Mechanical Engineering

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MECH.5040 Energy Engineering Workshop (Formerly 22.504) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003869

A group design of an innovative energy system. Integration of many aspects of the student's engineering background, including design concepts, technical analyses, economic and safety considerations. Ideally the whole design cycle of design, build, test. A formal report and oral presentation.

MECH.5050 Directed Studies - ME (Formerly 22.505) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 031917

MECH.5100 Dynamics and Diagnostics of Rotating Machinery (Formerly 22.510) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 038784

Course provides the theoretical and practical background in the fundamentals of dynamics and diagnostics of rotating machinery. The course starts with an overview of rotating machinery components and systems with emphasis on their designs, and then builds and in-depth understanding of the dynamics of rotating systems by analyzing the design and dynamics of their component. Diagnostics, health monitoring, and associated signal processing theories regarding rotating machinery are emphasized, with applied examples such as aircraft engines, gas turbines, rotorcrafts, wind turbines, and automotive drivetrains, along with other turbomachines.

MECH.5120 Applied Finite Element Analysis (Formerly 22.512) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003871

An introduction to finite element methods using popular commercial packages. The features common to different programs as well as special features of particular programs are presented. Primary focus is on hands-on familiarity with the software with a limited discussion of the underlying finite element theory. ALGOR, ADINA, ABAQUS, LS-DYNA, HyperMesh, and FEMAP are among the pre/post-processing and analysis packages used in the class. This is a WWW based course and access to a PC, the Internet, and a frames-capable browser is required.

MECH.5130 Theory of Finite Element Analysis (Formerly 22.513) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003872

Matrix algebra and the Rayleigh-Ritz technique are applied to the development of the finite element method. The minimum potential energy theorem, calculus of variations, Galerkin's and the direct-stiffness method are used. Restraint and constraint conditions are covered. C0 and C1 continuous shape functions are developed for bar, beam, and two and three dimensional solid elements. Recovery methods, convergence and modeling techniques are studied. Applications to problems in static stress analysis and heat conduction.

MECH.5140 Finite Element Analysis of Composites (Formerly 22.514) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003873

MECH.5150 Structural Dynamic Modeling Techniques (Formerly 22.515) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003874

Review of single and multiple degree of freedom system using classical and Laplace formulations. Finite element methods for dynamic systems. Model reduction/expansion formulations. Modal participation and mode activation concepts. Linear algebra review, matrix formulations, matrix eigenanalysis, generalized inverses, spectral and singular valued decomposition techniques. Models developed using MATLAB.

MECH.5160 Experimental Modal Analysis (Formerly 22.516) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003875

Prerequisite: 22.4xx/5xx Experimental Modal Analysis I (or permission of instructor) Review of system transfer and FRF matrices for development of a modal model. Review of DSP techniques for experimental modal analysis. Excitation techniques for the development of the system FRF matrix; SISO and MIMO techniques. Modal parameter estimation using time and frequency domain techniques. Advanced data manipulation for dynamic analysis. Introduction to structural dynamic modification and system modeling concepts. Models developed using MATLAB and commercially available software.

MECH.5170 Structural Dynamics (Formerly 22.517) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003876

Prerequisite: MECH.5150 Development of system equations of motion for mdof systems. Proportional and non-proportional damping. Dynamic response using mode superposition, maximum response, frequency domain techniques and direct integration using central difference, Runge-Kutta, Wilson theta, and other techniques. Models developed using MATLAB.

MECH.5180 Signal Proc Techniques (Formerly 22.518) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003877

The course covers analytical/numerical modeling and analysis of signal processing. The course topics include: Fourier Series, Linear Systems and Transfer Functions, Laplace Transforms, Analog filters, Fourier Transforms, Analog to Digital Conversion (A/D & D/A), Quantization, Sampling and Nyquist Theorem, Aliasing, Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT), Windowing & Leakage, FFT & STFT, Spectrograms, Spectral Analysis and Estimation, Convolution, ARMA processes, Correlation, Coherence, Kurtosis, Multi-rate filters and the Wavelet Transform , FIR & IIR Filters, Adaptive Filters, Signal Processing Hardware and Implementation.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 22.451 Dynamic Systems Analysis (or equivalent)

MECH.5190 Engineering Spectral Analysis (Formerly 22.519) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003878

Analytical and experimental background for the fundamental understanding of time and frequency domain signals, required for digital signal processing, vibration, and acoustic signal analysis. Introductory theory is based on simplified concepts form different mechanical signatures in the time domain. The spectral conversion from time domain to frequency domain is illustrated from a phenomenological perspective using examples and dynamic signal analyzer illustrations. The concepts of vibration and acoustic measurement methods are studied through practical projects and LabVIEW exercises. Students will be prepared for more advanced topics on dynamic systems, controls, vibrations, advanced signal processing, acoustics, and experimental structural dynamics. Familiarity with Matlab required.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: MATH 2360 Eng. Differential Equations and MECH 4510 Dynamic Systems Analysis.

MECH.5200 Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations (Formerly 22.520) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036063

Mathematical approaches for numerically solving partial differential equations. The focus will be (a) iterative solution methods for linear and non-linear equations, (b) spatial discretization and meshing (c) finite difference methods (FDM), (d) finite volume methods (FVM), (e) finite element methods (FEM) and (f) boundary element methods (BEM). The theory behind of each of these methods will be developed and discussed. Computer programming applications involving the solution of linear and non-linear PDEs in multiple dimensions will play a key role in this course. Unique computer programming assignments will be selected from different engineering/science fields (possibilities include: fluid flow, heat transfer, electrostatics, electromagnetism, structural analysis, medical, ocean engineering etc.) to illustrate the broad applicability of numerical methods. Students will be expected to complete programming assignments -- while most class examples will deal with pseudo code and/or matlab, a working knowledge of one of the following programming languages is recommended: Matlab, Octave, C, C++, fortran, Java, BASIC, or Python.

MECH.5210 Solar Fundamentals (Formerly 22.521) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003879

Utilization Terrestrial irradiation on tilted surfaces; radiation, conduction, convection in collectors; absorptance, emittance, reflection, transmittance of solar irradiation; energy flow in flat plate and concentrator collectors; storage; design tools; small project; web-based.

MECH.5230 Structural Health Monitoring (Formerly 22.523) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 030333

Detail the entire process of structural health monitoring applications, including operational evaluation, data acquisition, normalization and cleansing, feature extraction and data compression, and statistical model development and pattern recognition. Aiming at detecting, localizing, and evaluating the damage severeness, topics that will be covered in this course include: sensors and sensor networks, signal processing and detection theory, nondestructive evaluation techniques, time and frequency modeling, damage prognosis, unsupervised/supervised learning, probability and statistics in feature evaluation. Case study of SHM activities will be conducted throughout the entire course, including mechanical, aerospace and civil structures.

MECH.5240 Fund of Acoustics (Formerly 22.524) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 031881

Fundamentals of acoustics are introduced. Topics include: Motivation for studying acoustics, oscillatory motion, harmonic waves, the wave equation, sound pressure levels, decibel scale, frequency analysis, sound power, intensity, acoustic sources, directivity, sound radiation, sound power measurement, sound in enclosures, acoustic mode shapes, reverberation time, sound absorbing material, impedance, transmission loss, cavity resonators, reactive and dissipative mufflers, and applications to noise control.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 22.451 Dynamic Systems Analysis.

MECH.5250 Grid-Connected Solar Electric Systems (Formerly 22.525) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 038510

Students will study the concepts and design considerations of grid-connected, solar-powered, electrical generation systems, from residential through utility scale. Emphasis will be on practical applications that help make the student "work ready" at graduation. Grading consists of two tests during semester; one individual project (residential scale PV system); and one group project (commercial-scale system). This course fulfills an elective requirement for renewable energy students.

MECH.5260 Transport Processes in Energy Systems (Formerly 22.526) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 038509

Course focuses on the development of a fundamental understanding of transport processes from a multi-scale and multi-physics perspective, and the application of such understanding to the analysis of energy engineering systems. Derivations of the equations describing the mechanisms for mass, momentum, and energy transport are presented, together with approaches for the evaluation of material properties and constitutive relations. Emphasis is placed on a holistic view of transport processes as combinations of transient, advective, diffusive, and reactive phenomena.

MECH.5270 Solar Energy Engineering (Formerly 22.527) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003881

Systems engineering, stochastic modeling, design, and life-cycle cost analysis of several solar systems: photovoltaics, passive heating, solar cooling, and daylighting; Web Based.

MECH.5280 Photovoltaics Manufacturing (Formerly 22.528) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 034725

Overview of the manufacturing processes used to make a typical crystalline solar cell. Detailed study of selected processes and manufacturing problems, such as solar cell testing, characterization, reliability issues, factors affecting yields, automated material handling, affect of impurities in crystal growth.

MECH.5290 Fuel Cell Fundamentals (Formerly 22.529) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003882

The primary objective of this course is to understand the fundamental science and engineering of fuel cells and redox flow batteries (i.e., reversible fuel cells). The fundamental principles of electrochemistry, thermodynamics, and kinetics of electrochemical reaction processes, as well as mass transport in electrochemical energy systems will be considered. Emphasis will be placed on operating principles and the design and diagnostics of the proton exchange membrane fuel cell as a portable energy conversion system, and the vanadium redox flow battery as a large-scale energy storage system. Cell components and their influence on the overall performance of these systems will be discussed in detail. An introduction to the cost analysis of electrochemical energy storage will be presented.

MECH.5300 Autonomous Robotic Systems (Formerly 22.530) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 038577

This course covers concepts related to autonomous robotic systems, emphasizing the synthesis and design of control algorithms for autonomous robotic vehicles. Topics that will be covered in the course include: Linear and nonlinear systems analysis, stability in the sense of Lyapunov, linearization of nonlinear dynamic equations, rigid body equations of motion in three dimensions, dynamic model derivation of aerial, space, marine and ground vehicles, fundamentals of flight dynamics, feedback control design for autonomous robotic vehicles, guidance and navigation, description of components typically encountered to autonomous robotic vehicles, guidance and navigation, description of components typically encountered to autonomous robotic vehicles, cooperative control of multi-robot teams and state estimation.

MECH.5310 Math Methods In Mechanical Engineering (Formerly 22.531) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003883

MECH.5320 Off-Grid Solar Electric System (Formerly 22.532) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003884

This course examines the technical, financial and societal aspects of photovoltaic (PV) systems that are not connected to the electrical grid. Topics include: reasons for going off the grid, the components of an off-grid PV system, how to size a PV system to meet the required load, site impacts on performance, determining the loss of load probability (LOLP) for a system, hybrid systems, e.g. solar plus a generator, energy storage solutions, regulatory issues, and cost. Systems sized to meet the annual load requirements of a remote communication system, a net-zero home, and a small village will be examined. HOMERMicrogrid, PVWatts, and other software will be used to design these systems.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 22.525 Grid-Connected Solar Electric System.

MECH.5340 Green Combustion and Biofuels (Formerly 22.534) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 039123

Fundamentals of combustion and pollutant formations in application to internal combustion engines, turbines, and fire safety. Concepts include flame structure, flame speed, flammability,ignition, reaction kinetics, nonequillibrium processes, diffusion flames, and boundary layer combustion. Additional specific emphasis on combustion modeling, green approaches to energy production, and biofuels.

MECH.5420 Convective Heat/Mass Transfer (Formerly 22.542) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003888

Conservation equations. Heat transfer in laminar and turbulent boundary layer and duct flow. Free convection. Convective mass transfer.

MECH.5450 Advanced Industrial Heat and Mass Transfer (Formerly 22.545) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 032792

This course specializes in obtaining practical solutions for applied and industrial heat transfer problems related to device development and production processes. Topics include review of heat transfer modes (i.e. conduction, convection and radiation), transport phenomena in material processing and manufacturing, analytical models and numerical simulations Representative problems include curing of polymers, thermal conditioning of human body, food packaging and long-term food preservation, thermal management of electrical and electronic equipment, control of water vapor and pollutant transfer, material processing, and heat and mass exchangers.

MECH.5490 Cooling of Electronic Equipment (Formerly 22.549) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003894

This course focuses on teaching the primary techniques for cooling electronics, and methods for modeling their performance. Heat-transfer fundamentals: conduction, convection, radiation, phase change, and heat transfer across solid interfaces. Heat-generating electronic equipment: ICs, power converters, circuit cards and electrical connectors. Thermal management equipment: heat sinks, interface materials, heat spreaders including liquid loops, and air movers. System design: system packaging architectures, facilities, system analysis. Advanced Topics: spray cooling, refrigeration

MECH.5500 Vibrations (Formerly 22.550) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003895

This course provides the analytical background for the fundamental understanding of vibration analysis, modeling and testing of mechanical systems. The course starts with an overview of the concepts in vibrations and later builds an in-depth understanding of the vibrations of single degree of freedom and multi degree of freedom systems. Both free and forced vibrations of these systems under steady-state and transient mechanical excitations will be investigated. The important concepts of modal analysis and vibration measurement methods will be studied. The continuous system modeling, nonlinear and random vibrations will also be touched upon.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: MATH 2360 Eng. Differential Equations and MECH 4510 Dynamic Systems Analysis.

MECH.5530 MEMS & Microsystems (Formerly 22.553) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 032791

The purpose of this course is to give a broad introduction to Micro-electro-mechanical Systems (MEMS) technology, and will provide graduate students in mechanical, electrical, manufacturing and related engineering disciplines with necessary fundamental knowledge and experience in the design, manufacture, and packaging of microsystems. The topics include basic sensing and actuating principles, modeling of electromechanical components, material properties, fabrication technologies, process integration, system design, and packaging of MEMS and microsystems. The course will also cover current literature, MEMS markets and applications. The course will be a combination of lectures, case studies and homework assignments. The students are expected to possess prerequisite knowledge in college mathematics, physics, and chemistry, as well as in engineering subjects such as fundamental materials science, electronics, thermal-fluid, and machine design.

MECH.5540 Dynamic Systems and Controls (Formerly 22.554) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003898

Matrix-based classical and modern techniques are applied to the dynamics of control systems. Design of controllers, and full and reduced-order observers. Introduction to optimal control and Kalman filters.

MECH.5570 Microsystem Design (Formerly 22.557) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 034605

Design aspects of Microsystems (MEMS). Topics covered include working principles of various microsystems, analytical and numerical modelling, and case studies. Course incorporates lectures, computer laboratories and term project presentations.

MECH.5580 Aero/Wind Eng (Formerly 22.558) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 030334

This course will introduce and examine classical and modern theoretical and computational two and three dimensional aerodynamics and aeroelastic modeling with applications in wind and subsonic aero/hydrodynamics applications. In addition, wind and meteorological science as well as simple FEM structural modeling and coupling concepts will be examined. The class will comprise scheduled lectures and discussions. Students will be expected to perform presentations and directed projects which involve computer programming.

MECH.5590 Multi-Scale Computational Fluid Dynamics I (Formerly 22.559) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 037600

Derivation of governing equations; Scale analysis; Role of relative dimensionless parameters; Discretization of the governing equations; Finite-Difference, Finite-Volume, and/or Finite Element Techniques; Solutions of several problems in micro/meso/macro scale applications.

MECH.5600 Multi-Scale Computational Fluid Dynamics II (Formerly 22.560) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 037601

Applications of CFD methods to the solution of multi-phase problems such as: heat pipes, fuel cells, nanofluidics, material processing and manufacturing, etc.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 22.559 Multi-Scale Computational Fluid Dynamics I (CFD).

MECH.5620 Solid Mechanics I (Formerly 22.562) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003901

Topics covered include the theory of stress, kinematics of strain, Hooke's Law, work and energy, equations of stress equilibrium, Navier's equations, strain compatibility, and the Beltrami-Michell equations. Problems for uniformly varying 3-D states of stress, torsion, and plane deformation are studied. Axisymmetric deformation is considered. Green's function solutions for plane and axisymmetric problems are studied.

MECH.5690 Fracture Mechanics (Formerly 22.569) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 038881

The application of fracture mechanics and approaches for exploring the impact of cracks on engineering structures. Topics will be chosen from a range of mathematical techniques, applied mechanics, and materials science, e.g. theoretical strength, stress concentration, linear and nonlinear fracture mechanics, stress singularity, fracture modes, energy methods, stable and unstable crack growth thermal cracks, crack tip plastic zone, Dugdale and Irwin models, the R-curve, power-law materials, and the J-integral. Students should have a good understanding of the principles of strengths of materials and be able to apply these principles to the solution of problems in solid mechanics. The associated knowledge in complex variables and partial differential equations will be reviewed as needed.

MECH.5710 Quality Engineering (Formerly 22.571) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003907

Focuses on methodologies used by world class companies to guide the design and development of high quality, low cost products in the most timely manner through the use of analytical tools in case studies: Topics include: new product creation strategy and process, organizational aspects of multi-disciplinary design teams, concurrent project management, and structural methodologies for identifying customer requirements and manufacturing process design, control and selection. In particular, focus is on the interrelationship of CE, manufacturing and Quality tools and methodologies and how they contribute in determining the appropriate level of product/process quality and design efficiency.

MECH.5740 Design For Reliability Engineering (Formerly 22.574) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003910

(3-0)3 Design for Reliability Engineering provides a systematic approach to the design process that is focused on reliability and the physics of failure. It provides the requirements on how, why, and when to use the wide variety of reliability engineering tools available in order to achieve the reliability goals of the total design cycle. Topics include the product design cycle and customer requirements, analytical physics, reliability statistics, accelerated testing, accelerated reliability growth, industry standard predictive models, design reliability assessment, reliability FMEA, product risk evaluation and thermodynamic reliability.

MECH.5750 Industrial Design of Experiment (Formerly 22.575) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003911

Concepts of Robust Design and statistical Design Of Experiments (DOE) as applied to the design and manufacturing of new high technology products. Classical and current methodologies of DOE including Full Factorial, Fractional Factorial, Taguchi, Central Composite and Yates Algorithms. The course will also provide for different methods for experimental design and analysis, including average and variability analysis. Commercial software packages and case studies using industrial experiments will be used to illustrate the material.

MECH.5760 Engineering Project Management (Formerly 22.576) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003912

Skills are developed enabling engineers to be effective decision makers and technical leaders in an environment where technology management, business operations and strategies for contract compliance are critical to achieving competitive advantage. Elements of the Project Planning and Control System are presented along with analytical methods important for maintaining Projects on schedule and within budget.

MECH.5790 Robotics (Formerly 22.579) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003914

Common robotics joints and robotics classification. Planes of motion and fold lines. Robotics capability. Forward and inverse kinematics and the RobSim software package. Trajectory planning and elementary obstacle avoidance. Robotics dynamics and feasible trajectory evaluation. Design of the control system for the non-linear robotics problem. Classroom studies are followed by hands-on applications in the Automated Manufacturing Assembly and Robotics Laboratory.

MECH.5800 Adv Grad Res Dev Proj (Formerly 22.580) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003915

MECH.5810 Advanced Fluid Mechanics (Formerly 22.581) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003916

Fundamental equations of fluid motion, kinematics, vorticity, circulation, Crocco's theorem, Kelvin's theorem, Helmholtz's velocity laws, secondary flows. Stream function, velocity potential, potential flows. Unsteady Bernoulli equation, gravity water waves.

MECH.5830 Advanced Aerodynamics (Formerly 22.583) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003918

3-0)3 Fundamentals of subsonic and supersonic aerodynamics. Atmosphere models, air-speed measurement, and aerodynamic heating. Circulation, downwash, and three-dimensional wing theory. Airfoil data, and lift and drag of aircraft components. Compressibility effects on drag, and airfoils and wings in supersonic and hypersonic flow. Aircraft performance calculations. Fundamentals of orbital mechanics. Special project required in supersonic wind tunnel testing or orbital mechanics.

MECH.5840 Ocean Engineering (Formerly 22.584) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003919

Physical Properties of the Ocean Environment, ocean wave mechanics, computer solutions of wave interactions, physical modeling of marine vehicles and coastal environments (modeling and scaling laws), resistance and propulsion of surface ships and submarines, and forces on floating and submerged objects such as buoys, pipelines, piers, and breakwaters. Research report required summarizing some aspect of ocean engineering.

MECH.5890 Finite Element in Thermofluids (Formerly 22.589) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003923

The Galerkin finite element technique is first applied to a simple one-dimensional steady state convection/conduction equation. The element equations are derived and the assembly process is described. These concepts are then extended to two-dimensional transient problems. A finite element package is used to solve a variety of fluid flow problems. All course materials are available on the WWW.

MECH.5910 Mechanical Behavior of Materials (Formerly 22.591) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003925

Quantification of structure-property relationships requires application of solid mechanics concepts to materials microstructure. Using micromechanics approach, the course focuses on the deformation and fracture behavior of metals, ceramics, composites and polymerics. Topics include: elastic behavior, dislocations, crystal plasticity, strengthening mechanisms, composite materials, glassy materials, creep and creep fracture, tensile fracture, and fatigue.

MECH.5930 Graduate Co-op Education (Formerly 22.593) Credits: 0

Course Details
Min Credits 0
Max Credits 0
Course ID 003927

The prediction, analysis, and prevention of failure in mechanical design is covered. Failure mechanisms such as creep, plastic deformation, crack propagation, cyclic fatigue, thermal fatigue, fretting and galling are considered. Theories of failure such as Colomb-Mohr, Beltrami, and Huber-Von Mises are used to predict failure. Cumulative damage theories such as those of Gatts, Corten and Dolan, Marin, and Manson will be studied. Statistical methods of analysis and test data interpretation are studied. Materials such as steels, aluminum alloys, solders, plastics, and composites will be considered.

MECH.5950 Graduate Co-op II (Formerly 22.595) Credits: 0

Course Details
Min Credits 0
Max Credits 0
Course ID 003929

MECH.5960 Mechanics of Composite Materials (Formerly 22.596) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003930

Analysis of anisotropic lamina and laminated composites. Methods of fabrication and testing of composites. Other topics include environmental effects, joining and machining.

MECH.5970 Processing of Composites (Formerly 22.597) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003931

Methods of fabrication. Analysis of forming, fiber orientation, permeability, polymer rheology, flow through porous media, consolidation, cure kinetics, combined flow and cure models. Effect of manufacturing defects

MECH.6020 Special Topic: Thermo-Fluids (Formerly 22.602) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003934

Study of advanced topics in thermo-fluid energy systems and processes not covered in the regular curriculum. Contents may vary from year to year.

MECH.6030 Special Topic: Vibration Dynamics (Formerly 22.603) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003935

Study of advanced topics in vibrations/dynamics not covered in the regular curriculum. Contents may vary from year to year.

MECH.6110 Matrix Methods for Structural Dynamics (Formerly 22.611) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003940

3-0)3 Prerequisite: 22.515 Matrix linear algebra. Solution of algebraic equations using Gaussian elimination and decomposition variants. Eigenanalysis using various direct similarity techniques and simultaneous vector iteration methods. Algorithm development of solution techniques. Solution techniques for structural mechanics, dynamic systems and stability. Models developed using MATLAB.

MECH.6140 Advanced Finite Element Methods (Formerly 22.614) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003942

Nonlinear finite element methods as applied to large deformation and nonlinear material behavior are the focus of this course. Various classical and contemporary constitutive models and their implementation in the finite element method are considered. Procedures for determining material parameters from a matrix of material test results are investigated.

MECH.6220 Family Violence (Formerly 22.622) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003944

MECH.6500 Nano. Transport Phen. for Manufacturing Nanodevice (Formerly 22.650) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 038883

This course on nanoscale transport phenomena constitutes a bridge between existing fluid and heat transfer courses in multiple disciplines and emerging nanoscale science and engineering concepts to reflect the forefront of nanomanufacturing. The course is designed to incorporate recent advances in manufacturing polymer-based nanodevices. Key issues of the implementation and maintenance costs for fabrication will be addressed. Hands-on laboratory experiments will be performed to complement the lectures with the ultimate goal of designing and building a complete nanodevice at the end of the course. The course will prepare graduates for employment focused on designing and manufacturing nano/microfluidic systems, lab-on-a-chip devices, electronics devices, medical devices, and other emerging.

MECH.7410 Master's Thesis - Mechanical Engineering (Formerly 22.741) Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 003959

MECH.7420 Master's Thesis - Mechanical Engineering (Formerly 22.742) Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 003960

MECH.7430 Master's Thesis - ME (Formerly 22.743) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003961

MS Thesis Research

MECH.7460 Master's Thesis - ME (Formerly 22.746) Credits: 6

Course Details
Min Credits 6
Max Credits 6
Course ID 003962

MS Thesis Research

MECH.7490 Master's Thesis - Mechanical Engineering (Formerly 22.749) Credits: 9

Course Details
Min Credits 9
Max Credits 9
Course ID 003963

MS Thesis Research

MECH.7510 Adv Projects In Mechanical Engineering (Formerly 22.751) Credits: 1-3

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003964

MECH.7530 Doctoral Dissertation/Mechanical Engineering (Formerly 22.753) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003965

Doctoral Dissertation Research

MECH.7560 Doctoral Dissertation/Mechanical Engineering (Formerly 22.756) Credits: 6

Course Details
Min Credits 6
Max Credits 6
Course ID 003966

Doctoral Dissertation Research

MECH.7590 Doctoral Dissertation/Mechanical Engineering (Formerly 22.759) Credits: 9

Course Details
Min Credits 9
Max Credits 9
Course ID 003967

Masters and doctoral students who have attained the required number of thesis credits may enroll in:

MECH.7610 Continued Grad Research (Formerly 22.761) Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 038491

Continued Grad Research

MECH.7630 Continued Graduate Research (Formerly 22.763) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003968

Continuing Graduate Research

MECH.7660 Continued Graduate Research (Formerly 22.766) Credits: 6

Course Details
Min Credits 6
Max Credits 6
Course ID 003969

Continuing Graduate Research

MECH.7690 Continued Graduate Research (Formerly 22.769) Credits: 9

Course Details
Min Credits 9
Max Credits 9
Course ID 003970

Continuing Graduate Research

MECH.7710 Systems Analysis I (Formerly 22.771) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003971

Study of the key areas in multiple engineering disciplines including Mechanical, Electrical, Software, Systems and Optical. Students are introduced to weekly topics and then work in multidiscipline teams to solve technical assignments. Topics covered include: Concept of Operations and Requirements development, integration, test and verification, vibration/shock analysis, thermal analysis, power supply design, digital electronics & FPGA, intro to optical engineering, SCRUM planning, continuous integration and UML/SW design. Content may vary year to year. This course is part of the Engineering Leadership Development Program (ELDP) and team taught by industry experts at BAE Systems.

MECH.7720 Systems Analysis II (Formerly 22.772) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003972

Introduction and analysis of complex systems aligned with the key product lines of BAE Systems. Students are introduced to multiple types of systems and then work in multidiscipline teams to solve technical assignments. The systems covered include but are limited to: Electronic Warfare (EW), Communications Electronic Attack (Comms EA), Wide Area Airborne Surveillance (WAAS), Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), RADAR Navigation, Radio Communications, and Infrared Countermeasures (IRCM). Content may vary year to year. This course is part of the Engineering Leadership Development Program (ELDP) and team taught by industry experts at BAE Systems.

MECH.7730 Systems Analysis III (Formerly 22.773) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003973

Study of project management concepts, product development methods, transition to operations and new business capture. Topics covered include but are not limited to risks and opportunities management, earned value management, lean product development, business strategy, design for manufacturability/maintainability (DFM^2), and request for information (RFI) response. Content may vary year to year. This course is part of the Engineering Leadership Development Program (ELDP) and team taught by industry experts at BAE Systems.