Engineering class


Graduate Courses

MEEN 5220: Intermediate Dynamics, 3 sem. hrs.
Develop an understanding of the principles of 3D rigid body kinematics (motion) and kinetics (forces and accelerations). Use these principles to analyze the dynamic behavior of mechanical systems. Learn to use analytical mechanics tools including virtual work and Lagrange’s method. Develop a systematic approach for solving engineering problems.

MEEN 5230: Intermediate Mechanics of Materials, 3 sem. hrs.
Review of beam theory; asymmetric bending, shear center, thin-walled sections; torsion of non-circular sections, open and closed thin-walled sections; energy methods, Castigliano’s second theorem, statically indeterminate structures, internal static indeterminacy; curved beams.

MEEN 5240: Polymers and Polymer Composites, 3 sem. hrs.
Introduction to physical/chemical structure of polymers, polymer characterization, polymer material properties and mechanical testing methods, elastic and viscoelastic polymer response, processing methods, composite materials, and the selection of polymers in design applications.

MEEN 5245: Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics, 3 sem. hrs.
Application of fatigue and fracture models to engineering design. Stress-life (high-cycle), strainlife (low cycle), and fatigue crack growth models for fatigue. Introduction to linear elastic fracture mechanics. Statistical considerations in failure. Fail safe design practices. Includes illustrative case studies.

MEEN 5250: Design of Machine Elements 2, 3 sem. hrs.
Detailed design of gears and cams. Emphasizes integration of dynamics into design of machinery. Topics include balancing of machinery, selection of motors and critical frequency analysis, and miscellaneous power transmission components. Use of spreadsheets and computer programs to assist in the design of various components.

MEEN 5265: Intermediate Finite Element Method, 3 sem. hrs.
Introduces the finite element solution method for linear, static problems. Includes calculation of element stiffness matrices, assembly of global stiffness matrices, exposure to various finite element solution methods, and numerical integration. Emphasizes structural mechanics, and also discusses heat transfer and fluid mechanics applications in finite element analysis. Computer assignments include development of finite element code (FORTRAN or C) and also use of commercial finite element software (ANSYS and/or MARC). Prereq: MEEN 3260 or equiv.

MEEN 5270: Physical Systems Modeling, 3 sem. hrs.
Principles of modeling of physical systems, including devices and processes. Development of models of physical systems: mechanical, electrical, fluid, thermal and coupled systems. Time-dependent behavior of interconnected devices and processes. Computerbased modeling and simulation of physical systems. Identification using models and measured data. Introduction to control systems analysis and design. Offered occasionally.

MEEN 5275: Mechatronics, 3 sem. hrs.
Mechatronics, as an engineering discipline, is the synergistic combination of mechanical engineering, electronics, control engineering, and computer science, all integrated through the design process. This course covers mechatronic system design, modeling and analysis of dynamic systems, control sensors and actuators, analog and digital control electronics, interfacing sensors and actuators to a microcomputer/microcontroller, discrete and continuous controller design, and real-time programming for control.

MEEN 5310: Internal Combustion Engines, 3 sem. hrs.
Fundamentals of design and operation of internal combustion engines and how these affect performance, fuel requirements, and environmental impact. Study of fluid flow, thermodynamics, combustion, heat transfer and friction phenomena, and fuel properties relevant to engine power, efficiency and emissions. Examination of spark-ignition, diesel, stratified charge, HCI and mixed-cycle engines.

MEEN 5330: Optics, Lasers and Spectroscopy in Engineering, 3 sem. hrs.
Topical overview on the uses of optics, lasers, and spectroscopic measurement techniques in engineering and scientific disciplines. Technical content includes basic principles of geometric optics, principles behind and characteristics of laser operation, and linear spectroscopy. Emphasis on absorption and emission techniques for sensor development.

MEEN 5350: Transport Phenomena, 3 sem. hrs.
Includes three closely related topics: fluid dynamics, mass transfer, and heat transfer. Fluid dynamics involves the transport of momentum, mass transfer is concerned with the transport of mass of various chemical species, and heat transfer deals with the transport of energy. In practice, rarely are these phenomena acting alone. Develops a more cohesive understanding of these interrelated processes.

MEEN 5360: Intermediate Thermodynamics, 3 sem. hrs.
Covers fundamentals of thermodynamics, including classical and statistical approaches with application to equilibrium and non-equilibrium, non-reactive and reactive systems. May cover topics relevant to micro/nanoscale and biological systems.

MEEN 5410: Experimental Design, 3 sem. hrs.
Application of statistical concepts to design engineering experiments to improve quality, production techniques, and reliability. Use and advantages of various models; factorial, fractional factorial, orthogonal arrays and fractional designs.

MEEN 5420: Failure Analysis, 3 sem. hrs.
Methodology of failure analysis. Studies of brittle fracture, ductile fracture, fatigue, stress corrosion and electro-chemical corrosion as applied to the failure of metals. Involves some laboratory work and analyses of a variety of metallurgical failures.

MEEN 5430: Powder Metallurgy, 3 sem. hrs.
Introduces a modern technology with growing importance. Covers the basics of powder metallurgy with main emphasis on sintered steel. The primary topics covered are powder production, die compacting, sintering theory and practice, full density processing, properties under static and dynamic loading conditions.

MEEN 5440: Processing and Forming of Materials, 3 sem. hrs.
Solidification and microstructural development in metal casting with an overview of selected melting processes. Overview of primary and secondary working principles involved in ferrous materials processing. Stress based and finite element analyses are applied to both sheet and bulk forming to develop a fundamental understanding of deformation processing principles and technology associated with processes such as drawing, open and closed die forging and rolling.

MEEN 5450: Mechanical Behavior of Materials, 3 sem. hrs.
Stress and strain relationships for elastic behavior. Theory of plasticity. Plastic deformation of single crystals and polycrystalline aggregates. Dislocation
theory, fracture, internal friction, creep and stress rupture and brittle failure.

MEEN 5475: Ergonomics, 3 sem. hrs.
Covers biomechanical and physiologic aspects of workplace design, such as engineering anthropometry, cumulative trauma disorders, (including carpal tunnel syndrome), low back injuries, hand tool design and evaluation, methods of surveillance in industrial environments, modeling, and ergonomics guidelines. Laboratory sessions are offered to demonstrate ergonomic principles and also provide students with hands-on experience in collecting data and conducting experiments. Offered fall term. Two hrs. lec., 2 hrs. lab.

MEEN 5485: Welding Engineering, 3 sem. hrs.
Arc welding physics, fundamentals of power supplies and welding circuits, fusion and solid-state welding processes, weld testing, analysis of welded joints, demonstrations using various processes.

MEEN 5570: Introduction to Biomaterials Science and Engineering, 3 sem. hrs.
Introduction to the principal areas in materials science. Structure and bonding, crystallography and mechanical properties of materials. Techniques to study structure and properties of materials, structure and mechanical properties of bone and various implant materials and their mode of failures.

MEEN 5931: Topics in Mechanical Engineering, 3 sem. hrs.
Topics may include energy conversion, mechanical analysis and design, and manufacturing systems.

MEEN 6101: Advanced Engineering Analysis 1, 3 sem. hrs.
Various types of (first and high-order) homogeneous ordinary differential equations using proper methods and techniques: integral method, Green's function, Laplace transform technique, Frobenius series solution method. Boundary value problems (BVPs) with using orthogonality property and Fourier series. Introduction to partial differential equations- the method of separation of variable. Emphasizes applications to real engineering problems.

MEEN 6102: Advanced Engineering Analysis 2, 3 sem. hrs.
Vectors, matrices/tensors and linear algebra. Vector calculus with various integral theorems. Functions of complex variable and integration theorem in complex plane. Special topics in complex variable functions: integration in complex plane, complex series and residue theorem and conformal mappings. Emphasizes applications to real engineering problems.

MEEN 6103: Approximate Methods in Engineering Analysis, 3 sem. hrs.
Treatment of approximate methods for solving various problems in engineering. Matrix methods, variational methods (e.g., Ritz, Galerkin, etc.), finite difference methods, finite element method.

MEEN 6220: Advanced Dynamics, 3 sem. hrs.
Kinematics of particles and rigid bodies. Basic principles of vector mechanics. Variational principles. Basic principles of analytical mechanics.

MEEN 6225: Advanced Vibrations, 3 sem. hrs.
Theory of vibration with applications. Natural modes of vibration for lumped parameter systems. Response of lumped systems with damping. Response of distributed parameter system including bars, beams, etc.

MEEN 6230: Advanced Mechanics of Materials, 3 sem. hrs.
Thick wall cylinders, rotating disks, initial stresses; stress concentration factors, cracks, discontinuity stresses; autofrettage, residual stresses; beams on elastic foundation, introduction to plates and shells, pressure vessel analysis. Prereq: MEN 5230; or MEN 5250.

MEEN 6240: Composite Materials, 3 sem. hrs.
Introduction to fiber/matrix materials systems with emphasis on continuous fiber-reinforced composites. Principles of anisotropic elasticity, classical lamination theory, and viscoelasticity. Analysis of mechanical, thermal, hygroscopic and combination loading of laminated composites. Review of manufacture/fabrication methods for advanced composites, consolidation techniques, and basic issues in the design of advanced composites. Prereq: MEN 5240; or cons. of instr.

MEEN 6310: Advanced Fluid Mechanics, 3 sem. hrs.
Further development of fluid flow theory starting with classic potential flow solutions. Numerical and analytical techniques for both inviscid and viscid fluid flows, including boundary layer theory and stability. Transition routes and chaos with an introduction to turbulence. Prereq: MEN 5320 or equiv.; computer programming experience recommended.

MEEN 6320: Turbulence, 3 sem. hrs.
Advanced physical and mathematical description of fluid flow systems, including the fundamentals of turbulence motion. The development of the Reynolds stress equations, processes that govern dissipation and statistical description of scales. Includes the modeling techniques associated with turbulent velocity profiles as well as the development of zero, one and two equation closure models. Prereq: MEN 6310; computer programming experience recommended.

MEEN 6330: Advanced Thermodynamics, 3 sem. hrs.
Fundamentals of thermodynamics, concentrating on a statistical approach; evaluation of properties in the dilute limit and beyond; applications to spectroscopy, micro/nano systems and/or chemical/biological reactions. Prereq: MEN 5360 or equiv.; computer programming experience recommended.

MEEN 6340: Thermal Radiation Heat Transfer, 3 sem. hrs.
Blackbody radiation characteristics. Non-black surface properties: emissivity, absorptivity and reflectivity and values for real materials. Blackbody radiation exchange and viewfactor algebra. Graybody exchange. Effects of non-diffuse, non-gray surface properties. Absorption-emission-scattering during transmission through media: transfer equation and approximate solutions. Emphasis on terrestrial solar and building thermal envelope through examples.

MEEN 6350: Convective Heat and Mass Transfer, 3 sem. hrs.
Principles and mechanisms of convective transports of energy and of chemical species associated with laminar and turbulent flows, including condensation and boiling. Calculation of heat and mass transport coefficients. Mathematical modeling, with applications to engineering devices involving several of these processes, with and without phenomenological coupling. Prereq: MEN 6310.

MEEN 6360: Computational Fluid Mechanics, 3 sem. hrs.
Review of the fundamental thermofluids science, mathematical and computational principles underlying modern CFD software. Utilization of software for representative applications. Individual student project devoted to a new application. Offered occasionally. Prereq: MEN 6101 and MEN 6320; or cons. of instr.

MEEN 6370: Fundamentals of Combustion, 3 sem. hrs.
An introduction to thermochemistry, fundamentals of chemical kinetics, mechanisms of hydrocarbon oxidation, the governing equations for reacting flow, laminar and turbulent flames, droplet combustion and pollutant emissions. Prereq: MEN 3340.

MEEN 6450: Plastic Deformation and Strengthening Mechanisms in Materials,
3 sem. hrs.
Theory of elasticity for isotropic solids. Theory of dislocations to include elastic models of dislocations and interactions between dislocations. Strengthening mechanisms in solids including work hardening, solid solution strengthening and precipitation hardening. Prereq: MEN 5450; or cons. of instr.

MEEN 6460: Creep, Fracture and Fatigue in Materials, 3 sem. hrs.
Thermally activated plastic deformation. Mechanisms of creep and stress rupture in materials. Fatigue. Prereq: MEN 5450; or cons. of instr.

MEEN 6470: Statistical Methods in Engineering, 3 sem. hrs.
Development of statistical models in engineering and statistical analysis of data. Statistical concepts. Inference methods. Application of statistical models
to component reliability and probability design. Probability plotting; Monte Carlo simulation.

MEEN 6473: Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 3 sem. hrs.
Primary objectives include the validation of the underlying philosophy behind computer integrated manufacturing and the definition of characteristics of various components which constitute a C.I.M. environment. Describes the benefits of C.I.M. and how to upgrade conventional plants to a C.I.M. operation.

MEEN 6475: Advanced Ergonomics/Human Factors Engineering, 3 sem. hrs.
Fundamentals of ergonomics/human factors engineering (HFE) with emphasis on the application of basic principles to advances in engineering applications, research, and development. Topics include: engineering anthropometry, cumulative trauma disorders, low back disorders, electromyography, biomechanical modeling, and ergonomic guidelines. Requires research papers in the above areas or in a related ergonomics/HFE field. Prereq: Cons. of instr.

MEEN 6480: Metal Forming, 3 sem. hrs.
Elements of von Mises plasticity theory-stress and deformation states, constitutive equations, and flow rules; plane and axisymmetric behavior. Solution techniques - exact, slipline theory, upper and lower bounds, finite bending, deep drawing. Prereq: MEN 5480 or equiv.

MEEN 6931: Topics in Mechanical Engineering, 3 sem. hrs.
Topics may include thermofluid science, mechanical analysis and design, and manufacturing systems.

MEEN 6960: Seminar in Mechanical Engineering, 0 sem. hrs.
Scholarly presentations on current topics in mechanical engineering and related areas by visiting and resident investigators. Required of all full-time graduate students. Offered every term. SNC/UNC grade assessment.

MEEN 6995: Independent Study in Mechanical Engineering, 1-3 sem. hrs.
Prereq: Cons. of instr. and cons. of dept. ch.

MEEN 6999: Master’s Thesis, 1-6 sem. hrs.

S/U grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

MEEN 8999: Doctoral Dissertation, 1-12 sem. hrs.

S/U grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

MEEN 9970: Graduate Standing Continuation: Less than Half-Time, 0 sem. hrs.
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

MEEN 9974: Graduate Fellowship: Full-Time, 0 sem. hrs. Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

MEEN 9975: Graduate Assistant Teaching: Full-Time, 0 sem. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

MEEN 9976: Graduate Assistant Research: Full-Time, 0 sem. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

MEEN 9994: Master’s Thesis Continuation: Less than Half-Time, 0 sem. hrs.
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

MEEN 9995: Master’s Thesis Continuation: Half-Time, 0 sem. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

MEEN 9996: Master’s Thesis Continuation: Full-Time, 0 sem. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

MEEN 9997: Doctoral Dissertation Continuation: Less than Half-Time, 0 sem. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

MEEN 9998: Doctoral Dissertation Continuation: Half-Time, 0 sem. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

MEEN 9999: Doctoral Dissertation Continuation: Full-Time, 0 sem. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.


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