ME-401. Applied Engineering Analysis
This course is intended for physical science and engineering students. Topics include inner product spaces, operator algebra, eigenvalue problems, Fourier series, Sturm-Liouville theory, and partial differential equations. Cross list MTH-461
ME-402. Engineering Computational Analysis
This course introduces applications of Matrix algebra (Review only), solution of linear simultaneous equations , solving linear system of equations by iteration methods , roots of algebraic and transcendental equations , interpolation, methods of finding polynomial roots , Eigen values & eigenvectors, numerical integration, numerical differentiation, numerical solution of initial value problems, boundary value problems.
ME-411. Product Development
This course introduces organizational issues and decision-making for capital investments in new technologies. The commercialization process is traced from research and development and marketing activities through the implementation phase involving the manufacturing function. Term project is a commercialization plan for a new manufacturing technology.
ME-414. Inverse Problems in Mechanics
Inverse problems are very common in engineering where the outputs are known but the inputs are unkown. This course will show how to properly setup a well-posed inverse problem, how to solve matrix inverse, and conduct hands on experiments by creating strain gage based force transducers.
ME-418. Quality Control Engineering
This course addresses quality control in the manufacturing environment, statistical methods used in quality assurance, statistical process control.
ME-425. Energy Systems
This course introduces fundamental principles of energy transmission and energy conversion. Comprehension of the physical systems in which the conversion of energy is accomplished. Primary factors necessary in the design and performance analysis of energy systems three credits.
ME-427. Transport Phenomena
This course introduces theory and applications of heat, mass, and momentum transport. The fluid dynamics topics such as conservation laws, laminar and turbulent flow, Navier Stokes equations of motion and other related topics will be covered. Topics include free and forced convection, boiling and condensation, and the analogy between heat and mass transport. Practical problems of engineering applications in different areas will be discussed.
ME-432. Vibration of Dynamic Systems
This course is an introductory course in mechanical vibration dealing with free and forced vibration of single and multi-degree of freedom for linear systems.
ME-436. Solid Mechanics
This course is an introduction to continuum mechanics, variational methods, including vectors and tensors, state of stress and compatibility equation, plain stress and strain. Energy Principles and virtual work will be discussed.
ME-438. Machine Design II
An advanced course in machine design topics that expands upon the concepts of Machine Design I. This course goes into more detail of the basic machine fundamentals introduced previously such as levers, belts, pulleys, gears, cams and power screws. Emphasis is also placed on 3D printing and the future of additive manufacturing.
ME-439. Classical Mechanics
This course is an introduction to classical mechanics. Topics covered include: Newtonian mechanics, oscillations, Lagrangian and Hamilton’s principle, Dynamics of a systems of particles and rigid bodies.
ME-442. Material Science
This course introduces advance materials for engineers, emphasizing the fundamentals of manufacturing/structure/property/function relation and applications. Topics include materials selection for machine design components in micro and nano-scales, biomaterials, nano-composites, and optimized materials for nano-sensors & actuator systems.
This course is a multidiscipline technical area defined as the synergistic integration of mechanical engineering with electronic and intelligent computer control in the design and manufacture of industrial products and processes. This course covers topics such as actuators and drive systems, sensors, programmable controllers, microcontroller programming and interfacing, and automation systems integration.
This course explores the fundamentals of Nanotechnology and its applications for colloidal suspension, Electrophoretic deposition and nano sensing by understanding materials properties, micro-machining, sensor and actuator principles. Two hours lecture and three hours lab per week.
ME-454. Control Systems
Laplace transforms and matrices. Mathematical modeling of physical systems. Block diagram and signal flow graph representation. Time-domain performance specifications. Stability analysis; Routh-Hurwitz criterion. Steady state error analysis. Root-locus and frequency response techniques. Design and compensation of feedback systems. Introductory State space analysis.
ME-498. Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering
This course includes selected topics in the field of mechanical engineering. These may include one or more of the following: control systems, automation, robotics, manufacturing systems, solid mechanics, energy systems, fluid flow, acoustics, computer systems, bio-mechanics.
ME-501. Graduate Education Continuum
Recorded with grade for one credit-hour. Occurs as a continuum bases till successful completion of thesis or project.
Students have the option of selecting up to six credits- hours of thesis or three credit hour of project under guidance of a thesis/project advisor. The thesis will have a committee of three members; at least two members (including the adviser) must be Wilkes faculty members. The thesis/project should be presented in an open forum.