Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
Mechanical Engineering (MEEG)
Joseph J. Rencis
Head of the Department
204 Mechanical Engineering Building.
- Distinguished Professors Saxena
- Professors Gordon, Jong, Malshe, Rencis, West
- Associate Professors Couvillion, Nutter, Roe, Springer, Tung, Zou
- Assistant Professors Huang, Spearot, Wejinya
- Instructor Davis
- Adjunct Professor Cole
- Adjunct Assistant Professors Batzer, Hamilton, Paulus, Reynolds
- Emeritus Professor Schmidt
The mechanical engineering program is designed to offer a high-quality course of instruction involving classroom, laboratory, and extracurricular activities that results in graduates who are qualified and prepared to meet the demands of a professional career in the present and future work place and be able to assume a responsible place of leadership in a complex technological society.
The mission of the department is three-fold:
- Teaching — To provide a high-quality educational experience for undergraduate and graduate students that enables them to become leaders in their chosen professions.
- Research — To create, explore, and develop innovations in engineering and science through undergraduate and graduate research.
- Service — To provide beneficial service to the local, state, national, and international industries and communities via educational, technical, entrepreneurial, and professional activities.
The courses offered in mechanical engineering provide the student with a broad understanding of fundamental scientific principles that serve as a background for many fields of specialization. The undergraduate curriculum is designed to stress basic engineering principles and to assist in developing creative thinking. Emphasis is placed on the science and art of designing machines and systems, of converting energy into useful forms, and developing a basic understanding of engineering mechanics. The undergraduate program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering; its educational objectives are to produce graduates who:
- effectively analyze and design mechanical systems and energy systems;
- contribute to economic development of Arkansas and the world through the practice of mechanical engineering;
- meet or exceed the needs and expectations of mechanical engineering employers in industry, government, and private practice;
- engage in professional activities that promote the mechanical engineering profession and provide continuing self-development, and
- succeed in graduate study and research, if pursued.
The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering curriculum includes, in addition to the humanities/social science elective courses, a total of 12 hours of technical and science electives. A student must select these electives with the approval of his or her adviser. It is expected that electives will be chosen to provide a coherent program within one or more areas of specialization or options available to mechanical engineers. Traditional areas of specialization are available in mechanical systems, materials, and energy systems. Other areas include pre-medical, management, and aerospace.
The first-year curriculum is essentially the same as prescribed for all engineering freshmen. The full curriculum follows, with the number of credit hours at the left, preceding course numbers and titles.
The Mechanical Engineering B.S.M.E. program is eligible for freshman students who want to participate in an Eight-Semester Degree Completion Program.
The following section contains the list of courses required for the degree and a suggested sequence. Not all courses are offered every semester, so students who deviate from the suggested sequence must pay careful attention to course scheduling and course prerequisites. Students interested in obtaining a sequencing schedule of courses may contact the Mechanical Engineering office.
University Core courses for engineering students are listed at the bottom of this page.
Either the science elective in the second semester of Year 1 or the science elective in the first semester of Year 2 must include PHYS 2074. Other science electives should be chosen from an approved list. See the Mechanical Engineering office.
3 ENGL 1013 Composition I
3 CHEM 1103 University Chemistry I
4 PHYS 2054 University Physics I
4 MATH 2554 Calculus I
1 GNEG 1111 Introduction to Engineering I
15 Semester hours
3 Humanities/Social Science Elective (History)
1 GNEG 1121 Introduction to Engineering II
4 MATH 2564 Calculus II
4 Freshman Science Elective (see note above)
3 ENGL 1023 Technical Composition II
15 Semester hours
0 MEEG 2100 Computer-Aided Design Competency
4 Science Elective (see note above)
4 MATH 2574 Calculus III
3 MEEG 2303 Introduction to Materials
3 MEEG 2003 Statics
14 Semester hours
4 MATH 3404 Differential Equations
3 MEEG 2013 Dynamics
3 MEEG 2403 Thermodynamics
3 MEEG 2703 Computer Methods in Mechanical Engineering
3 MEEG 2103 Introduction to Machine Analysis
16 Semester hours
3 MEEG 3013 Mechanics of Materials
3 MEEG 3113 Machine Dynamics and Controls
2 MEEG 3202L Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I
3 MEEG 3503 Mechanics of Fluids
3 ELEG 3903 Circuits and Machines
3 Humanities/Social Science Elective (Economics)
17 Semester hours
2 MEEG 3212L Mechanical Engineering Laboratory II
3 MEEG 4413 Heat Transfer
4 MEEG 4104 Machine Element Design
3 ELEG 3933 Circuits and Electronics
3 Technical/Science Elective
3 Humanities/Social Science elective (1000-2000 Level) from approved list
18 Semester hours
2 MEEG 4132 Professional Engineering Practice
1 MEEG 4131 Creative Project Design I
2 MEEG 4202L Mechanical Engineering Laboratory III
3 MEEG 4483 Thermal Systems Analysis and Design
3 Technical/Science Elective
3 Humanities/Social Science Elective (3000-4000 level) from approved list
14 Semester hours
3 MEEG 4133 Creative Project Design II
3 Technical/Science Elective
3 Technical/science Elective
3 Humanities/Social Science Elective (1000-2000 Level) from approved list
3 Humanities/Social Science Elective (3000-4000 Level) from approved list
15 Semester hours
124 Total hours
The University of Arkansas has adopted University Core Requirements (sometimes called State Minimum Core) of 35 semester-credit-hours of general education courses that are required of all baccalaureate degree candidates. This is in compliance with Arkansas Act 98 of 1989 and the subsequent action of the Arkansas State Board of Higher Education. Beginning in the fall semester of 1991, all state institutions of higher education in Arkansas have a 35-hour minimum core requirement with specified hours in each of six academic areas. The University and the College of Engineering have identified those courses that meet the minimum requirement, and they are listed in the chart below.
Students should consult the requirements for specific departments and programs when choosing courses for use in the University Core.
Every student in the College of Engineering is required to complete a minimum of 18 semester hours in the humanities and social sciences. Six semester hours must be at the 3000-level or above. A list of approved upper-level humanities/social science courses is available in departmental offices and the dean’s office.
No more than nine semester hours from any single discipline may be presented for degree credit. To meet the University Core requirements, the total number of hours (both upper level and lower level) in the fine arts/humanities courses must be at least six, and the social science hours must total at least nine (in addition to the U.S. history or government requirement). The six hours of courses at the 3000 and 4000 level may be in the fine arts and humanities area, the social science area, or divided between the two areas. Since some of the humanities and social science courses are specified in some of the curricula, e.g., ECON 2143 in chemical and mechanical engineering, the student should consult the curriculum of the department in which he or she is enrolled prior to selecting upper-level electives.
Specific University Core Requirements for Engineering Students
English – 6 hours
ENGL 1013 Composition I
ENGL 1023 Technical Composition II (ENGL 1023 Composition II may be taken in lieu of Technical Composition II)
Mathematics – 4 hours
MATH 2554 Calculus I
Science – 8 hours
PHYS 2054 University Physics I
PHYS 2074 University Physics II or
CHEM 1123, 1121L University Chemistry II
U.S. History or Government – 3 hours
HIST 2003 History of Amer. People or Government to 1877
HIST 2013 History of Amer. People 1877 to Present
PLSC 2003 American National Government
Fine Arts and Humanities – 6 hours
Social Sciences – 9 hours
Six hours of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences must be upper level courses (3000-4000 level). A list of approved courses is available in departmental offices.
The purpose of technical/science electives is to provide students with the opportunity to expand their education along lines of particular interest to them. The approved list of technical/science electives and selected courses for various options is available in the Mechanical Engineering department office.
Humanities/Social Science Electives
Students must follow strict guidelines in selecting humanity and social science electives. See mechanical engineering office for details.
MEEG2003 Statics (Sp, Su, Fa) Equilibrium and resultants of force systems in a plane and in space; analysis of structures, friction, centroids, moments of inertia, and virtual work method. Methods of analysis are emphasized. Corequisite: Drill component. Pre- or Corequisite: MATH 2574. Prerequisite: PHYS 2054.
MEEG2013 Dynamics (Sp, Su, Fa) Kinematics and kinetics of particle and of rigid bodies; work and energy; impulse and momentum, and special topics. Corequisite: Drill component. Prerequisite: MEEG 2003.
MEEG2100 Computer-aided Design Competency (Sp, Fa) Students entering the Mechanical Engineering Department are expected to possess basic competency in computer-aided design. Students need to pass a competency test. Deficiencies may be remedied through self-paced, computer-based instruction. Prerequisite: GNEG 1121 or GNEG 1121H or GNEG 1103.
MEEG2103 Introduction to Machine Analysis (Sp, Su) Introduction to kinematics and kinetics of mechanisms, static and dynamic forces, gears and cam design and analysis. Recitation three hours per week and drill one hour per week. Pre- or Corequisite: MEEG 2013. Prerequisite: PHYS 2074 and MEEG 2100.
MEEG2303 Introduction to Materials (Sp, Fa) A study of chemical, physical, and electrical properties of materials using fundamental atomistic approach. The materials of interest are: metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites. The interactive relationship between structure, properties, and processing of materials will be emphasized. For various engineering applications. Corequisite: Drill component. Prerequisite: MATH 2554, PHYS 2054 and CHEM 1103.
MEEG2403 Thermodynamics (Sp, Su, Fa) A study of the 1st and 2nd laws of thermodynamics. Availability of energy, properties of liquids, gases, and vapors; nonflow and flow processes. Recitation 3 hours, drill 2 hours per week. Corequisite: Drill component. Prerequisite: PHYS 2054 and MATH 2564.
MEEG2703 Computer Methods in Mechanical Engineering (Sp, Su) Use of computers and programming for solving engineering problems. Basic numerical methods including errors, equation solution, matrices, optimization, regression, integration, and differential equations. Pre- or Corequisite: MATH 3404. Corequisite: Drill component.
MEEG3013 Mechanics of Materials (Sp, Su, Fa) Stress and deformation of members in tension, compression, torsion, and bending, and the design of these members. Columns, statically indeterminate beams, and simple connections. Drill component. Prerequisite: MEEG 2003.
MEEG3113 Machine Dynamics and Control (Su, Fa) The principles of kinematics and kinetics for rigid body motion from dynamics are reviewed and applied to machine components with the goal being to determine their impact on machine behavior and performance. The time varying forces created by the movement of machine components are used to describe the machine's vibrational motion and elementary control principles are introduced with the goal of describing how these motions might be reduced or eliminated. Corequisite: Drill component. Prerequisite: MEEG 2103 and MATH 3404.
MEEG3202L Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I (Sp, Fa) Introduction to measurement, uncertainty, data acquisition, and instrumentation with an emphasis in materials and manufacturing. Corequisite: Corequisite: Drill components. Pre or Corequisite: MEEG 3013. Prerequisite: MEEG 2303 and PHYS 2074
MEEG3212L Mechanical Engineering Laboratory II (Sp, Fa) Design and implementation of measurements, fabrication processes, data acquisition, and data analysis with emphasis in mechanical-design elements and mechanical systems. Corequisite: Drill component. Prerequisite: ELEG 3903, MEEG 3202L, MEEG 3503 and MEEG 3113.
MEEG3503 Mechanics of Fluids (Fa, Su) A study of fluids including properties, pressure forces, and field flow utilizing conservation of mass, conservation of energy, and momentum principles. Pre- or Corequisite: MATH 3404. Prerequisite: MEEG 2403.
MEEG4003 Intermediate Dynamics (Irregular) Review of central-force motion of spacecraft, use of rotating reference frames, Coriolis acceleration. Kinematics of rigid bodies in 3-D space: velocities and accelerations in different moving reference frames, addition theorem of angular accelerations. Kinetics of rigid bodies in 3-D space: eigenvalues and eigenvectors of inertia matrices, momentum and kinetic energy of a rigid body in 3-D motion, Euler's equations of motion; precession, nutation, and spin of a gyroscope; forced steady precession, torque free steady precession, space cone, and body cone. Prerequisite: MEEG 2013
MEEG4023 Composite Materials: Analysis and Design (Irregular) A study of fibrous composite materials with emphasis on mechanical behavior, synthesis, and application. Topics include macro- and micromechanical analysis lamina, lamina theory, failure analysis in design, and manufacturing techniques. Prerequisite: MEEG 3013.
MEEG4104 Machine Element Design (Sp, Su) Select design components commonly used in modern machines, principally for energy transmission. Students will be required to design a small system and present their design to the class. Prerequisite: MEEG 3013.
MEEG4104H Honors Machine Element Design (Sp, Su) Select design components commonly used in modern machines, principally for energy transmission. Students will be required to design a small system and present their design to the class. Advanced project required of honors students. Advanced project required. Prerequisite: MEEG 3013.
MEEG4123 Finite Element Methods I (Irregular) Introduction to the use of the finite element method in mechanical engineering analysis and design. Use of commercial software to solve thermal and mechanical problems. Pre- or Corequisite: MEEG 3013 and MEEG 4413.
MEEG4131 Creative Project Design I (Sp, Fa) Students will select a capstone design project, and each student group will prepare a formal written proposal on their project for presentation to a panel of judges. This group project will be carried to completion in MEEG 4133. Corequisite: MEEG 4132. Pre or Corequisite: ENGL 2003 and (MEEG 4103 or MEEG 4483). Prerequisite: Senior Standing.
MEEG4132 Professional Engineering Practices (Sp, Fa) Design proposal preparation, design codes, professional ethics, engineering economics, and the role of the engineer in society. Corequisite: MEEG 4131. Pre or Corequisite: ENGL 2003 and (MEEG 4103 or MEEG 4483). Prerequisite: Senior Standing.
MEEG4133 Creative Project Design II (Sp, Fa) Student groups will present their final capstone design proposal to a faculty panel and then carry out their project to completion. Each student group will make timely progress reports, complete their design project, and present their final report to a panel of judges. Prerequisite: MEEG 4131.
MEEG4202L Mechanical Engineering Laboratory III (Sp, Fa) Application of measurement techniques to mechanical engineering problems with an emphasis in thermal systems. Corequisite: Drill component. Pre- or corequisite: MEEG 4483. Prerequisite: MEEG 3212L and MEEG 4103.
MEEG4213 Control of Mechanical Systems (Irregular) Mathematical modeling for feedback control of dynamic mechanical systems with design techniques using LaPlace transforms, state variables, root locus, frequency analysis, and criteria for performance and stability. Prerequisite: MEEG 3113. (Same as ELEG 4403)
MEEG4233 Microprocessors in Mechanical Engineering I: Electromechanical Systems (Irregular) Microcomputer architectural, programming, and interfacing. Smart product design (microprocessor-based design). Control of DC and stepper motors and interfacing to sensors. Applications to robotics and real-time control. Mobile robot project. Digital and analog electronics are reviewed where required. Prerequisite: ELEG 3913.
MEEG4253 Introduction to Robotics (Fa) this course serves as an introduction to robotics. The course covers the historical development of robotics as a field, and as mechatronic systems, the importance of integrating sensors, actuators, effectors, and basic control (reactive, behavior-based, and hybrid) as well as briefly touching on robot learning and multi-robot systems. Prerequisite: MEEG 2703 and ELEG 3913.
MEEG4303 Materials Laboratory (Irregular) A study of properties, uses, testing, and heat treatment of basic engineering materials and related analytical techniques. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: MEEG 2303.
MEEG4303H Honors Materials Laboratory (Irregular) A study of properties, uses, testing, and heat treatment of basic engineering materials. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: MEEG 2303 and MEEG 3013.
MEEG4313 Introduction to Tribology (Irregular) A study of science and technology of interacting surfaces in relative motion. Topics include solid surface characterization, contact between solid surfaces, adhesion, friction, wear, lubrication, micro/nanotribology, friction and wear screening test methods, and tribological components and applications. Prerequisite: MEEG 3013 and MEEG 3503 or graduate standing.
MEEG4413 Heat Transfer (Sp, Su) Basic thermal energy transport processes; conduction, convection, and radiation; and the mathematical analysis of systems involving these processes in both steady and time-dependent cases. Prerequisite: MEEG 3503 and MEEG 2703.
MEEG4423 Power Generation (Irregular) Study of design and operational aspects of steam, gas, and combined cycle power plants. Brief study of Nuclear and Alternative energy systems. Prerequisite: MEEG 3503.
MEEG4433 Aerospace Propulsion (Irregular) Principles, operation, and characteristics of gas turbine and rocket engines. Brief study of novel spacecraft propulsion systems. Prerequisite: MEEG 3503.
MEEG4453 Industrial Waste and Energy Management (Irregular) Applications of thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and electric machinery to the analysis of waste streams and energy consumption for industrial facilities. Current techniques and technologies for waste minimization and energy conservation including energy-consuming systems and processes, utility rate analysis, economic analysis and auditing are taught. Prerequisite: MEEG 4413.
MEEG4473 Indoor Environmental Control (Irregular) Gives student a thorough understanding of the fundamental theory of air conditioning design for commercial buildings, including calculating heating and cooling loads along with the proper selection and sizing of air conditioning equipment. Prerequisite: MEEG 4413.
MEEG4483 Thermal Systems Analysis and Design (Su, Fa) Analysis design and optimization of thermal systems and components with examples from such areas as power generation, refrigeration, and propulsion, Availability loss characteristics of energy systems and availability conservation methods. Prerequisite: MEEG 4413.
MEEG4483H Honors Thermal Systems Analysis and Design (Su, Fa) Analysis design and optimization of thermal systems and components with examples from such areas as power generation, refrigeration, and propulsion. Availability loss characteristics of energy systems and availability conservation methods. Additional topics, with an additional design project and /or more rigorous approach to design projects for honors course. Advanced project required. Prerequisite: MEEG 4413
MEEG4493 Internal Combustion Engines (Irregular) Study of the design of internal combustion engines, including emissions and performance issues. Pre- or Corequisite: MEEG 3503.
MEEG4503 Introduction to Flight (Fa) The course will provide understanding in basic aerodynamics, airfoil design and characteristics, and flight control surfaces. Prerequisite: MATH 3404, MEEG 3503.
MEEG4503H Honors Introduction to Flight (Fa) The course will provide understanding in basic aerodynamics, airfoil design and characteristics, and flight control surfaces. Prerequisite: MATH 3404 and MEEG 3503.
MEEG4523 Astronautics (Irregular) Study of spacecraft design and operations. Prerequisite: MEEG 2013 and MEEG 2403 or consent of instructor.
MEEG4703 Mathematical Methods in Engineering (Irregular) Determinants, matrices, inverse of a matrix, simultaneous equations, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, coordinate transformations for matrices, diagonalization, square roots of a matrix, cryptography, and method of least squares. Vector algebra and calculus, Green's theorem, Strokes' theorem, and Gauss' divergence theorem. Index notation, epsilon-delta identity, and Cartesian tensors. Curvilinear coordinates, base vectors, and covariant and contravariant tensors. Applications to mechanics. Prerequisite: MATH 2574.
MEEG4903H Honors Mechanical Engineering Research (Sp, Fa) Independent research for mechanical engineering honors students. Prerequisite: Student must be enrolled in Honors Program.
MEEG491V Special Projects (Sp, Su, Fa) (1-6) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.
MEEG491VH Honors Special Projects (Sp, Su, Fa) (1-6)
MEEG5033 Advanced Mechanics of Materials I (Irregular) Combined stress, theories of failure, thick-walled cylinders, bending of unsymmetrical sections, torsion in noncircular section, plate stresses, and strain energy analysis. Prerequisite: MEEG 2013 and MEEG 3013.
MEEG5103 Structural Dynamics (Irregular) The forced and random vibration response of complex structural systems are studied through the use of the finite element method. Computational aspects of these problems are discussed and digital computer applications undertaken. Prerequisite: MEEG 3113 and MEEG 4103 and graduate standing.
MEEG5113 Modal Analysis Methods (Irregular) Fundamental concepts of both analytical and experimental modal analysis methods are examined and applied to the study of complex structural systems. Computational aspects of these problems are discussed, and digital computer applications undertaken with experimental verification. Prerequisite: MEEG 5103 and graduate standing.
MEEG5123 Finite Elements Methods II (Irregular) Development and application of finite element (FE) methods used to solve transient and two-dimensional boundary value problems. Applications are taken from solid and fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and acoustics. Emphasis is placed on the FE methodology in order to make accessible the research literature and commercial software manuals, and to encourage responsible use and interpretation of FE analysis. Prerequisite: MEEG 4123 and graduate standing or consent.
MEEG5143 Advanced Machine Design (Su) Application of advanced topics such as probability theory, fracture mechanics, and computer methods to the design and analysis of complex mechanical systems. Prerequisite: MEEG 4103 and graduate standing.
MEEG5203 Robot Modeling and Simulation (Sp) This is a graduate level course in Robotics dealing with the behavioral study of robots. Topics covered in this course will include but not limited to the following: mathematical modeling of robots, rigid motions and homogeneous transformation, forward/inverse kinematics of robots, velocity kinematics, path and trajectory planning, robot dynamics, joint control, PD/PID control, and multivariable control. Advanced topics may include passivity-based motion control, geometric nonlinear control, computer vision, vision-based control, and sensor fusion. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in MEEG or ELEG and consent of the instructor.
MEEG5253 Bio-Mems (Sp) Topics include the fundamental principles of microfluidics, Navier-Stokes Equation, bio/abio interfacing technology, bio/abio hybrid integration of microfabrication technology, and various biomedical and biological problems that can be addressed with microfabrication technology and the engineering challenges associated with it. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: MEEG 3503 or CVEG 3213 or CHEG 2133. (Same as BENG 5253)
MEEG5263 Introduction to Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (Fa) A study of mechanics and devices on the micro scale. Course topics will include: introduction to micro scales, fundamentals of microfabrication, surface and bulk micromachining, device packaging, device reliability, examples of micro sensors and actuators. Recitation three hours per week.
MEEG5273 Electronic Packaging (Irregular) 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. Credit cannot be earned for both MEEG 5273 and ELEG 5273. Prerequisite: (ELEG 3213 or ELEG 3913) and MATH 3404. (Same as ELEG 5273)
MEEG5303 Physical Metallurgy (Irregular) Physical and chemical properties of solids and the application of materials in commerce. Prerequisite: MEEG 2303.
MEEG5323 Physical and Chemical Vapor Deposition Processes (Irregular) Fundamental principles of materials behavior in the deposition of films by PVD/CVD. Topics include kinetic theory of gases, statistical mechanics, plasmas, diagnostics, reaction rate theory, nucleation and growth, crystal structures and defects in thin films, advanced characterization techniques for thin films, and applications in microelectronics, tribology, corrosion, bio- and nano-materials. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Engineering or consent of instructor.
MEEG5333 Introduction to Tribology (Irregular) A study of science and technology of interacting surfaces in relative motion. Topics include solid surface characterization, contact between solid surfaces, adhesion, friction, wear, lubrication, micro/nanotribology, friction and wear screening test methods, and tribological components and applications. Students may not earn credit for both MEEG 5333 and MEEG 4313. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
MEEG5403 Advanced Thermodynamics (Sp) An in-depth review of classical thermodynamics, including availability analysis, combustion, and equilibrium, with an introduction to quantum mechanics and statistical thermodynamics. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Engineering or consent of instructor.
MEEG5423 Statistical Thermodynamics (Irregular) Concepts and techniques for describing high temperature and chemically reactive gases from a molecular point of view. Introductory kinetic theory, chemical thermodynamics, and statistical mechanics applied. Prerequisite: MEEG 2403 and MATH 2574.
MEEG5433 Combustion (Irregular) Introduction to combustion of solid, liquid, and gaseous fuels. Equilibrium and kinetics of hydrocarbon oxidation, laminar and turbulent flames, premixed and non-premixed combustion processes, ignition, quenching, stability, emissions and diagnostics. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Engineering or consent of instructor.
MEEG5453 Advanced Heat Transfer (Fa) More in-depth study of topics covered in MEEG 4413, Heat Transfer, and coverage of some additional topics. Prerequisite: MEEG 4413 or CHEG 3143 or equivalent.
MEEG5473 Radiation Heat Transfer (Even years, Su) Spectral analysis, radiant exchange in gray and non-gray enclosures, gas radiation, and multi-mode heat transfer. Prerequisite: MEEG 5453 or equivalent.
MEEG5503 Advanced Fluid Dynamics I (Sp) A basic survey of the characteristics of fluid flow under a variety of conditions with examples. Begins with a derivation of the Navier-Stokes equations and an evaluation of the dimensionless groups found from these equations. Topics to be covered include viscous laminar and turbulent boundary layers, jets and wakes, Stokes flow, inviscid flows with and without free surfaces and turbulence. Prerequisite: MEEG 3503 and MATH 3404.
MEEG5533 Fundamentals of Aerodynamics (Irregular) A study of external-flow fluid mechanics applied to Aerodynamics. Topics include integral and differential forms of the basic fluid equations (continuity, momentum, and energy), potential flow, and supersonic flow. Prerequisite: MEEG 3503 and MEEG 4503.
MEEG5733 Advanced Numerical Methods (Irregular) Numerical methods for the solution of linear and non-linear ordinary and partial differential equations; initial and boundary value problems; one-step and multi-step methods; predominantly finite difference but also finite element and control volume techniques; and computer applications. Graduate standing in Engineering or consent of instructor.
MEEG590V Research (Sp, Su, Fa) (1-6) Fundamental or applied research. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
MEEG591V Special Problems (Sp, Su, Fa) (1-6) Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.
MEEG600V Master's Thesis (Sp, Su, Fa) (1-6) Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
MEEG6800 Graduate Seminar (Sp, Fa) A periodic seminar devoted to mechanical engineering research topics. Course includes letter grades A, B, C, D, and F as well as CR.
MEEG700V Doctoral Dissertation (Sp, Su, Fa) (1-18) Prerequisite: Candidacy.