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ME 601 Optimal Design: Theory and Practice 3(3+0)


Optimum design concepts; Lagrange multipliers and necessary conditions; Numerical methods for unconstrained optimum design; Numerical methods for constrained optimum design; Practical design optimization.



ME 602 Engineering Tribology 3(3+0)


Behavior of frictional surfaces under different types of loading. Mechanisms of heat generation and surface damage (wear, scuffing, pitting, fretting, etc.). Rheological effects. Effect of lubrication. Surface interaction in metal cutting. Design considerations.



ME 603 Design for Dynamic Loading 3(3+0)


Design of mechanical components subject to dynamic loads; Lumped-mass modeling of continuous elements; Analytical, numerical and finite element methods applied to the analysis and design of mechanical systems.



ME 604 Robot Design: Analysis and Applications 3(3+0)


Introduction to robotics: robots’ configurations, components, mechanical considerations, sensors and drivers, programming, and applications; Robot configuration kinematics: 3-D rigid motion and transformations, forward kinematics, and inverse kinematics; Robot Jacobian, velocities, static forces, path planning, dynamics, and control.



ME 605 Finite Element Analysis (3) 3(3+0)


Isoparametric formulation and numerical integration; Steady and transient dynamic analysis; Preprocessing and post processing for standard packages; Formulation methods for nonlinear finite element analysis; Geometrical and material nonlinearities; Solution techniques for nonlinear problems. Applications.



ME 609 Special Topics in Design 3(3+0)

Selected and contemporary topics in the general area of design are covered



ME 611 Micro/Nano Manufacturing 3(3+0)


Precision and micro manufacturing, nano manufacturing, dimensional and surface micro and nano metrology, design and characterisation of materials with microstructure optimised for atom cluster and atomic processing, CAD/CAM tools for layer-based micro and nano patterning, technology maturity assessment.



ME 619 Special Topics in Manufacturing 3(3+0)


Selected and contemporary topics in the general area of manufacturing are covered




ME 651 Continuum Mechanics 3(3+0)


An introduction to the foundations of continuum mechanics; Vectors and tensors; Kinematics of deformation: Eulerian and Lagrangian descriptions of motion; Stress in a continuum; Conservation laws: mass and momentum balance; Thermodynamics: energy balance and entropy; Constitutive equations; Fluids and solids; Viscous and elastic response; The Navier-Stokes equations; Finite elasticity; Linear elasticity.



ME 652 Theory of Plates and Shells 3(3+0)

Classical theory of plates; Solutions for plates of various shapes and loading conditions; Shear deformation theory; Thermal stresses in plates; Theory of shells; Membrane approach; Solutions for shells of revolution, Shallow shells; Applications.



ME 653 Mechanics of Composite Materials 3(3+0)


Classification and characteristics of composite materials; Macromechanical behavior of a lamina and a laminate; anisotropic and orthotropic materials, classical lamination theory; Micromechanical behavior of a lamina, stiffness, strength and failure criteria, interlaminar stresses and the design of laminates; Effective module of spherical inclusions, cylindrical and lamella systems, bending, buckling and vibration of laminated plates.



ME 654 Advanced Theory of Fracture Mechanics 3(3+0)


Modes of failure, stress concentrations; Complex functions and stresses around cracks; Linear elastic fracture mechanics; Fracture toughness testing in practice; General yielding fracture mechanics.



ME 655 Failure of Engineering Materials 3(3+0)


Types and Characteristics of Failure, Fracture at low Temperatures, Brittle Fracture, Engineering Aspects of Fracture, Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics (LEFM), Fracture mechanism maps, Weibull Statistics and Toughening Mechanisms, High Temperature Facture, Fatigue of Engineering Materials, Case Studies of Failure in Service.



ME 656 Dislocation Theory 3(3+0)


The principles of dislocation theory and the strength and deformation of crystalline solids; Dislocation geometry, stress-strain fields, associated self-energies, and forces exerted by externally applied stresses; Dislocation structures, core models, stacking faults, and sessile and glissile configurations; Dislocation-defect interactions and multiple dislocation patterns, dislocation-array descriptions of grain boundaries, and mechanisms of multiplication and hardening.



ME 657 Experimental Stress Analysis 3(2+1)


Review of stress and strain state at a point; Stress-strain relations; Plane stress and plain strain states; Fundamentals of photoelastic methods of stress determination; Theory and application of brittle coatings; Fundamentals of Moire fringe method of strain analysis; Optical and electric resistance strain gages; Laboratory experiments.



ME 659 Special Topics in Mechanics 3(3+0)


Selected and contemporary topics in the general area of mechanics are covered



ME 661 Structural Dynamic and Acoustics 3(3+0)


Foundations of 3D elasticity; Fluid and elastic wave equations, Elastic and plastic waves in rods and beams; Waves in plates; Dynamics and acoustics of cylindrical shells; Acoustic fluids effects such as radiation and scattering by submerged plates and shells; Interaction between structural elements; Response of plates and shells to high-intensity loads, Dynamic plasticity and fracture; Structural damage caused by impulsive and impact loads.



ME 662 Advanced Dynamics 3(3+0)


Principle of least action; Contact transformation; Poisson's brackets; Hamilton-Jacobi equation; Stability concepts; Geometry theory, multidegree autonomous systems, non-autonomous systems; Perturbation techniques; Selected problems from space dynamics, variable mass systems and rocket dynamics, and gyro-dynamic applications.



ME 663 Nonlinear Oscillations 3(3+0)

Phase plane and limit cycle analysis; Classification of singular points and bifurcation theory; Concepts of subharmonic and superharmonic resonance; Approximate analysis methods; Stability concepts, Lyapunov's theorem; Self-excited and parametrically excited systems; Systems having finite degrees of freedom.



ME 664 Random Vibrations 3(3+0)


Description of stochastic processes; Impulse response and frequency response of linear time-invariant dynamic systems; Correlation and spectra of stationary response; Crossing rates, peaks, and envelopes; Linear random response of single and multiple degrees of freedom systems; Nonlinear random vibrations; System identification and estimation; Applications.



ME 665 Distributed Parameter Control 3(3+0)

Modeling of distributed parameter systems; Discretization techniques; Model reduction; Classical and modern control strategies; Compensation techniques for the problem of control and observation spillovers; Robustness issues in control.



ME 666 Applied Nonlinear Control 3(3+0)

Analysis of nonlinear systems; Phase plane analysis; Lyapunov direct method; Describing function analysis; Synthesis of controllers for nonlinear systems; Sliding mode control; Adaptive control; Feedback linearization.



ME 667 Digital Control Systems 3(3+0)


Characterization of discrete-time systems; Analysis of discrete-control systems by time-domain and transform techniques; Discrete-state variable techniques; Synthesis of discrete systems; Engineering consideration of computer-controlled systems.



ME 668 Advanced Mechanics of Machinery 3(3+0)


Spatial mechanisms: position and velocity analysis, Euler angles, graphical methods, matrix methods; Linkage synthesis: function generation, path generation, body guidance, position synthesis, graphical methods, analytical methods; Introduction to robotics: robot topology, rigid body transformations, and robot kinematics.



ME 669 Special Topics in System Dynamics and Control 3(3+0)


Selected and contemporary topics in the general area of system dynamics and control are covered



ME 671 Advanced Convection Heat Transfer 3(3+0)


Statement of conservation of mass, momentum and energy. Turbulent heat transfer in forced and natural convection. Heat transfer in micro channel. Heat transfer in porous media. Interfacial phase change processes; evaporation, condensation, industrial applications such as cooling towers, condensers. Heat exchanger design.



ME 672 Radiation Heat Transfer 3(3+0)


Physics of the thermal radiation process: radiative properties of gases and surfaces; Exchange factors and networks for heat transfer between surfaces; Characteristics of emission and absorption of fames, gases, and atmosphere: Solar radiation characteristics; Thermal applications.



ME 673 Computational Heat Transfer 3(3+0)


Conservation equations governing the fluid flow and heat transfer processes; Discretization by Taylor series, weighted residual, and control volume methods; Solution of systems of algebraic equations; Methods of solving the governing equations; Mathematical modeling of turbulence, combustion and radiation; Computer application to problems in heat conduction, fluid flow and heat transfer.



ME 674 Statistical Thermodynamics 3(3+0)


Distribution functions: Boltzmann, Bose-Einstein, and Fermi-Dirac statistics; Partition function; Correspondence between classical and statistical thermodynamics; Systems with negligible effects of interparticle forces; Perfect gases; Perfect electron gas; Photon gas; The Debye solid, the Einstein solid.



ME 675 Combustion Phenomena 3(3+0)


Thermochemical and fluid dynamic fundamentals of combustion phenomena: chemical equilibrium, kinetics and non-equilibrium processes, flame structure, laminar and turbulent flames, premixed and diffusion flames, mass transfer, modeling techniques, pollutant formation and combustion efficiency; Applications include gas turbine combustion, coal combustion, fluidized bed combustors, and fire and flame spread of modern building materials.




ME 679 Special Topics in Thermal Sciences 3(3+0)


Selected and contemporary topics in the general area of thermal sciences are covered




ME 681 Inviscid Flow 3(3+0)


Kinematics and dynamics of ideal fluid motion; Potential flow concept, complex potential, circle theorem, superposition of elementary flows; Conformal mapping, Joukowski and other transformations; Axisymmetric flow: Stokes stream function, elementary flows in 3-D, sphere theorem; Vortex Motion: Kelvin and Helmholtz theorems, vortex tube, vortex rings, vortex sheets and vortex streets; Unsteady motion: surface waves, linear wave theory.



ME 682 Turbulence 3(3+0)


Nature of Turbulence; Reynolds stress equations; Homogeneous turbulence: statistical formulation, kinematics of isotropic turbulence, dynamics of homogeneous turbulence; Inhomogeneous flows: Reynolds stress transport equations; Turbulence modeling, local equilibrium and rapid distortion; Eddy structure; Turbulence and heat transfer.



ME 683 Shear Flow and Boundary Layer 3(3+0)


Implementations of Navier-Stokes equations; Vorticity, pressure and rate of strain; Laminar boundary layer; Onset of turbulence, incompressible turbulent boundary layer; Turbulent heat transfer; Influence of Mach number; Flow separation; Mixing layers, jets and wakes.



ME 684 Hydrodynamic Stability 3(3+0)


Review of equations of motion; Mechanisms of instability; Fundamental concepts; Kelvin-Helmholtz instability; Taylor-Saffman instability; Shear flow instability (viscid and inviscid); Centrifugal instability; Thermal instability; Time periodic instability; Concepts of non-linear instability.



ME 685 Turbomachinery and Cascade Theory 3(3+0)


Similarity analysis; Energy transfer in turbomachines; Cascade Theory: forces, energy loss and correlations, potential flow methods; Two-dimensional analysis of axial compressors and turbines; Three-dimensional effects and loss mechanisms; Radial Machines.



ME 686 Computational Aerodynamics 3(3+0)


Finite difference techniques for solving subsonic, transonic and supersonic flow equations; The method of characteristics; Numerical grid generation techniques for two-dimensional and three-dimensional flows; Panel methods, Vortex lattice methods



ME 687 Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics 3(3+0)


Advanced Mesh Operations, Advanced Numerical Analyses in CFD, Advanced CFD Operations, The Dynamics and Coefficients of the k-e Model, Advanced Turbulence Models, Compressible Flow Modeling, The Energy Cascade, Kolmogorov’s Length Scales, Spectral/Filter Methods, Advanced Physics Modeling in CFD, User Defined Functions (UDF), Example Cases and Good CFD Work Practices.



ME 688 Compressible Flow 3(3+0)


Properties of compressible fluids and fundamental relations for subsonic and supersonic flows; One and two dimensional flow at subsonic and supersonic Mach numbers: Method of characteristics; Shock tubes; Oblique shocks; Wave interactions; Hypersonic gas dynamics of slender and blunt bodies.



ME 689 Special topics in Fluid Dynamics 3(3+0)


Selected and contemporary topics in the general area of fluid dynamics are covered



ME 691 Advanced Engineering Analysis 3(3+0)


Classes of boundary value problems in mechanical engineering; Cayley-Hamilton theorem; Generalized inverse; Sylvester's theorem; Differentiation and integration of matrices; Adjoint method; Advanced complex variables; Cauchy-Riemann differential equation; Cauchy's integral theorem; Evaluation of residues; Bromwich contour integrals; Variational principles.



ME 695 Special Topics in Solid Mechanics 3(3+0)


Selected and contemporary topics in the general area of solid mechanics are covered.



ME 696 Special Topics in Thermofluid Systems 3(3+0)


Selected and contemporary topics in the general area of thermofluid systems are covered.



ME 697 Seminar I 1(1+0)


A series of lectures in the first semester of the Ph.D. program covering contemporary issues.



ME 698 Seminar II 1(1+0)


A series of lectures in the second semester of the Ph.D. program covering contemporary issues.



ME 698 Seminar III 1(1+0)


A series of lectures in the third semester of the Ph.D. program covering contemporary issues.



ME 700 Ph.D. Thesis.