ASSEMBLY (3-0-3)(F/S)(Alternate years). Development and application of design methods for cost-effective and timely product manufacture and assembly. Concept, configuration, and parametric product design refinements evaluated with respect to alternative manufacturing and assembly processes. Case studies and design projects. PREREQ: ENGR 350, ME 105.