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An overview of mechanical engineering. Course includes seminars by practicing mechanical engineers who discuss day-to-day engineering and the latest advances in the industry. Typical industries represented include: aerospace, transportation, HVAC, power generation, manufacturing, medical equipment, and sports equipment. Graded CR/F. One seminar per week. (fall)
Technical sketching. Isometric, orthographic, auxiliary, and sectional views. Dimensioning. Introduction to computer-aided drafting (CAD) and solid modeling. Includes design project using CAD. Co-requisite: MEGR 181. (winter, spring)
The design process, including performance prediction and prototype construction and testing. Includes a guided class project, team evaluation of an existing engineering design, and a major team design project. Final exam will consist of an oral presentation and performance demonstration of the team design. Prerequisite: freshman or sophomore standing. Co-requisite: MEGR 105. (winter, spring)
Vector algebra. Equilibrium of forces and moments, distributed forces, hydrostatics, friction, virtual work; all applied to simple bodies. Prerequisites: MATH 135, PHYS 121. (fall, winter)
Vectors applied to kinematics and kinetics. Particle, system of particles, and rigid bodies related to translation, rotation, plane motion, relative motion, forces, impulse-momentum, work-energy. Prerequisites: MEGR 210. (winter, spring)
Modern methods using computers to solve problems encountered in mechanical and civil engineering. Examples are stress analysis and beams (numerical integration, matrix methods, systems of simultaneous equations), stability of mechanical systems and columns (differential equations). Co-rerequisites: MEGR 230, MATH 234. (fall, spring)
Introduction to computer based data acquisition, including D to A and A to D conversion, real time operating systems, digital filtering, sensor selection and sensor interface design. Prerequisite: MEGR 281. Pre or co-requisite: ECEGR 315. (spring)
Manufacturing processes including casting, welding, forging, plastics forming and metal cutting. Lab includes industry tours and hands-on machine shop projects focusing on fundamental theory and operation of precision measuring instruments, hand tools, metal lathes and CNC mills. Pre or co-requisite: MEGR 105. Prerequisite: CEEGR 221. (fall, winter, spring)
Thermal properties of ideal and real gases, liquids, vapors and mixtures. Conservation of energy. Second law. Conversion of thermal energy to work. Power, efficiency, cycles, air-conditioning, compressible gas flow. (fall)
Continuation of MEGR 321. Thermodynamics applied to ideal and real cycles, internal and external combustion engines, fans, blowers, compressors, nozzles, refrigeration, air-conditioning. Second-law analysis. Design problem. Prerequisite: MEGR 321. (winter)
Heat transferconduction, convection and radiation. Conduction in one and two dimensions, steady state and transient. Forced and natural convection with phase change. Radiation between two or three black and gray bodies. Heat exchangers. Includes a design problem. Prerequisite: MEGR 321. Pre-or co-requisite: CEEGR 331. (spring)
Atomic structure. Metallic bond. Structure of metals and non-metals. Equilibrium diagrams. Time-dependent transformations. Relation of structure to properties. Elastic and plastic deformation. (fall)
Advanced strength of materials including combined loading, beams, columns, connection forces and stress concentrations. Introduction to statistics and reliability. Introduction to finite element analysis. Material failure including static failure theories, fracture mechanics and fatigue. Design problem. Prerequisite: CEEGR 221. (winter)
Continuation of MEGR 371. Fasteners, welds, springs, bearings, gears, shafts, lubrication, clutches and brakes. Design problem. Prerequisite: MEGR 371. (spring)
An introduction to the application of statistics in engineering problems. Topics include point estimates, population inference using p-values and confidence intervals, type 1 and type 2 error estimates, and ANOVA analysis when applied to engineering and manufacturing problems. Applications of statistics include statistical process control, sample size selection and experiment design using a factorial design approach. Prerequisite: junior standing.
Development of theory and concepts of finite element analysis. Applications in all areas of mechanical engineering, including mechanics of solids, heat transfer, fluid mechanics and design. Weekly computer exercises. Prerequisites: MEGR 371, MEGR 324, and senior standing.
Overview and discussion of primary energy consumption and energy conservation techniques. Theory and design of environmentally conscious energy conversion and relevant pollution reduction technologies. Assessment of energy conversion technologies with lifecycle analysis. Design and research projects. Prerequisites: MEGR 321 and junior standing.
An introduction to the topic of combustion. The areas of study include the thermodynamics of combustion, chemical kinetics and combustion reaction analysis, study of diffusion and premixed flames, combustion related to spark-ignited and diesel engines, and special topics of combustion including pollution reduction, instrumentation for combustion processes, and microscale combustion. Prerequisites: MEGR 321 and junior standing.
Psychometrics; space heating and cooling loads; air conditioning; fans and ducts; heat exchangers; solar systems; refrigeration. Prerequisites: MEGR 321, MEGR 324.
Motion analysis and modeling of systems of particles and rigid bodies in three-dimensional motion. Prerequisite: MEGR 230.
Application of the principles of engineering mechanics to the dynamics of ground vehicles. Familiarization with methods to analyze, predict and design for vehicle dynamic performance. Acceleration and braking performance, aerodynamics and road loads, ride, directional response, rollover. Prerequisite: MEGR 230.
Analysis of structural vibrations of mechanical systems. Modeling of lumped and distributed parameter systems. Topics include: single- and multi-degree of freedom systems, free and forced vibrations, periodic and non-periodic forcing functions, mass/stiffness matrices, Lagrange’s equations, and modal analysis. Continuous systems (string, rod, and beam vibrations). Design considerations and experimental testing methods. Prerequisite: junior standing.
Modeling of mechanical, thermal, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical linear and non-linear systems. Introduction to computer modeling and simulation using existing symbolic computer programs. Laplace transforms, stability criteria, and frequency response. Four lectures and one laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ECEGR 315 and MEGR 281. Pre or co-requisite: MEGR 324. (fall)
Feedback control system analysis. Proportional, integral and derivative control. Control system design, compensation. Root locus, Nyquist and Bode plots. Analog and digital simulation. Prerequisite: MEGR 435. (winter)
Introduction, basic concepts, fabrication methods, stress and strain analysis of fiber-reinforced composite materials. Elastic behavior of unidirectional lamina, lamination theory, effects of temperature and moisture, stress and failure analysis of laminates, composite structural design, and experimental characterization. Prerequisite: junior standing.
Analysis and synthesis of mechanisms based on combinations of linkages and cams. Considers geometry of motion, velocity and acceleration profiles, and associated forces. Uses manual analytical and graphical methods as well as more advanced computer methods. Prerequisite: MEGR 230.
Group design project focusing on the integrative aspects of engineering subject matter. The project focuses on: (1) philosophy of design, a creative approach, and a comprehensive design project; planning, organizing and leading an engineering project; exercising judgment and considering economic factors; and (2) integrated aspects of creative design and analysis; case studies; design of a novel device or system. Format consists of classroom lectures and individual design team meetings each week. The three courses must be taken as a continuous sequence. Fulfills the senior synthesis core requirement. Prerequisite: department permission. (487, fall; 488, winter; 489, spring)
Analytical, numerical, or laboratory investigation of a research problem in mechanical engineering under the supervision of a mechanical engineering department faculty member. Graded CR/F. Prerequisite: junior standing.
Five Mechanical Engineering students are honored as 2012-2013 Bannan Scholars. Read more.
Alonso Hotrum, '13, wins ASHRAE scholarship award for the second consecutive year. Read more.
Dr. Teodora Shuman and Dr. Greg Mason are awarded the Best Paper Award at the 2012 ASEE Conference. See photo.
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