ME 2500  ME Analysis and Design I. The first of threecourse
sequence that teaches the fundamental methods of analysis and
design in mechanical engineering. The topics include a preview
of the mechanical engineering profession, including the courses
that will be taken, the role of mathematics in engineering,
the engineering design process, the experimental method and
design of experiments, and modeling and problem solving. Students
work in teams on a project involving dissecting and reassembling
a gasoline engine. The two principal objectives are to introduce
the student to the engineering design process, and to develop
and enhance effective modeling and problemsolving skills. The
students are introduced to Mathcad, a useful commercial tool
for analysis and design.
ME 2501  ME Analysis and Design II. An introduction
to numerical methods for solving problems in engineering. Topics
include Taylor and Fourier series, curve fitting, cubic splines,
integration, differentiation, finite differences, roots of algebraic
equations, systems of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations,
and differential equations. The computer will be heavily used
and knowledge of computer programming is critical.
ME 3500  ME Analysis and Design III. An introduction
to several topics of importance in mechanical engineering including
matrix eigenvalue and boundaryvalue problems, optimization,
and kinematics of planar mechanisms.
ME 3100  Thermodynamics I. The fundamental elements
of engineering thermodynamics. Topics include thermodynamic
properties of pure substances, open and closed systems, ideal
gases, heat and work, first and second laws of thermodynamics,
entropy and irreversibility, and efficiency.
ME 3101  Thermodynamics II. A continuation of the
fundamentals of engineering thermodynamics and application to
realistic thermal components and systems. Topics include vapor
power, air standard, and refrigeration cycles, Maxwell relations,
equations of state, mixtures including airwater, the Psychrometric
chart, air conditioning, combustion, chemical reactions, enthalpy
of formation, adiabatic flame temperature, introduction to compressible
fluid flow.
CE 3111  Fluid Mechanics. The basic principles of
fluid mechanics for solving simple fluid mechanics problems.
Topics include a description of fluid motion, the continuum,
fluid properties, fluid statics, buoyancy, the control volume,
mass, momentum, and energy conservation, similitude and scale
models, internal and incompressible laminar and turbulent flows,
external and incompressible viscous and inviscid flows, the
boundary layer, compressible flow, and shocks.
ME 4101  Heat Transfer I. The fundamentals of heat
transfer for solving simple heat transfer problems. Topics include
the energy equation, thermophysical properties, 1D steady and
transient heat conduction, fin theory, multidimensional steady
and transient heat conduction, convection, the thermal boundary
layer, heat exchangers, introduction to radiation heat transfer.
Analytical and numerical methods of solution are emphasized
and the computer is used extensively.
ME 5100  Heat Transfer II. Advanced topics in heat
transfer. Topics include thermal radiation, forced convection
in internal and external flows, the Blasius solution, free convection,
boiling heat transfer, and flow and heat transfer in porous
media.
ME 7038  Introduction to Computational Fluid Mechanics
and Heat Transfer. Fundamentals. History of CFD, the equations
of fluid mechanics and the energy equation for laminar flow,
solution methods, advantages and limitations of numerical methods,
classification and behavior of the equations of fluid mechanics,
boundary and initial conditions, analytical solutions to simplified
forms. The energy equation, the general form of the transport
equation, exact solutions, discretization, finite differences,
explicit and implicit methods for transient problems, error
analysis, consistency and numerical stability, multidimensional
cases, alternatingdirectional implicit method. The Laplace
and Poisson equations, GaussSeidel iteration, under and overrelaxation,
convergence tests, diagonal dominance, matrix methods, tridiagonal
systems, MATLAB examples. Discretization of the domain and NavierStokes
equations, truncation error, treatment of source terms, treatment
of inertial terms, upwinding, boundary conditions. The stream
function and potential function, the flow net. Vorticity and
stream function for 2D, constant property flows, formulation
of the governing equations in terms of stream function and vorticity,
discretized equations, boundary vorticity, method of lines,
sweeping, example code and results. Development of the boundary
layer equations for laminar flow, finite difference methods,
matching procedures, example code and results. Turbulence, characterization,
Reynolds averaging, the turbulent stresses, turbulence models,
closure, the turbulent boundary layer, the integral method,
FLUENT and turbulent models. The control volume method, role
of the continuity equation, flux at a cell interface, boundary
conditions, the problem with pressure, the staggered grid, the
SIMPLE algorithm, introduction to FLUENT, examples, grid generation.
One dimensional wave equation, inviscid Burger's equation.
ME 8100  Conduction Heat Transfer. A theoretical
basis of advanced conduction heat transfer. Topics covered include
fundamental modes of heat transfer, heat transfer by fluid motion,
the continuum approach, general and particular laws, lumped
vs. distributed systems, energy conservation, particular laws
 Fourier's law of heat conduction, Newton's law of cooling,
StephanBoltzmann law, thermophysical properties, the heat conduction
equation, initial and boundary conditions, interface of two
media having different conductivities, scaling, dimensionless
groups, one dimensional steady heat conduction, principle of
superposition, variable thermal conductivity, extended surfaces,
Bessel functions, integral methods, steady multidimensional
heat conduction, separation of variables, superposition methods,
unsteady heat conduction, time dependent boundary conditions,
Duhammel's superposition integral, Laplace transforms, the complex
temperature method, the semiinfinite solid, finite differences,
time integration methods, stability criteria, treatment of irregular
boundaries, methods of solution, direct and indirect methods.
ME 8103  Advanced Fluid Mechanics. The theoretical
basis of fluid mechanics. Topics covered include the continuum,
flow fields, description and classification of flow fields,
fluid properties, mass and momentum conservation: differential
and integral forms, boundary conditions, flow lines, rotation,
shear and deformation, vorticity, constitutive equation for
a Newtonian fluid, NavierStokes Equations, simplified and alternate
forms (Bernoulli and vorticity equations, Kelvin's theorem),
circulation, kinematics of vortex lines, stream function and
potential function, viscous, incompressible flow (Couette flow,
Poiseuille flow, rotating cylinders, startup flow), lowReynoldsnumber
flow, developing internal flow, introduction to numerical methods,
discretization of the domain, treatment of convective terms
and time integration, numerical form for the vorticitytransport
equations, methods of solution, inviscid, incompressible flow,
the Laplace equation, source and sink flows, the doublet, lift
and drag for potential flows, the boundarylayer approach and
boundary layer equations for twodimensional flows, flatplate
flows with and without freestream pressure gradient, integral
method, turbulent flow, governing equations for turbulent flow,
Reynolds stresses, mixing length, correlations, introduction
to compressible flow of inviscid fluids, thermodynamics, steady
quasionedimensional flow, nozzles, choked flow.
ME 8120  Convection Heat Transfer. A theoretical
basis of convection heat transfer. Topics include the definition
and nature of convection and advection, properties of fluids
and their determination, heat conduction, the continuum concept,
flow fields, mass and momentum conservation, boundary and initial
conditions, the energy equation, convection with turbulent flow,
scaling, the major dimensionless groups, forced convection,
the boundary layer approach, laminar external flow over a flat
plate with and without freestream pressure gradient, integral
solutions, external flows with other geometries, turbulent external
boundary layers, laminar and turbulent internal flows, numerical
methods, the control volume approach, examples and applications,
natural convection, combined (forced/free) convection, enclosures.
EGR 7010  Solar Energy Conversion. Fundamentals of
Solar Radiation, Extraterrestrial and earth's surface solar
radiation, Solar constant, Distribution of solar radiation,
Earthsun geometry, Attenuation of solar radiation, Instruments
for measuring solar radiation, Estimation of solar radiation
incident on an inclined surface, Introduction to Thermal and
Fluid Transport, Energy Conservation, Conduction, Boundary conditions,
Initial condition, Example: 2D steady heat conduction in a fin,
Fluid flow fundamentals, Laminar and turbulent flow, Internal
and external flow, Mass conservation (continuity equation),
Convection, Developed flow in a tube, Natural convection, Correlations:
Internal and external flow, Radiation, Definitions, Solar radiation
spectrum, The blackbody, StephanBoltzmann law, Blackbody radiation
tables, Radiant exchange within black enclosures: Shape factor,
Radiant exchange within gray diffuse isothermal enclosures,
Radiant exchange within semigray diffuse nonisothermal enclosures,
Radiation exchange between infinite flat plates, Active Solar
Collector Fundamentals and Analysis, Introduction to collector
technology, Flat plate collectors (forced convection), Concentrating
collectors, Central solar receivers, Active Solar System Modeling
and Design, Components and sizing, Modes of operation, Determination
of heating load, Optimal insulation, System thermal performance,
Passive Solar Collector Fundamentals and Analysis, Introduction
to passive systems, Direct gain, Trombe walls, Roof collectors,
Thermosyphons, Attached solar sunspaces, Solar ponds, Desalination,
Indirect Solar Process Fundamentals, Wind, Biomass, Ocean thermal
energy conversion (OTEC), Tidal energy, Photovoltaics Fundamentals,
Analysis, and Design
