Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

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

This course teaches the operational principles of spark-ignition and compression-ignition internal combustion engines through the application of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and heat transfer. Course studies engine performance, efficiency, and emissions using cycle-based analysis, combustion thermochemistry, and compressible fluid flow.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 4201(C)

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 or MEEM 2201

MEEM 5220 - Fuel Cell Technology

Fuel cell basics, operation principles and advanced performance analysis. Emphasis on component materials and two-phase transport phenomena on proton exchange membrane fuel cells. Hydrogen production, transportation, and storage. Balance of plant and systems analysis.

  • 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: Spring - 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 4201(C) or MEEM 5211(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; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Eng-Eng Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 4295

Manufacturing and Industrial

MEEM 5640 - Micromanufacturing Processes

Introduction, analysis and reporting of 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.

  • 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 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 MEEM 4775