Spring Term Schedule
Spring 2024
Number  Title  Instructor  Time 

ME 0901
Christopher Muir
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SAE BAJA Executive and Design Board members only. Instructor permission is required to register. Please contact Professor Christopher Muir for his signature on an Add/Drop form then submit to your Undergraduate Coordinator or adviser for approval. 

ME 1061
John Lambropoulos
TR 4:50PM  6:05PM


Application of engineering principles and technology to the design and performance of engineering structures from antiquity to the preindustrial world. Engineering principles (transfer of forces, momentum, and power), study of primary texts (in translation), and examination of existing structures/monuments. Primary texts include selections from Aristotles Mechanical Problems, Vitruvius' Ten Books on Architecture, Leonardos Notebooks, Galileos Dialogues on Two New Sciences. Emphasis on engineering design of engineered structures from the Bronze Age to the 18th century. Topics: Evolution of engineered materials (metals, wood, stone, marble, concrete, composites) and limitations; Bronze Age fortifications; Structural design of Greek temples; Roman aqueducts, siphons, and vaults; Force, power sources and transmission; Failure of materials; Lifting devices; Construction engineering; Columns, beams, vaults, trusses, frames; Instruments of warfare. Open to all undergraduates. No prerequisites.


ME 1101
Craig Ronald
TR 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 2:00PM  3:15PM


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; internal forces in beams; distributed loads on cables. Basic concepts of dry friction; friction in machines. Virtual work and potential energy methods. PreRequisites: MATH 161, or MATH 141 and concurrent registration in MATH 142


ME 1202
Laura Slane
W 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; internal forces in beams; distributed loads on cables. Basic concepts of dry friction; friction in machines. Virtual work and potential energy methods. PreRequisites: MATH 161, or MATH 141 and concurrent registration in MATH 142


ME 1203
Laura Slane
W 2:00PM  3:15PM


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; internal forces in beams; distributed loads on cables. Basic concepts of dry friction; friction in machines. Virtual work and potential energy methods. PreRequisites: MATH 161, or MATH 141 and concurrent registration in MATH 142


ME 1231
A M S Anushika Athauda
MWF 10:25AM  11:15AM


Course Content: thermodynamic systems, properties, equilibrium, and processes; energy and the first law; properties of simple compressible substances; control volume analysis; steady and transient states; entropy and the second law, general thermodynamic relations. PREREQS: MTH 162, PHY 121


ME 1232
A M S Anushika Athauda
W 3:25PM  4:40PM


Course Content: thermodynamic systems, properties, equilibrium, and processes; energy and the first law; properties of simple compressible substances; control volume analysis; steady and transient states; entropy and the second law, general thermodynamic relations.


ME 1233
A M S Anushika Athauda
W 3:25PM  4:40PM


Course Content: thermodynamic systems, properties, equilibrium, and processes; energy and the first law; properties of simple compressible substances; control volume analysis; steady and transient states; entropy and the second law, general thermodynamic relations.


ME 1234
A M S Anushika Athauda
R 3:25PM  4:40PM


Course Content: thermodynamic systems, properties, equilibrium, and processes; energy and the first law; properties of simple compressible substances; control volume analysis; steady and transient states; entropy and the second law, general thermodynamic relations.


ME 1235
A M S Anushika Athauda
R 3:25PM  4:40PM


Course Content: thermodynamic systems, properties, equilibrium, and processes; energy and the first law; properties of simple compressible substances; control volume analysis; steady and transient states; entropy and the second law, general thermodynamic relations.


ME 2051
Christopher Muir
MW 9:00AM  10:15AM


This is an applied course that teaches the student how to use engineering principles in the design of mechanical components and mechanical systems. Topics include: load determination, static and fatigue failure theories, design and analysis of machine components (e.g. shafts, gears, bearings, fasteners, etc.), and the mechanical design process. The student learns the mechanical design process through team based design activities. In particular, project teams will design, analyze, build, and test a working machine in a semester long project. Formal design reviews and engineering reports will be used to document results. PREREQS: ME 204


ME 2052
Christopher Muir
R 6:15PM  7:30PM


This is an applied course that teaches the student how to use engineering principles in the design of mechanical components and mechanical systems. Topics include: load determination, static and fatigue failure theories, design and analysis of machine components (e.g. shafts, gears, bearings, fasteners, etc.), and the mechanical design process. The student learns the mechanical design process through team based design activities. In particular, project teams will design, analyze, build, and test a working machine in a semester long project. Formal design reviews and engineering reports will be used to document results. PREREQS: ME 204


ME 2231
John Lambropoulos
MWF 11:50AM  12:40PM


Review of thermodynamic concepts; energy balances; heat transfer mechanisms. Steadystate heat conduction; concept of thermal resistance; conduction in walls, cylinders, and spheres; cooling fins. Transient heat conduction; lumped parameter systems; transient conduction in plane walls; transient conduction in semiinfinite solids. Numerical analysis of conduction; finite difference analysis; onedimensional steady conduction; twodimensional steady conduction; transient conduction. Fundamentals of convection; fluid flow and heat transfer; energy equation; convective heat transfer from flat plate; use of dimensional analysis. External forced convection; flow over flat plates; flow past cylinders and spheres; flow across tube banks. Internal forced convection; thermal analysis of flow in tubes; laminar flow in tubes; turbulent flow in tubes. Heat exchangers; overall heat transfer coefficient; log mean temperature analysis; effectivenessNTU method.


ME 2232
John Lambropoulos
R 12:30PM  1:45PM


Review of thermodynamic concepts; energy balances; heat transfer mechanisms. Steadystate heat conduction; concept of thermal resistance; conduction in walls, cylinders, and spheres; cooling fins. Transient heat conduction; lumped parameter systems; transient conduction in plane walls; transient conduction in semiinfinite solids. Numerical analysis of conduction; finite difference analysis; onedimensional steady conduction; twodimensional steady conduction; transient conduction. Fundamentals of convection; fluid flow and heat transfer; energy equation; convective heat transfer from flat plate; use of dimensional analysis. External forced convection; flow over flat plates; flow past cylinders and spheres; flow across tube banks. Internal forced convection; thermal analysis of flow in tubes; laminar flow in tubes; turbulent flow in tubes. Heat exchangers; overall heat transfer coefficient; log mean temperature analysis; effectivenessNTU method.


ME 2233
John Lambropoulos
R 2:00PM  3:15PM


Review of thermodynamic concepts; energy balances; heat transfer mechanisms. Steadystate heat conduction; concept of thermal resistance; conduction in walls, cylinders, and spheres; cooling fins. Transient heat conduction; lumped parameter systems; transient conduction in plane walls; transient conduction in semiinfinite solids. Numerical analysis of conduction; finite difference analysis; onedimensional steady conduction; twodimensional steady conduction; transient conduction. Fundamentals of convection; fluid flow and heat transfer; energy equation; convective heat transfer from flat plate; use of dimensional analysis. External forced convection; flow over flat plates; flow past cylinders and spheres; flow across tube banks. Internal forced convection; thermal analysis of flow in tubes; laminar flow in tubes; turbulent flow in tubes. Heat exchangers; overall heat transfer coefficient; log mean temperature analysis; effectivenessNTU method.


ME 2234
John Lambropoulos
R 3:25PM  4:40PM


Review of thermodynamic concepts; energy balances; heat transfer mechanisms. Steadystate heat conduction; concept of thermal resistance; conduction in walls, cylinders, and spheres; cooling fins. Transient heat conduction; lumped parameter systems; transient conduction in plane walls; transient conduction in semiinfinite solids. Numerical analysis of conduction; finite difference analysis; onedimensional steady conduction; twodimensional steady conduction; transient conduction. Fundamentals of convection; fluid flow and heat transfer; energy equation; convective heat transfer from flat plate; use of dimensional analysis. External forced convection; flow over flat plates; flow past cylinders and spheres; flow across tube banks. Internal forced convection; thermal analysis of flow in tubes; laminar flow in tubes; turbulent flow in tubes. Heat exchangers; overall heat transfer coefficient; log mean temperature analysis; effectivenessNTU method.


ME 2261
Niaz Abdolrahim
TR 11:05AM  12:20PM


Description: Loads and displacements, stress and strain in solids. Laws of elasticity. Mechanical properties of materials. Thermal stresses. Axial loading. Pressure vessels. Plane stress and plane strain. Stress and strain tensor rotations; principal stresses, principal strains. Torsion and bending of beams. Energy methods. Buckling.


ME 2262
Niaz Abdolrahim
M 3:25PM  4:40PM


Description: Loads and displacements, stress and strain in solids. Laws of elasticity. Mechanical properties of materials. Thermal stresses. Axial loading. Pressure vessels. Plane stress and plane strain. Stress and strain tensor rotations; principal stresses, principal strains. Torsion and bending of beams. Energy methods. Buckling.


ME 2263
Niaz Abdolrahim
M 3:25PM  4:40PM


Description: Loads and displacements, stress and strain in solids. Laws of elasticity. Mechanical properties of materials. Thermal stresses. Axial loading. Pressure vessels. Plane stress and plane strain. Stress and strain tensor rotations; principal stresses, principal strains. Torsion and bending of beams. Energy methods. Buckling.


ME 2264
Niaz Abdolrahim
M 2:00PM  3:15PM


Description: Loads and displacements, stress and strain in solids. Laws of elasticity. Mechanical properties of materials. Thermal stresses. Axial loading. Pressure vessels. Plane stress and plane strain. Stress and strain tensor rotations; principal stresses, principal strains. Torsion and bending of beams. Energy methods. Buckling.


ME 2321
Victor Genberg
MW 4:50PM  6:05PM


The mechanical design and analysis of optical components and systems will be studied. Topics will include kinematic mounting of optical elements, the analysis of adhesive bonds, and the influence of environmental effects such as gravity, temperature, and vibration on the performance of optical systems. Additional topics include analysis of adaptive optics, the design of lightweight mirrors, thermooptic and stressoptic (stress birefringence) effects. Emphasis will be placed on integrated analysis which includes the data transfer between optical design codes and mechanical FEA codes. A term project is required for ME 432.


ME 2322
Victor Genberg
W 7:40PM  8:55PM


The mechanical design and analysis of optical components and systems will be studied. Topics will include kinematic mounting of optical elements, the analysis of adhesive bonds, and the influence of environmental effects such as gravity, temperature, and vibration on the performance of optical systems. Additional topics include analysis of adaptive optics, the design of lightweight mirrors, thermooptic and stressoptic (stress birefringence) effects. Emphasis will be placed on integrated analysis which includes the data transfer between optical design codes and mechanical FEA codes. A term project is required for ME 432.


ME 2411
JongHoon Nam; A M S Anushika Athauda
MW 9:00AM  10:15AM


Introductory lecture on lab practice and data analysis. The lab itself consists of two parts: (1) simple experiments to familiarize students with computer data acquisitions and some basic instrumentation (2) a guided experimental project in which teams of students formulate a scientific question with the aid of technical literature, then design and execute an experiment to address the question. The course has significant writing content and makes formal use of the Writing Center. In addition to written and oral laboratory reports, each group is expected to make a final poster presentation of its work.


ME 2414
JongHoon Nam; A M S Anushika Athauda
MW 2:00PM  4:40PM


No description


ME 2511
Chuang Ren
TR 2:00PM  3:15PM


Review of thermodynamics, vapor power systems, gas power systems, refrigeration and heat pumps, internal combustion engines, nozzles and diffusers, compressors and turbines, aircraft propulsion, cost analysis of power production. PREREQS: ME 123 and ME 225 (may be taken concurrently)


ME 2512
Chuang Ren
W 12:30PM  1:45PM


Review of thermodynamics, vapor power systems, gas power systems, refrigeration and heat pumps, internal combustion engines, nozzles and diffusers, compressors and turbines, aircraft propulsion, cost analysis of power production. PREREQS: ME 123 and ME 225 (may be taken concurrently)


ME 2601
Laura Slane; A M S Anushika Athauda
F 9:00AM  10:15AM


Advanced engineering computations using Matlab. This course will include the following programming topics: accelerated review of ME160, 3D plotting and animation, Debugging and Efficiency as well as some GUI programming. The rest of the course will be focused on numerical topics important for the mechanical engineering student including the following topics as time permits: numerical integration and differentiation, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, nonlinear systems, solution of ODEs and PDEs.


ME 2602
Laura Slane; A M S Anushika Athauda
M 4:50PM  6:05PM


Advanced engineering computations using Matlab. This course will include the following programming topics: accelerated review of ME160, 3D plotting and animation, Debugging and Efficiency as well as some GUI programming. The rest of the course will be focused on numerical topics important for the mechanical engineering student including the following topics as time permits: numerical integration and differentiation, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, nonlinear systems, solution of ODEs and PDEs.


ME 2603
Laura Slane; A M S Anushika Athauda
W 4:50PM  6:05PM


Advanced engineering computations using Matlab. This course will include the following programming topics: accelerated review of ME160, 3D plotting and animation, Debugging and Efficiency as well as some GUI programming. The rest of the course will be focused on numerical topics important for the mechanical engineering student including the following topics as time permits: numerical integration and differentiation, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, nonlinear systems, solution of ODEs and PDEs.


ME 2811
Niaz Abdolrahim
TR 3:25PM  4:40PM


Description: The mechanical response of crystalline (metals, ceramics, semiconductors)and amorphous solids (glasses, polymers) and their composites in terms of the relationships between stress, strain, damage, fracture, strainrate, temperature, and microstructure. Topics include: (1) Material structure and property overview. (2) Isotropic and anisotropic elasticity and viscoelasticity. (3) Properties of composites. (4) Plasticity. (5) Point and line defects. (6) Interfacial and volumetric defects. (7) Yield surfaces and flow rules in plasticity of polycrystals and single crystals. (8) Macro and micro aspects of fractures in metals, ceramics and polymers.(9) Creep and superplasticity. (10) Deformation and fracture mechanism maps. (11) Fatigue damage and failure; fracture and failure in composites (If time permits).


ME 2831
Mark Buckley
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


In this course, we will survey the role of mechanics in cells, tissues, organs and organisms. A particular emphasis will be placed on the mechanics of the musculoskeletal system, the circulatory system and the eye. Engineering concepts will be used to understand how physical forces contribute to biological processes, especially disease and healing. Experimental and modeling techniques for characterizing the complex mechanical response of biosolids will be discussed in detail, and the continuum mechanics approach will highlighted. Prerequisites: ME226, BME 201, and 201P or ME 120.


ME 2832
Amy Lerner
R 2:00PM  3:15PM


In this course, we will survey the role of mechanics in cells, tissues, organs and organisms. A particular emphasis will be placed on the mechanics of the musculoskeletal system, the circulatory system and the eye. Engineering concepts will be used to understand how physical forces contribute to biological processes, especially disease and healing. Experimental and modeling techniques for characterizing the complex mechanical response of biosolids will be discussed in detail, and the continuum mechanics approach will highlighted. Prerequisites: ME226, BME 201, and 201P or ME 120.


ME 2833
Amy Lerner
R 3:25PM  4:40PM


In this course, we will survey the role of mechanics in cells, tissues, organs and organisms. A particular emphasis will be placed on the mechanics of the musculoskeletal system, the circulatory system and the eye. Engineering concepts will be used to understand how physical forces contribute to biological processes, especially disease and healing. Experimental and modeling techniques for characterizing the complex mechanical response of biosolids will be discussed in detail, and the continuum mechanics approach will highlighted. Prerequisites: ME226, BME 201, and 201P or ME 120.


ME 3961
Liyanagamage Dias
TR 9:00AM  10:15AM


If you're a sophomore Mechanical Engineering student who wants to be more involved in research or extracurriculars, then this is the course for you! This course will be conducted in a seminar style with new speakers each week. Guests include UR researchers like Dr. John Lambropoulos and advisors for engineeringrelated clubs. Evaluation will be done via quizzes, activities, or written reflections.

Spring 2024
Number  Title  Instructor  Time 

Monday  
ME 2264
Niaz Abdolrahim


Description: Loads and displacements, stress and strain in solids. Laws of elasticity. Mechanical properties of materials. Thermal stresses. Axial loading. Pressure vessels. Plane stress and plane strain. Stress and strain tensor rotations; principal stresses, principal strains. Torsion and bending of beams. Energy methods. Buckling. 

ME 2262
Niaz Abdolrahim


Description: Loads and displacements, stress and strain in solids. Laws of elasticity. Mechanical properties of materials. Thermal stresses. Axial loading. Pressure vessels. Plane stress and plane strain. Stress and strain tensor rotations; principal stresses, principal strains. Torsion and bending of beams. Energy methods. Buckling. 

ME 2263
Niaz Abdolrahim


Description: Loads and displacements, stress and strain in solids. Laws of elasticity. Mechanical properties of materials. Thermal stresses. Axial loading. Pressure vessels. Plane stress and plane strain. Stress and strain tensor rotations; principal stresses, principal strains. Torsion and bending of beams. Energy methods. Buckling. 

ME 2602
Laura Slane; A M S Anushika Athauda


Advanced engineering computations using Matlab. This course will include the following programming topics: accelerated review of ME160, 3D plotting and animation, Debugging and Efficiency as well as some GUI programming. The rest of the course will be focused on numerical topics important for the mechanical engineering student including the following topics as time permits: numerical integration and differentiation, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, nonlinear systems, solution of ODEs and PDEs. 

Monday and Wednesday  
ME 2051
Christopher Muir


This is an applied course that teaches the student how to use engineering principles in the design of mechanical components and mechanical systems. Topics include: load determination, static and fatigue failure theories, design and analysis of machine components (e.g. shafts, gears, bearings, fasteners, etc.), and the mechanical design process. The student learns the mechanical design process through team based design activities. In particular, project teams will design, analyze, build, and test a working machine in a semester long project. Formal design reviews and engineering reports will be used to document results. PREREQS: ME 204 

ME 2411
JongHoon Nam; A M S Anushika Athauda


Introductory lecture on lab practice and data analysis. The lab itself consists of two parts: (1) simple experiments to familiarize students with computer data acquisitions and some basic instrumentation (2) a guided experimental project in which teams of students formulate a scientific question with the aid of technical literature, then design and execute an experiment to address the question. The course has significant writing content and makes formal use of the Writing Center. In addition to written and oral laboratory reports, each group is expected to make a final poster presentation of its work. 

ME 2414
JongHoon Nam; A M S Anushika Athauda


No description 

ME 2321
Victor Genberg


The mechanical design and analysis of optical components and systems will be studied. Topics will include kinematic mounting of optical elements, the analysis of adhesive bonds, and the influence of environmental effects such as gravity, temperature, and vibration on the performance of optical systems. Additional topics include analysis of adaptive optics, the design of lightweight mirrors, thermooptic and stressoptic (stress birefringence) effects. Emphasis will be placed on integrated analysis which includes the data transfer between optical design codes and mechanical FEA codes. A term project is required for ME 432. 

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday  
ME 1231
A M S Anushika Athauda


Course Content: thermodynamic systems, properties, equilibrium, and processes; energy and the first law; properties of simple compressible substances; control volume analysis; steady and transient states; entropy and the second law, general thermodynamic relations. PREREQS: MTH 162, PHY 121 

ME 2231
John Lambropoulos


Review of thermodynamic concepts; energy balances; heat transfer mechanisms. Steadystate heat conduction; concept of thermal resistance; conduction in walls, cylinders, and spheres; cooling fins. Transient heat conduction; lumped parameter systems; transient conduction in plane walls; transient conduction in semiinfinite solids. Numerical analysis of conduction; finite difference analysis; onedimensional steady conduction; twodimensional steady conduction; transient conduction. Fundamentals of convection; fluid flow and heat transfer; energy equation; convective heat transfer from flat plate; use of dimensional analysis. External forced convection; flow over flat plates; flow past cylinders and spheres; flow across tube banks. Internal forced convection; thermal analysis of flow in tubes; laminar flow in tubes; turbulent flow in tubes. Heat exchangers; overall heat transfer coefficient; log mean temperature analysis; effectivenessNTU method. 

Tuesday  
Tuesday and Thursday  
ME 3961
Liyanagamage Dias


If you're a sophomore Mechanical Engineering student who wants to be more involved in research or extracurriculars, then this is the course for you! This course will be conducted in a seminar style with new speakers each week. Guests include UR researchers like Dr. John Lambropoulos and advisors for engineeringrelated clubs. Evaluation will be done via quizzes, activities, or written reflections. 

ME 2831
Mark Buckley


In this course, we will survey the role of mechanics in cells, tissues, organs and organisms. A particular emphasis will be placed on the mechanics of the musculoskeletal system, the circulatory system and the eye. Engineering concepts will be used to understand how physical forces contribute to biological processes, especially disease and healing. Experimental and modeling techniques for characterizing the complex mechanical response of biosolids will be discussed in detail, and the continuum mechanics approach will highlighted. Prerequisites: ME226, BME 201, and 201P or ME 120. 

ME 2261
Niaz Abdolrahim


Description: Loads and displacements, stress and strain in solids. Laws of elasticity. Mechanical properties of materials. Thermal stresses. Axial loading. Pressure vessels. Plane stress and plane strain. Stress and strain tensor rotations; principal stresses, principal strains. Torsion and bending of beams. Energy methods. Buckling. 

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; internal forces in beams; distributed loads on cables. Basic concepts of dry friction; friction in machines. Virtual work and potential energy methods. PreRequisites: MATH 161, or MATH 141 and concurrent registration in MATH 142 

ME 2511
Chuang Ren


Review of thermodynamics, vapor power systems, gas power systems, refrigeration and heat pumps, internal combustion engines, nozzles and diffusers, compressors and turbines, aircraft propulsion, cost analysis of power production. PREREQS: ME 123 and ME 225 (may be taken concurrently) 

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 2811
Niaz Abdolrahim


Description: The mechanical response of crystalline (metals, ceramics, semiconductors)and amorphous solids (glasses, polymers) and their composites in terms of the relationships between stress, strain, damage, fracture, strainrate, temperature, and microstructure. Topics include: (1) Material structure and property overview. (2) Isotropic and anisotropic elasticity and viscoelasticity. (3) Properties of composites. (4) Plasticity. (5) Point and line defects. (6) Interfacial and volumetric defects. (7) Yield surfaces and flow rules in plasticity of polycrystals and single crystals. (8) Macro and micro aspects of fractures in metals, ceramics and polymers.(9) Creep and superplasticity. (10) Deformation and fracture mechanism maps. (11) Fatigue damage and failure; fracture and failure in composites (If time permits). 

ME 1061
John Lambropoulos


Application of engineering principles and technology to the design and performance of engineering structures from antiquity to the preindustrial world. Engineering principles (transfer of forces, momentum, and power), study of primary texts (in translation), and examination of existing structures/monuments. Primary texts include selections from Aristotles Mechanical Problems, Vitruvius' Ten Books on Architecture, Leonardos Notebooks, Galileos Dialogues on Two New Sciences. Emphasis on engineering design of engineered structures from the Bronze Age to the 18th century. Topics: Evolution of engineered materials (metals, wood, stone, marble, concrete, composites) and limitations; Bronze Age fortifications; Structural design of Greek temples; Roman aqueducts, siphons, and vaults; Force, power sources and transmission; Failure of materials; Lifting devices; Construction engineering; Columns, beams, vaults, trusses, frames; Instruments of warfare. Open to all undergraduates. No prerequisites. 

Wednesday  
ME 2512
Chuang Ren


Review of thermodynamics, vapor power systems, gas power systems, refrigeration and heat pumps, internal combustion engines, nozzles and diffusers, compressors and turbines, aircraft propulsion, cost analysis of power production. PREREQS: ME 123 and ME 225 (may be taken concurrently) 

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; internal forces in beams; distributed loads on cables. Basic concepts of dry friction; friction in machines. Virtual work and potential energy methods. PreRequisites: MATH 161, or MATH 141 and concurrent registration in MATH 142 

ME 1232
A M S Anushika Athauda


Course Content: thermodynamic systems, properties, equilibrium, and processes; energy and the first law; properties of simple compressible substances; control volume analysis; steady and transient states; entropy and the second law, general thermodynamic relations. 

ME 1233
A M S Anushika Athauda


Course Content: thermodynamic systems, properties, equilibrium, and processes; energy and the first law; properties of simple compressible substances; control volume analysis; steady and transient states; entropy and the second law, general thermodynamic relations. 

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; internal forces in beams; distributed loads on cables. Basic concepts of dry friction; friction in machines. Virtual work and potential energy methods. PreRequisites: MATH 161, or MATH 141 and concurrent registration in MATH 142 

ME 2603
Laura Slane; A M S Anushika Athauda


Advanced engineering computations using Matlab. This course will include the following programming topics: accelerated review of ME160, 3D plotting and animation, Debugging and Efficiency as well as some GUI programming. The rest of the course will be focused on numerical topics important for the mechanical engineering student including the following topics as time permits: numerical integration and differentiation, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, nonlinear systems, solution of ODEs and PDEs. 

ME 2322
Victor Genberg


The mechanical design and analysis of optical components and systems will be studied. Topics will include kinematic mounting of optical elements, the analysis of adhesive bonds, and the influence of environmental effects such as gravity, temperature, and vibration on the performance of optical systems. Additional topics include analysis of adaptive optics, the design of lightweight mirrors, thermooptic and stressoptic (stress birefringence) effects. Emphasis will be placed on integrated analysis which includes the data transfer between optical design codes and mechanical FEA codes. A term project is required for ME 432. 

Thursday  
ME 2232
John Lambropoulos


Review of thermodynamic concepts; energy balances; heat transfer mechanisms. Steadystate heat conduction; concept of thermal resistance; conduction in walls, cylinders, and spheres; cooling fins. Transient heat conduction; lumped parameter systems; transient conduction in plane walls; transient conduction in semiinfinite solids. Numerical analysis of conduction; finite difference analysis; onedimensional steady conduction; twodimensional steady conduction; transient conduction. Fundamentals of convection; fluid flow and heat transfer; energy equation; convective heat transfer from flat plate; use of dimensional analysis. External forced convection; flow over flat plates; flow past cylinders and spheres; flow across tube banks. Internal forced convection; thermal analysis of flow in tubes; laminar flow in tubes; turbulent flow in tubes. Heat exchangers; overall heat transfer coefficient; log mean temperature analysis; effectivenessNTU method. 

ME 2233
John Lambropoulos


Review of thermodynamic concepts; energy balances; heat transfer mechanisms. Steadystate heat conduction; concept of thermal resistance; conduction in walls, cylinders, and spheres; cooling fins. Transient heat conduction; lumped parameter systems; transient conduction in plane walls; transient conduction in semiinfinite solids. Numerical analysis of conduction; finite difference analysis; onedimensional steady conduction; twodimensional steady conduction; transient conduction. Fundamentals of convection; fluid flow and heat transfer; energy equation; convective heat transfer from flat plate; use of dimensional analysis. External forced convection; flow over flat plates; flow past cylinders and spheres; flow across tube banks. Internal forced convection; thermal analysis of flow in tubes; laminar flow in tubes; turbulent flow in tubes. Heat exchangers; overall heat transfer coefficient; log mean temperature analysis; effectivenessNTU method. 

ME 2832
Amy Lerner


In this course, we will survey the role of mechanics in cells, tissues, organs and organisms. A particular emphasis will be placed on the mechanics of the musculoskeletal system, the circulatory system and the eye. Engineering concepts will be used to understand how physical forces contribute to biological processes, especially disease and healing. Experimental and modeling techniques for characterizing the complex mechanical response of biosolids will be discussed in detail, and the continuum mechanics approach will highlighted. Prerequisites: ME226, BME 201, and 201P or ME 120. 

ME 1234
A M S Anushika Athauda


Course Content: thermodynamic systems, properties, equilibrium, and processes; energy and the first law; properties of simple compressible substances; control volume analysis; steady and transient states; entropy and the second law, general thermodynamic relations. 

ME 1235
A M S Anushika Athauda


Course Content: thermodynamic systems, properties, equilibrium, and processes; energy and the first law; properties of simple compressible substances; control volume analysis; steady and transient states; entropy and the second law, general thermodynamic relations. 

ME 2234
John Lambropoulos


Review of thermodynamic concepts; energy balances; heat transfer mechanisms. Steadystate heat conduction; concept of thermal resistance; conduction in walls, cylinders, and spheres; cooling fins. Transient heat conduction; lumped parameter systems; transient conduction in plane walls; transient conduction in semiinfinite solids. Numerical analysis of conduction; finite difference analysis; onedimensional steady conduction; twodimensional steady conduction; transient conduction. Fundamentals of convection; fluid flow and heat transfer; energy equation; convective heat transfer from flat plate; use of dimensional analysis. External forced convection; flow over flat plates; flow past cylinders and spheres; flow across tube banks. Internal forced convection; thermal analysis of flow in tubes; laminar flow in tubes; turbulent flow in tubes. Heat exchangers; overall heat transfer coefficient; log mean temperature analysis; effectivenessNTU method. 

ME 2833
Amy Lerner


In this course, we will survey the role of mechanics in cells, tissues, organs and organisms. A particular emphasis will be placed on the mechanics of the musculoskeletal system, the circulatory system and the eye. Engineering concepts will be used to understand how physical forces contribute to biological processes, especially disease and healing. Experimental and modeling techniques for characterizing the complex mechanical response of biosolids will be discussed in detail, and the continuum mechanics approach will highlighted. Prerequisites: ME226, BME 201, and 201P or ME 120. 

ME 2052
Christopher Muir


This is an applied course that teaches the student how to use engineering principles in the design of mechanical components and mechanical systems. Topics include: load determination, static and fatigue failure theories, design and analysis of machine components (e.g. shafts, gears, bearings, fasteners, etc.), and the mechanical design process. The student learns the mechanical design process through team based design activities. In particular, project teams will design, analyze, build, and test a working machine in a semester long project. Formal design reviews and engineering reports will be used to document results. PREREQS: ME 204 

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ME 2601
Laura Slane; A M S Anushika Athauda


Advanced engineering computations using Matlab. This course will include the following programming topics: accelerated review of ME160, 3D plotting and animation, Debugging and Efficiency as well as some GUI programming. The rest of the course will be focused on numerical topics important for the mechanical engineering student including the following topics as time permits: numerical integration and differentiation, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, nonlinear systems, solution of ODEs and PDEs. 