Course Description: Credit 3. Class 3.
This course will introduce the student to engineering design principles applied to the cardiovascular system. Numerous life saving technologies are in common use which require fundamental engineering solutions. The cardiovascular system will serve as a platform to introduce concepts of biomechanics, biofluids, and bioelectricity. Along these lines devices such as cardiac valves, vascular stents, the artificial heart and other cardiac assist devices, and pacemakers and defibrillators will be described from an engineering viewpoint.
Prerequisites: Senior standing in Engineering
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites by topic: Familiarity with statics, circuits, and engineering design
Textbook: Introduction to Biomedical Engineering, Editors: J. Enderle, S. Blanchard, and J. Bronzino, Academic Press, 2000. ISBN 0122386604.
Coordinator: Edward J. Berbari
Goals: To provide students with a perspective on the challenges of the design of medical devices which interface with living systems.
Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to
1. Describe the cardiovascular system anatomy and physiology [a]

Apply principles of mechanics to describe and analyze the cardiovascular system [a, e]

Apply principles of fluids to describe and analyze cardiac hemodynamics and blood flow [a, e]

Apply principles of electrical theory to describe and analyze the origin of biopotentials measured at the cellular and body surface levels [a, e]

Describe the basic properties and solve design problems related to artificial cardiac valves and modern stenting devices [a, c]

Describe the basic properties and solve design problems related to cardiac assist devices [a, c]

Describe the basic properties and solve design problems related to cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators [a, c]
8. Explain medical device regulations which govern the design, manufacturing, and sale of new devices [h, j]
Topics:

Cardiovascular anatomy and physiology (4 periods)

Cardiac mechanics and hemodynamics (8 periods)

Passive cardiovascular devices (2 periods)

Cardiac assist devices (4 periods)

Cardiac electrophysiology (4 periods)

Cardiac pacemakers (4 periods)

Cardiac defibrillators (2 periods)

Tests (2 periods)
Computer Usage: As needed in homework assignments primarily with Matlab.
Professional Component: Engineering Sciences (Engineering Topics)
Evaluation Methods: HW and exams.
Prepared by: Edward J. Berbari
Revised: October 28, 2002
Course: ME C184, C284, C384, C483, C484 Cooperative Education Practice (1 cr. each)
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, minimum 2.7 GPA, and program advisor approval.
Textbook: None
Coordinator: Ramana Pidaparti
Description: Cooperative education is a true partnership between academic institutions and the practical world of work. For students, it is a formal education and practical experience in business, industry or government agency, a blend of theory and application, new skills and knowledge, a competitive salary, and a validation of career choice. Cooperative education is different from internship. A coop student alternates semesters of work and fulltime study. Students may do coop work for 3 to 5 times during their undergraduate education. A comprehensive written report on each coop practice is required
Guidelines: A student’s coop experience will be credited towards ME elective in the program, if the student registers for coop courses through the School. Three credit hours of ME elective credit will be awarded when a student completes three coop courses, each with one credit hour. Faculty advisor’s approval is required before registering for the coop course in order to get ME credit.
During the third coop session, the student must also work on a workrelated project in collaboration with a faculty member. The student must complete the project according to the company and faculty advisor’s satisfaction and, in addition to the coop report, give a formal oral presentation to faculty and fellow students following the completion of last coop session. A maximum of 3 credit hours (one ME elective) is allowed in the BSME curriculum through the coop program.
A pass or fail grade will be assigned for each course by the faculty advisor.
Note: A special fee is required for each coop course.
Outcomes:
After completion of this session, the students should be able to:

Competently carry out independent projects.

Work in teams effectively.

Value communication.

Value professional ethics.

Demonstrate leadership.

Value professional licensure.

Value professional societies.

Demonstrate professionalism.

Demonstrate good understanding of engineering practice.

Value continuing education.
Evaluation Methods: Final reports and oral presentations.
Professional Component: Engineering Practice
Prepared by: Ramana Pidaparti
Revised: February 21, 2004
Elective Course: ME I184, I284, I384, I483, I484 Career Enrichment Internship (1 cr. each)
Catalog Description: Internships provide students with opportunity to gain experience in industry or organization of career interest. These experiences are designed to enhance the student's preparedness for an intended career with a business, industry, or government agency. The students can get internship experience during a regular semester or summer. A comprehensive written report on each internship practice is required.
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, minimum 2.3 GPA, and program advisor approval.
Textbook: None
Coordinator: Ramana Pidaparti
Guidelines: One full semester of internship (or no less than ten weeks in summer) may count as one credit hour of ME elective. The student registering for this course should formalize the internship with the School. Faculty advisor’s approval is also required before registering for the internship course in order to get ME credit.
In addition to the internship report, the student is required to give a formal oral presentation to faculty and fellow students following the completion of last internship session. A maximum of 3 credit hours (one ME elective) is allowed in the BSME curriculum through the internship program.
A pass or fail grade will be assigned for each course by the faculty advisor.
Outcomes:
After completion of this session, the students should be able to:

Competently carry out independent projects.

Work in teams effectively.

Value communication.

Value professional ethics.

Demonstrate leadership.

Value professional licensure.

Value professional societies.

Demonstrate professionalism.

Demonstrate good understanding of engineering practice.

Value continuing education.
Evaluation Methods: Final reports and oral presentations.
Professional Component: Engineering Practice
Prepared by: Ramana Pidaparti
Revised: February 21, 2004
Elective Course: ME 505 Intermediate Heat Transfer
Catalog Description: Credit 3. Class 3.
Heat and mass transfer by diffusion in onedimensional, two dimensional, transient, periodic, and phase change systems. Convective heat transfer for external and internal flows. Similarity and integral solution methods. Heat, mass, and momentum analogies. Turbulence. Buoyancydriven flows. Convection with phase change. Radiation exchange between surfaces and radiation transfer in absorbingemitting media. Multimode heat transfer problems.
Prerequisite: ME 314 Heat and Mass Transfer or equivalent
Corequisite: None
Textbooks: F.P. Incropera and D.P. Dewitt, Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer, Wiley, Third Edition, 1990.
E.R.G. Eckert and R.M. Drake, Analysis of Heat and Mass Transfer, McGraw Hill, 1972.
Coordinator: Sivakumar Krishnan
Goals: 1) To enhance the student's understanding of energy and mass exchange processes and their relevance to practical and scientific apparatus and methods.
2) To increase the student's analytical skills and ability to cope with complex problems.
3) To provide the student with experience in treating multiple mode heat and mass transfer effects and in solving generalized, but realistic, engineering problems.
Course Outcomes:
After completion of this course, the students should be able to:

Build on an existing undergraduate background in heat and mass transfer

Explain the physical origins and modes of heat and mass transfer

Establish the relationship of these origins to the behavior of thermal systems

Develop methodologies that facilitate application of the subject to the broad range practical problems

Discern relevant transport processes and simplifying assumptions

Develop appropriate expressions from first principles

Introduce requisite material from heat transfer knowledge base

Perform exact solutions when possible

Perform the kind of engineering analysis that, even though not exact, still provides useful information concerning the design and/or performance of a system or process

When confronted with design and openended problems, relate fundamentals to useful engineering models and, in turn, link these models to design decisions
Topics:

Review of Basic Concepts and Laws

Generalized Conservation Equations

One Dimensional, Steady Diffusion

Multi dimensional and Transient Diffusion

Special Topics: Periodic Diffusion, Diffusion with Phase Change, Integral Methods

Implication of the Conservation Equations

Turbulent Flow

Boundary Layer Solutions: Similarity and Integral

External Flow: Forced Convection Correlations

Internal Flow

Free Convection

Mixed Convection

Heat Transfer with Phase Change

Fundamental Concepts

Surface Radiation Properties

Surface Radiation Exchange

Volumetric Effects
Computer Usage: Matlab and occasionally finite element software ANSYS
Evaluation Methods: Homework assignments, quizzes, two midterm exams, and one final exam.
Professional Component: Engineering Sciences (Engineering Topics)
Prepared by: Sivakumar Krishnan
Revised: August 22, 2003
Elective Course: ME 509 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
Catalog Description: Credit 3. Class 3.
Fluid properties, basic laws for a control volume, kinematics of fluid flow, dynamics of frictionless incompressible flow, basic hydrodynamics, equations of motion of viscous flow, viscous flow applications, boundary layer theory, wall turbulence, and lift and drag of immersed bodies.
Prerequisite: ME 310 Fluid Mechanics
Corequisite: None
Textbook: F.M. White, Viscous Fluid Flow, Second Edition, McGrawHill, New York, 1991
Coordinator: Andre Hsu
Goals: To introduce concepts and analytical techniques for inviscid flows and laminar boundary layers and to teach when inviscid and boundary layer techniques may be used as simplified flow models to more complex problems. To introduce phenomena of turbulent flow, separation, drag and lift. Several homework problems are assigned throughout the course. Emphasis is placed upon good solution techniques and presentations.
Course Outcomes:
After completion of this course, the students should be able to:

Derive partial differential equations of continuity, momentum, and energy for compressible and incompressible flows

Apply control volume theory for solution of inviscid and viscous flows

Solve partial differential equations of selected external and internal flow problems

Compare and use different levels of flow approximations use simplified models when necessary

Solve external and internal flow problems

Solve boundary layer, laminar, and turbulent flow problems

Solve similarity transformation equations numerically using RungeKutta methods

Compute lift, drag, and separation for viscous flows

Make use of numerical and/or empirical methods when analytical methods fail
Topics:

Preliminary concepts (2 periods)

Fundamental equations of compressible viscous flows (4 periods)

Inviscid flows (4 periods)

Solution of the Newtonian viscousflow equations (7 periods)

Laminar boundary layers (5 periods)

Incompressible turbulent flows (6 periods)
Computer Usage: Matlab
Evaluation Methods: Homework assignments, quizzes, two midterm exams, and one final exam.
Professional Component: Engineering Sciences (Engineering Topics)
Prepared by: Andrew Hsu
Revised: August 17, 2003
Elective Course: ME 510 Gas Dynamics
Catalog Description: Credit 3. Class 3.
Flow of compressible fluids. Onedimensional flows including basic concepts, isentropic flow, normal and oblique shock waves, Rayleigh line, Fanno line, and simple waves. Multidimensional flows including general concepts, small perturbation theory for linearized flows, and method of characteristics for nonlinear flows.
Prerequisite: ME 310 Fluid Mechanics
Corequisite: None
Textbook: M.J. Zucrow and J.D. Hoffman, Gas Dynamics, Volume 1, John Wiley & Sons, 1976.
Coordinator: Razi Nalim
Goals: To prepare the student for engineering analysis and design of highspeed flow systems, by providing a foundation in compressible fluid mechanics and introducing techniques for treatment of practical applications.
Course Outcomes:
After completion of this course, the students should be able to:

Derive the NavierStokes equations of fluid mechanics from fundamental conservation principles.

Derive and explain the quasi onedimensional compressible flow equations from fundamental principles with appropriate simplifications and approximations.

Apply the onedimensional flow equations to isentropic flow processes with area change, and to flows with fluid friction, heat transfer, mass addition, and other driving potentials.

Derive and apply the RankineHugoniot equations for a normal shock.

Analyze flow through oblique shocks, using normal shock equations, graphs or tables.

Analyze supersonic flows and explain the starting problem for supersonic inlets.

Apply the equations for PrandtlMeyer expansion waves and analyze flows involving discreteapproximation expansion waves.

Explain modes of combustion waves, and describe the major features of the detonation and deflagration modes of premixed combustion.

Derive the equations of inviscid, adiabatic, steady multidimensional flow and apply them to simple flows.

Derive the equations of unsteady onedimensional homoentropic flow.

Explain and apply the method of characteristics to simple unsteady onedimensional homoentropic flow, shock tube flow, and steady twodimensional flow.

Derive linearized equations of transonic flow and apply them to transonic nozzle analysis.
Topics:

Fundamental principles of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.

Governing equations for compressible flow.

Steady onedimensional compressible flow.

Isentropic flow with area change.

Flow with friction.

Flow with heat transfer.

Shock waves.

Expansion waves.

Generalized 1d flow with combustion.

Multidimensional adiabatic inviscid flow, and acoustics.

Flow with small perturbations.

Method of characteristics for steady 2d flow

Method of characteristics for unsteady 1d flow.
Computer Usage: Matlab
Evaluation Methods: Homework assignments, quizzes, two midterm exams, and one final exam.
Professional Component: Engineering Sciences (Engineering Topics)
Prepared by: Razi Nalim
Revised: August 17, 2003
Elective Course: ME 525 Combustion
Catalog Description: Credit 3. Class 3.
Physical and chemical aspects of basic combustion phenomena. Classification of flames. Measurement of laminar flame speeds. Factors influencing burning velocity. Theory of flame propagation. Flammability, chemical aspects, chemical equilibrium. Chain reactions. Calculation and measurement of flame temperature. Diffusion flames. Fuels. Atomization and evaporation of liquid fuels. Theories of ignition, stability, and combustion efficiency.
Prerequisites: 1) CHEM C105 General Chemistry I and 2) ME 310 Fluid Mechanics
Corequisite: None
Textbook: A. Glassman, Combustion, Third Edition, Academic Press, 1996.
Coordinator: Razi Nalim
Goals: To prepare the student for engineering analysis and design of combustion systems, and assessment of fire and explosion hazards, based on fundamental physical and chemical science of combustion phenomena.
Course Outcomes:
After completion of this course, the students should be able to:

Discuss the fundamental and characteristic physical and chemical features of flames and combustion processes.

Perform chemical stoichiometric calculations of reactant and product compositions, and compute the adiabatic flame temperature and equilibrium composition of major combustion products.

Determine the approximate rate of a combustion reaction from global kinetic data, and estimate the rate of reactions in batch and wellstirred chemical reactors.

Describe the major elementary reactions and reaction mechanisms of hydrogen and hydrocarbon combustion.

Discuss the important terms in the equations of mass, momentum, energy and species conservation, as applied to combustion processes.

Explain the physical and chemical mechanism of laminar flame propagation, ignition and flammability limits, and estimate the flame velocity and thickness.

Calculate the detonation velocity and describe the major features of the detonation and deflagration modes of premixed combustion.

Apply the concept of mixture fraction to analyze onedimensional diffusion flames.

Describe the features of laminar and turbulent nonpremixed jet flames, and the role of turbulence in premixed and nonpremixed combustion processes.

Calculate the rate of liquid droplet and solid fuel combustion based on mass diffusion analysis.

Apply knowledge of fundamental combustion processes to describe fires, and practical combustion devices, including internal combustion engines, gas turbines, furnaces, and rockets.

Describe the types of pollutants generated in typical combustion processes and the available control techniques, and estimate emissions rates in standard reporting units.
Topics:

Introduction to combustion processes.

Thermodynamics and fundamentals of chemical thermodynamics.

Gas Phase chemical kinetics.

Explosions.

Premixed combustion.

Nonpremixed combustion.

Current research topics and issues in combustion.
Computer Usage: Matlab
Evaluation Methods: Homework assignments, quizzes, lab reports, two midterm exams, and one final exam.
Professional Component: Engineering Sciences (Engineering Topics)
Prepared by: Razi Nalim
Revised: March 12, 2003
Elective Course: ME 550 Advanced Stress Analysis
Catalog Description: Credit 3. Class 3.
Studies of stresses and strains in threedimensional problems. Failure theories and yield criteria. Stress function approach to twodimensional problems. Bending of nonhomogeneous asymmetric curved beams. Torsion of bars with noncircular cross sections. Energy methods. Elastic stability. Introduction to plates. Students may not receive credit for both ME 472 and ME 550.
Prerequisites: 1) ME 272 Mechanics of Materials and 2) MATH 262 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
Corequisite: None
Textbook: A.C. Ugural and S. K. Fenster, Advanced Strength and Applied Elasticity, The SI version, Elsevier.
Coordinator: Dare Afolabi
Goals: To teach students the tools required for design and analysis of complex problems in mechanics of materials.
Course Outcomes:
After completion of this course, the students should be able to:

Explain the concept of elasticity, and the difference between stress and strain [a4]

Explain the terms: isotropic, orthotropic and anisotropic, as applied to materials [a4]

Explain the terms: plane stress and plane strain [a4]

Conduct the transformation of plane stress or plane strain components using Mohr's circle, the method of eigenvalues and eigenvectors, the method of quadratic form of ellipsoids, and the method of stress or strain trajectories [a4, e]

Use the concepts of principal stress and principal strains [e]

Use the basic tensor notations, the stress, strain and inertia tensors, and their reduction to principal axes [a4, e]

Apply the analytical procedures involved in strain gauge measurements, in particular the transformation equations [e]

Solve basic problems in twodimensional elasticity using Airy's stress function [e]

Evaluate solutions of simple engineering problems using mechanics of material theories [e]

Use basic stability and yield criteria for elastoplastic materials [e]

Apply basic concepts of elastic stability and buckling of elastic [e]

Using finite difference approximations to solve elasticity problems governed by partial differential equations [e]

Understand the importance of various yield criteria and material stability.
