Course Information

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT



Course: EG471
Title: ENGINEERING DESIGN I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The first course in a two-semester capstone design sequence for General Engineering majors. Topics include the engineering design process, project management, codes and standards. Students form design teams, select a capstone design project and progress through the project definition, proposal, exploratory research, concept selection and preliminary design stages of the project. The capstone design project continues in EM422.
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Requisites: 1/C General Engineering Major
Course: EG472
Title: ENGINEERING DESIGN II
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Part two of the two-semester capstone design course sequence for General Engineering majors. Students continue with concept selection, detailed design, prototyping and evaluation of their capstone design projects. Formal presentations and reports are prepared to review and document the designs.
Offered: Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: 1/C General Engineering Major; EM421
Course: EM211
Title: STATICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An initial course in applied vector mechanics with emphasis on static equilibrium. Topics include forces, moments, couples, equivalent force-couple systems, centroids, distributed forces, and Coulomb friction. The application of the free body diagram in the analysis of static equilibrium of frames, machines and trusses is stressed.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015, Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: Calculus III and Physics I.
Course: EM215
Title: INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Credits: 1-4-3
Description: This is an overview course for majors only that introduces the student to the main areas of mechanical engineering, mechanics, materials, and thermoscience. In addition, it provides background in visualization skills and the design process. Projects are used to enhance the understanding of mechanical engineering and the design process.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: None; for ME majors only.
Course: EM217
Title: STRENGTH OF MATERIALS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: A first course in mechanics of deformable bodies with emphasis on the engineering approach to the responses of these bodies to various types of loadings. Topics include stress-strain relationships, stress-strain analysis, stress and strain transformation (Mohr's circle), load-deflection, bending, torsion, buckling, and temperature effects.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015, Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: EM211; Coreq: SM212.
Course: EM221
Title: MECHANICS FOR AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Vector representation of forces, resultant force and moment, equilibrium of concurrent and nonconcurrent forces. Determinate and indeterminate force systems. Area moments and products of inertia. Support reactions and free-body diagrams for simple models of structures. Internal forces and moments in slender members. Cauchy┐s stress, linear strain, and Hooke┐s law for isotropic solids. Axial, bending, and torsion stress and strain in slender members. Axial and hoop stresses in thin-walled pressure vessels. Failure criteria for isotropic material. Laboratory work integrated to enhance conceptual understanding and provide practical insight.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Corequisites: SP211 and SM221
Course: EM232
Title: DYNAMICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Course in classical vector dynamics. Topics include vector algebra and calculus, kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, as well as energy and momentum methods. Extensive problem solving involving particle and rigid body motion is required.
Offered: Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: EM211 Coreq: SM212.
Course: EM232A
Title: DYNAMICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Course in classical vector dynamics. Topics include vector algebra and calculus, kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, as well as energy and momentum methods. Extensive problem solving involving particle and rigid body motion is required.
Offered: Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: EM211 Coreq: SM212. Aerospace Engineering Majors only or permission of the Department.
Course: EM300
Title: PRINCIPLES OF PROPULSION
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: A study of the principles of energy conversion, fluid flow and hydraulics applied to naval engineering systems, including the basic operation of steam, gas turbine and internal combustion power plants, as well as heat exchangers, air conditioning, and refrigeration.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015, Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: Physics I (SP211 or SP221).
Course: EM300N
Title: PRINCIPLES OF PROPULSION/NUCLEAR
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: A study of the principles of energy conversion, fluid flow and hydraulics applied to naval engineering systems, including the basic operation of steam, gas turbine and internal combustion power plants, as well as heat exchangers, air conditioning, and refrigeration. This course also covers nuclear power plant propulsion principles.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015, Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: Physics I (SP211 or SP221), 3/C cruise.
Course: EM313
Title: MATERIALS SCIENCE
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: An introductory course in the physical and mechanical properties of engineering design materials including metals, ceramics and plastics, their structures, use in engineering applications and failure phenomena. All laboratory projects are structured to provide strong physical illustrations for the topics covered in lectures.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015, Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: None.
Course: EM316
Title: THERMO-FLUID SCIENCES I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A first course in thermal systems that covers incompressible fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Topics in fluid mechanics include properties of fluids, fluid statics, integral conservation equations, differential field analysis, dimensional analysis and similitude, incompressible boundary layers, viscous flow in conduits and flow about immersed bodies. Topics in heat transfer include one-dimensional steady conduction, convection and radiation exchange. Heat transfer emphasis is related to heat exchangers and electronics cooling applications.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015, Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: SC112; Coreq: SM212
Course: EM317
Title: THERMO-FLUID SCIENCES II
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: A basic thermodynamics course in which the first and second laws of thermodynamics are studied primarily from the classical macroscopic viewpoint and applied to both closed and open systems. Working substances include perfect gases, real gases and vapors in addition to solids and liquids. Thermodynamic cycles are covered with specific reference to internal combustion engines, gas turbine engines, steam power plants and refrigeration. Methods for improving the performance of thermodynamic cycles are discussed including regeneration.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015, Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: EM316 or EM324.
Course: EM319
Title: ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A basic thermodynamics course in which the first and second laws of thermodynamics are studied primarily from the classical macroscopic viewpoint and applied to both closed and open systems. Working substances include perfect gases, real gases and vapors in addition to solids and liquids. Naval applications are emphasized.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015, Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: SM212.
Course: EM320
Title: APPLIED THERMODYNAMICS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Laboratory equipment which operates on principles of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics is used to reinforce analyses and design of gas and vapor power cycles, refrigeration and air conditioning, ship and aircraft propulsion systems, combustion, energy conversion and compressible flow.
Offered: Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: EM319 or equivalent.
Course: EM321
Title: MECHANICS/MATERIALS FOR AERO
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Mechanics and Materials for Aerospace Engineers is a first course in materials and mechanics. Topics include: Aerospace material properties; treatments; manufacturing and fabrication processes including jointing; design and selection considerations, including durability repairability maintainability, corrosion and protective treatments; fatigue and creep phenomena; basic elasticity; simple structural element behavior for rods, beams, shafts and plates. Laboratory work and demonstrations are intergrated to show the relevance of the topics and to give practical insight to the behavior of aerospace structural materials and structures.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: EM211.
Course: EM324
Title: FLUID DYNAMICS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: An introductory course in fluid dynamics stressing both the integral and differential forms of the conservation laws of fluid flow. Engineering applications are made to hydrostatics and to ideal and real fluid flows. Laboratory experiments and problems sessions complement the lectures.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015, Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: EM319 or equivalent.
Course: EM362
Title: REACTOR PHYSICS I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An introductory course in radiation physics and nuclear reactors. Course covers topics in atomic models, different types of radiation and their interaction with matter, radioactivity, fission process, neutron diffusion, and reactor criticality concepts for bare and reflected homogeneous systems.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: SP212 or SP222.
Course: EM371
Title: INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Fundamentals of mechanical design, with emphasis on the design of pertinent machine elements. Topics such as fasteners, springs, anti-friction bearings, lubrication and journal bearings, gearing and shafts are covered. Also included are static and fatigue failure theories.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: EM217 and EM232.
Course: EM375
Title: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING EXPERIMENTATION
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: A design course that emphasizes the theory and practical considerations associated with contemporary experimental procedures, methods and design strategies. Topics include measurement error and its propagation, equation fitting and plotting, signal acquisition and validation, instrument response and elements of experimental design. Emphasis includes computer aided data reduction, modeling of a system and report writing.
Offered: Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: SM212, EM217, and EM232.
Course: EM380
Title: ENGINEERING REVIEW
Credits: 0-2-0
Description: A comprehensive review course to prepare students to take the Engineer-In-Training (EIT) or Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination. Topics include mathematics, chemistry, computers, electrical engineering, engineering economics, statics, dynamics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and mechanics of materials.
Offered: Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C engineering major.
Course: EM415
Title: HEAT TRANSFER
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Study of thermal radiation, steady and transient conduction, laminar and turbulent convection, internal and external flow, boundary layers and empirical correlations. Applications address fins, nuclear reactor cooling, heat exchangers and interactive computing.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: EM319 and EM324.
Course: EM420
Title: PROJECT MANAGEMENT MECH ENG
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Project Management for Mechanical Engineers is an introduction to the fundamentals of project management. Topics include planning projects, schedules, budgets, resources, data analysis, project team dynamics, implementation, execution, performance measurement and closeout.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015, Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: Engineering major or approval of department chair.
Course: EM423
Title: MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: The treatment of vibration fundamentals including free, damped and forced harmonic vibrations of linear single and multi-degree of freedom systems, modal analysis, continuous systems and a practical project.
Offered: Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: EM217 and EM232.
Course: EM424
Title: ANALYTICAL METHODS MECHANICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Review of solution methods to frequently encountered engineering problems such as cylindrical and spherical heat conduction, wave dynamics, boundary layers and vibrations. The solutions methods focus on problems encountered in solid mechanics, fluids mechanics and heat transfer. Includes both analytical and numerical problem solving techniques.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: SM212.
Course: EM433
Title: COMPUTER-AIDED MANUFACTURING
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course examines how computers and automation are used in modern manufacturing processes. Topics include machining processes, CNC prgramming, process planning, dimensioning, and tolerancing. Students particpate in a manufacturing project which utilizes CAD/CAM software to design and manufacture a component using CNC machining equipment.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C engineering major.
Course: EM436
Title: MECHANICS OF COMPOSITE STRUC
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Mechanics of Composite Structures is an introductory course that emphasizes the mechanics of structures containing composite materials. Mechanics topics covered include generalized Hooke's Law, lamina constitutive relationships, lamina strength analysis, micro-mechanics of fiber reinforced lamina, and the mechanics of composite laminates. In addition materials science and manufacturing of composites are covered. A project that requires both the design, manufacture and testing of a composite component or structure concludes this course.
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Requisites: Prereq: EM217.
Course: EM441
Title: DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course will provide students with an introduction to the use of Directed Energy Systems. Topics covered include propagation of directed energy, atmospheric effects and modeling, and simulation of a directed energy beam. In addition, an overview of the technology and analysis needed to understand and design the beam control systems that accomplish acquisition, tracking, and pointing of shipboard lasers will be discussed.
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Requisites: Prereq: SM212 and SP212
Course: EM442
Title: COMPUTER-AIDED THERMODYNAMICS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course covers the thermodynamics and heat transfer concepts associated with heat engines and vapor-compression refrigerators and heat pumps employing computer software to conduct the analysis. The software package allows for faster basic solutions and enables the students to conduct optimization and design activities that clearly illustrate enhancements to both basic gas and vapor cycles, as well as more advanced combined and cascaded cycles. Enrollment limited to General Engineering majors. Students may not receive credit for this course and EM320.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EGE major and either EM319 or EM317.
Course: EM443
Title: ENERGY CONVERSION
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Fundamentals of applied energy systems including types and sources of energy; forms and methods of energy delivery; and the sectors, magnitude, and use patterns of energy consumption. Focusing on the US national energy situation, topics include energy conversion processes in existing and projected power, transportation, heating and cooling systems, with emphasis on efficiency, economic viability, and environmental impacts. Traditional and nontraditional fuels; nuclear energy systems, alternate energy systems, and methods of energy storage.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: EM319 or equivalent.
Course: EM444
Title: SOLAR ENGINEERING
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An introduction to solar energy conversion and utilization. Topics covered include solar radiation, collectors, energy storage, solar heating, solar cooling, photovoltaic converters and wind energy.
Offered: Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C engineering major or approval of department chair.
Course: EM445
Title: NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: The course examines each of the quantitative sensor-based methods for non-invasively assessing the structural integrity of materials -- metals and composites. The methods covered include sonic, ultrasonic, electro-magnetic, optical and infrared. The important properties of any sensor are its wavelength, beam spread, and resolution and each student will receive a solid understanding of how these three key parameters are used to provide optimal NDE results for understanding material properties as well as detecting internal defects. Labs involve materials imaging, subsurface characterization and imaging, microstructure and properties characterization, and defect characterization in naval and aerospace components.
Offered: Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: SP212, EM313.
Course: EM447
Title: WIND AND TIDAL ENERGY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course will cover wind and water turbine technology including design of turbine blades, analysis of flow regimes and energy conversion. The economics and policies involved in implementing these renewable energy systems will also be studied.
Offered: Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: EM317 or EM319 and EM316, EM324 or EA301.
Course: EM451
Title: DESIGN OF ROBOTIC ELEMENTS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course addresses practical issues concerning the design, fabrication and operation of wheel-driven mobile robots. The objectives of the course are to: (a) Design and fabricate wheel-driven mobile robots to accomplish particular performance objectives, (2) Select typical elements used in robot construction such as electric motors, drive train components, pneumatic components, and sensors, and (3) Develop and test code for a programmable robot controller to incorporate various sensors and enable autonomous operation. The course utilizes a hands-on, project-based approach to learning about robotics.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: EM371 or permission of instructor.
Course: EM452
Title: ENGINEERING MATERIALS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course consists of advanced topics in engineering materials, including marine corrosion and design considerations (electrochemistry, corrosion rates, design of protection systems, etc.) and mechanical properties of materials (yield under complex stress state, brittle fracture and temperature effects, fatigue in simple and biaxial stress, and mechanical creep). Review of concepts in solid mechanics (tension/compression, torsion, bending and Mohr's circle) will be included. Enrollment limited to General Engineering majors. Students may not receive credit for this course and EM321, EM371, or EN380.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C EGE major.
Course: EM453
Title: MATERIALS: PROCESSING & FABRICATION
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: State-of-the-art and advanced process and fabrication techniques are examined for metallic, polymeric and composite materials. Aspects of the production of the basic components of material systems are examined. Also, post processing and fabrication thermal treatments to improve the material system will be discussed. The course is directed to proper process and fabrication selection for efficient and safe design of mechanical systems.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: EM313.
Course: EM456
Title: CORROSION AND CORROSION CONTROL
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: A course dedicated to the study of various types of corrosion including the electrochemical and metallurgical mechanisms responsible for each and their prevention. The course concentrates principally on the structural alloys used in the marine environment. Laboratory sessions involve demonstrations and hands-on experiements which complement the lecture material.
Offered: Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: EM313.
Course: EM461
Title: ENGINES: PRINCIPLES, DESIGN AND APPLICATIONS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: The course objective is to provide a fundamental understanding of reciprocating internal-combustion engine design and operation. This is achieved by linking existing engine hardware design and performance analysis to concepts and disciplines studied in the mechanical engineering curriculum.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015, Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: EM320 and EM324 or approval of department chair.
Course: EM463
Title: REACTOR PHYSICS II
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: The topics covered include neutron generation times, reactor period, delayed neutrons, negative temperature coefficient, xenon poisoning, control rod theory, shielding and a reactor kinetics case problem.
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Requisites: Prereq: EM362.
Course: EM468
Title: NUCLEAR ENERGY CONVERSION
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Principles of the conversion of nuclear energy into useful power are covered. Various types of nuclear power plants, their design, cycles, load following characteristics, etc., are studied. Advanced nuclear energy conversion systems, including fusion, are also studied.
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Requisites: Prereq: EM362.
Course: EM471
Title: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN I
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: The first course in a two-semester capstone design sequence. Topics include the engineering design process, project management, codes and standards, engineering ethics, and computer-aided design. Students form design teams, select a captone design project and progress through the proposal and preliminary design stages of the project. The capstone design project continues in EM472.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: EM371, ER371, or Dept Chair Approval
Course: EM472
Title: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN II
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Part two of the two-semester capstone design course sequence. Students continue with concept selection, detail design, prototyping and evaluation of their capstone design projects. Formal presentations and reports are prepared to review and document the designs.
Offered: Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: (EM371 or ER371, and EM471) or approval of department chair.
Course: EM474
Title: GAS TURBINES: DESIGN AND ANALYSIS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: A course designed to acquaint the student with the design and analysis of modern gas turbine engines currently employed by the U.S. Navy. Gas turbine cycles are studied along with the various components that comprise gas turbine engines such as axial and centrifugal compressors, combustors, axial turbines, intercoolers, reheaters, regenerators and inlet/exit diffusers and nozzles. Future concepts in turbomachinery propulsion will be discussed. The course assumes a basic knowledge of thermodynamics and will add to the student's knowledge in such areas as compressible flow in turbomachinery, combustion analysis and emissions control. The culmination of the course is a final design project.
Offered: Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: EM320.
Course: EM475
Title: MOTORSPORTS ENGINEERING
Credits: 1-4-3
Description: A design course in which the objective is to build a small formula-style race car based on a set of specifications provided by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Topics include vehicle dynamics, suspension and steering geometry, engine and drivetrain fundamentals, driver interfaces, fabrication technologies and project management. Students can expect significant hands-on fabrication and assembly experience. The vehicle is completed in EM472 in fulfillment of capstone project requirements.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: EM371, permission of instructor; Coreq: EM471.
Course: ER301
Title: FUNDAMENTALS OF NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An introductory course in the basics of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences. Subject areas include the basics in radiation physics, nuclear plant design, the fuel cycle and radiological health physics.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015, Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: SP211 (or equivalent). Coreq: SP212 (or equivalent).
Course: ER313
Title: NUCLEAR MATERIAL SCIENCE
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: An introductory course in physical and mechanical properties of engineering alloys, ceramics and plastics; their microstructures, failure phenomena, and their use in nuclear engineering applications. All laboratory projects are structured to provide strong physical illustrations for the topics covered in the lectures.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: EM217
Course: ER362
Title: REACTOR PHYSICS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Reactor Physics provides the principles underlying power generation in both a steady state and transient fission reactor. Subject areas include neutron diffusion and slowing down theory, criticality, bare, reflected and heterogeneous reactors, reactor kinetics, and reactor control. Experiments and classroom exercises include the determination of important reactor parameters, the use of computational methods, and the use of plant simulation software.
Offered: Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: ER301.
Course: ER371
Title: NUCLEAR PLANT DESIGN
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Fundamentals of nuclear power plant design, with emphasis on basis for light water reactor design. Topics include power reactor economics, design considerations dealing with the nuclear fuel cycle, primary and secondary system components and reactor safety. A term project involving the analysis of a modern nuclear reactor design will be completed.
Offered: Spring 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: ER301.
Course: ER463
Title: RADIATION ENGINEERING
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: An introductory course in basic radiation detection and measurement systems. Subject areas include radiation statistics, data analysis, gas-filled detectors, scintillation detectors, semi-conductor detectors, gamma and charged particle spectroscopy, signal processing and electronics, neutron detection techniques, activation analysis, neutron generators, and radiation detection applications.
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Requisites: Prereq: ER301.
Course: ER468
Title: NUCLEAR PLANT ENGINEERING
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Fundamentals of the thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer associated with the design, operation and safety of nuclear power plants are analyzed. Thermal hydraulic fundamentals are applied to the reactor core, primary and secondary systems. Effects of reactor transients are also analyzed.
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Requisites: Prereq: ER371.