College of Engineering

Undergraduate Level 200 Courses

MNE 201 two credit I
Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I
Corequisites: MNE 220,252
3 hours laboratory
Experiments to supplement Mechanics of Materials I and Engineering Thermodynamics I. Probability and statistical analysis are applied to experimental results. Topics such as experimental uncertainty, linear regression, normal distributions, confidence intervals, calorimetry, specific heats, engine performance, strain gauges, tensile and torsion testing are typically covered.

MNE 212 three credits
Differential Equations for Engineers
Prerequisite: MTH 114 or MTH 112
3 hours lecture
Overview and working knowledge of ordinary differential equations applied to engineering problems. Topics include zero-order equations, introduction to ordinary differential equations (ODEs), first-order ODEs, second-order ODEs, second-order boundary value ODEs, and finite difference method for the solution of ODEs. A project is assigned to design and build a first-order or second-order system, and model it with an ODE.

MNE 220 three credits
Engineering Thermodynamics I
Prerequisites: CHM 153 (or CHM 151) and MTH 114 (or MTH 112)
3 hours lecture
Fundamental concepts and basic principles of classical thermodynamics. The Zeroth, First and Second laws of thermodynamics are formulated with recourse to empirical observations and then expressed in precise mathematical language. These laws are applied to a wide range of engineering problems. The properties of pure substances are described using equations of state and surfaces of state. Reversible processes in gases are analyzed by means of the First and Second laws. A representative sampling of engineering applications is discussed and analyzed.

MNE 231 four credits
Material Science
Prerequisite: CHM 153 (or CHM 151)
3 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory
Relation between the atomic or micro structure of engineering materials and their properties. Structures of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites are introduced. Experiments on equilibrium diagrams, metallographic structures, property changes of metals are included.

MNE 252 three credits
Mechanics of Materials I
Prerequisite: EGR 241
3 hours lecture
Material behavior and the concepts of equilibrium and compatibility of deformtion are combined and initially applied to one-dimensional problems. Torsion of bars is discussed with application to problems of shaft design. Stress in beams of simple and composite shapes is considered as well as shear in beams and combined twisting and bending. Deflections of beams, shafts and structures are discussed using several calculation procedures. Stress and strain are considered in three dimensions with attention to principal directions. Buckling is considered and some attention is paid to plastic action in the various course topics.

MNE 292 one credit O, E
Introduction to Mechanical Design
Corequisite: MNE 252
1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory
Mechanical design with emphasis on microcomputers as an aid to analysis and optimization. The concept of probabilistic design and the Monte-Carlo techniques are introduced. Attention is primarily paid to the solid mechanical aspects of the subject. Stress, flexibility and minimum weight considerations are addressed through introduction to the finite element method of analysis. Proper form for technical reports and calculations is discussed. Final oral presentation in class required.

MNE 298 one to six credits
Experiential Learning
Prerequisites: At least sophomore standing; permission of the instructor, department chairperson, and college dean
Work experience at an elective level supervised for academic credit by a faculty member in an appropriate academic field. Conditions and hours to be arranged. Graded CR/NC. For specific procedures and regulations, see section of catalogue on Other Learning Experiences.

Undergraduate Level 300 Courses

MNE 305 one-half credit I
Mechanical Engineering Laboratory II
Corequisite: MNE 321
3 hours laboratory biweekly
Extensive investigations into various commonly-encountered devices in areas of interest to the mechanical engineer. These include engines, turbines, water cooling towers, conduction, convection, radiation and refrigeration.

MNE 306 one-half credit I
Mechanical Engineering Laboratory III
Corequisite: MNE 332
3 hours laboratory biweekly
Several experiments demonstrating the concepts in the course MNE 332 Fluid Mechanics I. These include: jet impact, Venturi meter, flow under a sluice gate, and friction losses in tubes

MNE 321 three credits
Engineering Thermodynamics II
Corequisite: CHM 152
Prerequisite: MNE 220
3 hours lecture
Mechanical engineering applications of ideal and real compressors; gas turbine power systems; various air-standard cycles including Brayton, Ericsson, Stirling, Otto, Diesel and Wankel cycles; and several vapor cycles including Carnot, Rankine, modified Rankine, and binary cycles. An introduction is given to vapor-compression refrigeration and heat pumps. Thermochemistry and combustion are discussed with emphasis on application of the First and Second laws to chemical reactions. Chemical equilibria in homogenous gas systems are studied.

MNE 332 three credits
Fluid Mechanics I
Prerequisites: MNE 220, MTH 213 (or MTH 211)
3 hours lecture
Understanding the basic conservation equations in integral and differential form. The applications are concerned primarily with steady flows of inviscid, incompressible fluids. A brief discussion of similitude and modeling precedes the introduction to viscous flows. Flows in pipe systems with friction influences and including turbines and pumps are studied using the extended Bernoulli equations.

MNE 345 three credits
Design for Manufacturing
Prerequisites: MNE 231
3 hours lecture
Discussion and comparison of manufactur­ing processes for economy of production; and modifications to proposed designs to suit existing equipment. Material selection to suit production and service requirements is covered along with economics of automa­tion and inventory control.

MNE 355 one credit
Manufacturing Processes Laboratory
Corequisite: MNE 345
3 hours laboratory
Machining operations using conventional and modern machine tools are covered. Basic principles of the statistic and probabil­ity theory as applied to quality control of machined parts are discussed and empha­sized.

MNE 381 three credits E
Design of Machine Elements
3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: MNE 252
Comprehensive survey of the analytical design methods that are valuable to mechanical engineers. Some of the areas covered are: stress analysis, fatigue, stress concentration, design of curved beams, selection of standardized elements, and lubrication. The objective of the course is to enable the student to handle design problems with confidence and assurance.

Undergraduate Level 400 Courses

MNE 400 variable credits
Engineering Internship
Prerequisite: Senior standing
Experiential learning in conjunction with an industrial or governmental agency project under the joint supervision of an outside sponsor and a faculty advisor. To be eligible, a student should have completed the junior-year courses. A detailed project proposal must be prepared by the student for departmental approval prior to the start of the project. Typically, three credits will be assigned. Based upon the determination of the advisor and sponsor, the learning component shall be at least 100 hours out of the total work hours. Up to six credits
may be assigned for exceptional projects that extend over two semesters. MNE 400 may be used to satisfy one 3-credit technical elective course.

MNE 411 three credits
Heat Transfer
Prerequisites: MNE 332, EGR 301
3 hours lecture
Principles of heat conduction, forced and free convection and thermal radiation, and their application to various engineering problems. Mass transfer and its analogy to heat transfer phenomena are sketched. Special problems, such as boiling and condensation, heat transfer in high speed flow, and fire propagation are introduced. Mathematical analysis motivated by physical reasoning is emphasized.

MNE 422 three credits
Energy Conversion
Prerequisites: MNE 321,332, consent of instructor
Introduction to various energy resources, followed by a description of the use of chemical potential energy, nuclear energy and solar energy, the analysis and design criteria for various energy conversion devices, such as generators, transformers, motors, power distribution systems, solar cells, and so on. Understanding of working principles and essential design conditions is emphasized.

MNE 423 three credits
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
Prerequisites: MNE 321, consent of instructor
3 hours lecture
Principles of refrigeration are presented with applications to vapor-compression, steam-jet and absorption systems, together with heat pumps. Psychrometrics and the physiological factors involved in air-conditioning are discussed along with the analysis of various processes. In particular the use and analysis of water cooling towers is emphasized

MNE 425 three credits
Power Plant Design and Engineering
Prerequisites: MNE 321, consent of instructor; MNE 411 is recommended (not required)
3 hours lecture
Theory as a basis for plant design and equipment selection. Practical design calculations including heat balance are carried out. Fossil- and nuclear-fueled plants as well as gas turbine and hydroelectric plants are studied. The economics of alternatives is discussed.

MNE 431 three credits
Fluid Mechanics II
Prerequisites: MNE 332, consent of instructor
3 hours lecture
Basic equations of fluid mechanics, applied to quasi one-dimensional, compressible flows, including: isentropic flows with area changes, Fanno and Rayleigh flows, and normal shock waves. two-dimensional flow fields are studied using Prandtl-Meyer expansion and oblique shock waves. The basic concepts are applied to selected topics such as: aircraft and rocket propulsion, combustion chambers in jets and rockets, wind tunnels and shock tubes, supersonic diffusers, and flow about supersonic airfoils.

MNE 432 three credits
Aircraft and Rocket Propulsion Systems
Prerequisites: MNE 321, 431, consent of instructor
3 hours lecture
Mechanics and thermodynamics of airborne propulsion systems. Thrust equations and efficiencies are derived from first principles and applied to a variety of systems. Airbreathing engines that are discussed include ramjets, turbojets, turbofans, and turboprops. The aero-thermodynamics of inlets and nozzles is presented. The course concludes with an introduction to rocket propulsion, including the identification and classification of types of rocket systems, fundamental definitions and derivations, and rocket dynamics.

MNE 441 three credits
Mechanical Vibrations
Prerequisites: EGR 242, 301, consent of instructor
3 hours lecture
Discussion of generalized coordinates and the Lagrangian method of determining a system’s equations of motion. Normal modes and normal coordinates are introduced and the method of matrix iteration is used to find natural frequencies and modes. Free vibration of continuous systems is considered and techniques for finding natural frequencies are developed. Forced and transient responses of one degree of freedom systems are treated extensively, and forced response of multi-degree of freedom systems is discussed. Electrical analogies, use of the analog computer, and modeling of actual physical systems are discussed.

MNE 452 three credits
Mechanics of Materials II
Prerequisites: MNE 252, EGR 301, MTH 213 (or MTH 211), consent of instructor
3 hours lecture
After reviewing the development of the flexure formula, the stress equation is derived for unsymmetrical bending. Curved beams loaded in the plane of curvature are analyzed as are beams with combined axial and lateral loadings. The general equation for beams on elastic foundations and its applications are studied. Stresses and deflections due to dynamic loads are examined. The basic equations of elasticity are developed and two-dimensional problems analyzed using Airy’s stress function. Solutions are compared to strength of materials results. Energy methods are discussed. The Lagrange plate equation is derived and plates fabricated from modern composite materials are discussed.

MNE 460 three credits
Combustion Systems
Prerequisites: MNE 321, 332, 411, concur­rently; consent of instructor
3 hours lecture
Review of fundamental aspects of combus­tion, with concentration on the following combustion systems: internal combustion engines, gas turbine power plant, fossil fuel power plant, modern solid waste incinera­tion. Students will present special projects or several seminars.

MNE 466 three credits
Control Theory
Prerequisites: ECE 212, EGR 301
3 hours lecture
Introduction to sensors used widely in control systems. Analog as well as digital control of machines and processes are discussed along with modeling of control system elements and linearization method and its applicability. Both frequency and time domain control design techniques are discussed. Algorithms for computer control and the effect of sampling on stability are developed. Applications of analog control devices and microprocessors are included.

MNE 471 three credits
Physical Metallurgy
Prerequisites: MNE 231, consent of instructor
3 hours lecture
Structure of metals and alloys and their determination by x-ray diffraction. Structural imperfections and their influence on mech­anical properties are covered. The electron theory of metal is introduced. Binary phase diagrams are studied on the basis of therm­odynamic principles. Emphasis is placed on the iron-carbon system, and subjects like creep and fatigue are also considered.

MNE 475 three credits
Principles of Foundry Engineering
Prerequisites: MNE 231, consent of instructor
3 hours lecture
Principles relative to the following aspects of manufacturing metal castings: nature of cast metals; solidification of castings; need and design of risers; flow of metals and gating systems; molding materials and processes; design of castings and patterns; metal melting and refining in foundries: refracto­ries, furnaces, reactions, inoculants.

MNE 476 three credits
Manufacturing Quality Control
Prerequisites: EGR 301, consent of instructor
3 hours lecture
Principles and procedures necessary to control processes and quality of manufac­tured products. Topics include: product quality, quality assurance, destructive and non-destructive tests, statistical methods in quality control, acceptance sampling, rectifying inspection, sensors, automated inspection, control charts, total quality control, quality circle, quality philosophy of Deming, Taguchi, and others.

MNE 481 three credits
Computer-Aided Manufacturing
Corequisite: MNE 355
Prerequisites: MNE 345, consent of instructor
3 hours lecture
Scope, principles and various applications of computer-aided manufacturing. This involves the use of computers in monitoring and controlling of machine tools and manufac­turing systems. The concepts of NC, CNC, DNC, computer-assisted part programming, group technology, computer-aided process planning, FMS and FMC will be discussed.

MNE 482 three credits
Robotics
Prerequisites: Senior standing, consent of instructor
3 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory
Introduction to the various aspects of the mechanics of robotics, its classifications and terminologies involved. Direct and inverse kinematics of a robot manipulator are treated in detail with the application of homogeneous and Denavit-Hartenberg transformation techniques. Dynamics, control and programming of a robot manipulator are discussed with associated laboratory work.

MNE 485 three credits
Introduction to the Finite Element Method
Prerequisites: EGR 301, MNE 252, MNE 292, consent of instructor
3 hours lecture
Principles of the finite element method for solid mechanics. In addition, some fluid and heat flow problems will be covered. Topics include the direct method; energy methods; variational principles; interpolation func­tions; and the modeling of truss, beam, plate, and shell structures. This course is half theory and half computer modeling.

MNE 488 three credits
Operations Research
Prerequisite: EGR 301
3 hours lecture
Concepts and principles associated with operations research techniques for engi­neers, which are powerful tools for product design, production planning and control. Introduction to linear programming, formulation of linear programming, the Simplex Method, transportation model and its variants, ne twork models, inventory models, forecasting models, Markovian decision process, and classical optimization theory. Students work in a team on a design project related to these topics.

MNE 490 three credits
Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
Prerequisite: consent of instructor
3 hours lecture
Visiting professors or members of the faculty present current topics of interest in their areas of expertise.

MNE 491 four credits E
Advanced Machine Design
Prerequisite: MNE 381, senior standing
3 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory
Design of machines. The complete design process is carried out from the conceptual stage through consideration of alternative designs to final creation of the device. Extensive use of the computer is made to facilitate the process. Emphasis is placed on design and automation of electro­mechanical and electro-hydraulic systems

MNE 495 three credits
Independent Study
Prerequisites: Upper-division standing; permission of instructor, department chairperson, and college dean
A student works under the direction of a faculty member to pursue a specific line of study in an area of interest to the student. The work may deal with subject matter not normally available in the curriculum, or may involve a design project. Study under the supervision of a faculty member in an area not otherwise part of the discipline’s course offerings. Conditions and hours to be arranged.

MNE 196, 296, 396, 496 three credits
Directed Study
Lecture/laboratory arranged as required
Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor, department chairperson, and college dean
Study under the supervision of a faculty member in an area covered in a regular course not currently being offered. Conditions and hours to be arranged.

MNE 497 two credits O, E
Mechanical Engineering Design Project I
Prerequisite: Senior standing
Professional and management activities of project engineering, first of a two course sequence. Topics covered include engineer­ing ethics, selection of senior design project, and initial product design leading to a written and oral presentation of project proposal. Project will be completed in MNE 498, but work done in this course is evaluated and a course grade is given.

MNE 498 two credits O, E
Mechanical Engineering Design Project II
Prerequisite: MNE 497
Application of knowledge gained in various courses to the synthesis, analysis, and design of a system in a particular field of interest selected by student. This is the second of a two-course sequence. Design project proposed in MNE 497 will be completed, and a final report and oral presentation will be made before a panel of judges. Note: Some graduate courses may be open to undergraduates. Please consult your department chairperson. See the Graduate Catalogue for graduate general and program requirements.

Graduate Level 500 Courses

MNE 501 three credits
Advanced Engineering Mathematics
Prerequisite: EGR 301 or equivalent
Ordinary differential equations: power series solutions; solutions to Legendre, Bessel, Hermite, associated Legendre, and Mathieu equations. Partial differential equations: separation of variables; transform methods; eigenvalues; Greens function; solutions to elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic equations.

MNE 502 three credits
Applied Numerical Methods
Prerequisite: EGR 301 or equivalent
Introduction to the tools of numerical analysis used in all areas of engineering study. Solution of linear systems and nonlinear systems of equations. Numerical integration of functions ODEs and PDEs: differentiation, error control, stability and accuracy. Extensive programming in C is required.

MNE 503 three credits
Continuum Mechanics
Prerequisites: EGR 301 and MNE 252 or equivalents
Comprehensive study of the fundamental principles of Continuum Mechanics. The following topics are covered: stress, strain, and strain rated tensors; Lagrangian and Eulerian descriptions; conservation laws; constitutive relations; Navier-Cauchy and Navier Stokes equations; Newtonian fluids.

MNE 504 three credits
Advanced Mechanics of Fluids
Prerequisite: MNE 332 or equivalent
Integral Transformation: Divergence Theorem; Stokes Theorem. Reynolds Transport Theorem. Navier-Stokes equations. Kelvins theorem. Vorticity Transport. Croccos Theorem. Viscous flow: boundary layers, buoyancy-driven flows.

MNE 511 three credits
Theory of Elasticity
Basic field equations. Generalized Hookes law. General concepts of stress and strain. Equilibrium equations. Plane problems. Stress functions. Saint Venant torsion and flexure. Introduction to three-dimensional problems. Thermoelasticity. Anisotropic solutions.

MNE 512 three credits
Plasticity and Metal Forming Theory
Prerequisite: MNE 503 or equivalent
Tresca and von Mises yield criteria and their associated flow rules. Slip-line field theory and Geiringer velocity equations. Upper bound and lower bound theories. Application of the plasticity theories to rigid, perfectly-plastic bodies undergoing large plastic deformation in various metal forming processes such as wire drawing, extrusion, forging, deep drawing, etc.

MNE 513 three credits
Theory of Plates and Shells
Prerequisite: EGR 242
Pre or corequisite: MNE 503
Basic plate and shell equations; solutions of different shape plates. Application of cylindrical and spherical shell equations. Linear and non-linear situations. Plates on elastic foundations. Numerical solutions of plates and shells. Membrane theory.

MNE 515 three credits
Finite Element Analysis
Prerequisite: MNE 485 or equivalent
Broad study of the principles of Finite Element Analysis. The following topics are covered: energy methods; variational principles; element formulation; coordinate transformation; problems in dynamics, solids, and heat transfer; non-linear problems; numerical errors and convergence; computer modeling.

MNE 518 three credits
Advanced Physical Metallurgy
Prerequisites: EGR 231, EGR 221 or equivalents
Extending understanding of the effect of structure on the properties of metals and alloys. Deviation in various forms from perfect crystallinity will be analyzed. Metallurgical processes of typical ferrous and nonferrous alloys will be explored.

MNE 519 three credits
Metal Casting Principles
Prerequisites: EGR 231, MNE 345, MNE 411 or equivalents
Advanced concepts in solidification of alloys. Mutually dependent topics are: flow of liquid metals, transient heat transfer, phase and state change. Consequence of these in the design of sound castings will be presented.

MNE 521 three credits
Classical Thermodynamics
Prerequisite: EGR 232 or equivalent
In-depth study of the fundamental principles of classical thermodynamics. The following topics are covered: equilibrium; temperature; equations of state; fundamental equations; First Law for steady, unsteady and continuous systems; Born-Caratheodory formulation of the Second Law; Third Law.

MNE 522 three credits
Statistical Thermodynamics
Prerequisite: EGR 232 or equivalent
Principles of thermodynamics based on a microscopic approach. The following topics are covered: statistical concepts, Kinetic Theory, Gibbsian ensembles, partition function, Liouvilles theorem, Boltzmann equation and the Chapman-Enskog solution, calculation of equilibrium and transport properties.

MNE 525 three credits
Bioengineering Fundamentals
Applications of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and transport study to biological systems. An introduction to chemical kinetics, intercellular interactions, and basic biomechanics is also included. Emphasis is on engineering with relevance to clinical and research medical applications.

MNE 530 three credits
Simulation Modeling
Prerequisites: CIS 115, EGR 301 or equivalents
Fundamentals of building and analyzing computer simulation models in manufacturing and other systems. The course covers basic concepts in selection and formulation of systems for computer simulation, using simulation software to build simulation models, and employing statistical techniques to interpret outputs of simulation models. Students will work in teams to define and analyze practical cases.

MNE 531 three credits
Advanced Dynamics
Prerequisites: EGR 242, EGR 301 or equivalents
Course of study of technologically useful topics from dynamics, such as: three dimensional motion of rigid bodies; dynamics of flexible rotors and linkages; balancing of machinery and non-linear forces and stability. Variational methods and numerical techniques will be introduced.

MNE 532 three credits
Advanced Robotics
Prerequisite: MNE 482 or equivalent
Advanced course in kinematics, dynamics and control of robots. Topics covered include: trajectory generation, position and force control of open chain and closed chain manipulators, kinematic redundancy, link flexibility, artificial intelligence and integration of industrial robots in integrated manufacturing systems.

MNE 533 three credits
Manufacturing Automation
Prerequisite: MNE 345 or equivalent
Study of the different components of an automated manufacturing system. Design of the hardware and software used in the different manufacturing systems. Analysis, modeling, performance and economics of flexible manufacturing systems and flexible manufacturing cells. Design of parts to facilitate automatic assembly.

MNE 534 three credits
Advanced Vibrations
Prerequisites: EGR 242, EGR 301
Vibration of structures and machine components, free and forced vibrations, damped vibrations, normal modes, critical speeds, non-linear systems techniques, phase plane and function description methods.

MNE 535 three credits
Advanced Statistical Control Theory
Prerequisite: EGR 301
Statistical principles and methods in statistical process control and quality improvement, which include sampling and descriptive statistics, distributions, point and interval estimations, statistical hypothesis testing; basic and advanced methods in statistical process control (SPC) and process capability analysis which covers Shewhart control chart for variables and attributes, process control chart for short runs, Cusum and EWMA charts, multivariate process monitoring and control.

MNE 536 three credits
Advanced Control Theory
Prerequisite: MNE 466 or equivalent
Advanced course in design of control systems. Topics covered include: input-output and state space description; controlability and observability of multi-input multi-output systems; pole placement; observer design and separation principle; linear quadratic optimal control; non-linear systems and linearization; Lyapunov stability theory; application to electromechnical systems.

MNE 537 three credits
Manufacturing Systems Design
Prerequisite: MNE 345 or equivalent
Advanced topics in manufacturing systems design and analysis with emphasis on modeling and integration methodologies. Specific topics include production flow analysis, group technology, manufacturing cell design, facilities location and work design, material handling systems and automated guided vehicles, flexible manufacturing systems, and systems evaluation. Term design projects are required using computer and software tools.

MNE 538 three credits
Manufacturing Planning and Control
Prerequisite: EGR 301 or equivalent
Advanced topics in manufacturing production planning and control with emphasis on design and resource utilization. Specific topics include operations planning and control, linear programming, capacity planning, resource material planning, inventory control, project scheduling, and manufacturing cost analysis. Term design projects are required using computer and software tools.

MNE 539 three credits
Engineering Optimization
Prerequisite: EGR 301 or equivalent
Advanced topics in engineering optimization with emphasis on the algorithm and applications. Specific topics include linear and nonlinear optimization, mathematical modeling, constrained optimality criteria, transformation methods, constrained direct search, quadratic approximation methods for constrained problems, and comparison of constrained optimization methods. Term design projects are required using computer and software tools.

MNE 540 three credits
Advanced Simulation Modeling
Prerequisites: MNE 530 and good knowledge of a computer programming language
Verification, validation, and statistical analysis of the inputs and outputs of simulation models. Topics include determination of the simulation run lengths, building and analyzing confidence intervals, variance reduction techniques, comparison of systems performance, experimental designs and simulation optimization.

MNE 542 three credits
Convective Heat Transfer
Prerequisite: MNE 411 or equivalent
Boundary layer flow problems: laminar and turbulent plows. Thermal boundary layer plows. Dimensional analysis. Forced convection problems. Free convection problems. Duct flows. Boiling and Condensation. Special convection problems. Heat Exchange Design. Applications.

MNE 551 three credits
Compressible Fluid Flow
Prerequisite: MNE 431 or equivalent
Conservation laws. Wave propagation in compressible media. Isentropic flow. Normal and oblique shock waves. Prandt-Meyer flow. Converging-diverging nozzles and supersonic diffuses. Supersonic oblique shock diffuses. Exit flow for underexpanded and overexpanded supersonic nozzles. Fanne line flow. Rayleigh line flow.

MNE 552 three credits
Computational Fluid Mechanics
Prerequisite: MNE 504
Solutions to Navier-Stokes equations. Finite difference methods: Lax-Wendroff, MacCormack, Rusanov, implicit, forward-time and centered-method, leap-frog/ Dufort-Frankel, ADI, predictor-corrector methods. Grid generation. Accuracy and convergence.

MNE 560 three credits
Methods of Experimental Research
Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Need and subject matter of research. Laws, truths, analogy and hypothesis. Identifying and clustering parameters. Use of models. Experimental setup. Induction, deduction, statistics, and conclusions. Presentation and use of finding
MNE 570 three credits
Reading and Research
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and approval of students graduate committee
Independent study under faculty supervision. Intensive literature search culminating in a technical report. Oral presentation at the option of the faculty.

MNE 580 six credits
Masters Thesis
Prerequisites: Graduate standing, Thesis Option, and approval of the students Graduate Committee
Thesis research on an experimental or theoretical project in mechanical engineering under a faculty advisor. A formal thesis must be submitted to fulfill the course requirements.

MNE 590 six credits
Masters Project
Prerequisites: Graduate standing, Project Option, and approval of the students Graduate Committee Project research in conjunction with industry under a faculty advisor.
A formal report must be submitted to fulfill the course requirements.

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