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ME 19800 - PMEA Leadership Program
Credit Hours: 1.00. A weekly seminar that includes topics such as leadership, professional skills, teamwork, and the Mechanical Engineering culture. Students will utilize these skills while representing Mechanical Engineering to current and prospective students, alumni, donors, and other visitors to the school.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times

Learning Outcomes: 1. Able to function effectively with a student run team whose members create a collaborative and inclusive environment, plan events, and meet the objectives of the ME Undergraduate Program. 2. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences. 3. Develop a personal philosophy of leadership that includes an understanding of self, others, and community.


ME 19900 - How Stuff Works
Credit Hours: 1.00. An introduction to Mechanical Engineering for First-Year Engineering students interested in exploring a career in ME. The course is student-led and involves a mix of presentations from successful alumni about their chosen careers coupled with fun hands-on experiences related to the invited industries leading to a better understanding of the broad career opportunities available to students with an ME degree. Little or no mechanical experience is required. A variety of common products are dissected to learn the underlying engineering design and fabrication fundamentals. Students are also introduced to the standard engineering terminology used in common products.
0.000 OR 1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Laboratory Preparation

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Learn from successful alumni about their career paths and common products that they have helped to design and market. 2. Become familiar with common products and how they work. 3. Gain hands-on experience and develop your mechanical aptitude by dissecting products, studying the basic engineering and operation of the products and reassembling the products. 4. Become familiar with common engineering terminology used in describing the various parts and assemblies of products.


ME 20000 - Thermodynamics I
Credit Hours: 3.00. First and second laws of thermodynamics, entropy, reversible and irreversible processes, properties of pure substances. Application to engineering problems.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Credit By Exam, Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      PU Fort Wayne
      IUPUI
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Provide a thorough understanding of the basic concepts of thermodynamics, (i.e., 1st and 2nd law). 2. Apply the basic concepts of thermodynamics to the solution of practical problems. 3. Develop a systematic approach to problem-solving skills. 4. Cultivate a strong work ethic in students.


ME 26300 - Introduction To Mechanical Engineering Design, Innovation And Entrepreneurship
Credit Hours: 3.00. The product design process. Development of product design specifications using customer inputs, benchmarking, product/market research and patent review. Concept generation and evaluation using brainstorming, functional decomposition, modeling and decision matrices. Detailed product design including assembly, economic analysis, CAD, and bill of materials. Oral and written design reviews. Key skills developed include teamwork, communication, project planning, innovation, design, and entrepreneurship.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture, Practice Study Observation

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Instill the philosophy that real engineering design problems are open-ended and multifaceted. 2. Teach a systemic design methodology. 3. Provide guidance in applying engineering principles to open-ended problems. 4. Develop the ability to mathematically model and analyze engineering systems. 5. Sharpen skills in leadership, teamwork, communication, project planning, innovation, design and entrepreneurship. 6. Instill a philosophy of professional and ethical behavior. 7. Provide a foundation for the rest of the mechanical engineering curriculum and future careers.


ME 27000 - Basic Mechanics I
Credit Hours: 3.00. Vector operations, forces and couples. Free body diagrams, equilibrium of a particle and of rigid bodies. Distributed forces. Centers of gravity and centroids. Friction. Trusses, frames, and machines. Internal reactions resulting from axial, shear, torsional, and bending loading. Stress and strain analyses and elementary failure criteria.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Credit By Exam, Dept Credit, Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      IUPUI
      West Lafayette


ME 27400 - Basic Mechanics II
Credit Hours: 3.00. Review and extension of particle motion to include energy and momentum principles. Planar kinematics of rigid bodies. Kinetics for planar motion of rigid bodies, including equations of motion and principles of energy and momentum. Three-dimensional kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies. Linear vibrations, with emphasis on single-degree-of-freedom systems.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Credit By Exam, Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      IUPUI
      West Lafayette


ME 28500 - Industrial Practice I
Credit Hours: 0.00. Professional practice of engineering in industry. Comprehensive written report of this experience required. For cooperative program students only.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Experiential

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Coop, Full-Time Privileges, Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      PU Fort Wayne
      West Lafayette


ME 28600 - Industrial Practice II
Credit Hours: 0.00. Professional practice of engineering in industry. Comprehensive written report of this experience required. For cooperative program students only.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Experiential

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Coop, Full-Time Privileges, Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      PU Fort Wayne
      West Lafayette


ME 29000 - Global Engineering Professional Seminar
Credit Hours: 1.00. Forum on contemporary issues in the global profession of mechanical engineering. Professionalism and ethics. Interactions with engineering faculty and with professionals outside the University. Quizzes on assigned readings in the areas of globalization, cultural difference and collaborating across cultural boundaries. Individually developed professional profiles describe technical interests and convey awareness of ethical responsibilities in global context.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Justice-Eqty-Divrsty-Inclusion, Lower Division, GTC-Science, Tech & Society, UC-Science, Tech & Society

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Provide a solid foundation in global engineering skills. 2. Introduce the in global engineering community and encourage active involvement with professional associations such as ASME and SAE to develop teamwork and leadership skills. 3. Explore the ME Curriculum and identify resources available for planning a academic program including global literacies (language and area studies) and for obtaining diverse industrial experience appropriate for developing global competencies. 4. Support the development of a strong ethical framework for global professional workplace, including an appreciation for cultural differences, as a responsible member of the global engineering community.


ME 29199 - Cooperative Experience I
Credit Hours: 0.00. Professional experience in mechanical engineering. Program coordinated by school with cooperation of participating employers. Students submit summary report and company evaluation. Professional Practice students only. Permission of department required.
0.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Experiential

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Coop, Full-Time Privileges, Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Apply knowledge to identifying and solving problems in the professional context. 2. Advance skills related to professional preparation, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and teamwork. 3. Increase understanding of the profession and practice, basic industry principles, and principles and practice of ethical responsibility in professional work.


ME 29299 - Cooperative Experience II
Credit Hours: 0.00. Professional experience in mechanical engineering. Program coordinated by school with cooperation of participating employers. Students submit summary report and company evaluation. Professional Practice students only. Permission of department required.
0.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Experiential

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Coop, Full-Time Privileges, Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Apply knowledge to identifying and solving problems in the professional context. 2. Advance skills related to professional preparation, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and teamwork. 3. Increase understanding of the profession and practice, basic industry principles, and principles and practice of ethical responsibility in professional work.


ME 29601 - Experimental Courses
Credit Hours: 0.00 to 6.00. Experimental classes offered at the freshman or sophomore level on a temporary basis to test the viability of offering the course on a permanent basis.
0.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Lower Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ME 29700 - Mechanical Engineering Sophomore Projects
Credit Hours: 0.00 to 6.00. Projects or special topics of contemporary importance can be studied under the Mechanical Engineering Projects course. Interested students should seek a faculty advisor by meeting with individual faculty members who work in their area of special interest. Students submit a summary report. Permission of instructor required.
0.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Laboratory, Laboratory Preparation, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Lower Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ME 30000 - Thermodynamics II
Credit Hours: 3.00. Properties of gas mixtures, air-vapor mixtures, applications. Thermodynamics of combustion processes, equilibrium. Energy conversion, power, and refrigeration systems.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ME 30800 - Fluid Mechanics
Credit Hours: 3.00. Continuum description, velocity field, fluid statics, manometers, basic conservation laws for systems and control volumes, dimensional analysis. Bernoulli's equation along a streamline and with head losses. Flow over submerged bodies, boundary layers. Viscous flows in pipes, turbomachinery, system performance. One-dimensional gas dynamics.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Develop the ability to identify and classify the various types of flows one may encounter. 2. Develop (from rigorous first principles) the control volume formulation of the basic laws with emphasis on conservation of mass and Newton's 2nd law. 3. Apply the control volume formulation of the basic laws to model physical systems.


ME 30801 - Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
Credit Hours: 1.00. This course is the lab component of an already established ME 30900 Fluid Mechanics (4 cr) course, which is now being split into an ME 30800 (3 cr) Fluid Mechanics lecture course, and the material covered in this new ME 30801 (1 cr) Fluid Mechanical Laboratory. The content of both of these courses remains unchanged. The splitting of the lab from the lecture will enable better enrollment load balancing in the existing ME undergraduate laboratory facilities. Details of this new laboratory are outlined in the appended material below.
0.000 OR 1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Laboratory Preparation

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Know physical experiments in fluid mechanics. 2. Know application of fluid mechanics theory and fundamental concepts to measuring and analyzing fluid systems and flows. 3. Learn a laboratory design project on a flow system reinforces the design process.


ME 31500 - Heat And Mass Transfer
Credit Hours: 4.00. Fundamentals of heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation; mass transfer by convection. Relevance to engineering applications.
0.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture, Practice Study Observation
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ME 32300 - Mechanics Of Materials
Credit Hours: 3.00. Integrated approach to mechanics of materials emphasizing mechanics fundamentals as applied to machine design applications. Stress and strain in machine elements; mechanical properties of materials; extension, torsion, and bending of members; thermal stress; pressure vessels; static indeterminacy, stress transformation, Mohr's circle.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Credit By Exam, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ME 32301 - Mechanics Of Materials Laboratory
Credit Hours: 1.00. Experimental methods and techniques employed for the measurement of mechanical properties and evaluation of mechanical structures. Application of mechanics of materials and fundamental concepts to measuring and analyzing mechanical structures. A laboratory design project on mechanical structures.
0.000 OR 1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Laboratory Preparation

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Credit By Exam, Dept Credit, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits

Learning Outcomes: 1. Conduct simple experiments and analyze data. 2. Enhance systematic problem-solving skills and sharpen written-communication skills through short technical laboratory memos. 3. Complete a design project on a mechanical structure.


ME 35200 - Machine Design I
Credit Hours: 4.00. Introduction to the principles of design and analysis of machines and machine components. Design for functionality, motion, force, strength, and reliability. Review of fatigue failure theories and analysis of fatigue stresses. Laboratory experience provides open-ended projects to reinforce the design process.
0.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lab 1, Laboratory, Lecture, Practice Study Observation

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ME 35400 - Machine Design
Credit Hours: 3.00. Design, analysis, and selection of machine components for fluctuating loading. Application of design fundamentals to mechanical components and integration of components to form systems. Open-ended design projects reinforce the design process.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Apply Statics, Dynamics, and Strength of Materials to the realization of machine components. 2. Understand fatigue failure mechanisms 3. Apply fatigue failure theories to create reliable mechanical components. 4. Select standard machine components and materials. 5. Enhance problem-solving and communication skills through design projects.


ME 35401 - Machine Design Laboratory
Credit Hours: 1.00. Physical experiments on static and fatigue failure of mechanical parts. Application of failure theories to design of mechanical components and systems. Open-ended design projects to reinforce the design process.
0.000 OR 1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Practice Study Observation

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Experiment on static and fatigue failure. 2. Compare theory with physical experiments and simulation. 3. Apply failure theories to design of machines. 4. Learn open ended design projects.


ME 36300 - Principles And Practices Of Manufacturing Processes
Credit Hours: 3.00. Manufacturing processes for engineering materials, both metallic and non-metallic. Fundamentals of manufacturing processes with a "hands-on" laboratory sequence. Analysis and design of processes for various engineering materials and their link to engineering design. Hands-on experiences through laboratory experiments and demonstrations. Not open to students with credit in IE 37000.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ME 36500 - Measurement And Control Systems I
Credit Hours: 3.00. The fundamentals of dynamic system modeling are reviewed with special reference to measurement systems. Analytical and experimental techniques of general importance in systems engineering are presented, including sensor utilization in feedback control. Engineering measurement fundamentals, including digital and frequency domain techniques noise and error analysis are covered.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture, Recitation
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Provide a fundamental knowledge of the theory of measurement sciences. (A2, A3, A4) 2. Gain knowledge of the practice and art of measurements through laboratory experiments. ( A2, A3, A4) 3. Sharpen skills in problem formulation and integration of a broad range of technical capabilities through certain deliberately ill-defined experimental procedures. (A2, A3, A4)


ME 37500 - Measurement And Control Systems II
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course provides an introduction to modeling electrical, mechanical, fluid, and thermal systems containing elements such as sensors and actuators used in feedback control systems. Modeling techniques based on physical laws and principles are used to generate subsystem and system transfer functions. Closed-loop system analysis will include the use of proportional, integral, and derivative elements to control system response.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture, Recitation
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      PU Fort Wayne
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Introduce a systematic and unified system level modeling of lumped dynamic systems in different domains using first principles. (A2, A3) 2. Provide necessary mathematical tools for analyzing and predicting the performance of an engineered system based on its dynamic response. (A2, A3) 3. Provide an introductory treatment of designing feedback controllers to achieve closed-loop stability and specified system performance. (A2, A3)


ME 38199 - Professional Practice Co-Op I
Credit Hours: 0.00. To obtain professional practice with qualified employers within industry, government, or small business. Professional Practice students only. Permission of department required.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Experiential

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Coop, Full-Time Privileges, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ME 38299 - Professional Practice Co-Op II
Credit Hours: 0.00. To obtain professional practice with qualified employers within industry, government, or small business. Professional Practice students only. Permission of department required.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Experiential

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Coop, Full-Time Privileges, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ME 38399 - Professional Practice Co-Op III
Credit Hours: 0.00. To obtain professional practice with qualified employers within industry, government, or small business. Professional Practice students only. Permission of department required.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Experiential

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Coop, Full-Time Privileges, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ME 39399 - Cooperative Experience III
Credit Hours: 0.00. Professional experience in mechanical engineering. Program coordinated by school with cooperation of participating employers. Students submit summary report and company evaluation. Professional Practice students only. Permission of department required.
0.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Experiential

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Coop, Full-Time Privileges, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Apply knowledge to identifying and solving problems in the professional context. 2. Advance skills related to professional preparation, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and teamwork. 3. Increase understanding of the profession and practice, basic industry principles, and principles and practice of ethical responsibility in professional work.


ME 39499 - Extensive Cooperative Experience IV
Credit Hours: 0.00. Professional experience in mechanical engineering. Program coordinated by school with cooperation of participating employers. Students submit summary report and company evaluation. Professional Practice students only. Permission of department required.
0.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Experiential

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Coop, Full-Time Privileges, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Apply knowledge to identifying and solving problems in the professional context. 2. Advance skills related to professional preparation, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and teamwork. 3. Increase understanding of the profession and practice, basic industry principles, and principles and practice of ethical responsibility in professional work.


ME 39599 - Extensive Cooperative Experience V
Credit Hours: 0.00. Professional experience in mechanical engineering. Program coordinated by school with cooperation of participating employers. Students submit summary report and company evaluation. Professional Practice students only. Permission of department required.
0.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Experiential

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Coop, Full-Time Privileges, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Apply knowledge to identifying and solving problems in the professional context. 2. Advance skills related to professional preparation, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and teamwork. 3. Increase understanding of the profession and practice, basic industry principles, and principles and practice of ethical responsibility in professional work.


ME 39600 - Professional Internship II
Credit Hours: 0.00. Professional experience in mechanical engineering. Program coordinated by school with cooperation of participating employers. Students submit a summary report.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Experiential

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Full-Time Privileges, Internship, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ME 39699 - Professional Practice Internship
Credit Hours: 0.00. Professional experience in mechanical engineering. Program coordinated by school with cooperation of participating employers. Students submit summary report and company evaluation. Permission of department required.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Experiential

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Full-Time Privileges, Internship, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ME 41300 - Noise Control
Credit Hours: 3.00. Fundamentals of acoustic waves. Psychoacoustics and theories of hearing. Environmental and building acoustics. Measurement methods and common instrumentation. Noise control methods. Machinery noise. Community reaction. Legal aspects. Design-oriented semester project. Course work in differential equations.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ME 41500 - Energy Systems Engineering
Credit Hours: 3.00. Application of Thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer fundamentals to the design of energy systems. Applications include thermal regulation in buildings, electronic equipment, energy generation, conversion, and storage, manufacturing processes, and combustion processes. Beyond the fundamentals, this course will focus on design and analysis techniques, including analysis of energy costs, economics, and environmental issues.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ME 41800 - Engineering Of Environmental Systems And Equipment
Credit Hours: 3.00. Design and analysis of systems and equipment used in conditioning buildings. Review of fundamentals in thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, economics, non-linear equation solving, optimization. Analysis of building heating and cooling requirements for design and annual energy use. Design and selection of equipment.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ME 43000 - Power Engineering
Credit Hours: 3.00. Rankine cycle analysis, fossil-fuel steam generators, energy balances, fans, pumps, cooling towers, steam turbines, availability (second law) analysis of power systems, energy management systems, and rate analysis.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      IUPUI
      West Lafayette


ME 43300 - Principles Of Turbomachinery
Credit Hours: 3.00. Unified treatment of principles underlying fluid mechanic design of hydraulic pumps, turbines and gas compressors. Similarity and scaling laws. Cavitation. Analysis of radial and axial flow machines. Blade element performance. Radial equilibrium theory. Centrifugal pump design. Axial compressor design.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      PU Fort Wayne
      IUPUI
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand principles of operation of pumps, fans, compressors and turbines. 2. Develop the ability to size and select turbomachinery for a specific application. 3. Develop the ability to analyze the performance of turbomachinery. 4. Master the concepts of classic mean-line and quazi-3D design methods.


ME 43400 - Gas Turbines For Power And Propulsion
Credit Hours: 3.00. Basic operating principles and analysis of performance characteristics of gas turbine engines for aircraft and vehicular propulsion and stationary power. Turbojet, turbofan, turboshaft cycle analysis. Analysis of flow through compressors, turbines, combustors, inlets, nozzles, and regenerators. Component matching and off-design performance. Coursework in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Apply basic performance characteristics of shaft power gas turbin engines. 2. Apply basic performance characteristics of gas turbines for aircraft propulsion. 3. Apply cycle analysis. 4. Apply component performance analysis. 5. Apply design and off-design operation.


ME 44000 - Automotive Prime Movers: Green Engines And Clean Fuel
Credit Hours: 3.00. Internal combustion engines (ICE), hybrid engines (HE), fuel-cell engines (FCE), and alternative/renewable fuels. ICEs topics- engines with advanced combustion systems such as clean diesels, direct-injection spark-ignition engines (DISI), and low-temperature combustion (LTC) compression-ignition. HE topics- different components of hybrid engines and the powertrain design. FCE topics- fundamentals of fuel cells and automotive applications. Clean fuel topics- biofuels, hydrogen, and natural gas, as well as, other cleaner fossil fuels for automotive applications. Well-to-wheel energy and cost analysis of prime mover designs/fuels.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Laboratory Preparation, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Relate processes in automotive prime movers to engineering fundamentals. 2. Study low-carbon emitting, and LEV, ULEV, SULEV, PZEV, and ZEV prime mover designs. 3. Study prime mover designs that are alternative to conventional combustion engines. 4. Study cleaner alternatives to conventional fossil fuels. 5. Carry out analysis of prime mover designs and fuel alternatives to identify cost and energy tradeoffs.


ME 44400 - Computer-Aided Design And Prototyping
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to advanced computer-aided design (CAD) for product design, modeling, and prototyping. Individual use and team-based environment to design and prototype a functional and marketable product. Projects include use of the advanced design tools to produce a working prototype that is manufacturable. Application to design, manufacturing, and analysis.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ME 45500 - Vehicle Design And Fabrication
Credit Hours: 3.00. Open-ended project course to design and build competitive prototype vehicles. Integration of design concept formulation, engineering analysis and testing, and prototype fabrication. Product development activities in a hands-on setting. Design constraints imposed by manufacturing limitations, funding constraints and market competition. Permission of instructor required.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Provost Low Enroll Perm Waiver, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Apply the design process to the design of a vehicle. 2. Apply engineering fundamentals to evaluate the design of a vehicle. 3. Apply team-work skills to management of the Mini-Baja or Formula SAE teams. 4. Learn the effect of design choices by building and testing students' designs.


ME 45900 - Mechanism And Machine Theory
Credit Hours: 3.00.  Introduction to the principles of the analysis and design of mechanisms and machinery. Design for functionality, motion constraints, inertia force effects, and static and dynamic balancing.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. An understanding of the kinematics of mechanisms. 2. An understanding of the kinetics and dynamics of machines. 3. Enhance problem-solving techniques in mechanism and machine theory.  4. Appreciation of the design of different types of machinery.


ME 46300 - Engineering Design
Credit Hours: 3.00. Application of the design process to the design of various engineering components and systems. Mathematical modeling in design is emphasized. Design problems from all areas of mechanical engineering are considered.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture, Practice Study Observation
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Provost Low Enroll Perm Waiver, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ME 47500 - Automatic Control Systems
Credit Hours: 3.00. Controller design in frequency domain with introduction to digital systems and control.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ME 48900 - Introduction To Finite Element Analysis
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to finite element analysis with focus on linear elasticity and heat transfer. Matrix analysis and assembly of solutions. Strong form and weak form as a general solution process for differential equations.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Introduce concepts of finite element analysis. 2. Learn the use of matrix methods for solution of truss structures. 3. Learn strong and weak form for the solution of differential equations. 4. Learn how to define finite elements and finite element approximations. 5. Learn how to solve weak form formultions as a finite element approximation. 6. Apply these concepts to linear elastic and heat transfer problems. 7. Apply a commercial finite element code to linear elastic and heat transfer problems. 8. Understand the use of the Finite Element Analysis in engineering practice.


ME 49200 - Technology And Values
Credit Hours: 3.00. The impact of science and technology on personal and societal value systems. The special responsibility of engineers. Practical methods for using human values to guide future technological developments. Societal problems considered: warfare, energy, overpopulation, resource depletion, and environmental degradation. Interdisciplinary approaches stressed. Offered in alternate years.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ME 49601 - Experimental Courses
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 6.00. Experimental classes offered at the junior or senior level on a temporary basis to test the viability of offering the course on a permanent basis.
0.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture, Practice Study Observation

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ME 49700 - Mechanical Engineering Projects
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 6.00. Projects or special topics of contemporary importance or of special interest outside the scope of the standard undergraduate curriculum. Interested students seek a faculty advisor in their area of special interest and together prepare a brief description of the work to be undertaken. Permission of instructor required.
0.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture, Practice Study Observation, Recitation

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Credit By Exam, Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      PU Fort Wayne
      IUPUI
      Northwest- Westville
      Northwest- Hammond
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ME 49800 - Research In Mechanical Engineering I
Credit Hours: 0.00 to 6.00. Individual research projects for students. Requires prior approval of, and arrangement with, a faculty research adviser. Permission of instructor required.
0.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Research
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      PU Fort Wayne
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ME 49900 - Research In Mechanical Engineering II
Credit Hours: 0.00 to 6.00. Continuation of ME 49800. Permission of instructor required.
0.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Research
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      PU Fort Wayne
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ME 50000 - Advanced Thermodynamics
Credit Hours: 3.00. The empirical, physical basis of the laws of thermodynamics. Availability/exergy concepts and applications. Properties and relations between properties in homogeneous and heterogeneous systems. The criteria of equilibrium. Application to a variety of systems and problems, including phase and reaction equilibrium. Offered in alternate years.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      PU Fort Wayne
      IUPUI
      Northwest- Westville
      Northwest- Hammond
      West Lafayette


ME 50100 - Statistical Thermodynamics
Credit Hours: 3.00. The molecular interpretation of thermodynamic equilibrium. Development of the partition function. Introduction to quantum mechanics and molecular spectroscopy. The Maxwell-Boltzmann formulation of statistical mechanics and applications to ideal gases, solids, radiation, and laser diagnostics. The Gibbs formulation of statistical mechanics and application to real gases. Kinetic theory and applications to transport properties and chemical kinetics. Offered in alternate years.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Provide a fundamental microscopic understanding of thermodynamics, temperature, radiation and transport phenomena. 2. Apply concepts and calculate thermodynamic and transport properties of ideal gases. 3. Evaluate properties in reacting and non-reacting flow fields from laser spectroscopic measurements.


ME 50300 - Micro-And-Nano-Scale Energy Transfer Processes
Credit Hours: 3.00. Transport of energy in natural and fabricated micro- and nano-scale structures. Physical nature of energy transport by three carriers-electrons, phonons, and photons. Bulk material properties (e.g., thermal/electrical conductivity) are derived from statistical particle transport theories. Effects of spatial confinement on bulk properties are quantified. Contemporary interdisciplinary engineering applications.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Gain an understanding of the fundamental elements of solid-state physics. 2. Develop skills to derive continuum physical properties from sub-continuum principles. 3. Apply statistical and physical principles to describe energy transport in modern small-scale materials and devices.


ME 50500 - Intermediate Heat Transfer
Credit Hours: 3.00. Heat and mass transfer by diffusion in one-dimensional, two-dimensional, transient, periodic, and phase change systems. Convective heat transfer for external and internal flows. Similarity and integral solution methods. Heat, mass, and momentum analogies. Turbulence. Buoyancy-driven flows. Convection with phase change. Radiation exchange between surfaces and radiation transfer in absorbing-emitting media. Multimode heat transfer problems.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Indiana College Network, Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      PU Fort Wayne
      IUPUI
      Northwest- Westville
      Northwest- Hammond
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Analyze and solve variable cross-section fin problems. 2. Apply separation of variables to steady-state and transient heat conduction problems in Cartesian and cylindrical coordinate systems. 3. Apply separation of variables to steady-state conduction with heat generation. 4. Analyze and solve boundary layer problems. 5. Solve internal and external flow, forced convection problems. 6. Solve external flow natural convection problems. 7. Identify different regimes of boiling and condensation. 8. Recognize, model, and solve radiation heat transfer problems.


ME 50600 - Two-Phase Flow And Heat Transfer
Credit Hours: 3.00. Basic two-phase flow equations, homogeneous model, drift-flux model, flow regimes, pressure drop in two-phase flow. Nucleation and bubble dynamics, pool boiling, subcooled boiling, forced convection boiling, critical heat flux in pool boiling, critical heat flux in forced convection boiling, minimum heat flux, film boiling, post dryout heat transfer. Flow instabilities, choking in two-phase flow, film and dropwise condensation. Applications to heat exchangers. Special boiling and two-phase flow problems. Offered in alternate years.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette


ME 50700 - Laser Processing
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduces background knowledge in laser science and laser technology and fundamentals involved in laser processing and manufacturing. The following topics are discussed: laser fundamentals, industrial laser systems and processes, and the laser-induced thermal, thermo-mechanical, and thermo-acoustic effects. The course also discusses emerging areas of laser applications, such as microscale laser processing, ultrafast laser processing, and the related energy transport analyses. Laboratory and video demonstration sessions are used to enhance the overall understanding of the course materials. Offered in alternate years.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ME 50800 - Heat Trans In Biological Systems
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to applications of heat transfer in living systems to students who have general interests in biomedical engineering. Fundamental concepts of biology and engineering involved in these applications are introduced. Regulation of blood flow under external thermal stimuli and its effect on heat transfer are discussed. Clinical applications of heat transfer, including cancer therapy and gene therapy. Prerequisite: first course in fluid or aerodynamics. Offered in alternate years.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ME 50900 - Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
Credit Hours: 3.00. Fluid properties. Basic laws for a control volume. Kinematics of fluid flow. Dynamics of frictionless incompressible flow and basic hydrodynamics. Equations of motion for viscous flow, viscous flow applications, boundary layer theory. Wall turbulence, lift and drag of immersed bodies.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Indiana College Network, Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      PU Fort Wayne
      IUPUI
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. State basic laws for a control volume in different coordinate systems. 2. Derive the kinematics of fluid flow in problem solving. 3. Derive the equations for frictionless and incompressible flows. 4. Derive the basic equations of motion of viscous flows. 5. Find standard exact solutions of viscous-flow equations and apply them. 6. Derive and solve basic equations of boundary-layer theory. 7. Find lift and drag forces on immersed bodies with simple shapes. 8. Understand concepts of incompressible turbulent flows and wall turbulence.


ME 51000 - Gas Dynamics
Credit Hours: 3.00. Flow of compressible fluids. One-dimensional flows including basic concepts, isentropic flow, normal and oblique shock waves, Rayleigh line, Fanno line, and simple waves. Multidimensional flows including general concepts, small perturbation theory for linearized flows and method of characteristics for nonlinear flows. Prerequisite: first course in fluid or aerodynamics.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Indiana College Network, Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      PU Fort Wayne
      IUPUI
      West Lafayette


ME 51100 - Heat Transfer In Electronic Systems
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course covers both traditional and more innovative methods for heat extraction in electronic systems and the effectiveness and applicability of these methods over a wide range of scales. Special emphasis is given to industry-related applications with experts often attending and presenting material as part of class instruction.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Introduce concepts in thermal management of electronics to senior undergraduate and graduate students and practicing engineers. 2. Provide an appreciation for the applications of first principles to electronics cooling and packaging problems in industry. 3. Provide students with sound tools to approach existing packaging and cooling applications, while also raising awareness of novel techniques at the cutting edge.


ME 51300 - Engineering Acoustics
Credit Hours: 3.00. The simple oscillator. Lumped acoustical elements. Electro-mechanical-acoustical analogies. Wave motion in strings and membranes. Introduction to linear acoustics through derivation of the wave equation and simple solutions. Plane and spherical waves. Acoustic intensity. Plane wave transmission through fluid layers and simple barriers. Sound absorption. Modeling of acoustical sources: monopoles, dipoles, quadrupoles. Mechanisms of sound generation and directionality. Sound propagation in one-dimensional systems (e.g., ducts and mufflers). Introduction to room acoustics.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      Northwest- Westville
      Northwest- Hammond
      West Lafayette


ME 51400 - Fundamentals Of Wind Energy
Credit Hours: 3.00. Basic operating principles and analysis of performance characteristics of gas turbine engines for aircraft and vehicular propulsion and stationary power. Turbojet, turbofan, turboshaft cycle analysis. Analysis of flow through compressors, turbines, combustors, inlets, nozzles, and regenerators. Component machine and off-design performance. Inspection trip to industrial plan required.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Introduce students to the technology and economics of converting wind energy to electricity. 2. Inform students to the environmental concerns of wind energy. 3. Understand principles of wind turbine aerodynamics. 4. Develop the ability to design optimum blading. 5. Develop the ability to evaluate a potential site in terms of wind energy. 6. Understand wind turbine structural dynamics issues.


ME 51800 - Analysis Of Thermal Systems
Credit Hours: 3.00. Modeling and optimization of thermal systems with a focus on heat-pumping equipment, such as vapor compression, absorption, and some advanced heat-pumping cycles. Students combine the use of thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and numerical methods to develop and apply mathematical models for the analysis and optimization of specific equipment. Offered in alternate years.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Develop a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of thermal systems' modeling and analysis. 2. Develop a detailed understanding of vapor compression systems, absorption systems, and other advanced heat pumping equipment.


ME 52200 - Indoor Environmental Analysis And Design
Credit Hours: 3.00. Review of current trend of building and indoor environment design. Theory of thermal comfort, indoor air quality, visual comfort, and acoustic comfort. Introduction of experimental techniques and advanced computer tools for indoor environment analysis and design.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Provide an introduction into and practical examples of indoor environment. 2. Present the basic theory of thermal comfort, indoor air quality, visual comfort, acoustics comfort and HVAC systems. 3. Introduce advanced tool to analyze and design indoor environment and energy use in buildings. 4. Conduct indoor environment analysis and design for a challenging problem.


ME 52500 - Combustion
Credit Hours: 3.00. Physical and chemical aspects of basic combustion phenomena. Chemical energetics and equilibrium. Basic chemical kinetics, chain reactions, and explosions. Chain and thermal ignition. Homogeneous combustion models. Detonations and deflagrations. Laminar flame speed and flame extinction. The Shvab-Zeldovich formulation of the multicomponent conservation equations. Diffusion flames and droplet combustion. Introduction to turbulent combustion.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette


ME 52600 - Spray Applications And Theory
Credit Hours: 3.00. Theory of spray formation and evolution as well as treating a host of spray applications. Topics include drop size distributions, breakup of liquid sheets and ligaments, drop formation and breakup, drop motion and the interaction between a spray and its surroundings, drop evaporation, nozzle internal fluid mechanics, external spray characteristics, nozzle performance, and experimental techniques relevant to these subjects. Applications include: (1) agricultural sprays, (2) consumer products, (3) gas turbine combustion, (4) heat transfer, (5) internal combustion engines, (6) paints and coatings, (7) pharmaceutical and medicinal sprays, and (8) spray drying. Offered in alternate years.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ME 52900 - Sustainable Energy Options And Analysis
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course develops an understanding of the current energy situation and impacts of energy choices on economics and sustainability metrics. A range of different technologies and approaches are presented for meeting future energy needs. Students learn how to assess the potential for alternative energy technologies in terms of economic and sustainability metrics and gain experience in assessing different energy technologies for specific case studies.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Gain an understanding of the current energy situation and impacts of energy choices on economics and sustainability metrics. 2. Gain an understanding of alternative technologies for meeting future energy needs. 3. Learn how to assess the potential for alternative energy technologies in terms of economic and sustainability metrics. 4. Gain experience in assessing different energy technologies.


ME 53100 - Characteristics Of Particles, Powders, And Compacts
Credit Hours: 3.00. Familiarize students with the properties and methods used to characterize the mechanical behavior of particles, powders, and compacts, with the intention of using these properties for process and performance design. Students work with a subset of the measurement methods in a laboratory setting. Students successfully completing the course will be able to define and describe the significant properties of particles, powders, and compacts; describe and demonstrate techniques used to measure these properties; and demonstrate how these properties are useful in product and manufacturing performance. Offered alternate years.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Define and describe the significant properties of particles, powders, and compacts. 2. Describe and demonstrate techniques used to measure these properties. 3. Demonstrate how these properties are useful in product and manufacturing performance. 4. Pursue further studies on particle and powder characterization.


ME 53101 - Particle, Powder, And Compact Characterization
Credit Hours: 2.00. The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the properties and methods used to characterize the physical and mechanical behavior of particles, granules, and compacts with the intention of using these properties for process and performance design.
2.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Define and describe the significant properties of particles, granules, powders, and compacts. 2. Explain how these properties are measured. 3. Illustrate how these properties influence the performance of particle-based products and manufacturing processes. 4. Create a computational or web-based tool that demonstrates or implements concepts from the course.


ME 53102 - Particle, Powder, And Compact Characterization Laboratory
Credit Hours: 1.00. The goal of this laboratory course is the train students on state-of-the-art laboratory equipment used to measure the mechanical properties of particles, granules, powders, and compacts.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Laboratory

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Follow laboratory safety guidelines. 2. Operate common laboratory equipment and follow standard operating procedures used to measure the mechanical properties of particles, granules, powders, and compacts. 3. Plan and perform measurements as part of a team, analyze results, and summarize the results in a written report.


ME 53300 - Turbomachinery II
Credit Hours: 3.00. Aerodynamic analysis and design of axial flow and radial flow gas compressors and gas turbines. Blade element performance (deflection, profile and shock losses, etc.). Meridional flow analysis for general radial equilibrium. Secondary flow and end-wall boundary layer models. Centrifugal compressor modeling. Unsteady flow, rotating stall, and surge.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette


ME 53500 - Design And Modeling Of Fluid Power Systems
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to fluid power technology. Design of hydraulic systems for mobile and industrial application for functionality, cost and energy efficiency. Modeling strategies for fluid power systems. Labs and class projects are given to reinforce the design and modeling learning projects.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Interpret and design hydraulic systems according to ISO standard of representation. 2. Describe the principle of operation of basic components such as pumps, motors, hydraulic control valves, pipes, linear actuators (cylinders) and recognize the technologies available for each component. 3. Model the operation of hydraulic components through lumped or distributed numerical approaches. 4. Discuss the features of the hydraulic control technologies commonly available for mobile machinery and industrial applications, particularly in terms of cost, functionality and energy consumption. 5. Formulate, design, simulate and present the most energy efficient solution for the hydraulic control system of a fluid power application, given the functional requirements.


ME 53800 - Air Breathing Propulsion
Credit Hours: 3.00. (AAE 53800) Analysis of operating characteristics of turbojet, turbofan, turboshaft, afterburning, and ramjet propulsion systems. Analysis and design of inlet, diffuser, combustor, compressor, turbine, and nozzle. Component matching and off-design performance. Inlet distortion, nozzle-afterbody, and installation losses. Mission analysis.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette


ME 53900 - Introduction To Scientific Machine Learning
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to the fundamentals of predictive modeling for advanced undergraduates and graduate science and engineering students that work in the intersection of data and theory.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Dept Credit, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Represent mathematically the uncertainty in the parameters of physical models. 2. Propagate parametric uncertainty through physical models to quantify the induced uncertainty in quantities of interest. 3. Calibrate the uncertain parameters of physical models using experimental data. 4. Combine multiple sources of information to enhance the predictive capabilities of models. 5. Pose and solve design optimization problems under uncertainty involving expensive simulations or experiments. 6. Improve scientific writing and data visualization skills.


ME 54000 - Internal Combustion Engines
Credit Hours: 3.00. Spark-ignition and compression-ignition engine processes. Study of the fundamentals of turbulence, boundary, layers, liquid atomization, sprays, combustion, and pollutant formation as applied to engines. Engine after treatment. Modeling of engine flows, sprays, combustion, and pollutants. Offered in alternate years.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Study the fundamentals of turbulence, boundary layers, liquid atomization, sprays, combustion, and pollutant formation as applied to internal combustion engines. 2. Study the modeling of engine flows, sprays, combustion, and pollutant formation in internal combustion engines.


ME 54100 - Engineering Design: A Decision-Based Perspective
Credit Hours: 3.00. Multi-objective decision making under risk and uncertainty; Group decision making; Sequential decision making; Model-based and data-driven decision making; Heuristics and biases in design decision making. Applications to engineering design including estimation of customer preferences, simulation-based design, and sustainable design.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Dept Credit, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Formulate design decisions under risk and uncertainty. 2. Apply multi-attribute utility theory to make decisions in engineering design. 3. Evaluate the assumptions and limitations of commonly used decision-making methods. 4. Identify heuristics and biases in design decision making. 5. Adopt an interdisciplinary approach to design across engineering economics and social sciences.


ME 55300 - Product And Process Design
Credit Hours: 3.00. Fundamental principles of product and process design to produce a marketable product, develop a preliminary business strategy, and construct an operational prototype. Overview of relevant principles related to product and process design. Market analysis, design parameters, manufacturing prototype plan, production process plan, and a business strategy developed in teams. Broad overview of the entire product development process, including patents, commercialization of new technologies, and the highly interdisciplinary nature of product design through industry guest lectures. Impact of information technologies and the Internet on product design, prototyping, marketing, and customization. Product prototype is required. Design and product software information technology service-type concepts. Permission of instructor required.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Indiana College Network, Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette


ME 55400 - Intellectual Property For Engineers
Credit Hours: 1.00. Survey of the law of patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights, with special emphasis on the process of defining inventions broadly and diversely. Obtaining, registering, licensing, and litigation of intellectual property.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette


ME 55600 - Lubrication, Friction & Wear
Credit Hours: 3.00. Science, technology, and application of lubricated interacting surfaces in relative motion. Advanced analysis techniques and hands-on exposure to modern experimental methods provide an enhanced understanding of fundamental principles of lubrication, friction, and wear. Basics of design and analysis of machine components operating in the presence of air and liquid lubricants. Rolling fatigue, friction and wear models, and measurement techniques. Offered in alternate years.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette


ME 55700 - Design For Manufacturability
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to manufacturing concerns, such as efficient design, producibility, and quality, which must be considered early in the engineering design process. Topics include the product development cycle, manufacturing process selection, tolerancing, quality function deployment (QFD), design for assembly (DFA), quality control techniques, Taguchi's robust design methodology, life cycle engineering, and reliability. Laboratory projects in the area of tolerancing, assembly, and manufacturability are included along with a project from industry in which the students can disassemble, analyze, and redesign a product while obtaining feedback from industry concerning manufacturability.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Indiana College Network, Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette


ME 55900 - Micromechanics Of Materials
Credit Hours: 3.00. Prediction of the macroscopie behavior of materials from their microstructure and the design of new materials. Microstructure-property relationships between the macroscopie material behavior and microscopic structure. Application to traditional structure as well as to new engineering materials. Adapting emerging constitutive relations into structure analyses. Introduction of this new approach to materials, its applications in predictive analysis tools, and its importance in simulation-based engineering.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette


ME 56200 - Advanced Dynamics
Credit Hours: 3.00. Dynamics of multi-degrees-of-freedom mechanical systems. Holonomic and nonholonomic constraints. Lagrange's equations of motion. Hamilton's principle for holonomic systems. Kinematics and kinetics of rigid body motion, including momentum and energy methods. Linearized equations of motion. Classification of vibratory systems - gyroscopic, circulatory forces. Stability of linear systems - divergence and flutter. Applications to gyroscopes, satellite dynamics, etc.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Indiana College Network, Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      PU Fort Wayne
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Develop an understanding of the principles governing the motion of mechanical systems modeled as rigid bodies. 2. Develop an ability to analyze rigid-body kinematics in stationary as well as moving frames of reference. 3. Develop an ability to use Newton-Euler laws of rigid body motion. 4. Develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts in analytical dynamics, and the ability to use them to formulate the equations of motion for rigid bodies and systems.


ME 56300 - Mechanical Vibrations
Credit Hours: 3.00. Review of systems with one degree for freedom. LaGrange's equations of motion for multiple degree of freedom systems. Introduction to matrix methods. Transfer functions for harmonic response, impulse response, and step response. Convolution integrals for response to arbitrary inputs. Principle frequencies and modes. Applications to critical speeds, measuring instruments, isolation, torsional systems. Introduction to nonlinear problems.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Indiana College Network, Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      PU Fort Wayne
      IUPUI
      Northwest- Westville
      Northwest- Hammond
      West Lafayette


ME 56500 - Vehicle Dynamics
Credit Hours: 3.00. Modeling of wheeled vehicles to predict performance, handling, and ride. Effects of vehicle center of mass, tire characteristics, traction and slip, engine characteristics, and gear ratios on performance. Suspension design. Steady state and transient handling models of four-wheeled vehicles and car-trailer systems to determine oversteer and understeer characteristics, critical speeds, and stability. Multi-degree-of-freedom ride models, including tire and suspension compliance. Computer simulations. Current research topics in vehicle vibration isolation.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Indiana College Network, Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Mature in application of modeling techniques to predict the dynamic behavior of highway vehicles. 2. Develop an understanding of the relationships between vehicle design variables and vehicle dynamic behavior (acceleration, braking, handling, and ride).


ME 57000 - Machine Design
Credit Hours: 3.00. Analysis of stresses and deflections due to complicated loading. Investigation of specific design problems through application of theory of elasticity, failure criteria, energy approach, and numerical methods. Individual design project.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand complicated 3-D state of stress for both determinate and indeterminate problems. 2. Learn advance theory of elasticity. 3. Gain fundamental knowledge of bodies in contact. 4. Solution methods for torsion of prismatic section and bending of asymmetric cross section. 5. Apply energy method to solve problems for linear and nonlinear materials.


ME 57100 - Reliability Based Design
Credit Hours: 3.00. Basic concepts of probability and random variables. Time-dependent reliability models. Strength-based reliability and interference theory. Weakest-link and fail-safe systems. Extremal distributions. Monte Carlo methods. Maintainability and availability. Fault tree analysis. Quality control and reliability. Offered in alternate years.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Indiana College Network, Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Dept Credit, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Enable students to understand the importance of reliability during the design of engineered products. 2. Learn common probability distributions and fit probability distributions to experimentally obtained failure data. 3. Learn to describe and manipulate expectation and variance of continuous functions. 4. Understand principles of probabilistic design of engineered products. 5. Carryout reliability simulations of complex systems using Monte Carlo and first order reliability methods. 6. Understand important failure concerns in mechanical and electronic systems.


ME 57200 - Analysis And Design Of Robotic Manipulators
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to the analysis and design of robotic manipulators. Topics include: kinematic configurations, forward and inverse position solution, velocity and acceleration, path planning, workspace analysis, force and torque solutions, rigid body dynamics, motors and actuators, robot design, sensors and controls, computer simulation, and graphical animation.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1.  Analysis of manipulator motion and forces. 2.  Manipulator design including actuator, drive, and sensor issues. 3.  Computer simulation to predict motion and forces.


ME 57500 - Theory And Design Of Control Systems
Credit Hours: 3.00. Covers the analysis and design of control systems from both a classical and modern viewpoint, with emphasis on design of controllers. Classical control design is reviewed, including both root locus and Bode domain design methodologies. The state space representation is introduced, along with notions of stability, controllability, and observability. State feedback controllers for pole placement and state observers are discussed with emphasis in their frequency domain implications.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Indiana College Network, Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      PU Fort Wayne
      Northwest- Westville
      Northwest- Hammond
      West Lafayette


ME 57600 - Computer Control Of Manufacturing Processes
Credit Hours: 3.00. Fundamental elements for manufacturing process control are presented with advanced control theories, modeling and analysis of actuators, controller architecture, interfacing and programming. Emphasis is on computer integrated manufacturing with computer numerical control of machine tools, automation via programmable logic controllers, motion control, process control examples, and manufacturing process monitoring. Hands-on experience is attained through laboratory experiments with state-of-the-art equipment.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette


ME 57700 - Human Motion Kinetics
Credit Hours: 3.00. Study of kinetics related to human motion. Review of human anatomy and anthropometric data. Planar and three-dimensional kinematic analysis of gross human motion. Detailed kinematic studies of human joints. Newton-Euler and Lagrangian methods for joint torques. Muscle force and power analysis. Studies on walking, jumping, cycling, and throwing exercises.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Indiana College Network, Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette


ME 57800 - Digital Control
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to, and overview of, the field of digital control. Prior knowledge of continuous control techniques is assumed. Topics include mathematical background from residue theory through integral transforms; sampled data systems, including A/D, D/A, and hold properties, aliasing, and Z transforms. Digital control design via continuous, discrete, and state space design techniques. Implementation considerations, including nonlinear effects. Mechanical engineering examples.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Indiana College Network, Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette


ME 57900 - Fourier Methods In Digital Signal Processing
Credit Hours: 3.00. Fundamentals of signal processing associated with Fourier analyzer systems are presented. Emphasis is on amplitude accuracy and frequency resolution properties necessary for reliable experimental methodologies in system identification, spectrum estimation, and correlation analysis. Deterministic, as well as random, data analyses are presented. Students are required to develop algorithms that significantly expand the utility of Fourier analyzer systems.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette


ME 58000 - Nonlinear Engineering Systems
Credit Hours: 3.00. Methods of analysis for nonlinear ordinary differential equations arising in engineering systems. Review of linear systems. Stability concepts. Phase plane methods. Perturbation and averaging methods of analysis. Self-excited and parametrically-excited systems. Relaxation oscillations. Systems with more than one degree of freedom.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette


ME 58100 - Numerical Methods In Mechanical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3.00. The solution of problems arising in mechanical engineering using numerical methods. Topics include nonlinear algebraic equations, sets of linear algebraic equations, eigenvalue problems, interpolation, curve fitting, ordinary differential equations, and partial differential equations. Applications include fluid mechanics, gas dynamics, heat and mass transfer, thermodynamics, vibrations, automatic control systems, kinematics, and design.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Indiana College Network, Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Credit By Exam, Dept Credit, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      IUPUI
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Identify the classical numerical methods available for engineering problem-solving. 2. Utilize numerical methods as an engineering tool and improve programming skills. 3. Develop a fundamental understanding of the methods. 4. Explain the importance of errors associated with scientific computing.


ME 58400 - System Identification
Credit Hours: 3.00. Theory and application of System Identification methods. Connecting the world of mathematical models to experimental data - least squares methods and difference equation models. Background in probability and analysis: algebra of random variables, law of large numbers, central limit theorem. The ARMA family of models; mapping physics models to generalized ARMAX forms (linear and nonlinear); mapping the parameter estimation problem to the least squares problem (batch and recursive), and numerical solution techniques. Model (in)validation, optimal identification criteria, experiment design and data preprocessing considerations. Issues of signal-to-noise ratio, persistency of excitation, sampling frequency, data accuracy and data sizes.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Interpret data probabilistically and ability to calculate uncertaintly propagation. 2. Fit blackblox models to data; convert physics models to identifiable forms for least squares formulations. 3. Construction of numerical codes for solving least squares problems and use of MATLAB System ID toolbox. 4. Construct informative experiments for dynamic systems with suitable precision of and accuracy of sensing, data length, persistency of excitation, and sampling frequency.


ME 58600 - Microprocessors In Electromechanical Systems
Credit Hours: 3.00. Architecture of microcomputers; operating systems, logic functions, logic circuit design; I/O structure and interfacing; assembly language, manual assembly; software and hardware interrupts; data acquisition, serial and parallel communications; the role of high-level languages. Laboratory experiments on applications to electrical, mechanical, and thermofluid systems.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture, Practice Study Observation

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette


ME 58700 - Engineering Optics
Credit Hours: 3.00. Fundamentals of geometrical and physical optics as related to problems in engineering design and research. Characteristics of imaging systems; properties of light sources; optical properties of materials. Diffraction, interference, polarization, and scattering phenomena as related to optical measurement techniques. Introduction to lasers and holography. (Laboratory work can be undertaken for additional credit by special arrangement.).
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      IUPUI
      Northwest- Westville
      Northwest- Hammond
      West Lafayette


ME 58800 - Mechatronics - Integrated Design Of Electro-Mechanical Systems
Credit Hours: 3.00. Electronic and interfacing techniques for design and control of electro-mechanical systems. Basic digital and analog design with applications to electro-mechanical interfacing via hands-on laboratory experience. Commonly used actuators and sensors and corresponding interfacing techniques. Realistic and integrated product development experience provided through a comprehensive final project where working prototypes are built to defined specifications.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ME 59500 - Special-Topic Minicourses
Credit Hours: 1.00. A series of one-credit-hour courses on special topics offered as ME 59500, 59500, etc. These special-topic minicourses will provide an opportunity for introducing students to topics of contemporary importance or special interest that fall outside the scope of the curriculum. Information about current offerings may be obtained from the schedule of classes or the mechanical engineering registration deputy.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ME 59700 - Advanced Mechanical Engineering Projects I
Credit Hours: 0.00 to 6.00. Projects or special topics of contemporary importance or of special interest that are outside the scope of the standard graduate curriculum can be studied under the Mechanical Engineering Projects course. Interested students should seek a faculty advisor by meeting with individual faculty members who work in their area of special interest and prepare a brief description of the work to be undertaken in cooperation with their advisor. Permission of instructor required.
0.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Experiential, Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture, Practice Study Observation, Recitation
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Dept Credit, Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      IUPUI
      Northwest- Westville
      Northwest- Hammond
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ME 60500 - Convection Of Heat And Mass
Credit Hours: 3.00. Heat and mass transfer in moving fluid media; free, forced, and mixed convection for internal and external flows; differential and integral treatments of boundary layer problems; convection analogies for heat, mass, and momentum transfer; combined heat and mass transfer with chemical reactions; special topics and applications to electronic cooling, materials processing, transpiration and film cooling. Prerequisite: ME 31500.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

ME 60600 - Radiation Heat Transfer
Credit Hours: 3.00. Thermodynamics and physics of radiation and its interaction with interfaces and matter; radiation characteristics of surfaces and radiation properties of solids, liquids, and gases; analysis of radiation exchange between real and idealized surfaces; fundamentals of radiation transfer in absorbing, emitting, and scattering media; interaction of radiation with conduction and convection; remote temperature sensing and applications to selected problems involving combined energy transfer mechanisms. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: ME 31500.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

ME 60800 - Numerical Methods In Heat, Mass, And Momentum Transfer
Credit Hours: 3.00. Governing conservation equations and their classification according to numerical properties. Discretization by Taylor series, weighted residual, and control volume methods. Solution of systems of algebraic equations. Discretization and solution of the convection-diffusion equation. Methods of solving the equations governing fluid flow. Mathematical modeling of turbulence, combustion, and radiation. Prerequisite: ME 50500, 58100.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      IUPUI
      West Lafayette

ME 61000 - Boundary Layer Theory
Credit Hours: 3.00. Fundamentals of continuum fluid mechanics; Navier-Stokes equations. Laminar flow; boundary-layer concept; similarity solutions; transformation methods; integral and finite difference solution techniques for general pressure gradients. Should be preceded by intermediate fluid mechanics.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

ME 61100 - Principles Of Turbulence
Credit Hours: 3.00. Methods of description and basic equations for turbulent flows. Isotropic and homogeneous turbulence, energy spectra, and correlations. Introduction to measurements. Transition theory and experimental evidence. Wall turbulence, engineering calculations of turbulent boundary layers. Free turbulent jets and wakes. Prerequisite: ME 61000.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Develop the ability (from first principles) to describe the physics of turbulent flows. 2. Comprehend the methods of analysis used in turbulence study. 3. Understand the principles of turbulence simulation and the associated modeling problems.

ME 61200 - Continuum Mechanics
Credit Hours: 3.00. A unified and exact mathematical treatment of the mechanics of solids and fluids. Cartesian tensor algebra and calculus; stress tensor, principle stresses and invariants; material and spatial coordinates, deformation gradient, strain and stretch tensors; balance of mass, momentum, and energy; constitutive equations of elasticity, hyperelasticity, viscous fluids and viscoelasticity.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

ME 61300 - Advanced Engineering Acoustics
Credit Hours: 3.00. An extension of ME 513. Sound transmission between two media. Acoustic resonators and application to muffler theory. Structural radiation and sound. Acoustical measurements and signal processing: sound intensity, surface intensity, coherence and cepstral techniques. Numerical acoustics: finite element analysis, boundary integral equation analysis and statistical energy analysis. Advanced topics. Prerequisite: ME 51300.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

ME 61400 - Computational Fluid Dynamics
Credit Hours: 3.00. Application of finite difference methods, finite element methods, and the method of characteristics for the numerical solution of fluid dynamics problems. Incompressible viscous flows: vorticity transport equation, stream function equation, and boundary conditions. Compressible flows: treatment of shocks, implicit and explicit artificial viscosity techniques, and boundary conditions. Computational grids. Prerequisite: ME 50900 or 58100.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Indiana College Network, Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      IUPUI
      West Lafayette

ME 61500 - Aeroacoustics
Credit Hours: 3.00. (AAE 61500) Quantitative measures of sound (decibel scales, spectra, energetics of acoustic motions, and measurement techniques). The wave theory of sound (basic equations and properties, sound propagation in homogeneous and inhomogeneous media, one-, two- and three-dimensional sound fields and distributed sources). Effects of source movement. Aerodynamic noise generation - acoustic analogy (Lighthill's equation and fowcs Williams-Hawkings equation). Introduction to Computational Aeroacoustics (CAA). Noise from turbulent shear flows (jet noise, cavity noise, and noise from flow over objects). Noise from turbomachinery, propellers, and rotors. Prerequisite: ME 30900 or 51300 or AAE 51100.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

ME 61700 - Applied Thermal Physics And Molecular Spectroscopy
Credit Hours: 3.00.  The fundamentals of statistical mechanics, kinetic theory, and molecular spectroscopy will be taught in order to predict and characterize the behavior of non-equilibrium gases using optical and laser diagnostics. This material will be taught within the context of applications involving combustion, plasmas, propulsion, energetic materials, shock waves and laser radiation. Pre-requisite: Thermodynamics I, ME 20000 or Heat Transfer 1, ME 31500 or Chemistry 1, CHM 12500.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Model and experimentally characterize the dynamic behavior of non-equilibrium gases as they transition from one equilibrium state to another (e.g., due to chemical ignition, shock heating/compression, and laser radiation). 2. Calculate how energy is distributed (i.e., partitioned) on the molecular level and how many molecules or atoms exist in a given quantum state. 3. Determine the viable mechanisms for transferring energy and inducing chemical reactions via collisions and to calculate how quickly these processes occur and how they evolve in time. 4. Calculate absorption and emission spectra of atoms and molecules and to convert laboratory measurements of said spectra to thermodynamic properties of the test gas (e.g., temperature, pressure, species concentration, velocity).

ME 62000 - Combustion Of Energetic Materials
Credit Hours: 3.00.  Students will learn the concepts of how to approach research in the area of Energetic Materials (EM) based on an understanding of the fundamental principles. Students will learn how energetic materials are fabricated, safety used, as well as understand life cycle issues, homogeneous & heterogenous combustion, and advanced energetic material concepts. Multiphase combustion phenomena will be introduced and emphasized. They will apply these concepts to a literature review and group research project, as well as that includes applying thermochemistry and chemical kinetic software. In addition, six hands-on labs are performed. This material will be covered in the context of real-world applications, with an emphasis on energetic materials, combustion, propulsion, explosives, pyrotechnics, and detonation phenomenon. Pre-requisite: ME 52500 or AAE 53900 or consent of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Become familiar with the basic terminology, material science, physics & chemistry of energetic materials. 2.  Learn how to safely work with energetic materials. 3.  Learn how to experimentally or computationally approach research. 4.  Learn how to approach literature reviews and form hypotheses for future research. 5.  Learn the knowledge and experience needed to understand, model, develop, and experimentally characterize energetic materials, and well as numerous related fields.

ME 62500 - Advanced Combustion
Credit Hours: 3.00. Coupling of the energy, species, and mass conservation equations with the momentum equation. Statistical treatment of turbulence and the problems of interactions of turbulence with chemistry, radiation, and two-phase flows. Critical study of at least 10 seminal and recent contributions in the combustion literature. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: ME 52500.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

ME 64000 - Structural Acoustics
Credit Hours: 3.00. Waves in fluids and structures, dispersion relations, sound radiation from structures, radiation efficiency, radiation from concentrated forces, effect of fluid loading on wave propagation, transmission of sound through barriers, effect of panel lining, enclosures, acoustically induced vibration of structures and numerical calculation of fluid-structure interaction. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: ME 51300, 56300.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

ME 65000 - Computational Fracture Mechanics
Credit Hours: 3.00. Advanced concepts of methods for the analysis of cracks, of crack propagation and damage evolution. Prediction of the macroscopic behavior of structures as it emerges from the presence of defects such as cracks, voids, or delamination. Linear elastic and nonlinear fracture problems. Rate independent and rate dependent problems. Methods in computational fracture mechanics where material separation emerges as an outcome of the boundary value problem. Demonstrations of how mechanical design can take advantage of the methods of computational fracture mechanics by introducing such concepts into structural analyses. Applications of computations in predictive analysis and its importance in simulation-based engineering. Prerequisites: AAE 55800 or ME 48900, or similar courses in finite element analysis or ME 57000 or ME 61200 or AAE 55300, or similar courses on advanced solid mechanics. Recommended but not required: CEE 597-109 or AAE 65400.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Introduce concepts of computational methods for material damage, fracture and fatigue. 2. Learn continuum mechanics concepts for description of material failure. 3. Learn about advanced constitutive equations for bulk and interface failure. 4. Learn how model material failure processes. 5. Learn how to develop and apply computational mechanics methods. 6. Apply these concepts to analysis of failure at the macro, micro and Nano scale.

ME 66400 - Vibrations Of Continuous Systems
Credit Hours: 3.00. Theory of small oscillations of continuous systems. Love's equations for thin shells, reduction to special cases of shallow shells, plates, beams, etc. Initial stresses; influence of shear; thermal excitation. Initial value problems; forced vibrations; structural damping. The dynamic Green's function, impedance concepts; variational approaches. Experimental procedures, scaling, composite, and stiffened shells. Prerequisite: knowledge of one degree of freedom system vibrations.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      Northwest- Westville
      Northwest- Hammond
      West Lafayette

ME 67500 - Multivariable Control System Designs
Credit Hours: 3.00. Fundamentals of the frequency response loop shaping methodology for the analysis and design of robust multivariable control systems will be presented. Emphasis is on suitable extensions of the classical Bode-Nyquist design techniques to systems with not only uncertain parameters but also multiple inputs and outputs. Instrument and environmental signal level constraints on the performance of control systems will be critically evaluated. Students are required to develop ability to handle open-ended design issues involving significant multiobjective performance trade-offs. Prerequisite: ME 57500.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

ME 67700 - Nonlinear Feedback Controller Design
Credit Hours: 3.00. Controller design and analysis of nonlinear feedback systems. Topics include the design of linear/nonlinear feedback controllers. Describing Function (DF) techniques for design, Popov and Generalized Circle Criterion for closed-loop stability, functional analysis and Volterra series approaches, and introduction to existing nonlinear controller design tools. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: ME 67500.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

ME 68000 - Bifurcations And Chaos
Credit Hours: 3.00. Basic concepts in stability of systems, nonlinear dynamical systems, and bifurcation theory. Algebraic and geometric techniques for local bifurcation analysis. Models governed by difference, ordinary, and particle differential equations. Examples from mechanical, structural, chemical, and electrical systems. Models of chaotic behavior. Techniques for prediction of chaos. Routes to chaos. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: ME 58000.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times

ME 68100 - Finite And Boundary Element Methods
Credit Hours: 3.00. The solution of problems in mechanical engineering using the generalized numerical techniques; the finite element method and the boundary element method. Topics include reformulation of partial differential equations into appropriate form for each method. The development and implementation of code and solution of problems. Applications include: acoustics, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, design, mechanics and biomechanics. Prerequisite: ME 58100.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

ME 68700 - Laser Diagnostics For Reacting Flows
Credit Hours: 3.00. The principles of spectroscopic laser diagnostics including absorption, fluorescence, and Raman scattering techniques. Theory of the interaction of laser radiation with atomic and molecular resonances. Lasers and detectors for optical diagnostics. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: ME 50100.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

ME 68900 - Adaptive Control
Credit Hours: 3.00. Theory and application of adaptive control of linear systems in both continuous and discrete time domain. Real-time parameter estimation algorithms, direct and indirect adaptive methods, deterministic self-tuning regulators, Lyapunov stability theory, input-output stability, model-reference adaptive control, stability and convergence of adaptive algorithms, robustness, and implementation issues, with laboratory experiments and demonstrations. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: ME 57500.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times

ME 69000 - Individual Study In Mechanical Engineering
Credit Hours: 0.00 to 18.00. Individual study in advanced areas not currently available through formal course offerings within the University. Course plan must be approved by professor in charge prior to registering for the course. Written report and presentation of a departmental seminar based on material studied are required at the end of the semester. Permission of instructor required.
0.000 TO 18.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ME 69100 - Mechanical Engineering Graduate Seminar
Credit Hours: 0.00. Acquaint graduate students with a broad spectrum of research in various areas of mechanical engineering. Weekly seminars by invitees/researchers from academia, national labs, or industry. Seminar topics provide a mix of subjects, areas and disciplines, and can involve considerable technical depth, a broad overview and/or historical perspectives.
0.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Develop an understanding of the field of Mechanical Engineering in its widest possible applications. 2. Develop an appreciation of the various interdisciplinary research efforts being pursued where Mechanical Engineering has the potential to provide leadership.

ME 69600 - Advanced Professional Internship
Credit Hours: 0.00. Advanced professional experience in mechanical engineering. The program is coordinated by the school with cooperation of participating employers. Students submit a summary report. Prerequisite: Master's student standing.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Experiential

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Full-Time Privileges, Internship

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ME 69700 - Advanced Mechanical Engineering Projects II
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 6.00. Projects or special topics of contemporary importance or of special interest that are outside the scope of the standard graduate curriculum can be studied under the Mechanical Engineering Projects course. Interested students should seek a faculty advisor by meeting with individual faculty members who work in their area of special interest and prepare a brief description of the work to be undertaken in cooperation with their advisor. Prerequisite: Doctoral student standing. Permission of instructor required.
0.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Indiana College Network, Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      IUPUI
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ME 69800 - Research MS Thesis
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 18.00. Research MS Thesis. Permission of instructor required.
1.000 TO 18.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Research

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      IUPUI
      Northwest- Westville
      Northwest- Hammond
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times

ME 69900 - Research PhD Thesis
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 18.00. Research PhD Thesis. Permission of instructor required.
1.000 TO 18.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Research

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      IUPUI
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


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