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Graduate Catalog 2002-2004

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Admission Requirements | Continuation | Degree Requirements | Courses

Area of Study and Degrees

Mechanical Engineering

M.S., M.Engr., Ph.D.

Master's Degree Plans

Thesis (M.S.) and Non-Thesis (M.Engr.)


Donald R. Wilson

211 Woolf Hall, 817-272-2063

Associate Chair, M.E. Program

Wen S. Chan

204 Woolf Hall, 817-272-2561

Graduate Advisor

Bo P. Wang

204 Woolf Hall, 817-272-2563

Graduate Faculty


Agonafer, Aswath, Chan, Dulikravich, Goolsby, Haji-Sheikh, Hullender, Johnson, Lawrence, Lu, Mills, Nomura, Wang, Wilson, Woods, Yih, You

Associate Professor


Assistant Professors

Harris, Kim, Shiakolas

President Emeritus and Professor Emeritus


Professors Emeritus

Barker, Wiseman


The graduate program provides opportunities for professional development in such forms as: instructional courses to enhance technical competence in areas of mechanical engineering practice; training through a variety of experiences in design, development, research, experimentation, and/or analysis in joint efforts with faculty and peers; specialized courses of study required for entry into career fields allied to the mechanical engineering discipline; guided individual study under faculty supervision; and supportive coursework for programs leading to careers that require interdisciplinary competence.

A student with aid from a faculty advisor plans a program which will be consistent with his or her technical interests and the available facilities and course offerings. Typically, programs are classified as:

  1. Automatic Control and Systems
  2. Design
  3. Fluid Mechanics
  4. Heat Transfer
  5. Manufacturing Processes
  6. Solid Mechanics and Dynamics
  7. Thermodynamics

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Master's degree who hold a baccalaureate degree in engineering must meet the general requirements of the Graduate School as stated in the section entitled "Admission Requirements and Procedures." Applicants not meeting all criteria will be admitted on provisional or probationary basis only under exceptional circumstances.

For applicants with no prior training in engineering, the same minimum criteria will apply and, in addition, their records will be reviewed in relation to the intended program of study. Probationary status with specific remedial work required may be a basis for acceptance of such applicants.

The acceptance of applicants who have already received a master's degree in engineering will be based on the above-mentioned minimum criteria and results of graduate work, including the master's thesis.


The Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program, in fulfillment of its responsibility to graduate highly qualified professional engineers, has established certain policies and procedures. In addition to the requirements of the Graduate School listed elsewhere, to continue in the program each mechanical engineering graduate student must:

  1. Maintain at least a B (3.0) overall GPA in all coursework, and
  2. Demonstrate suitability for professional engineering practice.

At such time as questions are raised by mechanical engineering graduate faculty regarding either of the above, the student will be notified and will be provided the opportunity to respond to the Committee on Graduate Studies in Mechanical Engineering. The Committee on Graduate Studies will review the student's performance and make a recommendation concerning the student's eligibility to continue in the program. Appeal of a decision on continuation may be made through normal procedures outlined in the section of this catalog entitled "Grievances Other than Grades."

Degree Requirements

Core Courses

Thermal Science: ME 5316 Thermal Conduction, ME 5317 Convection Heat Transfer, ME 5318 Radiative Heat Transfer, ME 5321 Advanced Classical Thermodynamics

Fluid Science: ME 5313 Fluid Dynamics, ME 5342 Advanced Gas Dynamics I, ME 5344 Viscous Flows,

Design, Mechanics and Manufacturing: ME 5310 Finite Element Methods, ME 5337 Introduction to Robotics, ME 5339 Structural Aspects of Design, ME 6314 Mechanisms,

Controls and Systems: ME 5303 Classical Methods of Control Systems Analysis and Synthesis, ME 5305 Dynamic Systems Modeling, ME 5307 Modern Methods of Control System Analysis and Synthesis, ME 5341 Control Systems Components.

Analysis Courses

ME 5331, ME 5332, approved mathematics courses.

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

The Master of Science degree is a research-oriented program in which completion of a thesis is mandatory. A minimum of 30 credit hours is required as follows: three core courses (one course each in three of the four areas) and two analysis courses listed above; three courses (nine credit hours) related to a specialty in mechanical engineering; and six credit hours of thesis. The student must enroll in ME 5398 or ME 6397 every semester in which the student is actively involved in thesis preparation or research, except that the student must enroll in ME 5698 in the semester of graduation.

Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

The Master of Engineering degree is an engineering practice-oriented program. A minimum of 36 credit hours is required as follows: four core courses (one in each area) and two analysis courses listed above; six courses (18 credit hours) of elective courses in engineering, mathematics, and/or science relating to the student's interest areas. The elective courses may include as many as six hours of special project courses (ME 5391).

Manufacturing Engineering Option

Students desiring a program in manufacturing engineering may achieve this goal while meeting the requirements for a graduate degree in mechanical engineering. This is accomplished by selecting a specific program of courses. Upon completion, the student receives a Manufacturing Engineer's Certificate along with the MSME or MEME. Specifics are available in the Mechanical Engineering office.

Doctor of Philosophy

The Ph.D. degree should normally require four years of full-time study after completion of the BS degree. There is no foreign language requirement for the Ph.D. degree.

To meet the educational goal of a broad-based technical background in mechanical engineering, it is expected that each student will take sufficient coursework to obtain in-depth knowledge in at least two areas of mechanical engineering. Consequently, the Department expects all Ph.D. candidates to complete at least the following minimum requirements beyond the B.S. degree:

  1. Three core courses (nine credit hours) listed for the MS and M.Engr. degrees.
  2. One additional course (three credit hours) at the graduate level in one of the broad areas of mechanical engineering outside the student's major area of specialization. Core courses are also acceptable for meeting this requirement.
  3. Eight additional courses (24 credit hours) in the student's major area of interest. Master thesis can be used to substitute for six (6) credit hours.
  4. Two courses (six credit hours) of engineering analysis (ME 5331, 5332, or other approved mathematics courses).
  5. Two courses (six credit hours) of mathematics, numerical analysis, computer science, or statistics, outside of mechanical engineering.
  6. Two courses (six credit hours) in science and/or engineering outside of mechanical engineering.
  7. Nine credit hours (ME 6999) for Dissertation.

Final course requirements are determined by the student's supervising committee. In addition, a student must pass three examinations before being awarded the Ph.D. degree: the Diagnostic Exam, the Comprehensive Exam, and the Final Exam (or Dissertation Examination).

A Diagnostic Examination will be administered to the student within the first two semesters after a Master's degree or before the accumulation of 42 semester hours of graduate work beyond the baccalaureate degree. The Diagnostic Exam is a written test of the student's capability to pursue successfully the doctorate degree, and it aids in developing the program of study for the student. The Diagnostic Examination tests for fundamental knowledge in one technical area of mechanical engineering and mathematics. The students choose the technical area from the following four: (1) thermal/fluid sciences, (2) solid mechanics and structures, (3) systems and controls, and (4) mechanical design. The mathematics portion of the exam will be at the level covered in ME 5331 and 5332. The exam topics for the technical areas are given in the ME Ph.D. Diagnostic Exam handout. The Diagnostic Examination for Ph.D. students is offered the first month of the Fall and Spring Semesters each year.

A comprehensive examination will be administered to the student after the successful completion of all phases of the diagnostic examination and before the student starts research work for the dissertation. The comprehensive examination is used to determine if the student has the necessary background and specialization required for the dissertation research and if the student can organize and conduct the research. An applicant must pass this examination to be admitted to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree.

The student must enroll in at least three hours of dissertation course (ME 6399-6999) or research course (ME 6397-6999) every semester in which the student is actively involved in dissertation preparation or research, except that the student must enroll in ME 6999 in the semester of graduation.

The student must submit the Application for Candidacy and Final Program of Work to the Mechanical Engineering Committee on Graduate Studies immediately after completion of the Comprehensive Examination. Coursework taken for the Master's degree at this institution may be used to meet these requirements; however, courses listed for the Master's degree or any other degree cannot be listed as the actual course requirement on the Final Program of Work. Transfer work is not accepted in doctoral programs; however, such courses may provide a basis for waiving some course requirements.

The Final Examination (or Dissertation Examination) is an oral presentation of the dissertation in the form of a seminar before the student's Committee and is open to the members of the University community. Approval of the dissertation by the members of the Dissertation Committee is required.

Please see the section entitled General Graduate School Regulations and Information in this Catalog for further details.

The grade of R (research in progress) is a permanent grade; it cannot be changed by completing course requirements in a later semester. To receive credit for an R-graded course, the student must continue to enroll in the course until a passing grade is received.

An incomplete grade (the grade of X) cannot be given in a course that is graded R, nor can the grade of R be given in a course that is graded X. To receive credit for a course in which the student earned an X, the student must complete the course requirements. A grade of X cannot be changed by enrolling again in the course in which an X was earned. At the discretion of the instructor, a final grade can be assigned through a change of grade form.

Three-hour thesis courses and three- and six-hour dissertation courses are graded R/F/W only (except social work thesis courses). The grade of P (required for degree completion for students enrolled in thesis or dissertation programs) can be earned only in six- or nine-hour thesis courses and nine-hour dissertation courses. In the course listings below, R-graded courses are designated either "Graded P/F/R" or "Graded R." Occasionally, the valid grades for a course change. Students should consult the appropriate Graduate Advisor or instructor for valid grade information for particular courses. (See also the sections titled "R" Grade, Credit for Research, Internship, Thesis or Dissertation Courses and Incomplete Grade in this catalog.)

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Course fee information is published in the online Student Schedule of Classes at Please refer to this Web site for a detailed listing of specific course fees.

5303. CLASSICAL METHODS OF CONTROL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS (3-0). Intended to equip the student with detailed familiarity with historically significant tools of the control engineer. Detailed discussion of block diagram algebra, the root locus, the Bode diagram, and state variable methods for simulation and control system design are presented.

5305. DYNAMIC SYSTEMS MODELING (3-0). To equip the student with the capability of determining the necessary equations to model a system of mixed physical types in an orderly, logical fashion. Lumped and distributed parameter modeling techniques formulated for computer simulation of mechanical, fluid, and thermal systems are presented.

5306. FLUID POWER CONTROL (3-0). Mathematical models for hydraulic and pneumatic control components and systems including hydraulic pumps, motors, and spool valves. The application of electrohydraulic and hydromechanical servomechanisms for position and velocity control are treated. Theory supported by laboratory demonstrations and experiments. Prerequisite: MAE 4310 or ME 5303.

5307. LINEAR SYSTEMS ENGINEERING (3-0). To equip the student with knowledge of systems applications of the state-space concept and real-time solution techniques. State-space formulations, reference trajectory, linearization, linear vector spaces, the state transition matrix and its properties; and controllability and observability concepts treated. Also offered as AE 5334.

5308. MODERN CONTROL I (3-1). Introduces multivariable robust and optimal control design theory with emphasis on LQG, H2, H-infinity, QFT, and computer solutions using loop transfer recovery (LTR). Feedback fundamentals including limitations on performance, Bode's integral theorem, and generalizations of Nyquist Stability to multivariable systems are discussed in depth. Prerequisite: ME 5307 or equivalent.

5309. NONLINEAR (AI) CONTROL (3-1). Emphasizes artificial intelligence (AI) methods as applied to feedback control systems. Fuzzy Logic and Neural Net based controllers with structures that yield nonlinear robust and adaptive controllers are studied. Prerequisite: ME 5308 or consent of instructor.

5310. FINITE ELEMENT METHODS (3-0). Finite element method in the study of the static response of complex structures and of continua; applications to field problems; analytical methods emphasized, and digital computer application undertaken.

5311. STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS (3-0). Natural frequencies; forced and random response of complex structural systems studied through the use of the finite element method; computational aspects of these problems discussed, and digital computer applications undertaken.

5312. CONTINUUM MECHANICS (3-0). Study of the underlying physical and mathematical principles relating to the behavior of continuous media; interrelationships between fluid and solid mechanics.

5313. FLUID DYNAMICS (3-0). Basic conversation laws, flow kinematics, special forms of the governing equations, two-dimensional potential flows, surface waves and some exact solutions of viscous incompressible flows. Also offered as AE 5313.

5314. FRACTURE MECHANICS IN STRUCTURAL DESIGN (3-0). Linear elastic fracture mechanics, general yielding fracture mechanics, damage tolerance and durability design, fail safe and safe life design criteria, analysis of fatigue crack growth, residual strength analysis.

5316. THERMAL CONDUCTION (3-0). Fundamental laws, initial and boundary conditions, basic equations for isotropic and anisotropic media, related physical problems and steady and transient temperature distributions in solid structures.

5317. CONVECTION HEAT TRANSFER (3-0). Equations of motion of viscous fluids are reviewed and the energy equations are introduced. Exact and approximate solutions are made for forced convective problems with non-isothermal and unsteady boundaries. Free convection and combined free- and forced-convection problems are solved.

5318. RADIATIVE HEAT TRANSFER (3-0). General equations of radiative transfer derived and solved for special problems, and the elements of atomic, molecular and continuum radiation are introduced.

5319. ADVANCED FINITE ELEMENT METHODS (3-0). Continuation of ME 5310. Modeling of large systems, composite and incompressible materials, substructuring, mesh generation, solids applications, nonlinear problems. Prerequisite: ME 5310 or equivalent.

5321. ADVANCED CLASSICAL THERMODYNAMICS (3-0). Fundamentals of thermodynamics reviewed. Different treatments of principles studied, compared and formal relationships developed and applied to chemical, magnetic, electric and elastic systems.

5322. ADVANCED STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS (3-0). Normal mode method for undamped and proportionally damped systems, component mode synthesis, generally damped systems, complex modes, effect of design modification on system response. Prerequisite: ME 5311 or equivalent.

5325. COMBUSTION (3-0). Fundamental treatment of problems involving simultaneous occurrence of chemical reaction and transfer of heat, mass and momentum. Topics include kinetically controlled combustion phenomena; diffusion flames in liquid fuel combustion; combustion of solids; combustion of gaseous fuel jets; flames in premixed gases.

5328. ENGINEERING VECTOR AND TENSOR ANALYSIS (3-0). Introduction to the related topics of vector analysis, matrix algebra, and three dimensional tensor analysis. Material covered includes curvilinear coordinates, differential and integral operations; transformation properties of tensors; invariance, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors; isotropy. Theory is illustrated with engineering examples. Also offered as AE 5321. Credit will be granted only once.

5329. COMPUTER CONTROL OF MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS (3-0). Fundamentals in NC and CNC for machine tools; motion control, interpolation techniques and programming; industrial robot concepts, control, programming and application; shop floor communication; programmable controllers.

5330. MECHATRONICS (3-0). Analog and digital circuits in mechanical systems; electrical-mechanical interfacing; analysis and application of computerized machinery; motor, actuator and mechanical component selection; position, velocity and force measurement; performance prediction and testing techniques.

5331. ANALYTIC METHODS IN ENGINEERING (3-0). Introduction to advanced analytic methods in engineering. Methods include multivariable calculus and field theory, Fourier series, Fourier and Laplace Transforms. Prerequisite: undergraduate degree in engineering, physics, or mathematics.

5332. ENGINEERING ANALYSIS (3-0). Introduction to partial differential equations and complex variable theory with application to modeling of physical systems. Prerequisite: undergraduate degree in engineering, physics, or mathematics.

5333. MICROPROCESSORS AND APPLICATIONS (3-0). Microprocessor and microcomputer based systems for applications in mechanical engineering are studied. Programming, interfacing, and applications design are included.

5334. DYNAMIC AND STATISTICAL DATA ANALYSIS (3-0). Fundamentals of probability theory and statistics as related to conventional mechanical engineering problems. These principles applied to problems in random vibrations and in the behavior of dynamic systems due to random disturbances and conditions. Also offered as AE 5324.

5335. AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE DESIGN (3-0). Survey of system integration issues related to design and implementation of controllers and other subsystems for semi- and fully-automated mobile robotics. Topics from low-cost sensor integration to high-level mission planning are covered via original design/implementation projects completed by students.

5336. KALMAN FILTERING (3-0). Kalman filter design and implementation. Optimal filtering for discrete-time and continuous-time dynamical systems with noise. Wiener filtering. State-space determination. Prerequisites: permission of instructor. Also offered as AE 5336 and EE 5322. Credit will be granted only once.

5337. INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS (3-0). An overview of industrial robots. Coordinate systems and homogeneous transformations, kinematics of manipulators; motion characteristics and trajectories; dynamics and control of manipulators. Demonstration of robot programming using an industrial robot.

5338. COMPUTER AIDED ROBOTICS (2-1). Introduce the students to advanced state of the art industrial strength computer tools for the simulation, verification and design of robotically assisted manufacturing processes. Introduce the students to software and design techniques for custom manipulator design. Hands on experience with the tools and hardware available in the robotic research lab.

5339. STRUCTURAL ASPECTS OF DESIGN (3-0). Emphasis on determination of stresses and prediction of failure in machine and structural components; stress-strain relations in elastic and plastic regions; static failure and failure criteria; residual stress and strain due to yielding; contact stress; notched sensitivity; strain-fatigue life relationship; characteristics of crack in structural components; creep and creep rupture.

5340. AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING (2.2). Analysis and design of automotive systems including power train, suspension, frame and chassis, braking systems, and control systems. Emphasis on racing applications and performance. Lectures are augmented with hands-on experience.

5341. CONTROL SYSTEM COMPONENTS (3-0). The components and hardware used in electronic, hydraulic, and pneumatic control systems; techniques of amplification, computation, compensation, actuation, and sensing; modeling of multiport systems as well as servo systems analysis. Prerequisite: MAE 4310 or ME 5303.

5342. GASDYNAMICS (3-0). Review of fundamental compressible flow theory, method of characteristics for perfect gases, the Rankine-Hugoniot conditions, linearized flow theory. Also offered as AE 5342.

5343. TWO-PHASE FLOW AND BOILING HEAT TRANSFER (3-0). This is to introduce significant progress in phase change heat transfer and two-phase flow. Boiling heat transfer will be followed by the study of pressure drop and heat transfer in the pipes of two-phase flow. Boiling heat transfer includes pool boiling, forced convection boiling, and critical heat flux. Also selected topics by the instructor (heat pipe, condensation, Helmholtz wave instability, etc.)

5344. VISCOUS FLOWS (3-0). Navier-Stokes equations and Prandtl's boundary layer approximations; laminar and turbulent boundary layers including internal and external flows.

5345. NUMERICAL HEAT TRANSFER (3-1). Discussion of numerical methods for conduction and convection heat transfer problems includes introduction to various computational techniques suitable for digital computers. Finite difference method is emphasized.

5346. COOLING OF ELECTRONIC PACKAGES (3-0). This course deals with the development and application of analytical models of thermal phenomena occurring in electronic equipment. The calculation of heat loads and temperature fields using different cooling techniques. Includes parameter evaluation and design studies. Prerequisite: MAE 3311.

5347. HEAT EXCHANGER DESIGN (3-0). Design procedures, system evaluations and design parameters in heat exchangers. Heat exchanger configurations; student design projects. Prerequisite: MAE 3314.

5348. FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPOSITES (3-0). Fundamental mechanics concepts of fiber-reinforced composites; relationships between the properties of the constituents and those of the unit composite ply; lamina and laminate anisotropic behavior; structural characteristics of A, B, and D matrices; lamination theory; strength criteria; hygrothermal analysis; interlaminar stress analysis. Also offered as MSE 5348 or AE 5315.

5349. ADVANCED COMPOSITES (3-0). Review of current state-of-the-art applications of composites; structural properties; structure analysis; damage characterization and failure mechanism; notched sensitivity; delamination; fatigue characteristics; composite material testing; characteristics of composite joints. Also, offered as MSE 5349. Prerequisite: ME 5348 or MSE 5348 or AE 5315, or consent of instructor.

5351. PRINCIPLES OF SOUND AND VIBRATION CONTROL (3-0). Fundamental principles of sound and vibration control will be developed. The coupling of mechanical vibrations to unwanted acoustic radiation will be examined using time domain analysis, frequency domain (spectral) analysis and correlation techniques. Standard control methods, including active vibration suppression, will be covered. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

5352. FUNDAMENTALS IN ELECTRONIC PACKAGING (3-0). An introductory treatment of electronic packaging, from single chip to multichip, including materials, electrical design, thermal design, mechanical design, package modeling and simulation, processing considerations, reliability, and testing. Prerequisites: Heat Transfer, Material Science and Fluid Dynamics.

5353. APPLICATION OF COMPUTATIONAL TECHNIQUES TO ELECTRONIC PACKAGING (3-0). This course will develop the student's capability to characterize the heat performance of electronic cooling devices by using "Commercial Computational Heat Transfer Codes (IDEAS ESC, Icepack, Flotherm, CFDAce, ...)." In addition, the use of MacroFlow, a network based model, for system-level thermal design for electronics cooling will be presented. A number of industry-related problems ranging from first-level packages through system-level packages would be analyzed. At the end of the class, a student is expected to formulate and model complex industry-based problems using the commercial CFD codes. There will be frequent industry speakers on specific projects being studied in the class.

5354. FAILURES AND THEIR PREVENTION IN ELECTRONIC PACKAGES (3-0). A comprehensive overview of the fundamental causes for failures in electronic assemblies which include the printed wiring board, package, and second-level assemblies. Failure detection techniques and methodologies, key failure analysis techniques used will be discussed.

5355. MECHANICAL FAILURE OF ELECTRONIC PACKAGES (3-0). Failure analysis, fatigue of electronic packages, fracture and creep behavior of solders. Mechanical properties of substrate materials. Electromigration and failure mechanisms.

5356. CHIPSCALE PACKAGING (3-0). Overview of area array packaging with special emphasis on the maturing chipscale packaging technology. Topics covered will include the design concepts of this technology, the materials related aspects, the manufacturing processes, and their reliability in a variety of applications.

5360. MULTIDISCIPLINARY INVERSE DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION (3-0). Introduce a variety of basic concepts and methodologies for inverse design and optimization with practical applications in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, elasticity and electromagnetism. Prerequisite: basic courses in fluid mechanics, structures, or heat transfer, or permission of instructor.

5361. MULTIDISCIPLINARY COMPUTATIONS (3-0). Concurrent engineering analysis involving fluid flow, heat transfer, structures, and electromagnetism; design optimization methods for multidisciplinary problems. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

5362. OPTIMUM DESIGN AND CONTROL OF ROBOT MANIPULATORS (3-0). Application of optimization techniques to the design, analysis, and control of robot manipulators. The topics include the optimum design of robotic systems with maximum workspace, design of constant/minimum inertia robot, optimum design of robot drive, control with minimum energy trajectory, etc.

5363. INTRODUCTION TO ROTORCRAFT ANALYSIS (3-0). History of helicopters, behavior of the rotor blade in hover and forward flight, helicopter rotor configurations, dynamic coupling with the fuselage, elastic and aeroelastic behavior of helicopter and tilt rotor systems. Also offered as AE 5363. Credit will be granted only once.

5390. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (3-0). Seminar to provide formal instruction in special topics pertinent from semester to semester depending on the availability of faculty. May be repeated provided topics differ.

5191, 5291, 5391. ADVANCED STUDIES IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Work performed as a thesis substitute will normally be accomplished under this course number, with prior approval of the Committee on Graduate Studies. Graded P/F.

5398, 5698, 5998. THESIS. 5398 graded R/F only; 5698 and 5998 graded P/F/R. Prerequisite: graduate standing in mechanical engineering.

6314. MECHANISMS (3-0). Rational design of linkages to satisfy various design requirements. Two- and three-dimensional motions considered. Computer-aided mechanism design used as a tool.

6316. ADVANCED ROBOTICS (3-0). Advanced design concepts such as application of optimization technique and analytical approaches such as 3-D homogeneous matrix method will be introduced. Structural dynamics and control strategy for both rigid and flexible manipulators will be studied

6337. COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN (3-0). Role of graphics; image representation, batch and interactive computing, methods of automated mathematical model generation, mainframe and microcomputing in engineering design. Application in mechanical, structural, thermal, controls areas of mechanical engineering.

6344. HEAT TRANSFER IN TURBULENT FLOW (3-0). Introduction to heat transfer in turbulent boundary layers including internal and external flows, turbulence structure, the Reynolds analogy, van Driest hypothesis, high and low Prandlt number two equation model, effects of surface roughness on heat transfer.

6197-6997. RESEARCH IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. May be repeated for credit. Graded P/F/R.

6399, 6699, 6999. DISSERTATION. 6399 and 6699 graded R/F only; 6999 graded P/F/R.


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