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Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (A ME) AME Building, Room 301 (520) 6212235 Professors Parviz E. Nikravesh, Acting Head, Henry C. Perkins, Acting Associate Head, Thomas F. Balsa, Francis H. Champagne, Chuan F. Chen, Steven C. Crow, Hermann F. Fasel, Juan C. Heinrich, Hussein A. Kamel (Emeritus), Dimitri B. Kececioglu, Robert B. Kinney (Emeritus), Donald M. McEligot (Emeritus), Edwin K. Parks (Emeritus), Russell E. Petersen (Emeritus), Kumar N. R. Ramohalli, Lawrence B. Scott, Jr., William R. Sears (Emeritus), Bruce R. Simon, Quentin R. Thomson (Emeritus), Thomas L. Vincent, Paul H. Wirsching, Israel J. Wygnanski, A. Ralph Yappel (Emeritus) Associate Professors Ara Arabyan, Abhijit Chandra, KeeYing Fung, Edward J. Kerschen Assistant Professors Cholik Chan, Yonggang Huang, Jeffrey W. Jacobs, Erdogan Madenci, Alfonso Ortega, Karl, Ousterhout, K.R. Sridhar The department offers the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy with majors in aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering. (See the College of Engineering section of this catalog for specific undergraduate program requirements. Consult the Graduate Catalog for more information about graduate programs.) [np]NOTE: AME majors will receive credit toward the completion of major for the following courses: PSIO 418, "Physiology for Engineers;" PSIO 419, "Physiology Laboratory;" SIE 406, "Engineering Quality Control;" ECE 554, "Electronic Packaging Principles;" E M 511, "Advanced Finite Element Analysis;" SIE 507, "Advanced Quality Control". 195. Colloquium d. Our Future in Space and Space in Our Future (1) I Field trips. 230. Thermodynamics (3) I II Basic laws and examples of engineering applications of macroscopic thermodynamics; equations of state; reversible and irreversible processes. 3ES. P, MATH 223, PHYS 116. 250. Dynamics (3) I II Dynamics of particles and rigid bodies as applied to mechanical systems; introduction to mechanical vibrations. 3ES. P, C E 214; CR, MATH 254. 300. Instrumentation Laboratory (3) I II Basic principles of laboratory practice and instrumentation; statistical measurement theory including probability distributions, finite statistics, uncertainty analysis, regression analysis; dynamics of measurement systems; transducers and signal conditioning circuits. Experiments using basic laboratory instrumentation on the speed of sound, temperature measurements, and the dynamic response of first and second order systems. 2R, 3L. 2ES. P, 230, 331a, ECE 208. 301. Engineering Analysis (3) I Vector analysis, complex variables, Fourier series, matrices, boundary value problems and applications to current engineering problems. P, MATH 254. 302. Numerical Methods (3) I II Introduction to linear algebra; solution of engineering problems based upon an integrated approach combining numerical analysis and the use of computers. 2ES. P, 250, C E 217. 320. Aerodynamics (3) II Basic equations and their approximation; potential flow theory; fundamentals of airfoil and wing theory; axisymmetric flows; application to aerodynamics of wings and bodies. 2ES, 1ED. P, 331a; CR, 302. 321. Aircraft Performance (3) II Properties of the atmosphere, concepts in airflow and propulsion, airfoils and wings, airplane performance; energy methods. 2ES, 1ED. P, 250, 331a. 323. Gasdynamics (3) II Homentropic flow with area changes, normal and oblique shocks, onedimensional flows with friction and heat addition, choking, method of characteristics, applications. 2ES, 1ED. P, 230, 331a, MATH 254. 324. Aerospace Structures (3) II Application of principles of mechanics to the structural analysis of aerospace components. Topics covered are: analysis of stress and strain, constitutive relations, plane problems of elasticity, torsion, bending, elastic stability, energy methods, finite element methods. 2ES, 1ED. P, 301, C E 217; CR, 302. 330. Intermediate Thermodynamics (3) I II Power systems; nonreacting and reacting mixtures; heat transfer, design exercises. 2ES, 1ED. P, 230. 331a331b. Principles and Applications of Fluid Mechanics (33) I II 331a: Fundamentals of fluid mechanics covering properties of fluids, fluid statics, dynamics of incompressible viscous and inviscid flows, control volume formulations of continuity, momentum and energy equations, dimensional analysis, viscous pipe flow, boundary layers and drag. 3ES. P, 250, MATH 223, MATH 254. 331b: Turbomachinery, pump characteristics, lubrication theory, boundary layers, potential flow, one and twodimensional compressible flow, design project. 2ES, 1ED. P, 331a. Both 331a and 331b are offered each semester. 352. Dynamics of Machines (3) I II Analysis of motions and forces in machines, design exercises. 3ED. P, 250. 400. Senior Mechanical Laboratory (2) I II Investigations involving thermal power and mechanical systems. 1R, 3L. 2ES. P, 300. WritingEmphasis Course. P, Satisfaction of the upper division writing proficiency requirement (see "WritingEmphasis Courses" in the Academic Policies and Graduation Requirements section of this catalog). 401. Senior Aerospace Laboratory (13) II Laboratory investigations involving aerodynamic, control, structural, and power systems. 1R, 3L. P, 300, 324, 420. WritingEmphasis Course. P, Satisfaction of the upperdivision writing proficiency requirement (see "WritingEmphasis Courses" in the Academic Policies and Graduation Requirements section of this catalog). 402. Senior Energy Laboratory (3) II (Identical with NEE 402) 410. Engineering Design (3) I II Role of design in engineering; strength design factors, stress and strain analysis, deflection analysis and introduction to failure and fatigue theory, design of specific machine components. 1ES, 2ED. P, 250, C E 217. 411. Introduction to Production Engineering (3) I II Theory of machining and forming; machine tool principles, potentialities, and limitations; nonconventional material removal process; design project. 2R, 3L. 1ED. Fee. CR, 410. 412a412b. Mechanical Engineering Design (33) 412a: I II Engineering design process steps, idea generation techniques, optimal design of engineering systems, computer aided design, major design project. 2R, 3L. 3ED. P, 330; CR, 410, 411. 412b: I II Construction, testing and evaluation of prototype design; design iteration to arrive at final system configuration. 2R, 3L. 3ED. P, 412a. 412a and 412b must be taken in consecutive semesters. 415. Engineering Program Design (3) II Hardware and software. Computer graphics. Requirement specification. Structured programming. Code optimization. Analysis algorithms. Case studies, and group projects. 2R, 3L. 1ES, 2ED. P, 302, MATH 254. May be convened with 515. 416. Material Selection (3) II A study of failure in engineering materials, yielding, fatigue, creep, buckling; an introduction to fracture mechanics and modern fatigue models; weight and cost considerations. 1.5ES, 1.5ED. P, C E 217. 420. Aircraft Conceptual Design (3) I II Student groups develop conceptual designs for aircraft with specified performance and figures of merit. Design issues include program organization, configuration, aerodynamics, weights, and performance. Design groups develop computer flight simulators to evaluate performance. 3ED. P, 320, 321, 323. May be convened with 520. 422. Aerospace Engineering Design (3) II Application of engineering fundamentals, including structural analysis, structural vibrations, aeroelasticity and finite element methods to aerospace vehicle design project. 3ED. P, 420 or 428. May be convened with 522. 424. Introduction to Space Technologies (3) I The space environment: vacuum, microgravity, radiation(s), free molecule flow and drag on bodies. Resource utilization in deep space. Introduction to orbital mechanics. Space transportation, spacecraft thermal design, automation and robotics, communications, space power, space structures. 1.5ES, 1.5ED. P, 323. May be convened with 524. 425. Aerospace Propulsion (3) I Basic laws; application to turbojets, ramjets, fanjets, turbo props and rockets; space flight. 2ES, 1ED. P, 230, 323, 331a. 426. Dynamics of Space Flight (3) I Two and three body motion; orbit transfer and interplanetary transfer, space vehicle stability and control. 3ES. 427. Stability and Control of Aerospace Vehicles (3) I Static and dynamic stability of rigid and nonrigid vehicles; automatic control of aircraft, missiles and spacecraft. 2ES, 1ED. P, 321. 428. Space Mission Conceptual Design (3) II Introduction to space mission design and modern tools available to aid the designer. Includes brief case histories of some of the more successful space missions and design of a mission. 3ED. P, 424. May be convened with 528. 431. Numerical Methods in Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer (3) II Development of numerical techniques for the solution of ordinary and partial differential equations that arise in heat transfer and fluid mechanics; classification of equations, methods of solutions, examples. 3ES. P, 302, 331a. May be convened with 531. 432. Heat Transfer (3) I II Study of conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer, with applications to engineering problems. 3ES. P, 331a, 230. 441. Air Conditioning Engineering (3) I Analysis and design of systems and components for control of temperature, humidity, air cleanliness and acoustics; applications to residential and commercial buildings. 1.5ES, 1.5ED. P, 330; CR, 331a. 442. HVAC System Design (3) II (Identical with NEE 442) May be convened with 542. 443. Power Systems Analysis (3) I II Performance of gas and vapor power cycles, processes and components; fundamentals of combustion; nuclear and unconventional energy sources. 2ES, 1ED. P, 330. 445. Solar Energy Engineering (3) I (Identical with NEE 445) May be convened with 545. 447. Direct Energy Conversion (3) II (Identical with NEE 447) May be convened with 547. 448. Wind Energy Conversion Systems (3) I Aerodynamic theory of vertical and horizontal axis propellers and windmills; optimal design of blades and electrical components; lab. and field measurements of operating systems. 3R, 1L. 1ES, 2ED. Field trips. P, 331a, ECE 208. 452. Computer Aided Analysis of Mechanical Systems (3) I Kinematic and dynamic analysis of mechanical systems in planar motion, numerical methods and use of computer programs in analysis. 2ES, 1ED. P, 302. May be convened with 552. 454. Optimal Control of Parametric Systems (3) II Scalar minimization, vector minimization, continuous static games, matrix games, numerical techniques and applications. 2.5ES. 0.5ED. P, MATH 254. 455. Control System Design (3) I System models; linear dynamical systems; output feedback design; stability analysis, state feedback design. 2ES, 1ED. P, 250, 301; CR, 300. 456. Control of Manufacturing Process (3) I Modeling and control of manufacturing processes. Mathematical modeling of processes, actuators, transducers and sensors; classical control methods including transient response steadystate errors, bode diagrams; root lacus and design of closed loop control systems; introduction to digital control systems and robotics; hardware and software issues; computer simulations. 1R, 2L. P, 250, 300, 331b, CR, 411. May be convened with 556. 460. Mechanical Vibrations (3) I Free and forced vibrations of simple mechanical systems; effects of damping; introduction to multidegree of freedom systems. 3ES. P, 250, MATH 254. 461. Finite Element Methods (3) II Matrix methods for structural analysis, theory of elasticity, work and strain energy, energy theorems, the finite element, the assembled structure, programming aspects of the problem, general purpose programs, application to aerospace structures. 2ES, 1ED. P, 301, C E 217. 462. Composite Materials (3) II Classification and characteristics of composite materials; mechanical behavior of composite materials, micro and macromechanical behavior of laminae; mechanical behavior of laminates; mechanical behavior of short fiber composites. 3ES. P, 302, C E 217. May be convened with 562. 466. Biomechanical Engineering (3) II 199495 One subject covered yearly from: biomechanicalsolid mechanics (orthopedic, vascular, muscle, skin); feedback control (physiological systems); heat transfer, thermodynamics (temperature regulation exercise, hyperthermia, instrumentation). P, 302, 330, 331b, 410. May be convened with 566. 472. Reliability Engineering (3) I Timetofailure, failurerate, and reliability determination for early, useful and wearout lives; equipment reliability prediction; spare parts provisioning; reliability growth; reliability allocation. 1.5ES, 1.5ED. P, CR, 474 or SIE 330. May be convened with 572. 473. Probabilistic Mechanical Design (3) I Application of probability theory and statistics to mechanical and structural design; modern mechanical reliability methods; design philosophy. 1.5ES, 1.5ED. P, C E 217; CR, 410. May be convened with 573. 474 Reliability and Quality Analysis (3) I Probability and statistics with applications to reliability engineering, discrete and continuous statistical models for engineering variables, fundamentals of statistics. 1.5ES, 1.5ED. P, MATH 223. May be convened with 574. 495. Colloquium s. Senior Colloquium (1) I II 500a500b. Advanced Engineering Analysis (33) 500a: I Vector calculus, linear algebra; ordinary differential equations, calculus of vorticions. P, undergraduate mathematics equivalent to A ME 301. 500b: II Complex variables, partial differential equations, eigenfunction expansions and transform methods. 502. Modeling and System Identification in Dynamic Engineering Systems (3) I 199394 Principles of mathematical modeling of engineering problems; state and parameter identification techniques; lumped and distributed system; open loop (explicit) and closed loop (implicit) applications; frequency and time domain representation; deterministic and stochastic inputs. P, 302; CR, 455. 510. Design for Manufacturing (3) I Design methodology axiomatic, algorithmic, hybrid. Concepts of design sensitivity; applications to several manufacturing processesmetal forming, metal cutting, welding. P, 461 (AI programming ability; knowledge of plasticity). 511. ComputerAided Geometric Design (3) I Geometric modeling. Curves and surfaces. Graphics languages and standards. Hidden line and surface algorithms. Color and shading. Applications to design and analysis. Group projects. 2R, 3L. P, MATH 254. (Identical with C E 511) 515. Engineering Program Design (3) II For a description of course topics, see 415. Graduatelevel requirements include a special indepth report and a seminar presentation on the subject. P, 302, MATH 254. May be convened with 415. 520. Aircraft Conceptual Design (3) I II For a description of course topics, see 420. Graduatelevel requirements include development of a three degreeoffreedom flight simulator with active stability augmentation. P, 320, 321, 323. May be convened with 420. 521. Compressible Aerodynamics (3) II Inviscid flow of compressible fluids; governing equations and their method of solution for subsonic, transonic, supersonic, and hypersonic flows. P, 425, 500a500b, 536a536b. 522. Aerospace Engineering Design (3) II For description of course topics, see 422. Graduate students will be responsible for simulation software development or laboratory tests. May be convened with 422. 523. Advanced Aerospace Propulsion (3) I 199394 Interior ballistics of rocket motors; ramjets, turbojets, turbofans, scramjets; detonation wave theory; combustion chamber instability analysis; nozzle design. P, 425. 524. Introduction to Space Technologies (3) [Rpt./1] I For a description of course topics, see 424. Graduatelevel requirements include additional term papers and extra questions on exams. May be convened with 424. 525. Combustion Gasdynamics (3) II 199394 Aerothermochemistry; fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, chemistry of propulsion and air pollution; reaction kinetics, combustion stability, detonation; singular perturbations in deflagration. P, 425, 500a. 528. Space Mission Conceptual Design (3) II For a description of course topics, see 428. Graduatelevel requirements include additional design project and report. May be convened with 428. 530. Advanced Thermodynamics (3) II Reversible and irreversible macroscopic thermodynamics; selected engineering applications. P, 230, 331a. 531. Numerical Methods in Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer (3) II For a description of course topics, see 431. Graduatelevel requirements include three additional projects. P, 302. May be convened with 431. 532. Convective Transport Phenomena (3) I Convective energy, mass and momentum transfer; internal and external flow; exact, approximate and numerical solutions; application to current problems. P, 432; CR, 500a, computer programming ability. 534 Radiative Heat Transfer (3) I 199394 Fundamentals of radiative heat transfer; radiative properties of materials; gray body and spectral exchange between surfaces; participating media; radiation combined with conduction and convection. Intended for students with strong interests in heat transfer, combustion, and applications such as energy conversion systems, materials processing, and space technology. P, 432. 536a536b. Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics (33) 536a: Fundamental equations of motions; surface tension; kinematics of vorticity; integral solutions; irrotational flows; simple viscous flows. P, 500a. 536b: Smalldisturbance inviscid theory; low Reynolds number flow; vorticity dynamics; boundary layers. P, 500b. 537. Fluid Mechanics of Viscous Flows (3) I Behavior of viscous fluids over a range of Reynolds numbers; NavierStokes equations; boundary layer equations; slow flow; compressible boundary layers. P, 536b. 538. Nature of Turbulent Shear Flow (3) I 199495 Physical phenomena in turbulent shear flows; experimental techniques; observations and physical consequences; prediction methods; recent advances. P, 500b, 536a536b. 539. Finite Element Methods in Fluid Mechanics (3) II 199394 Theory and methodology of finite element methods in fluid mechanics, variational and weighted residual methods, solution of basic governing equations, special topics. P, 302, 500b. 542. HVAC System Design (3) II (Identical with NEE 542) May be convened with 442. 545. Solar Energy Engineering (3) I (Identical with NEE 545) May be convened with 445. 547. Direct Energy Conversion (3) II (Identical with NEE 547) May be convened with 447. 548. Combustion Generated Air Pollution (3) II Pollutant formation in combustion processes and methods of control; diffusion models for atmospheric dispersion, including plume rise calculations. P, 230, 331a. (Identical with CH E 548) 550. Advanced Dynamics (3) [Rpt.] I Larange's equations, rigid body and multibody dynamics; Euler's equations, vibrations theory. P, 250, knowledge of differential equations. 552. ComputerAided Analysis of Mechanical Systems (3) I For a description of course topics, see 452. Graduatelevel requirements include an additional project and extra questions on exams. May be convened with 452. 553. Advanced ComputerAided Analysis of Mechanical Systems (3) II Computational methods in multibody dynamics; Euler parameters; automatic generation and numerical methods in solving equations of motion; application in vehicle dynamics, spacecraft, and robotics. P, knowledge of kinematics, dynamics and numerical methods. P, 552. 554. Optimal Control of Dynamic Systems (3) II 199394 Maximum principle, optimal feedback control design, qualitative methods, numerical techniques and applications, differential games. P, 455. 555. Modern Control Theory (3) II 199394 Nonlinear dynamical systems, Lyapimpv stability, Lyapunov control system design, controllable and reachable sets. P, 455. 556. Control of Manufacturing Process (3) I For a description of course topics, see 456. Graduatelevel requirements include more indepth homework with focus on theoretical considerations, and design project requiring implementation of a five degree of freedom robot. May be convened with 456. 560. Random Vibration, Analysis and Design (3) I 199394 Mathematical description of random vibration, transmission of random vibration in mechanical systems, techniques of mechanical design under random vibration. P, 460, 474. 561. Finite Element Analysis in Structural Mechanics (3) II Advanced problems in structural analysis using the finite element method; analysis of complex systems; dynamics. Composite structures and material systems; program development. P, 461. 562. Composite Materials (3) II For a description of course topics, see 462. Graduatelevel requirements include an additional project on composite materials. P, 302, C E 217. May be convened with 462. 563. Finite Element Analysis in Nonlinear Solid Mechanics (3) I 199495 Finite element methods, including material nonlinearity (elastic, plastic, viscoelastic); geometric nonlinearity (finite deformations), numerical solution methods, and nonlinear programs. P, 461. 566. Biomechanical Engineering (3) II 199495 For a description of course topics, see 466. Graduatelevel requirements include a project and additional reading assignments. P, 302, 330, 331b, 410. May be convened with 466. [ni]Students interested in the biomedical engineering option: please see the headnotes of this department. 572. Reliability Engineering (3) I For a description of course topics, see 472. Graduatelevel requirements include a special report of 30 pages on a specific reliability engineering topic. P, CR, 474 or SIE 330. May be convened with 472. 573. Probabilistic Mechanical Design (3) I For a description of course topics, see 473. Graduatelevel requirements include additional homework with focus on theoretical considerations, and a research project. P, C E 217; CR, 410. May be convened with 473. 574. Reliability and Quality Analysis (3) I For a description of course topics, see 474. Graduatelevel requirements include additional assignments and independent study, Monte Carlo simulation. May be convened with 474. 575. Reliability Testing (3) II Meantimebetweenfailure and reliability confidence limits; sequential testing; sampling; accelerated, suddendeath, and suspendeditems, nonparametric, and Bayesian testing. P, 472. 576. Advanced Probabilistic Design (3) II Advanced methods for mechanical and structural reliability analysis, system reliability analysis, random loading models, applications to fatigue, fracture, buckling, creep, etc. P, 473. 577. Maintainability Engineering (3) II Extension of 472; complex systems reliability; maintainability engineering; reliability and availability of maintained systems; operational readiness; system effectiveness; maintainability demonstration. P, 472. 602. Mixed Boundary Value Problems (3) I General description of mixed boundary value problems in potential theory and solid mechanics. Solutions by dual series, dual integral equations and singular integral equations. P, 500a500b, or consult department before enrolling. 603. Boundary Element Method (3) I Introduction to BEM, applications to Laplace equation, conductionconvection problems, transient problems, problems involving material nonlinearities, large strain problems, concepts of design sensitivityanalyses through BEM. P, 461, 561. 620. Advanced Computational Aerodynamics (3) I Governing equations for computational aerodynamics and fluid dynamics techniques for solving partial differential equations, grid generation and multigrid techniques; applications to compressible and incompressible viscous flows. P, 431, 500b, 536b. 632. Advanced Topics in Heat Transfer (3) II 199394 Topics will depend on instructor(s). Possible topics include linear and nonlinear convective stability, turbulent convenctive heat transfer, advanced analytical and numerical methods in heat transfer, boiling and condensation, multiphase flow, and heat transfer phenomena. P, 500a500b, 532, 536a536b. 635. Hydrodynamic Stability (3) I Introduction to linear stability theory in fluid mechanics; the OrrSommerfeld equation, behavior of eigensolutions, stability limits, extensions to problems in two component systems. P, 500a500b, 536a536b, 639. Aeroacoustics (3) I 199394 Generation, propagation and attenuation of acoustic waves. Effects of mean flow and applications of engineering importance. P, 536a536b, 500a500b. 695. Colloquium a. Research Conference (1) I II 696. Seminar g. Graduate Seminar (1) [Rpt.] I II 
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