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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. Typically offered Spring Summer Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, 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:     
      PU Fort Wayne
      IUPUI
      North Central
      West Lafayette


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. Typically offered Fall Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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:
Lower Division

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

Learning Objectives: 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. Friction. Distributed forces. Centers of gravity and centroids. Applications from structural and machine elements, such as bars, trusses, and friction devices. Kinematics and equations of motion of a particle for rectilinear and curvilinear motion. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, 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:     
      IUPUI
      North Central
      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. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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
      North Central
      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. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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 28700 - Industrial Practice III
Credit Hours: 0.00. Professional practice of engineering in industry. Comprehensive written report of this experience required. For cooperative program students only. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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 28800 - Industrial Practice IV
Credit Hours: 0.00. Professional practice of engineering in industry. Comprehensive written report of this experience required. For cooperative program students only. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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 28900 - Industrial Practice V
Credit Hours: 0.00. Professional practice of engineering in industry. Comprehensive written report of this experience required. For cooperative program students only. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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

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


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. Typically offered Fall Spring.
1.000 Credit hours

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

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Lower Division, GTC-Science, Tech & Society, UC-Science, Tech & Society

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

Learning Objectives: 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 - Professional Practice Extensive Co-Op 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. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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


ME 29299 - Professional Practice Extensive Co-Op 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. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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


ME 29700 - Mechanical Engineering Sophomore Projects
Credit Hours: 1.00 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. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
0.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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. Typically offered Fall Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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 30900 - Fluid Mechanics
Credit Hours: 4.00. Continuum, velocity field, fluid statics, manometers, basic conservation laws for systems and control volumes, dimensional analysis. Euler and Bernoulli equations, viscous flows, boundary layers, flow in channels and around submerged bodies, one-dimensional gas dynamics, turbomachinery. Typically offered Fall Spring.
0.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Laboratory Preparation, 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:     
      West Lafayette


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. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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. Typically offered Fall Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

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

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 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. The laboratory experience provides open-ended projects to reinforce the design process. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lab 1, 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 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. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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 - Systems And Measurements
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to engineering measurement fundamentals, including digital and frequency domain techniques, noise, and error analysis. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, 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:     
      West Lafayette


ME 37500 - System Modeling And Analysis
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to modeling electrical, mechanical, fluid, and thermal systems containing elements such as sensors and actuators used in feedback control systems. Dynamic response and stability characteristics. Closed loop system analysis including proportional, integral, and derivative elements to control system response. Typically offered Fall Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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:     
      PU Fort Wayne
      West Lafayette


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. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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 - Professional Practice Extensive Co-Op 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. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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 39499 - Professional Practice Extensive Co-Op 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. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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 39599 - Professional Practice Extensive Co-Op 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. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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 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. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 Credit hours

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

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. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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:     
      IUPUI
      Calumet
      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, nuclear/fossil fuel power plants, internal combustion engines, gas turbines, electronic equipment, processing of primary metals and plastics, and manufacturing processes. Optimization techniques, energy costs, economics, and environmental issues. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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:     
      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. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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


ME 43800 - Gas Turbine Engines
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. Not open to students with credit in A&AE 37200. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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 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. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

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

Learning Objectives: 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. Typically offered Fall Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, 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:     
      West Lafayette


ME 45200 - Machine Design II
Credit Hours: 3.00. Design and analysis of mechanical systems, for fluctuating loading. Fatigue analysis. Application of design fundamentals to mechanical components, and integration of components to form systems. Typically offered Fall Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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 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. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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 Objectives: 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 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. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, 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 47300 - Engineering Design Using Modern Materials
Credit Hours: 3.00. Interdisciplinary approach to design with modern materials including metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. Fundamentals of mechanics of materials, failure theories, and fracture mechanics applied to different materials; basic material properties and design with metals and ceramics; microstructure, chemistry, and bonding in polymers; material properties and design with polymers; composite materials. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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 47500 - Automatic Control Systems
Credit Hours: 3.00. Controller design in frequency domain with introduction to digital systems and control. Typically offered Fall Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, 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:     
      West Lafayette


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. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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 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. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

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

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


ME 49800 - Research In Mechanical Engineering I
Credit Hours: 3.00. Individual research projects for students with honors classification. Requires prior approval of, and arrangement with, a faculty research advisor. Honors classification. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
3.000 Credit hours

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

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


ME 49900 - Research In Mechanical Engineering II
Credit Hours: 3.00. Continuation of ME 49800. Requires submission of a written thesis, public presentation, and oral defense of the research project. Honors Classification. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
3.000 Credit hours

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

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


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. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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
      Calumet
      West Lafayette


ME 50100 - Statistical Thermodynamics
Credit Hours: 3.00. The molecular intepretation 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. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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 Objectives: 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. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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 Objectives: 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 50400 - Automotive Control
Credit Hours: 3.00. Basic engine operation; lambda control, speed control, knock control, fuel injection timing control, ignition control of SI engines; driveline modeling, automatic transmission control, clutch phasing control; wheel model, complete vehicle model; observers, friction coefficient estimators, tire contact patch force estimators; anti-lock brake control, traction control, yaw stability control; drive-by-wire systems. The distance offering of this course originates from the IUPUI campus, is offered through streaming video via ProEd, and may be made available at the West Lafayette campus. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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
      West Lafayette


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. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Indiana College Network, Professional, Undergraduate
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
      Indiana College Network
      PU Fort Wayne
      IUPUI
      Calumet
      West Lafayette


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

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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


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. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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


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. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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


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. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Indiana College Network, Professional, Undergraduate
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
      Indiana College Network
      PU Fort Wayne
      IUPUI
      West Lafayette


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. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Indiana College Network, Professional, Undergraduate
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:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      Indiana College Network
      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. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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 Objectives: 1. To introduce concepts in thermal management of electronics to senior undergraduate and graduate students and practicing engineers. 2. To provide an appreciation for the applications of first principles to electronics cooling and packaging problems in industry. 3. To 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. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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
      Calumet
      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. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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 Objectives: 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 51700 - Micro/Nanoscale Physical Processes
Credit Hours: 3.00. (CHE 51700) Study of physical processes encountered in small scale systems like Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) and nanotechnology. Introduction of tools for micron to molecular scale analysis of statics, dynamics, electricity and magnetism, surface phenomena, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and mass transfer. Quantitative analysis of specific MEMS devices using finite element analysis. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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 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. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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


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. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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 Objectives: 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. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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
      Indiana College Network
      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. Offered in alternate years. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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


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. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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


ME 53800 - Air Breathing Propulsion
Credit Hours: 3.00. (A&AE 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. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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 Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette


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. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 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 54900 - Practical Experience In Vibrations
Credit Hours: 3.00. Theory and application of experimental structural dynamics. Experimental techniques in model analysis, impedance modeling, and basic nonlinear vibrations. Time, frequency, and spatial characteristics of vibrating systems. Virtual and real-time demonstrations and experiments. Vehicle vibrations in ride, machinery diagnostics, and health monitoring of structural materials and components. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: 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 Objectives: 1. Introduce/review the theory of linear mechanical vibrations. 2. Learn how to model and analyze single/multi-degree-of-freedom (SDOF/MDOF) systems in free and forced vibration. 3. Learn how to plan experiments/tests and interpret dynamic response data using modern technology. 4. Introduce basic experimental methods, vibration hardware and advanced analysis techniques like modal analysis, impedance modeling and experimental nonlinear dynamics.


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 parrameters, 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 higherly 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. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Indiana College Network, Professional, Undergraduate
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:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      Indiana College Network
      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. Typically offered Spring.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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


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. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Indiana College Network, Professional, Undergraduate
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
      Indiana College Network
      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. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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 56000 - Kinematics
Credit Hours: 3.00. Geometry of constrained plane motion with applications to linkage design. Type and number synthesis, size synthesis. Path curvature, inflection circle, cubic of stationary curvature. Finite displacements, three and four separated positions. Graphical, analytical, and computer techniques. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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
      Calumet
      West Lafayette


ME 56100 - Optimal Design: Theory With Practice
Credit Hours: 3.00. Optimization as an element of engineering design process. Case studies which demonstrate the theory and application of nonlinear programming as a design tool. Comparative examination of unconstrained algorithms. Development and application of methods for the constrained case. Selected contemporary topics. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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


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. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Indiana College Network, Professional, Undergraduate
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
      Indiana College Network
      PU Fort Wayne
      West Lafayette


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, meassuring instruments, isolation, torsional systems. Introduction to nonlinear problems. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Indiana College Network, Professional, Undergraduate
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
      Indiana College Network
      PU Fort Wayne
      IUPUI
      Calumet
      West Lafayette


ME 56400 - Vibrations Of Discretized Systems
Credit Hours: 3.00. Theory of small oscillations of discrete or discretized systems of high dimensionality. Formulation of equations of motion using Lagrange's equation and the influence coefficients. Finite element reductions of continuous systems. Natural frequencies and modes: numerical methods. Free vibrations and forced vibration characteristics; modal expansion; approximation techniques; damping. Assembly of large systems from subsystems concepts, impedance techniques. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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


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. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Indiana College Network, Professional, Undergraduate
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
      Indiana College Network
      West Lafayette


ME 56900 - Mechanical Behavior Of Materials
Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of load and environmental conditions that influence the behavior of materials in service. Elastic and plastic behavior, fracture, fatigue, low and high temperature behavior. Fracture mechanics. Failure analysis case studies emphasis on design. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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:     
      PU Fort Wayne
      IUPUI
      West Lafayette


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. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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 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. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Indiana College Network, Professional, Undergraduate
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:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      Indiana College Network
      West Lafayette


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. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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 57300 - Interactive Computer Graphics
Credit Hours: 3.00. (C S 53500) The principles of computer graphics and interactive graphical methods for problem solving. Emphasis placed on both development and use of graphical tools for various display devices. Several classes of graphics hardware considered in detail. Topics include hardcopy plotting, refresh displays, dynamic techniques, three-dimensional transformations and hierarchical modeling, color, modeling of geometry, and hidden surface removal. Projects involve programming of interactive computer graphics applications. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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 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. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Indiana College Network, Professional, Undergraduate
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
      Indiana College Network
      PU Fort Wayne
      Calumet
      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. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: 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. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Indiana College Network, Professional, Undergraduate
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:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      Indiana College Network
      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. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Indiana College Network, Professional, Undergraduate
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
      Indiana College Network
      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. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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


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. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Indiana College Network, Professional, Undergraduate
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
      Indiana College Network
      IUPUI
      West Lafayette


ME 58500 - Instrumentation For Engineering Measurements
Credit Hours: 3.00. Fundamental concepts of static and dynamic measurements are reviewed. Transducers, signal conditioning, data transmission, and digital data acquisition systems are discussed. Emphasis is on applications and dynamic measurements. Offered in alternate years. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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


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. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: 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 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.). Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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:     
      IUPUI
      Calumet
      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. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, 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:     
      West Lafayette


ME 59200 - Fundamentals Of Particle Image Velocimetry
Credit Hours: 1.00. Measurement of fluids in motion using the particle image velocimetry technique and related techniques through computer programming, laboratory experiments, and independent research in experimental fluids journals. Typically offered Spring.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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 Objectives: 1. Understand the various scientific principles underlying the particle image velocimetry technique - fluid dynamics, particle dynamics, optics, etc. 2. Gain an in-depth understanding of the PIV technique including its advantages over competing techniques, its limitations, and its future potential. 3. An ability to analyze a particular flow and determine the optimal parameter space for investigating that flow: particle size, time between exposures, imaging format, magnification, etc. 4. Exposure to several of the commercial particle image velocimetry packages in addition to writing their own basic software.


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. Typically offered Fall Spring.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: 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

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. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Experiential, Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture, Practice Study Observation
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:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      Indiana College Network
      IUPUI
      Calumet
      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. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: 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. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: 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. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: 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. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering


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

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. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: 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 M E 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. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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 51000 or 58100. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Indiana College Network, Professional, Undergraduate
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
      Indiana College Network
      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 techiques). 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. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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 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. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: 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. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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 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. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering


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

ME 66700 - Advanced Dynamical Problems In Machine Design
Credit Hours: 3.00. Design of devices dependent upon velocity or acceleration-time relationships; differential equations of motion to obtain design data and operating characteristics; analytical solutions. Prerequisite: a first course in dynamics. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      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. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: 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 partical 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. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: 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. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      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. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      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. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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
Arrange Hours and Credit. 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. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 TO 18.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: 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. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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 Objectives: 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. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

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

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
      Indiana College Network
      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. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 18.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Research

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      IUPUI
      Calumet
      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. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 18.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
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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