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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2015–2017 School of Engineering Course Listing Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 650  

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 650
14:650:215 Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting and Machining (1) Personal computer-aided drafting, geometric construction techniques, orthographic projections, auxiliary views, sectional views, oblique and isometric views, library symbols, and 3-D modeling and viewing.
14:650:231 Mechanical Engineering Computational Analysis and Design (3) Computational methods used in modeling mechanical engineering systems. Design project using the computer to judge engineering alternatives. Prerequisite: 14:440:127. 
14:650:291 Introduction to Mechanics of Materials (3) Stress and strain in elastic solids such as shafts and beams. Combined stresses; statically indeterminate beams. Prerequisite: 14:440:221 or 291.
14:650:298,299 Undergraduate Research for Sophomores (BA,BA)

This course seeks to expand student participation in research projects with mechanical and aerospace engineering faculty. It features high-quality interaction of students with faculty and access to appropriate facilities and other professional development opportunities.

Prerequisite: Permission of department.
14:650:312 Fluid Mechanics (3) Control volume concepts of mass, momentum, and energy transport. Hydrostatics, Euler's equations, potential flow, Navier Stokes equations, turbulence, and boundary layer theory. Prerequisites: 14:440:222 or 292; and 01:640:244 or 292 or 50:640:314.
14:650:342 Design of Mechanical Components (3) Design philosophy; stress and deflection analysis; energy methods; theories of failure; fatigue; bearings; design of such mechanical elements as springs, weldments, and gears. Prerequisites: 14:650:231; and 14:650:291 or 14:180:243; and 14:440:222 or 292.
14:650:349 Mechanical Engineering Measurements Laboratory (1) Laboratory experience in use of instrumentation. Prerequisite: 14:332:373. Corequisite: 14:650:350.
14:650:350 Mechanical Engineering Measurements (3) Theory of instrumentation, selection, calibration, use of instruments. Error analysis. Sensors, signal conditioners, data acquisition, and processing systems. Design project.
14:650:351 Thermodynamics (3) Fundamental concepts, First Law, reversibility, Second Law, entropy, properties of fluids and perfect gases, processes, cycles, general equations, and mixtures. Prerequisites: 01:640:244 and (01:750:272 or 227) and (01:750:273 or 228).
14:650:361 Introduction to Mechatronics (3) Emphasizes integration of analog electronics, digital electronics, sensors and transducers, actuators, and microprocessors for mechanical and aerospace systems. Lectures provide students with foundation concepts in mechatronics and practical familiarity with common elements that make up mechatronic systems. Mathematical modeling of electromechanical systems and basic PID controller design are discussed. Laboratory experiments give the students hands-on experience with components and measurement equipment used in the design of mechatronic systems. Prerequisites: 01:640:152, 01:640:244, and 01:750:227.
14:650:388 Computer-Aided Design in Mechanical Engineering (3) Computer-aided design (CAD) applications of analysis, synthesis, and design. Automated drafting and higher-order programming languages. Development of general-purpose functions, components, and command files. Hands-on experience on CAD stations. Lec. 2 hrs., lab. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: 14:650:215.
14:650:398,399 Undergraduate Research for Juniors (BA,BA)

This course seeks to expand student participation in research projects with mechanical and aerospace engineering faculty. It features high-quality interaction of students with faculty and access to appropriate facilities and other professional development opportunities.

Prerequisite: Permission of department.
14:650:401 Mechanical Control Systems (3) Dynamic analysis of mechanical, electromechanical, thermal, hydraulic, and pneumatic feedback control systems. Prerequisites: 14:440:222 or 292; and 01:640:244 or 292 or 50:640:314.
14:650:431,432 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I,II (2,2) Comprehensive experiments in fluid dynamics, acoustics, heat transfer, power systems, and dynamic mechanical systems. Preparation of test procedure, data analysis, and presentation of results and conclusions. Lab. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: 14:650:312, 342, 349, 350, 351.
14:650:433 Aerospace Engineering Laboratory (2) Comprehensive experiments in fluid dynamics, heat transfer, acoustics, power systems, and dynamic mechanical systems. Preparation of test procedure, data analysis, and presentation of reports and conclusion. Lab. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: 14:650:312, 349, 350, 351.  
14:650:435 Energy Laboratory (2)

In this lab, the students will have hands-on experience and knowledge to start up and troubleshoot a fuel cell system. The students will learn basic fuel cell systems in theory and practice, and will be able to evaluate the fuel cell characteristics and performance. Designing, analyzing, and evaluating components of a fuel cell system will be also included in the lab.

Lab. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: 14:650:312, 342, 349, 350, 351.
14:650:443 Vibrations and Controls (3) Mechanical vibration, vibration isolation, and critical speeds. Balancing of rotating and reciprocating machinery. Feedback control systems. Prerequisites: 14:440:222 or 292; and 01:640:421 and 14:650:291.
14:650:447 Probabilistic Models in Mechanical and Aerospace Systems (3) Probabilistic concepts and modeling in mechanical design and analysis. Reliability of mechanical systems. Introduction to turbulence modeling. Introduction to computational aspects. Design project. Prerequisite: 01:640:421.
14:650:449 Introduction to Mechanics of Composite Materials (3) Particle and fiber-reinforced composites, stress-strain relations of anisotropic materials, tensor transformation, derivation of effective moduli of composites from those of the constituents, cross-ply/angle-ply laminates, symmetric/antisymmetric laminates, and engineering applications. Prerequisite: 14:650:291.
14:650:451 Vehicle Dynamics (3) Performance, handling, and ride of ground vehicles. Tires, slip and traction, braking, aerodynamic effects, and steering. Prerequisite: 14:440:222 or 292.
14:650:455 Design of Mechanisms (3) Motion analysis. Centrodes, analytical representation of plane motion, Euler-Savary equation, Bobillier's theorem. Linkages and cams. Two- and three-position syntheses, Freudenstein's method, and optimal methods. Design project. Prerequisite: 14:440:222 or 292.
14:650:458 Aerospace Structures (3) Load factors, stresses and deformations in thin-walled members, shear center, torsion of single-cell and multicell structures, and analysis of aircraft components. Prerequisite: 14:650:291.
14:650:459 Aerospace Propulsion (3) Theory of air-breathing and rocket engines. Propulsion performance parameters and mission requirements. Operation of diffusers, combustors, rockets, and jet engines. Design project. Prerequisites: 14:650:312, 351.
14:650:460 Aerodynamics (3) Circulation and lift, Kutta-Joukowski theorem, thin airfoil theory, finite wing theory, induced drag, static and dynamic longitudinal and lateral stability and control. Design project. Prerequisites: 14:650:312, 351.
14:650:461 Internal Combustion Engines (3) Thorough analysis of reciprocating engines and gas turbines. Fuel characteristics. Pollutant formation and control. Combustion and lubrication. Prerequisite: 14:650:351.
14:650:462 Power Plants (3) Current theory and practice of cycles and design of equipment for the generation of power in central stations and industrial power plants. Design projects. Prerequisite: 14:650:351.
14:650:463 Compressible Fluid Dynamics (3) Integral form of conservation laws. One-dimensional compressible flow with friction and heat. Normal and oblique shock waves. Prandtl-Meyer expansion. Differential form of conservation laws. Unsteady wave motion. 2-D subsonic, supersonic, and hypersonic flow. Prerequisite: 14:650:312.
14:650:465 Orbital Mechanics (3) Rocket principle and performance; staging; trajectories in central force field; orbit transfer; reentry dynamics and heating. Prerequisites: 14:650:312 and 351.
14:650:467-468 Design and Manufacturing I,II (2,2) Senior design project to be completed in fall and spring of the final year. Group project under the direction of a faculty adviser. Prerequisites: For 467: 14:650:231 and 342 and 388; for 468: 14:650:467.
14:650:471 Introduction to Musculoskeletal Mechanics (3) Introduction to motion-actuating, force-generating, and load-supporting mechanisms in musculoskeletal system, as explained from basic engineering principles. Elucidation of function-structure relationships from both ultrastructural and mechanical analyses. Experimental and analytical approaches to solve realistic orthopedic and recreational problems.
14:650:472 Biofluid Mechanics (3) Basic introduction to fluid mechanics and heat and mass transport in biological systems. Emphasis on the study of models and applications of biofluid flows in physiological processes occurring in human blood circulation and underlying physical mechanisms from an engineering perspective, and on chemical and physical transport processes with applications toward the development of drug delivery systems, bioartificial organs, and tissue engineering. Prerequisite: 14:650:312 or 14:125:303 or 14:155:303.
14:650:473 Design of Assistive Devices (3) Overview of assistive devices; mechanism design; actuator, sensor, and computer technology; human-machine interface and control; human factors; clinical considerations. Prerequisite: 14:650:342.
14:650:474 Alternative Energy Systems (3) Critical analysis of use of wasted energy; design parameters that influence the performance of wind, geothermal, solar, fuel cell, and biomass alternative energy systems; and the challenges associated with incorporation of these systems into the United States' current infrastructure. Prerequisite: 14:650:351.
14:650:477 Environmental Control of Buildings (3) Methods of controlling temperature and humidity in buildings and homes. Load calculations. Use of DOE-2.1 or other computer simulation in HVAC design project. Prerequisite: 14:650:351. Pre- or corequisite: 14:650:481.
14:650:478 Mechanical Engineering Aspects of Electronic Packaging (3) Packaging of integrated circuits, printed circuit boards, and electronic equipment from consumer electronics and personal computers to large mainframe computers and telephone switching systems. Thermal analysis and design, stress analysis, shock and vibration, electrical analysis and design, materials, reliability, and failure mode analysis. Prerequisites: 14:650:342 and 351.
14:650:481 Heat Transfer (3) Theory of heat transfer by steady and transient conduction. Heat transfer by radiation. Convection of heat by fluid motion in external and internal flow. Combined heat transfer calculations. Prerequisites: 14:650:312, 351; 01:640:421.
14:650:485 Computing Environment (3) Prerequisites: 14:650:231 and 342.
14:650:491,492 Special Problems (3,3) Studies of special interest in aspects of mechanical and aerospace engineering. Prerequisite: Permission of department.
14:650:495 Internship in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (3) Provides students with the opportunity to practice and/or apply knowledge and skills in various mechanical engineering professional environments. Prerequisite: Permission of department; open to mechanical and aerospace engineering students only. Graded Pass/No Credit.
14:650:496,497 Co-op Internship in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (3,3) Provides a capstone experience to the student's undergraduate studies by integrating prior coursework into a working mechanical and aerospace engineering professional environment. Credits earned for the educational benefits of the experience and granted only for a continuous, six-month, full-time assignment. Prerequisite: Permission of department. Graded Pass/No Credit.
14:650:498,499 Undergraduate Research for Seniors (BA,BA)

This course seeks to expand student participation in research projects with mechanical and aerospace engineering faculty. It features high-quality interaction of students with faculty and access to appropriate facilities and other professional development opportunities.

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