2017-18 Catalog

Mechanical Engineering

Courses

MEEN 1310. Engineering Computer Aided Design. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Fundamentals of engineering graphics and solid modeling using computer aided drafting tools; application of drafting software to problem solving and design. Prerequisite: MATH 2412 or concurrent registration. Lab fee: $2.

MEEN 2210. Engineering Computer Aided Design. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 3 Hours).

Fundamentals of engineering design and solid modeling using computer aided drafting tools; application of solid modeling, analysis and simulation software and 3-D printing to problem solving and design. Prerequisite: ENGR 1212; MATH 2413 (corequisite) Lab fee: $2.

MEEN 3310. Design for Manufacturability. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

System-level design optimization including manufacturing, assembly, testing and service. Includes materials and manufacturing process selection. Prerequisites: MEEN 2210, CVEN 3423, ENGR 2321, and ENGR 2324 Lab fee: $2.

MEEN 3314. Signals and Systems. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Modeling and analysis of electrical and mechanical systems using Laplace transformation methods; transient and steady-state analysis; Fourier series; Fourier transform; elementary feedback. Prerequisite: ELEN 2425, MATH 3306 or concurrent registration.

MEEN 3350. Measurement System Design. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Design of measurement systems including hardware and software specifications, design, prototyping and testing. Includes fundamentals of data acquisition, design of experiments, instrumentation and sensor calibration commonly used in industry and research (e.g., sensors, signal conversion and conditioning, and wireless data communications). Prerequisite: ELEN 3314, MEEN 2210, PHYS 2426 Lab fee: $2.

MEEN 3400. Fluid Mechanics. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Perform analyses involving hydrostatics, fluid dynamics, pipe flow, open-channel flow, pumps, and dimensional analysis. Design and conduct fluid mechanics experiments. Perform computer simulations of fluid processes. Prerequisites: PHYS 2425 and MATH 2414 Lab fee: $2.

MEEN 3440. Heat Transfer. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Steady and transient conduction in one- and two-dimensions; forced and natural convection; radiation; phase change; basic heat exchangers design; elements of thermal system design. Includes an introduction to computational analysis of heat transfer and temperature distributions and laboratory experiences. Prerequisite: ENGR 2322 Lab fee: $2.

MEEN 4086. Special Problems. 1,4 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

Directed study of selected topics in Mechanical Engineering. May be repeated with approval of department head.

MEEN 4300. Analysis of Alternative Energy Sources. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

Study of renewable and alternative energy sources, energy management and conservation techniques, and modern energy conversion devices, such as wind farms, fuel cells, nuclear, etc. Critical analysis of the environmental and economic impacts of renewable sources. Prerequisites: ENGR 2322 and PHYS 2426.

MEEN 4310. Mechanical System Design. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Application of principles of mechanics and physical properties of materials to the design, selection and validation of mechanical components and systems such as thick cylinders, thin-walled pressure vessels, flywheels, clutches, brakes, screws, springs, gears, fasteners and adhesives. Analysis of failure in mechanical components. Prerequisite: MEEN 2210, CVEN 3423, and ENGR 2324 Lab fee: $2.

MEEN 4420. Thermal-Fluid System Design. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Application of thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid mechanics concepts to the analysis and design of thermal-fluid systems. Emphasis on component and system modeling, energy balances, performance measurements and experimental design. Prerequisite: MEEN 3440, ENGR 2322, and ENVE 3400. Lab fee: $2.

MEEN 4425. Electromechanical System Design. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Design of electromechanical systems including hardware and software specifications, design, prototyping and testing. Includes sensors, control systems and actuators. Prerequisites: ENGR 2324, MEEN 2210; and MEEN/ELEN 4443 or concurrent registration Lab fee: $2.

MEEN 4443. Linear Control Systems. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Application of state variable and frequency domain techniques to modeling and analysis of single input, single output linear control systems; physical implementation of control systems by integrating sensors, actuators and other control system components; use of software design tools. Prerequisite: ELEN 3314, MATH 3306. Lab fee: $2.