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MAE Courses
MAE 205. Visualization, Graphics, and Solid Modeling (0-6-2)
Prepare hand sketches and engineering drawings using some drafting tools. Visualize 3D objects from 2D drawings and vice versa. Use commercial quality CAD software to draw 2D figures and drawings including orthographic projections, and working and assembly drawings. Use a commercial quality solid modeler to create solid models, and appropriate working and assembly drawings. (Every semester)
MAE 250L. Manufacturing Practices (0-6-2)
Prerequisites: PHY 141 or PHY 161, MAE 205.
Theory and applications of metal working machinery. Industrial safety. Engineering and technological aspects of joining operations. Interpretation of engineering drawings. Introduction to design of simple jigs and fixtures. (Every semester)
MAE 301. Experimental Methods for Mechanical Engineers (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: EGR 252, MAE 320, MAE 330, C or better in EGR 235.
Corequisite: MAE 430
Basic concepts of experimental investigation. Introduction to uncertainty and statistical
analysis. Dynamic measurements. Measurement of force, strain, pressure, fluid flow, and thermal properties. Electrical measurement and sensing devices. Engineering ethics. (Every year)
MAE 301L. Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I (0-3-1)
Prerequisites: EGR 252, MAE 320, MAE 330, C or better in EGR 235.
Corequisite: MAE 301, MAE 430
Series of laboratory experiments. Identification of experimental objectives, planning of processes and procedures, collection and evaluation of data. Uncertainty and statistical analysis of results. Data presentation, discussion, and report writing. (Every year)
MAE 310. Engineering Analysis for Mechanical Engineers (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: EGR 126, MAT 293, MAT 330.
Introduction to the solution of partial differential equations and numerical methods in mechanical engineering. Separation of variables, root finding, systems of simultaneous equations, numerical integration, matrix methods, finite difference methods. (Every year)
MAE 320. Solid Mechanics II (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: MAT 192, C or better in EGR 232.
Stress, strain, axial deformation of statically determinate and indeterminate systems. Generalized Hooke’s Law. Torsion, beam bending, shear stresses in beams, stress and strain transformation, beam deflections. Energy methods. Static and fatigue failure theories. Design of structural members: beams, columns, etc. (Every year)
MAE 322. Machine Design (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: MAE 320, C or better in EGR232 and EGR236.
Application of the principles of solid mechanics, materials science, and statistics to the design and analysis of specific machine components such as screws, bearings, gears, welded joints, springs, etc. Engineering design ethics. (Every year)
MAE 330. Fluid Mechanics (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: MAT 293, MAT 330, C or better in EGR235 and EGR 236.
Fluid properties, statics and dynamics of ideal and real fluids. Continuity, momentum, and energy equations. Potential flow. Dimensional analysis. Pipe flow. Laminar and turbulent incompressible flows. Boundary layer analysis. Lift and drag. (Every year)
MAE 335. Thermodynamics II (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EGR 235.
Co-requisite: MAT 293.
Second law analysis. Power and refrigeration cycles. Application of basic principles to engineering problems involving ideal gas mixtures, psychrometrics, real gas mixtures, and combustion. (Every two years)
MAE 362. Structure and Properties of Materials (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: CHM 111, MAT 330.
Mechanical behavior of materials, atomic concepts, properties of crystalline and non-crystalline solids. Materials in design. (Every year)
MAE 402L. Mechanical Engineering Laboratory II (0-3-1)
Prerequisites: MAE 330, MAE 301, MAE 301L, MAE 430.
Co-requisite: MAE 460.
Design of experiments. Multiple experimental projects focused on analysis of materials and materials processing, thermal systems, and/or mechanical systems. (Every year)
MAE 406. Introduction to Finite Element Analysis (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: MAE 310, MAE 320.
Introduction to the theory of finite element analysis. Solutions for stress analysis, dynamic analysis, and heat transfer in two dimensions. Computer implementation. Modeling and applications. (Occasionally)
MAE 422. Intermediate Dynamics (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: MAE 310, C or better in EGR 236.
Three dimensional kinematics of rigid bodies. Three dimensional kinetics of rigid bodies: force and acceleration. Vibrations. Design of systems to produce different types of motion. (Every two years)
MAE 425. Vibrations (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: MAT 330, C or better in EGR 236.
Elements of vibrating systems. One degree of freedom systems: free and forced, and damped and undamped. Multi-degree of freedom systems: free and forced, and damped and undamped. Vibration of continuous systems. Design of vibration systems. (Every two years)
MAE 427. Solid Mechanics III (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: MAE 310, MAE 320.
Three dimensional stress at a point, compatibility equations, strain energy, plane stress, plane strain, mechanical behavior of materials, beam bending, torsion of prismatic bars, elastic foundations, elastic stability, energy methods. (Every two years)
MAE 430. Heat Transfer (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: MAE 310, MAE 330, MAT 330, C or better in EGR 235.
Conduction, convection, and radiation and their use in engineering applications. Steady and transient heat transfer; analytical, graphical, and numerical solutions. Normalization of the boundary layer equations. Convective correlations for external and internal flows. Introduction to radiation. (Every year)
MAE 435. Thermal Systems Analysis (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: MAE 330 and MAE 430.
Introduction to heat exchangers and heat exchanger design. Design and optimization of thermal systems, including modeling, simulation, and ethical considerations. Component design. Examples from power generation systems, heat exchanger/ recovery, HVAC. (Every year)
MAE 436. Turbomachinery (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: MAE 330.
Introduction to the theory, analysis, and design of turbomachinery. Incompressible flow devices: pumps, fans, and hydraulic turbines. Gas turbine engines for aircraft and industrial power generation. Radial and axial flow configurations. (Every two years)
MAE 437. Internal Combustion Engines (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: C or better in EGR235.
Theory, design, and operation of spark-ignition and compression-ignition engines. Combustion analysis, efficiencies, and performance. Knock phenomena, exhaust-gas analysis, and air pollution. (Occasionally)
MAE 439. Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Design (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: MAE 430.
Comfort and health requirements for space conditioning. Psychrometrics. Heating and cooling load calculations. Solar heating and cooling systems. Systems design. Computer applications. (Occasionally)
MAE 444. Flight Structures (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: MAE 320.
Loads, fatigue, minimum weight design, stress analysis of semi-monocoque structures, and design of members in tension, bending, and torsion. (Every two years)
MAE 460. Engineering Materials (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: MAE 362.
Co-requisite: MAE 402L.
Engineering application of materials. Material, shape, and process selection for mechanical designs based on function, constraints, objectives, and free variables. Materials and the environment. (Every year)
MAE 480. Introduction to Senior Design (0-1-0)
Co-requisites: TCO 341, MAE 250L, MAE 310, MAE 322, MAE 330, and MAE 362.
Course will provide guidance for the selection of team members and topic for the senior design project to be completed in MAE 487 and MAE 488. To successfully complete the course, a student must belong to a team (3 to 4 persons) and briefly outline the project goals to be implemented in MAE 487 and MAE 488. A seminar series will be conducted to facilitate student introduction to potential industrial clients and projects. Seminar attendance is required to obtain a satisfactory course grade. This course is graded S/U. (Every semester)
MAE 487. Engineering Design Exhibit I (0-6-2)
Prerequisites: TCO 341, MAE 250L, MAE310, MAE 322, MAE 330, MAE 362, and MAE 480. Must have completed all required 100- and 200-level engineering, mathematics, chemistry and physics courses. If approved by department chair and course instructor, a waiver may be granted for one of the MAE prefixed prerequisites or corequisites, provided that the course to be waived does not provide content essential to the successful completion of the capstone project. No additional prerequisite waivers will be granted.
Co-requisites: MAE 301, MAE 430.
Multi-disciplinary design projects with substantial MAE content. Small groups design, build, and test realistic engineering systems under faculty supervision. Projects include safety, economic, environmental, and ethical considerations and require written and oral reports. (Every semester)
MAE 488. Engineering Design Exhibit II (0-6-2)
Prerequisite: MAE 487.
Continuation of MAE 487 multi-disciplinary design projects with substantial MAE content. Small groups design, build, and test realistic engineering systems under faculty supervision. Projects include safety, economic, environmental, and ethical considerations and require written and oral reports. (Every semester)
SPECIAL COURSES: MAE 491, 492, 493, 498, 499 for variable credit. May be repeated for credit with approval of academic advisor and the Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department.
MAE 491-492-493. Special Topics (1-6 hours)
MAE 498. Professional Seminar (1-6 hours)
MAE 499. Independent Study (1-6 hours)