Undergraduate Program
Term Schedule
Spring 2021
Number  Title  Instructor  Time 

ME 0901
Christopher Muir
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UR SAE BAJA TEAM MEMBERS 

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
T 4:50PM  6:05PM


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. PREREQS: MTH 161


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; 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 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; internalforces in beams; distributed loads on cables. Basic concepts of dry friction; friction in machines.Virtual work and potential energy methods.


ME 1231
Chuang Ren
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
Chuang Ren
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
Chuang Ren
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
Chuang Ren
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
Chuang Ren
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 2061
Renato Perucchio
TR 4:50PM  6:05PM


Engineering and technological problems involved in the design, construction, maintenance, and collapse of major buildings and infrastructural systems from antiquity to the preindustrial world drawing material from case studies of relevant monuments primarily from Classical Rome and Greece, and the Middle Ages.


ME 206W1
Renato Perucchio
TR 4:50PM  6:05PM


This section is ONLY for students pursuing UpperLevel Writing credit. Engineering and technological problems involved in the design, construction, maintenance, and collapse of major buildings and infrastructural systems from antiquity to the preindustrial world drawing material from case studies of relevant monuments primarily from Classical Rome and Greece, and the Middle Ages.


ME 2121
Mark Buckley
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


Viscoelastic materials have the capacity to both store and dissipate energy. As a result, properly describing their mechanical behavior lies outside the scope of both solid mechanics and fluid mechanics. This course will develop constitutive relations and strategies for solving boundary value problems in linear viscoelastic materials. In addition, the closelyrelated biphasic theory for fluidfilled porous solids will be introduced. An emphasis will be placed on applications to cartilage, tendon, ligament, muscle, blood vessels, and other biological tissues. Advanced topics including nonlinear viscoelasticity, composite viscoelasticity and physical mechanisms of viscoelasticity will be surveyed. Prerequisites: ME225 or CHE243; ME226 or BME201.


ME 2151
Laura Slane
T 7:40PM  9:30PM


The purpose of this course is to prepare and support mechanical engineering students in their role as teaching assistants. The course will cover university and departmental policies and how they relate to teaching assistants, an overview of best practices in teaching and evidencebased instructional methods, as well as providing the opportunity for instructional practice, the development of course material and feedback on teaching practices.


ME 2221
Paul Funkenbusch
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


Definition and pursuit of 'quality' as a design criterion. The concept of robust design. Selection of the quality characteristic, incorporation of noise, and experimental design to improve robustness. Analysis and interpretation of results.


ME 2231
Andrea Pickel
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
Andrea Pickel
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
Andrea Pickel
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
Andrea Pickel
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 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
W 12:30PM  1:45PM


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 2265
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 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
Jessica Shang
MW 2:00PM  3:15PM


Description: Laboratory course. Introductory Lecture(s) on lab practice and data analysis. The lab itself consists of two parts: The first part uses simple experiments to familiarize the student with computer data acquisitions and some basic instrumentation. In the second part, students (working in groups of three) perform independent experimental projects. 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 2412
Jessica Shang
MW 9:00AM  10:15AM


Description: Laboratory course. Introductory Lecture(s) on lab practice and data analysis. The lab itself consists of two parts: The first part uses simple experiments to familiarize the student with computer data acquisitions and some basic instrumentation. In the second part, students (working in groups of three) perform independent experimental projects. 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 2413
Jessica Shang
MWF 8:00AM  8:50AM


Description: Laboratory course. Introductory Lecture(s) on lab practice and data analysis. The lab itself consists of two parts: The first part uses simple experiments to familiarize the student with computer data acquisitions and some basic instrumentation. In the second part, students (working in groups of three) perform independent experimental projects. 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
Jessica Shang
MW 3:25PM  6:05PM


Description: Laboratory course. Introductory Lecture(s) on lab practice and data analysis. The lab itself consists of two parts: The first part uses simple experiments to familiarize the student with computer data acquisitions and some basic instrumentation. In the second part, students (working in groups of three) perform independent experimental projects. 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 2511
Adam Sefkow
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
Adam Sefkow
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
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
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
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 3911
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Registration for Independent Study courses needs to be completed thru the instructions for online independent study registration. 

ME 3941
Chuang Ren
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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. 
Spring 2021
Number  Title  Instructor  Time 

Monday  
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 2265
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


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 2412
Jessica Shang


Description: Laboratory course. Introductory Lecture(s) on lab practice and data analysis. The lab itself consists of two parts: The first part uses simple experiments to familiarize the student with computer data acquisitions and some basic instrumentation. In the second part, students (working in groups of three) perform independent experimental projects. 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 2411
Jessica Shang


Description: Laboratory course. Introductory Lecture(s) on lab practice and data analysis. The lab itself consists of two parts: The first part uses simple experiments to familiarize the student with computer data acquisitions and some basic instrumentation. In the second part, students (working in groups of three) perform independent experimental projects. 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
Jessica Shang


Description: Laboratory course. Introductory Lecture(s) on lab practice and data analysis. The lab itself consists of two parts: The first part uses simple experiments to familiarize the student with computer data acquisitions and some basic instrumentation. In the second part, students (working in groups of three) perform independent experimental projects. 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 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 2413
Jessica Shang


Description: Laboratory course. Introductory Lecture(s) on lab practice and data analysis. The lab itself consists of two parts: The first part uses simple experiments to familiarize the student with computer data acquisitions and some basic instrumentation. In the second part, students (working in groups of three) perform independent experimental projects. 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 1231
Chuang Ren


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
Andrea Pickel


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  
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 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 2151
Laura Slane


The purpose of this course is to prepare and support mechanical engineering students in their role as teaching assistants. The course will cover university and departmental policies and how they relate to teaching assistants, an overview of best practices in teaching and evidencebased instructional methods, as well as providing the opportunity for instructional practice, the development of course material and feedback on teaching practices. 

Tuesday and Thursday  
ME 2121
Mark Buckley


Viscoelastic materials have the capacity to both store and dissipate energy. As a result, properly describing their mechanical behavior lies outside the scope of both solid mechanics and fluid mechanics. This course will develop constitutive relations and strategies for solving boundary value problems in linear viscoelastic materials. In addition, the closelyrelated biphasic theory for fluidfilled porous solids will be introduced. An emphasis will be placed on applications to cartilage, tendon, ligament, muscle, blood vessels, and other biological tissues. Advanced topics including nonlinear viscoelasticity, composite viscoelasticity and physical mechanisms of viscoelasticity will be surveyed. Prerequisites: ME225 or CHE243; ME226 or BME201. 

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 2221
Paul Funkenbusch


Definition and pursuit of 'quality' as a design criterion. The concept of robust design. Selection of the quality characteristic, incorporation of noise, and experimental design to improve robustness. Analysis and interpretation of results. 

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. PREREQS: MTH 161 

ME 2511
Adam Sefkow


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 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 2061
Renato Perucchio


Engineering and technological problems involved in the design, construction, maintenance, and collapse of major buildings and infrastructural systems from antiquity to the preindustrial world drawing material from case studies of relevant monuments primarily from Classical Rome and Greece, and the Middle Ages. 

ME 206W1
Renato Perucchio


This section is ONLY for students pursuing UpperLevel Writing credit. Engineering and technological problems involved in the design, construction, maintenance, and collapse of major buildings and infrastructural systems from antiquity to the preindustrial world drawing material from case studies of relevant monuments primarily from Classical Rome and Greece, and the Middle Ages. 

Wednesday  
ME 2512
Adam Sefkow


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 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 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 1232
Chuang Ren


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
Chuang Ren


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; internalforces in beams; distributed loads on cables. Basic concepts of dry friction; friction in machines.Virtual work and potential energy methods. 

ME 2603
Laura Slane


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
Andrea Pickel


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
Andrea Pickel


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 1234
Chuang Ren


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
Chuang Ren


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
Andrea Pickel


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 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


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. 