Undergraduate Program
Term Schedule
Fall 2021
Number  Title  Instructor  Time 

ME 0901
Christopher Muir
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UR SAE Baja members by instructor permission only. 

ME 0911
Douglas Kelley
–


For UR Solar Splash members by instructor permission only. 

ME 10011
John Lambropoulos
–


Graduate research assistantship in Mechanical Engineering. 

ME 1041
Renato Perucchio
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


An introduction to the art of bridge building based on the study of the engineering and technological problems involved in the design, construction, and collapse of bridges from antiquity to the present time. The course includes several case studies of major historical bridges selected for their structural significance. Students learn how to calculate the forces acting on structural elements, how these forces depend on the bridge structural form, how the form itself is conditioned by the structural materials, and how forces are measured with electromechanical instrumentation. The study includes fundamental notions of mechanics, strength of materials, structural behavior, instrumentation failure analysis, and design optimization. Working on teams, students use constructive experimental models as well as computeraided programs to design, build, instrument, and test realistic bridge projects. This is a selfcontained course open to all Rochester undergraduates.


ME 1042
Renato Perucchio
R 4:50PM  6:05PM


An introduction to the art of bridge building based on the study of the engineering and technological problems involved in the design, construction, and collapse of bridges from antiquity to the present time. The course includes several case studies of major historical bridges selected for their structural significance. Students learn how to calculate the forces acting on structural elements, how these forces depend on the bridge structural form, how the form itself is conditioned by the structural materials, and how forces are measured with electromechanical instrumentation. The study includes fundamental notions of mechanics, strength of materials, structural behavior, instrumentation failure analysis, and design optimization. Working on teams, students use constructive experimental models as well as computeraided programs to design, build, instrument, and test realistic bridge projects. This is a selfcontained course open to all Rochester undergraduates.


ME 1045
–
W 7:40PM  8:55PM


An introduction to the art of bridge building based on the study of the engineering and technological problems involved in the design, construction, and collapse of bridges from antiquity to the present time. The course includes several case studies of major historical bridges selected for their structural significance. Students learn how to calculate the forces acting on structural elements, how these forces depend on the bridge structural form, how the form itself is conditioned by the structural materials, and how forces are measured with electromechanical instrumentation. The study includes fundamental notions of mechanics, strength of materials, structural behavior, instrumentation failure analysis, and design optimization. Working on teams, students use constructive experimental models as well as computeraided programs to design, build, instrument, and test realistic bridge projects. This is a selfcontained course open to all Rochester undergraduates.


ME 1046
Renato Perucchio
T 7:40PM  8:55PM


An introduction to the art of bridge building based on the study of the engineering and technological problems involved in the design, construction, and collapse of bridges from antiquity to the present time. The course includes several case studies of major historical bridges selected for their structural significance. Students learn how to calculate the forces acting on structural elements, how these forces depend on the bridge structural form, how the form itself is conditioned by the structural materials, and how forces are measured with electromechanical instrumentation. The study includes fundamental notions of mechanics, strength of materials, structural behavior, instrumentation failure analysis, and design optimization. Working on teams, students use constructive experimental models as well as computeraided programs to design, build, instrument, and test realistic bridge projects. This is a selfcontained course open to all Rochester undergraduates.


ME 1101
Craig Ronald
T 3:25PM  4:40PM


This course covers engineering drawing, and modeling using the Computer Aided Design software Pro/ENGINEER. Topics include orthographic projections, solid modeling, assemblies, and dimensioning. Students will complete the course with a fundamental ability to create and understand solid modeling, and engineering drawings using state of the art PC CAD software. Lectures will make use of a computer projection screen as well as individual computers for each student.


ME 1102
Craig Ronald
R 3:25PM  4:40PM


This course covers engineering drawing, and modeling using the Computer Aided Design software Pro/ENGINEER. Topics include orthographic projections, solid modeling, assemblies, and dimensioning. Students will complete the course with a fundamental ability to create and understand solid modeling, and engineering drawings using state of the art PC CAD software. Lectures will make use of a computer projection screen as well as individual computers for each student.


ME 1201
Laura Slane
TR 4:50PM  6:05PM


Basic concepts of mechanics; units; forces; moments; force systems; equilibrium; vector algebra.Plane trusses; method of joints; method of sections; space trusses; frames and machines.Centroids of lines, areas, and volumes; center of mass. Distributed loads on beams; internalforces in beams; distributed loads on cables. Basic concepts of dry friction; friction in machines.Virtual work and potential energy methods.


ME 1202
Laura Slane
W 3:25PM  4:40PM


Basic concepts of mechanics; units; forces; moments; force systems; equilibrium; vector algebra.Plane trusses; method of joints; method of sections; space trusses; frames and machines.Centroids of lines, areas, and volumes; center of mass. Distributed loads on beams; internalforces in beams; distributed loads on cables. Basic concepts of dry friction; friction in machines.Virtual work and potential energy methods.


ME 1203
Laura Slane
W 9:00AM  10:15AM


Basic concepts of mechanics; units; forces; moments; force systems; equilibrium; vector algebra.Plane trusses; method of joints; method of sections; space trusses; frames and machines.Centroids of lines, areas, and volumes; center of mass. Distributed loads on beams; internalforces in beams; distributed loads on cables. Basic concepts of dry friction; friction in machines.Virtual work and potential energy methods.


ME 1211
Hesamaldin Askari
MW 2:00PM  3:15PM


This course uses an engineering approach to the solution of dynamics problems with an emphasis on conceptual understanding. Topics include kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies.


ME 1212
Hesamaldin Askari
R 2:00PM  3:15PM


This course uses an engineering approach to the solution of dynamics problems with an emphasis on conceptual understanding. Topics include kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies.


ME 1213
Hesamaldin Askari
R 4:50PM  6:05PM


This course uses an engineering approach to the solution of dynamics problems with an emphasis on conceptual understanding. Topics include kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies.


ME 1471
Michael Pomerantz
MW 1:00PM  2:50PM


Course will provide a basic understanding of CNC subaperture form correction of prepolished optical substrates using MRF technology (magnetorheological finishing). Course will run 8/3011/3.


ME 1601
Laura Slane
M 3:25PM  4:40PM


General engineering computations using Matlab. Programming basics, including: Functions, logic, looping, File manipulation and basic data structures. Applied topics will include: Number representation and error, root finding, interpolation, curve fitting, systems of linear equations, and data reduction and plotting (2D). Examples will be drawn from typical problems in the mechanical engineering curriculum.


ME 1602
–
R 3:25PM  4:40PM


General engineering computations using Matlab. Programming basics, including: Functions, logic, looping, File manipulation and basic data structures. Applied topics will include: Number representation and error, root finding, interpolation, curve fitting, systems of linear equations, and data reduction and plotting (2D). Examples will be drawn from typical problems in the mechanical engineering curriculum.


ME 1603
Laura Slane
T 3:25PM  4:40PM


General engineering computations using Matlab. Programming basics, including: Functions, logic, looping, File manipulation and basic data structures. Applied topics will include: Number representation and error, root finding, interpolation, curve fitting, systems of linear equations, and data reduction and plotting (2D). Examples will be drawn from typical problems in the mechanical engineering curriculum.


ME 2011
Hussein Aluie
MWF 11:50AM  12:40PM


This course covers the classical partial differential equations of mathematical physics: the heat equation, the Laplace equation, and the wave equation. The primary technique covered in the course is separation of variables, which leads to solutions in the form of eigenfunction expansions. The topics include Fourier series, separation of variables, SturmLiouville theory, unbounded domains and the Fourier transform, spherical coordinates and Legendres equation, cylindrical coordinates and Bessels equation. The software package Mathematica will be used extensively. Prior knowledge of Mathematica is helpful but not essential. In the last two weeks of the course, there will be a project on an assigned topic. The course will include applications in heat conduction, electrostatics, fluid flow, and acoustics.


ME 2012
Hussein Aluie
F 3:25PM  4:40PM


This course covers the classical partial differential equations of mathematical physics: the heat equation, the Laplace equation, and the wave equation. The primary technique covered in the course is separation of variables, which leads to solutions in the form of eigenfunction expansions. The topics include Fourier series, separation of variables, SturmLiouville theory, unbounded domains and the Fourier transform, spherical coordinates and Legendres equation, cylindrical coordinates and Bessels equation. The software package Mathematica will be used extensively. Prior knowledge of Mathematica is helpful but not essential. In the last two weeks of the course, there will be a project on an assigned topic. The course will include applications in heat conduction, electrostatics, fluid flow, and acoustics.


ME 2041
Christopher Muir
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


The theory and application of structural mechanics to mechanical design. Topics include: matrix structural analysis and finite element techniques. Students will use the NASTRAN finite element program to solve a variety of design and analysis problems. The term project consists of a team competition to design, analyze build, and test a lightweight structure.


ME 2042
Christopher Muir
M 4:50PM  6:05PM


The theory and application of structural mechanics to mechanical design. Topics include: matrix structural analysis and finite element techniques. Students will use the NASTRAN finite element program to solve a variety of design and analysis problems. The term project consists of a team competition to design, analyze build, and test a lightweight structure.


ME 2043
Christopher Muir
W 4:50PM  6:05PM


The theory and application of structural mechanics to mechanical design. Topics include: matrix structural analysis and finite element techniques. Students will use the NASTRAN finite element program to solve a variety of design and analysis problems. The term project consists of a team competition to design, analyze build, and test a lightweight structure.


ME 2131
JongHoon Nam
TR 11:05AM  12:20PM


Free and forced vibrations. Complex representation, the EulerLagrange equations, state space, matrix methods, Laplace transforms. Feedback control of linear systems in state space: stabilization, tracking and observers.


ME 2132
JongHoon Nam
R 6:15PM  7:30PM


Free and forced vibrations. Complex representation, the EulerLagrange equations, state space, matrix methods, Laplace transforms. Feedback control of linear systems in state space: stabilization, tracking and observers.


ME 2241
Jessica Nelson
MW 3:25PM  4:40PM


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ME 2243
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M 9:00AM  12:00PM


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ME 2244
–
W 9:00AM  11:50AM


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ME 2245
–
R 3:00PM  5:50PM


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ME 2251
Douglas Kelley
MWF 9:00AM  9:50AM


Fluid properties; fluid statics; kinematics of moving fluids; the Bernoulli equation and applications; control volume analysis; differential analysis of fluid flow; inviscid flow, plane potential flow; viscous flow, the NavierStokes equation; dimensional analysis,similitude; empirical analysis of pipe flows; flow over immersed bodies, boundary layers, lift and drag.


ME 2253
Douglas Kelley
R 2:00PM  3:15PM


Fluid properties; fluid statics; kinematics of moving fluids; the Bernoulli equation and applications; control volume analysis; differential analysis of fluid flow; inviscid flow, plane potential flow; viscous flow, the NavierStokes equation; dimensional analysis,similitude; empirical analysis of pipe flows; flow over immersed bodies, boundary layers, lift and drag.


ME 2254
Douglas Kelley
M 4:50PM  6:05PM


Fluid properties; fluid statics; kinematics of moving fluids; the Bernoulli equation and applications; control volume analysis; differential analysis of fluid flow; inviscid flow, plane potential flow; viscous flow, the NavierStokes equation; dimensional analysis,similitude; empirical analysis of pipe flows; flow over immersed bodies, boundary layers, lift and drag.


ME 2422
Liyanagamage Dias; Omar Soufan
M 9:00AM  10:15AM


In this course, you will apply previously learned theoretical concepts to practical problems and applications. In addition, you will learn experimental techniques and enhance your technical writing skills. This course has two parts, a series of small laboratory exercises and a project. During the semester, students will work in groups of three to complete the assigned work, labs, and reports. The lab section of the course is designed to present basic applied concepts that will be useful to a broad base of engineering problems. The project portion is where you will work on a more specific idea, tailored around your desired future goals.


ME 2423
–
F 2:00PM  3:15PM


In this course, you will apply previously learned theoretical concepts to practical problems and applications. In addition, you will learn experimental techniques and enhance your technical writing skills. This course has two parts, a series of small laboratory exercises and a project. During the semester, students will work in groups of three to complete the assigned work, labs, and reports. The lab section of the course is designed to present basic applied concepts that will be useful to a broad base of engineering problems. The project portion is where you will work on a more specific idea, tailored around your desired future goals.


ME 2424
–
M 2:00PM  3:15PM


In this course, you will apply previously learned theoretical concepts to practical problems and applications. In addition, you will learn experimental techniques and enhance your technical writing skills. This course has two parts, a series of small laboratory exercises and a project. During the semester, students will work in groups of three to complete the assigned work, labs, and reports. The lab section of the course is designed to present basic applied concepts that will be useful to a broad base of engineering problems. The project portion is where you will work on a more specific idea, tailored around your desired future goals.


ME 2425
–
W 2:00PM  3:15PM


In this course, you will apply previously learned theoretical concepts to practical problems and applications. In addition, you will learn experimental techniques and enhance your technical writing skills. This course has two parts, a series of small laboratory exercises and a project. During the semester, students will work in groups of three to complete the assigned work, labs, and reports. The lab section of the course is designed to present basic applied concepts that will be useful to a broad base of engineering problems. The project portion is where you will work on a more specific idea, tailored around your desired future goals.


ME 2427
Liyanagamage Dias; Omar Soufan
W 9:00AM  10:15AM


In this course, you will apply previously learned theoretical concepts to practical problems and applications. In addition, you will learn experimental techniques and enhance your technical writing skills. This course has two parts, a series of small laboratory exercises and a project. During the semester, students will work in groups of three to complete the assigned work, labs, and reports. The lab section of the course is designed to present basic applied concepts that will be useful to a broad base of engineering problems. The project portion is where you will work on a more specific idea, tailored around your desired future goals.


ME 2451
Ethan BurnhamFay
TR 4:50PM  6:05PM


This course focuses teaching the multidisciplinary aspects of designing complex, precise systems. In these systems, aspects from mechanics, optics, electronics, design for manufacturing/assembly, and metrology/qualification must all be considered to design, build, and demonstrate a successful precision system. The goal of this class is to develop a fundamental understanding of multidisciplinary design for designing the next generation of advanced instrumentation. This course is open to graduate students in engineering and physics backgrounds although it has a strong emphasis on mechanical engineering and systems engineering topics. This course is open to undergraduates who are in their senior year.


ME 2541
Hesamaldin Askari
MW 10:25AM  11:40AM


This course provides a thorough grounding on the theory and application of linear steadystate finite element method (FEM) applied to solid mechanics. Topics include: review of matrix algebra and solid mechanics, Principle of Minimum Potential Energy, Rayleigh Ritz Method, FEM computational procedures, isoparametric shape functions and numerical integration for 1D, 2D, and 3D elements, error estimation and convergence, and the demonstration of FEM best practices using a commercial FEM code. A semester project that involves coding FEM software in Matlab is required for graduate students.


ME 2801
John Lambropoulos
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


Properties of engineering materials including metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers and composites. Relationship of properties to the materials microstructure including atomic bonding, atomic arrangement, crystal structure, coexisting phases, interfaces, defects and impurities. Processing techniques for altering the microstructure and properties.


ME 2802
–
M 10:25AM  11:40AM


Properties of engineering materials including metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers and composites. Relationship of properties to the materials microstructure including atomic bonding, atomic arrangement, crystal structure, coexisting phases, interfaces, defects and impurities. Processing techniques for altering the microstructure and properties.


ME 2803
–
M 3:25PM  4:40PM


Properties of engineering materials including metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers and composites. Relationship of properties to the materials microstructure including atomic bonding, atomic arrangement, crystal structure, coexisting phases, interfaces, defects and impurities. Processing techniques for altering the microstructure and properties.


ME 2804
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F 12:30PM  1:45PM


Properties of engineering materials including metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers and composites. Relationship of properties to the materials microstructure including atomic bonding, atomic arrangement, crystal structure, coexisting phases, interfaces, defects and impurities. Processing techniques for altering the microstructure and properties.


ME 390A1
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ME 3911
–
–


Registration for Independent Study courses needs to be completed thru the instructions for online independent study registration. 

ME 3931
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ME 3941
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Registration for Independent Study courses needs to be completed thru the instructions for online independent study registration. 

ME 3951
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Registration for Independent Study courses needs to be completed thru the instructions for online independent study registration. 

ME 395W1
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Registration for Independent Study courses needs to be completed thru the instructions for online independent study registration. 
Fall 2021
Number  Title  Instructor  Time 

Monday  
ME 2243
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ME 2422
Liyanagamage Dias; Omar Soufan


In this course, you will apply previously learned theoretical concepts to practical problems and applications. In addition, you will learn experimental techniques and enhance your technical writing skills. This course has two parts, a series of small laboratory exercises and a project. During the semester, students will work in groups of three to complete the assigned work, labs, and reports. The lab section of the course is designed to present basic applied concepts that will be useful to a broad base of engineering problems. The project portion is where you will work on a more specific idea, tailored around your desired future goals. 

ME 2802
–


Properties of engineering materials including metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers and composites. Relationship of properties to the materials microstructure including atomic bonding, atomic arrangement, crystal structure, coexisting phases, interfaces, defects and impurities. Processing techniques for altering the microstructure and properties. 

ME 2424
–


In this course, you will apply previously learned theoretical concepts to practical problems and applications. In addition, you will learn experimental techniques and enhance your technical writing skills. This course has two parts, a series of small laboratory exercises and a project. During the semester, students will work in groups of three to complete the assigned work, labs, and reports. The lab section of the course is designed to present basic applied concepts that will be useful to a broad base of engineering problems. The project portion is where you will work on a more specific idea, tailored around your desired future goals. 

ME 1601
Laura Slane


General engineering computations using Matlab. Programming basics, including: Functions, logic, looping, File manipulation and basic data structures. Applied topics will include: Number representation and error, root finding, interpolation, curve fitting, systems of linear equations, and data reduction and plotting (2D). Examples will be drawn from typical problems in the mechanical engineering curriculum. 

ME 2803
–


Properties of engineering materials including metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers and composites. Relationship of properties to the materials microstructure including atomic bonding, atomic arrangement, crystal structure, coexisting phases, interfaces, defects and impurities. Processing techniques for altering the microstructure and properties. 

ME 2042
Christopher Muir


The theory and application of structural mechanics to mechanical design. Topics include: matrix structural analysis and finite element techniques. Students will use the NASTRAN finite element program to solve a variety of design and analysis problems. The term project consists of a team competition to design, analyze build, and test a lightweight structure. 

ME 2254
Douglas Kelley


Fluid properties; fluid statics; kinematics of moving fluids; the Bernoulli equation and applications; control volume analysis; differential analysis of fluid flow; inviscid flow, plane potential flow; viscous flow, the NavierStokes equation; dimensional analysis,similitude; empirical analysis of pipe flows; flow over immersed bodies, boundary layers, lift and drag. 

Monday and Wednesday  
ME 2541
Hesamaldin Askari


This course provides a thorough grounding on the theory and application of linear steadystate finite element method (FEM) applied to solid mechanics. Topics include: review of matrix algebra and solid mechanics, Principle of Minimum Potential Energy, Rayleigh Ritz Method, FEM computational procedures, isoparametric shape functions and numerical integration for 1D, 2D, and 3D elements, error estimation and convergence, and the demonstration of FEM best practices using a commercial FEM code. A semester project that involves coding FEM software in Matlab is required for graduate students. 

ME 1471
Michael Pomerantz


Course will provide a basic understanding of CNC subaperture form correction of prepolished optical substrates using MRF technology (magnetorheological finishing). Course will run 8/3011/3. 

ME 1211
Hesamaldin Askari


This course uses an engineering approach to the solution of dynamics problems with an emphasis on conceptual understanding. Topics include kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies. 

ME 2241
Jessica Nelson


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Monday, Wednesday, and Friday  
ME 2251
Douglas Kelley


Fluid properties; fluid statics; kinematics of moving fluids; the Bernoulli equation and applications; control volume analysis; differential analysis of fluid flow; inviscid flow, plane potential flow; viscous flow, the NavierStokes equation; dimensional analysis,similitude; empirical analysis of pipe flows; flow over immersed bodies, boundary layers, lift and drag. 

ME 2011
Hussein Aluie


This course covers the classical partial differential equations of mathematical physics: the heat equation, the Laplace equation, and the wave equation. The primary technique covered in the course is separation of variables, which leads to solutions in the form of eigenfunction expansions. The topics include Fourier series, separation of variables, SturmLiouville theory, unbounded domains and the Fourier transform, spherical coordinates and Legendres equation, cylindrical coordinates and Bessels equation. The software package Mathematica will be used extensively. Prior knowledge of Mathematica is helpful but not essential. In the last two weeks of the course, there will be a project on an assigned topic. The course will include applications in heat conduction, electrostatics, fluid flow, and acoustics. 

Tuesday  
ME 1603
Laura Slane


General engineering computations using Matlab. Programming basics, including: Functions, logic, looping, File manipulation and basic data structures. Applied topics will include: Number representation and error, root finding, interpolation, curve fitting, systems of linear equations, and data reduction and plotting (2D). Examples will be drawn from typical problems in the mechanical engineering curriculum. 

ME 1101
Craig Ronald


This course covers engineering drawing, and modeling using the Computer Aided Design software Pro/ENGINEER. Topics include orthographic projections, solid modeling, assemblies, and dimensioning. Students will complete the course with a fundamental ability to create and understand solid modeling, and engineering drawings using state of the art PC CAD software. Lectures will make use of a computer projection screen as well as individual computers for each student. 

ME 1046
Renato Perucchio


An introduction to the art of bridge building based on the study of the engineering and technological problems involved in the design, construction, and collapse of bridges from antiquity to the present time. The course includes several case studies of major historical bridges selected for their structural significance. Students learn how to calculate the forces acting on structural elements, how these forces depend on the bridge structural form, how the form itself is conditioned by the structural materials, and how forces are measured with electromechanical instrumentation. The study includes fundamental notions of mechanics, strength of materials, structural behavior, instrumentation failure analysis, and design optimization. Working on teams, students use constructive experimental models as well as computeraided programs to design, build, instrument, and test realistic bridge projects. This is a selfcontained course open to all Rochester undergraduates. 

Tuesday and Thursday  
ME 1041
Renato Perucchio


An introduction to the art of bridge building based on the study of the engineering and technological problems involved in the design, construction, and collapse of bridges from antiquity to the present time. The course includes several case studies of major historical bridges selected for their structural significance. Students learn how to calculate the forces acting on structural elements, how these forces depend on the bridge structural form, how the form itself is conditioned by the structural materials, and how forces are measured with electromechanical instrumentation. The study includes fundamental notions of mechanics, strength of materials, structural behavior, instrumentation failure analysis, and design optimization. Working on teams, students use constructive experimental models as well as computeraided programs to design, build, instrument, and test realistic bridge projects. This is a selfcontained course open to all Rochester undergraduates. 

ME 2041
Christopher Muir


The theory and application of structural mechanics to mechanical design. Topics include: matrix structural analysis and finite element techniques. Students will use the NASTRAN finite element program to solve a variety of design and analysis problems. The term project consists of a team competition to design, analyze build, and test a lightweight structure. 

ME 2801
John Lambropoulos


Properties of engineering materials including metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers and composites. Relationship of properties to the materials microstructure including atomic bonding, atomic arrangement, crystal structure, coexisting phases, interfaces, defects and impurities. Processing techniques for altering the microstructure and properties. 

ME 2131
JongHoon Nam


Free and forced vibrations. Complex representation, the EulerLagrange equations, state space, matrix methods, Laplace transforms. Feedback control of linear systems in state space: stabilization, tracking and observers. 

ME 1201
Laura Slane


Basic concepts of mechanics; units; forces; moments; force systems; equilibrium; vector algebra.Plane trusses; method of joints; method of sections; space trusses; frames and machines.Centroids of lines, areas, and volumes; center of mass. Distributed loads on beams; internalforces in beams; distributed loads on cables. Basic concepts of dry friction; friction in machines.Virtual work and potential energy methods. 

ME 2451
Ethan BurnhamFay


This course focuses teaching the multidisciplinary aspects of designing complex, precise systems. In these systems, aspects from mechanics, optics, electronics, design for manufacturing/assembly, and metrology/qualification must all be considered to design, build, and demonstrate a successful precision system. The goal of this class is to develop a fundamental understanding of multidisciplinary design for designing the next generation of advanced instrumentation. This course is open to graduate students in engineering and physics backgrounds although it has a strong emphasis on mechanical engineering and systems engineering topics. This course is open to undergraduates who are in their senior year. 

Wednesday  
ME 1203
Laura Slane


Basic concepts of mechanics; units; forces; moments; force systems; equilibrium; vector algebra.Plane trusses; method of joints; method of sections; space trusses; frames and machines.Centroids of lines, areas, and volumes; center of mass. Distributed loads on beams; internalforces in beams; distributed loads on cables. Basic concepts of dry friction; friction in machines.Virtual work and potential energy methods. 

ME 2244
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ME 2427
Liyanagamage Dias; Omar Soufan


In this course, you will apply previously learned theoretical concepts to practical problems and applications. In addition, you will learn experimental techniques and enhance your technical writing skills. This course has two parts, a series of small laboratory exercises and a project. During the semester, students will work in groups of three to complete the assigned work, labs, and reports. The lab section of the course is designed to present basic applied concepts that will be useful to a broad base of engineering problems. The project portion is where you will work on a more specific idea, tailored around your desired future goals. 

ME 2425
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In this course, you will apply previously learned theoretical concepts to practical problems and applications. In addition, you will learn experimental techniques and enhance your technical writing skills. This course has two parts, a series of small laboratory exercises and a project. During the semester, students will work in groups of three to complete the assigned work, labs, and reports. The lab section of the course is designed to present basic applied concepts that will be useful to a broad base of engineering problems. The project portion is where you will work on a more specific idea, tailored around your desired future goals. 

ME 1202
Laura Slane


Basic concepts of mechanics; units; forces; moments; force systems; equilibrium; vector algebra.Plane trusses; method of joints; method of sections; space trusses; frames and machines.Centroids of lines, areas, and volumes; center of mass. Distributed loads on beams; internalforces in beams; distributed loads on cables. Basic concepts of dry friction; friction in machines.Virtual work and potential energy methods. 

ME 2043
Christopher Muir


The theory and application of structural mechanics to mechanical design. Topics include: matrix structural analysis and finite element techniques. Students will use the NASTRAN finite element program to solve a variety of design and analysis problems. The term project consists of a team competition to design, analyze build, and test a lightweight structure. 

ME 1045
–


An introduction to the art of bridge building based on the study of the engineering and technological problems involved in the design, construction, and collapse of bridges from antiquity to the present time. The course includes several case studies of major historical bridges selected for their structural significance. Students learn how to calculate the forces acting on structural elements, how these forces depend on the bridge structural form, how the form itself is conditioned by the structural materials, and how forces are measured with electromechanical instrumentation. The study includes fundamental notions of mechanics, strength of materials, structural behavior, instrumentation failure analysis, and design optimization. Working on teams, students use constructive experimental models as well as computeraided programs to design, build, instrument, and test realistic bridge projects. This is a selfcontained course open to all Rochester undergraduates. 

Thursday  
ME 1212
Hesamaldin Askari


This course uses an engineering approach to the solution of dynamics problems with an emphasis on conceptual understanding. Topics include kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies. 

ME 2253
Douglas Kelley


Fluid properties; fluid statics; kinematics of moving fluids; the Bernoulli equation and applications; control volume analysis; differential analysis of fluid flow; inviscid flow, plane potential flow; viscous flow, the NavierStokes equation; dimensional analysis,similitude; empirical analysis of pipe flows; flow over immersed bodies, boundary layers, lift and drag. 

ME 2245
–


Blank Description 

ME 1102
Craig Ronald


This course covers engineering drawing, and modeling using the Computer Aided Design software Pro/ENGINEER. Topics include orthographic projections, solid modeling, assemblies, and dimensioning. Students will complete the course with a fundamental ability to create and understand solid modeling, and engineering drawings using state of the art PC CAD software. Lectures will make use of a computer projection screen as well as individual computers for each student. 

ME 1602
–


General engineering computations using Matlab. Programming basics, including: Functions, logic, looping, File manipulation and basic data structures. Applied topics will include: Number representation and error, root finding, interpolation, curve fitting, systems of linear equations, and data reduction and plotting (2D). Examples will be drawn from typical problems in the mechanical engineering curriculum. 

ME 1042
Renato Perucchio


An introduction to the art of bridge building based on the study of the engineering and technological problems involved in the design, construction, and collapse of bridges from antiquity to the present time. The course includes several case studies of major historical bridges selected for their structural significance. Students learn how to calculate the forces acting on structural elements, how these forces depend on the bridge structural form, how the form itself is conditioned by the structural materials, and how forces are measured with electromechanical instrumentation. The study includes fundamental notions of mechanics, strength of materials, structural behavior, instrumentation failure analysis, and design optimization. Working on teams, students use constructive experimental models as well as computeraided programs to design, build, instrument, and test realistic bridge projects. This is a selfcontained course open to all Rochester undergraduates. 

ME 1213
Hesamaldin Askari


This course uses an engineering approach to the solution of dynamics problems with an emphasis on conceptual understanding. Topics include kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies. 

ME 2132
JongHoon Nam


Free and forced vibrations. Complex representation, the EulerLagrange equations, state space, matrix methods, Laplace transforms. Feedback control of linear systems in state space: stabilization, tracking and observers. 

Friday  
ME 2804
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Properties of engineering materials including metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers and composites. Relationship of properties to the materials microstructure including atomic bonding, atomic arrangement, crystal structure, coexisting phases, interfaces, defects and impurities. Processing techniques for altering the microstructure and properties. 

ME 2423
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In this course, you will apply previously learned theoretical concepts to practical problems and applications. In addition, you will learn experimental techniques and enhance your technical writing skills. This course has two parts, a series of small laboratory exercises and a project. During the semester, students will work in groups of three to complete the assigned work, labs, and reports. The lab section of the course is designed to present basic applied concepts that will be useful to a broad base of engineering problems. The project portion is where you will work on a more specific idea, tailored around your desired future goals. 

ME 2012
Hussein Aluie


This course covers the classical partial differential equations of mathematical physics: the heat equation, the Laplace equation, and the wave equation. The primary technique covered in the course is separation of variables, which leads to solutions in the form of eigenfunction expansions. The topics include Fourier series, separation of variables, SturmLiouville theory, unbounded domains and the Fourier transform, spherical coordinates and Legendres equation, cylindrical coordinates and Bessels equation. The software package Mathematica will be used extensively. Prior knowledge of Mathematica is helpful but not essential. In the last two weeks of the course, there will be a project on an assigned topic. The course will include applications in heat conduction, electrostatics, fluid flow, and acoustics. 