Mechanical Engineering

M E 503 Continuum Mechanics (3)

Reviews concepts of motion, stress, energy for a general continuum; conservation of mass, momentum, and energy; and the second law; constitutive equations for linear/nonlinear elastic, viscous/inviscid fluids, and general materials; and examples/solutions for solid/fluid materials. Offered: jointly with A A 503; A.
Instructor Course Description: Dana Dabiri

M E 507 Fluid Mechanics (3)

Covers inviscid and viscous imcompressible flows, exact solutions of laminar flows, creeping flows, boundary layers, free-shear flows, vorticity equation, and introduction to vortex dynamics. Offered: jointly with A A 507; W.

M E 521 Thermodynamics (3)

Fundamental concepts of temperature, thermodynamic properties, and systems. The first, second, and combined laws. Development of the relations of classical thermodynamics. Introduction to statistical thermodynamics. Prerequisite: M E 323 and graduate standing in mechanical engineering or permission of instructor. Offered: A.

M E 522 Thermodynamics (3)

Topics from statistical thermodynamics, including the Boltzmann, Bose-Einstein, and Fermi-Dirac statistics. Solutions of the Schrodinger wave equation and evaluation of the partition function for translation, rotation, and vibration. Prerequisite: M E 521 or permission of instructor. Offered: by request only.

M E 524 Combustion (3)

Chemical and physical processes of combustion with applications to design of combustors, fuel selection, and consideration of environmental effects. Prerequisite: graduate standing in mechanical engineering or permission of instructor. Offered: odd years; Sp.

M E 525 Applied Acoustics I (3)

Introduces acoustics through various applications such as medical ultrasound, underwater sound, noise control and vibrations. Includes linear acoustics, wave equation, planewave solutions, acoustics scales; reflection, refraction, scattering and diffraction, acoustic sources, radiation form transmission through plates. Prerequisite: graduate standing in Engineering, allied field, or permission from instructor. Offered: Sp.

M E 530 Heat Conduction and Radiation (3)

Heat conduction advanced fundamentals, emphasizing microscale applications. Radiative transfer for transparent and for absorbing and scattering media, emphasizing combustion, biomedical, and atmospheric/oceanic environmental applications. Forward and inverse problems for both conduction and radiation. Prerequisite: graduate standing in mechanical engineering or permission of instructor. Offered: W.

M E 531 Conductive Heat Transfer (3)

Analysis of steady-state and transient heat conduction in single- and multidimensional systems by mathematical, graphical, numerical, and analogical methods. Prerequisite: graduate standing in mechanical engineering or permission of instructor. Offered: by request only.

M E 532 Convective Heat Transfer (3)

Introduction to fluid flow and boundary-layer theory as applicable to forced- and natural-convection heat transfer. Condensation and boiling heat transfer. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.

M E 534 Fluid Mechanics II (3)

Review of basic principles, some exact solutions and their interpretation, waves (water waves, sound waves, shock waves), boundary layers, jets and wakes, flow stability, turbulence, applications. Prerequisite: M E 533 or permission of instructor. Offered: W.

M E 537 Topics in Fluid Mechanics (3)

Selected fluid mechanics relevant to current advances in research and application. Topics selected vary with faculty and student interest, but have included flow stability, special topics in turbulence, and turbulent reacting flows. Offered: by request only.

M E 543 Fluid Turbulence (3)

Methods of characterizing fluid turbulence; probability concepts; spatial and temporal velocity correlations; spectral energy transfer; turbulent diffusion; isotropic turbulence and Kolmogoroff’ s hypothesis; Taylor’ s hypothesis; hot-wire measurement techniques. Prerequisite: 3 credits of graduate level fluid mechanics or permission of instructor. Offered: even years; W.

M E 544 Advanced Turbulence Modeling Techniques (3)

The Reynolds stress transport equations; plane homogeneous shear flow; modeling the pressure-strain, diffusion, and dissipation rate correlation tensors; one and two-equation turbulence models; near-wall turbulence and wall functions; limitations of length scale and eddy viscosity modeling. Prerequisite: 3 credits of turbulence related course work. Offered: even years by request only; Sp.
Instructor Course Description: James J Riley

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