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 1810.(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 1050. (winter, spring)
Vector algebra. Equilibrium of forces and moments, distributed forces, hydrostatics, friction, virtual work; all applied to simple bodies. Prerequisites: MATH 1335, PHYS 1210. (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 2100. (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 2300, MATH 2320. (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 2810. Pre or co- requisite: ECEGR 3130. (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. Prerequisite: CEEGR 2210. (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. Prerequisites: MATH 2330, MEGR 2300. (fall)
Continuation of MEGR 3210. 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 3210. (winter)
Three heat transfer modes: conduction, convection and radiation. Conduction in one and two dimensions, steady state and transient. Forced and natural convection. Radiation between two or three black and gray bodies. Heat exchangers. Including design problems. Prerequisite: MEGR 3210. Pre- or co- requisite: CEEGR 3310. (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 2210. (winter)
Continuation of MEGR 3710. Fasteners, welds, springs, bearings, gears, shafts, lubrication, clutches and brakes. Design problem. Prerequisite: MEGR 3710. (spring)
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 3710, MEGR 3240, 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 life cycle analysis. Design and research projects. Prerequisites: MEGR 3210.
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 3210.
Psychometrics; space heating and cooling loads; air conditioning; fans and ducts; heat exchangers; solar systems; refrigeration. Prerequisites: MEGR 3210, MEGR 3240. (fall)
Motion analysis and modeling of systems of particles and rigid bodies in three- dimensional motion. Prerequisite: MEGR 2300.
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 systems. Introduction to computer modeling and simulation using existing symbolic computer programs. Laplace transforms, stability criteria, and frequency response. Three lectures and one laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ECEGR 3130. (fall)
Course covers the design and analysis of feedback control systems. Analysis methods include root locus, Nyquist and Bode plots, and digital simulations using Matlab. Compensation methods include proportional, integral and derivative control and phase-lead and phase-lag controllers. Prerequisite: MEGR 4350. (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 2300.
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.