Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Website

Leadership

Sridhar Condoor, Ph.D.
     Department Chair

Overview

Design aircraft, or explore the universe in aerospace engineering. Work in a highly multi-disciplinary field, working with all facets of machines and designs in mechanical engineering. 

Aerospace Engineering
From super-efficient subsonic jet liners to a trans-atmospheric aircraft that can fly into orbit, aerospace engineers create new technologies in commercial aviation, defense systems, space exploration and unmanned aerial systems. SLU provides aerospace engineering students with a challenging technical education emphasizing the understanding of complex systems. It launches your career with easy access to a sophisticated computer-aided design laboratory, wind tunnels, a structures laboratory, a reconfigurable engineering flight simulator and unmanned aerial systems labs. In addition, design skills are carefully integrated into engineering courses. The design experience culminates in a sequence of two capstone design courses during the senior year.

Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering is a broad and challenging engineering discipline. Mechanical engineers create products and systems ranging from consumer products to automated processes that are essential to our society. SLU provides a unique, intellectually challenging, hands-on curriculum that integrates broad-based technical knowledge with tangible skills. Students learn the principles of solid modeling during the first two semesters. From there, they go on to study creative problem-solving, design and product realization. Hands-on lab experiences in fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, machine shop, wind tunnels, water tunnel and mechatronics labs provide the full well-rounded engineering experience.

 
 

Theodosios Alexander, Sc.D.
Richard Andres, Ph.D., Emeritus
Patricia Benoy, Ph.D., Emeritus
Sridhar Condoor, Ph.D.
John George, Ph.D., Emeritus
Jenna Gorlewicz, Ph.D.
Srikanth Gururajan, Ph.D.
Sanjay Jayaram, Ph.D.
Swami Karunamoorthy, Ph.D., Emeritus
Ray LeBeau, Ph.D.
Chi Hou Lei, Ph.D.
Jeff Ma, Ph.D.
Mark McQuilling, Ph.D.
Michael Swartwout, Ph.D.
 

AENG 1001 - Introduction to Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

Credit(s): 1 Credit

This course will introduce aerospace and mechanical engineering. Through hands-on activities, students will learn the basics of engineering design and entrepreneurship. Working in teams, students will build aerospace and mechanical systems, practice entrepreneurial thinking, and develop the personal and professional skills needed to engage in lifelong learning. This course is open to non-majors.

AENG 1002 - Computer-Aided Engineering Design

Credit(s): 1 Credit

This course is an introduction to engineering drawing and computer aided design (CAD) and 3D solid modeling. Students will learn to interpret engineering drawings, create engineering drawings, and create 3D models of mechanical systems.

AENG 2000 - Intro to Aeronautics & Astron

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The nature of aerodynamic forces; incompressible and compressible fluid flow; lift and drag; introduction to performance, stability and control; propulsion; structures; rocket performance and orbits. The design process.

Prerequisite(s): ((AENG 1002*, MENG 1002*, or ESCI 1020*); PHYS 1610*)

* Concurrent enrollment allowed.

AENG 2020 - Introduction to Aero and Astro Engineering

Credit(s): 1 Credit

An introduction to the aerospace profession and aerospace design, including aerospace history, aircraft and rocket performance, stability and control, propulsion, and structures, with an emphasis on design projects. (Offered in Fall)

Prerequisite(s): Minimum Earned Credits of 30

AENG 2910 - Co-op with Industry

Credit(s): 0 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

A full-time supervised work experience with an agency, firm or organization that employs persons in this degree field. This course is used for the first experiential learning session. Grading system is determined by department offering course. (Offered every Fall, Spring and Summer)

Restrictions:

Students with a classification of Freshman may not enroll.

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AENG 2930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

AENG 2980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

AENG 3000 - Performance

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Aircraft performance characteristics, level flight, rate-of-climb, range and endurance, take-off and landing, turn performance, energy state approximation, propeller theory and analysis, constraint analysis, carpet plots and design methodology.

Prerequisite(s): (AENG 2000 or AENG 2020)

AENG 3050 - Design of Space Missions

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): AENG 3150*

* Concurrent enrollment allowed.

AENG 3100 - Computer Aided Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The course outlines the principles of Computer Aided Engineering. The computer applications to structural design, kinematic synthesis and design optimization are explored.

Prerequisite(s): CSCI 1060; ESCI 3100

AENG 3150 - Astrodynamics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Space environment; two-body problem and introduction to orbit mechanics; rigid body dynamics; satellite dynamics, rocket performance; re-entry dynamics. (Offered every Spring)

Prerequisite(s): (AENG 2000 or AENG 2020)

AENG 3210 - Gas Dynamics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

One-dimensional gas dynamics; normal and oblique shock waves; Prandtl-Meyer flows; Rayleigh and Fanno-line flow; method of characteristics. (Offered every Spring)

Prerequisite(s): ESCI 2300; ESCI 3200; MATH 3270*

* Concurrent enrollment allowed.

AENG 3220 - Aerodynamics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Circulation and vorticity; irrotational flows and potential flow theory; Kutta-Joukowski theorem, subsonic thin airfoil and finite wing theory; subsonic compressible flow; supersonic thin airfoil theory; slender body theory, Newtonian impact theory. (Offered every Spring)

Prerequisite(s): ESCI 3200 and MATH 3270*

* Concurrent enrollment allowed.

AENG 3910 - Co-op with Industry

Credit(s): 0 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

A full-time supervised work experience with an agency, firm or organization that employs persons in this degree field. This course is used for the second experiential learning session. Grading system is determined by department offering course. (Offered every Fall, Spring and Summer)

Prerequisite(s): AENG 2910

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AENG 3915 - Internship with Industry

Credit(s): 0-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

A work experience with an agency, firm or organization that employs persons in this degree field. This experience may be full time or part-time as required by the industry sponsor. This course is used for the first experiential learning session. Grading system is determined by department offering course. (Offered every Fall, Spring and Summer)

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a classification of Junior or Senior.

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AENG 3930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

AENG 3980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

AENG 4004 - Flight Vehicle Analysis and Design I

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Application of aerospace engineering to the design methodology of a flight vehicle. (Offered every Fall)

Prerequisite(s): AENG 3000 and AENG 4400*

* Concurrent enrollment allowed.

AENG 4014 - Flight Vehicle Analysis and Design II

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Application of aerospace engineering to the detail design of a flight vehicle, model design, fabrication testing, evaluation and analysis. (Offered every Spring)

Prerequisite(s): AENG 4004

AENG 4050 - Space Mission Analysis and Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Selected topics of special interest to aerospace engineering majors.

AENG 4110 - Flight Vehicle Structures

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduction to theory of elasticity; behavior of materials including composites; torsional and bending shear flows in thin walled structures; shear center; analysis of semi-monocoque structures; joints and fittings; elastic and inelastic buckling; and fatigue analysis. Application of FEM methods.

Prerequisite(s): AENG 3100*

* Concurrent enrollment allowed.

AENG 4111 - Aerospace Laboratory

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Experimental studies in subsonic and supersonic air flows. Measurements of strains and deflections in aerospace structures under simulated loading conditions; static and dynamic measurements. Design of experiments, collection, reduction, evaluation and comparison of data. (Offered every Fall)

Prerequisite(s): AENG 3000; AENG 4110*

* Concurrent enrollment allowed.

AENG 4150 - Orbital Mechanics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Orbital dynamics of space vehicles with emphasis on engineering design and application to specific mission analysis. Orbit determination and maneuvers; interplanetary transfer and trajectory optimization; proximity operations; perturbation effects.

Prerequisite(s): AENG 3150

AENG 4210 - Propulsion

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Ramjet, turbojet, turbofan and turboshaft cycle analysis; component analysis and matching; turbojet off-design performance. Aircraft/engine integration. (Offered every Fall)

Prerequisite(s): AENG 3210

AENG 4230 - Intro to Comp. Fluid Dynamics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course is designed to establish the fundamentals of computational fluid dynamic schemes and methods to solve the PDEs. The students will learn how various schemes are applied to proposed to model equations, and analyze the resulting solutions.

Prerequisite(s): ESCI 3200

AENG 4400 - Stability and Control

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Static stability and aircraft control; equations of motion, dynamic stability; closed loop control. (Offered every Fall)

Prerequisite(s): AENG 3000 and ESCI 3410*

* Concurrent enrollment allowed.

AENG 4410 - Flight Simulation

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Overview of various types of simulators; introduction to major software and hardware components of state-of-the-art simulators; development of computer models of aircraft systems and performance characteristics and interfacing the models with each other to achieve high-fidelity, real time aircraft simulation. Use of reconfigurable flight simulator, whenever possible.

Prerequisite(s): AENG 4400

AENG 4700 - Aeroelasticity

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Aerodynamic loads on a flexible surface. General formulation of aeroelastic problems. Control effectiveness and reversal. Wing divergence. Two - and three dimensional flutter theory. Empennage vibration and flutter analysis. Flutter prevention. Testing techniques.

Prerequisite(s): AENG 4110; ESCI 3110

AENG 4800 - Systems Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Processes and tools for engineering large-scale, complex systems: architecture, requirements, risk management, evaluation criteria, concept exploration, decision making, tradeoff studies, lifecycle models, decomposition, system coupling, test, verification, validation, system modeling, business process re-engineering, sensitivity analysis, teamwork, process maturity and documentation.

AENG 4910 - Co-op with Industry

Credit(s): 0 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

A full-time supervised work experience with an agency, firm or organization that employs persons in this degree field. This course is used for the third experiential learning session. Grading system is determined by department offering course. (Offered every Fall, Spring and Summer)

Prerequisite(s): AENG 3910

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AENG 4915 - Internship with Industry

Credit(s): 0-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

A work experience with an agency, firm or organization that employs persons in this degree field. This experience may be full time or part-time as required by the industry sponsor. Grading system is determined by department offering course. (Offered every Fall, Spring and Summer)

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AENG 4930 - Special Topics in Aerospace Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Selected topics of special interest to aerospace engineering majors.

AENG 4980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Credit to be arranged. Independent study on an aerospace engineering topic under the direction of a faculty member.

AENG 5050 - Space Mission Analysis and Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Basic spacecraft types and their applications. Major subsystems of a spacecraft system. Space environment, propulsion system, power system, structural design, spacecraft dynamics and attitude control, orbit mechanics, thermal control, communications, and ground segments, command and data handling. Spacecraft integration and testing.

AENG 5150 - Orbital Mechanics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Orbital dynamics of space vehicles with emphasis on engineering design and application to specific mission analysis; orbit determination and maneuvers; interplanetary transfer and trajectory optimization; proximity operations; perturbation effects.

Prerequisite(s): AENG 3150

AENG 5230 - Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course is designed to establish the fundamentals of computational fluid dynamic schemes and methods to solve the governing PDEs. The students will learn how various schemes are applied to proposed model equations, and analyze the resulting solutions.

Prerequisite(s): ESCI 3200

AENG 5240 - Hypersonics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course covers the history of hypersonic efforts; characteristics of hypersonic flow; slender body theory; hypersonic similitude; viscous interactions; transition to turbulence; high-temperature gas dynamics; thermal protection systems; and hypersonic propulsion systems.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 5102

AENG 5260 - Unsteady Aerodynamics of Bluff Bodies

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course is an introduction to the aerodynamics of non-streamlined (i.e. bluff) bodies in both the steady and unsteady regimes. Topics include: aerodynamics of bodies in accelerated motion vs. steady motions; structure of the near and far wakes behind flat plates (in normal flows). Several examples shall be discussed in depth as well, encompassing examples from both engineering and natural worlds: 1) blimp flight and the role of apparent mass; 2) parachute under descent; 3) inflating parachutes; 4) spacecraft drag during atmospheric re-entry; 5) wake re-contact during decelerating motion 6) wave-generated drag on ocean piles; 7) engulfment drag by whales; 8) fast start by shrimp.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 5102

AENG 5280 - Applied Aerodynamics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course introduces students to analytical and numerical methods applicable to airfoils and wings. Student will be able to model two- and three-dimensional flows. Student will understand how to estimate lift and drag of wings using analytically and numerically methods. Students will have an understanding of high-lift systems and of rotor aerodynamics.

AENG 5400 - Guidance, Navigation and Estimation for Dynamic Vehicles

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course covers three aspects of advanced control of dynamic vehicles. The Estimation module is concerned with topics in automatic control theory related to the modeling of a vehicle state: observability, noise and uncertainty, filtering theory (Weiner Filters, Standard and Extended Kalman Filtering), and simulation. The Guidance module complements Estimation with respect to control: controllability, linear quadratic regulation, as well as a review of rotational dynamics and orbital mechanics. The Navigation module covers real-world examples of sensors and actuators, including inertial systems and GPS, with an emphasis again on noise and uncertainty. Students will develop complete dynamic simulations of real vehicles, including state estimation and control.

AENG 5410 - Flight Simulation

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Overview of various types of simulators; introduction to major software and hardware components of state-of-the-art simulators; development of computer models of aircraft systems and performance characteristics and interfacing the models with each other to achieve high-fidelity, real time aircraft simulation. Field trips to area flight simulation facilities. Use of, and projects in, reconfigurable flight simulator.

AENG 5460 - Modern Control Systems

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduction to system theory, state variables and state space description to dynamic systems, linear vector space and dependence. Jordan canonical forms, Cayley-Hamilton theorem, system stability, controllability and observability, relation between state-space and transfer function models. A brief introduction to Nonlinear systems, Lyapunov stability theory will be provided. This course will give the basic knowledge for more advanced control courses, such as nonlinear control, robust control, optimal control, adaptive control.

AENG 5470 - Advanced Control Systems

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduction to nonlinear systems. Differences between linear and nonlinear systems. Mathematical preliminaries. Equilibrium points of nonlinear systems. Phase plane analysis and limit cycles. Stability definitions for nonlinear systems. Lyapunov's indirect and direct methods. Stability of autonomous and non-autonomous systems. Describing function analysis. Brief introductions to modules on nonlinear control design including adaptive and nonlinear robust control. Applications of nonlinear control design.

Prerequisite(s): AENG 5460

AENG 5700 - Aeroelasticity

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course presents the fundamentals of Aeroelasticity involved with divergence, flutter and control surface reversal of primary lifting surfaces and empennage on aircraft and missiles. Beam vibration, aeroelastic equations and their solutions, unsteady aerodynamics, quasi-steady aerodynamics and finite state aerodynamics..

AENG 5850 - Space Mission Failures

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Space systems are designed to operate in the presence of multiple failures. And yet, occasionally, systems will still fail spectacularly. Reasons for failure include operator error, incorrect design, and manufacturing defects. The odds of these failures occurring can be significantly reduced through good systems engineering practice. But, in some cases, the very systems engineering practices themselves directly contribute to the failure. This course will introduce the fundamentals of good systems engineering practice. A series of case studies in failures (rockets, spacecraft, rovers, etc.) will be used to illustrate these principles and the new vulnerabilities they introduce.

AENG 5910 - Co-op with Industry

Credit(s): 1-6 Credits

A full-time supervised work experience with an agency, firm or organization that employs persons in this degree field. This course is used for experiential learning session. Grading system is determined by department offering course. Offered every semester. 0-3 credit hours. DEPARTMENT PERMISSION NEEDED FOR ENROLLMENT.

AENG 5915 - Internship with Industry

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits

A work experience with an agency, firm or organization that employs persons in this degree field. This experience may be full time or part-time as required by the industry sponsor. Grading system is determined by department offering the course. Offered every semester. 0-3 credit hours.

AENG 5930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

A one-time course on a particular topic, or a trial course that is expected to become a standard course with its own unique course number.

AENG 5964 - Masters Project

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits

Theoretical/computational/experimental work that leads to a Project Report and defense of the Project.

AENG 5974 - Research Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits

AENG 5980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

AENG 5984 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

A non-classroom course in which a student explores a topic that is related to the student's graduate work and career goals.

AENG 5994 - Masters Thesis Research

Credit(s): 0-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Research that leads to a Masters Thesis and final defense of the Thesis.

AENG 6910 - Co-op with Industry

Credit(s): 1-6 Credits

A full-time supervised work experience with an agency, firm or organization that employs persons in this degree field. This course is used for experiential learning session. Grading system is determined by department offering the course. Offered every semester. 0-3 credit hours. DEPARTMENT PERMISSION NEEDED FOR ENROLLMENT.

AENG 6915 - Internship with Industry

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits

A work experience with an agency, firm or organization that employs persons in this degree field. This experience may be full time or part-time as required by the industry sponsor. Grading system is determined by department offering the course. Offered every semester. 0-3 credit hours. DEPARTMENT PERMISSION NEEDED FOR ENROLLMENT.

AENG 6930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

AENG 6974 - Research Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits

Theoretical or Computational or experimental work that is not part of the Dissertation.

AENG 6980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

AENG 6984 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

A non-classroom course in which a student explores a topic that is related to the student's doctoral work and career goals.

AENG 6994 - Doctoral Dissertation Research

Credit(s): 0-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

A non-classroom course in which a student explores a topic that is related to the student's doctoral work and career goals.

MENG 1000 - Design Thinking

Credit(s): 3 Credits

In the course, students apply human-centered design thinking approach for creating innovative products. The course exposes students to the different phases of the design thinking process. They learn to apply appropriate design techniques at different phases. The concepts of observation, identification of unmet needs, design definition, creative idea generation and prototyping and testing are emphasized. Students also apply eco-design principles from the early concept design phases. The experiential activities include identifying user needs, crafting market opportunity, idea generation, and prototyping. (Offered in Spring)

Prerequisite(s): ESCI 1700

MENG 1001 - Introduction to Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

Credit(s): 1 Credit

This course will introduce aerospace and mechanical engineering. Through hands-on activities, students will learn the basics of engineering design and entrepreneurship. Working in teams, students will build aerospace and mechanical systems, practice entrepreneurial thinking, and develop the personal and professional skills needed to engage in lifelong learning. This course is open to non-majors.

MENG 1002 - Computer-Aided Engineering Design

Credit(s): 1 Credit

This course is an introduction to engineering drawing and computer aided design (CAD) and 3D solid modeling. Students will learn to interpret engineering drawings, create engineering drawings, and create 3D models of mechanical systems.

MENG 2000 - Foundation to Engineering Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduction to engineering, design philosophy, design methodology, design process, human factors, ethics, and economics. Various case studies will be presented to understand the principles of engineering. This course would prepare a student to think creatively in other engineering courses. Aided Eng. Design.

Prerequisite(s): (PHYS 1610* and MENG 1000*)

* Concurrent enrollment allowed.

MENG 2300 - Applied Thermodynamics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course is an extension of the course on Thermodynamics. A detailed study on cycle analysis is included. Applications to compressors, turbines, heat pump, refrigeration and air-conditioning are emphasized. A design, comparison and evaluation of several design cycles is included.

Prerequisite(s): ESCI 2300

MENG 2400 - Mechatronics Systems Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Review of the basics of microcontrollers programming and interfacing with mechanical systems. Selection and sizing of electro-mechanical components to satisfy the system requirements includes sizing of batteries, picking appropriate power supply, motors, sensors, data acquisition, and drivetrain systems. Design, prototype and test a smart system. Integrate with measurement, data analytics, and control systems.

MENG 2450 - Engineering Experimentation

Credit(s): 3 Credits

A study of various measurement techniques in engineering and statistical analysis of experimental data. Applications to the measurement of strain, force, pressure, temperature, and fluid flow. An emphasis is given to the design of an experiment and error analysis using statistical data analysis. (Offered in Spring)

MENG 2910 - Co-Op with Industry

Credit(s): 0 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

A full-time supervised work experience with an agency, firm or organization that employs persons in this degree field. This course is used for the first experiential learning session. Grading system is determined by department offering course.

Restrictions:

Students with a classification of Freshman may not enroll.

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MENG 2913 - Co-Op in Mechanical Engineering

Credit(s): 0 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

An optional supervised work experience with an agency, firm, or organization which employs engineers. The student receives a Pass or No Pass grade.

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MENG 2930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

MENG 2980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

MENG 3001 - Mechanical Engineering Lab

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Prerequisite(s): ESCI 3110

MENG 3010 - Machine Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Design methodology, optimization, design of various machine elements including shafts, springs, belts, gears, and bearing. Design for strength and rigidity, fatigue and fracture.

Prerequisite(s): ESCI 3100

MENG 3430 - Measurements

Credit(s): 3 Credits

A study of various measurement techniques in engineering and statistical analysis of experimental data. Applications to the measurement of strain, force, pressure, temperature, and fluid flow. An emphasis is given to design of an experiment and error analysis using statistical data analysis.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 2001; ECE 2002

MENG 3510 - Material Science

Credit(s): 3 Credits

A study of the material properties, atomic structure and bonding, mechanical failure theory, dislocation, phase diagrams, polymer structure, and ceramics. Cross-listed with BME 3400.

Prerequisite(s): (CHEM 1070 or CHEM 1110); ESCI 3100

MENG 3600 - Manufacturing Process

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course provides detailed discussion on various manufacturing processes: netshape, material removal, and joining and assembly processes. Students learn the fundamental principles and the tools-of-the-trade by working hand-on with the machine tools. The current manufacturing techniques such as rapid prototyping, manufacturing cells, and lean-manufacturing are discussed.

Prerequisite(s): MENG 3510; ESCI 1011

MENG 3910 - Co-Op with Industry

Credit(s): 0 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

A full-time supervised work experience with an agency, firm or organization that employs persons in this degree field. This course is used for the second experiential learning session.

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MENG 3915 - Internship with Industry

Credit(s): 0-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

A work experience with an agency, firm or organization that employs persons in this degree field. This experience may be full time or part-time as required by the industry sponsor. This course is used for the first experiential learning session.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a classification of Junior or Senior.

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MENG 3930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

MENG 3980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

MENG 4004 - Design I

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Preliminary design of a mechanical system with emphasis on concurrent engineering, human factors, costs analysis, and material selection. The design project may be sponsored by industry or department. Also an emphasis is given to writing the design proposal and presenting it to a committee from the department.

Prerequisite(s): MENG 3010

MENG 4014 - Design II

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Detailed design of a mechanical system, manufacturing the product if feasible, cost estimation, testing and demonstration of the product. A report on the final design is required and also the design should be presented to the faculty and peers from industry.

Prerequisite(s): MENG 4004

MENG 4024 - Mechanical Systems Design

Credit(s): 4 Credits

This is the capstone course in Mechanical Engineering. The engineering design process: need analysis, development of specifications, function carriers, concept generation, selection of concept design, embodiment generation, selection of embodiment design, and detailed design of engineering systems. It uses analytic, numerical and experimental modelling in the design of engineering products. It covers technical and managerial perspectives, development and protection of intellectual property, working in a team and developing leadership skills, step management, engineering project management, use of codes in design, ethics, sustainability and entrepreneurship, budget development, risk analysis and risk mitigation.

Prerequisite(s): MENG 3010; MENG 4450; Minimum Earned Credits of 90

MENG 4110 - Fracture Mechanics and Plasticity

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Advanced elasticity topics: plate theory, stress singularities at re-entrant corners, intro to fracture mechanics, mechanics of bonded interfaces, elastic contact mechanics; Plasticity topics: yield criteria in metal plasticity, deformation and incremental plasticity, elastic-plastic stress-strain relations, strain hardening, small-strain elastoplasticity (bending, torsion, buckling, disks and cylinders).

MENG 4150 - Finite Element Method I

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Variational forms for 1D and 2D, Rayleigh Ritz, Galerkin, element matrices and assembly, formulation of axial/truss/beam/plane-frame structural elements, 2D field problem formulation, linear and triangular elements for heat transfer/irrotational flow, torsion of noncircular sections, elasticity, higher order and mapped elements, numerical integration. Lab applications and project included. This is the undergraduate version of this course.

MENG 4200 - Advanced Fluid Dynamics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduction to the physical concepts and mathematical analysis of fluid flow. Kinematics, stress, and thermodynamic properties of a fluid. Integral and differential equations for conservation of mass, momentum and energy. Applications in potential flow, viscous flow and compressible flow. Fluid flow measurements. This is the undergraduate version of this course.

MENG 4220 - Introduction to Turbulence

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course introduces the nature and origins of turbulence, transition mechanisms, turbulent transport of momentum and heat, dynamics of turbulence, wall-bounded and free shear flows, spectral dynamics, and statistical description of turbulence. This is the undergraduate version of this course.

MENG 4250 - Turbomachinery and Gas Turbines Analysis and Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Upon completion of this course the students will be able to apply engineering principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, statics, dynamics, vibrations, controls and mechatronics for the selection and design of turbomachinery, gas turbines, and their components. They will also be able to design suitable individual engine components for diverse applications and markets. Further they will be able to consider dynamic and strength of materials considerations, and suitable materials according to operating conditions such as pressure, temperature, rotating speed, mass flow rate, fuel properties and working fluid properties.

MENG 4300 - Heat Transfer

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): (CSCI 1060 or CSCI 1300); (ESCI 2300 and ESCI 3200)

MENG 4304 - Thermal Systems Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Use of energy and entropy balances in the study, analysis, preliminary design and optimization of traditional and emerging energy conversion components and powerplants. Definitions and use of static, stagnation and total properties at flow stations of working fluids. Euler equation in turbomachines. Energy and entropy balances for solar energy components. Applications to design and optimization of compressors, turbines, pumps, fans, heat exchangers, positive-displacement systems, and other energy conversion devices using various working fluid properties. Preliminary design and optimization of gas power cycles, Rankine power cycles, jet-propulsion, reciprocating-piston engine cycles, heating ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC), and renewable and sustainable energy powerplants.

Prerequisite(s): ESCI 3200; MENG 4300; ESCI 2300

MENG 4310 - Reciprocating-Piston Engines Analysis and Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Upon completion of this course the students will be able to apply engineering principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, statics, dynamics, vibrations, controls and mechatronics for the selection and design of reciprocating piston engines and their components. They will also be able to design suitable individual engine components for diverse applications and markets. Further they will be able to consider dynamic and strength of materials considerations, and suitable materials according to operating conditions such as pressure, temperature, rotating speed, mass flow rate, fuel properties and working fluid properties.

MENG 4450 - Programmable Logic Controllers and Robotics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduction to mechatronic components: sensors, transducers, microprocessor-based systems and PLCs. Applications in motion control (AC/DC motors & stepper motors). Robotics. A major project in electro-mechanical system design and development.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 2001

MENG 4820 - Technology Entrepreneurship

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The course is intended as a general introduction to the models and applications of entrepreneurship. The course provides the basis for technology entrepreneurship mindset. The course will introduce the three major forms of entrepreneurship-independent (as in self-employment), corporate entrepreneurship and social venturing. In addition, the course will educate students about the three key elements of modern entrepreneurship: the recognition and creation of opportunities, the development of strategies to realize those opportunities, and the packaging of those opportunities for maximum impact in intended markets. This is the undergraduate version of this course.

MENG 4830 - Medical Product Design and Entrepreneurship

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Via group development of a specific healthcare product this course prepares students for a career in public or private sector in healthcare R&D, innovation and entrepreneurship in the next frontier: human health. After an introduction of basic anatomy and review of leading diseases and ailments, differences in the healthcare marketplace in the US, Europe and Asia are examined, with a view on pharmaceutical and medical-device development. Differences and similarities in pathways for regulatory approval processes (CE mark, FDA approval etc.), design to standards, and reimbursement-code strategies for various categories of products are examined.

MENG 4840 - Numerical Methods

Credit(s): 3 Credits

In this course, students will learn how to develop numerical algorithms to solve engineering problems, which are then implemented in programming languages such as MATLAB, Python, and other commercial engineering software. Problems of interest to Aerospace, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Biomedical Engineering and Applied Physics will be addressed. This is the undergraduate version of this course.

MENG 4910 - Co-Op with Industry

Credit(s): 0-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

A full-time supervised work experience with an agency, firm or organization that employs persons in this degree field. This course is used for the third experiential learning session.

Prerequisite(s): MENG 3910

Attributes: UUC:Reflection-in-Action

MENG 4915 - Internship with Industry

Credit(s): 0-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

A work experience with an agency, firm or organization that employs persons in this degree field. This experience may be full time or part-time as required by the industry sponsor.

Prerequisite(s): MENG 3915

Attributes: UUC:Reflection-in-Action

MENG 4930 - Special Topics: Mechanical Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

MENG 4980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 0-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Credits to be arranged. Independent Study on a topic in Mechanical Engineering under the direction of a Faculty member.

MENG 5100 - Advanced Mechanics of Solids

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Elasticity relations, linear elasticity assumptions, St. Venant's principle, transformation of stress, principal stresses in 3D, plane elasticity, Airy stress function, polynomial solutions, thermal stresses, relations in polar coordinates, point load solutions, stress concentration, axisymmetric problems, stresses in disks & cylinders, energy methods, Rayleigh Ritz, Buckling. Emphasis on advanced applications.

MENG 5110 - Fracture Mechanics and Plasticity

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Advanced elasticity topics: plate theory, stress singularities at re-entrant corners, intro to fracture mechanics, mechanics of bonded interfaces, elastic contact mechanics; Plasticity topics: yield criteria in metal plasticity, deformation and incremental plasticity, elastic-plastic stress-strain relations, strain hardening, small-strain elastoplasticity (bending, torsion, buckling, disks and cylinders).

Prerequisite(s): MENG 5150 with a grade of C or higher; MENG 5100 with a grade of C or higher

MENG 5150 - Finite Element Analysis I

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Variational forms for 1D and 2D, Rayleigh Ritz, Galerkin, element matrices and assembly, formulation of axial/truss/beam/plane-frame structural elements, 2D field problem formulation, linear and triangular elements for heat transfer/irrotational flow, torsion of noncircular sections, elasticity, higher order and mapped elements, numerical integration. Lab applications and project included.

MENG 5200 - Advanced Fluid Dynamics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduction to the physical concepts and mathematical analysis of fluid flow. Kinematics, stress, and thermodynamic properties of a fluid. Integral and differential equations for conservation of mass, momentum and energy. Applications in potential flow, viscous flow and compressible flow. Fluid flow measurements.

MENG 5220 - Experimental Methods in Fluid Dynamics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This lab-based course introduces students to the modern techniques used to investigate fluid dynamic problems, including pitot-static tubes, wake rakes, thermal anemometry, laser Doppler anemometry, particle image velocimetry, and pressure and temperature sensitive paints.

Prerequisite(s): MENG 5200

MENG 5240 - An Introduction to Turbulence

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course introduces the nature and origins of turbulence, transition mechanisms, turbulent transport of momentum and heat, dynamics of turbulence, wall-bounded and free shear flows, spectral dynamics, and statistical description of turbulence.

MENG 5310 - Reciprocating-Piston Engines Analysis and Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Upon completion of this course the students will be able to apply engineering principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, statics, dynamics, vibrations, controls and mechatronics for the selection and design of reciprocating piston engines and their components. They will also be able to design suitable individual engine components for diverse applications and markets. Further they will be able to consider dynamic and strength of materials considerations, and suitable materials according to operating conditions such as pressure, temperature, rotating speed, mass flow rate, fuel properties and working fluid properties.

MENG 5820 - Technology Entrepreneurship

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The course is intended as a general introduction to the models and applications of entrepreneurship. The course provides the basis for technology entrepreneurship mindset. The course will introduce the three major forms of entrepreneurship-independent (as in self-employment), corporate entrepreneurship and social venturing. In addition, the course will educate students about the three key elements of modern entrepreneurship: the recognition and creation of opportunities, the development of strategies to realize those opportunities, and the packaging of those opportunities for maximum impact in intended markets. This is the graduate version of this course.

MENG 5830 - Medical Product and Design and Entrepreneurship

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Via group development of a specific healthcare product this course prepares students for a career in public or private sector in healthcare R&D, innovation and entrepreneurship in the next frontier: human health. After an introduction of basic anatomy and review of leading diseases and ailments, differences in the healthcare marketplace in the US, Europe and Asia are examined, with a view on pharmaceutical and medical-device development. Differences and similarities in pathways for regulatory approval processes (CE mark, FDA approval etc.), design to standards, and reimbursement-code strategies for various categories of products are examined.

MENG 5902 - Numerical Methods Using Matlab and LabVIEW

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course will introduce students to the Matlab and LabVIEW programming packages while teaching how to use software and numerical methods to solve engineering problems. Problems of interest to Aerospace, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, and Biomedical Engineering programs will be addressed.

MENG 5910 - Co-op with Industry

Credit(s): 1-6 Credits

A full-time supervised work experience with an agency, firm or organization that employs persons in this degree field. This course is used for experiential learning session.

MENG 5915 - Internship with Industry

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits

A work experience with an agency, firm, organization that employs persons in this degree field. This experience may be full time or part time as required by the industry sponsor.

MENG 5930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

A one-time course on a particular topic, or a trial course that is expected to become a standard course with its own unique course number.

MENG 5964 - Master's Project

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Theoretical/computational/experimental work that leads to a Project Report and of defense of the Project.

MENG 5974 - Research Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits

MENG 5980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

MENG 5984 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

A non-classroom course in which a student explores a topic that is related to the student's graduate work and career goals.

MENG 5994 - Master's Thesis Research

Credit(s): 0-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Research that leads to a Master’s Thesis and final defense of the Thesis.

MENG 6910 - Co-op with Industry

Credit(s): 1-6 Credits

A full-time supervised work experience with an agency, firm or organization that employs persons in this degree field.

MENG 6915 - Internship with Industry

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits

A work experience with an agency, firm, organization that employs persons in this degree field. This experience may be full time or part time as required by the industry sponsor.

MENG 6930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

MENG 6974 - Research Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits

Theoretical or Computational or experimental work that is not part of the Dissertation.

MENG 6980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

MENG 6984 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

A non-classroom course in which a student explores a topic that is related to the student's doctoral work and career goals.

MENG 6994 - Doctoral Dissertation Research

Credit(s): 0-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

A non-classroom course in which a student explores a topic that is related to the student's doctoral work and career goals.