ME (Mechanical Engineering)

 

 

ME 3113 Thermal Sciences

Three hours

An introduction to the thermal sciences of mechanical engineering providing an overview of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics and heat transfer. Three hours lecture-discussion per week. (Same as PHY 3113.) Prerequisites: MTH 1144 and PHY 2114.

Offered fall semester

 

ME 3123 Dynamics

Three hours

Course develops vector analysis of the kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies using the concepts of Newton's laws, differential and integral calculus, vectors, coordinate systems, work, energy, impulse and momentum. Course develops problem solving sills using analytic, numerical and computer aided solution methods. Course has three hours lecture-discussion per week. Prerequisite: ME 3313.

Offered spring semester

 

ME 3223 Thermodynamics

Three hours

A continuation from ME 3113 of the study of the laws of classical thermodynamics with a brief introduction to compressible flow. Energy conservation in closed and flowing systems. Application to power and refrigeration cycles. Three hours lecture-discussion per week. (Same as PHY 3223.) Prerequisites: ME 3113 and MTH 1144.

Offered spring semester

 

ME 3313 Statics and Strength of Materials

Three hours

A design sequence from applied loads to selection of optimum material, shape, and size for the elements in structures or machines. Forces are resolved in static equilibrium, then elastic or plastic stress analysis is used to assure adequate strength and deflection. Three hours lecture-discussion per week. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisites: EN 1223, PHY 2114, and MTH 2123.

Offered fall semester

 

ME 3501, 3502, 3503 Selected Topics

One to three hours

A study of a special area of mechanical engineering such as fluid induced vibrations, fluidics, rotating machinery, thermal energy converters, viscoelastic materials, or quality control. Prerequisite: TBD according to topic.

Offered upon sufficient request

 

ME 4103 Advanced Strength of Material

Three hours

Multidimensional considerations of stress and strain through constitutive models. Study of curved beams, pressure vessels, and machine components subjected to cyclic and thermal loading. Consideration of failure modes including plastic deformation analysis, rupture and fatigue. Three hours lecture-discussion per week. Prerequisite: ME 3313.

Offered upon sufficient request

 

ME 4113 Machine Design

Three hours

Practical application of kinematics, materials mechanics, and mechanical processes to the design of machines and machine elements. Static and dynamic load analysis, stress analysis, material selection, and failure analysis. Three hours discussion-design per week. Prerequisite: ME 3123.

Offered fall semester

 

ME 4203 Mechanical Vibrations

Three hours

A study of the oscillatory motions of bodies and the forces associated with them. Includes the study of undamped and damped, free and forced vibrations, vibration of continuous systems, and random vibrations. Three hours lecture-discussion per week. Prerequisite: MTH 2114.

Offered upon sufficient request

 

ME 4213 Heat Transfer

Three hours

A study of energy movement due to temperature differences via the mechanisms of conduction, convection, and radiation. Includes a class design project. Three hours lecture-discussion per week. Prerequisites: MTH 2114 and ME 3113.

Offered spring semester

 

ME 4303 Finite Element Analysis

Three hours

Finite element methods covering fundamental concepts and computer implementation. Topics include solutions of boundary value problems in fluid and solid mechanics with thermal effects and applications to engineering design. Three hours lecture-discussion per week. Prerequisite: MTH 2114 and ME 3313.

Offered upon sufficient request

 

ME 4323 Fluid Mechanics

Three hours

A study of the conservation of mass, momentum, and energy in relation to laminar and turbulent fluid flow. Viscous effects and application to steady and unsteady flow, incompressible and compressible fluids. Includes an individual design project. Two hours lecture-discussion and one two-hour laboratory period per week. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: ME 3113.

Offered fall semester

 

ME 4403 Compressible Flow

Three hours

One-dimensional compressible flow of perfect gases. Includes Mach waves, normal and oblique shocks, Prandtl-Meyer expansion waves, isentropic flow in variable area ducts, and flows in constant area ducts with friction or heat transfer. Three hours lecture-discussion per week. Prerequisite: ME 3113.

Offered upon sufficient request

 

ME 4503 Viscous Flow

Three hours

Study is pursued for special instances of Navier Stokes solutions, vorticity accounting, creeping, laminar, unstable, and turbulent flows. A case study in design is used to compare true viscous behavior with simplified "design" equations. Three hours lecture-discussion per week. Prerequisite: EN 3413.

Offered upon sufficient request

 

ME 4603 Advanced Thermodynamics

Three hours

An extension to the thermodynamics taught in ME 3113 and ME 3223 Topics include: advanced power generation and refrigeration techniques, co-generation, development of property data, and gas mixture equilibrium. Includes a class design project. Three hours lecture-discussion per week. Prerequisite: ME 3223.

Offered upon sufficient request

 

ME 4703 Aerospace Propulsion

Three hours

A study of aerospace propulsion devices, including jet engines and rockets. Application of compressible flow, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics to propulsion systems. Includes analysis of engine components. Three hours lecture-discussion per week. Corequisite: ME 3223

Offered upon sufficient request