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    MMAE 100 - Introduction to the Profession
    Introduces the student to the scope of the engineering profession and its role in society, develops a sense of professionalism in the student, confirms and reinforces the student's career choices, and provides a mechanism for regular academic advising. Provides integration with other first-year courses. Applications of mathematics to engineering. Emphasis is placed on the development of professional communications and teamwork skills. (2-1-3) (C) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 200 - Introduction to Mechanics
    Equilibrium concepts. Statics of a particle. Statics of a system of particles and rigid bodies. Distributed forces, centroids and center of gravity. Friction. Kinetics of particles: Newton's Laws of motion, energy and momentum. Kinematics of particles. Dynamics of rotating bodies . (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MATH 152* with min. grade of D and PHYS 123 with min. grade of D)]
    An asterisk (*) designates a course which may be taken concurrently.
    Corequisite: None
    MMAE 202 - Mechanics of Solids II
    Stress and strain relations, mechanical properties. Axially loaded members. Torsion of circular shafts. Plane stress and strain, Mohr's circle, stress transformation. Elementary bending theory, normal and shear stresses in beams, beam deflection. Combined loading. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 200 with min. grade of D) OR (MMAE 201 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 232 - Design for Innovation
    Product design and development including engineering design, good versus bad design, human-centered design, sketch models and prototyping, material selection, sustainable product development, product tear down, and product architecture. Global topics encompassing intellectual property, innovative thinking, global competitiveness, business economics, and managing product development. (1-3-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 100 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 302 - Mechanics of Solids III
    Analysis of stress and strain. Torsional and bending structural elements. Energy methods and Castigliano's theorems. Curved beams and springs. Thick-walled cylinders and spinning disks. Pressure vessels. Contact stresses. Stability of columns. Stress concentration and stress intensity factors. Theories of failure, yield, and fracture. Fatigue. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MATH 251 with min. grade of D, MATH 252 with min. grade of D, MMAE 202 with min. grade of D, and MMAE 232 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 304 - Mechanics of Aerostructures
    Loads on aircraft, and flight envelope. Stress, strain and constitutive relations. Torsion of open, closed and multi-cell tubes. Energy methods. Castigliano's theorems. Structural instability. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MATH 251 with min. grade of D, MATH 252 with min. grade of D, and MMAE 202 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 305 - Dynamics
    Kinematics of particles. Kinetics of particles. Newton's laws of motion, energy; momentum. Systems of particles. Kinematics of rigid bodies. Plane motion of rigid bodies: forces and accelerations, energy, momentum. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MATH 252* with min. grade of D and MMAE 200 with min. grade of D)]
    An asterisk (*) designates a course which may be taken concurrently.
    Corequisite: None
    MMAE 311 - Compressible Flow
    Regimes of compressible perfect-gas flow. Steady, quasi one-dimensional flow in passages. Effects of heat addition and friction in ducts. Design of nozzles, diffusers and wind tunnels. Simple waves and shocks in unsteady duct flow. Steady two-dimensional supersonic flow including oblique shocks and Prandtl-Meyer expansions. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 313 with min. grade of D and MMAE 320 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 312 - Aerodynamics of Aerospace Vehicles
    Analysis of aerodynamic lift and drag forces on bodies. Potential flow calculation of lift on two-dimensional bodies; numerical solutions; source and vortex panels. Boundary layers and drag calculations. Aerodynamic characteristics of airfoils; the finite wing. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 311* with min. grade of D, MMAE 313 with min. grade of D, and MMAE 320 with min. grade of D)]
    An asterisk (*) designates a course which may be taken concurrently.
    Corequisite: None
    MMAE 313 - Fluid Mechanics
    Basic properties of fluids in motion. Langrangian and Eulerian viewpoints, materials derivative, streamlines, etc. Continuity, energy, and linear and angular momentum equations in integral and differential forms. Integration of equations for one-dimensional forms and application to problems. Incompressible viscous flow; Navier-Stokes equations, parallel flow, pipe flow, and the Moody diagram. Introduction to laminar and turbulent boundary layers and free surface flows. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MATH 251 with min. grade of D, MATH 252 with min. grade of D, MMAE 200 with min. grade of D, and MMAE 320* with min. grade of D)]
    An asterisk (*) designates a course which may be taken concurrently.
    Corequisite: None
    MMAE 315 - Aerospace Laboratory I
    Basic skills for engineering research are taught, which include: analog electronic circuit analysis, fundamentals of digital data acquisition, measurements of pressure, temperature, flow rate, heat transfer, and static forces and moments; statistical data analysis. (2-3-4) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 313 with min. grade of D and PHYS 221 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 319 - Mechanical Laboratory I
    Basic skills for engineering research are taught, which include: analog electronic circuit analysis; fundamentals of digital data acquisition; measurements of pressure, temperature, flow rate, heat transfer, and static forces and moments; and statistical date analysis. (2-3-4) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 313 with min. grade of D and PHYS 221 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 320 - Thermodynamics
    Introduction to thermodynamics including properties of matter; First Law of Thermodynamics and its use in analyzing open and closed systems; limitations of the Second Law of Thermodynamics; entropy. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MATH 251 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 321 - Applied Thermodynamics
    Analysis of thermodynamic systems including energy analysis; analysis and design of power and refrigeration cycles; gas mixtures and chemically reacting systems; chemical equilibrium; combustion and fuel cells. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 313* with min. grade of D and MMAE 320 with min. grade of D)]
    An asterisk (*) designates a course which may be taken concurrently.
    Corequisite: None
    MMAE 323 - Heat and Mass Transfer
    Basic laws of transport phenomena, including: steady-state heat conduction; multi-dimensional and transient conduction; forced internal and external convection; natural convection; heat exchanger design and analysis; fundamental concepts of radiation; shape factors and network analysis; diffusive and convective mass transfer; phase change, condensation and boiling. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 313 with min. grade of D and MMAE 320 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 332 - Design of Machine Elements
    Students will gain an understanding of the basic elements used in machine design. These include the characteristics of gears, bearings, shafts, keys, couplings, fasteners, springs, electric motors, brakes and clutches, and flexible elements. Students will also learn mechanism types, linkage analysis, and kinematic synthesis. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 302 with min. grade of D) OR (MMAE 304 with min. grade of D)] AND [(MS 201 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 350 - Computational Mechanics
    Explores the use of numerical methods to solve engineering problems in solid mechanics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Topics include matrix algebra, nonlinear equations of one variable, systems of linear algebraic equations, nonlinear equations of several variables, classification of partial differential equations in engineering, the finite difference method, and the finite element method. Same a MATH 350. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(CS 104-201 with min. grade of D, MATH 251 with min. grade of D, MATH 252* with min. grade of D, and MMAE 202* with min. grade of D)]
    An asterisk (*) designates a course which may be taken concurrently.
    Corequisite: None
    MMAE 361 - Fundamentals of Crystalline Solids
    Imperfections in metals and ceramics. Dislocations and plastic deformation. The thermodynamic and kinetic principles of binary phase diagrams. Diffusion. Solidification. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 371 with min. grade of D and MS 201 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 362 - Physics of Solids
    Introduction of crystallography, crystal structure, crystal systems, symmetry, stereographic representation. Crystal structures in materials. X-ray diffraction; character of X-rays and their interaction with crystals; diffraction methods. Structure of the atom and the behavior of electrons in solids. Band theory of solids. Electrical, thermal and magnetic behavior. Theory of phase stability in alloys. Equivalent to PHYS 437. (3-0-3) (C) Prerequisite: [(MS 201 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 365 - Structure and Properties of Materials I
    Crystal structures and structure determination. Crystal defects, intrinsic and extrinsic properties, diffusion, kinetics of transformations, evolution and classification of microstructures. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 320* with min. grade of D and MS 201 with min. grade of D)]
    An asterisk (*) designates a course which may be taken concurrently.
    Corequisite: None
    MMAE 370 - Materials Laboratory I
    Introduction to materials characterization techniques including specimen preparation, metallography, optical and scanning electron microscopy, temperature measurement, data acquisition analysis and presentation. (1-6-3) (C) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 365* with min. grade of D) OR (MMAE 371* with min. grade of D)]
    An asterisk (*) designates a course which may be taken concurrently.
    Corequisite: None
    MMAE 372 - Aerospace Materials Lab
    Mechanical behavior and microstructural characterization of aerospace materials including advanced metal alloys, polymers, ceramics, and composites. Introduction to mechanical testing techniques for assessing the properties and performance of aerospace materials. Evaluation of structural performance in terms of materials selection, processing, service conditions, and design. (3-3-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 202 with min. grade of D and MS 201 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 373 - Instrumentation and Measurements Laboratory
    Basic skills for engineering research are taught, which include: analog electronic circuit analysis, fundamentals of digital data acquisition and statistical data analysis. Laboratory testing methods including solid mechanics: tension, torsion, hardness, impact, toughness, fatigue and creep. Design of experiments. (2-3-4) Prerequisite: [(PHYS 221 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 406 - Mechanical Vibrations
    Study of free, forced and damped vibrations of single degree of freedom mechanical systems: resonance, critical damping, and vibration isolation. Two degree of freedom systems: natural frequencies, normal modes, resonances and vibration absorbers. Introduction to vibrations of multiple degree of freedom. (3-0-3) (C) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 305 with min. grade of D and MMAE 350 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 407 - Biomechanics: Solids
    Properties of mathematical models for bone, soft tissues, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and muscles. Human body structure, posture movement, and locomotion. Spine mechanics and joint mechanics. Mechanics of occlusion and mastication. Exoprosthetics and endoprosthetics. Implants and biomechanical compatibility. (3-0-3) (C) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 302 with min. grade of D) OR (MMAE 304 with min. grade of D)] AND [(MMAE 430* with min. grade of D)]
    An asterisk (*) designates a course which may be taken concurrently.
    Corequisite: None
    MMAE 410 - Aircraft Flight Mechanics
    Airplane performance: takeoff, rate of climb, time to climb, ceilings, range and endurance, operating limitations, descent and landing. Helicopters and V/STOL aircraft. Airplane static stability and control: longitudinal stability, directional stability, and roll stability. Airplane equations of motion: kinematics and dynamics of airplanes, and stability derivatives. Dynamic response: longitudinal modes of motion, lateral modes of motion. Introduction to aircraft control. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 312 with min. grade of D and MMAE 443* with min. grade of D)]
    An asterisk (*) designates a course which may be taken concurrently.
    Corequisite: None
    MMAE 411 - Spacecraft Dynamics
    Orbital mechanics: two-body problem, Kepler's equation, classical orbital elements, and introduction to orbit perturbations. Spacecraft mission analysis: orbital maneuvers and station keeping, earth orbiting, lunar, and interplanetary missions, introduction to orbit determination. Spacecraft attitude dynamics: three-dimensional kinematics and dynamics of spacecraft, rotating reference frames and orientation angles, and spacecraft equations of motion. Spacecraft attitude stability and control: dual-spin platforms, momentum wheels, control-moment gyros, gravity gradient stabilization, introduction to spacecraft attitude determination and control. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MATH 252 with min. grade of D, MMAE 200 with min. grade of D, MMAE 305 with min. grade of D, and MMAE 443* with min. grade of D)]
    An asterisk (*) designates a course which may be taken concurrently.
    Corequisite: None
    MMAE 412 - Spacecraft Design I
    Launch vehicle design including a system engineering, payload mission definition, propulsion and staging, structural design, trajectory analysis and guidance, launch window considerations, navigation and attitude determination, booster re-entry, range safety, and reliability. Semester-long project is focused on the integration of multiple systems into a coherent launch vehicle design to achieve specific mission requirements. (2-1-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 302 with min. grade of D) OR (MMAE 304 with min. grade of D)] AND [(MMAE 411* with min. grade of D)] AND [(MMAE 452 with min. grade of D)]
    An asterisk (*) designates a course which may be taken concurrently.
    Corequisite: None
    MMAE 413 - Spacecraft Design II
    Spacecraft systems design including real world mission analysis and orbit design, launch vehicle requirements, attitude determination and control, propulsion, structural design, power systems thermal management, and telecommunications. Semester-long project is focused on the integration of multiple systems into a coherent spacecraft design to achieve specific mission requirements. (2-1-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 411 with min. grade of D and MMAE 412 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 414 - Aircraft Design I
    Aircraft design including aerodynamic, structural, and power plant characteristics to achieve performance goals. Focus on applications ranging from commercial to military and from manpowered to high-speed to long-duration aircraft. Semester project is a collaborative effort in which small design groups complete the preliminary design cycle of an aircraft to achieve specific design requirements. (2-1-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 302 with min. grade of D) OR (MMAE 304 with min. grade of D)] AND [(MMAE 312 with min. grade of D)] AND [(MMAE 410* with min. grade of D)] AND [(MMAE 452 with min. grade of D)]
    An asterisk (*) designates a course which may be taken concurrently.
    Corequisite: None
    MMAE 415 - Aerospace Laboratory II
    Advanced skills for engineering research are taught, which include experiments with digital electronic circuit analysis, dynamic data acquisition techniques, fundamentals of fluid power system design, GPS and inertial guidance systems, air-breathing propulsion, and fly-by-wire control. (2-3-4) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 315 with min. grade of D) OR (MMAE 319 with min. grade of D)] AND [(MMAE 443* with min. grade of D)]
    An asterisk (*) designates a course which may be taken concurrently.
    Corequisite: None
    MMAE 416 - Aircraft Design II
    Team project that includes conceptual design, detail design, prototyping, and testing (or simulation) of an aircraft model or aircraft subsystem to meet performance specifications. (3-3-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 410 with min. grade of D and MMAE 414 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 417 - Advanced Aerodynamics
    Unsteady aerodynamics, nonlinear flight regimes at high angle of attack, missile aerodynamics, hypersonic flight, and other topics relevant to the aerospace industry. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 410* with min. grade of D)]
    An asterisk (*) designates a course which may be taken concurrently.
    Corequisite: None
    MMAE 418 - Fluid Power for Aerospace Applications
    Basic principles and concepts needed for the design and troubleshooting of fluid power systems. An emphasis is placed on flight control and simulation of hydraulic systems and is extended to mobile and industrial applications. (2-3-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 313 with min. grade of D and MMAE 443* with min. grade of D)]
    An asterisk (*) designates a course which may be taken concurrently.
    Corequisite: None
    MMAE 419 - Mechanical Laboratory II
    Laboratory testing methods including solid mechanics: tension, torsion, hardness, impact, toughness, fatigue and creep; heat and mass transfer: conduction, fins, convection, radiation, diffusion; vibrations and control. Design of experiments. (2-3-4) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 302 with min. grade of D)] AND [(MMAE 315 with min. grade of D) OR (MMAE 319 with min. grade of D)] AND [(MMAE 323 with min. grade of D)] AND [(MMAE 443* with min. grade of D)]
    An asterisk (*) designates a course which may be taken concurrently.
    Corequisite: None
    MMAE 425 - Direct Energy Conversion
    A study of various methods available for direct conversion of thermal energy into electrical energy. Introduction to the principles of operation of magneto-hydrodynamic generators, thermoelectric devices, thermionic converters, fuel cells and solar cells. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 321 with min. grade of D and PHYS 224 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 426 - Nuclear, Fossil-Fuel, and Sustainable Energy Systems
    Principles, technology, and hardware used for conversion of nuclear, fossil-fuel, and sustainable energy into electric power will be discussed. Thermodynamic analysis -- Rankine cycle. Design and key components of fossil-fuel power plants. Nuclear fuel, reactions, materials. Pressurized water reactors (PWR). Boiling water reactors (BWR). Canadian heavy water (CANDU) power plants. Heat transfer from the nuclear fuel elements. Introduction to two phase flow: flow regimes; models. Critical heat flux. Environmental effects of coal and nuclear power. Design of solar collectors. Direct conversion of solar energy into electricity. Wind power. Geothermal energy. Energy conservation and sustainable buildings. Enrichment of nuclear fuel. Nuclear weapons and effects of the explosions. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(CHE 302 with min. grade of D) OR (MMAE 323 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 432 - Design of Mechanical Systems
    Small-group design projects drawn from industry. (1-3-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 304 with min. grade of D) OR (MMAE 332 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 433 - Design of Thermal Systems
    Application of principles of fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and thermodynamics to design of components of engineering systems. Examples are drawn from power generation, environmental control, air and ground transportation, and industrial processes, as well as other industries. Groups of students work on projects for integration of these components and design of thermal systems. (3-0-3) (C) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 321 with min. grade of D)] AND [(MMAE 323 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 434 - Design for Mechanical Reliability
    Reliability and hazard functions; statics and dynamic reliability models for series, parallel and complex systems; reliability allocation. Probabilistic design; stress and strength distributions; safety factors; loading random variables; geometric tolerances, linear and nonlinear dimensional combinations; stress as random variable; material properties as random variables; failure theories; significant stress-strength models; reliability confidence intervals. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 332 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 435 - Design for Safety in Machines
    A critical study of the interface between law and safety engineering, which embraces not only statutory law, such as OSHA and the Consumer Products Safety Act, but also case law arising from product liability suits. Detailed analysis of actual industrial and consumer accidents from the investigative stages through their litigation. Formulation of general safety design techniques for mechanical engineering systems and the development of courtroom communication skills for expert witnesses. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 440 - Introduction to Robotics
    Classification of robots; kinematics and inverse kinematics of manipulators; trajectory planning; robot dynamics and equations of motion; position control. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 305 with min. grade of D)] AND [(MMAE 315 with min. grade of D) OR (MMAE 319 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 441 - Spacecraft and Aircraft Dynamics
    Kinematics and dynamics of particles, systems of particles, and rigid bodies; translating and rotating reference frames; Euler angles. Aircraft longitudinal and lateral static stability; aircraft equations of motion. Spacecraft orbital dynamics; two-body problem classical orbital elements; orbital maneuvers. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 305 and MMAE 312)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 443 - Systems Analysis and Control
    Mathematical modeling of dynamic systems; linearization. Laplace transform; transfer functions; transient and steady-state response. Feedback control of single-input, single-output systems. Routh stability criterion. Root-locus method for control system design. Frequency-response methods; Bode plots; Nyquist stability criterion. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 200 with min. grade of D) OR (MMAE 305 with min. grade of D)] AND [(MATH 252 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 444 - Design for Manufacture
    The materials/design/manufacturing interface in the production of industrial and consumer goods. Material and process selection; process capabilities; modern trends in manufacturing. Life cycle engineering; competitive aspects of manufacturing; quality, cost, and environmental considerations. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 485 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 445 - Computer-Aided Design
    Principles of geometric modeling, finite element analysis and design optimization. Curve, surface, and solid modeling. Mesh generation, Galerkin method, and Isoparametric elements. Optimum design concepts. Numerical methods for constrained and unconstrained optimization. Applications of CAD/CAE software for mechanical design problems. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 350 with min. grade of D)] AND [(MMAE 304 with min. grade of D) OR (MMAE 332 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 450 - Computational Mechanics II
    Explores the use of numerical methods to solve engineering problems in continuum mechanics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Topics include partial differential equations and differential and integral eigenvalue problems. As tools for the solution of such equations, we discuss methods of linear algebra, finite difference and finite volume methods, spectral methods, and finite element methods. The course contains an introduction to the use of a commercial finite element package for the solution of complex partial differential equations. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MATH 350 with min. grade of D) OR (MMAE 350 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 451 - Finite Element Methods in Engineering
    Principles of minimum potential energy of structures--stiffness matrices, stress matrices and assembly process of global matrices. The finite element method for two-dimensional problems: interpolation functions, area coordinates, isoperimetric elements, and problems of stress concentration. General finite element codes: data generation and checks, ill-conditioned problems, and node numbering. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MATH 252 with min. grade of D, MMAE 202 with min. grade of D, and MMAE 350 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 452 - Aerospace Propulsion
    Analysis and performance of various jet and rocket propulsive devices. Foundations of propulsion theory. Design and analysis of inlets, compressors, combustion chambers, and other elements of propulsive devices. Emphasis is placed on mobile power plants for aerospace applications. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 311 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 455 - Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics
    Anatomy of the cardiovascular system. Scaling principles. Lumped parameter, one-dimensional linear and nonlinear wave propagation, and three-dimensional modeling techniques applied to simulate blood flow in the cardiovascular system. Steady and pulsatile flow in rigid and elastic tubes. Form and function of blood, blood vessels, and the heart from an engineering perspective. Sensing, feedback, and control of the circulation. Possible project using custom software to run blood flow simulations. Same as BME 455. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(BME 301 with min. grade of D) OR (MMAE 313 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 463 - Structure and Properties of Materials II
    Continuation of MMAE 365. Solidification structures, diffusional and diffusionless transformations. Structure-property relationships in commercial materials. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 365 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 464 - Physical Metallurgy
    Principles of microstructure evolution with emphasis on phase transformations in metals and alloys. Processing-microstructure-property relationships. Fundamentals of alloy design for commercial applications. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 361 with min. grade of D) OR (MMAE 365 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 465 - Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties of Materials
    Electronic structure of solids, semiconductor devices and their fabrication. Ferroelectric and piezoelectric materials. Magnetic properties, magnetocrystalline anisotropy, magnetic materials and devices. Optical properties and their applications, generation and use of polarized light. Same as PHYS 465. (3-0-3) (C) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 365 with min. grade of D) OR (PHYS 348 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 466 - Microstructural Characterization of Materials
    Advanced optical microscopy. Scanning and transmission electron microscopes. X-ray microanalysis. Surface characterization. Quantitative microscopy. (2-3-3) (C) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 370 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 468 - Introduction to Ceramic Materials
    The structure and structure/properties relationships of ceramic materials. Topics include: crystal structure types; crystal defects; structure of class; phase equilibria and how these affect applications for mechanical properties; electrical properties; and magnetic properties. Sintering and ceramic reactions are related to microstructure and resultant properties. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MS 201 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 470 - Introduction to Polymer Science
    An introduction to the basic principles that govern the synthesis, processing and properties of polymeric materials. Topics include classifications, synthesis methods, physical and chemical behavior, characterization methods, processing technologies and applications. Credit will only be granted for CHE 470, CHEM 470, MMAE 470. (3-0-3) (C) Prerequisite: [(CHEM 124 with min. grade of D, MATH 251 with min. grade of D, and PHYS 221 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 472 - Advanced Aerospace Materials
    Principles of materials and process selection for minimum weight design in aerospace applications. Advanced structural materials for aircraft fuselage and propulsion applications. Materials for space vehicles and satellites. Environmental degradation in aerospace materials. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 372 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 473 - Corrosion: Materials Reliability and Protective Measures
    This course covers the basics of corrosion science (fundamentals and mechanisms) and corrosion engineering (protection and control). The various forms of corrosion (uniform, pitting, crevice, stress corrosion cracking, etc.) are illustrated along with practical protective measures (coatings, inhibitors, electrochemical protection, materials upgrade, etc.). The course highlights the concepts of alloys design to minimize corrosion, the properties of steels, stainless steels, and high-performance alloys along with case studies of corrosion failures and lessons learned. (2-0-2) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 365 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 476 - Materials Laboratory II
    Advanced synthesis, processing and characterization of metallic, non-metallic and composite materials. Experimental investigation of relationships between materials structures, processing routes and properties. Design of experiments/statistical data. (1-6-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 370 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 482 - Composites
    This course focuses on metal, ceramic and carbon matrix composites. Types of composite. Synthesis of precursors. Fabrication of composites. Design of composites. Mechanical properties and environmental effects. Applications. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MS 201 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 484 - Materials and Process Selection
    Decision analysis. Demand, materials and processing profiles. Design criteria. Selection schemes. Value and performance oriented selection. Case studies. (3-0-3) (C) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 485 - Manufacturing Processes
    Principles of material forming and removal processes and equipment. Force and power requirements, surface integrity, final properties and dimensional accuracy as influenced by material properties and process variables. Design for manufacturing. Factors influencing choice of manufacturing process. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 332 with min. grade of D) OR (MMAE 372 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 490 - Crystallography and Crystal Defect
    Geometrical crystallography - formal definitions of lattices, systems, point groups, etc. Mathematical methods of crystallographic analysis. Diffraction techniques: X-ray, electron and neutron diffraction. Crystal defects and their influence on crystal growth and crystal properties. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 491 - Undergraduate Research
    Student undertakes an independent research project under the guidance of an MMAE faculty member. Requires the approval of the MMAE Department Undergraduate Studies Committee. (Credit: Variable) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 494 - Undergraduate Design Project
    Student undertakes an independent design project under the guidance of an MMAE faculty member. Requires the approval of the MMAE Department Undergraduate Studies Committee. (Credit: Variable) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 497 - Undergraduate Special Topics
    Special individual design project, study, or report as defined by a faculty member of the department. Requires junior or senior standing and written consent of both academic advisor and course instructor. (Credit: Variable) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MS 201 - Materials Science
    The scientific principles determining the structure of metallic, polymeric, ceramic, semiconductor and composite materials; electronic structure, atomic bonding, atomic structure, microstructure and macrostructure. The basic principles of structure-property relationships in the context of chemical, mechanical and physical properties of materials. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(CHEM 122 with min. grade of D) OR (CHEM 124 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None

    Graduate

    MMAE 501 - Engineering Analysis I
    Vectors and matrices, systems of linear equations, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, systems of ordinary differential equations, decomposition of matrices, and functions of matrices. Eigenfunction expansions of differential equations, self-adjoint differential operators, Sturm-Liouville equations. Complex variables, analytic functions and Cauchy-Riemann equations, harmonic functions, conformal mapping, and boundary-value problems. Calculus of variations, Euler's equation, constrained functionals, Rayleigh-Ritz method, Hamilton's principle, optimization and control. Prerequisite: An undergraduate course in differential equations. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 502 - Engineering Analysis II
    Generalized functions and Green's functions. Complex integration: series expansions of complex functions, singularities, Cauchy's residue theorem, and evaluation of real definite integrals. Integral transforms: Fourier and Laplace transforms, applications to partial differential equations and integral equations. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 501)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 503 - Advanced Engineering Analysis
    Selected topics in advanced engineering analysis, such as ordinary differential equations in the complex domain, partial differential equations, integral equations, and/or nonlinear dynamics and bifurcation theory, chosen according to student and instructor interest. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 502)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 507 - Introduction to Continuum Mechanics
    A unified treatment of those topics that are common to solid and fluid continua. General discussion of Cartesian tensors. Deformation, strain, strain invariants, rotation, compatibility conditions. Motion, velocity, deformation. Momentum, moment of momentum, energy, stress. Principles of balance of local momenta, equations of motion. Principles of frame indifference. Constitutive relations for fluids, elastic and plastic solids. (4-0-4) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 501*)]
    An asterisk (*) designates a course which may be taken concurrently.
    Corequisite: None
    MMAE 508 - Perturbation Methods
    Asymptotic series, regular and singular perturbations, matched asymptotic expansions, and WKB theory. Methods of strained coordinates and multiple scales. Application of asymptotic methods in science and engineering. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 501)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 510 - Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
    Kinematics of fluid motion. Constitutive equations of isotropic viscous compressible fluids. Derivation of Navier-Stokes equations. Lessons from special exact solutions, self-similarity. Admissibility of idealizations and their applications; inviscid, adiabatic, irrotational, incompressible, boundary-layer, quasi one-dimensional, linearized and creeping flows. Vorticity theorems. Unsteady Bernoulli equation. Basic flow solutions. Basic features of turbulent flows. (4-0-4) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 501*)]
    An asterisk (*) designates a course which may be taken concurrently.
    Corequisite: None
    MMAE 511 - Dynamics of Compressible Fluids
    Low-speed compressible flow past bodies. Linearized, subsonic, and supersonic flow past slender bodies. Similarity laws. Transonic flow. Hypersonic flow, mathematical theory of characteristics. Applications including shock and nonlinear wave interaction in unsteady one-dimensional flow and two-dimensional, planar and axisymmetric supersonic flow. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 510)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 512 - Dynamics of Viscous Fluids
    Navier-Stokes equations and some simple exact solutions. Oseen-Stokes flows. Boundary-layer equations and their physical interpretations. Flows along walls, and in channels. Jets and wakes. Separation and transition to turbulence. Boundary layers in unsteady flows. Thermal and compressible boundary layers. Mathematical techniques of similarity transformation, regular and singular perturbation, and finite differences. (4-0-4) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 510)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 513 - Turbulent Flows
    Stationary random functions. Correlation tensors. Wave number space. Mechanics of turbulence. Energy spectrum. Dissipation and energy cascade. Turbulence measurements. Isotropic turbulence. Turbulent transport processes. Mixing and free turbulence. Wall-constrained turbulence. Compressibility effects. Sound and pseudo-sound generated by turbulence. Familiarity with basic concepts of probability and statistics and with Cartesian tensors is assumed. (4-0-4) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 510)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 514 - Stability of Viscous Flows
    Concept of hydrodynamic stability. Governing equations. Analytical and numerical treatment of eigenvalue problems and variational methods. Inviscid stability of parallel flows and spiral flows. Thermal instability and its consequences. Stability of channel flows, layered fluid flows, jets and flows around cylinders. Other effects and its consequences; moving frames, compressibility, stratification, hydromagnetics. Nonlinear theory and energy methods. Transition to turbulence. (4-0-4) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 502 and MMAE 510)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 515 - Engineering Acoustics
    Characteristics of sound waves in two and three dimensions. External and internal sound wave propagation. Transmission and reflection of sound waves through media. Sources of sound from fixed and moving bodies. Flow-induced vibrations. Sound-level measurement techniques. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 516 - Advanced Experimental Methods in Fluid Mechanics
    Design and use of multiple sensor probes to measure multiple velocity components, reverse-flow velocities, Reynolds stress, vorticity components and intermittency. Simultaneous measurement of velocity and temperature. Theory and use of optical transducers, including laser velocimetry and particle tracking. Special measurement techniques applied to multiphase and reacting flows. Laboratory measurements in transitional and turbulent wakes, free-shear flows, jets, grid turbulence and boundary layers. Digital signal acquisitions and processing. Instructor's consent required. (2-3-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 517 - Computational Fluid Dynamics
    Classification of partial differential equations. Finite-difference methods. Numerical solution techniques including direct, iterative, and multigrid methods for general elliptic and parabolic differential equations. Numerical algorithms for solution of the Navier-Stokes equations in the primitive-variables and vorticity-stream function formulations. Grids and grid generation. Numerical modeling of turbulent flows. Additional Prerequisite: An undergraduate course in numerical methods. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 510)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 518 - Spectral Methods in Computational Fluid Dynamics
    Application of advanced numerical methods and techniques to the solution of important classes of problems in fluid mechanics. Emphasis is in methods derived from weighted-residuals approaches, like Galerkin and Galerkin-Tau methods, spectral and pseudospectral methods, and dynamical systems modeling via projections on arbitrary orthogonal function bases. Finite element and spectral element methods will be introduced briefly in the context of Galerkin methods. A subsection of the course will be devoted to numerical turbulence modeling, and to the problem of grid generation for complex geometries. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 501 and MMAE 510)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 519 - Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics
    Anatomy of the cardiovascular system. Scaling principles. Lumped parameter, one-dimensional linear and nonlinear wave propagation, and three-dimensional modeling techniques applied to simulate blood flow in the cardiovascular system. Steady and pulsatile flow in rigid and elastic tubes. Form and function of blood, blood vessels, and the heart from an engineering perspective. Sensing, feedback, and control of the circulation. Includes a student project. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 520 - Advanced Thermodynamics
    Macroscopic thermodynamics: first and second laws applied to equilibrium in multicomponent systems with chemical reaction and phase change, availability analysis, evaluations of thermodynamic properties of solids, liquids, and gases for single and multicomponent systems. Applications to contemporary engineering systems. Prerequisite: An undergraduate course in applied thermodynamics. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 522 - Nuclear, Fossil-Fuel, and Sustainable Energy Systems
    Principles, technology, and hardware used for conversion of nuclear, fossil-fuel, and sustainable energy into electric power will be discussed. Thermodynamic analysis -- Rankine cycle. Design and key components of fossil-fuel power plants. Nuclear fuel, reactions, materials. Pressurized water reactors (PWR). Boiling water reactors (BWR). Canadian heavy water (CANDU) power plants. Heat transfer from the nuclear fuel elements. Introduction to two phase flow: flow regimes; models. Critical heat flux. Environmental effects of coal and nuclear power. Design of solar collectors. Direct conversion of solar energy into electricity. Wind power. Geothermal energy. Energy conservation and sustainable buildings. Enrichment of nuclear fuel. Nuclear weapons and effects of the explosions. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 523 - Fundamentals of Power Generation
    Thermodynamic, combustion, and heat transfer analyses relating to steam-turbine and gas-turbine power generation. Environmental impacts of combustion power cycles. Consideration of alternative and sustainable power generation processes such as wind and tidal, geothermal, hydroelectric, solar, fuel cells, nuclear power, and microbial. Prerequisite: An undergraduate course in applied thermodynamics. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 524 - Fundamentals of Combustion
    Combustion stoichiometry. Chemical equilibrium. Adiabatic flame temperature. Reaction kinetics. Transport processes. Gas flames classification. Premixed flames. Laminar and turbulent regimes. Flame propagation. Deflagrations and detonations. Diffusion flames. Spray combustion. The fractal geometry of flames. Ignition theory. Pollutant formation. Engine combustion. Solid phase combustion. Combustion diagnostics. Prerequisite: An undergraduate course in thermodynamics and heat transfer or instructor consent. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 525 - Fundamentals of Heat Transfer
    Modes and fundamental laws of heat transfer. The heat equations and their initial and boundary conditions. Conduction problems solved by separation of variables. Numerical methods in conduction. Forced and natural convection in channels and over exterior surfaces. Similarity and dimensionless parameters. Heat and mass analogy. Effects of turbulence. Boiling and condensation. Radiation processes and properties. Blackbody and gray surfaces radiation. Shape factors. Radiation shields. Prerequisite: An undergraduate course in heat transfer. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 526 - Heat Transfer: Conduction
    Fundamental laws of heat conduction. Heat equations and their initial and boundary conditions. Steady, unsteady and periodic states in one or multidimensional problems. Composite materials. Methods of Green's functions, eigenfunction expansions, finite differences, finite element methods. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 502 and MMAE 525)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 527 - Heat Transfer: Convection and Radiation
    Convective heat transfer analyses of external and internal flows. Forced and free convection. Dimensional analysis. Phase change. Heat and mass analogy. Reynolds analogy. Turbulence effects. Heat exchangers, regenerators. Basic laws of Radiation Heat Transfer. Thermal radiation and quantum mechanics pyrometry. Infrared measuring techniques. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 525)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 529 - Theory of Plasticity
    Phenomenological nature of metals, yield criteria for 3-D states of stress, geometric representation of the yield surface. Levy-Mises and Prandtl-Reuss equations, associated and non-associated flow rules, Drucker's stability postulate and its consequences, consistency condition for nonhardening materials, strain hardening postulates. Elastic plastic boundary value problems. Computational techniques for treatment of small and finite plastic deformations. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 530)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 530 - Advanced Mechanics of Solids
    Mathematical foundations: tensor algebra, notation and properties, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Kinematics: deformation gradient, finite and small strain tensors. Force and equilibrium: concepts of traction/stress, Cauchy relation, equilibrium equations, properties of stress tensor, principal stresses. Constitutive laws: generalized Hooke's law, anisotropy and thermoelasticity. Boundary value problems in linear elasticity: plane stress, plane strain, axisymmetric problems, Airy stress function. Energy methods for elastic solids. Torsion. Elastic and inelastic stability of columns. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 501*)]
    An asterisk (*) designates a course which may be taken concurrently.
    Corequisite: None
    MMAE 531 - Theory of Elasticity
    Notion of stress and strain, field equations of linearized elasticity. Plane problems in rectangular and polar coordinates. Problems without a characteristic length. Plane problems in linear elastic fracture mechanics. Complex variable techniques, energy theorems, approximate numerical techniques. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 530)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 532 - Advanced Finite Element Methods
    Continuation of MMAE 451/CAE 442. Covers the theory and practice of advanced finite element procedures. Topics include implicit and explicit time integration, stability of integration algorithms, unsteady heat conduction, treatment of plates and shells, small-strain plasticity, and treatment of geometric nonlinearity. Practical engineering problems in solid mechanics and heat transfer are solved using MATLAB and commercial finite element software. Special emphasis is placed on proper time step and convergence tolerance selection, mesh design, and results interpretation. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(CAE 442) OR (MMAE 451)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 533 - Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics
    Analysis of the general state of stress and strain in solids; dynamic fracture tests (FAD, CAT). Linear elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM), Griffith-Irwin analysis, ASTM, KIC, KIPCI, KIA, KID. Plane stress, plane strain; yielding fracture mechanics (COD, JIC). Fatigue crack initiation. Goodman diagrams and fatigue crack propagation. Notch sensitivity and stress concentrations. Low-cycle fatigue, corrosion and thermal fatigue. Prerequisite: An undergraduate course in mechanics of solids. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 536 - Experimental Solid Mechanics
    Review of applied elasticity. Stress, strain and stress-strain relations. Basic equations and boundary value problems in plane elasticity. Methods of strain measurement and related instrumentation. Electrical resistance strain gauges, strain gauge circuits and recording instruments. Analysis of strain gauge data. Brittle coatings. Photoelasticity; photoelastic coatings; moire methods; interferometric methods. Applications of these methods in the laboratory. Prerequisite: An undergraduate course in mechanics of solids. (3-2-4) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 540 - Robotics
    Kinematics and inverse kinematics of manipulators. Newton-Euler dynamic formulation. Independent joint control. Trajectory and path planning using potential fields and probabilistic roadmaps. Adaptive control. Force control. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 443 and MMAE 501*)]
    An asterisk (*) designates a course which may be taken concurrently.
    Corequisite: None
    MMAE 541 - Advanced Dynamics
    Kinematics of rigid bodies. Rotating reference frames and coordinate transformations; Inertia dyadic. Newton-Euler equations of motion. Gyroscopic motion. Conservative forces and potential functions. Generalized coordinates and generalized forces. Lagrange's equations. Holonomic and nonholonomic constraints. Lagrange multipliers. Kane's equations. Elements of orbital and spacecraft dynamics. Additional Prerequisite: An undergraduate course in dynamics. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 501*)]
    An asterisk (*) designates a course which may be taken concurrently.
    Corequisite: None
    MMAE 542 - Applied Dynamical Systems
    This course will cover analytical and computational methods for studying nonlinear ordinary differential equations especially from a geometric perspective. Topics include stability analysis, perturbation theory, averaging methods, bifurcation theory, chaos, and Hamiltonian systems. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 501)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 543 - Modern Control Systems
    Review of classical control. Discrete-time systems. Linear difference equations. Z-transform. Design of digital controllers using transform methods. State-space representations of continuous and discrete-time systems. State feedback. Controllability and observability. Pole placement. Optimal control. Linear-Quadratic Regulator (LQR). Probability and stochastic processes. Optimal estimation. Kalman Filter. Additional Prerequisite: An undergraduate course in classical control. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 501*)]
    An asterisk (*) designates a course which may be taken concurrently.
    Corequisite: None
    MMAE 544 - Design Optimization
    Optimization theory and practice with examples. Finite-dimensional unconstrained and constrained optimization, Kuhn-Tucker theory, linear and quadratic programming, penalty methods, direct methods, approximation techniques, duality. Formulation and computer solution of design optimization problems in structures, manufacturing and thermofluid systems. Prerequisite: An undergraduate course in numerical methods. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 545 - Advanced CAD/CAM
    Interactive computer graphics in mechanical engineering design and manufacturing. Mathematics of three-dimensional object and curved surface representations. Surface versus solid modeling methods. Numerical control of machine tools and factory automation. Applications using commercial CAD/CAM in design projects. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 445)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 546 - Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
    Introduction to advanced manufacturing processes, such as powder metallurgy, joining and assembly, grinding, water jet cutting, laser-based manufacturing, etc. Effects of variables on the quality of manufactured products. Process and parameter selection. Important physical mechanisms in manufacturing process. Prerequisite: An undergraduate course in manufacturing processes or instructor consent. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 547 - Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Technologies
    The use of computer systems in planning and controlling the manufacturing process including product design, production planning, production control, production processes, quality control, production equipment and plant facilities. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 551 - Experimental Mechatronics
    Team-based project. Microprocessor controlled electromechanical systems. Sensor and actuator integration. Basic analog and digital circuit design. Limited Enrollment. (2-3-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 443)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 554 - Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties of Materials
    Electronic structure of solids. Conductors, semiconductors, dielectrics, superconductors. Ferroelectric and piezoelectric materials. Magnetic properties, magnetocrystalline, anisotropy, magnetic materials and devices. Optical properties and their applications. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 555 - Introduction to Navigation Systems
    Fundamental concepts of positioning and dead reckoning. Principles of modern satellite-based navigation systems, including GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo. Differential GPS (DGPS) and augmentation systems. Carrier phase positioning and cycle ambiguity resolution algorithms. Autonomous integrity monitoring. Introduction to optimal estimation, Kalman filters, and covariance analysis. Inertial sensors and integrated navigation systems. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 443 and MMAE 501*)]
    An asterisk (*) designates a course which may be taken concurrently.
    Corequisite: None
    MMAE 556 - Nanoscale Imaging and Manipulation
    Includes an overview of scanning probe microscopy and of AFM imaging: mathematical morphology; imaging simulation and surface recognition; and high-speed AFM imaging. Also covers nanoscale physics, including probing nanoscale forces, van der Waals force, electrostatic force, and capillary force. Nanomanipulation topics such as mechanical scratching and pushing electrophoresis, and augmented reality. Manipulation automation and manipulation planning. Applications of selected topics covered. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 557 - Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Systems
    Advanced topics in Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, including control systems, group technology, cellular manufacturing, flexible manufacturing systems, automated inspection, lean production, Just-In-Time production, and agile manufacturing systems. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 560 - Statistical Quality and Process Control
    Basic theory, methods and techniques of on-line, feedback quality control systems for variable and attribute characteristics. Methods for improving the parameters of the production, diagnosis, and adjustment processes so that quality loss is minimized. Same as CHE 560. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 561 - Solidification and Crystal Growth
    Properties of melts and solids. Thermodynamic and heat transfer concepts. Single and poly-phase alloys. Macro and micro segregation. Plane-front solidification. Solute boundary layers. Constitutional supercooling. Convection in freezing melts. Effective segregation coefficients. Zone freezing and purification. Single crystal growth technology. Czochralski, Kyropulous, Bridgman, and Floating Zone methods. Control of melt convection and crystal composition. Equipment. Process control and modeling. Laboratory demonstration. Prerequisite: A background in crystal structure and thermodynamics. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 562 - Design of Modern Alloys
    Phase rule, multicomponent equilibrium diagrams, determination of phase equilibria, parameters of alloy development, prediction of structure and properties. Prerequisite: A background in phase diagrams and thermodynamics. (2-0-2) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 563 - Advanced Mechanical Metallurgy
    Analysis of the general state of stress and strain in solids. Analysis of elasticity and fracture, with a major emphasis on the relationship between properties and structure. Isotropic and anisotropic yield criteria. Testing and forming techniques related to creep and superplasticity. Deformation mechanism maps. Fracture mechanics topics related to testing and prediction of service performance. Static loading to onset of rapid fracture, environmentally assisted cracking fatigue, and corrosion fatigue. Prerequisite: A background in mechanical properties. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 564 - Dislocations and Strengthening Mechanisms
    Basic characteristics of dislocations in crystalline materials. Dislocations and slip phenomena. Application of dislocation theory to strengthening mechanisms. Strain hardening. Solid solution and particle strengthening. Dislocations and grain boundaries. Grain size strengthening. Creep. Fatigue. Prerequisite: Background in materials analysis. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 565 - Materials Laboratory
    Advanced synthesis projects studying microstructure and properties of a series of binary and ternary alloys. Gain hands-on knowledge of materials processing and advanced materials characterization through an integrated series of experiments to develop understanding of the processing-microstructure-properties relationship. Students arc melt a series of alloys, examine the cast microstructures as a function of composition using optical and electron microscopy, DTA, EDS, and XRD. The alloys are treated in different thermal and mechanical processes. The microstructural and mechanical properties modification and changes during these processes are characterized. Groups of students will be assigned different alloy systems, and each group will present their results orally to the class and the final presentation to the whole materials science and engineering group. (1-6-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 566 - Problems in High-Temperature Materials
    Temperature-dependent mechanical properties. Creep mechanisms. Basic concepts in designing in high-temperature materials. Metallurgy of basic alloy systems. Surface stability. High-temperature oxidation. Hot corrosion. Coatings and protection. Elements of process metallurgy.Prerequisite: Background in mechanical properties, crystal defects, and thermodynamics. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 564)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 567 - Fracture Mechanisms
    Basic mechanisms of fracture and embrittlement of metals. Crack initiation and propagation by cleavage, microvoid coalescence, and fatigue mechanisms. Hydrogen embrittlement, stress corrosion cracking and liquid metal embrittlement. Temper brittleness and related topics.Prerequisite: Background in crystal structure, defects, and mechanical properties. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 568 - Diffusion
    Theory, techniques and interpretation of diffusion studies in metals. Prerequisite: Background in crystal structures, defects, and thermodynamics. (2-0-2) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 569 - Advanced Physical Metallurgy
    Thermodynamics and kinetics of phase transformations, theory of nucleation and growth, metastability, phase diagrams.Prerequisite: Background in phase diagrams and thermodynamics. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 570 - Computational Methods in Materials Processing
    Advanced theories and computational methods used in understanding and modeling of various materials processing that involve deformation, solidification, microstructural changes etc. This course will discuss the fundamental theories and mathematical models that describe the relevant physical phenomena in the computational framework of finite element method. If will consist of three parts: (1) Lectures on fundamental theories and models; (2) computational and numerical methods; (3) computer laboratories.Prerequisite: Background in finite element methods and materials processing. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 571 - Miscrostructural Characterization of Materials
    Advanced optical microscopy. Scanning and transmission electron microscopes. X-ray microanalysis. Surface characterization. Quantitative microscopy. Elements of applied statistics. (2-3-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 573 - Transmission Electron Microscopy
    Design, construction and operation of transmission electron microscope, including image formation and principles of defect analysis in materials science applications. Theory and use of state-of-the-art micro characterization techniques for morphological, crystallographic, and elemental analysis at high spatial resolutions at 10 nanometers in metallurgical and ceramic studies will also be covered. (2-3-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 574 - Ferrous Transformations
    Allotropic modifications in iron and solid solution effects of the important alloying elements on iron. Physical metallurgy of pearlite, bainite and martensite reactions. Physical and mechanical property changes during eutectoid decomposition and tempering.Prerequisite: Background in phase diagrams and thermodynamics. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 576 - Materials and Process Selection
    Context of selection; decision analysis; demand, materials and processing profiles; design criteria; selection schemes; value and performance oriented selection; case studies. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 578 - Fiber Composites
    Basic concepts and definitions. Current and potential applications of composite materials. Fibers, Matrices, and overview of manufacturing processes for composites. Review of elasticity of anisotropic solids and transformation of stiffness/compliance matrices. Micromechanics: methods for determining mechanical properties of heterogeneous materials. Macromechanics: ply analysis, off-axis stiffness, description of laminates, laminated plate theories, special types of laminates. Applications of concepts to the design of simple composite structural components. Failure theories, hydrothermal effects.Prerequisite: Background in polymer synthesis and properties. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 579 - Advanced Materials Processing
    Processing science and fundamentals in making advanced materials, particularly nanomaterials and composites. Applications of the processing science to various processing technologies including severe plastic deformation, melt infiltration, sintering, co-precipitation, sol-gel process, aerosol synthesis, plasma spraying, vapor-liquid-solid growth, chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, atomic layer deposition, and lithography. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 467)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 585 - Engineering Optics and Laser-Based Manufacturing
    Fundamentals of geometrical and physical optics as related to problems in engineering design and research; fundamentals of laser-material interactions and laser-based manufacturing processes. This is a lecture-dominated class with around three experiments organized to improve students' understanding of the lectures. The topics covered include: geometrical optics (law of reflection and refraction, matrix method, etc.); physical optics (wave equations, interference, polarization, Fresnel equations, etc.); optical properties of materials and Drude theory; laser fundamentals; laser-matter interactions and laser-induced thermal and mechanical effects, laser applications in manufacturing (such as laser hardening, machining, sintering, shock peening, and welding). Knowledge of Heat & Mass Transfer required. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 589 - Applications in Reliability Engineering I
    This first part of a two-course sequence focuses on the primary building blocks that enable an engineer to effectively communicate and contribute as a part of a reliability engineering effort. Students develop an understanding of the long term and intermediate goals of a reliability program and acquire the necessary knowledge and tools to meet these goals. The concepts of both probabilistic and deterministic design are presented, along with the necessary supporting understanding that enables engineers to make design trade-offs that achieve a positive impact on the design process. Strengthening their ability to contribute in a cross functional environment, students gain insight that helps them understand the reliability engineering implications associated with a given design objective, and the customer's expectations associated with the individual product or product platforms that integrate the design. These expectations are transformed into metrics against which the design can be measured. A group project focuses on selecting a system, developing a flexible reliability model, and applying assessment techniques that suggest options for improving the design of the system. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 590 - Applications in Reliability Engineering II
    This is the second part of a two-course sequence emphasizing the importance of positively impacting reliability during the design phase and the implications of not making reliability an integrated engineering function. Much of the subject matter is designed to allow the students to understand the risks associated with a design and provide the insight to reduce these risks to an acceptable level. The student gains an understanding of the methods available to measure reliability metrics and develops an appreciation for the impact manufacturing can have on product performance if careful attention is not paid to the influencing factors early in the development process. The discipline of software reliability is introduced, as well as the influence that maintainability has on performance reliability. The sequence culminates in an exhaustive review of the lesson plans in a way that empowers practicing or future engineers to implement their acquired knowledge in a variety of functional environments, organizations and industries. The group project for this class is a continuation of the previous course, with an emphasis on applying the tools and techniques introduced during this second of two courses. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 589)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 591 - Research and Thesis M.S.
    (Credit: Variable) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 593 - MMAE Seminar
    Reports on current research. Full-time graduate students in the department are expected to register and attend. (1-1-0) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 594 - Project for Master of Engineering Students
    Design projects for the master of mechanical and aerospace engineering, master of materials engineering, and master of manufacturing engineering degrees. (Credit: Variable) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 597 - Special Topics
    Advanced topic in the fields of mechanics, mechanical and aerospace, metallurgical and materials, and manufacturing engineering in which there is special student and staff interest. (Variable credit) (Credit: Variable) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 600 - Continuance of Residence
    (0-0-1) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 691 - Research and Thesis Ph.D.
    (Credit: Variable) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 704 - Introduction to Finite Element Analysis
    This course provides a comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of the finite element method by combining lectures with selected laboratory experiences . Lectures cover the fundamentals of linear finite element analysis, with special emphasis on problems in solid mechanics and heat transfer. Topics include the direct stiffness method, the Galerkin method, isoperimetric finite elements, equation solvers, bandwidth of linear algebraic equations and other computational issues. Lab sessions provide experience in solving practical engineering problems using commercial finite element software. Special emphasis is given to mesh design and results interpretation using commercially available pre- and post-processing software. (2-0-2) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 705 - Computer Aided Design with Pro Engineer
    This course provides an introduction to Computer-Aided Design and an associated finite element analysis technique. A series of exercises and instruction in Pro/ENGINEER will be completed. The operation of Mecanica (the associated FEM package) will also be introduced. Previous experience with CAD and FEA will definitely speed learning, but is not essential. (2-0-2) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 707 - High-Temperature Structural Materials
    Creep mechanisms and resistance. The use of deformation mechanisms maps in alloy design. Physical and mechanical metallurgy of high-temperature, structural materials currently in use. Surface stability: High-temperature oxidation, hot corrosion, protective coatings. Alternative materials of the 21st century. Elements of process metallurgy. (2-0-2) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 709 - Overview of Reliability Engineering
    This course covers the role of reliability in robust product design. It dwells upon typical failure mode investigation and develops strategies to design them out of the product. Topics addressed include reliability concepts, systems reliability, modeling techniques, and system availability predications. Case studies are presented to illustrate the cost-benefits due to pro-active reliability input to systems design, manufacturing and testing. (2-0-2) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 710 - Dynamic and Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
    Provides a comprehensive understanding of the theory and practice of advanced finite element procedures. The course combines lectures on dynamic and nonlinear finite element analysis with selected computer labs. The lectures cover implicit and explicit time integration techniques, stability of integration algorithms, treatment of material and geometric nonlinearity, and solution techniques for nonlinear finite element equations. The computer labs train student to solve practical engineering problems in solid mechanics and heat transfer using ABQUS and Hypermesh. Special emphasis is placed on proper time step and convergence tolerance selection, mesh design, and results interpretation. A full set of course notes will be provided to class participants as well as a CD-ROM containing course notes, written exercises, computer labs, and all worked out examples. (2-0-2) Prerequisite: [(MMAE 704)] Corequisite: None
    MMAE 713 - Engineering Economic Analysis
    Introduction to the concepts of Engineering Economic Analysis, also known as micro-economics. Topics include equivalence, the time value of money, selecting between alternative, rate of return analysis, compound interest, inflation, depreciation, and estimating economic life of an asset. (2-0-2) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 715 - Project Management
    This course will cover the basic theory and practice of project management from a practical viewpoint. Topics will include project management concepts, recourses, duration vs. effort, project planning and initiation, progress tracking methods, CPM and PERT, reporting methods, replanning, team project concepts, and managing multiple projects. Microsoft Project software will be used extensively. (2-0-2) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    MMAE 724 - Introduction to Acoustics
    This short course provides a brief introduction to the fundamentals of acoustics and the application to product noise prediction and reduction. The first part focuses on fundamentals of acoustics and noise generation. The second part of the course focuses on applied noise control. (2-0-2) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    Last modified: Jun. 16, 2013

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