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Courses - Spring 2020
ENME
Engineering, Mechanical Department Site
ENME201
Careers in Mechanical Engineering
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: S-F
The Mechanical Engineering Curriculum, Career Paths. Research areas in the Mechanical Engineering Department. The Mechanical Engineering Profession.
ENME202
(Perm Req)
Computing Fundamentals for Engineers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Corequisite: Must be concurrently enrolled in MATH141.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENAE202 or ENME202.
Introduction to computational tools for the solution of engineering problems. C++ & MATLAB programming including branching and loops, functions, file handling, arrays, and data structures. Students will be introduced to object-oriented programming, basic computing, algorithms, and principles of software engineering.
ENME208
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Automotive Engineering and Design
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
ENME272
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Computer Aided Design
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES100; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in MATH141.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENME 414 or ENME272.
Fundamentals of CAD, using solid modeling packages (Pro/E, SolidWorks, and Autodesk Inventor). Two and three dimensional drawing. Dimensioning and specifications. Introduction of CAD based analysis tools. Students will complete a design project.
ENME289P
(Perm Req)
Exploring Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Additive Manufacturing for Prosthetic Design
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Recommended ENME272 or cad experience.
ENME331
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES232 and ENES221.
Credit only granted for: BIOE331 or ENME331.
Principles of fluid mechanics. Mass, momentum and energy conservation. Hydrostatics. Control volume analysis. Internal and external flow. Boundary layers. Modern measurement techniques. Computer analysis. Laboratory experiments.
ENME332
(Perm Req)
Transfer Processes
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENME331.
The principles of heat transfer. Conduction in solids. Convection. Radiation. Modern measurement techniques. Computer analysis.
ENME350
(Perm Req)
Electronics and Instrumentation I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: PHYS271 and PHYS270.
Modern instrumentation. Basic circuit design, standard microelectronic circuits. Digital data acquisition and control. Signal conditioning. Instrumentation interfacing. Designing and testing of analog circuits. Laboratory experiments.
ENME351
(Perm Req)
Electronics and Instrumentation II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS271, ENME350, and PHYS270.
Continuation of ENME 350. Modern instrumentation. Basic circuit design, standard microelectronic circuits. Digital data acquisition and control. Signal conditioning. Instrumentation interfacing. Designing and testing of analog circuits. Laboratory experiments.
Lecture in ESJ202 (TERP, tiered collab room). Justification- The instru ctor has students work with one another from time to time and we expect the need for the course to increase by another 50-60 students for next s pring. There aren't many classroom options in or near EGR at this point that could accommodate a large course like it.
ENME361
(Perm Req)
Vibration, Controls and Optimization I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES220, ENES221, and MATH246; and (MATH206 or ENME202).
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Mechanical program.
Fundamentals of vibration, controls and optimization. Analysis and design in time, Laplace and frequency domains. Mathematical description of system response, system stability, control and optimization. Optimal design of mechanical systems.
ENME371
(Perm Req)
Product Engineering and Manufacturing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES221; and (ENME392 or STAT400).
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Mechanical program.
Business aspects of engineering product development. Relationship of design and manufacturing. Product specification. Statistical process control. Design team development. The development process.
ENME382
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Materials Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES100; and permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Corequisite: MATH241.
Recommended: PHYS261 and PHYS260.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Cross-listed with ENMA300.
Credit only granted for: ENMA300 or ENME382.
Structure of materials, chemical composition, phase transformations, corrosion and mechanical properties of metals, ceramics, polymers and related materials. Materials selection in engineering applications.
ENME392
(Perm Req)
Statistical Methods for Product and Processes Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: MATH241.
Integrated statistical methodology for the improvement of products and processes in terms of performance, quality and cost. Designed experimentation. Statistical process control. Software application. Laboratory activities.
ENME400
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in ENME361.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Design of mechanical elements and planar machines. Failure theories. Design of pressure vessels, joints, rotating elements, and transmission elements. Kinematic structures, graphical, analytical, and numerical analysis and synthesis of linkages, gear trains, and flywheels are covered.
ENME406
(Perm Req)
Roller Coaster Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES220, ENES221, and ENME272. And ENME202; or MATH206.
Corequisite: ENME400.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Engineering of roller coasters including: specifications, concept creation, structural design, car design, and safety. Course covers biomechanics and rider kinematics as well as manufacturing aspects.
ENME408
(Perm Req)
Selected Topics in Engineering Design; Automotive Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Mechanical program; and senior standing. Or permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.

Creativity and innovation in design. Generalized performance analysis, reliability and optimization as applied to the design of components and engineering systems. Use of computers in design of multivariable systems.
ENME421
(Perm Req)
Engineering Design Ideation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in ENME371.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Additional information: Ideally, this course should be taken prior to capstone design.
Engineering Design Methods is a technical elective for engineering students who wish to improve their ability to produce design ideas (i.e., the ideation process) for further development into conceptual ideas. Ideation is the creative, idea generation activity that happens at the beginning of the conceptual design process. Ideation methods are often built around creativity improving strategies and are often designed for individual use prior to presenting the results in a team setting.
ENME424
(Perm Req)
Urban Microclimate and Energy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in ENME332.
Recommended: ENME423.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENME424 or ENME808I.
Urban microclimate from the perspective of transient heat and mass transfer using building energy simulations for building clusters as well as LEED building certification criteria. The focus is on understanding building energy consumption and environmental impacts from the individual building scale to a neighborhood scale.
ENME427
(Perm Req)
CSI Mechanical: Finding Reasons for Compromised Structural Integity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES220 and ENME382.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Understanding the causes of product failures including the political, societal, economic, environmental, and ethical impact of these failures, and the strategies to avoid, postpone, or mitigate them. Students will be encouraged to combine concepts from engineering, natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities to address these complex issues. Basics of failure analysis, forensics, and reliability engineering and the scientific fundamentals underlying the most common types of failure. Issues of legal liability. Methods for monitoring the existing condition of a structure.
ENME431
(Perm Req)
Nuclear Reactor Systems and Safety
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: MATH246.
Recommended: ENME430.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Engineering, material and thermal aspects of light water reactors, fast reactors, high temperature gas reactors, heavy water moderated reactors, breeder reactors, advanced reactors including GEN IV designs. Evolution of light water reactor safety and regulation in the US that has culminated in the current body of regulations.
ENME432
(Perm Req)
Reactor and Radiation Measurements Laboratory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENME430 and MATH246.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Basics concepts of nuclear radiation and radiation detectors including types of radiation, radioactive decay, and interactions of radiation with matter.
ENME436
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENME331.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENME489K or ENME436.
Formerly: ENME489K.
Fundamentals, design/analysis tools, and state of the art renewable energy technologies. Energy resources and global perspectives of current and future energy demand/consumption trends, followed by prime renewable energy technologies, including wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, and ocean thermal energy conversion. Economics of renewable energy, energy conservation opportunities, CO2 capture and storage, and thermal energy storage.
ENME461
(Perm Req)
Control Systems Laboratory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENME351 and ENME361.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENEE461 or ENME461.
Students will design, implement, and test controllers for a variety of systems. This will enhance their understanding of feedback control familiarize them with the characteristics and limitations of real control devices. Students will also complete a small project. This will entail writing a proposal, purchasing parts for their controller, building the system, testing it, and writing a final report describing what they have done.
Cross-listed with ENEE461. Credit offered for ENME461 or ENEE461.
ENME462
(Perm Req)
Vibrations, Controls, and Optimization II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENME351 and ENME361.
Continuation of ENME 361. Fundamentals of vibration, controls, and optimization. Analysis and design in time, Laplace and frequency domains. Mathematical descriptions of system response, system stability, control and optimization. Optimal design of mechanical systems.
ENME464
(Perm Req)
Cost Analysis for Engineers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENME392; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
An introduction to the financial and cost analysis aspects of product engineering. Introduces key elements of traditional engineering economics including interest, present worth, depreciation, taxes, inflation, financial statement analysis, and return on investment. Provides an introduction to cost modeling as it applies to product manufacturing and support. Cost modeling topics will include: manufacturing cost analysis, life-cycle cost modeling (reliability and warranty), and cost of ownership.
ENME465
(Perm Req)
Probability-Based Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: MATH206 and ENME392.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Review of probabilistic distributions, introduction to pseudo-random number generation, and algorithms to produce probability distributions using Monte Carlo simulation via Matlab and other approaches to best design probabilistic engineering problems.
ENME466
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Corequisite: ENME392; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
This course intends to provide in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and its Define - Mearsure - Analyze - Improve - Control (DMAIC) Breakthrough Improvement Strategy. The emphasis is placed on the DMAIC process which is reinforced via application of semester long corporate projects and case study analysis.
ENME470
(Perm Req)
Finite Element Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Senior standing; and permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Basic concepts of the theory of the finite element method. Applications in solid mechanics and heat transfer.
ENME472
(Perm Req)
Integrated Product and Process Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: ENME371.
Integration of product development with the development process. Design strategies. Product architecture. Design for manufacturing. Selection of materials. Design for assembly.
ENME482
Impact for Social Change
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Academic Standing: Students with sufficient credit for junior standing and permission of the Mechanical Engineering Department.
Restriction: Permission Required.
The purpose of this course is to encourage and inspire students to critically analyze possible solutions to mitigate social inequalities among large groups of people who have not benefited from the technological revolution. To do so, we will not only use our technical know-how, but how to work with nonprofit organizations that are inspired by philanthropy and public policy. This course is not just about coming up with an idea, or designing a prototype, but more importantly, about sustainably deploying it on large scale. It fosters an entrepreneurial approach, as students address challenges and propose models that are relevant to a larger swath of humanity.
ENME483
(Perm Req)
Physics of Turbulent Flow
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENME331.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Jointly offered with ENME656. Credit only gran ted for: ENME483 or ENME656.
Specific problems of turbulent flow including automobile and truck aerodynamics and canonical flows including pipes, jets and boundary layers that are measured and simulated to gain basic understanding of turbulence. A goal of the course is to impart the necessary background for students to be able to critically assess and most effectively employ the turbulent flow prediction codes (e.g. Fluent) that are a mainstay of how turbulence is analyzed in modern industries.
ENME488
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Limited to mechanical engineering seniors.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENME489
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENME489D
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Flight Dynamics and Simulation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENME489F.
ENME489E
Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Design for Sustinability
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENME489L
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Bio-Inspired Robotics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Pre- or corequisite: ENME351 and permission of department.
ENME489Q
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Managing for Innovation and Quality
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Department permission required.
ENME489T
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Nuclear Reactor Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENME489Y
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Remote Sensing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENME351.
ENME600
Engineering Design Methods
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
An introductory graduate level course in critical thinking about formal methods for design in Mechanical Engineering. Course participants gain background on these methods and the creative potential each offers to designers. Participants will formulate, present, and discuss their own opinions on the value and appropriate use of design materials for mechanical engineering.
ENME607
Engineering Decision Making and Risk Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Cross-listed with ENRE671.
Credit only granted for: ENME808X, ENRE671 or ENME607.
Formerly: ENME 808X.
Individual decision-making, group decisionmaking, and organizations of decision-makers in the context of engineering design, project management, and other functions. Techniques for making better decisions, for understanding how decisions are related to each other, and for managing risk.
Cross-listed with ENRE671. Credit granted for ENME607 or ENRE671.
ENME625
Multidisciplinary Optimization
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Overview of single- and multi-level design optimization concepts and techniques with emphasis on multidisciplinary engineering design problems. Topics include single and multilevel optimality conditions, hierarchic and nonhierarchic modes and multilevel post optimality sensitivity analysis. Students are expected to work on a semester-long project.
ENME633
Molecular Thermodynamics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
An examination of the interactions between molecules, which govern thermodynamics relevant to engineering, will be conducted. We will investigate both classical and statistical approaches to thermodynamics for understanding topics such as phase change, wetting of surfaces, chemical reactions, adsorption, and electrochemical processes. Statistical approaches and molecular simulation tools will be studied to understand how molecular analysis can be translated to macroscopic phenomena.
ENME635
Energy Systems Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: ENPM635 or ENME635.
Rankine cycles with nonazeotropic working fluid mixtures, two-, multi- and variable-stage absorption cycles and vapor compression cycles with solution circuits. Power generation cycles with working fluid mixtures. Development of rules for finding all possible cycles suiting a given application or the selection of the best alternatives.
ENME656
Physics of Turbulent Flow
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENME640; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department; or permission of instructor.
Definition of turbulence and its physical manifestations. Statistical methods and the transport equations for turbulence quantities. Laboratory measurement and computer simulation methods. Isotropic turbulence. Physics of turbulent shear flows.
ENME664
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES221; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department; or permission of instructor.
Kinematics in plane and space; Dynamics of particle, system of particles, and rigid bodies. Holonomic and non-holonomic constraints. Newton's equations, D'Alembert's principle, Hamilton's principle, and equations of Lagrange. Impact and collisions. Stability of equilibria.
ENME672
Composite Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Micromechanics of advanced composites with passive and active reinforcements, mathematical models and engineering implications, effective properties and damage mechanics, recent advances in "adaptive" or "smart" composites.
ENME674
Finite Element Methods
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (ENGR: MS/PhDMechanical Engineering (Master's); ENGR: MS/PhDMechanical Engineering (Doctoral)) ; or permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENME 674, ENAE652, ENPM652 or ENPM808F.
Theory and application of finite element methods for mechanical engineering problems such as stress analysis. Basic development of the method for solving the types of governing partial differential equations that are the foundations for many engineering and physical sciences. The emphasis is on balancing the theoretical/mathematical background with a computable implementation to reach applications. Some code writing and debugging will be involved. This class is suited for graduate students or high-achieving undergraduates in engineering, mathematics, or the physical sciences. A very basic knowledge of matrix-vector calculations and multivariable calculus are required. Some exposure to partial differential equations and experience with Matlab or a compiled language will be helpful but are not required.
ENME695
Design for Reliability
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Reliability is the ability of a product or system to perform as intended (i.e., without failure and within specified performance limits) for a specified time, in its life-cycle conditions. Knowledge of reliability concepts and principles, as well as risk assessment, mitigation and management strategies prepares engineers to contribute effectively to product development and life cycle management. This course teaches the fundamental knowledge and skills in reliability as it pertains to the design, manufacture, and use of electrical, mechanical, and electro-mechanical products. Topics cover the suitability of the supply chain members to contribute towards development, manufacturing, distribution and support of reliable products; efficient and cost-effective design and manufacture of reliable products; process capability and process control; derating, uprating, FMMEA, reliability prediction and reliability allocation; how to plan and implement product testing to assess reliability; how to analyze degradation, failure, and return data to estimate fundamental reliability parameters; root cause analysis; and reliability issues associated with warranties, regulatory requirements, and liabilities.
ENME712
Measurement, Instrumentation and Data Analysis for Thermo-Fluid Processes
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This course is designed to offer systemic coverage of the methodologies for measurement and data analysis of thermal and fluid processes at the graduate level. The course materials will cover three broad categories: (1) Fundamentals of thermal and fluid processes in single phase and multi phase flows as relates to this course; Measurement and Instrumentation techniques for measurement of basic quantities such as pressure, temperature, flow rate, heat flux, etc., and (3) Experimental Design and Planning, sources of errors in measurements, and uncertainty analysis.
ENME722
Equilibrium Modeling in Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: ENCE722 or ENME722.
Provide motivation and introduction to equilibrium models involving economics and engineering. We will concentrate on models involving markets (Nash-Cournot, etc.), those wherein the activities are spatially diverse, those involving energy activities or traffic flow, as well as selected other examples in mechanical engineering. Areas that will be covered include:Review of relevant optimization theory, presentation of the mixed complementarity problem (MCP) and variational inequality problem (VIP) formats to solve equilibrium problems as well as introduction to existence and uniqueness results, review of relevant game theory notions, presentation of specific models for engineering-economic applications, presentations for algorithms to solve these equilibrium problems.
ENME742
Urban Microclimate and Energy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Jointly offered with ENME424.
Credit only granted for: ENME808I, ENME42 4 or ENME742.
Formerly: ENME808I.
Examines urban microclimate from the perspective of transient heat and mass transfer using building energy simulations for building clusters. The focus is on understandingbuilding energy consumption and environmental impacts from the individual building scale (~100) to a neighborhood scale (~103). Emerging morphological properties of building clustersmodulate transient convective and radiative heat transfer resulting in different localmicroclimatic conditions. At the neighborhood scale, these conditions are analyzed using heatand mass transfer simulations in building clusters to provide boundary conditions for transient building energy simulations. At the individual building scale, besides the energy consumption,this course examines connection between indoor and outdoor environments.
ENME744
Additive Manufacturing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENME272 and ENME331; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Jointly offered wit h ENME416.
Credit only granted for: ENME 416 OR ENME 744.
Develop a comprehensive understanding of fundamental additive manufacturing-alternatively, "three-dimensional (3D) printing-approaches, including extrusion-based deposition, stereolithography, powder bed-based melting, and inkjet-based deposition. Cultivate a "design-for-additive manufacturing" skill set for combining computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) methodologies to produce successful 3D prints. Fabricate 3D mechanical objects using a variety of 3D printing technologies on campus. Execute a design project that demonstrates how additive manufacturing technologies can overcome critical limitations of traditional manufacturing processes.
ENME799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENME808
Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENME808E
Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Machine Learning: Theory and Applications
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENME808I
Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Interfacial Fluid Mechanics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENME809A
Special Topics; Steady State and Dynamic Modeling of Energy Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENME898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENME899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.