Mechanical Engineering (MEEN)

MEEN 5301  Advanced Probs in Mech Eng  1-4 SCH  (1-4)  

Individual or group research on advanced problems conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. Maximum credit 8 semester hours.

MEEN 5303  Advanced Topics in Mech Eng  1-3 SCH  (1-3)  

One or more advanced topics. May be repeated when topic changes.

MEEN 5305  Graduate Research Project  3 SCH  (3)  

Designed for project option students and requires completion of research project. Prerequisite: departmental approval. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours.

MEEN 5306  Thesis  3 SCH  (3)  

Designed for thesis option students. The course requires completion of thesis research. Prerequisite: departmental approval. May be repeated for maximum of 6 semester hours.

MEEN 5313  Numerical Methods in Mech Engi  3 SCH  (3)  

Numerical methods for advanced analysis and design applications in Mechanical Engineering. Prerequisite: MATH 5372. (Credit may not be obtained in both MEEN 5313 and CEEN 5313.)

MEEN 5314  Finite Element Methods in Engi  3 SCH  (3)  

Principles and applications of the Finite Element Method: energy based variational principle methods, the principles of virtual work, weighted residual methods. Emphasis on structural and nonstructural elements and applications. Prerequisite: CSEN 2304 or equivalent.

MEEN 5318  Advanced Dynamics  3 SCH  (3)  

Equations of motion in three dimensions. Derivation and application of Lagrange's equations. Vibrations of mechanical systems. Orbital mechanics. Prerequisite: MEEN 3355.

MEEN 5320  Theory of Elasticity  3 SCH  (3)  

Discussion of the concept of stress, strain, deformations, strain compatibility and constitutive relations; formulation and solution of extension, bending, torsion and two-dimensional elasticity problems. (Credit may not be obtained in both MEEN 5320 and CEEN 5310.)

MEEN 5321  Advanced Fluid Mechanics  3 SCH  (3)  

Equations of fluid mechanics: equations of continuity, motion, Navier-Stokes, energy and Bernoulli. Incompressible, laminar, turbulent and compressible flows.

MEEN 5322  Turbulent Flow  3 SCH  (3)  

Stationary random functions. Correlation tensors. Wave number Space. Mechanics of turbulence. Energy spectrum. Dissipation and energy cascade. Turbulence measurements. Isotropic turbulence. Turbulent transport processes. Mixing and free turbulence. Wall-constrained turbulence.

MEEN 5325  Compu Integrated Manuf Syst  3 SCH  (3)  

Advanced systems concept of Computer Integrated Manufacturing System, definition of manufacturing and its various levels, planning and control of product movement through the production system, successful use of Automation, Robotics, Just-In-Time Manufacturing and Knowledge Based Systems. Prerequisite: MEEN 5303.

MEEN 5326  Control Systems Engineering  3 SCH  (3)  

Analysis and design of controlled, dynamic, linear mechanical, electric, fluid and/or thermal systems; introduction to concepts of stability, controllability, observability and to discrete time, sampled data control systems, optimal control systems and nonlinear control theory. Prerequisite: MEEN 5328.

MEEN 5328  Dynamic Systems Engineering  3 SCH  (3)  

Analysis of dynamic-mechanical, electric, fluid and thermal system elements; modeling, analysis and design of physical, dynamic systems composed of these elements.

MEEN 5330  Continuum Mechanics  3 SCH  (3)  

Presentation of the fundamental laws of physics as applicable to a continuous medium in a unified viewpoint. Material is discussed in terms of Cartesian tensors. Topics covered include: vectors and indicial notation of tensors, tensor operations, stress, strain and deformation of continuous media in Eulerian and Lagrangian descriptions. Applications to solid mechanics, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics are explored.

MEEN 5331  Advance Materials Science  3 SCH  (3)  

Formation of metallic materials, polymers and composite materials, both applications and properties including chemical resistance and mechanical properties such as elasticity, creep and fracture. Prerequisite: MEEN 3344.

MEEN 5335  Advnd Robotics and Automation  3 SCH  (3)  

Analysis of methods of design and operation of robots and robotic systems. Kinematics and dynamics of manipulators, trajectory planning and motion control, sensing and vision, discussion of command languages and planning of job assignments.

MEEN 5337  Engin Analysis in Applied Mech  3 SCH  (3)  

Simultaneous Equations - Equilibrium, Eigenvalues and Eignevectors; Extreme Values of Functions; Calculus of Variations; Extremum Principles of Thermodynamics; Stationarity and Extremum Principles of Solid Mechanics; Equations of Motion and the Stationarity Principles of Lagrange and Hamilton. Prerequisites: graduate standing and approval of instructor.

MEEN 5339  Comp Aided Geometric Design  3 SCH  (3)  

Introduction of affine maps, barycentric coordinates, piecewise linear interpolation, tessellation and triangulation. Bezier and B-Spline curves and surfaces. Techniques for constructing curves, surfaces and solids.

MEEN 5345  Cond and Convection Heat Trans  3 SCH  (3)  

Theory of steady-state and transient heat conduction and theory of convective transport combined with boundary layer theory. Prerequisite: MEEN 3348.

MEEN 5347  Advanced Thermodynamics  3 SCH  (3)  

The equations of state for various systems are given extensive treatment. Prerequisite: MEEN 3347.

MEEN 5348  Auto. Sys. and Ind. Controls  3 SCH  (3)  

Industrial Control Systems, Hardware Components of Automation and Process Controls, Instrument Calibration, Programmable Logic Controllers, PLC interfacing, Computer Numerical Control, Automated Machine Systems, Industrial Networking.

MEEN 5349  Mechanical Vibrations  3 SCH  (3)  

Free and Forced Vibration of Single/Multi Degree of Freedom Systems, Harmonic Excitation, Vibration of Continuous Systems, Vibration Control, Nonlinear and Random Vibrations.