Engineering, Mechanical (ENGM) Courses

ENGM 210 Statics and Dynamics
4 hours. A two-part course beginning with rigid bodies in equilibrium. A quantitative description of forces, moments, and couples acting upon engineering structures at rest is developed. The free-body diagram is used extensively to understand the equilibrium of a whole physical system through isolation of each component particle, or body. The second part of the course considers the mathematical description of rigid bodies in motion under the action of forces, moments, and couples. Students learn how to describe the geometry of motion (kinematics) and then move into two- and three-dimensional kinetic analysis. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisites: ENGR 152 Engineering Principles II, MATH 202 Calculus II and PHYS 211 General Physics with Calculus I.

ENGM 275 Field Experience
1-3 hours. Supervised experience in the discipline including internships and practica required for professional programs. This introductory experience must have an on-site supervisor and/or a departmental instructor overseeing, designing, and evaluating the content of the course.
Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

ENGM 285 Selected Topics
2-4 hours. Occasional special courses chosen to fit the interests and needs of engineering students and faculty. Additional course fee is required.

ENGM 300 Computational Methods
2 hours. Solution to problems in mechanical engineering using numerical techniques. Development of numerical models beginning with physical model analysis, description of appropriate governing equations, selection of critical parameters, choice of solution methodology, and application of numerical solution procedure. Applications selected from a wide variety of topics in mechanical engineering. Solution techniques to include finite difference and finite element methods. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisites: ENGR 152 Engineering Principles II, MATH 310 Differential Equations with Linear Algebra, and ENGM 320 Mechanics of Materials.

ENGM 311 Engineering Thermodynamics
3 hours. Classical treatment of thermodynamics emphasizing the first and second laws and their application to closed and open (control volume) systems undergoing steady, unsteady, and cyclic processes. Introduction to vapor power systems. Tabular and graphical thermodynamic property data are used in analytical work. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: ENGR 152 Engineering Principles II and PHYS 212 General Physics with Calculus II.

ENGM 312 Applications of Engineering Thermodynamics
3 hours. Advanced topics in the first and second laws of thermodynamics, availability, and irreversibility. Vapor and gas power cycles, mixtures of gases and vapors, introduction to combustion theory, nonreacting and chemically reacting flows. Applications to spark and compression ignition engines, gas and vapor turbines, refrigeration systems, heat exchangers, and psychrometrics. Two lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: ENGM 311 Engineering Thermodynamics.

ENGM 320 Mechanics of Materials
3 hours. Behavior of deformable body systems under combinations of external loading is presented. Analysis of stress, deformation, strain, failure fatigue, and creep are included. Mathematical, graphical, and energy methods are utilized. Three lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisites: ENGM 210 Statics and Dynamics and ENGR 250 Principles of Materials Science.

ENGM 330 Fluid Mechanics
3 hours. Presentation and development of fundamental concepts of fluids as continua, including velocity and stress fields, and viscosity. Fluid statics, hydrostatic analysis of submerged bodies, and manometry methods. Development of the governing equations of mass, momentum, and energy conservation for fluid motion using both integral and differential techniques. Incompressible inviscid flow, dimensional analysis and similitude, and flow in pipes and ducts. Boundary-layer concepts. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisites: ENGM 311 Engineering Thermodynamics and MATH 310 Differential Equations with Linear Algebra.

ENGM 350 Machine Dynamics and Vibrations
3 hours. Kinematic and dynamic analysis of basic mechanisms with an introduction to kinematic synthesis. Fundamentals of vibration theory and their application to lumped parameter systems. Both single- and multi-degree of freedom systems having steady-state and transient responses are considered. Concepts of machine dynamics and design are supplemented with mathematical, graphical, and computer techniques and analysis. Applications using dynamic analysis software are included. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisites: ENGM 210 Statics and Dynamics and MATH 310 Differential Equations with Linear Algebra.

ENGM 380 Heat Transfer
4 hours. Fundamental aspects of steady-state and transient heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiative transport modes. Analytical and semi-empirical methods of forced and natural convection systems. Conjugate analysis of multi-mode problems using numerical methods is presented. Heat exchanger design, boiling, and condensation are also included. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Additional course fee is required.
Corequisite: ENGM 300 Computational Methods. Prerequisite: ENGM 330 Fluid Mechanics.

ENGM 399 Cross-Cultural Study
3 hours. This course offers in-depth discipline specific cross-cultural study designed to enhance the intercultural emphasis of various academic majors. The course includes class meetings followed by travel to various locations throughout the world. Students will use core disciplinary knowledge to serve, learn and interact with other cultures. (Offered in May Term. Students must meet eligibility requirements.) Additional course fee is required.

ENGM 400 Mechanical Engineering Design
3 hours. Fundamental principles for the synthesis, analysis, and design of mechanical elements and systems. The use of statics, dynamics, mechanics of materials, and failure theories to evaluate mechanical systems under static and dynamic loading. Application of design techniques to specific mechanical components such as gears, springs, shafts, bearings, and fasteners, with an emphasis on design for manufacturability. Computer modeling tools including finite element analysis are utilized. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisites: ENGM 320 Mechanics of Materials and ENGM 350 Machine Dynamics and Vibrations.
Corequisite: ENGM 300 Computational Methods.

ENGM 410 Materials and Processes in Manufacturing
3 hours. Mechanical and metallurgical fundamentals of cutting operations, metal forming by deformation, material fabrication, and nontraditional processing. Manufacturing systems, concepts in production, green design, and design for manufacturability (DFM). Special emphasis on silicon crystal growth methods and silicon wafer fabrication processes. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: ENGM 400 Mechanical Engineering Design.

ENGM 420 Biomechanics
3 hours. From a biomechanical perspective, the healthy human skeleton is an optimal structure that has adapted its form in response to its function.  Studying the mechanics of the skeleton provides information that can be used not only to design artificial prostheses and materials -- and thus address specific health care issues -- but also to aid in the design of more traditional engineering structures by understanding the behavior and underlying design features of this complex dynamic structure.  The purpose of this course is twofold: to learn the fundamental concepts of orthopedic biomechanics and to enhance skills in mechanical engineering and bioengineering by analyzing the mechanical behavior of various complex biomedical problems.

ENGM 450 Vehicle Systems Dynamics
3 hours. Several different vehicle systems (automotive, truck, railway freight vehicles, and passenger transport systems) are described analytically from road/track to passenger/load. Topics include tire/wheel construction and modeling, contact mechanics, suspension design, power transmission, steering mechanisms, braking, vibratory causes/effects, and safety requirements. Vehicle system modeling with ADAMS (ADAMS/Car and ADAMS/Rail) computational dynamic analysis software is introduced.
Prerequisite: ENGM 400 Mechanical Engineering Design.

ENGM 470 Energy Systems Engineering
3 hours. Fundamental principles of energy engineering with applications to both fossil fuel combustion  and alternative energy systems.  The first half of the course is dedicated to a quantitative understanding of fossil fuel combustion and its applications. Stoichiometry, flame temperature, chemical kinetics and applications of both premixed and diffusion flames, as well as sources of emissions and emission control strategies are presented. The second half of the course is focused on alternative and renewable energy systems, from a technical, economic, and environmental perspective. Students will study the basic theory of fuel cells, wind turbines, photovoltaic devices, biomass and nuclear energy generation and determine component and system efficiencies. Additionally, students will become familiar with the relationship between ethical issues and the quality of our environment, and the complex interplay between engineering systems and society.  This course builds on previous studies in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisites: ENGM 312 Applications of Engineering Thermodynamics and ENGM 380 Heat Transfer.

ENGM 475 Field Experience
1-3 hours. Supervised experience in the discipline including internships and practica required for professional programs. This advanced experience must have an on-site supervisor and/or a departmental instructor overseeing, designing, and evaluating the content of the course.
Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

ENGM 480 Control Systems Engineering
3 hours. This course covers various aspects of control system engineering including dynamic system modeling, control system stability and performance analysis. Special attention is given to compensator design by PID and lead-lag algorithms. Principles of closed loop mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and thermodynamic systems are considered. Laboratory experiments include both MATLAB simulations and PLC programming with applications. Two lectures and one laboratory per week. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: MATH 310 Differential Equations with Linear Algebra.

ENGM 485 Selected Topics
2-4 hours. Occasional special courses chosen to fit the interests and needs of engineering students and faculty. Additional course fee is required.

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