Revised: February 9, 2004
Required Course: ME 272 Mechanics of Materials
Prerequisite: ME 270
Catalog Description: Credit 4. Class 3. Lab 2.
Analysis of stress and strain; equations of equilibrium and compatibility; stress/strain laws; extension, torsion, and bending of bars; membrane theory of pressure vessels; elastic stability; selected topics. Laboratory experiments include testing of mechanical properties and failure analysis.
Prerequisite: ME 270 Basic Mechanics I
Corequisite: None
Textbook: F.P. Beer and E.R. Johnston, Jr., Mechanics of Materials, McGraw Hill, Sixth Edition, 2004.
Coordinator: Ramana Pidaparti
Goals: To teach students basic knowledge of the behavior of various elastic members under different type of loading. In the laboratory portion of the course, students perform basic experiments related to the theoretical part of this course.
Course Outcomes:
After completion of this course, the students should be able to:
Lecture Outcomes

Employ the strength of materials theory as a tool to approximately solve the complex stresses and deformations in members of structures and machine elements [a4]

Use the factor of safety in design of machine components and structures to compensate for the unforeseen factors and stress concentrations [a4]

Analyze tensile and compressive stresses and deformations in bars subject to axial loads [a4]

Analyze shear stresses and deformations in circular bars subject to torques [a4]

Analyze bending stresses and displacements in beams subject to transverse loads [a4]

Identify the instability of long bars under compressive forces, and thus use the theory of columns in design of structures and machine components [a4]

Employ theory of combined stresses to find maximum tensile, compressive, and shear stresses in an element and use theories of failure in design of machine components and structures [a4]

Use tensile and torsional test machines in lab experiments [b]

Employ the beam bending test, column buckling test machines in lab experiments [b]

Work in teams to perform lab experiments effectively, including data collection, analysis, interpretation and documentation of lab work in technical reports [b]
LaboratoryOutcomes

Measure the material hardness using Rockwell hardness test and apply the Hardness conversion table [b, k]

Measure the torquetwist relation and determine material constants (Young’s modulus & shear modulus) using the torsional test [b, k]

Measure the radius of curvature of a bent beam using the beam bending test [b, k]

Measure the critical loads of columns with various end conditions using column buckling test [b, k]

Measure the material properties (Young’s modulus, yield stress, ultimate stress, breaking stress) using the Tensile Test. [b, k]

Work in teams in conducting experiments effectively. [b]

Compile, analyze, interpret collected experiment data and prepare technical reports. [b]
Note: The letters within the brackets indicate the program outcomes of mechanical engineering.
Topics:

Stress and strain in axial loading, Hooke’s law, displacement, Poisson’s ratio, shear stress and shear strain, generalized stressstrain relationship, strain energy (6 periods)

Torsion of bars of solid or hollow circular crosssections, determination of shear stresses and angle of twist of such members and torsion of thinwalled hollow members (3 periods)

Pure bending of beams, flexure formula, section modulus, shearing stress in beams (3 periods)

Shear force and bending moment in beams, method of crosssections, method of differential relations between load, shear force, and bending moment (2 periods)

Analysis of plane stress and plane strain, principal stresses and strains, maximum shear stress, Mohr’s circle (3 periods)

Deflection of beams, method of differential equation, boundary conditions for various types of support, introduction to singularity functions and their applications in deflection of beams, moment area method (4 periods)

Buckling of columns, Euler formula for long columns, various supports, secant formula, short columns (3 periods)

Special topics: combined stresses, and either statically indeterminate members or pressure vessels (3 periods)

Exams (3 periods)
Laboratory Experiments:

Tensile Testing

Hardness Testing

Torsion of Circular Bars

Torsion of Prismatic Bars

Bending of Beams

Buckling of Columns
Computer Usage: Matlab and Excel for lab projects
Evaluation Methods: Homework assignments, quizzes, lab reports, two midterm exams, and one final exam.
Professional Component: Mechanical Sciences (Engineering Topics)
Prepared by: Ramana Pidaparti and Thomas Katona
Revised: January 9, 2004
Required Course: ME 274 Basic Mechanics II
Catalog Description: Credit 3. Class 3.
Kinematics of particles in rectilinear and curvilinear motion. Kinetics of particles, Newton's second law, energy, and momentum methods. Systems of particles, kinematics and plane motion of rigid bodies, forces and accelerations, energy and momentum methods. Kinetics, equations of motions, energy and momentum methods for rigid bodies in threedimensional motion. Application to projectiles, gyroscopes, machine elements, and other engineering systems.
Prerequisite: ME 270 Basic Mechanics I
Corequisite: MATH 262 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
Textbook: F.P. Beer and E. R. Johnston, Jr., and E.R. Eisenberg, Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Dynamics, Seventh Edition, McGraw Hill, 2004.
Coordinator: Jie Chen
Goals: To teach students the basic knowledge of kinematics and kinetics for a point mass, system of discrete masses and a rigid body.
Course Outcomes:
After completion of this course, the students should be able to:

Solve problems of kinematics of a single particle in rectilinear motion [a1]

Solve problems of kinematics of a single particle in a curvilinear motion [a1]

Solve problems involving kinetics of a single particle using Newton's equations of motion [a1]

Use the equations of motion to develop the relationship between the work of external forces and change of kinetic energy for a single particle [a1]

Use the method of momentum for solving certain problems involving kinetics of a single particle [a4, e]

Follow the development of general equations of motion for kinetics of a system of particles and their application for the particular case of rigid bodies [a4, e]

Solve problems involving kinematics of rigid bodies [a4, e]

Solve problems involving kinetics of a rigid body in plane motion [a4, e]

Use the energy method in plane motion for solving dynamic equations of motion [a4]

Follow the development of equations of motion in kinetics of three dimensional motion of a rigid body and some related introductory examples [a4, e]
Note: The letters within the brackets indicate the program outcomes of mechanical engineering.
Topics:

Kinematics of a particle: rectilinear and curvilinear motion, rectangular, path, and cylindrical coordinate systems (4 periods)

Kinetics of a single particle, use of various coordinate systems (2 periods)

Work and an energy, definition of potential energy for a conservative force system (2 periods)

Linear impulse and momentum for a single particle, angular impulse and momentum (2 periods)

Central force motion, direct and oblique impact (2 periods)

Kinetics of a system of particles, derivation of the fundamental equations (1 period)

Kinematics of rigid bodies, translation and rotation, relative and absolute references, general motion (3 periods)

Mass moment of inertia review (2 periods)

Plane kinetics of rigid bodies, formulation of the necessary equations, examples, and applications (3 periods)

Energy and momentum formulations for plane motion of rigid bodies (4 periods)

An introduction to kinetics of threedimensional motion of rigid bodies and applications (3 periods)

Exams (2 periods)
Evaluation Methods: Homework assignments, quizzes, two midterm exams, and one final exam.
Professional Component: Mechanical Sciences (Engineering Topics)
Prepared by: Jie Chen and Steve Laymon
Revised: February 9, 2004
Required Course: ME 310 Fluid Mechanics
Catalog Description: Credit 4. Class 3. Lab 2.
Continua, velocity fields, fluid statics, basic conservation laws for systems and control volumes, dimensional analysis. Euler and Bernoulli equations, viscous flows, boundary layers, flows in channels and around submerged bodies, and onedimensional gas dynamics.
Prerequisites: 1) ME 200 Thermodynamics I and 2) ME 274 Basic Mechanics II
Corequisite: None
Textbook: R. W. Fox and A. T. McDonald, Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 1992.
Coordinator: Andrew Hsu
Goals: To teach students the basic knowledge of fluid statics and fluid dynamics for cases of nonviscous and viscous fluids and for cases of incompressible as well as compressible flow.
Course Outcomes:
After completion of this course, the students should be able to:
Lecture Outcomes

Describe the scope of fluid mechanics [a4]

Determine pressure and forces in fluid statics [a2]

Develop and apply control volume forms of basic equations [a4]

Use integral control volume formulations to solve mass conservation and dynamic problems [e, a4]

Develop and apply differential forms of basic equations [a4]

Apply differential governing equations to simple flow problems [e, a4]

Derive the Bernoulli equation from the differential equations [a4]

Apply viscous incompressible flow equations to internal flows [a4]

Apply the viscous incompressible flows equations to external flow [a4]

Apply equations of onedimensional compressible flows [a4]

Apply knowledge to measure static pressure, fluid forces, pipe flow head losses in the laboratory and apply the Bernoulli equation and control volume concepts to analyze data. [b]

Write laboratory reports to document experiments and analyses [b]
LaboratoryOutcomes

Measure static pressure in fluid flows [b]

Measure hydrostatic fluid forces and verify experimental results with theory [b, a4]

Measure head losses in pipe flows and apply the Bernoulli equation and control volume concepts to analyze data [b, a4]

Work in teams and write individual laboratory reports to document experiments and analyses [b]
Note: The letters within the brackets indicate the program outcomes of mechanical engineering.
Topics:

Fundamental concepts  continuum model, characteristics of fluids (2 periods)

Fluid statics  hydrostatic pressure, forces on submerged surfaces (3 periods)

Flow fields and fundamental laws systems and control volumes, conservation of mass, momentum equation and the first law of thermodynamics (4 periods)

Differential analysis of fluid flow, incompressible inviscid flow (4 periods)

Dimensional analysis and similitude (2 periods)

Flow in conduits and pipes  fully developed flow in pipes, minor losses, pipeline problems (7 periods)

Boundary layers and flow over objects (4 periods)

Introduction to compressible flow  speed of sound, stagnation properties (2 periods)

Steady state, onedimensional compressible flow  basic equations for isentropic flow, adiabatic flow with friction (2 periods)
Lab Experiments:

Hydrostatic Force and Center Pressure

Jet Reaction

Friction Factor of the House

Pipe Flow from Open Tank

Wind Tunnel

Pressure Losses

The Fluid Circuit System

Falling Sphere Viscometer Experiment

Water Tunnel, Delta Wing Effects

Orifice and Jet Apparatus
Computer Usage: Matlab and Excel in lab projects
Evaluation Methods: Homework assignments, quizzes, lab reports, two midterm exams, and one final exam.
Professional Component: ThermalFluid Sciences (Engineering Topics)
Prepared by: Andrew Hsu
Revised: February 11, 2004
Required Course: ME 314 Heat and Mass Transfer
Catalog Description: Credit 4. Class 3. Lab 2.
Fundamental principles of heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation; mass transfer by diffusion and convection. Application to engineering situations.
Prerequisite: ME 310 Fluid Mechanics
Corequisite: None
Textbook: F.P. Incropera and D.P. DeWitt, Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer, John Wiley & Sons, Fourth Edition, 1996.
Coordinator: Razi Nalim
Goals: To teach students a basic understanding of the laws of heat and mass transfer and to provide the opportunity to apply these laws to simple engineering situations.
Course Outcomes:
After completion of this course, the students should be able to:
Lecture Outcomes

Explain the physical origins of heat and mass transfer, identify important modes of heat transfer in a given situation, and make appropriate assumptions [a1, a4]

Calculate heat transfer rate and temperature distribution in steadystate onedimensional heat conduction problems [a4, e]

Sketch temperature profiles in onedimensional heat transfer, showing the qualitative influence of energy generation, nonplanar geometry, or time dependence [a4]

Calculate the rate of steady heat transfer in fins, and unsteady heat transfer in lumpedcapacitance and semiinfinite solid problems [a4, e]

Calculate the rate of mass diffusion in onedimensional problems, with or without bulk motion effects [a4, e]

Explain the terms in the governing equations for convective heat and mass transfer [a4]

Estimate convective transfer rates on the basis of geometric and dynamic similarity, and analogy between different convective transport processes [a4, e]

Calculate heat and mass transfer rates in external and internal flows, including flat plates, cylinders, pipes, heat exchangers, and free convection at vertical surfaces [a4,e]

Explain how radiation can be described based on its wavelength, source, and direction, and explain the basic concepts of blackbody radiation, reflectivity, emissivity, and absorptivity for surface radiation [a1, a4]

Apply the laws of radiation to compute heat transfer rates for surfaces, such as black bodies and diffuse gray surfaces, with appropriate approximations. [a4, e]

Calculate and use the view factor for simple surface combinations, and the total emissivity for surfaces [a4, e]
Laboratory Outcomes

Measure steady heat conduction rate in simple and composite bars, across fluid layers, and from fins [a4, b]

Measure time constant of transient heat transfer for small objects modeled by lumped capacitance theory [a4, b]

Apply control volume analysis to twodimensional heat conduction and heat convection in simple objects, using a computer program [a4, b]

Measure steady heat transfer rates in free convection and boiling phenomena, and in heat exchangers [a4, b]

Verify the StefanBoltzmann Law of heat radiation, and measure radiant heat transfer between two plates [a4, b]

Work in teams to obtain and process data accurately, and report experimental work individually [b, d]
Note: The letters within the brackets indicate the program outcomes of mechanical engineering.
Topics:

Rate equations and conservation laws (1 period)

Diffusion of heat and mass (10 periods)

The diffusion equation

One dimensional steady state conduction

Two dimensional steady state conduction

Transient conduction

Convection (8 periods)

Boundary layers, analogies

External flow

Internal flow

Free convection

Mixed convection

Boiling and condensation (1 period)

Heat exchangers (LMTD, NTU methods) (1 period)

Radiation (9 periods)

Fundamental concepts

Radiation exchange between surfaces

Multimode heat and mass transfer (2 periods)

Tests (3 periods)
Lab Experiments:

Conduction Along a Simple Bar

Conduction Along a Composite Bar

Conduction in Fluids

Heat Transfer from Fins

Lumped Heat Capacitance

2D Heat Conduction

2D Heat Convection (numerical)

Free Convection

Boiling Heat Transfer

Heat Exchangers

StefanBoltzmann Law

Radiant Intercommunication
Computer Usage: Matlab and Excel for lab projects
Evaluation Methods: Homework assignments, quizzes, lab reports, two midterm exams, and one final exam.
Professional Component: ThermalFluid Sciences (Engineering Topics)
Prepared by: Sivakumar Krishnan and Razi Nalim
Revised: February 11, 2004
Required Course: ME 330 Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Systems
Catalog Description: Credit 3. Class 3.
Introduction to dynamic engineering systems; electrical, mechanical, fluid, and thermal components; linear system response; Fourier series and Laplace transform.
Prerequisites: 1) ECE 204 Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Systems and 2) MATH 262 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
Corequisites: None
Textbook: K. Ogata, System Dynamics, Prentice Hall, Second Edition, 1992.
Coordinator: Dare Afolabi
Goals: This course is designed to teach students the basic concept for modeling the behavior of dynamic systems. The development of a mathematical modeling for an engineering system is treated. Basic solution techniques for solving these problems and the interpretation of system behavior are discussed.
Course Outcomes:
After completion of this course, the students should be able to:

Explain the concept of a system, as well as the inputs and outputs of a system [a4]

Identify the difference between single and multiple inputs and outputs, in particular, the acronyms: SISO, MIMO, etc. [a4]

Formulate the governing differential equations for simple mechanical systems governed by Newton’s laws of motion and Hooke’s law [e]

Formulate differential equations for simple electrical circuits using Kirchhoff’s and Ohm’s laws [e]

Apply the concept of electromechanical analogies based on the forcecurrent analogy and on the forcevoltage analogy [e]

Solve linear differential equations by using Laplace transform methods, and partial fraction expansions [e]

Derive the StateSpace equations for a dynamic system whose linear ordinary differential equations are given [e]

Obtain the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of simple matrices with real elements using MATLAB [k4]

Obtain the frequency response of first and second order systems using MATLAB [k4]

Simulate linear and nonlinear dynamic systems using MATLAB, and present the results in the time domain, or the frequency domain, or the phase space [k4]
Note: The letters within the brackets indicate the program outcomes of mechanical engineering.
Topics:

Dynamic system elements (3 periods)

Mechanical

Electrical

Electromechanical

Fourier series, fourier transforms and Laplace transforms (4 periods)

Analysis of linear systems (4 periods)

First order

Second order

Transient response of linear systems (4 periods)

Sinusoidal steady state analysis (4 periods)

System functions, poles, zeros (5 periods)

Block diagrams (3 periods)

Introduction to state space approach (1 period)
Computer Usage: Matlab
Evaluation Methods: Homework assignments, quizzes, two midterm exams, and one final exam.
Professional Component: Systems, Measurements and Controls (Engineering Topics)
Prepared by: Dare Afolabi
Revised: February 12, 2004
Required Course: ME 340 Dynamic Systems and Measurements
Catalog Description: Credit 3. Class 2. Lab 2.
Modeling and formulation of differential equations for dynamic systems, including mechanical vibratory systems, thermal systems, fluid systems, electrical systems, and instrumentation systems. Analysis of dynamic systems and measuring devices including transient response and frequency response techniques, mechanical systems, transducers, and operational amplifiers. Consideration of readout devices and their responses to constant, transient, and steadystate sinusoidal phenomena. Calibration and data analysis techniques are introduced. Both analog and digital computation are included.
Prerequisite: ME 330 Modeling and Analysis of Dynamical Systems
Corequisite: None
Textbook: A. J. Wheeler and A. R. Ganji, Introduction to Engineering Experimentation, Prentice Hall, 1996.
Coordinator: Ramana Pidaparti
Goals: To teach students the fundamentals of instrumentation, and the dynamics of engineering systems. Selection and usage of instrumentation systems, and the interpretation of experimental results are taught. Simulation and design of dynamic systems are introduced.
Course Outcomes:
After completion of this course, the students should be able to:
Lecture Outcomes

Apply basic knowledge of measurement systems towards measurements, including error analysis, interpretation, experimental uncertainty, calibration etc. [a3, a4]

Apply basic concepts of measurement systems with electrical signals, including signal conditioners (gain, attenuation), indicating and recording devices [a2, a4]

Conduct teamwork experiments with dynamic systems effectively; compile, analyze, interpret collected data and prepare technical reports [b, k]

Apply probability and statistics to interpret experimental data, which has some variability and randomness [a3]

Apply measurement of vibration characteristics in lab experiments [b, k]

Apply theory of strain and stress measurement in lab experiments [b, k]

Apply measurement of frequency response, gain, damping in lab experiments [b, k]

Apply design and simulation dynamic systems using MATLAB [a1, a2, k4]

Apply basic concepts in measurement of strain, stress, displacement, velocity, acceleration, vibration, force, pressure, temperature and humidity to solution of given problems [a4, e]

Solve engineering problems presented in class textbook, homework and lab; orally communicate some results in class discussions [a4, g]

Analyze dynamic systems and measuring devices including transient response, frequency response etc. [a4]
Laboratory Outcomes

Measure the bending strain and stress in a cantilever beam using resistance strain gages [b, k]

Measure vibration characteristics (mode shapes & natural frequencies) of a cantilever beam using vibration test equipment (including vibration exciter, signal generator, power amplifier) [b, k]

Measure dynamic parameters (including inertia, damping and stiffness) using Rectilinear vibration testing [b, k]

Measure of Harmonic frequency response massspring system subjected to oscillating force input [b, k]

Use of LabVIEW data acquisition software for vibration analysis [b, k]

Work in teams in conducting experiments effectively [b]

Compile, analyze, interpret collected experiment data and prepare technical reports [b]
Note: The letters within the brackets indicate the program outcomes of mechanical engineering.
Topics:

Introduction (1 period)

Standards of measurement (2 periods)

Measurement of system response (2 periods)

Probability and statistics (4 periods)

Uncertainty analysis (2 periods)

Signal conditioning (2 periods)

Transducers, conditioners and display devices (4 periods)

Strain and stress measurement (2 periods)

Displacement and dimension (2 periods)

Temperature measurement (2 periods)

Fluid flow measurement (2 periods)

Measurement and motion (2 periods)

Acoustics and vibration measurements (2 periods)

Digital techniques and instrument interface (2 periods)

Simulation and Design of Dynamic Systems (6 periods)
Laboratory Experiments:

Introduction to Analog and Digital Computing

Solving Space Analysis Ordinary Differential Equations and State

Linear Variable Differential Transformer and Transducer

Frequency Response

Vibration and Spectrum Analysis

System Identification of 2nd Order Models

System Identification of StateSpace Models
Computer Usage Matlab and LabView
Evaluation Methods: Homework assignments, quizzes, lab reports, two midterm exams, and one final exam.
Prepared by: Ramana Pidaparti, Peter Orono and Jose Ramos
Professional Component: Systems, Measurements and Controls (Engineering Topics)
Revised: February 11, 2004
Required Course: ME 344 Introduction to Engineering Materials
(Formerly MSE 345)
Catalog Description: Credit 3. Class 3.
Introduction to the structure and properties of engineering materials, including metals, alloys, ceramics, plastics, and composites. Characteristics and processing affecting behavior of materials in service.
Prerequisite: Junior standing in engineering with general chemistry.
Corequisite: None
Textbook: R. A. Flinn and P. K. Trojan, Engineering Materials and Their Applications, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1990.
References:

Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Engineering.

Encyclopedia of Biomedical Science and Engineering.

Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology.

M. Usmani, Asphalt Science and Technology, Marcel Dekker, 1997.

M. Usmani, Diagnostic Polymers, ACS/Oxford University Press, 1994 and 1998.
Coordinator: Ramana Pidaparti
Goals: Our principal objective is to provide theoretical and practical information on major materials e.g., polymers, polymeric materials, composites, ceramics, glasses, metals and alloys, and semiconductors for students to become problem solvers.
Course Outcomes:
After completion of this course, the students should be able to:

Select materials for consumer goods, industrial products, aerospace transportation, construction and prosthetic medical devices [a4]

Assist in research in the abovereferenced applications [a4]

Prevent and mitigate material degradation due to corrosion or elements of nature under service conditions [a4]

Assist in predicting lifetime of material [a4]

Determine compatibility with other materials including biologics, e.g., blood, tissue [a4]

Read and comprehend diversified material journals in polymers, polymeric materials, composites, glasses, ceramics, metals, alloys, and biomaterials. After several years of experience, the student should be able to provide sound technical approaches and conduct independent research or contribute in process and production engineering [a4, i]

Write design criteria and specifications [c1]
Note: The letters within the brackets indicate the program outcomes of mechanical engineering.
Topics:

Polymers and Polymeric Materials; Medical Polymers.

Composites.

Advance Composites.

Glasses.

Advance Ceramics.

Electrochemistry mid Corrosion Engineering.

Electronic Materials; Semiconductors; Superconductors; Molecular and DNA Chips.

Failure Analysis; Mechanical Testing; and Material Characterization.

Material Properties.

Material Selection.
Evaluation Methods: Homework assignments, quizzes, two midterm exams, and one final exam.
Professional Component: Mechanical Sciences (Engineering Topics)
Prepared by: Ramana Pidaparti and Naim Akmal
Revised: February 10, 2004
Required Course: ME 372 Mechanical Design II
Catalog Description: Credit 4. Class 3. Lab. 2
Kinematic and dynamic analysis of linkages and mechanical systems. Analytical and graphical approaches to analysis. Vector loop and relative velocity/acceleration solutions. Design and analysis of cams and gears. Static and dynamic balancing. Design for strength of various machine components. Reliability principles. Design documentation and communication. Laboratory experiments on mechanical design and strength.
Prerequisites: 1) ME 262 Mechanical Design I, 2) ME 272 Mechanics of Materials, and 3) ME 274 Basic Mechanics II
Corequisite: None
Textbook: C. E. Wilson and J. P. Sadler, Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery, Second Edition, Harper Collins College Publishers 1993.
Coordinator: Hazim ElMounayri
Goals:

To teach students velocity and acceleration analysis as an integral part in the process of design

To teach students static and dynamic force analysis as an integral part in the process of design

To teach students balancing of machines

To teach students the design of mechanical components such as cams, gears, springs, screws, and clutches, which meet given design criteria, including strength requirements

To teach students the design of mechanical systems such as camfollowers and gear train, which meet key performance requirements, including motion and dynamic performance

To teach students stateoftheart CAD/CAE technology (e.g., Pro/MECHANICA and IDEAS) and show them how such powerful computer tools which can aid the problemsolving and design process

To provide the students with handson experience in the design and analysis of mechanical systems through lab experiments

To help the students develop effective/professional written and oral communication skills through report writing and oral presentation
Course Outcomes:
After completion of this course, the students should be able to:
Lecture Outcomes
1. Identify the mechanical system that satisfies the given engineering requirements [e]
2. Describe the necessary assumptions in designing mechanical systems [a4, j]
3. Apply proper engineering principles and theories to solve openended design problems [a4]
4. Perform kinematic and dynamic analyses using both graphical and analytical techniques [a4]
5. Perform mechanism analysis and simulation using computer tools [k1]
6. Evaluate the performance of mechanical systems [b, k1, c1]
7. Design linkages, cams, gears and other machine elements for both motion and strength requirements [c1, k1, k2]
8. Communicate design work through written report and oral presentation [g]
9. Conduct Library/Internet search of patents and literature [j, k3]
10. Explain the potential of designed mechanical systems on environment and society, including safety [h]
Laboratory Outcomes
1. Operate and explain the function of typical mechanical systems, such as camfollower systems and planetary gear trains [a4, b].
2. Measure and explain the effect of design parameters on system dynamics and performance, including the effect of cam profile on the dynamics of a camfollower system and the effect of unbalance on the performance of a rotor [a4, k4].
3. Calculate and experimentally measure the speed reduction and the efficiency of planetary gear systems, and to observe the effect of design configuration on the efficiency [a4, b].
4. Explain failure due to fatigue and measure the effect of design parameters (i.e. material strength) and operating conditions (i.e. magnitude of cyclic load) on the lifetime of machine elements [a4, b].
5. Explain the creep phenomenon and predict failure due to creep by generating the extensiontime curve and extracting creep constants from experimental data [a4, b].
6. Explain failure due to resonance (or excessive vibration) through the observation of the phenomenon of whirling and the measurement/extraction of modal parameters at resonance [a4, b].
7. Work in teams to conduct experiments effectively and efficiently [b].
8. Collect, process, and analyze data, and write lab reports to document experimental work [g, b].
Note: The letters within the brackets indicate the program outcomes of mechanical engineering.
Topics:

Kinematic analysis: velocity and acceleration (7 periods)

Static force analysis (2 periods)

Dynamic force analysis and balancing (2 periods)

Balancing (2 periods)

Design and Analysis of Cams (4 periods)

Design and Analysis of Gears (3 periods)

Planetary gear trains (2 periods)

Design for strength (2 periods)
Lab Experiments:

CAM

Planetary Gear Train

Cylindrical Gears

Dynamic Balancing

Creep

Fatigue

Whirling
Design Tools: CAE tool for modeling, design and analysis (e.g., IDeas, Pro/Engineer)
Evaluation Methods: Homework assignments, quizzes, lab reports, two midterm exams, and one final exam.
Professional Component: Engineering Design
Prepared by: Hazim ElMounayri
Revised: February 10, 2004
Required Course: ME 401 Engineering Ethics and Professionalism
Catalog Description: Credit 1. Class 1.
Some ethical, social, political, legal, and ecological issues that a practicing engineer may encounter. EE 401 and ME 401 are crosslisted courses; students may not receive credit for both EE 401 and ME 401.
Prerequisite: Senior Standing
Corequisite: None
Textbook: M.W. Martin and R. Schinzinger, Ethics in Engineering, Third Edition, McGrawHill, 1996.
Coordinator: Charlie Yokomoto
Goals: This course is designed to make engineering students more aware of ethical issues that may arise in their professional careers and to provide tools for assessing and resolving ethical dilemmas in engineering.
Course Outcomes:
After completion of this course, the students should be able to:

Recognize moral problems and issues in engineering, distinguishing them from and relating them to problems in law, economics, and physical systems [f, j]

Critically assess alternative courses of action and arguments on opposing sides of moral issues [f]

Apply canons and articles from the ABET Code of Ethics to specific situations involving ethical issues in engineering [f]

Identify relevant moral factors and reasons pertaining to moral dilemmas in engineering, drawing from utilitarian, duty, rights, and virtue theories [f]

Identify conflict of interest situations and apply guidelines from accepted practice in industry, codes of ethics, and case studies to determine acceptable limits [h, f]

Assess obligations to employers to keep proprietary information confidential, distinguishing between proprietary information that is subject to legal protection and that which is subject to ethical judgment [f]

Assess situations involving intellectual property subject to copyright protection to determine whether such property may be legally and ethically copied [f]

Determine ethical obligations of companies with plants in developing nations with regard to safety, environmental protection, and infrastructure [f, h]
Note: The letters within the brackets indicate the program outcomes of mechanical engineering.
Topics:

Meaning of ethics and engineering ethics (1 class)

Ethical theories as tools in assessing ethical dilemmas (1 class)

Codes of ethics of engineering societies as guides in resolving ethical dilemmas (2 classes)

Conflict of interest (2 classes)

Intellectual property, patents, trade secrets, confidentiality (2 classes)

Whistle blowing (2 classes)

Employee Rights (1 class)

Global issues (ethical issues for multinational Corporations, environmental ethics, ethics of weapons development, etc.) (2 classes)

Discussion of cases from NSPE Opinions of the Board of Ethical Review and other case studies (2 classes)

Exam (1 class)
Evaluation Methods: Homework assignments, quizzes, two midterm exams, and one final exam.
Professional Component: Communications and Ethics (General Education)
Prepared by: Charlie Yokomoto
Revised: March 12, 2004
Required Course: ME 414 ThermalFluid Systems Design (3 cr.)
Catalog Description: This course provides an opportunity to apply basic heat transfer and fluid flow concepts to the design of thermalfluid systems. Emphasis is on thermal design calculations and methodology. Design experience in thermalfluid area such as piping systems, heat exchangers, HVAC, and energy systems. Design projects are selected from industrial applications and conducted by teams.
Prerequisites: ME 262, ME 310
Corequisite: ME 314
Textbook: Sadik Kakac, Hongtan Liu, Selection, Rating and Thermal Design of Heat Exchangers 2nd Edition, CRC Press, 2002.
Goals: This course aims at providing the students with design experience in the thermalfluid area through real life design problems. Various aspects of thermalfluid design, including the design methodology for various components, teamwork and industrial applications are emphasized.
Course Outcomes:
After completion of this course, the students should be able to:

Develop a sound understanding of thermalfluid systems engineering design

Formulate, analyze and design thermalfluid systems

Apply computer aided engineering principles to thermal design

Apply optimization principles in design

Design various piping fluid systems

Design various heat transfer thermal systems
Topics:
I. Introduction (4 lectures)

Computer Aided Engineering

Introduction to Minitab

One Dimensional System Flow Analysis

General applications

AFT Fathom Software
II. Piping System Design (8 Lectures)

Fluid Mechanics Review

Pipe and Tubing Standards

Hydraulic Resistance – Wall Friction

Hydraulic Resistance – Minor Losses

System Behavior & Flow Networks

Pump Types & Applications
III. Heat Exchanger Design (12 Lectures)

Heat Transfer Review

Extended Surface Heat Transfer

Longitudinal Fins

Spines

Fin Performance

Heat Exchanger Types

Basic Design Method of Heat Exchangers

Effectiveness – NTU Analysis

Log Mean Temperature Method

Forced Convection Correlations for Heat Exchangers

Heat Exchanger Pressure Drop and Pumping Power

Fouling of Heat Exchangers

Double Pipe Heat Exchangers

Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers

Compact Heat Exchangers

Plate & Shell Heat Exchangers
IV. Design Project Review Sessions (7 Lectures)

System Flow Analysis

Heat Exchanger Design

Full Factorial Design of Experiments (DOE)

Multiple Response Optimization Using Minitab
Note: There may be additional team meetings with the instructor depending on the progress of design projects.
Computer Usage: Matlab, AFT Fathom, and MiniTab
Evaluation Methods: Homework assignments, quizzes, two midterm exams, one final presentation, and one final exam.
Professional Component: Engineering Design (Engineering Topics)
Prepared by: Hasan Akay and John Toksoy
Date: January 22, 2004
Required Course: ME 462 Capstone Design (4 cr., class 3, recitation 2)
Catalog Description: Credit 4. Class 3. Recitation 2.
Concurrent engineering design concept is introduced. Application of the design is emphasized. Design problems from all areas of mechanical engineering are considered.
Prerequisites: 1) ME 344 Introduction to Engineering Materials, and 2) ME 372 Mechanical Design II
Corequisites: 1) ME 414 ThermalFluid Systems Design and 2) ME 482 Control Systems Analysis and Design
Textbook: David G. Ullman, The Mechanical Design Process, Second Edition, McGrawHill, 1997.
Coordinator: Ramana Pidaparti
Goals: To teach the process of design, go generate better quality designs in less time, the organization within a company, how to be more creative in solving design problems, and how to design as part of a group activity.
Course Outcomes:
After completion of the course, the students should be able to:

Describe the design process [g]

Identify design tasks and their objectives [e]

Establish a project schedule [c1, g, d]

Develop design specifications by completion of a house of quality [c1, f]

Generate design ideas based on functional decomposition [c1]

Evaluate the ideas based on customer requirement [e, k3]

Creatively generate product designs [a, c1]

Validate the final design [b]

Give technical presentations in the forms of weekly progress report, proposal, final report, and oral presentation [g]

Document the design activities and outcomes (product development file, drawings, period minutes, and personal design notebook) [g, i]

Work as team player by demonstrating his/her participation record in the personal design notebook [d]

Work effectively in a multidisciplinary project team [d]
Note: The letters within the brackets indicate the program outcomes of mechanical engineering
Topics:

Introduction to the design process (1 period)

Design process and its planning (1 period)

Project specification development (1 period)

Concept generation (1 period)

Concept evaluation (1 period)

Product generation (1 period)

Product evaluation (1 period)

Robust design (1 period)

Finalizing product design (1 period)

Proposal and presentation preparation (1 period)

Oral presentation (1 period)

Final report and presentation preparation (1 period)

Oral presentation (1 period)
Computer Usage: Matlab, Pro/Engineer, Pro/Mechanica, ANSYS, etc.
Evaluation Methods: Homework assignments, quizzes, two midterm exams, and one final repot and presentation.
Professional Component: Engineering Design (Engineering Topics)
Prepared by: Ramana Pidaparti and Jie Chen
Revised: January 22, 2004
Required Course: ME 482 Control System Analysis and Design
Catalog Description: Credit 3. Class 3.
Classical feedback concepts, root locus, Bode and Nyquist techniques, statespace formulation, stability, design applications. Students may not receive credit for both EE 382 and ME 482.
Prerequisite: ME 340 or ECE 301
Corequisite: None
Textbook: J. Van de Vegte, Feedback Control Systems, Third Ed., Prentice Hall, 1994.
Coordinator: Dare Afolabi
Goals: To teach students more advanced concepts of linear system theory than in the two preceding courses. System modeling, identification, feedback, control and stability will be emphasized. This course is the third course in a sequence of courses on linear dynamic systems ME 330, ME 340, and ME 482).
Course Outcomes:
After completion of this course, the students should be able to:

Explain the concept of feedback control [a2, a4]

Explain the concepts of stability and accuracy for control [a2]

Relate the zeros and poles of a system to its time response [a2]

Plot rootlocus and Bode plots manually and by using Matlab [a2, k4]

Design lead, lag and leadlag compensators for a given system to meet the given design specifications [c1, a2]

Design a control system by using both Bode plots and by rootlocus using Matlab and prepare a written report [c1, g]
Note: The letters within the brackets indicate the program outcomes of mechanical engineering.
Topics:

Introduction to linear systems (1 period)

Modeling, transfer functions and block diagrams (2 periods)

Time domain specifications (2 periods)

Feedback system properties (2 periods)

Stability concepts (3 periods)

State space formulation (2 periods)

Digital control and optimal control (2 periods)

Routh and Hurwitz stability criteria (2 periods)

Root locus (2 periods)

Bode plots and Nyquist criteria (2 periods)

Design applications (8 periods)
Computer Usage: Matlab
Evaluation Methods: Homework assignments, quizzes, two midterm exams, and one final project and one final exam.
Professional Component: Systems, Measurements, and Controls (Engineering Topics)
Prepared by: Dare Afolabi
Revised: January 22, 2004
B.2 Syllabi of Required NonEngineering Courses
Syllabi of all required nonengineering courses are given in this section. These courses are:

CHEM C105 Chemical Science I
 
COMM R110 Fundamentals of Speech and Communication
 
ENG W131 Elementary Composition
 
ECON E201 Introduction to Microeconomics
 
MATH 163 Integrated Calculus and Analytical Geometry I
 
MATH 164 Integrated Calculus and Analytical Geometry I
 
MATH 261 Multivariate Calculus
 
MATH 262 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
 
PHYS 152 Mechanics
 
PHYS 251 Heat, Electricity, and Optics
 
TCM 360 Communication in Engineering Practice
 
Statistics and Probability Elective (one is chosen):

STAT 350

STAT 511

ECE 302

Required Course: CHEM C105 Principles of Chemistry I
Catalog Description Credit 3. Class 2.5. Recitation: 2.
Inorganic chemistry emphasizing physical and chemical properties, atomic and molecular structure, states of matter.
Prerequisite: Two years of high school algebra, one year of high school chemistry. Students must take a Placement Exam before enrolling and recommendations are made.
Textbooks: Martin Silberberg, Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change, (Third Edition) McGrawHill (2003).
Student’s Study Guide/Solutions for use with Silberberg, McGraw–Hill, 2003. Provided in package with text.
ChemSkill Builder^{®} Online Homework, McGrawHill. Provided in package with text.
Malik, et al., Workshop Chemistry Program: Principles of Chemistry I, 20034 Edition, IUPUI, Tichenor.
Coordinator: D. Malik, Chancellor’s Professor of Chemistry
Goals: To provide a substantive principlesbased course with a strong quantitative problemsolving component. This course in the Principles of Chemistry is appropriate to the first semester of a standard two semester sequence for chemistry and other science majors. A standardized exam assesses this outcome at the conclusion of the oneyear sequence (authored by the Examinations Institute of the American Chemical Society).
Course Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to solve a majority subset of the following topics:

Understand nomenclature for an array of compounds including ionic, covalent, and coordination species

Solve stoichiometric relationships of chemical reactions as gases, liquids, and solids

Determine thermodynamic values and heats of chemical reactions and heat transfer

Elucidate the structure of atoms, molecules and nuclear species

Specify electronic structures of a variety of atoms, ions, and molecules

Describe the bonding of a variety of molecular environments

Predict geometries and some magnetic properties of a variety of compounds and species

Describe the chemical nature of major atmospheric pollutants
Topics:
1. Atoms, molecules, ions

Stoichiometry

Aqueous solutions and solution stoichiometry

Thermochemistry

Nuclear chemistry

Integrated problem solving

Electronic Structure of atoms

Basic concepts of chemical bonding

Periodic properties of the elements

Basic concepts of chemical bonding

Molecular geometry and bonding theories

Coordination compounds and bonding

Gases
Course Delivery: This course is a combination of Lecture (2.5 hours per week) and a Peerled Team Learning Section (1 hour 50 minutes per week). The lecture is traditional. The PLTL section (sometimes called Workshop) is a small group recitation of 69 students led by a recent successful course completor. Specific problems are solved in an active group learning format with mandatory participation by students. Peer leaders are trained weekly for this section. Introduction of PLTL has led to an average increase in student success performance by about 40%.
Computer Usage: All of the examinations except the final are interactive examinations using computers in the Computer Cluster located in a departmental department. There is an online homework system that provides lessons to students on major topics of course (these can be completed on any computer with internet access).
Evaluation Methods: Online homework, lecture quizzes, interactive computer examinations (4), participation levels in Workshop Chemistry component (PLTL), and written final examination.
Professional Component: Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Prepared By: David Malik
Revised: October 20, 2003
