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MEC E200 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Course Page

Description: Introduction to the profession of mechanical engineering with special emphasis of industries in Alberta, including coverage of elements of ethics, equity, concepts of sustainable development and environmental stewardship, public and worker safety and health considerations including the context of the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act. Selected guest speakers on design problems in mechanical engineering. Communication skills including written and oral presentations.

MEC E200A Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Course Page

Description: Introduction to the profession of mechanical engineering with special emphasis of industries in Alberta, including coverage of elements of ethics, equity, concepts of sustainable development and environmental stewardship, public and worker safety and health considerations including the context of the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act. Selected guest speakers on design problems in mechanical engineering. Communication skills including written and oral presentations.

MEC E200B Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Course Page

Description: Introduction to the profession of mechanical engineering with special emphasis of industries in Alberta, including coverage of elements of ethics, equity, concepts of sustainable development and environmental stewardship, public and worker safety and health considerations including the context of the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act. Selected guest speakers on design problems in mechanical engineering. Communication skills including written and oral presentations.

MEC E230 Introduction to Thermo-Fluid Sciences Course Page

Description: Introduction to modes of heat transfer. One dimensional heat conduction. Heat transfer from surfaces. Introduction to fluid mechanics. Fluid properties. Fluid statics. Use of control volumes. Internal flows. Prerequisites: MATH 101, EN PH 131.

MEC E230A Introduction to Thermo-Fluid Sciences Course Page

Description: Introduction to modes of heat transfer. One dimensional heat conduction. Heat transfer from surfaces. Introduction to fluid mechanics. Fluid properties. Fluid statics. Use of control volumes. Internal flows. Prerequisites: MATH 101, EN PH 131.

MEC E230B Introduction to Thermo-Fluid Sciences Course Page

Description: Introduction to modes of heat transfer. One dimensional heat conduction. Heat transfer from surfaces. Introduction to fluid mechanics. Fluid properties. Fluid statics. Use of control volumes. Internal flows. Prerequisites: MATH 101, EN PH 131.

MEC E250 Engineering Mechanics II Course Page

Description: Moments of inertia. Kinematics and kinetics of rigid body motion, energy and momentum methods, impact, mechanical vibrations. Prerequisites: ENGG 130, EN PH 131 and MATH 101. There is a consolidated exam.

MEC E250A Engineering Mechanics II Course Page

Description: Moments of inertia. Kinematics and kinetics of rigid body motion, energy and momentum methods, impact, mechanical vibrations. Prerequisites: ENGG 130, EN PH 131 and MATH 101. There is a consolidated exam

MEC E250B Engineering Mechanics II Course Page

Description: Moments of inertia. Kinematics and kinetics of rigid body motion, energy and momentum methods, impact, mechanical vibrations. Prerequisites: ENGG 130, EN PH 131 and MATH 101. There is a consolidated exam.

MEC E260 Mechanical Design I Course Page

Description: Design morphology, analysis and design of components, mechanical design with electric motors, computer-aided design introduction, design project. Corequisite: MEC E 265 and CIV E 270.

MEC E260A Mechanical Design I Course Page

Description: Design morphology, analysis and design of components, mechanical design with electric motors, computer-aided design introduction, design project. Corequisite: MEC E 265 and CIV E 270.

MEC E260B Mechanical Design I Course Page

Description: Design morphology, analysis and design of components, mechanical design with electric motors, computer-aided design introduction, design project. Corequisite: MEC E 265 and CIV E 270.

MEC E265 Engineering Graphics and CAD Course Page

Description: Engineering drawing and sketching, conventional drafting, computer-aided drawing in 2D and 3D, solid modelling, and computer-aided design.

MEC E265A Engineering Graphics and CAD Course Page

Description: Engineering drawing and sketching, conventional drafting, computer-aided drawing in 2D and 3D, solid modelling, and computer-aided design.

MEC E265B Engineering Graphics and CAD Course Page

Description: Engineering drawing and sketching, conventional drafting, computer-aided drawing in 2D and 3D, solid modelling, and computer-aided design.

MEC E300 Mechanical Measurements Course Page

Description: Characterization and behavior of measuring systems. Statistics and analysis of measurement data; measurement techniques applied to fundamental mechanical engineering phenomena. Prerequisites: CIV E 270, ECE 209, STAT 235. Corequisite: MEC E 330 or MEC E 331.

MEC E300A Mechanical Measurements Course Page

Description: Characterization and behavior of measuring systems. Statistics and analysis of measurement data; measurement techniques applied to fundamental mechanical engineering phenomena. Prerequisites: CIV E 270, ECE 209, STAT 235. Corequisite: MEC E 330 or MEC E 331.

MEC E300B Mechanical Measurements Course Page

Description: Characterization and behavior of measuring systems. Statistics and analysis of measurement data; measurement techniques applied to fundamental mechanical engineering phenomena. Prerequisites: CIV E 270, ECE 209, STAT 235. Corequisite: MEC E 330 or MEC E 331.

MEC E301 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I Course Page

Description: Laboratory experiments in mechanical engineering measurement techniques, treatment of measurement data, introduction to engineering report writing. Corequisite: MEC E 300.

MEC E301A Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I Course Page

Description: Laboratory experiments in mechanical engineering measurement techniques, treatment of measurement data, introduction to engineering report writing. Corequisite: MEC E 300.

MEC E301B Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I Course Page

Description: Laboratory experiments in mechanical engineering measurement techniques, treatment of measurement data, introduction to engineering report writing. Corequisite: MEC E 300.

MEC E331 Fluid Mechanics I Course Page

Description: External flow, boundary layers, momentum theories, similitude, fluid metering, fluid friction, fluid friction in pipes, pipe networks. Prerequisites: MEC E 230, 250, MATH 209. Corequisite: CH E 243. Credit can only be granted for one of MEC E 330 or MEC E 331.

MEC E331A Fluid Mechanics I Course Page

Description: External flow, boundary layers, momentum theories, similitude, fluid metering, fluid friction, fluid friction in pipes, pipe networks. Prerequisites: MEC E 230, 250, MATH 209. Corequisite: CH E 243. Credit can only be granted for one of MEC E 330 or MEC E 331.

MEC E331B Fluid Mechanics I Course Page

Description: External flow, boundary layers, momentum theories, similitude, fluid metering, fluid friction, fluid friction in pipes, pipe networks. Prerequisites: MEC E 230, 250, MATH 209. Corequisite: CH E 243. Credit can only be granted for one of MEC E 330 or MEC E 331.

MEC E340 Applied Thermodynamics Course Page

Description: Review of thermodynamic principles. Applications to gas compressors, vapour and gas power cycles, heat pump cycles. Availability analysis. Psychrometrics. Combustion analysis. Prerequisite: CH E 243.

MEC E340A Applied Thermodynamics Course Page

Description: Review of thermodynamic principles. Applications to gas compressors, vapour and gas power cycles, heat pump cycles. Availability analysis. Psychrometrics. Combustion analysis. Prerequisite: CH E 243.

MEC E340B Applied Thermodynamics Course Page

Description: Review of thermodynamic principles. Applications to gas compressors, vapour and gas power cycles, heat pump cycles. Availability analysis. Psychrometrics. Combustion analysis. Prerequisite: CH E 243.

MEC E360 Mechanical Design II Course Page

Description: Design procedures, theories of failure, material selection, design for fatigue, creep and relaxation, selection of gears and bearings and application of computer-aided design software. Prerequisite: MEC E 260 and 265, MAT E 202 and CIV E 270. Corequisite: MEC E 362.

MEC E360A Mechanical Design II Course Page

Description: Design procedures, theories of failure, material selection, design for fatigue, creep and relaxation, selection of gears and bearings and application of computer-aided design software. Prerequisite: MEC E 260 and 265, MAT E 202 and CIV E 270. Corequisite: MEC E 362.

MEC E360B Mechanical Design II Course Page

Description: Design procedures, theories of failure, material selection, design for fatigue, creep and relaxation, selection of gears and bearings and application of computer-aided design software. Prerequisite: MEC E 260 and 265, MAT E 202 and CIV E 270. Corequisite: MEC E 362.

MEC E362 Mechanics of Machines Course Page

Description: Velocities and acceleration in plane mechanisms, balancing of rotating and reciprocating machinery, gears and gear trains. Prerequisite: MEC E 250.

MEC E362A Mechanics of Machines Course Page

Description: Velocities and acceleration in plane mechanisms, balancing of rotating and reciprocating machinery, gears and gear trains. Prerequisite: MEC E 250.

MEC E362B Mechanics of Machines Course Page

Description: Velocities and acceleration in plane mechanisms, balancing of rotating and reciprocating machinery, gears and gear trains. Prerequisite: MEC E 250.

MEC E364 Manufacturing Processes Course Page

Description: Primary manufacturing processes including casting, forming, machining, powdered metallurgy and surface technology, interactions between design, materials (metals, polymers, ceramics, composites) and processes, selected field trips and laboratory activities. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar. Prerequisite: MEC E 260.

MEC E364A Manufacturing Processes Course Page

Description: Primary manufacturing processes including casting, forming, machining, powdered metallurgy and surface technology, interactions between design, materials (metals, polymers, ceramics, composites) and processes, selected field trips and laboratory activities. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar. Prerequisite: MEC E 260.

MEC E364B Manufacturing Processes Course Page

Description: Primary manufacturing processes including casting, forming, machining, powdered metallurgy and surface technology, interactions between design, materials (metals, polymers, ceramics, composites) and processes, selected field trips and laboratory activities. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar. Prerequisite: MEC E 260.

MEC E371 Heat Transfer Course Page

Description: Mechanisms of heat transfer, steady and unsteady heat conduction, numerical analysis, thermal radiation, free and forced convection, heat exchanger analysis and heat transfer with change of phase and mass transfer. Prerequisites: MEC E 230, CH E 243. Corequisites: MATH 300 and MEC E 331. Credit can only be granted for one of MEC E 370 or MEC E 371.

MEC E371A Heat Transfer Course Page

Description: Mechanisms of heat transfer, steady and unsteady heat conduction, numerical analysis, thermal radiation, free and forced convection, heat exchanger analysis and heat transfer with change of phase and mass transfer. Prerequisites: MEC E 230, CH E 243. Corequisites: MATH 300 and MEC E 331. Credit can only be granted for one of MEC E 370 or MEC E 371.

MEC E371B Heat Transfer Course Page

Description: Mechanisms of heat transfer, steady and unsteady heat conduction, numerical analysis, thermal radiation, free and forced convection, heat exchanger analysis and heat transfer with change of phase and mass transfer. Prerequisites: MEC E 230, CH E 243. Corequisites: MATH 300 and MEC E 331. Credit can only be granted for one of MEC E 370 or MEC E 371.

MEC E380 Advanced Strength of Materials I Course Page

Description: Stress, strain, stress-strain relation, time-independent and time-dependent behavior, virtual work and energy theorems, deformations, indeterminate systems, matrix methods. Prerequisite: MEC E 260 and CIV E 270.

MEC E380A Advanced Strength of Materials I Course Page

Description: Stress, strain, stress-strain relation, time-independent and time-dependent behavior, virtual work and energy theorems, deformations, indeterminate systems, matrix methods. Prerequisite: MEC E 260 and CIV E 270.

MEC E380B Advanced Strength of Materials I Course Page

Description: Stress, strain, stress-strain relation, time-independent and time-dependent behavior, virtual work and energy theorems, deformations, indeterminate systems, matrix methods. Prerequisite: MEC E 260 and CIV E 270.

MEC E390 Numerical Methods of Mechanical Engineers Course Page

Description: Application of numerical methods to mechanical engineering problems; topics include sources and definitions of error, root finding, solutions of linear and non-linear systems of equations, regression, interpolaton, numerical integration and differentiation, solution of initial value and boundary value ordinary differential equations. Applications include dynamics, solid mechanics, heat transfer and fluid flow. Prerequisites: MATH 102 and 201.

MEC E390A Numerical Methods of Mechanical Engineers Course Page

Description: Application of numerical methods to mechanical engineering problems; topics include sources and definitions of error, root finding, solutions of linear and non-linear systems of equations, regression, interpolaton, numerical integration and differentiation, solution of initial value and boundary value ordinary differential equations. Applications include dynamics, solid mechanics, heat transfer and fluid flow. Prerequisites: MATH 102 and 201.

MEC E390B Numerical Methods of Mechanical Engineers Course Page

Description: Application of numerical methods to mechanical engineering problems; topics include sources and definitions of error, root finding, solutions of linear and non-linear systems of equations, regression, interpolaton, numerical integration and differentiation, solution of initial value and boundary value ordinary differential equations. Applications include dynamics, solid mechanics, heat transfer and fluid flow. Prerequisites: MATH 102 and 201.

MEC E403 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory II Course Page

Description: Selected laboratory experiments in applied mechanics and thermosciences. Prerequisites: MEC E 300, 301, 340 and 360.

MEC E403A Mechanical Engineering Laboratory II Course Page

Description: Selected laboratory experiments in applied mechanics and thermosciences. Prerequisites: MEC E 300, 301, 340 and 360.

MEC E403B Mechanical Engineering Laboratory II Course Page

Description: Selected laboratory experiments in applied mechanics and thermosciences. Prerequisites: MEC E 300, 301, 340 and 360.

MEC E409 Experimental Design Project I Course Page

Description: Selected group projects in experimental measurement and mechanical design. Two to four person groups develop planning, design, testing and report writing skills on projects in applied mechanics, thermosciences and engineering management. Prerequisites: MEC E 301 and ENG M 310 or 401.

MEC E415 Busting Myths with Analysis Course Page

Description: Engineering analysis is used to examine the veracity of commonly held science and technology myths. Prerequisites: MEC E 330 or 331, 340, 370 or 371, 380, 390, MATH 300.

MEC E420 Feedback Control Design of Dynamic Systems Course Page

Description: Design of linear feedback control systems for command-following error, stability, and dynamic response specifications. PID, Root-locus, frequency response and design techniques. An introduction to structural design limitations. Examples emphasizing Mechanical Engineering systems. Some use of computer aided design with MATLAB/Simulink. Controls Lab - control of mechanical systems. Prerequisites: MEC E 390. Credit can only be granted for one of MEC E 420, ECE 362, CH E 448.

MEC E430 Fluid Mechanics II Course Page

Description: Navier-Stokes equations, introductory computational fluid dynamics, boundary layers, compressible fluid flow (variable area ducts, normal and oblique shock waves, Prantdl-Meyer expansions, adiabatic and isothermal pipe flow), two phase flow. Prerequisite: MEC E 330 or 331.

MEC E439 Principles of Turbomachines Course Page

Description: Use of turbomachines in ground based and flight applications, thermodynamic cycles for gas turbines and cogeneration, performance predictions of propellers, compressors and turbines, air-breathing combustion and emissions. Prerequisites: MEC E 330 or 331, 340, 370 or 371, and 430.

MEC E443 Energy Conversion Course Page

Description: Sources, flow and overall efficiency of use of various energy forms in society, thermodynamic analysis of energy conversion devices such as thermoelectric and magnetohydrodynamic generators, solar and fuel cells, energy from fission and fusion reactors. Prerequisite: MEC E 340.

MEC E451 Vibrations and Sound Course Page

Description: Free and forced vibration of single degree of freedom systems with and without damping, vibration isolation, free vibration of multi degrees of freedom systems, vibration absorption, beam vibrations, sound waves, sound sources, subjective aspects of noise. Prerequisites: MEC E 250 and MATH 300.

MEC E451A Vibrations and Sound Course Page

Description: Free and forced vibration of single degree of freedom systems with and without damping, vibration isolation, free vibration of multi degrees of freedom systems, vibration absorption, beam vibrations, sound waves, sound sources, subjective aspects of noise. Prerequisites: MEC E 250 and MATH 300.

MEC E451B Vibrations and Sound Course Page

Description: Free and forced vibration of single degree of freedom systems with and without damping, vibration isolation, free vibration of multi degrees of freedom systems, vibration absorption, beam vibrations, sound waves, sound sources, subjective aspects of noise. Prerequisites: MEC E 250 and MATH 300.

MEC E460 Design Project Course Page

Description: Feasibility study and detailed design of a project which requires students to exercise creative ability, to make assumptions and decisions based on synthesis of technical knowledge, and in general, devise new designs, rather than analyse existing ones. Prerequisites: MEC E 200, 330 or 331, 340, 360, 362, 370 or 371, 380. Corequisite: ENG M 310 (or ENG M 401).

MEC E460A Design Project Course Page

Description: Feasibility study and detailed design of a project which requires students to exercise creative ability, to make assumptions and decisions based on synthesis of technical knowledge, and in general, devise new designs, rather than analyse existing ones. Prerequisites: MEC E 200, 330 or 331, 340, 360, 362, 370 or 371, 380. Corequisite: ENG M 310 (or ENG M 401).

MEC E460B Design Project Course Page

Description: Feasibility study and detailed design of a project which requires students to exercise creative ability, to make assumptions and decisions based on synthesis of technical knowledge, and in general, devise new designs, rather than analyse existing ones. Prerequisites: MEC E 200, 330 or 331, 340, 360, 362, 370 or 371, 380. Corequisite: ENG M 310 (or ENG M 401).

MEC E463 Thermo-Fluids Systems Design Course Page

Description: Design and optimization of thermo-fluid systems, heating and ventilating equipment and load calculations, system design, piping networks, heat exchanger analysis and design, computer-aided design projects. Prerequisites: MEC E 330 or 331, 340, and 370 or 371.

MEC E464 Design for Manufacture Course Page

Description: Design of machine components for ease of manufacture. Application of measurement, inspection, and reverse engineering techniques. Preparation of working drawings for manufacturing. Introduction to machining operations, including hands-on machine shop practice. Evaluation of design performance. Sections offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students. Prerequisites: MEC E 260, 265, 300, and 301.

MEC E464A Design for Manufacture Course Page

Description: Design of machine components for ease of manufacture. Application of measurement, inspection, and reverse engineering techniques. Preparation of working drawings for manufacturing. Introduction to machining operations, including hands-on machine shop practice. Evaluation of design performance. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar. Prerequisites: MEC E 260, 265, 300, and 301.

MEC E464B Design for Manufacture Course Page

Description: Design of machine components for ease of manufacture. Application of measurement, inspection, and reverse engineering techniques. Preparation of working drawings for manufacturing. Introduction to machining operations, including hands-on machine shop practice. Evaluation of design performance. Sections offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students. Prerequisites: MEC E 260, 265, 300, and 301.

MEC E466 Building Systems Design Course Page

Description: Design and analysis of building systems for maintaining the indoor environment. Design of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems through load calculations, equipment selection and specification. Prerequisites: MEC E 340, 370 or 371.

MEC E467 Modelling and Simulation of Engineering Systems Course Page

Description: Modeling and analysis of systems and processes that include technological decision making. Formulation and solution methods for systems including associated resource requirements and other system inputs. Numerical methods for simulation. Projects will involve simulation software to support analysis and design of engineering systems and processes. Prerequisites: MEC E 250 and 390. Note that credit cannot be obtained in both MEC E 467 and ENG M 541.

MEC E468 Numerical Simulation in Mechanical Engineering Design Course Page

Description: Computer modelling in mechanical engineering. Simulation of mechanisms. Stress analysis and heat transfer using commercial software. Emphasis is on numerical model design including testing and verification methods, and the critical interpretation of the computed results. Credit cannot be obtained in both MEC E 468 and 568. Prerequisites: MEC E 265, 362, 370 or 371, 380, 390.

MEC E469 Experimental Design Project II Course Page

Description: Advanced project in experimental measurement and mechanical designs in applied mechanics, thermosciences and engineering management. Prerequisite: MEC E 409.

MEC E480 Advanced Strength of Materials II Course Page

Description: Special topics for beams, torsion, pressure vessels, plane stress and strain, stability, fracture mechanics. Prerequisites: MEC E 360, 380, MATH 300.

MEC E485 Biomechanical Modelling of Human Tissues and Systems Course Page

Description: Biomechanics; mechanical characterization of biological tissues using elastic and viscoelastic models. Rheology of blood and flow properties. Static and dynamic analyses of selected physiological systems. Application of biomaterials in external and internal prostheses. Prerequisites: BME 320 and 321; MEC E 300, 362, 380; and MEC E 330 or 331. Credit cannot be obtained in both MEC E 585 and 485.

MEC E494 Introduction to Research Course Page

Description: Introduction to methods of mechanical engineering research. Organizational seminars for the research project in the following term. Prerequisites: MEC E 330, 380, and consent of Department.

MEC E495 Research Project Course Page

Description: Mechanical Engineering undergraduate research project with a faculty member. Prerequisites: MEC E 494 and consent of Department.

MEC E537 Aerodynamics Course Page

Description: Boundary layer flow, vorticity, circulation and aerodynamic lift, wing theory, aeronautical applications. Prerequisite: MEC E 330 or 331.

MEC E539 Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics Course Page

Description: Model selection and simplification, grid generation and grid independence, transient and advection terms treatment, turbulence modeling, verification and validation, best practices. Hands-on experience with commercial CFD codes to demonstrate the application of: theory, proper setup and analysis. Prerequisites: MEC E 390, and 330 or equivalent.

MEC E539A Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics Course Page

Description: Model selection and simplification, grid generation and grid independence, transient and advection terms treatment, turbulence modeling, verification and validation, best practices. Hands-on experience with commercial CFD codes to demonstrate the application of: theory, proper setup and analysis. Prerequisites: MEC E 390, and 330 or equivalent.

MEC E539B Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics Course Page

Description: Model selection and simplification, grid generation and grid independence, transient and advection terms treatment, turbulence modeling, verification and validation, best practices. Hands-on experience with commercial CFD codes to demonstrate the application of: theory, proper setup and analysis. Prerequisites: MEC E 390, and 330 or equivalent.

MEC E541 Combustion Engines Course Page

Description: History of basic cycles, combustion theory including ignition flame propagation and engine knock, cycle analysis with deviations from ideal cycles and performance characteristics, fuels, design and operation of carburation and injection processes, exhaust emissions measurements. Identification of design parameters and their effect on emissions. Prerequisite: MEC E 340.

MEC E563 Finite Element Method for Mechanical Engineering Course Page

Description: Application of finite element methods to mechanical engineering problems; topics include direct stiffness methods, assembly, constraints, solution techniques, post-processing, element types and the Galkerin procedure. Applications include beam truss and frame analysis, plane strain and stress problems, heat transfer and dynamic analysis Prerequisites: MATH 300, MEC E 360, 390.

MEC E569 Mechanics and Design of Composite Materials Course Page

Description: Introduction to composite materials. Mechanical characterization and strength theories of a lamina. Micro-mechanical analysis of a lamina. Macro-mechanical analysis of laminates. Failure analysis and design of laminates. Prerequisite: MEC E 380.

MEC E606 Photonics Measurement Systems in Fluid Mechanics Course Page

Description: Fundamentals of optics and optoelectronics for applications in measurement systems used in fluid mechanics including PIV, PLIF, LDA, and particle sizing. Design and development of measurement systems. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

MEC E607 Optical-Mechanical Sensing Course Page

Description: Light propagation in media; thermal and mechanical perturbations to media and effects on light propagation; topics in photo-elasticity including the relationships between stress/strain and optical properties, birefringence and polarization; waveguides and common structures in opto-mechanical sensing systems including waveguide interferometers, intensity modulators, Bragg structures; strain-optic models used in analyzing micro-optical mechanical systems. Coverage of application areas: structural health monitoring, biomedical technologies, diagnostics.

MEC E615 Control Methods Applied to Partial Differential Equations Course Page

Description: Introduction to control methods applied to systems governed by partial differential equations. The focus will be on fluid and solid mechanics applications with boundary actuation.

MEC E620 Combustion Course Page

Description: Chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium and flame temperatures. Flame propagation and explosion theories. Detonations. Air pollution from combustion sources.

MEC E630 Fluid Dynamics Course Page

Description: Kinematics of fluid motion, fundamental fluid equations and concepts, laminar boundary layers, potential flow, stability and transition, introduction to turbulence.

MEC E632 Turbulent Fluid Dynamics Course Page

Description: Governing equations of turbulent flow. Statistical and phenomenological theories of turbulent transport of momentum, heat and mass in wall-bounded and free flows. Computational techniques, empirical data and applications. Prerequisite: MEC E 630 or equivalent or consent of Instructor.

MEC E633 Particle Engineering Course Page

Description: Microparticle terminology and definitions, synthesis of structured microparticles, analytical methods for micro- and nanoparticles, applications of particle engineering.

MEC E634 Aerosol Science and Technology Course Page

Description: Introduction to aerosol science. Particle size statistics. Particle motion: Stokes law, Brownian motion, and thermophoresis. Particle coagulation, condensation, evaporation, and nucleation. Particle electrical and optical properties. Aerosol measurement techniques.

MEC E635 Mechanics of Respiratory Drug Delivery Course Page

Description: Introduction to pharmaceutical aerosol delivery to the lung. Particle size distributions. Motion of a single aerosol particle in a fluid. Particle size changes due to evaporation or condensation. Fluid dynamics and particle deposition in the respiratory tract. Jet nebulizers. Dry powder inhalers. Metered dose propellant inhalers. Prerequisite: MEC E 330 or 331 or equivalent or consent of Instructor.

MEC E637 Colloidal Hydrodynamics Course Page

Description: Colloidal Systems; Colloidal Interactions; Hydrodynamics; Analysis of Complex Fluid flows; Thin Films; Flow in Porous Media; Microfluidics; Selected applications: Coagulation, flocculation and particle deposition; Sedimentation; Separation technologies such as deep bed filtration, membrane filtration, and chromatography; Microfluidic applications involving complex fluids; Colloid applications involving complex fluids; Colloid facilitated transport. Prerequisite/Corequisite; MEC E 430, 630, or approval of instructor.

MEC E639 Computational Fluid Dynamics Course Page

Description: Computational fluid dynamics methods for incompressible and compressible fluids. Model development, discretization methods, and topics on advanced coding, e.g., high performance computing, and parallelism, will be covered.

MEC E643 Renewable Energy Engineering and Sustainability Course Page

Description: Principles of renewable energy systems such as solar, wind, tidal, biomass, geothermal, and fuel cells. Environmental aspects of implementation of renewable energy e.g. hydro and nuclear energy sources. Energy conservation and conventional fossil fuel sources. New technologies and trends in renewable energy. Concept of sustainability and sustainable design for energy systems. Elementary economics of implementation of renewable energy sources and related policy and social issues. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

MEC E645 Transport and Kinetic Processes in Electrochemical Systems Course Page

Description: Introduction to the thermodynamics of electrochemical systems such as batteries and fuel cells. Analysis of the main physical process in electrochemical systems: electrode kinetics, mass transport, and charge transport. Introduction to fuel cells and fuel cell systems.

MEC E650 Analytical Dynamics Course Page

Description: Principle of virtual work; Lagrange's equations of motion for holonomic and non-holonomic systems; Hamilton's principle; application to gyroscopes, stabilizers, etc.

MEC E651 Advanced Robotics: Analysis and Control Course Page

Description: Introduction to advanced robotics including mobile robots, redundant manipulators, walking robots, aerial and marine autonomous vehicles. Kinematic and dynamic models for advanced robots. Linear and nonlinear control theory overview with applications to advanced robots.

MEC E653 Signal Processing of Time and Spectral Series Course Page

Description: Practical application of processing techniques to the measurement, filtering and analysis of mechanical system signals; topics include: signal classification, A/D conversion, spectral analysis, digital filtering and real-time signal processing.

MEC E656 Wave Propagation in Structures Course Page

Description: Introduction to advanced structures, dynamic elasticity equations and concepts, wave propagation in flexural structures, active control of wave propagation and vibration.

MEC E662 Introduction to Polymer Microfabrication Course Page

Description: Microfabrication technologies, MEMS and microfluidics using polymers and plastics, introduction to soft-lithography, choosing polymers for microfabricated products, functional polymers and composites, characterization and testing of microstructured polymers, packaging and bonding of polymers.

MEC E663 Theory and Applications of Finite Element Method Course Page

Description: Introduction of the basic theory and applications of the finite element method. Applications will focus on linear partial differential equations in solid mechanics, fluid mechanics and thermal science.

MEC E664 Advanced Design and Simulation of Micro and Nano Electromechanical Sensors (MEMS/NEMS) Course Page

Description: Advanced topics dealing with MEMS technologies, transduction mechanisms, and microfabricated sensors and actuators. Sensors for acceleration, rotation rate, pressure, and different micro actuators. MEMS in microfluidics and biomedical applications. Chemical, gas, and biosensors. Prerequisite: MEC E 563 and consent of Instructor. Not open to students with credit in MEC E 564.

MEC E668 Design of Experiments in Mechanical Engineering Course Page

Description: Introduction to Experimental Design, with particular emphasis on mechanical engineering. Randomized factorial and fractional factorial experiments. Fitting regression models and optimization. Applications to analytical and computer models.

MEC E669 Multifunctional Polymer-Based Composites Course Page

Description: Multifunctional Polymer-based Composites (MFPC) manufacturing processes, micro- and nanoscale characterization; Modeling strategies for MFPC properties (continuum, atomistic, multiscale); Characteristics and synergistic effects of MFPC with hard and soft inclusions; Modeling, characterization and properties of MFPC with electrically conductive fillers, for enhanced thermal conductivity, with magnetic properties, for EMF shielding/reflection, with increased diffusion barrier properties. Prerequisites: MEC E 563, 569 or consent of instructor.

MEC E671 Heat Conduction Course Page

Description: Formulation of the basic governing equations in rectangular, cylindrical and spherical coordinates. Consideration of linear and nonlinear problems. Topics include: conduction with energy generation, transpiration cooling, conduction in non-stationary systems, phase transformation, and heat transfer in living tissue. Exact analytic solutions. Application of the integral method and perturbation solutions. Prerequisites: MEC E 370 or 371 and MATH 300, or equivalent.

MEC E680 Continuum Mechanics Course Page

Description: Introduction to cartesian tensor algebra and calculus; analysis of finite deformation and kinematics of motion; transport theorems and balance laws; analysis of stress; continuum thermodynamics, constitutive equations and material symmetry with application to solids and fluids.

MEC E681 Elasticity Course Page

Description: Extension, torsion and flexure of beams; two-dimensional problems; complex variable methods; integral transform methods; variational methods.

MEC E682 Nanomechanics Course Page

Description: Surface forces, van der Waals forces, electrostatic forces, Poisson-Boltzmann equation, capillary forces, adhesion contact mechanics, surface energy, tip-surface interaction, adhesion of micro-cantilevers, microbeam arrays, carbon nanotubes, dissipation in MEMS/NEMS, fluid flow with slip, mechanical models for cells, biomembranes, cellular filaments, microtubules, molecular dynamics (MD) simulation. Prerequisite: MEC E 380 or consent of instructor.

MEC E683 Statistical Mechanics with Applications Course Page

Description: Review of classical mechanics and thermodynamics concepts; introduction to principles of statistical mechanics; concepts of ensembles and ensemble average; probability function and partition function in different ensembles; calculation of thermodynamic quantities from statistical mechanics; applications to polymer elasticity, cell mechanics, fracture mechanics and theories of electrolytic solutions; Monte-Carlo and Molecular Dynamics simulations in different ensembles. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

MEC E685 Macro Fracture Mechanics Course Page

Description: Basic concepts of linear and nonlinear fracture mechanics: linear and nonlinear stationary crack-tip stress, strain and displacement fields; energy balance and energy release rates; fracture resistance concepts-static and dynamic fracture toughness; criteria for crack growth; fracture control methodology and applications.

MEC E687 Introduction to Impact Dynamics of Materials Course Page

Description: Elastic waves, plastic waves, shock waves and stress wave propagation in solids. Low velocity impact on fibre composite materials and failure criteria. High velocity impact mechanisms and fracture criteria. Impact penetration mechanics. Dynamic deformation and fracture of materials. Prerequisite: MEC E 480 or consent of Instructor.

MEC E690 Analytical Techniques in Engineering Course Page

Description: Methods of applied mathematics with particular emphasis on the analysis of analytical models arising in engineering science. At least three topics will be covered from the following: well-posedness of mathematical models in engineering science; generalized functions with applications to the solution of initial and boundary value problems; complex variable analysis with applications to partial differential equations; asymptotic analysis; calculus of variations; integral equations with applications; introductory functional analysis with applications.

MEC E788 Advanced Topics in Solid Mechanics I Course Page
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MEC E900A Directed Research Project Course Page

Description: Detailed Engineering report in the student's major area of interest.

MEC E900B Directed Research Project Course Page

Description: Detailed Engineering report in the student's major area of interest.

MEC E910A Directed Research Project Course Page

Description: Detailed Engineering report in the student's major area of interest.

MEC E910B Directed Research Project Course Page

Description: Detailed Engineering Report in the student's major area of interest.