Current Courses

The following courses are scheduled for online delivery or have been recently delivered online in a past semester. 4000-level courses are final year undergraduate and 5000- and 6000- are graduate level courses.

Energy and Thermo-Fluids

MEEM 4220 - Internal Combustion Engines I

Teaches the operation and design of various types of internal combustion engines through the application of applied thermodynamics, cycle analysis, combustion, mixtures of gases, fluid dynamics, and heat transfer.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 3210

MEEM 4295 - Introduction to Propulsion Systems for Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Hybrid electric vehicle analysis will be developed and applied to examine the operation, integration, and design of powertrain components. Model based simulation and design is applied to determine vehicle performance measures in comparison to vehicle technical specifications. Power flows, losses, energy usage, and drive quality are examined over drive-cycles via application of these tools.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering; May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 2200 or ENG 3200

MEEM 5200 - Advanced Thermodynamics

A study of the principles of thermodynamics, including fundamental concepts and introduction of the analytical treatments of the first, second and combined first and second laws of thermodynamics. Topics include irreversibility, availability (exergy), thermodynamic relations, mixtures, chemical reactions, and chemical equilibrium.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering

MEEM 5220 - Fuel Cell Technology

Fuel cell technology basics, operating principles and performance will be discussed from energy and thermodynamic viewpoints. Major types will be described and emphasis will be on construction features, performance behavior and analysis. The balance of fuel cell power plant and thermal system design and analysis that affect power generation; as well as hydrogen infrastructure and issues related to delivering electrical power generated from the fuel cell will be covered.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering

MEEM 5250 - Internal Combustion Engines II

Advanced topics in internal combustion engines with emphasis on CI operation, modeling of engines, modeling of combustion processes, tribology, second law applications, and other topics of current interest.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2001-2002 academic year
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Eng-Eng Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 4220 and MEEM 5200(C)

MEEM 5295 - Advanced Propulsion Systems for Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) will be studied and simulated using advanced powertrain component analysis and modeling. An in-depth analysis and study of power flows, losses and energy usage are examined for isolated powertrain components and HEV configurations. Simulation tools will be developed and applied to specify powertrain and vehicle components and to develop control and calibration for a constrained optimization to vehicle technical specifications.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 4295 or EE 4295

Manufacturing & Industrial

MEEM 5640 - Micromanufacturing Processes

Introduces the processes and equipment for fabricating microsystems and the methods for measuring component size and system performance. Fabrication processes include microscale milling, drilling, diamond machining, and lithography. Measurement methods include interferometry and scanning electron microscopy. No credit for both MEEM4640 MEEM5640.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Eng-Eng Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics

Design and Dynamic Systems

MEEM 5450 - Vehicle Dynamics

This course will introduce the models and techniques needed to predict the performance of a road vehicle during drive off, braking, ride, and steering manuevers. Topics to be covered include: acceleration and braking performance, drive train performance including an introduction to hybrid electric power train architecture, vehicle handling, suspension modeling, tire models, and steering control. Matlab will be used as a computational tool for implementation of the models.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering

MEEM 5700 - Dynamic Measurement/Signal Analysis

Assessment of measurement system requirements: transducers, conditioners, and displays of dynamic measurands. Time-, frequency-, probabilistic-, and correlative-domain approaches to dynamic signal analysis: sampled data, discrete Fourier transforms, digital filtering, estimation errors, system identification, calibration, recording. Introduction to wavelet analysis. All concepts reinforced in laboratory and simulation exercises.
Credits: 4.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering

MEEM 5715 - Linear Systems Theory and Design

Overview of linear algebra, modern control; state-based design of linear systems, observability, controllability, pole placement, observer design, stability theory of linear time-varying systems, Lyapunov stability, optimal control, linear quadratic regulator, Kalman filter,
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Eng-Eng Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics
Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 4700 or EE 4261 or EE 3261