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The department offers eighteen graduate courses each fall and spring semester in various disciplines of mechanical engineering. The courses are scheduled to optimize faculty resources and maximize learning opportunities for students.
The Mechanical Engineering graduate courses are divided into the following areas. Please select an area to view the descriptions of the courses in the area.
The department continuously monitors course content and its currency. Out of date courses are periodically removed from the catalog and new courses are added. New courses generally are in emerging technology areas. A new course is initially offered as a “MEEN 689 Special Topics in …” course. One special topics course is usually offered each semester in each of the four areas.
MEEN 606. Polymer Laboratories. (2-3). Credit 3.
Introduction to basic experimental skills relating to Polymers. Experiments to be performed include polymerization, Molecular weight determination, FTIR, tensile text, NMR, DSC, swelling index, viscosity, x-ray diffraction.
MEEN 607. Polymer Physical Properties. (3-0). Credit 3.
Macromolecular concepts; molecular weight characterization; solubility parameters; phase diagrams; viscoelasticity; rheology; thermal behavior; damage phenomena, morphology; crystallization; liquid crystallinity; nanocomposites. Prerequisite: MEEN 222 (or other intro to materials science course). Cross-listed with MSEN 607.
MEEN 609. Materials Science. (3-0). Credit 3.
Structure and properties of solid materials. Prerequisites: an undergraduate level Materials, Science and Engineering course. Cross-listed with MEMA 609.
MEEN 610. Applied Polymer Science. (3-0). Credit 3.
Macromolecular concepts, molecular weight, tacticity, theory of solutions, rubber elasticity, thermal transitions, rheology, crystallinity, heterogeneous systems and relation of mechanical and physical characteristics to chemical structure; applications to polymer blends, thermosetting resins, structural adhesives and composites; design and processing of fibrous composites. Prerequisite: Graduate Classification, ENGR 213. Cross-listed with MEMA 610.
MEEN 614. Physical Phenomena in Materials. (3-0). Credit 3.
Physical principles governing behavior in materials; emphasis on crystalline materials, particularly in metals; includes crystal structures, vacancies, solid diagrams, diffusion and transformations. Prerequisite: MEEN 340 or equivalent. Cross-listed with MEMA 614.
MEEN 625. Mechanical Behavior of Materials. (3-0). Credit 3.
Examination of deformation and microstructure mechanisms responsible for deformation and failure in metals; fatigue, creep, and fracture mechanisms of materials; emphasis on microstructural-mechanical property relationship. Prerequisite: Undergraduate-level materials science course. Cross-listed with MSEN 625.
MEEN 635. Flow and Fracture of Polymeric Solids. (3-0). Credit 3.
Relationship of molecular structure to flow and fracture in polymeric materials; introduction of viscoelastic fracture mechanics; micromechanisms of fracture including crazing; fatigue behavior of polymeric materials. Cross-listed with MEMA 607.
MEEN 648. Manufacturing Systems Planning and Analysis. (3-0). Credit 3.
The system perspective of a computer integrated manufacturing system; manufacturing and its various levels and the planning and control of product movement through the production system in the context of using realtime control, multiprocessor systems, network architectures and databases. Prerequisite: ISEN 420. Cross-listed with ISEN 654.
MEEN 650. Control Issues in Computer Integrated Manufacturing. (3-0). Credit 3.
Examines the nature of computer aided manufacturing systems with emphasis in control; presentation of architecture for control of CAM systems; control issues; study and development of problems and procedures to control CAM systems. Prerequisite: ISEN 654 or approval of instructor. Cross-listed with ISEN 655.
MEEN 661. Principles of Composite Materials. (3-0). Credit 3.
Classification and characteristics of composite materials; micromechanical and macromechanical behavior of composite laminae; macromechanical behavior of laminates using classical laminate theory; interlaminar stresses and failure modes; structural design concepts, testing and manufacturing techniques. Prerequisites: Mechanics of Materials (CVEN 305 or equivalent). Cross-listed with MEMA 613.
MEMA 606. Multifunctional Materials. (3-0). Credit 3.
This course will present an in-depth analysis of multifunctional materials and composites, and their novel applications. Prerequisites: Theory of elasticity or Continuum Mechanics MEMA 601 or MEMA 602/AERO 603, MSEN 601 or MEMA 609. Cross-listed with AERO 606and MSEN 606.
MEMA 619. Materials Modeling of Phase Transformation and Microstructural Evolution. (3-0). Credit 3.
Computer modeling and simulation of microstructural evolution during various phase transformation processes in solid materials, including spinodal decomposition, ordering, martensitic transformation, ferroelectric and ferromagnetic domain evolution, dislocation dynamics, and crack propagation. Prerequisite: Graduate classification and approval of instructor. Cross-listed and AERO 619 and MSEN 619.
MSEN 601. Fundamental Materials Science and Engineering. (4-0). Credit 4.
Fundamentals of microstructure- properties and relationship of materials. Topics will include: electronic and atomic structure of solids, structure of crystalline materials, imperfections in crystalline materials, introduction to dislocation theory, mechanical properties, fundamental thermodynamics of materials, phase equilibria and diagrams, diffusion, and kinetics of phase transformations. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.
MEEN 601. Advanced Machine Design. (3-0). Credit 3.
Design methodology, functional design, innovation, parameter analysis, design for reliability, manufacturability and strength; design project. Prerequisite: MEEN 402 or equivalent.
MEEN 603. Theory of Elasticity. (3-0). Credit 3.
Analysis of stress and strain in two and three dimensions, equilibrium and compatibility equations, strain energy methods; torsion of noncircular sections; flexure; axially symmetric problems. Prerequisite: Mechanics of Materials, Advanced Calc Different Equations. Cross-listed with MEMA 601.
MEEN 608. Continuum Mechanics. (3-0). Credit 3.
Development of field equations for analysis of continua (solids as well as fluids); conservation laws: kinematics, constitutive behavior of solids and fluids; applications to aerospace engineering problems involving solids and fluids. Prerequisite: Graduate Classification. Cross-listed with MEMA 602.
MEEN 614. Design and Modeling of Viscoelastic Structures. (3-0). Credit 3.
To provide the mechanical and mathematical basis for modeling linear viscoelastic materials. Prerequisite: CVEN 305 or equivalent.
MEEN 616. Mathematical Foundations of Continuum Mechanics. (3-0). Credit 3.
Mathematical description of continuum mechanics principles, including: tensor analysis, generalized description of kinematics and motion, conservation laws for mass and momentum; invariance and symmetry principles; application to generalized formulation of constitutive expressions for various fluids and solids. Prerequisites: MATH 410; MATH 451 or equivalent. Cross-listed with MEMA 604 and MATH 604.
MEEN 618. Energy Methods. (3-0). Credit 3.
Principles of virtual work, minimum total potential energy and extremum mixed variational principles; energy theorems of structural mechanics; Hamilton’s principle for dynamical systems; Rayleigh-Ritz Galerkin, and weighted-residual methods; applications to linear and nonlinear problems in mechanics (bars, beams, frames, plates and general boundary value problems). Prerequisites: MATH 601 or registration therein. Cross-listed with MEMA 605.
MEEN 632. Advanced Computer-Aided Engineering. (3-0). Credit 3.
An integrated learning environment that is responsive to industrial need for mechanical engineers with multi-disciplinary design skills; three essentials emphasized in strong teamwork environment; design concept development, design optimization and effective communication via engineering drawings. Prerequisite: Graduate classification in mechanical engineering.
MEEN 638. Mechanics of Non-Linear Fluids. (3-0). Credit 3.
Introduction to classifications of flows, constitutive theory, fluids of the differential type. Prerequisites: Graduate classification and approval of instructor.
MEEN 657. Viscoelasticity of Solids and Structures I. (3-0). Credit 3.
Linear, viscoelastic mechanical property characterization methods, time-temperature equivalence, multiaxial stress-strain equations; viscoelastic stress analysis; the correspondence principle, approximate methods of analysis and Laplace transform inversion, special methods; static and dynamic engineering applications; nonlinear behavior. Prerequisite: Mechanics of Materials (CVEN 305 or equiv) Cross-listed with MEMA 651.
MEEN 666. Plasticity Theory. (3-0). Credit 3.
Theory of plastic yield and flow of two and three-dimensional bodies; classical plasticity theories, unified viscoplastic theories, numerical considerations; applications and comparisons of theory to experiment. Prerequisites: MEMA 601 or equivalent and MEMA 602, MEEN 689 (Fundamentals of Solid and Fluid Motion) or equivalent. Cross-listed with MEMA 641.
MEEN 670. Theory of Finite Element Analysis. (3-0). Credit 3.
Finite elements models of a continuum; virtual work principle; plane stress and plane strain finite element models; bending of plates; axisymmetric problems; three-dimensional stress analysis; isoparametric formulations; finite element computer programs to solve typical structural problems. Prerequisite: Graduate classification or approval of instructor. Cross-listed with MEMA 647.
MEEN 672. Introduction to the Finite Element Method. (3-0). Credit 3.
Weak or variational formulation of differential equations governing one- and two-dimensional problems of engineering; finite element model development and analysis of standard problems of solid mechanics (bars, beams and plane elasticity), heat transfer and fluid mechanics; time-dependent problems; computer implementation and use of simple finite element codes in solving engineering problems. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate classification. Cross-listed with MEMA 646.
MEEN 673. Nonlinear Finite Element Methods in Structural Mechanics. (3-0). Credit 3.
Tensor definitions of stress and strain, finite strain, geometric and material nonlinearities; development on nonlinear finite element equations from virtual work; total and updated Lagrangian formulations; solution methods for nonlinear equations; computational considerations; applications using existing computer programs. Prerequisites: MEMA 647/MEEN 670. Cross-listed with MEMA 648.
MEMA 608. Nanomechanics. (3-0). Credit 3.
Application of mechanics concepts to nano-scale behavior of materials. Review of continuum mechanics; Extensions to generalized continua; Nonlocal elasticity; Nano-scale plasticity. Focus on multi-scale modeling: Dislocation Dynamics; Quasi-Continuum method; Molecular dynamics with introductions to quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics. Prerequisite: AERO 603 or MEMA 601. Cross-listed with AERO 608 and MSEN 608.
MEMA 611. Fundamentals of Engineering Fracture Mechanics. (3-0). Credit 3.
Understanding of the failure of structures containing cracks with emphasis on mechanics; linear elastic fracture mechanics, complex potentials of Muskhelishvili and Westergaard, J-integral, energy release rate, R-curve analysis, crack opening displacement, plane strain fracture toughness testing, fatigue crack propagation, fracture criteria, fracture of composite materials. Prerequisite: MEMA 601 or AERO 603.
MEMA 612. Wave Propagation in Isotropic and Anisotropic Solids. (3-0). Credit 3.
Mathematical and experimental methods of studying stress waves with emphasis on anisotropic solids, e.g., fiber-reinforced composite materials; waves in an unbounded medium, in a half-space, in rods; waves in a general anisotropic medium; wave surface, slowness surface, velocity surface, energy velocity and group velocity. Prerequisite: MEMA 601 or AERO 603. Cross-listed with AERO 612.
MEMA 616. Damage and Failure in Composite Materials. (3-0). Credit 3.
Mechanisms and models related to damage and failure in composite materials subjected to mechanical loads. Prerequisite: Courses in composite materials, elasticity.
MEMA 625. Micromechanics. (3-0). Credit 3.
Eigenstrains; inclusions, and inhomogeneities; Eshelby’s solution for an ellipsoidal inclusion; Eshelby’s equivalent inclusion method. Effective elastic properties of composites; composite spheres and cylinders models; bounds on effective moduli; Hashin-Shtrikman bounds; applications to fiber, whisker and particulate reinforced composites; introduction to micromechanics of inelastic composites and solids with damage. Prerequisite: MEMA 601 or 602. Cross-listed with AERO 617.
MEMA 626. Mechanics of Active Materials. (3-0). Credit 3.
Introduction to coupled field theories: constitutive response of materials with thermal and electromagnetic coupling; microstructural changes due to phase transformations; shape memory alloys; piezoelectric and magnetostrictive materials; active polymers and solutions. Micromechanics of active composites. Prerequisite: MEMA 601 or 602. Cross-listed with AERO 618.
MEMA 633. Theory of Plates and Shells. (3-0). Credit 3.
Theoretical formulations of thin and thick plates (classical and shear deformation theories); analytical solutions of plates and various shapes and support conditions, bending, vibration and stability of plates; numerical solutions using the energy methods and the finite element method; theory and analysis of cylindrical shells. Prerequisite: MEMA 601, 602, or 605.
MEMA 635. Structural Analysis of Composites. (3-0). Credit 3.
Formulation and analysis structural response of laminated composite components; bending, vibration and stability of laminated composite plates; interlaminar stresses, effect of shear deformation on structural response; numerical modeling of laminated plates. Prerequisite: MEMA 613.
MEMA 649. Generalized Finite Element Methods. (3-0). Credit 3.
Systemic introduction to the theory and practice of generalized finite element (FE) methods, including GFEM, the hp-cloud method, particle methods and various meshless methods with similar character; precise formulation of the methods are presented; known theoretical results for convergence; important issues related to implementation, issues of numerical integration. Prerequisite: Graduate student status. Cross-listed with AERO 649.
MEEN 612. Mechanics of Robot Manipulators. (3-0). Credit 3.
Kinematics, dynamics and control of industrial robot manipulators. Prerequisites: MEEN 364 and 411 or approval of instructor.
MEEN 613. Engineering Dynamics. (3-0). Credit 3.
Three dimensional study of dynamics of particles and rigid bodies and application to engineering problems; introduction to Lagrange equations of motion and Hamilton’s principle. Prerequisites: MEEN 363; MATH 308.
MEEN 617. Mechanical Vibrations. (3-0). Credit 3.
Linear theory of vibrations of finite number of degree of freedom systems via Lagrange equations. Engineering applications. Prerequisites: MEEN 364; MATH 308.
MEEN 626. Lubrication Theory. (3-0). Credit 3.
Development of Reynolds equation from Navier-Stokes equation for study of hydrodynamic lubrication theory as basis for bearing design; application to simple thrust and journal bearings and pads of various geometries; hydrostatic lubrication, floating ring bearing, compressible fluid (gas) lubrication, grease lubrication, dynamically loaded bearings, half speed whirl and stability. Prerequisites: MEEN 344 or equivalent; MATH 308.
MEEN 634. Dynamics and Modeling of Mechatronic Systems. (3-0). Credit 3.
Mechatronic interactions in lumped-parameter and continuum systems. Review of integral and differential electromagnetic laws, including motions. Lumped elements and dynamic equations of motion. Linear and non-linear actuators and transducers. Field transformation and moving media. Electromagnetic force densities and stress tensors. Prerequisites: MEEN 364, MATH 308, MEEN 357.
MEEN 639. Dynamics of Rotating Machinery. (3-0). Credit 3.
Dynamic stability, critical speeds and unbalanced response of rotor-bearing systems; special problems encountered in modern applications operating through and above critical speeds. Prerequisite: MEEN 459 or 613.
MEEN 641. Quantitative Feedback Theory. (3-0). Credit 3.
Benefits of feedback and cost of feedback; understanding extent to which available design theories meet realistic design constraints; treating the synthesis problem from a quantitative viewpoint; quantitative feedback theory as an effective tool for realistic feedback design problems for multivariable systems having both minimum and non-minimum phase zeros. Prerequisite: MEEN 651 or equivalent.
MEEN 649. Nonlinear Vibrations. (3-0). Credit 3.
Exact and approximate solutions to nonlinear differential equations in mechanical vibrations; application of classical methods in nonlinear analysis such as the Method of Perturbations and Variation of Parameters; virtual Work Technique and the Modified Galerkin Method; applications to selected nonlinear problems. Prerequisites: Course in differential equations; graduate classification.
MEEN 651. Control System Design. (3-0). Credit 3.
Frequency domain design of SISO systems for performance and sensitivity reduction; applications of Kalman filter and LQG/LTR techniques; design of sample-data systems; active control of vibration in distributed parameter systems; describing function and relay controls; application of control principles to engineering design. Prerequisite: MEEN 411.
MEEN 652. Multivariable Control System Design. (3-0). Credit 3.
Advanced issues relevant to the design of multivariable control systems using hybrid (time and frequency domain) design methodologies; design using the LQG/LTR method and advanced practical applications using various robust control system design techniques. Prerequisite: MEEN 651 or ECEN 605. Cross-listed with NUEN 619.
MEEN 655. Design of Nonlinear Control Systems. (3-0). Credit 3.
To enable the students to design controllers for nonlinear and uncertain systems; and apply their designs to mechanical systems. Prerequisites: Graduate classification, MEEN 651 or equivalent.
MEEN 659. Vibration Measurement in Rotating Machinery and Machine Structures. (3-0). Credit 3.
Transducers, instruments, measurement techniques, data acquisition methods, data reduction methods for modal analysis, applications to rotating machines, turbomachinery rotordynamics, bearings, gears and machine foundations. Prerequisites: MEEN 459, 617 or 639; graduate classification.
MEEN 667. Mechatronics. (3-0). Credit 3.
Mechatronics; logic circuits in mechanical systems; electrical-mechanical interfacing; analysis and applications of computerized machinery. Prerequisite: Graduate classification in engineering.
MEEN 668. Rotordynamics. (3-0). Credit 3.
This course teaches the phenomena which occur in rotordynamics of turbomachinery, modeling techniques for turbomachines, and analysis techniques for rotordynamics analysis of real machines. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.
MEEN 674. Modern Control. (3-0). Credit 3.
Vector Norms, Induced Operator Norm; Lp stability; the small gain theorem; performance/robustness tradeoffs; l1 and H00 optimal control as operator norm minimization; H2 optimal control. Prerequisite: ECEN 605 or equivalent. Cross-listed with ECEN 608.
MEEN 675. Adaptive Control. (3-0). Credit 3.
Basic principles of parameter identification and parameter adaptive control; robustness and examples of instability; development of a unified approach to the design of robust adaptive schemes. Prerequisite: ECEN 605 or equivalent. Cross-listed with ECEN 609.
MEEN 676. Fuzzy Logic and Intelligent Systems. (3-0). Credit 3.
Introduces the basics of fuzzy logic and its role in developing intelligent systems; topics include fuzzy set theory, fuzzy rule inference, fuzzy logic in control, fuzzy pattern recognition, neural fuzzy systems, and fuzzy model identification using genetic algorithms. Prerequisite: CSCE 625 or approval of instructor. Cross-listed with CSCE 639.
MEEN 615. Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics. (3-0). Credit 3.
Theories of thermodynamics and their application to more involved problems in engineering practice and design; equilibrium, Gibbs’ function, nonideal gases and various equations of state; second law analysis and statistical theory. Prerequisite: MEEN 421 or equivalent.
MEEN 619. Conduction and Radiation. (3-0). Credit 3.
Solutions of steady and transient problems with method of separation of variables, finite difference numerical methods, Duhamel’s Theorem, Green’s function, and Laplace transform, the phase change problems. View factors; radiative properties of surfaces and participating media, radiative exchange; gas radiation; and advanced solution methods for thermal radiation. Prerequisite: MEEN 461 or equivalent.
MEEN 621. Fluid Mechanics. (3-0). Credit 3.
Dynamics of two-dimensional incompressible and compressible fluids; viscous flow in laminar and turbulent layers, the Navier-Stokes equations and boundary layer theory. Prerequisite: MEEN 344 or equivalent.
MEEN 622. Advanced Fluid Mechanics. (3-0). Credit 3.
Laminar viscous flows; hydrodynamic stability; transition to turbulence; special topics include atomization, two-phase flows and non-linear theories. Prerequisites: MEEN 621 or equivalent; MATH 601 or equivalent.
MEEN 624. Two-Phase Flow and Heat Transfer. (3-0). Credit 3.
Current status of two-phase flow and heat transfer for application to design; basic one dimensional treatment of two-phase flows and the current state of the art in liquid-vapor phase change heat transfer. Prerequisite: Undergraduate courses in fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
MEEN 627. Heat Transfer-Conduction. (3-0). Credit 3.
Mathematical theory of steady-state and transient heat conduction; solution of the governing differential equations by analytical and numerical methods; applications to various geometric configurations. Prerequisites: MEEN 461; MATH 601 or registration therein.
MEEN 628. Heat Transfer-Convection. (3-0). Credit 3.
Mathematical theory of convection energy transport; applications to the design of heat-transfer apparatus. Prerequisites: MEEN 461; MATH 601 or registration therein.
MEEN 629. Heat Transfer-Radiation. (3-0). Credit 3.
Mathematical theory of thermal radiation with design applications; ideal and nonideal radiating surfaces, heat transfer in enclosures, solar radiation; analytical, numerical and analogical methods stressed in problem solving. Prerequisites: MEEN 461; MATH 601 or registration therein.
MEEN 630. Intermediate Heat Transfer. (3-0). Credit 3.
Application of basic laws to the analysis of heat and mass transfer; exact and approximate solutions to conduction, convection and radiation problems; current status of single and two-phase heat transfer for application to design. Prerequisites: Undergraduate courses in fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
MEEN 631. Microscale Thermodynamics. (3-0). Credit 3.
An understanding of thermodynamics and transport properties from a microscopic viewpoint; principles of quantum mechanics; atomic and molecular contribution to thermodynamic properties; kinetic theory and transport properties. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.
MEEN 633. Combustion Science and Engineering. (3-0). Credit 3.
Fuels and combustion, mass transfer, transport properties, conservation laws, droplet, particle and slurry combustion, sprays, combustion in flow systems flammability, ignition, extinction, flame stability, laminar and detonation waves, premixed flames, application to burners—residential, utility and transportation, fluidized bed combustors, and fire and flame spread of modern building materials. Prerequisites: MEEN 421, 344, 461 or equivalents.
MEEN 636. Turbulence: Theory and Engineering Applications. (3-0). Credit 3.
Characteristics, concepts, and relationships of detailed turbulent flow analysis and measurement; turbulence origin, energy production, cascade and dissipation; correlation functions, spectra and length scales; closure modeling of the Reynolds-averaged governing equations. Prerequisites: MEEN 621.
MEEN 637. Turbulence Measurement and Analysis. (3-0). Credit 3.
Instrumentation and measurement techniques used in turbulent flow field analysis with emphasis on understanding the characteristics of the turbulence. Pressure probes, hot-wire/hot-film anemometry, laser anemometry, spectral and temporal analysis techniques, conditional sampling and computer applications. Prerequisite: MEEN 344.
MEEN 642. Gas Turbine Heat Transfer and Cooling Technology. (3-0). Credit 3.
Focus on the range of gas turbine heat transfer issues and associated cooling technologies. Fundamentals, turbine heat transfer, turbine film cooling, turbine internal cooling with rotation, experimental methods, numerical modeling and final remarks. Provide students with solid background for research and design in turbomachinery heat transfer. Prerequisites: MEEN 344, 461, and graduate standing.
MEEN 643. Experimental Methods in Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics. (3-0). Credit 3.
Experimental methods including experiment planning and design, mechanics of measurements, error and uncertainty analysis, standards and calibration, temperature measurement, interferometry, flow rate measurement, hot wire anemometry, subsonic and supersonic flow visualization and data analysis; selected experiments conducted. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.
MEEN 644. Numerical Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow. (3-0). Credit 3.
Convection-diffusion, up-wind, exponential, exact solution, power law schemes, false diffusion; staggered grid concept; development of simple and simpler algorithms; periodically developed flows. Prerequisites: MEEN 357 and 461; NUEN 430 or equivalent. Cross-listed with NUEN 644.
MEEN 646. Aerothermodynamics of Turbomachines. (3-0). Credit 3.
Fluid mechanics and thermodynamics as applied to the design of rotating systems; development of turbomachinery equations; detailed aerodynamic design of compressors and turbines. Prerequisites: MEEN 414 and 472; MATH 601 or approval of instructor.
MEEN 662. Energy Management in Industry. (3-0). Credit 3.
Energy systems and components frequently encountered in industrial environments; application of basic principles of thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics and electrical machinery to the analysis and design of industrial system components and systems. Improved energy utilization. Prerequisites: MEEN 421 and 461 or approval of instructor.
MEEN 663. Cogeneration Systems. (3-0). Credit 3.
Design and analysis of cogeneration systems; selection of prime mover-steam turbine, gas turbine, or reciprocating engine; environmental assessments; economic and financial evaluations; legal and institutional considerations; case studies. Prerequisite: MEEN 421 or equivalent.
MEEN 664. Energy Management in Commercial Buildings. (3-0). Credit 3.
Basic heating, ventilating and air conditioning system design/selection criteria for air conditioning and heat system and design/selection of central plant components and equipment. Prerequisites: MEEN 421 and 461 or approval of instructor.
MEEN 665. Application of Energy Management. (3-0). Credit 3.
Continuation of MEEN 662 and 664; case studies by students of energy conservation opportunities using energy audits and building load computer simulation. Prerequisites: MEEN 662 and 664 or approval of instructor.
MEEN 677. Aerosol Science. (3-0). Credit 3.
Multidisciplinary survey of methods for describing aerosol particles and systems: gas kinetics and transport theory, formation and growth thermodynamics, electrical properties, coagulation, light scattering; selected topics from current literature. Prerequisite: Graduate classification in engineering or approval of instructor. Cross-listed with NUEN 677.
MEEN 678. Aerosol Mechanics. (3-0). Credit 3.
Provides the basis for understanding and modeling aerosol behavior; mechanical, fluid dynamical, electrical, optical and molecular effects are considered; applications include sprays and atomization, aerosol collection, aerosol sampling and visibility. Prerequisite: Graduate classification in engineering or approval of instructor.
MEEN 679. Spectral Methods in Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow. (3-0). Credit 3.
Introduces theoretical and applications aspects of spectral and multi-domain spectral methods for computational heat transfer and fluid flow problems. Prerequisites: MEEN 357, 344, 461; graduate classification.
MEEN 680. Optical Techniques for Engineers. (3-0). Credit 3.
The course will discuss basic optical theories and their practical applications with an emphasis on flow visualization for thermal and fluid engineering. The course will also discuss the operating principles and applications of at least seven different optical diagnostic instruments. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
MEEN 653. Scientific Writing. (3-0). Credit 3.
Topics covered include origin and development of scientific writing, research methods, outlines, paper organization, journal selection, strategies to build a productive personal writing culture, effective communication, critical reviews and submission. Each student prepares an original manuscript for submission to a peer-reviewed journal by the end of the semester. Prerequisites: Graduate classification and approval of instructor.
MEEN 681. Seminar. (0-1). Credit 1.
Current research in a wide range of fields described by guest lecturers who are prominent in their fields. Discussion period at the end of each lecture will permit the students to learn more about the lecturer and his/her work. Prerequisite: Graduate classification in mechanical engineering.
MEEN 684. Professional Internship. Credit 1 or more each semester.
Supervised work in an area closely related to the specialized field of study undertaken by a Master of Engineering candidate. Prerequisite: Admission to a specialized Master of Engineering program in mechanical engineering.
MEEN 685. Directed Studies. Credit 1 to 12.
Content will be adapted to interest and needs of group enrolled.
MEEN 689. Special Topics in… Credit 1 to 4.
Special topics in an identified area of mechanical engineering. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.
MEEN 691. Research. Credit 1 or more each semester.
Methods and practice in mechanical engineering research for thesis or dissertation.
MEEN 692. Professional Study. Credit 1 to 9.
Approved professional study or project; may be taken more than once, but not to exceed 6 hours of credit toward a degree. Must be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.