Energy Systems Laboratory

Experimental evaluation and analysis of performance of various energy conversion systems such as turbines, compressors, refrigerators, fans, and internal combustion engines.

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Grad Cooperative Educ Program

Work experience that combines classroom theory with practical knowledge of operations to provide students with a background on which to develop and enhance a professional career. The work experience is tailored for MS students from within the U.S. as well as eligible international students. Enroll Info: None

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Dynamic Systems

Mathematical modeling and analysis of dynamic systems with mechanical, thermal, and fluid elements. Topics: time domain solutions, analog computer simulation, linearization techniques, block diagram representation, numerical methods and frequency domain solutions. Students are assumed to have basic competence in particle and planar rigid body dynamics, matrix and vector algebra, and linear differential equations. Enroll Info: None

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Eng. Problem Solving EES

This course will serve the dual purpose of providing students with a high level of proficiency in the Engineering Equation Solver software as well as giving students the opportunity to solve high-level engineering problems using this tool. Students leaving the course will have a very solid understanding of equation solving software including advanced features that would not be covered in any other class on campus. Students will also get another opportunity to apply sophisticated computing tools to engineering applications. Enroll Info: None

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Mechanics of Materials Lab

Data processing, tension/compression tests, creep stress concentrations, fatigue, fracture, composite materials, combined stress, beam flexure, dynamic loads, buckling. Enroll Info: None

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Computer-Aided Engineering

Introduction to the fundamentals of Computer Aided Engineering. Topics include mathematical and programmable methods for modeling and design of mechanical shapes and assemblies; shape processing for manufacturing, including NC machining and 3D printing; and computer-aided analysis of structural, thermal and other physical properties. Enroll Info: None

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Thermodynamics

First and second laws of thermodynamics; thermodynamic properties of gases, vapors, and gas-vapor mixtures; energy-systems analysis including power cycles, refrigeration cycles and air-conditioning processes. Introduction to thermodynamics of reacting mixtures. Enroll Info: None

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Transport in Polymer Proc

Description of the physical, thermal, mechanical, and rheological properties of polymeric materials relevant to their processing behavior. Review of the basic transport phenomena equations: mass, momentum, and energy. Analysis of various processing operations for the manufacture of polymeric articles, with particular emphasis on: extrusion, injection molding, blow molding, thermoforming, compression molding and additive manufacturing. Discussion of plastics recycling and environmental issues. Enroll Info: None

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Intermediate Vibrations

Harmonic motion; natural frequencies and vibration of damped and undamped single and multi-degree of freedom systems; modal analysis; influence coefficients; lumped-mass modeling; dynamic load factors; Rayleigh’s method; flow-induced vibrations; shaft whirl; balancing; vibration absorbers and tuned mass dampers; finite element modeling. Enroll Info: None

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Thermal Systems Modeling

Analysis and design of engineering systems involving applications of thermodynamics, economics, heat transfer, and fluid flow. Enroll Info: None

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