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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Mechanics and Materials Courses

201: Engineering Materials.

0-2-2. Preq., ENGR 122. A study of the basic principles which relate the internal structure of materials to their mechanical, physical, and electrical properties.

203: Dynamics.

0-3-3. Preq., ENGR 220 and PHYS 201. Kinematics and kinetics of particles and solid bodies in rectilinear, rotational, and plane motion; energy methods, linear impulse and momentum.

206: Statics and Strength of Materials.

3-2-3. Preq., PHYS 209. Mechanics of rigid and deformable bodies, force systems, stresses and strains, fundamental concepts of static equilibrium, centroids, moments of inertia, and friction, and basic beam design.

211: Intermediate Strength of Materials.

3-1-2. Preq., ENGR 220, cumulative GPA≥ 2.0 for Math 241 through Math 243. Mechanics of deformable bodies. Axial, shear, torsion and bending. Inelastic and indeterminate problems.

212: Intermediate Statics & Mechanics of Materials.

0-3-3. Preq., ENGR 220 and cumulative GPA≥ 2.0 for Math 240 through Math 243. Continuation of ENGR 220. Mechanics of rigid and deformable bodies. Axial, shear, torsion and bending. Inelastic and indeterminate problems.

312: Dynamics.

0-2-2. Preq., ENGR 220 and PHYS 201. Kinematics and kinetics of particles and solid bodies in rectilinear, rotational and plane motion, energy methods, linear impulse and momentum.

313: Elementary Fluid Mechanics.

3-2-3. Preq., ENGR 220 and ENGR 222, MEMT 203 OR MEMT 312, and cumulative GPA≥ 2.0 for Math 241 through Math 244. Properties of fluids, fluid statics. Continuity, energy, and impulse-momentum equations. Steady flow in pipes and open channels. Fluid measurements. General fluid mechanics/hydraulics laboratory.

411: Advanced Engineering Materials.

0-3-3. Preq., MEMT 201 and MEEN 361. An introduction to modern engineering materials. Examination of newer materials such as high strength steels, polymers and composites.

417: Durability of Materials.

0-3-3. Preq., ENGR 220 and MEMT 201. This course examines the engineering aspects of corrosion, fatigue, and fracture, how service environment influences design life, and how to predict or prevent these influences.

508: Finite Element Analysis.

0-3-3. Linear and nonlinear finite element analysis of continual and discretized structures; use of finite element computer programs to solve typical structural problems.

511: Modern Engineering Materials.

0-3-3. An introduction to modern engineering materials with an emphasis on light weight or high strength materials such as polymers, composites, and high strength steels.

563: Theory of Elasticity.

0-3-3. General equations of elasticity; plane stress and plane strain; torsion and flexure of bars; Hertz contact stresses.

564: Plates and Shells.

0-3-3. Pure bending of plates; laterally-loaded plates; membrane theory of shells; bending of cylindrical and spherical shells.

565: Continuum Mechanics.

0-3-3. Introductory treatment of the fundamental, unifying concepts of the mechanics of continua.

577: Advanced Strength of Materials.

0-3-3. Energy methods, advanced bending theory, torsion, stress concentrations, failure theory and elastic stability.

588: Inelastic Deformation.

0-3-3. Analytical and numerical modeling of inelastic deformation in metals, polymers and ceramics, including plasticity, creep, viscoelasticity, and viscoplasticity.