Mechanical Engineering (M E)
11. Manufacturing Processes (3)
Prerequisite; M E 26, 31 (or concurrently). Processing techniques, including casting, welding, forming, and machining; capabilities and limitations of these techniques.
11L. Manufacturing Processes Laboratory (1)
Prerequisite; M E 11 (or concurrently). Examples of the application of manufacturing processes in industry. (3 lab hours; field trips required.)
117. Instrumentation Laboratory (1)
Prerequisite: ECE 70, I E 182W, M E 116 (or concurrently). Study of instrumentation and experimental methods; applications; fluid mechanics laboratory; computer-aided data acquisition. (One 3-hour lab)
131. Advanced Engineering Materials (2)
Prerequisites: M E 31, C E 121. Applications of the principles of materials science to the study of the mechanical behavior of metallic, polymeric, ceramic, and composite materials. Effects of stress and environmental variables.
134. Dynamics in Machine Design (3)
Prerequisites: M E 26, 112, C E 121 (or concurrently); Math 81. Analytical, graphical, and computer solutions applied to design problems of machinery, mechanisms, and gears. Both closed- and open-ended homework problems plus a design project and report are required. (2 lecture, 3 lab hours)
137. Turbomachinery (3)
Prerequisites: M E 116L or 117, 136L. Applications of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics and rotor -fluid energy interchange. Steady flow problems of pumps, compressors, and turbines with incompressible and compressible fluids. Both closed- and open-ended homework problems.
142. Mechanical Vibration (3)
Prerequisites: M E 112, C E 121. Mathematical and physical basis of vibration theory with applications to engineering; design; transient and steady state phenomena; distributed and lumped parameter systems; coupled systems; computer solutions.
143. Mechanical Design Laboratory (2)
Prerequisites: C E 121, I E 182W, M E 134. Application of theory and techniques of experimental stress analysis to the design of machine components, mechanical structures, and dynamic transducers. Group-design teams design and test a mechanical device or structure to simulate real-life client -engineer relationships. A final project report and an oral presentation are required. (1 lecture, 3 lab hours)
146. Air Conditioning (3)
Prerequisites: M E 116, 136. Theory and practice in air conditioning including psychrometrics, load estimating, heating and cooling systems, fluid design and controls.
146L. Air Conditioning Laboratory (1)
Prerequisite: M E 146 (or concurrently). Practical laboratory work with commercial type units; test of components of air conditioning systems. (3 lab hours; field trips required)
151. Materials in Engineering Design (2)
Prerequisite: Engr 121, M E 11, 131. Evaluation of design requirements, economic considerations. Techniques for selecting suitable materials for specific applications; optimization. Case studies.
154. Design of Machine Elements (3)
Prerequisites: M E 11, 11L, 144. Design of machine elements and components using theory learned in prerequisite courses. Both individual and team-type open-ended design projects are required. Use of computers for design is required. (2 lecture, 3 lab hours) (Computer lab fee, $15)
156. Advanced Thermodynamics -- Fluid Mechanics (3)
Prerequisites: M E 116, 136. Advanced topics in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics including analysis of solar and nuclear systems as applied to engineering problems.
156L. Advanced Thermodynamics - Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (1)
Prerequisite: ME 136L, 156 (or concurrently). Applications of advanced experimental methods used in engineering practice to thermo-fluid systems. (3 lab hours)
164. Machine Design (3)
Prerequisites: M E 116, 136, 154, 155; I E 182W, 160 (or concurrently). Open-ended design problems of complete machine systems. Integration of prereq uisite course material into final design project. Satisfies the senior major requirement for the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. (Two 3-hour lecture-labs) (Computer lab fee, $15)
180. Senior Project (2)
Prerequisite: senior standing in electrical and computer engineering, I E 182W (or concurrently), approved subject. Study of a problem under supervision of faculty member; final typewritten report required. (Individual project except by special permission)
190. Independent Study (1-3; max see reference)
See Academic Placement -- Independent Study.
191T. Topics in Mechanical Engineering (1-3; max total 6)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Investigation of selected mechanical engi neering subjects not in current courses.
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