Mechanical Engineering

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22.200 Mechanical Engineering Project I Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 32997
Status Active

Students work on engineering design/build/test (DBT) projects under the supervision of a mechanical engineering faculty member. Projects can include student club based DBT projects.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Level: minimum Sophomore standing.

22.201 Mechanical Design Laboratory I Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 3796
Status Active

Course emphasis is on introducing the use of computer aided design tools in the engineering problem solving process. Assigned design projects require the use of both wire frame and solid modeling tools. Lecture and lab activities are used to support project requirements, and to provide more in-depth understanding of computer aided engineering design and drawing.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 25.108 Intro to Engineering II; and Mechanical Engineering majors.

22.202 Mechanical Design Laboratory II Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 3797
Status Active

This is an introductory course in manufacturing processes covering the basic machine tool practices utilized in the manufacturing of a product. The objective of the course is to develop a broad understanding of manufacturing operations and their relationship to engineering product design. Students manufacture, fabricate and measure the accuracy of a mechanical assembly from design drawings, using lathes, milling machines, drill presses and other conventional processes.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 22.201 Mech Des Lab I CAD.

22.211 Statics Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3798
Status Active

The application of Newton's Laws to engineering problems in statics. The free-body diagram method is emphasized. Topics include vector algebra, force, moment of force, couples, static equilibrium of rigid bodies, trusses, friction, properties of areas, shear and moment diagrams, flexible cables, screws, bearings, and belts.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 92.132 Calculus II and 95.141 Physics I.

22.212 Strength of Materials Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3799
Status Active

Stress and deformation analysis of bodies subjected to uniaxial loading, thermal strain, torsion of circular cross-sections, shear flow in thin-walled sections, bending of beams, and combined loading. Application of equilibrium, compatibility and load-deformation relations to solve statically determinate and indeterminate systems.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 22.211 Statics and 92.132 Calculus II.

22.213 Dynamics (alternate 14.205) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3800
Status Active

Calculus based vector development of the dynamics of points, particles, systems of particles, and rigid bodies in planar motion; kinematics of points in rotating and non-rotating frames of reference in one, two, and three dimensions; conservation of momentum, and angular momentum; principle of work and energy.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 22.211 Statics and 92.132 Calculus II.

22.242 Thermodynamics Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3803
Status Active

The first and second laws of thermodynamics are introduced and applied to the analysis of thermodynamic systems in terms of work, heat, energy transformation, and system efficiency. The use of tables, graphs, and equations of state is introduced to obtain various properties of pure substances. The concepts of work, heat and energy, as well as their relationships, are studied. The theory and application of reversible and irreversible thermodynamic process, Carnot cycles, and entropy are studied in relation to the energy analysis of engineering systems. Energy balances and ideal efficiencies of steady flow engineering systems are analyzed.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 92.132 Calculus II, 95.245 Physical Properties of Matter, and 84.117 Sel. Topics in Chemistry or 84.121 Chemistry I.

22.296 Mechanical Behavior of Materials Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3810
Status Active

Properties and characterization of engineering materials. The behavior of engineering materials is studied experimentally to develop an understanding of properties important in materials selection and engineering design. Structure-property-processing relationships are discussed. Topics include stress, strain, strength, stiffness, thermal expansion, hardness, tensile and bending tests, strain gages, corrosion, microstructure of metals, polymers, ceramics and composites.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 84.121 Chemistry I; and Mechanical Engineering majors only.

22.300 Mechanical Engineering Project II Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 32998
Status Active

Students work on engineering design/build/test (DBT) projects under the supervision of a mechanical engineering faculty member. Projects can include student club based DBT projects.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 22.200 Mechanical Eng Project I.

22.302 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I: Instrrumentation Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3811
Status Active

Students set up and conduct specific experiments designed to study: 1) fundamental ME instrumentation systems; 2) fundamental experimental techniques and 3) basic physical principles of mechanical systems. Experiments are divided into two areas; solid-mechanical and thermo-fluids. Students develop models for use in validating and comparing with experimental results. Written communication techniques are emphasized.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 22.212, 22.242, 22.361, and 16.211 or 95.141/144.

22.311 Applied Strength of Materials Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3812
Status Active

Strength of materials principles are applied to the stress analysis of machine components and structures. The effects of buckling and combined bending, torsion, and axial loadings are studied together with the effects of stress risers due to geometrical complexities. Topics include: 3D stress transformations; principal stresses; Mohr's circle; failure criteria; stress concentration factors; equilibrium and energy methods; plates; global, local and inelastic buckling; finite elements; fracture and fatigue.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 22.212 Strength of Materials; Co-Req: 22.296 Mechanical Behavior of Materials or 22.295 Material Science & Engineering

22.321 Mechanical Design I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3814
Status Active

Design and kinematic analysis of linkages. Course topics include linkage synthesis and motion analysis (position, velocity and acceleration) and technical writing. These topics are integrated in a semester-long design-build-test project utilizing commercial CAD and simulation software. This project involves project management, teamwork, design, creation of shop-quality drawings, manufacturing and assembly as well as performance testing of a three-position double-dwell linkage. Schedules (Gantt charts), progress reports and final reports are submitted.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 22.213 Dynamics; Co-Req: 22.201 Mech Des Lab I CAD; and Mechanical Engineering majors only.

22.322 Mechanical Design II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3815
Status Active

Design of cams and gear trains and control of mechanical devices. Course topics include: cam sizing and manufacture, cam and gear train kinematics, dynamic force analysis, machine balancing, introduction to the control of mechanical systems. The major project involves the design, analysis, manufacture, and dynamic testing of a cam having specified performance requirements; computer aided design (CAD) and computer numerically controlled (CNC) milling machines are applied. Dynamic simulation (MATLAB) is used throughout the course.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 22.321 Mechanical Design I.

22.341 Conduction & Radiation Heat Transfer Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3817
Status Active

The theory of steady state and transient heat conduction in solids is developed and applied. The concepts of Biot and Fourier numbers are covered and their applications are studied. The principals of thermal radiation with application to heat exchange between black and non-black body surfaces are studied. The use of radiation networks (electrical network analogy) is examined. Surface radiation properties are extensively covered. Design projects are integrated into the course.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 22.242 Thermodynamics, 92.231 Calculus III, and 92.236 Eng Differential Equations or 92.234 Differential Equations.

22.342 Convective Processes Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3818
Status Active

Internal and external flows with friction, Reynold's number, laminar and turbulent flows. Mathematical development of the hydrodynamic boundary layer. Boundary layer separation and fluid dynamic drag. Flow in pipes. Forced and free convective heat transfer, the thermal boundary layer, Reynolds' analogy, Prandtl and Grashof numbers. Empirical engineering convection relations. Students engage in a design project throughout the term.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 22.341 Conduction & Rad Heat Transfer and 22.381 Fluid Mechanics.

22.361 Mathematical Methods for Mechanical Engineers Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3823
Status Active

Mathematical methods applied in a mechanical engineering context. Matrices and the solution of systems of linear algebraic equations. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Behavior of vectors and tensors under rotation of coordinate system. Matrix approach to principal values and axes. Iterative solution of non-linear equations. Numerical integration and differentiation. Regression analysis. Introduction to statistics and statistical inference.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 92.132 Calculus II.

22.381 Fluid Mechanics Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3824
Status Active

A calculus-based engineering course which deals with the development of basic fluid mechanic relations. Emphasis is placed on the control-volume approach for solving problems, Topics includes fluid behavior and fluid properties: hydrostatic pressure and forces; buoyancy and stability; continuity, momentum, and Bernoulli equations; similitude and dimensional analysis; scale analysis and modeling; internal and external flows with friction; Reynolds number; laminar and turbulent flows; mathematical development of the hydrodynamic boundary layer; boundary layer separation and fluid dynamic drag; fluid flow in pipes and ducts,; friction and minor losses.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 22.213 Dynamics, 92.231 Calculus III, 92.236 Differential Equations, and 22.242 Thermodynamics.

22.382 Heat Transfer Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 38230
Status Active

A calculus-based engineering course providing treatment of the fundamental modes of heat transfer. Topics include: steady-state and transient heat conduction in solids; forced and natural convection; the concept of thermal boundary layer; scale analysis and dimensionless number such as Reynolds, Prandtl, and Grashof numbers; Reynolds analogy; empirical engineering convection relations; thermal radiation involving heat exchange between black and non-black body surfaces.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 22.381 Fluid Mechanics, and 22.242 Thermodynamics. Non-ME majors require Instructor permission.

22.400 Mechanical Engineering Project III Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 32999
Status Active

Students work on engineering design/build/test (DBT) projects under the supervision of a mechanical engineering faculty member. Projects can include student club based DBT projects. Completion of 22.400, 22.300, and 22.200 can count as a mechanical engineering technical elective (academic petition required).

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 22.300 Mechanical Eng Project II.

22.403 Mechanical Engineering Lab II: Measurement Engineering Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3825
Status Active

Continuation of Mechanical Engineering Lab I. Focuses on digital data acquisition systems used on mechanical engineering equipment. Students design measurement systems composed of various transducers, their associated signal conditioners and digital data acquisition and recording devices. Statistical methods are emphasized. Experiments require the students to provide calibration and to select appropriate sampling rates and test durations. Systems under test range from simple multisensor laboratory apparatus to actual operating mechanical systems.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 22.381 Fluid Mechanics; 22.341 Conduction & Radiation Heat Transfer or 22.382 Heat Transfer

22.423 Capstone Design Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3835
Status Active

Students perform independent design work and participate in team efforts to develop conceptual designs from functional requirements. Perform design analysis and synthesis, modeling, fabrication, testing, cost estimating, and documenting the essential elements of the system design.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 22.311, 22.322, 22.342 ,22.451, 22.473.

22.425 Design of Machine Elements Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3837
Status Active

The principles of mechanics and commonly used failure theories are applied to the design and analysis of machine elements subjected to static and dynamic (fatigue) load conditions. Elements studied include power screws, bolts, springs, bearings, gears, lubrication, shafts, brakes, clutches, and belts.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 22.311 App. Strength of Materials, 22.296 Mechanical Behavior of Materials or 22.295 Material Science & Engineering, and 22.322 Mechanical Design II.

22.426 Grean Energy Engineering Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 36920
Status Active

Introduces a comprehensive range of green energy sources, and the tools and techniques to use that energy. A strong emphasis is given to residential applications, particularly those that are cost effective. Topics include solar energy, photovoltaic, water power, wind power, geothermal heating, and bio- fuel production and use. Course will also investigate architectural considerations essential to effective implementation of green energy. Course is open to Seniors in engineering and science and those with a solid knowledge of vector notations and college algebra. Familiarity with the MATLAB computing environment would be useful.

22.441 Analysis of Thermo-Fluid Processes Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3841
Status Active

Topics covered include: heat exchanger analysis and design; thermodynamic analysis of : gas power cycles, steam and combined cycles, and refrigeration cycles; mixtures of ideal gases; air-vapor mixtures and psychometric charts with application to air conditioning systems; flow of a compressible fluid through a variable area passage: Mach number, choking conditions, and normal shock.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 22.342 Convective Processes or 22.382 Heat Transfer

22.442 Design of Thermofluid Systems Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 38231
Status Active

This is a comprehensive design course accompanied by periodic supplementary lectures, and builds on the concepts learned in Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, and Analysis of Thermo/Fluid Processes. The course consists entirely of design projects on such topics as heat exchangers, pumps and blowers, piping systems, air conditioning and refrigeration systems,power plant cycles, and solar and wind energy systems. In addition to the appropriate technical aspects of the design, the projects will also consider such aspects as ergonomics, cost, environmental impact.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 22.441 Analysis of Thermofluid Processes, Non-ME majors require Instructor permission.

22.446 Computational Thermal Fluids Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 33584
Status Active

Derivation of the partial differential equations of thermal fluids (heat conduction, Navier-Stokes, continuity, and thermal convection/diffusion equation). Introduction to the finite-difference, finite-volume, and finite-element techniques as applied to numerical solution of these equations. Use of a commercial CFD package to analyze common fluid flow and heat transfer configurations. Course also offered at the graduate level as 22.546.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 92.234 Diff Eq or 92.236 Eng Diff Eq, 22.341Cond & Rad Heat Trans, 22.342 Connective Proc, and 22.381 Fluid Mechanics.

22.450 Nanoscale Transport Phenomena for Manufacturing Nanodevices Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 36698
Status Active

An interdisciplinary course taught by faculty from the Chemical, Mechanical and Plastics Engineering Departments, who have special knowledge in nanoscale fluid mechanics and heat transfer. The 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 ship devices, electronic devices, medical devices and other emerging technologies.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 22.381, 22.341, and 22.342; Co-Req: 22.403 ME Lab II.

22.451 Dynamic Systems Analysis Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3844
Status Active

Dynamic modeling of mechanical, electrical, electro-mechanical, hydraulic and thermal components. Application of ordinary differential equations, Laplace transforms, and numerical simulation for the response of these systems; response due to initial conditions and to transient and sinusoidal inputs using both time and frequency domain approaches considered. Use of block diagrams and numerical simulation using MATLAB and Simulink for linear time invariant systems is emphasized. Project work includes model identification and synthesis from measured data for first and second order systems.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 22.213 Dynamics,16.211 Fund of Electricity, or 95.144 Physics II, and 92.236 Eng Differential Equations.

22.453 Mechatronics Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3845
Status Active

Devices and methods to monitor and control mechanical systems, with particular emphasis on the use of embedded microprocessors.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 22.361 Math Methods for Mech Eng.

22.457 Vibrations Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3847
Status Active

Fundamentals of vibration analysis of 1, 2 and multi DOF mechanical systems including the effects of damping; free response, forced response to transient and steady state harmonic and periodic excitations; the significance of natural modes, resonance frequency, mode shape, and orthogonality; vibration control, vibration isolators and absorbers; introduction to vibration measurement. Computer problems include the design of vibration control devices. A measurement project involves the use of an accelerometer, signal conditioning and analysis instrumentation.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 22.451 Dynamic Systems and 22.361 Math Methods for ME's; or Instructor permission.

22.473 Design Theory and Constraints Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3851
Status Active

Concepts of world class design and manufacturing of modern products, including the issues of Design for Quality (DFQ), cost and the customer will be studied. Tools and techniques to be studied include Total Quality Management (TQM), statistical process control, process capability studies, six sigma quality, design efficiency ratings, design for cost, design of experiments, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) of the mean and signal-to-noise ratio, and quality function deployment. Industrial case studies are used and student project work is required.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 22.202 Mechanical Design Lab II, 22.302 Mech Eng Laboratory I: Instrumentation, and 22.322 Mechanical Design II.

22.483 Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3856
Status Active

Fundamentals of subsonic aerodynamics. Atmosphere models. Air speed measurement, boundary layers, aerodynamic heating. Circulation, downwash, and three-dimensional wing theory. Airfoil data, and lift and drag of aircraft components. Power required and power available. Introduction to aircraft performance calculations.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 22.213 Dynamics and 22.381 Fluid Mechanics.

22.486 Ocean Engineering Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3859
Status Active

Summary of the ocean environment. Fluid mechanics of ocean waves. Modeling and scaling laws for ships, submarines, and river and estuary flows. Hydrodynamics of offshore and coastal structures. Floating and submerged body hydrodyamics. Marine propulsion. Introduction to various underwater systems.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 22.213 Dynamics, and 22.381 Fluid Mechanics; Co-Req: 22.342 Convective Processes.

22.491 Industrial Experience I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3860
Status Active

22.492 Industrial Experience II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3861
Status Active

22.493 Industrial Experience III Credits: 3-9

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 9
Course ID 3862
Status Active

22.499 Directed Studies in Mechanical Engineering Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3865
Status Active

This course provides seniors in Mechanical Engineering with the opportunity to pursue the study of a technical topic or project, individually under the supervision of a faculty member and, if desired, a responsible project engineer from industry. The course is to result in a term paper or technical report.

23.101 Engineering Graphics Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 3974
Status Active

This course presents material in both class and laboratory format. Topics covered include: geometric constructions; multi-view sketching and projection; sectional views; isometric and oblique drawing; and dimensioning.

23.102 Engineering Design and Graphics Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3975
Status Active

This course presents material in both class and laboratory format. Topics covered include: dimensioning, print reading, auxiliary views, graphs, screw threads, gears, and the design process. Working in teams, a major design project with written and oral reports is required.

23.200 Computer Aided Drafting (CADrf) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3979
Status Active

This course introduces the student to the use of CAD for construction of basic shapes and multi view drawings. It is a project oriented course introducing the student to graphic design using AutoCAD. AutoCAD, as it is applied in 23.200, is a two dimensional CAD program used to produce computer design models. Course stresses hands-on work with AutoCAD. Course is a fundamentals approach and requires no experience with other CAD programs. Pre-Requisite: 23.101

23.211 LABVIEW(TM) Programming with Engineering Applications Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 30827
Status Active

LabVIEW(TM) software is a graphical programming language "G" that is widely used in industrial setting by engineers and scientists alike. Materials covered in the course will be basic to programming structures. As an example the course will cover For Loops, While Loops, Case Structures, and Boolean Logic. Control, data acquisition, data reduction, and analysis tools associated with the software program will be covered, and used. A comprehensive semester project will be assigned to teams of students to solidify the basic programming topics covered, teach the Virtual Instrument (VI ) hierarchy, and to emphasize the importance of teamwork. Special Notes: Can be used as an MET elective or as a substitute for 90.211 (Introduction to Programming with C-Part I) in the MET Program.

23.221 Statics Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3981
Status Active

Statics is the study of objects in equilibrium and the forces acting on that object. Students will develop mathematical models to predict and analyze forces and their distributions with the use of the free body diagram. The concepts presented in this course directly relate to other mechanical and civil engineering fields. Students must have a basic understanding of trigonometry, geometry, physics and calculus. This course is in a combined section with CET.

23.222 Dynamics Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3982
Status Active

This course introduces the student to the kinematics and kinetics of particles, systems of particles, and rigid bodies. This course covers the basic methods of analysis including Newton's 2nd Law (force, mass, acceleration), Work and Energy, and Impulse and Momentum. This course is in a combined section with CET.

23.223 Mechanics of Materials Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3983
Status Active

This course discusses the principles of strength of materials and the relationships between externally applied forces and internally induced stresses in various types of structural and machine members and components. Included are axial, torsional, and flexural loadings, stress-strain relationships, deformation of materials, elastic deformation, principal stresses, temperature effects, Mohr�s circle, shear and bending moment diagrams, the design of beams, and the deflection of beams.

23.241 Elements of Thermodynamics I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3984
Status Active

This course presents a thorough treatment of the concepts and laws of thermodynamics. The first law (energy) and the second law (entropy), properties of liquids and gases, and common power cycles (Rankine and Otto) are covered. Included is an overview of the global energy problem and power generation technologies, both established and novel

23.242 Applied Fluid Mechanics Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3985
Status Active

This course addresses the Properties of Fluids and basic concepts of Continuity, Momentum, Hydrostatics, and Fluid Flow Kinematics. Analysis of flow of real fluids in pipes, ducts and open channels is conducted. The study of compressible flows, fluid couplings as well as flow measurement techniques will also be discussed

23.243 Elements of Thermodynamics II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3986
Status Active

This course is a continuation of Thermodynamics I analyzing in more detail various real world, practical power generation cycles, such as Rankine, reheat, regenerative, Otto, and Diesel. Also covered are refrigeration cycles, the basics of psychrometry, and the thermodynamics of combustion.

23.262 Engineering Data Analysis Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3987
Status Active

This course introduces students to basic statistical techniques, probability, risk analysis, and predictive modeling, and how they impact engineering and manufacturing activities in both analytical and forward looking activities. Topics covered basic statistics, probability, combinations, permutations, regression, correlation, and predictive model development with the objective of building working statistical models for a technical environment. Pre-Requisites: 92.126, Proficiency in MS Excel or equivalent.

23.295 Materials Science Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3988
Status Active

Properties of materials, selection of materials and processing of materials for appropriate applications are the focus of this course. Case studies are utilized to demonstrate failures which need not have occurred. Materials which are considered include metals and alloys, ceramics, polymers, and composites.

23.301 Manufacturing Technology Laboratory Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 3989
Status Active

Students will develop an understanding of precision metrology and the machine tools, related equipment, and systems used in manufacturing. Students will learn the inter-relationships between machine tools, various machining methods, engineering design considerations, and manufacturing techniques studied in the MET program. Lecture, case studies, and laboratory work are supported by a comprehensive text with supplemental materials provided by the instructor to enhance student learning. Students will work with lathes, drill presses, vertical milling machines, and abrasive finishing methods during laboratory sessions to manufacture several precision finished parts from engineering drawings. Course grades will be determined from student performance on examinations and laboratory projects.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 23.101 Engineering Graphics

23.314 Manufacturing Productivity Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3994
Status Active

The course will focus upon three primary categories of manufacturing improvement: theory of constraints/workflow, work definition and design, and quality improvement. Each students should understand and be conversant in the principles of productivity and able to lead a productivity improvement project upon successful completion of the course. Case studies will be used to illustrate the proper implementation of productivity improvement principles.

23.353 Forensic Engineering Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 32150
Status Active

This course is a survey of forensic engineering with particular emphasis on using engineering science and technology to investigate and reconstruct failures of engineered systems. Topics include qualifications of the forensic engineer, the scientific method, failure hypotheses, levels of confidence, physical evidence, field investigation techniques, examination and testing, codes and standards, and personnel safety. Other topics include ethics, the hired gun, junk science, the legal process, introduction to expert witness testimony, trial exhibits, Frye and Daubert decisions, bias, forensic engineering practice, and engineering reports.

23.414 Engineering Economics Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4004
Status Active

This course introduces students to accounting and finance operations and principles, and how they impact engineering and manufacturing activities in both analytical and forward looking planning activities. Topics covered include financial statements, costing, depreciation, time value of money, cash flows, capital budgeting, and capital recovery with the objective of building working financial models for a technical environment. Pre-Requisites: 49.201 Economics I or instructor permission. Proficiency in MS Excel or equivalent.

23.444 Mechanical Vibrations Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 38761
Status Active

The course will teach students methods to analyze single and two degree of freedom systems considering free vibration, harmonically excited motion, and transient vibration. Concepts of two degree of freedom systems generalized to multi-degree of freedom systems will be introduced. Various analytical approaches to vibration analysis will be taught. Solutions for continuous systems will be solved by the finite difference, finite element, and mode summation methods. Dynamic systems excited by random forces of displacements (random vibrations) will be covered. Additional mathematical content beyond Calculus C will be introduced within this course as required.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 92.225 Calculus C, 99.132 Technical Physics II, 23.221 Statics and Co-req: 23.222 Dynamics.

23.475 Heat Transfer Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4021
Status Active

This course focuses on the study of the fundamentals of heat transfer. Case studies are utilized to enhance the students' knowledge of the basic principles of heat transfer and to develop their problem-solving ability in conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer.

23.484 Introduction to Pro/ENGINEER Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4026
Status Active

This course introduces the user to the principles of Pro/ENGINEER, solid modeling, and parametric design. It is a hands-on project and exercise-based course. Topics will include: feature-based parametric solid modeling, pick and place features, sketched features, the basics of creating parts and assemblies, and drawing creation. Advanced topics will include 3-D sweeps, helical sweeps, and blends

23.485 Introduction to SolidWorks Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4027
Status Active

This course introduces the student to the use of CAD for construction of basic shapes and multiview drawings. It is a project oriented course introducing the student to graphic design using SolidWorks. SolidWorks is a three dimensional solid modeling program used to produce computer design models. Pre-Requisite:23.200 or some experience with another CAD program is required.

23.492 Directed Study: Special Topics Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4028
Status Active

Covers basic mechanical comprehension as it relates to solving problems associated with mechanical systems. Materials covered will be in the form of theoretical equations simplified and applied directly to physical components used for demonstration & verification.