Graduate Catalog 2016-2017

UDM Academic Policies Course Descriptions List of All Programs Faculty
Mechanical Engineering Courses

MENG 5300 Metal Cutting AnalysisCredit Hours: 3

An application of elastic and plastic theories is used to discuss advanced topics in metal cutting. These include machine tool operations, mechanics of cutting forces and power in cutting, tool wear and tool life. Economics of machining and cutting temperatures, current trends in machining are discussed.
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MENG 5340 Finite Element AnalysisCredit Hours: 3

A study of finite element as a numerical technique for solving engineering problems. Variational and weighted residual approach. Transient problems. Two-dimensional and higher order elements. Isoparametric elements. Introduction to non-linear problems. Several computer projects related within manufacturing and automotive applications will be required.

MENG 4420 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently)

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MENG 5350 Quality Control SystemsCredit Hours: 3

This course is specifically designed to provide students with the fundamental principles and approaches involved in analysis of data for quality control purposes. Topics covered include control charts, sampling procedures, process capability analysis, aspects of design specifications and tolerance analysis. It lays the foundation for more in-depth analysis of various quality systems and their principles by discussing the relationship between product features, manufacturing and quality control process.
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MENG 5580 Internal Combustion Engines ICredit Hours: 3

The application of principles of chemistry and thermodynamics to the theory and design of gas power engines. The concepts of spark ignition, compression ignition, cycle analysis and combustion characteristics are treated in-depth.
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MENG 5700 Composites In DesignCredit Hours: 3

Behavior and processing of composite materials is treated using lamination theories and finite element methods with an emphasis on fiber composites. Project work with an application to the advanced technological needs is completed.
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MENG 5720 Noise and VibrationCredit Hours: 3

An overview of problems in acoustics and vibration control. The use of single and multiple degree of freedom-lumped parameter systems are used to describe systems. Method for controlling noise and vibration sources are discussed.
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MENG 5760 Vehicle DynamicsCredit Hours: 3

The stability and control of vehicles in the accelerating and decelerating modes along straight and curved paths. Special attention is given to the behavior and limitations of the pneumatic tire as applied to motor vehicle requirements.
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MENG 5800 Energy SystemsCredit Hours: 3

Applications of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics to energy conversion systems. Advanced modifications to basic vapor and gas power and refrigeration cycles are analyzed. Second Law (availability) analysis is applied to energy conversion processes. Other topics include: hydraulic machinery, nuclear power systems, solar energy, energy storage techniques, and wind power. Environmental issues surrounding the various types of energy systems are discussed.
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MENG 5810 Alternative Energy SystemsCredit Hours: 3

Focus on alternatives to conventional energy systems for power generation, refrigeration, and transportation. Students will apply principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and other engineering disciplines to the analysis of solar, wind, nuclear, geothermal, tidal, and fuel cell power systems. An overview of global energy use and modeling will be presented. Other course topics include alternative fuels for transportation, new developments in energy storage, and the role of energy efficiency improvements in the achievement of a more equitable and sustainable global energy distribution. Environmental and economic issues surrounding the various alternatives will be addressed.
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MENG 5830 Computer Integrated ManufacturingCredit Hours: 3

This course teaches the theory and practice of the use of computers in manufacturing engineering. Students will study in-depth the use of computers during a manufacturing process, including: numerical controlled machines (CNC), programmable logic controllers (PLC), coordinate measuring machines (CMM), vision technology and systems, robotics and networks/data exchange. Projects are the principal mode of instruction.
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MENG 5880 Reliability in DesignCredit Hours: 3

A study of probabilistic models in engineering design. Topics include: reliability distribution functions, failure rate, system reliability, hazard analysis, FMEA and reliability testing. The use of the probabilistic approach to the design of mechanical components is treated in depth.
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MENG 5900 RoboticsCredit Hours: 3

The modeling and analysis of robotic systems. Key topics include spatial description and transformations, forward and inverse kinematics, jacobians, dynamics, an introduction to machine vision, and task planning. Students program a robot to perform a task.
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MENG 5920 Computer Aided EngineeringCredit Hours: 3

An introduction to the use of computer techniques to analyze mechanical components and systems. The course includes kinematic synthesis, optimal design, finite element methods and simulation.
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MENG 5940 Manufacturing SystemsCredit Hours: 3

This course is focused on modeling, analysis, and optimization of manufacturing systems. In this regard, manufacturing concepts such as dedicated, lean, flexible, agile, manufacturing cells, just-in-time, and product design considerations for manufacturing are studied. Computer aided process planning, computer aided manufacturing, and the impact of the manufacturing system on quality and on the economy will be included.
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MENG 5980 Capstone DesignCredit Hours: 3

Directed, single-project oriented design experience. Required culmination of a non-thesis option Masters program. Students should consult the Mechanical Engineering Department for reporting/presentation requirements.
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MENG 5990 Master's ThesisCredit Hours: 1 TO 6

Research, study, and other activity appropriate to the mechanical engineering masters thesis. Students should consult the Mechanical Engineering Department for thesis formal requirements.
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MENG 7990 ME Doctoral DissertationCredit Hours: 0 TO 10

Research, study and other activity appropriate to the doctoral dissertation. Students should consult the Mechanical Engineering Department for format requirements.
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