Apr 18, 2024  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

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Mechanical Engineering

  
  • MENG 361/3601 - Fundamentals of Thermodynamics (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      ,   and   .

    Description
    Fundamental Concepts and Definitions. Thermodynamic Processes, pure substances and perfect gases, The First Law of Thermodynamics, the Second Law of Thermodynamics, the Carnot cycle. Thermodynamic Relations, Reversibility and Entropy.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • MENG 362/3602 - Applied Fluid Mechanics (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Dimensional analysis, fluid measurements, compressible flow, pipe network and water hammer, turbo machinery, pumps and turbines.

    Hours
    Two class periods and one three-hour lab period
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • MENG 365/3605 - Applied Thermodynamics (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Availability and second-law analysis. Power cycles: air standard and actual cycles; reversed cycles: refrigerators and heat pumps, gas mixtures, psychrometry and air conditioning, hydrocarbon reactions, waste heat recovery.

    Hours
    Two class periods and one three-hour lab period.
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • MENG 375/3705 - System Dynamics (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      ,  ,  

    Description
    Mathematical modeling of mechanical, electrical, and electromechanical systems. Free and forced vibrations for single degree of freedom systems. Free and forced vibrations of multiple degree of freedom systems. Linearization. Stability, Steady state error and Time response analysis. State space and transfer function solutions. System analogies. Introduction to automatic control and Feedback control systems. Team base project covering modeling, analysis and design.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • MENG 428/4208 - Selection of Materials and Processes for Design (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and  

    Description
    Effect of material properties on design. Effect of manufacturing processes on design. Failure and reliability of components in service. Economics of materials and manufacturing processes. Decision making and the selection process. Integration of design and economic analysis with materials and process selection. Case studies.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • MENG 421/4221 - Ceramics and Composites (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Structure, processing (powder synthesis, characterization, mixing and size reduction), micro-structure and property relationships and their applications in the design and production of ceramic nanomaterials and nanocomposites for various applications.

    Hours
    Two class periods and one three hour lab period.
    When Offered
    offered in spring.
  
  • MENG 425/4225 - Polymers and Composites (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Polymeric materials, processing and design considerations. Structure, mechanical and physical properties of polymers. Degradation of polymers. Types and properties of polymer-matrix composite materials. Manufacturing of components made of polymers and composite materials. Case studies.

    Hours
    Two class periods and one three-hour laboratory
    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
  • MENG 426/4226 - Metals, Alloys and Composites (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Structure-property relationship in alloy systems. Imperfections in solids. Diffusion and phase transformation. Heat treatment of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys. Structure, properties and processing of metal matrix composites (MMCs). Behavior of metallic alloys and composite materials in service. Case studies and laboratory experiments.

    Hours
    Two class periods and one three-hour lab period
    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
  • MENG 427/4227 - Failure of Mechanical Components (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      .

    Description
    Mechanical failures, fracture mechanics, types of corrosion. Failure modes: fracture fatigue, creep, corrosion and wear. Diagnosis and prevention of failures. Case studies.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
  • MENG 429/4229 - Nanostructured Materials (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Introduction to Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials e.g. carbon nanotubes and nanoclays. Nanostructured materials. Transition from microstructure to nanostructure. Grain refinement techniques. Paradox of strength and ductility. Multi-modal microstructures. Fabrication techniques. Overview of mechanical, thermal and structural characterization techniques. Applications.
     

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered spring.
  
  • MENG 432/4232 - Materials, Processing, and Design (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Processing for grain refinement of engineering materials; Solidification, cooling rates and heat treatment for casting and molding; shape forming; powder, fiber, and composite processing; Joining processes; laser processes; deposition technology for coatings for various applications.

     

    Hours
    Two class periods and one three- hour laboratory
    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
  • MENG 439/4239 - Advanced Manufacturing Processes (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   .

    Description
    Nontraditional manufacturing processes, such as microfabrication and nanofabrication technologies, friction stir welding and processing, laser welding and cutting, spark erosion and water jet machining. Automation of manufacturing processes. Numerically-controlled machine tools. NC programming. Economics of nontraditional and automated manufacturing.

    Hours
    Two class periods and one three-hour lab period.
    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
  • MENG 341/4440 - Engineering Operations Research (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Introduction to operations research, Linear Programming (LP) models; LP Solution approaches; integer programming; post optimality analysis; transportation, transshipment, and assignment problems. Maximal flow, shortest route, minimum spanning tree, and travelling salesman problems. Case studies, model formulations and applications using software.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • MENG 441/4441 - Decision Support in Engineering Systems (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   .

    Description
    Interactive computer-based engineering decision support systems (DSS), Design and development, informational data base, mathematical models including nonlinear, goal and dynamic programming problems, queuing and decision analysis, heuristics and user interface.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • MENG 442/4442 - Reliability Engineering and Risk Analysis (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Basic concepts of components and systems reliability. Methods of modeling systems for reliability analysis. Reliability estimation & measurement. Principal methods of reliability analysis, including fault tree and reliability block diagrams; Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA); event tree construction and evaluation; reliability data collection and analysis. Design by reliability & probabilistic design. Overview of Risk Assessment and Risk Management, relation to System Safety and Reliability Engineering measures.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • MENG 443/4443 - Systems Simulation (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Basic concepts; examples of different production and service systems; pseudo random numbers; queuing models; random variate generation; discrete-event simulation; simulation languages; model validation and analysis of simulation data.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • MENG 344/4444 - Work Analysis and Design (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Methods used in determining the most effective utilization of effort in human activity systems; work methods, analysis and design; micro motion analysis; predetermined time systems; human and rating factors; work samplings; learning curves; physiological and psychological factors; computer-aided time study.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • MENG 445/4445 - Production and Inventory Control (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and  

    Description
    Basic concepts of production management ; forecasting; break-even analysis, aggregate production planning; inventory management; master scheduling, materials requirement planning; capacity planning; resource allocation and scheduling.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • MENG 448/4448 - Facilities Planning (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    MENG 4440  

    Description
    Process analysis; operation analysis, job design; facility location; facility layout; materials handling systems; storage and warehousing; office layout; design principles and analytical solution procedures; computerized approaches.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • MENG 449/4449 - Maintenance Management Systems (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Maintenance Systems performance measures, types of equipment, scheduled, preventive, and predictive maintenance, work orders, planning, scheduling and control of maintenance operations, equipment safety and reliability, life cycle costing and replacement, spare parts inventory management and cost of maintenance.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • MENG 447/4477 - Manufacturing System Automation (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Computer assisted manufacturing systems NC, CNC, DNC, robotics, material handling, group technology, flexible manufacturing systems, process planning and control.

    Hours
    Two class periods and one three-hour lab period
    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • MENG 457/4507 - Mechanical Design II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and  

    Description
    Design of machine elements used in power transmission: couplings, gears, bearings, roller chain drives, clutches. Design for surface failure prevention. Applications: automotive and machine tool areas, etc. Basics of systems design. Design projects.

    Hours
    Two class periods and one three-hour design and analysis session.
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • MENG 451/4551 - Computer-Aided Design and Prototyping (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Senior standing,   and  

    Description
    Introduction to CAD/CAM. CAD software and hardware. Geometric modeling. Types of curves and surfaces. Three-dimensional modeling. Data capturing techniques. Surface fitting techniques. Rapid prototyping techniques. Overview and utilization of typical interactive computer graphics package. Hands-on experience in using CAD software, 3D laser digitizing scanner, rapid prototyping machine, and other peripherals.

    Hours
    Two class periods and one three-hour lab period.
    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
  • MENG 453/4553 - Finite Element Method and Applications in Design (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and  

    Description
    Displacement approach for simple elements in structural mechanics. Generalization to three-dimensional elements. Overview of the finite element method (FEM), variational principles, transformation, assembly, boundary conditions, solutions, convergence and stability. Isoparametric elements. Applications to solid mechanics, heat conduction and coupled problems. Pre- and post processing. Integration of FEM in Computer Aided Design.

    Hours
    Two class-periods and one three-hour lab period.
    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
  • MENG 454/4554 - Finite Element Method in Dynamic Analysis and Design (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Finite element formulation of eigen problems and initial value problems in one- and multi-dimensions; model, harmonic and transient response; applications in mechanical engineering.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • MENG 475/4555 - Applied Vibration Measurements, Analysis and Control (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Senior standing and  

    Description
    Elements of vibration measuring systems, vibrations-severity measurements, frequency analysis of mechanical vibration, measuring systems for frequency analysis, vibration of continuous systems, application of vibration measurements in condition monitoring and diagnostics, fault detection in rotating equipment, vibration control.

    Hours
    Two class periods and one three-hour laboratory period
    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
  • MENG 458/4558 - Integrated Design (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and  

    Description
    The engineering design environment. Design and manufacturing. Design pitfalls and their early identification. Design measures for improving the maintainability, reliability and environmental impact. Implementation of the principle of redundancy. Introduction to design optimization.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
  • MENG 455/4565 - Design of Engineering Systems (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Elements of system architecture, product versus process-driven design objectives, design of systems, synthesis and analysis in systems design, case studies.

    When Offered
    Offered in occasional.
  
  • MENG 466/4606 - Heat Transfer (4 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   

    Description
    Steady and unsteady, one and multi-dimensional, heat conduction. Finite-difference and Finite-volume methods applied to heat conduction. Heat transfer by natural and forced convection. Introduction to Mass transfer. Heat transfer by radiation. Design of Heat exchangers.

    Hours
    Three class periods and one three-hour laboratory period
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • MENG 411/4661 - Turbo-Machinery (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Preliminary design procedures for turbo-machines. Ideal and actual performance characteristics for hydraulic pumps and turbines, axial and centrifugal flow compressors and fans, axial and radial flow gas turbines.  Cavitation in hydraulic machinery.  Turbo-chargers. Hydro-power plants and pumped-storage.
     

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
  • MENG 412/4662 - Power Plant Technology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       and   .

    Description
    Steam and Gas turbine power plants. Combined-cycle power plants. Co-generation. Principles of nuclear energy and introduction to Nuclear power plants. Environmental impacts of power plants.
     

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
  • MENG 413/4663 - Design of Renewable Energy Systems (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   .

    Description
    The world energy scene. Environmental impact of energy use. Wind power, PV and Solar Thermal Electricity and Biomass. Hybrid systems.  Renewable energy generation in Power systems. Economics and sustainability.

     

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
  • MENG 415/4665 - Internal Combustion Engines (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and  

    Description
    Review of Air standard cycles. Diesel and Petrol combustion overview.  Fuels and chemistry of combustion reactions. Octane and Cetane ratings. Fluid mechanic interactions with flames - burn rates. Overview of exhaust emissions. Turbocharging and supercharging, volumetric efficiency and valve timing.
     

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
  • MENG 416/4666 - Design of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Systems (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       and  .

    Description
    Calculation of building cooling and heating loads, and ventilation requirements. Design of Air conditioning and ventilation systems. Passive cooling and heating. Air conditioning equipment.
     

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
  • MENG 417/4667 - Refrigeration and Air-conditioning (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   .

    Description
    Refrigeration and Air conditioning cycles and C.O.P.  Vapor compression refrigeration systems. Absorption refrigeration. Cryogenics. Design of Air conditioning systems and components. Heat pumps and heating systems. District cooling.
     

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
  • MENG 476/4756 - Automatic Control Systems (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Senior standing and   .

    Description
    Feedback control system and analysis in time domain. PID controllers: analysis and design. State space controllers. Stability and the concept of Routh-Hurwitz. Root locus analysis and design. Analysis of systems in frequency domains. Bode plots and controller design. Nyquist stability criterion. Introduction to intelligent control. Introduction to digital control systems.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
  • MENG 477/4757 - Robotics: Design, Analysis and Control (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      .

     

    Description
    Robotics and Automation, Robot classification and technical specifications, Robotic safety, homogeneous coordinate transformation, Direct and inverse kinematics, Differential motion, Jacobian: Velocities and static forces, Trajectory planning, Manipulator dynamics: Newton-Euler and Lagrange-Euler dynamic models, robot control.

     

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.

  
  • MENG 478/4778 - Microcontrollers and Mechatronics systems (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Mechatronics and digital systems, Digital logic design, Microprocessor and Microcontroller architecture, Embedded systems, Interfacing techniques, A/D and D/A conversion, Memory addressing techniques, Interrupt techniques, I/O needs and expansion, Timers, Introduction to assembly, and project application work.

    Hours
    Two class periods and one three-hour laboratory period
    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
  • MENG 479/4779 - Integrated Design of Electromechanical Systems (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      or Concurrent

    Description
    Mechatronics design and development process, Digital systems, Microcontrollers in Mechatronics, Programmable logic controllers (PLC), PLC and interfacing techniques, Ladder logic programming, servo motors: motion, braking and speed control, Transducers and instrumentation, Vision sensing principles, Power supplies, Pneumatic and Electro-pneumatic control. Team based project covering design, control and application of electromechanical systems. Laboratory experiments.

    Hours
    Two class periods and one three-hour laboratory period.
    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
  • MENG 480/4920 - Special Problems in Engineering (1-3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: approval of department chair.

    Description
    Independent study in various problem areas of engineering may be assigned to individual students or to groups. Readings assigned and frequent consultations held.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit if content changes
  
  • MENG 492/4930 - Selected Topics in Mechanical Engineering (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: senior standing.

    Description
    Specialized topics in mechanical engineering will be discussed, e.g. energy conversion and transmission, nuclear engineering, computer applications in mechanical engineering, composite materials, corrosion, and protection.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • MENG 494/4931 - Selected Topics in Design (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: senior standing in mechanical engineering.

    Description
    Specialized topics in design will be discussed, e.g. advanced strength of materials, power-plant analysis and design, design of manufacturing aids, materials-handling equipment, microcomputers in control, fluid machinery and power systems, finite-elements method in engineering, etc.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
  • MENG 436/4932 - Selected Topics in Materials and Manufacturing (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    This course will cover topics to be chosen based on the emerging advancements in the field of Materials and Manufacturing. Maybe taken for credit more than once if content changes.
     

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • MENG 000/4936 - Selected Topics in Power Engineering (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Depends on topic

    Description
    Covers specialized topics in Power engineering not covered in other listed courses.
    Offered more than once for credit if contents change. Precise course description depends on course topic.

    When Offered
    Spring
  
  • MENG 000/4937 - Selected Topics in Mechatronics (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    depends on topic

    Description
    Covers specialized topics in Mechatronics field not covered in other listed courses.
    Offered more than once for credit if contents change. Precise course description depends on course topic.

    When Offered
    Spring
  
  • MENG 497/4950 - Industrial Training (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: Senior standing and completion of all ENGR in addition to a minimum of 18 credits of MENG.

    Description
    Each student is required to spend a minimum of eight weeks in industrial training in Egypt or abroad. A complete account of the experience is reported, presented and evaluated.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
  • MENG 490/4980 - Senior Project I (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Co- or pre-requisites

    MENG 3446 , MENG 3605  and MENG 3705  

    Description
    A capstone project. Topics are selected by groups of students according to their area of interest and the advisors’ approval. Projects address solutions to open ended applications using an integrated engineering approach. Participants give an oral presentation of the main results achieved. After criticism and suggestions, they submit a written report.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.

  
  • MENG 491/4981 - Senior Project II (2 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Participating students continue the work on the project topic selected in MENG 4980  . Participants give an oral presentation of the main results achieved. After criticism and suggestions, they submit a written report.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • MENG 000/5168 - Nuclear Power Plant Engineering (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor

    Description
    Fundamentals of nuclear reactor engineering and reactor safety. Aspects of nuclear physics, nuclear interactions, reactor criticality and heat removal. Introduction to current nuclear reactor types, and next generation reactor types.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally
  
  • MENG 521/5221 - Advanced Topics in Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials (3 cr.)



    Description
    Advanced Topics in Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials (minor change in course content) Parameters affecting the mechanical behavior of materials under stresses. Strengthening mechanisms in metals and alloys. High-temperature and room temperature deformation. Effect of residual stresses. Mechanisms of cyclic deformation. Structural properties of polymers and composites. Emphasizes the relationships between micro and nanoscopic mechanisms and macroscopic behavior of materials. Case studies using industrially available materials.
     

  
  • MENG 522/5222 - Materials in Design and Manufacturing (3 cr.)



    Description
    Interrelationship of design, materials and manufacturing. Control of material properties to meet design and manufacturing requirements. Thermo-mechanical processing, surface treatment and coatings. Composite materials. Reverse engineering and materials substitution. Materials recycling. Economic considerations and life cycle costing. Case studies.

  
  • MENG 523/5223 - Physical Metallurgy (3 cr.)



    Description
    Relationships between mechanical behavior, composition, microstructure, and processing variables. Imperfections in materials and their effect on properties. Diffusion in solids and its industrial applications. Effect of heat treatment on the microstructure and mechanical behavior for ferrous and non-ferrous alloys. Design of new materials: meso, micro and nanostructured materials, their synthesis and applications.

  
  • MENG 524/5224 - Electronic Phenomena in Solids (3 cr.)



    Description
    Quantization and energy barrier, central field problem; free electron models of solids; specific heat, susceptibility, emission; electron transport in electrical and magnetic fields; optical phenomena: transmittance, reflectance, dielectric constant, band models of solids, determination of fermi surface semiconductors; mobility; impurity states, carrier lifetime; fundamental theory and characteristics of elemental and compound semiconductors. Semiconductor nanotechnology.

  
  • MENG 525/5225 - Deformation and Fracture of Materials (3 cr.)



    Description
    Fundamental concepts describing the mechanics and mechanisms of plastic deformation under different conditions of temperature, time, and strain rates. The mechanical and metallurgical aspects of crack nucleation and propagation under different loading conditions and in different environments. Materials design for safe structures.

  
  • MENG 526/5226 - Computer Methods in Materials Engineering (3 cr.)



    Description
    Applications of computer and modeling techniques to the study of materials systems and processes. Examples of the topics discussed are: Behavior of multi phase materials and casting and working process.

  
  • MENG 527/5227 - Composite Materials: Mechanics, Manufacturing, and Design (3 cr.)



    Description
    Composite materials, including naturally occurring substances such as wood and bone, and engineered materials from concrete to fiber and dispersion reinforced matrices. Development of micromechanical models for a variety of constitutive laws and the link between processing, property and composite structural analysis. Fabrication and processing techniques of composites; dispersion of reinforcements; interfacial adhesion; mechanical and functional properties, design and applications.
     

  
  • MENG 528/5228 - Advanced Testing and Characterization Techniques (3 cr.)



    Description
    Experimental techniques in the study of materials including quantitative measurements for the characterization of micro and nanostructured bulk and thin film materials using optical, electron and atomic force microscopy; Secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS), Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES), Rutherford Backscattering (RBS); EDX; X-ray diffraction and differential scanning calometry for thermal analysis. Advanced and conventional testing techniques for characterization of the physical, optical, magnetic and mechanical properties of micron and Nanomaterials and devices.
     

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
  • MENG 529/5229 - Failure Analysis and Prevention (3 cr.)



    Description
    Failure analysis methodology and techniques including fractography, metallography, and mechanical testing. Causes of failure in service including manufacturing defects, design deficiencies, environmental effects, overloads. Fail safe designs. Case studies in failure analysis.

  
  • MENG 530/5230 - Nanostructured Materials (3 cr.)



    Description
    Introduction to Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials e.g. carbon nanotubes and nanoclays. Nanostructured materials. Transition from microstructure to nanostructure. Grain refinement techniques. Paradox of strength and ductility. Multi-modal microstructures. Fabrication techniques. Overview of mechanical, thermal and structural characterization techniques. Applications.
     

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    offered in spring
  
  • MENG 531/5231 - Fabrication of Nanomaterials For Films And Devices (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course will cover different techniques implemented for preparing thin films such as chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition (evaporation, sputtering, pulsed laser deposition, electron beam, etc), and molecular beam epitaxy. In addition, different techniques for enhancing the Physical properties of materials will be covered. This will include post-laser treatments, metal induced crystallization, thermal treatments, etc.
     

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    occasionally.
  
  • MENG 532/5232 - Simulation and Modeling for Nanoscale Materials and Systems (3 cr.)



    Description
    Principles of modeling structures and processes at the nanometer scale, including meshing techniques, finite element analysis, and molecular dynamics. Simulation of Materials Science-based or Mechanics-based modeling methods employed; mechanical response of nanostructured materials; Modeling methods including electronic structure, molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo are included.
     

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
  • MENG 534/5234 - Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course will focus on advanced electrochemical energy conversion and storage systems including fuel cells, lithium-ion batteries, and supercapacitors; Hydrogen storage; Advanced thermal storage . Through the journey in this course, students are anticipated to understand why and how these systems are advantageous in renewable energy applications.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
  • MENG 535/5235 - Biomaterials (3 cr.)



    Description
    Lectures will include: materials for biomedical and dental restoration applications and their biocompatibility; design at a molecular scale of materials used in contact with biological systems, including biotechnology and biomedical engineering; methods for biomaterials surface modification and characterization. Other topics include analysis of protein absorption on biomaterials; tissue and organ regeneration; design of implants and prostheses based on control of biomaterials-tissue interactions; drung delivery, and cell-guiding surfaces.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
  • MENG 541/5241 - Integrated Manufacturing Systems (3 cr.)



    Description
    Computer aided manufacturing, automation, flexible manufacturing systems, numerical control machines, computerized process planning, information systems in a plant, selection of automated systems.

  
  • MENG 542/5242 - Total Quality Management (3 cr.)



    Description
    Product quality and losses to society, loss function, product life cycle, design for quality, quality deployment charts, customer needs, process design planning and control, continuous quality improvement, quality circles.

  
  • MENG 543/5243 - Systems Modeling and Optimization (3 cr.)



    Description
    Modeling of large scale industrial problems, theory of optimization, software performance evaluation, simulation of complex industrial systems, input/output analysis, model validation, overview of simulation languages, manufacturing systems case studies.

  
  • MENG 545/5245 - Production Systems Design (3 cr.)



    Description
    Production planning, workforce and line balancing capacity planning and expansions, optimal sequencing and scheduling, measures of effectiveness of operating systems, computer applications, applied case studies.

  
  • MENG 548/5248 - Facilities Planning and Design (3 cr.)



    Description
    Location evaluation for plants, warehouses, and facilities, computerized layout design, selection and installation of material handling equipment, planning for expansion, modeling and analysis of facility layout: Quadratic assignment approach, graph theoretic approach, decomposition of large facilities, locating new facilities.

  
  • MENG 517/5251 - Engineering Systems Analysis and Design (3 cr.)



    Description
    Introduction, system design process, system modelling and optimization, design for operational feasibility, artificial intelligence and expert systems, applications.

  
  • MENG 553/5253 - Advanced Computer Aided Design (3 cr.)



    Description
    Homogeneous Coordinates and Cartesian Coordinates. Explicit and Implicit Representations of Lines, Planes, Surfaces and Intersections. Surface Modeling:Bezier, B-Spline and NURBS surfaces. Curve and Surface Fitting and Approximation. Solid Modeling: Constructive Solid Modeling, and Boundary Representation. Shading and Rendering. Homogeneous perspective, stereographic projections and virtual reality. Introduction to Shape and Topology Optimization.




  
  • MENG 554/5254 - Advanced Stress Analysis in Design and Manufacturing (3 cr.)



    Description
    Differential and integral formulations of elastic problems: equilibrium, continuity, generalized material relations, boundary conditions. Applications to two dimensional problems, plates and shells. Yield criteria and inelastic stress-strain relations. Limit analysis. Inelastic design. Simplified techniques for large deformation problems: energy approach, slab method, and upper bound solutions, numerical techniques.

  
  • MENG 555/5255 - Analysis and Design of Dynamic Systems (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

    Description
    Dynamic analysis of lumped-parameter and continuous systems including strings, rods, beams and plates, use of finite elements in dynamic analysis, design of dynamic systems, systems concepts, design and synthesis of mechanical networks, modern control, system behavior analysis in time and frequency domains, compensation and design of control systems using different design methods, digital control systems.

  
  • MENG 557/5257 - Engineering Design Methodologies (3 cr.)



    Description
    Conceptual design: levels, generic concepts, main and subconcepts. The preliminary design stage. Design for reliability. Design optimization. Examples and a case study.

  
  • MENG 558/5258 - Applied Finite Element Analysis for Engineers (3 cr.)



    Description
    Advanced modeling techniques. Material, geometric and boundary condition nonlinearities. Application to elastoplasticity, creep and buckling. Time response dynamic analysis, nonlinear heat transfer. Projects involving extensive utilization of FEM packages on engineering workstations.

  
  • MENG 573/5263 - Cogeneration and Energy Storage (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    B.Sc. level Mechanical engineering courses in Thermodynamics, Heat transfer, Fluid mechanics and applications, or equivalent.

    Description
    Introduction to cogeneration; cogeneration technologies; issues and applications; introduction to energy storage; types; applications in renewable energy and conventional systems; economic analysis.

  
  • MENG 575/5265 - CFD and Turbulence Modeling (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Undergraduate level knowledge of:
    i) fluid properties, fluid flows with and without friction, duct flows, Bernouli’s equation and continuity equation; heat and mass transfer.
    ii) numerical analysis including solution of sets of algebraic linear equations, and P.D.E.s employing F.D.; programming in MATLAB or any other language.

    Description
    Introduction to CFD, basic equations of Flow, FV method, SIMPLE algorithm and variants. Turbulence modeling. Introduction to state of the art Fluid Flow Simulation codes; application to case studies.

    When Offered
    Offered in Fall
  
  • MENG 000/5266 - Solar Radiation and Energy Conversion (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    University level heat transfer, thermodynamics, trigonometry and calculus. Computer usage proficiency in use of EXCEL or MATLAB

    Description
    Characteristics of solar radiation and relative motion of Earth and Sun; beam incidence angles; sun-path diagrams and collector shading; clear sky models; isotropic and anisotropic diffuse radiation models; utilizability. Solar thermal energy conversion with emphasis on the design, performance and selection of solar thermal technologies such as: tracking and stationary solar concentrators, solar water heaters and systems, solar thermal power plants, solar ponds, and solar updraft towers.

  
  • MENG 560/5270 - Applied Control, Vibration and Instrumentations (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Instructor Consent.

    Description
    Feedback control systems and role of sensors. Process modelling and identification. Linear system response in time domain, Routh-Horwitz stability criteria. PID controllers design and implementations. Root locus: analysis, design, lead/lag compensators. Frequency response methods and analysis. Vibrations of multi-degree-of-freedom and continuous systems, introduction to finite element vibrations analysis, response to periodic and arbitrary inputs, passive and active vibration control, applied vibration measurement and analysis. Sensors: characteristics, physical properties and usage. Industrial automation and sensors. Measurement and uncertainty. Study of various techniques for sensor integration. Common instrumentation networks. Remote instrumentation for monitoring and control. Future prospect of instrumentations and intelligence.

  
  • MENG 561/5271 - Robotics: Kinematics, Dynamics and Control (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Instructor Consent.

    Description
    Robot mechanisms, End-effector mechanisms, Actuators and drives, Sensors. Robot forward and inverse kinematics. Differential motion and Jacobian (Velocities and forces). Simulation software and analysis. Acceleration and Inertia, Robot dynamics. Trajectory generation and control of robot manipulators. Robot planning and control. Task oriented control, Force compliance control. Robot programming, Robot work cell design and work cycle analysis. Robot vision, Teleoperation and Interactive haptics. Closed-Loop Kinematic chains, Parallel-link robot kinematics. Non-holomonic systems, Legged robots.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
  • MENG 562/5272 - Embedded Real Time Systems (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     Instructor Consent.

    Description
    Fundamentals of embedded control system design, embedded processor architecture and operation. General overview of existing families of micro-controllers, DSPs, FPGAs, ASICs. Selected embedded 8/16/32 processor architectures, and programming. Real- time, resources and management, I/O, Virtual memory and memory management. Concurrency, resource sharing and deadlocks. Scheduling theory. Real-time programming and embedded software. Real-time kernels and operating systems. Bus structure and Interfacing. Programming pervasive and ubiquitous embedded system. Designing embedded system. Discretization and implementation of continuous-time control systems. Networked embedded systems and integrated control.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
  • MENG 563/5273 - Modern Control Design (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Instructor consent.

    Description
    Basic linear system response: Analysis in time domain, stability analysis, Routh- Horwitz stability criteria of LTI. Feedback analysis and design continuous-time systems on the basis of root locus: analysis, design, lead/lag compensators, and Control synthesis in frequency domain: (Bode response, Nyquist stability criteria, sensitivity and design). Control design concepts for linear multivariable systems using state variable techniques. State space representation and transition matrix. Control system design in state space: controllability, pole method and pole placement design, observer/observability and compensators design. Optimal observer based feedback. Lyapunov Stability. The solutions to LQR problem, Kalman filtering problem. LQG and LTR based design methods. Discrete-time systems and computer control.
     

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
  • MENG 564/5274 - Autonomous Robotics: Modeling, Navigation and Control (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Instructor Consent.

    Description
    Autonomous and Mobile robots, Locomotion concepts and mechanisms, Degrees of mobility and steering. Non holonomic concept and constraint. Wheeled mobile robots: Kinematic and dynamic models. Trajectory generation and Control methods. Sensors, sensor models and perception. Mapping and knowledge representations. Control architectures and Navigation: Planning, Subsumption, Potential field, Motor Schemas, Probabilistic, Learning from observations and Reinforcement learning. Relative and absolute localization. Navigation and localization techniques. SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping). Multi robotic system: navigation, cooperation and autonomy.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
  • MENG 580/5910 - Independent Study in Engineering (3 cr.)



    Description
    Independent study in various problem areas of engineering may be assigned to individual students or to groups. Readings assigned and frequent consultations held.

    Notes
    (Students may sign for up to 3 credits towards fulfilling M. Sc. requirements).
  
  • MENG 592/5930 - Advanced Topics in Engineering (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

    Description
    Topics to be chosen every year according to specific interests.

    Repeatable
    May be taken for credit more than once if content changes.
  
  • MENG 593/5980 - Capstone Project (3 cr.)



    Description
    Students are required to attend the library and writing modules of   and to undertake an engineering project approved by the chair of the supervisory committee, which consists of the student advisor and two additional faculty members. A final report is submitted and orally defended in the presence of the supervisory committee.

  
  • MENG 599/5981 - Research Guidance Thesis (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    ENGR 5940  

    Description
    Consultation on problems related to student thesis.

    Repeatable
    Must be taken twice for credit.
  
  • MENG 681/6241 - Stochastic Simulation (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Graduate level knowledge of probability, statistics and stochastic processes.

    Description
    Continuous and discrete event Simulation models, random number generation, relevant probability distributions, replications, transient and steady-state conditions, design of simulation experiments, statistical analysis of results, data and file management, stochastic queues, simulation languages.
     

  
  • MENG 615/6255 - Continuum Mechanics (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Mechanics of deformable bodies, finite deformation and strain measures, kinematics of continua and global and local balance laws. Thermodynamics of continua, first and second laws. Introduction to constitutive theory for elastic solids, viscous fluids and memory dependent materials. Examples of exact solutions for linear and hyper elastic solids and Stokesian fluids.
     

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
  • MENG 660/6261 - Sustainability of Thermal Systems (3 cr.)



    Description
    Energy systems; energy demand; energy audit; sustainable development; energy efficiency; energy management.
     

  
  • MENG 670/6262 - Advanced Transport Phenomena (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      ,   and CFD course covering numerical solutions of flow equations.

    Description
    Mass, momentum, and energy transport; kinetic theory of transport properties; analytical and approximate solutions to the equations of change; boundary layer theory; turbulence; simultaneous heat and mass transfer; over-all balances.
     

  
  • MENG 000/6263 - Advanced Measurements in Thermofluids (3 cr.)



    Description
    Pressure measurements instruments - Velocity measurements techniques - Introduction to laser - Types of lasers - LDV and PIV technique for flow field - Rayleigh - Raman - LIF for radicals - Imaging techniques for 2-D and 3-D measurements - Test cases.

  
  • MENG 620/6270 - Nonlinear and Adaptive Control (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

    Description
    Introduction to the analysis and design of nonlinear control systems. Linearization of nonlinear systems. Phase-plane analysis, Lyapunov stability analysis. Design of stabilizing controllers. Properties of adaptive systems, Adaptive control and real-time parameter estimation, Deterministic self-tuning regulators, model reference control, Adaptive observers, model reference adaptive control, gain scheduling controller modeling. Stability of adaptive control systems.
     

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
  • MENG 000/6930 - Advanced Selected Topics in Mechanical Engineering (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

    Description
    Topics to be chosen every year according to specific interests of faculty and students. May be taken for credit more than once if content changes.

    Notes
    May be taken for credit more than once if content changes.
  
  • MENG 699/6980 - Research Guidance Dissertation (3 cr.)



    Description
    Consultation on problems related to student thesis. To be taken 11 times for credit.
     


Middle East Studies

  
  • MEST 400/4210 - Individual Study and Selected Readings (1-3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and department on the basis of a well-defined proposal.

    Description
    Guided reading, research, and discussion based on a subject of mutual interest to a student and faculty member.

  
  • MEST 430/4301 - Special Topics in Middle East Studies (3 cr.)



    Description
    Selected topics to be investigated under the guidance of a faculty member, may be offered as a seminar.

    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit if content changes.
  
  • MEST 500/5200 - Migration and Refugee movements in the Middle East and North Africa (3 cr.)



    Description
    The course offers a systematic review of international migration and refugee movements to, through and from, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) over the last decade. It addresses their trends, causes and consequences for individuals and societies, and stresses the universality of international mobility determinants, but the specificity of the context in which they operate in the MENA.


     

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
  • MEST 569/5201 - A Critical Introduction to Middle East Studies (3 cr.)



    Description
    Required for all MA students in Middle East Studies. Introduces major debates in several disciplines of Middle East area studies: the history and politics of Orientalism; modernization theory; area studies as a field of knowledge; gender as a category of analysis; economic and political development; international relations and US Middle East policy; contending understandings of Islamism.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
  • MEST 570/5202 - Interdisciplinary Seminar in Middle East Studies (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: completion of 24 credit hours toward the degree or consent of program director.

    Description
    Required for all MA students in Middle East Studies. Reading, discussion and intensive writing about cutting edge scholarly literature on: the nature of modernity, colonialism and social science, gender and colonialism, nationalism, the nature of “national economies”, the politics of realist literature, economic development, the character of autocracy and political liberalization.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
  • MEST 505/5205 - Palestinian Refugee Issues (3 cr.)



    Description
    This inter-disciplinary course will be an opportunity for students to engage directly with the major practical and theoretical issues connected with Palestinian refugees, critically assessing the historical, political, legal and ideological forces that have shaped their turbulent circumstances.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
 

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