Course introduces the student the fundamental principles of robotics and teaches how to control and program robotic systems. Basic robotic terminology will be given and kinematics will be taught. Dynamics and Robot Learning will be introduced. The aim of the course is to teach students not only how to write control code for classical robot tasks but also give them the ability to program robots so that they can learn and show intelligent behavior. The students will enhance their skills through projects/labs involving robotic systems relevant to the course content.
ME 512 Finite Element Analysis and Engineering Applications
The basic mathematical theory of the finite element method is covered with related computational algorithms and computer implementation details. It is intended primarily for graduate students interested either in developing skills in the numerical solution of engineering problems, or in developing their basic skills in the finite element methodology. The course will emphasize the solution of real life problems using the finite element method underscoring the importance of the choice of the proper mathematical model, discretization techniques and element selection criteria. Finally, students will learn how to judge the quality of the numerical solution and improve accuracy in an efficient manner by optimal selection of solution variables. The course material described above is complemented by a balanced set of theoretical and computational assignments.
ME 517 Introduction to Mechatronics
This is an introductory course on Mechatronics. The course teaches the design of mechatronic systems which integrate mechanical, electrical, and control systems engineering. Topics include simulation and design of systems with sensors, controllers and actuators, and of system elements including common sensors, actuators and various electronic controllers. Labs will cover topics such as microcontrollers, quantization, digital logic, encoder interfacing, power amplifiers, and motor control. The labs make students use simulation tools and program real-time control systems.
ME 518 Computational fluid Dynamics
This course provide students:
Examples of contemporary applications of CFD in engineering and scientific practice,
Physical and mathematical fundamentals of CFD,
Computational strategies for solving fluid dynamics problems ,
Application of STAR-CCM+ CFD software package for the solution of engineering problems.
ME 522 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
After successful completion of the course, the learner is expected to be able to:
Know the fundamental theoretical, experimental and numerical methods (approaches) used in the field of fluid mechanics
Analyze fluid dynamics problem systematically by using appropriate methods
Design a set-up for experimental or numerical flow investigations
Have insight into the boundary layer flows, turbulent flows, multi-phase flows and micro-fluid mechanics
Analyze, present and communicate the results of a complex engineering problem.
ME 525 Advanced Heat Transfer
In this course, fundamentals of three modes of heat transfer will be thought and solution approaches (numerical and analytical) will be discussed. In addition, details of multiphase flow such as boiling heat transfer, thin film evaporation and multiphase flows will be studied. Application of this knowledge to practical applications by means of case studies will be studied by student teams.
ME 526 Heat Transfer in Electronics Components
In this course heat transfer in electronics will be taught. Fundamentals of electronics packaging, heat transfer through conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer will be dıscussed. Novel cooling technologies will be studied. Students will also have a brief exposure to numerical tools to utilize ın the case studies and term project.
ME 530 Materials Selection for Design
This course provides insight on the properties and applications of a wide variety of materials. Significant parameters affecting the physical and mechanical properties will be emphasized for proper selection of engineering materials using materials selection charts. Detailed treatment of mechanical properties including but not limited to strength, ductility, toughness and fracture behavior will be discussed.
ME 531 Materials and Engineering Design
The course will stress selection of materials to fulfill specific design and functional requirements, to guard against various failure mechanisms, and to meet design-manufacturing requirements. An integral part of this course is to provide the theoretical and science background for selection of materials used in engineered products and to provide practical guidelines for material selection in the design context.
ME 532 Mechanical Behavior of Materials
This course covers the processing-structure-property relations among various engineering materials. In this sense, damage mechanisms during elastic, viscoelastic and plastic deformation regimes in materials are covered. Students are taught fundamental principles such as strengthening mechanisms, fracture, impact, fatigue, creep and yielding limit of materials.
ME 537 Advanced Polymer Processing
Course reviews major processing methods for polymers and polymeric composites as related to the rheological behavior of the systems. Synthesis of polymers via industrial processes and the linear and nonlinear viscoelastic behavior of polymers with an emphasis on molecular and microstructure aspects are detailed. Solid state properties of amorphous and semi-crystalline polymers and physical and mechanical properties of polymers and polymer composites based on the preparation and microstructure are explained.
ME 554 Semiconductor Technology and Processing
The course details not only the manufacturing practice associated with the technologies used in silicon chip fabrication, but also the underlying scientific basis for those technologies. An integral part of this course is to provide the theoretical and science background for microelectronics technology and manufacturing to provide practical guidelines for the process flow and integration requirements.
ME 560 Dynamics and Vibration
Kinematics of particles having rectilinear, curvilinear and relative motions. Kinetics of particles by force-mass-acceleration, work-energy and impulse-momentum. Plane kinematics of rigid bodies for absolute and relative motions. Plane kinetics of rigid bodies by force-mass-acceleration, work-energy and impulse-momentum. For both discrete and continuous systems: derivation of equation of motions by Newtonian and energy methods, eigenvalue problem, free and forced response by modal analysis. Approximate methods for continuous systems.
ME 566 Coherent Energy Applications for Buildings
In this course building energy use will be discussed in depth. Different energy modalities for both the residential and industrial buildings and energy saving measures will be studied. Innovation in energy use and energy savings will be considered, different renewable energy concepts for buildings will be covered. The consideration of all these concepts in coherent way to reach optimum energy use is emphasized. These goals are to be quantified in terms of initial investment as well as in return in investment.
ME 571 Energy Efficient Solid State Lighting Systems
In this course, fundamentals of lighting systems, electronics, optical design concepts, materials and applications of SSL are studied. Students will also design an SSL system and they will utilize thermal and optical tools to design the SSL lamp ın the term project.
ME 591 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering I
Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering I
ME 592 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering II
Particular topics vary from term to term depending on the interests of the students and the specific field of the instructor.
ME 593 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering III
Particular topics vary from term to term depending on the interests of the students and the specialties of the instructor. The topic for Fall 2012 is “Biomaterials and Bio-interfaces”.
ME 596 Special Topic in Mechanical Engineering VI
Particular topics vary from term to term depending on the interests of the students and the specialties of the instructor. The topic for Spring 2014 is “Nano-scale Contact Mechanics”.
ME 670 M.Sc. Term Project
A substantial scientific demonstration Project
ME 680 Seminar
Participation at scientific seminars
ME 690 M.Sc. Thesis
ME 901/902/903 Fundamental Research I / II / III
Topics include assessment and detailed description of an open research problem, conducting an exhaustive literature survey on the topic, developing a solution to this problem using a novel technique and formulating an experimental, theoretical and/or simulation platform to assess the performance of the developed solution