Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering

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Course Descriptions

General Engineering ENGR Courses

MENG 210 Statics (3)

Equilibrium analysis of particles and rigid bodies using vector analysis of forces and moments in two and three dimensions; free body diagrams; friction; analysis of trusses; distributed forces; basics of shear and moment diagrams; centroids; and moments of inertia. Three hours lecture weekly. Fall Semester. Prerequisites: PHYS 270; Math 150; Math 250 completed or concurrent recommended.

MENG 260 Introduction to Thermal Sciences (3)

Introduction to basic engineering thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Applications to engineering systems. Three hours lecture weekly. Spring Semester. Prerequisites: MATH 151; PHYS 270.

MENG 300 Applied Thermodynamics (3)

Further developments of concepts from classical thermodynamics. Application of laws of thermodynamics to gas and vapor power cycles, mixtures of gases and vapors, and refrigeration cycles. Moist air analysis and chemically reacting systems. Three hours lecture weekly. Fall Semester. Prerequisites: MENG 260.

MENG 350 Manufacturing Processes (4)

Description, classification and analysis of manufacturing processes used in the transformation of metal, polymers, and ceramics into consumer or capital goods. Topics include analysis of variables that affect process operations, performance, quality and cost, and the design of process plans. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Spring Semester. Prerequisites: MENG 210, ENGR 311. Crosslisted as ISyE 350.

MENG 351 CAD and Machine Shop Practices (4)

Introduction to 3D computer-aided design of components and assemblies using modern solid modeling tools. Introduction to metal and wood working machines and practices, with emphasis on development of basic competence and safety. Two three-hour laboratories weekly. Fall Semester. Prerequisite: ENGR 102.

MENG 360 Fluid Mechanics (4)

Basic laws of fluid mechanics with applications to engineering problems, including dimensional analysis and similitude, boundary layer analysis, internal and external flows, compressible flow, and turbomachinery analysis. Three hours lecture and three-hour laboratory weekly. Spring Semester. Prerequisites: MENG 260 and MATH 310.

MENG 370 Mechanics of Materials (4)

Analytical methods for determining stress and strain, torsion, bending of beams, shearing stress in beams, combined stresses, principal stresses, and deflection in beams. Three hours lecture and three-hour laboratory weekly. Spring Semester. Prerequisites: MENG 210; ENGR 311.

MENG 375 Dynamics (3)

Analysis of dynamics of particles and rigid bodies using vector methods in two and three dimensions. Topics include kinematics and kinetics of translational and rotational motion, energy and momentum methods. Three hours lecture weekly. Fall Semester. Prerequisites: MENG 210.

MENG 380 Mechanical Design I (3)

Kinematics and dynamic analysis of machinery; mechanism synthesis techniques for function, motion, path generators; and design applications with linkages, cams, and gears. Three hours lecture weekly.Spring Semester. Prerequisites: MENG 375.

MENG 400 Heat Transfer (4)

Heat transfer by conduction, convection, radiation, and combinations thereof. Introduction to heat exchanger analysis and design, along with other applications. Three hours lecture and a three-hour laboratory weekly. Fall Semester. Prerequisites: MENG 360.

MENG 420 Computer Applications in Mechanical Engineering (3)

Mechanical design and analysis using commercially available solid modeling, kinematics, and FEA computer software. Numerical methods and their applications using root solving, optimization, regression analysis, numerical differentiation and integration will be covered. An introduction to finite difference and finite element methods will also be presented. Two hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Fall Semester. Prerequisites: ENGR 121, Math 250 and 310, MENG 351 and 370.

MENG 430 Mechanical Design II (3)

Analysis and design of mechanical components against failures under steady and fatigue loads. Design applications of various machine elements, such as shafts, bearings, gears, springs, and fasteners. These are integrated into mini-design projects required of all students. Three hours lecture weekly. Spring Semester. Prerequisites: MENG 370 and 380. Concurrent enrollment in MENG 420.

MENG 460 System Dynamics and Vibrations (4)

Analysis and design of dynamic systems in various engineering domains; modeling of mechanical and electrical systems, free and forced responses, time and frequency domain analysis, applications in isolation and control of mechanical vibrations, and vibration measuring instruments. Three hours lecture and three-hour laboratory weekly. Spring Semester. Prerequisites: MENG 375 and 420.

MENG 462 Topics in Fluid Mechanics (3)

Additional topics in fluid mechanics, including the differential description of fluid flow, its application to channel flow, pipe flow, and boundary layers, scaling of the equations, mechods in computational fluid dynamics, and an introduction to turbulence. Three hours lecture weekly. Prerequisite: MENG 360.

MENG 491W Senior Design Project I (4)

This course prepares students to approach an engineering design project in a small team. Topics include project selection, research methods on the chosen project, a review of the design process, including concept generation, concept selection, construction, testing, and evaluation, as well as written and oral presentation skills. Three hours lecture-recitation and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Fall Semester. Prerequisites: COMM 203, concurrent enrollment in MENG 400 and 430.

MENG 492 Senior Design Project II (3)

Mechanical engineering capstone design experience in a simulated industrial environment. Students work in teams, in collaboration with an engineering faculty and/or an engineering professional from industry, on an open-ended design project. This involves designing, construction, testing and evaluation as well as consideration of issues related to ethics, economics, safety and professional practice. Two hours lecture-recitation and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Spring Semester. Prerequisites: MENG 491W in semester immediately preceding.

MENG 494 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering (1-4)

Special Topics seminar in areas of special interest to current engineering practice in Mechanical Engineering. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

MENG 498 Internship/Co-op Experience (1-3)

Directed upper-division level internship/co-operative experience in engineering research, design, development, manufacturing, or the engineering activity. Written report required. Credit not applicable to minimum program graduation requirement. Placement contingent upon approval of participating organization. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Second-semester junior standing in ME major or approval of instructor.

MENG 499 Independent Study (1-3)

Individual design or research project under the general supervision of participating professor. Project proposal must be submitted and approved prior to enrollment. Prerequisite: Second semester junior standing in the ME major or approval of instructor.