Mechanical Engineering

A candidate for the Master of Science in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) must meet the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) degree at this campus, or the essential equivalent to these requirements. The candidate must then complete at least 30 credit hours of graduate work approved by the program advisor/graduate committee with an average grade of at least B covering all courses elected. These 30 credit hours must include two graduate-level cognate courses for a minimum of three credit hours each in a department other than mechanical engineering. Students are not permitted to elect more than two courses outside mechanical engineering.

Students who have not fulfilled the requirements of the bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering should communicate with the department graduate committee regarding the requirements to be met.

Within the broad framework given above, the student must elect courses to fulfill the following distribution requirements:

ME 518Advanced Engineering Analysis 13
Two courses from Group A6
Two courses from Group B6
One mathematics or math-related cognate course 23
One non-ME 500 level cognate course3
Three ME graduate courses as Electives9
Thesis optional:
6 credit hours, to be deducted from Electives area.
Total Credit Hours30
1

Must be taken within the first two terms of enrollments

2

i.e. IMSE 510, IMSE 511, or any 500 level MATH or STAT course

Group A: Mechanical Science Courses

ME 510Finite Element Methods3
ME 512Structural Analysis3
ME 514Advanced Stress Analysis3
ME 515Advanced Mechanics of Solids3
ME 516Special Topics in Mech Eng3
ME 519Basic Comp Methods in Eng3
ME 540Mechanical Vibrations3
ME 542Advanced Dynamics3
ME 543Vehicle Dynamics3
ME 545Acoustics and Noise Control3
ME 547Powertrains I3
ME 548Automotive Powertrains II3
ME 554Theory of Gearing and Applicat3
ME 556Stress and Stren Cons in Desgn3
ME 558Fracture and Fatig Cons in Des3
ME 560Experimental Methods in Design3
ME 563Advanced Instrum and Control3
ME 565Mechatronics3
ME 567Reliability Consid in Design3
ME 570Powertrain NVH of Elect Veh3
ME 580Advanced Engineering Materials3
ME 581Materials for Manufacturing3
ME 582Injection Molding3
ME 583Mechanical Behav of Materials3
ME 584Mechanical Behavior of Polymer3
ME 585Cast Metals in Eng Design3
ME 586Materials Consid in Manufactur3
ME 587Automotive Composites3
ME 588Production of Mech Products3
ME 589Composite Materials3
ME 591Degradation of Materials3
ME 610Finite Elem Methods--Nonlinear3

Group B: Thermal/Fluid Science Courses

ME 516Special Topics in Mech Eng3
ME 521Dyn and Therm of Comp Flow3
ME 522Advanced Fluid Mechanics3
ME 525Computational Thermo-Fluids3
ME 528Fund of Boiling and Condensatn3
ME 531Statistical Thermodynamics3
ME 532Combustion Processes3
ME 535Advanced Thermodynamics3
ME 537Automotive Air Conditioning3
ME 538Vehicle Thermal Management3
ME 552Sustainable Energy Systems3
ME 571Conduction Heat Transfer3
ME 572Convection Heat Transfer3
ME 573Radiative Transport of Heat3
ME 575Energy: Sources,Cnvrsion,Util3
ME 577Energy Conversion3
ME 592Fuel Cells3
ME 596Internal Combustion Engines I3
ME 597Internal Combustion Engines II3
ME 598Engine Emissions3
ME 622Adv Topics in Fluid Mechanics3

Thesis and Independent Study

ME 600Study or Res in Sel Mech Eng1-3
ME 601Exper Research in Mech Eng1-3
ME 602Guided Study in Mech Eng1-6
ME 699Master's Thesis1-6

The accumulated grade average in the master’s program must be at least a B to receive the degree. Further, a grade below B in any course will not be accepted for graduate credit unless, after review of the credit circumstances, the acceptance of the credit is recommended by the graduate committee.

In order to be admitted as an applicant for the master’s degree, students must satisfy the graduate committee of the department that they have completed preparation equivalent to the undergraduate degree requirements in this department and that they are prepared to undertake the advanced courses. In general, the applicants must have maintained B averages as undergraduates. Students will not be given graduate credit for courses equivalent to any which they have been required to take for the bachelor’s degree or for courses required in the undergraduate curriculum of this department.

ME 510     Finite Element Methods     3 Credit Hours

Overview and applications of FE theory in linear static and dynamic systems. Review of matrices, strain and stress tensors. Variational and energy principles in FEA. Applications in linear stress analysis; 1D, 2D and 3D. Transient solutions; modal analysis. Modeling concepts. Use of general purpose codes like ANSYS, NISA, ARIES. Project work. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

ME 512     Structural Analysis     3 Credit Hours

Advanced treatment of dynamic structural theories. Topics covered include: Rayleigh and Timoshenko beams and plates; free and forced vibration response of structural components; static and dynamic stability; and impact.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate or Doctorate

ME 514     Advanced Stress Analysis     3 Credit Hours

Stresses and deformations in mechanical and structural elements and systems; theory, analysis and applications. Topics selected from among the following in applied elasticity and advanced mechanics of materials: stress and strain transformation; plane theory of elasticity and stress functions; energy methods; thick-walled cylinders and spinning disks; torsion of non-circular and hollow sections; unsymmetric bending and shear center; curved beams; beams on elastic foundations; plates and shells; elastic stability. Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

ME 515     Advanced Mechanics of Solids     3 Credit Hours

A comprehensive treatment of the theory of the mechanics of deformable media. Analysis of stress and strain, stress-strain relations, and the general equations of elasticity. Formulations for large strains; small strain linearization. Applications to boundary value problems. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

ME 516     Special Topics in Mech Eng     1 to 3 Credit Hours

Selected topics pertinent to mechanical engineering. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

ME 516A     Special Topics in Mech Engin     3 Credit Hours

TOPIC: Tribology This course provides fundamental concepts of tribology (friction, lubrication and wear). In addition to the theory of tribology, practical aspects of designing for wear life and frictional performance are covered. Topics to be included are lubricants, wear mechanisms for metals, polymers and ceramics, surface enginnering, tribolobical modeling, engine triboloby and tool tribology. (OC).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

ME 518     Advanced Engineering Analysis     3 Credit Hours

The course emphasizes the exact methods used in the solution of the partial differential equations that arise in advanced engineering problems. Examples are taken from heat transfer, fluid dynamics, solid mechanics, electromagnetic theory, vibrations, etc. Linear integral equations, time dependent boundary conditions, nonlinear boundary conditions, and other topics. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

ME 519     Basic Comp Methods in Eng     3 Credit Hours

An introduction to basic numerical methods in engineering. Topics covered include solutions of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, solution of initial and boundary value problems in engineering by shooting, finite-difference and transformation techniques, computer-aided perturbation, numerical inversion of Laplace transformation. Finite-element methods. Solutions of partial differential equations. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

ME 521     Dyn and Therm of Comp Flow     3 Credit Hours

Review of basic equations of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics in control volume form. One-dimensional, compressible flow involving area change, normal shocks, friction, heat transfer, and combined effects. Two-dimensional supersonic flow including linearization, method of characteristics, and oblique shocks. One-dimensional, constant area, unsteady flow. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Rackham

ME 522     Advanced Fluid Mechanics     3 Credit Hours

Graduate level course of fluid mechanics. Review of fluid flow phenomena based on common principles of transfer of mass, momentum, and energy. Introduction of the fundamental concepts and methods of analysis of fluid flows in industrial and environmental settings. Navier Stokes equations; viscous and inviscid flows; laminar and turbulent flows; boundary layers; drag; thermal convection. Prerequisite: Full course of undergraduate thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and heat transfer. Course is the equivalent of ME 520. Students who have already taken ME 520 with a grade of B or better will not receive additional credit for ME 522. (W,YR)

Prerequisite(s): ME 230 and ME 430

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate or Doctorate
Can enroll if Major is Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering-NCFD

ME 525     Computational Thermo-Fluids     3 Credit Hours

The course introduces students to the fundamentals of computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer. Classification of partial differential equations and formulation of well-posed problems. Spatial and temporal approximation techniques for partial differential equations: stability, consistency and convergence. Finite volume formulations. Survey of methods for solving hyperbolic, elliptic, and parabolic problems. Formulation of discrete boundary conditions. Application of methods to one- and two-dimensional flow and heat transfer problems. (AY).

Prerequisite(s): ME 518

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ME 528     Fund of Boiling and Condensatn     3 Credit Hours

An introduction to the basic elements of condensation and vaporization processes. Topics cover fundamentals such as gas-liquid interfacial phenomena; phase stability and nucleation; two phase flow regimes, and critical heat flux. The course also includes special topics and applications such as convective vaporization and condensation in heat transfer equipment. Three Lecture hours per week.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ME 531     Statistical Thermodynamics     3 Credit Hours

Introduction to statistical methods of evaluating thermodynamic and transport properties. Elements of quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, and kinetic theory, as applied to engineering thermodynamics. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

ME 532     Combustion Processes     3 Credit Hours

Introduction to combustion processes, equilibrium and reaction kinetics. Combustion of premixed gases, detonation and deflagration flames. Laminar and turbulent flames. Ignition, flammability, and flame quenching. Application to spark, diesel and gas turbine engines. Combustion-generated pollution. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

ME 535     Advanced Thermodynamics     3 Credit Hours

Advanced treatment of engineering thermodynamics as applied to producing mechanical power and refrigeration. Involves rigorous application of the first and second laws. Topics to be discussed are energy/entropy generation, thermodynamics relations, nonreacting mixtures, and reacting mixtures. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Rackham

ME 537     Automotive Air Conditioning     3 Credit Hours

Applications of HVAC fundamentals to analysis and design of automotive air conditioning systems. Topics include psychometrics, thermal comfort, refrigeration cycles and system design, heating system design, air flow circuits, air space diffusion, compact heat exchanger design, and instrumentation/controls.

Prerequisite(s): AENG 534

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

ME 538     Vehicle Thermal Management     3 Credit Hours

This course covers fundamental thermo-fluid principles and advanced topics in thermal management of conventional and electric drive vehicles (EDVs). The topics include: principles of energy conservation, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics; vehicle thermal management system and components; electrification of vehicle thermal management system; EDV thermal management; battery thermal management in EDVs; and waste energy recovery.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate or Doctorate

ME 540     Mechanical Vibrations     3 Credit Hours

A study of the linear vibrations of discrete multi-degree-of-freedom systems. Generation of equations of motion using the unit displacement, unit force, and Lagrange methods. Generalized eigenvalue problem. Modal analysis. Effects of damping. Synthesis of forced response by the unit step, unit impulse, and Fourier series methods; response to shock excitation. Numerical techniques. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Rackham

ME 542     Advanced Dynamics     3 Credit Hours

An advanced treatment of analytical mechanics for particles, systems of particles and rigid body motions with special emphasis on three-dimensional motion. Lagrange's equation of motion will be introduced and utilized in the analysis of multiple-mass systems. Computer methods will be covered. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

ME 543     Vehicle Dynamics     3 Credit Hours

A treatment of the response, ride, and maneuvering of motor vehicles. Road loads, suspension systems, mechanics of pneumatic tires.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Doctorate or Rackham

ME 545     Acoustics and Noise Control     3 Credit Hours

Fundamentals of acoustical waves, sound propagation and intensity, instruments for vibration and noise, HVAC system noise, automobile and aircraft noise, noise control techniques. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Rackham

ME 547     Powertrains I     3 Credit Hours

Topics in vehicle powertrain kinematics and dynamics, engine output characteristics, vehicle road load analysis, engine-transmission matching, design and analysis of gears and gear systems, planetary gear trains, design of powertrain components, clutch design and analysis, transmission design and analysis, torque and ratio analysis of automatic transmissions. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if Major is Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Systems Engineering

ME 548     Automotive Powertrains II     3 Credit Hours

Simulation of vehicle performance; dynamics in gear shifting; engine balance, fuel economy, and performance related to powertrains; powertrain arrangements, manual and automatic transmissions, automotive axles, four-wheel-drive systems; design and manufacturing of gearing systems.

Prerequisite(s): AENG 547 or ME 547

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Rackham

ME 552     Sustainable Energy Systems     3 Credit Hours

The course provides an overview of energy technology from a broad perspective that encompasses technical and environmental aspects. It covers a wide range of traditional and alternative energy sources and presents assessments of their availability, sustainability, and environmental impacts as well as evaluation of their potential role in solving the global energy problem. Course work includes project.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ME 554     Theory of Gearing and Applicat     3 Credit Hours

The course emphasizes the theory and methodology for the design, manufacturing and analysis of gears and other engineering surfaces. Topics include differential geometry, kinematics of conjugate motions, surface enveloping, curvatures, cutter design, machine tool settings, simulation of machining process, tooth contact analysis, geometry modeling and design of power transmissions. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

ME 556     Stress and Stren Cons in Desgn     3 Credit Hours

Treatment of stress and strength aspects of machine design. Analytic and experimental determination of stresses in machine members. Evaluation of strength under steady and fatigue loadings. Post-yield behavior, residual stress, temperature and corrosion effects. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

ME 558     Fracture and Fatig Cons in Des     3 Credit Hours

A comprehensive review of fracture and fatigue processes in engineering material with emphasis on mechanics instead of mechanisms of failure. Design methodology based on fracture toughness and fatigue crack propagation is presented. Laboratory test methods and data interpretations are also presented. Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

ME 560     Experimental Methods in Design     3 Credit Hours

Planned experiments and their statistical analysis. Emphasis on application in life and strength testing. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Rackham

ME 563     Advanced Instrum and Control     3 Credit Hours

Analysis of design techniques in modern control theory are presented. State space concepts, digital control, and adaptive control methods are covered, along with information on practical implementation problems experienced with these control techniques. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

ME 565     Mechatronics     3 Credit Hours

Mechatronics, as an engineering discipline, is the synergistic combination of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, control engineering, and computer science, all integrated through the design process. The course is to establish a working familiarity with the key engineering elements in the design and control of electro-mechanical systems in general and automotive systems in particular. The key engineering elements include microprocessor technology, electronics, sensors and actuators, data communication and interface, control algorithms, and mechanisms of machine elements. The course is to introduce a design methodology in an integrated system environment through case studies and design projects. (AY).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

ME 567     Reliability Consid in Design     3 Credit Hours

Theory and application of common statistical distributions to the analysis of both life and strength data for components. Introduction to system reliability. Emphasis on use of digital computer in reliability simulation and analysis. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

ME 570     Powertrain NVH of Elect Veh     3 Credit Hours

This course focuses on the Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) characteristics of Electric Vehicles (EV), Hybrid Electrical Vehicles (HEV), and Plug-In Electric Vehicles (PHEV). Topics include principles of mechanical vibration and acoustics, driveline induced noise/vibration from both conventional internal combustion engine and electrical motor/generator, cooling fan noise, regenerative braking system and electrical accessory noise. The potential countermeasures for typical noise/vibration sources will be presented. The course consists of classroom lectures and experimental laboratory sessions. The laboratory sessions will provide the student with hands-on experience on noise/vibration measurements and analyses. The student will be required to carry out a course project on NVH related subject of electrified vehicles.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

ME 571     Conduction Heat Transfer     3 Credit Hours

Conduction heat transfer in steady and transient state, including heat sources. Analytical, numerical, graphical, and analog methods of solution for steady and fluctuating boundary conditions. Thermal stresses. Dynamics of thermal instrumentation and heat exchangers. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

ME 572     Convection Heat Transfer     3 Credit Hours

The course is primarily concerned with the determination of the rate of heat transfer due to the transport of energy to or from surfaces by both molecular conduction processes and gross fluid movement inside channels and over external surfaces. Emphasis will be placed on basic understanding of the convection heat transfer phenomena and the necessary mathematical techniques for the solution of such problems along with engineering applications. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Doctorate or Rackham

ME 573     Radiative Transport of Heat     3 Credit Hours

Thermal radiation processes. Physics of monochromatic and total radiation. Emission and absorption. Exchange factors for black and gray surfaces and enclosures. Radiant exchange involving: absorbing and emitting media, including gases and flames. Properties of solar radiation. Significance of coatings on radiative interchange. Emphasis on basic understanding of the radiation heat transfer phenomena along with engineering applications and methods of solution of such problems. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

ME 575     Energy: Sources,Cnvrsion,Util     3 Credit Hours

This course is intended to give the overall knowledge of energy sources, their conversion and utilization in the most efficient way. The course will stress both the theoretical and practical applications of efficient conversion mechanisms of conventional and alternate energy systems.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

ME 577     Energy Conversion     3 Credit Hours

This course covers fundamental engineering principles for converting available energy sources, renewable and nonrenewable, into other energy forms of direct utility. It may include such topics as steam and gas based power plants as well as devices for solar, wind, and hydraulic energy conversion.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ME 580     Advanced Engineering Materials     3 Credit Hours

A second course in materials which expands the philosophy that all materials possess common traits which allow: (1) interchange of classes of materials to perform the same function, e.g., metals, polymers, ceramics, composites, etc.; and (2) understanding of the mechanisms of property controls in new materials. There is an attempt to provide equal representation of the science and the phenomena of engineering materials. Greater emphasis is placed on thermodynamics, stress-strain relations, multicomponent phase equilibria, and such other areas as received minimal exposure in the first course in materials. As a result of present technology trends, more time is spent on composites and achievement of design specifications through synthesis. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

ME 581     Materials for Manufacturing     3 Credit Hours

Life cycles of materials. Selecting engineering materials for use in product parts, for protecting products, and for use in factory. Processing ceramic and polymeric materials. Controlling quality of materials. Using preformed and decorative materials. Operations with hazardous materials. Computer-aided material selection. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Prerequisite(s): ME 381

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate
Can enroll if Major is Manufacturing System Engin

ME 582     Injection Molding     3 Credit Hours

This is an in-depth course on injection molding processes, which include the conventional injection molding process, low pressure injection molding, structural sandwich molding, gas assisted injection molding etc. Material, process and tool design parameters are emphasized. The roles of rheology and flow modeling are discussed. Design issues for injection molded products are also discussed. Injection molding applied to other materials, such as ceramics, is also described. (YR).

ME 583     Mechanical Behav of Materials     3 Credit Hours

Mechanical behavior of materials are covered in relation to their structures, deformation characteristics and failure mechanisms. Means of improving strength, fracture toughness and other mechanical properties are discussed. Environmental effects on mechanical behavior are also included. The emphasis is on metals; however, polymers and ceramics are also covered. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

ME 584     Mechanical Behavior of Polymer     3 Credit Hours

Mechanical behavior of polymers and ceramics are considered in relation to their structures, processing and applications. Emphasis is given on their deformation, fatigue and fracture characteristics. Strengthening mechanisms for both materials are discussed. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

ME 585     Cast Metals in Eng Design     3 Credit Hours

An understanding of the properties of the most important cast metals is obtained by melting, casting, and testing. In addition to measurement of mechanical properties, resistance to heat, wear, and corrosion is discussed. The application of these properties in the design of critical parts in the aircraft, automotive, chemical, mining, and railroad industries is presented by case histories and examination of castings. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

ME 586     Materials Consid in Manufactur     3 Credit Hours

Manufacturability of materials and influence of processing variables on the properties of manufactured products are important considerations in materials selection and product design. These issues are addressed on the basis of mechanical deformation and thermal characteristics of materials during processing. Test methods to measure formability, castability, machinability, etc., are critically discussed. Defects in manufactured products including their origin and detection are also discussed. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate or Doctorate

ME 587     Automotive Composites     3 Credit Hours

The emphasis in this course is on automotive composites, such as SMC, SRIM and RTM. In addition to properties and applications of these materials, this course covers manufacturing processes, design considerations, test methods and quality control techniques used for automotive composites. The use of continuous fiber composites in automotive applications, such as leaf springs, drive shafts and energy absorbing structures, are also discussed. (YR).

ME 588     Production of Mech Products     3 Credit Hours

Selecting and performing unit operations; processing metals and composites; adjusting composition and microstructure; assembling and joining; finishing and packaging. Material handling. Flexible systems. Machine and system capability studies. Maintaining plant and equipment. Safe operations. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Rackham
Can enroll if Major is Manufacturing System Engin

ME 589     Composite Materials     3 Credit Hours

This course will consider four different aspects of composite materials; namely, materials, mechanics, manufacturing and design. Recent developments on fiber reinforced plastics and metals will be covered. Fundamental analytical concepts on micro and macro mechanics will be emphasized to create a better understanding of the design principles of composite materials. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

ME 591     Degradation of Materials     3 Credit Hours

The course will introduce students to the fundamentals of corrosion and degradation behavior of materials. The degradation of metals, polymers and composites will be discussed. Monitoring and life prediction techniques will be covered. Preventive measures such a materials selection and design, protective coating, surface treatments, inhibitors, and electrochemical techniques are applied, when they should be used, and how various techniques can be integrated to solve complex problems. (AY).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ME 592     Fuel Cells     3 Credit Hours

This course covers fundamentals of fuel cell systems for both automotive and distributed power applications. Detailed descriptions of the principles and component designs of various types of fuel cells including proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC), phosphoric acid fuel cell (PAFC), solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC), and molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC). Discussions on water and thermal management, and balance of power plant. Review of hydrogen storage and safety consideration. Challenges and future opportunities.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ME 595     Digital Manufacturing     3 Credit Hours

This combined lecture and hands on project course aims to train students to optimize the interplay of materials, people, machines and profitability. The course introduces methods to identify product concepts with commercial potential. Student teams will perform market analysis and explore the intellectual property space around their ideas and rapidly iterate them into a final prototype via direct digital manufacturing (e.g., 3D CAD/CAM files manifested via digital printing or machining). Advanced instruction on direct digital manufacturing tools will be given, and customer response will be used as feedback. Early stage prototypes will progress into more sophisticated designs, scaling up (cost, pricing, tooling, process flow and automation) scenario planning for mass manufacturing as well as Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) will be discussed. (W,YR)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Doctorate or Rackham or Graduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ME 596     Internal Combustion Engines I     3 Credit Hours

Comparison of several forms of internal combustion engines including Otto and Diesel type piston engines; performance parameters and testing; thermodynamic cycles and fuel-air cycles; combustion in SI and Diesel engines; charge formation and handling; ignition; elements of exhaust emissions. (Not available to students with ME 496 or equivalent background.)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Rackham

ME 597     Internal Combustion Engines II     3 Credit Hours

Fuel flow and air flow measurements and techniques; engine maps; fuel and ignition control and control strategies; combustion and burn rate considerations in engine design; intake and exhaust systems; emissions and control strategies; emission test procedures.

Prerequisite(s): AENG 596 or ME 596

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Rackham

ME 598     Engine Emissions     3 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of engine exhaust emissions, including their formation mechanisms and abatement techniques. The students will be familiarized with the present emission control technologies and future challenges. The topics covered include: engine emissions and air pollution; review of emission regulations; catalyst fundamentals; catalyst aftertreatment techniques for gasoline, diesel, and lead-burn engines; discussion of cold start emission control and breakthrough catalytic technologies. (AY).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ME 600     Study or Res in Sel Mech Eng     1 to 3 Credit Hours

Individual or group study or design in an area of Mechanical Engineering under the supervision of a member of the graduate faculty. The student will submit a report on the project and give an oral presentation to a panel of faculty members at the close of the term. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

ME 601     Exper Research in Mech Eng     1 to 3 Credit Hours

Laboratory investigation in an area of Mechanical Engineering under the supervision of a member of the graduate faculty. The student will submit a report on the project and give an oral presentation to a panel of faculty members at the close of the term. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

ME 602     Guided Study in Mech Eng     1 to 6 Credit Hours

Independent Study of specified material in an area of Mechanical Engineering under the guidance of a member of the graduate faculty. The student will submit a report on the project and give an oral presentation to a panel of faculty members at the close of the term.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

ME 607     Adv Mechanical Engin Problems     3 Credit Hours

A graduate-level analytical study of selected topics in mechanical engineering. The subjects of study in each term usually depend on student and instructor interest. Typical areas of study include vibrations of continuous or lumped systems, fluid mechanics, devices, thermodynamics, heat transfer, mechanics of solids, materials, or processing, etc. The course can be organized to meet the subject needs of a group of students with mutual interests.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

ME 610     Finite Elem Methods--Nonlinear     3 Credit Hours

Review of FE theory in linear static. FEA in dynamics. FEA in heat transfer. FEA in fluid mechanics. FEA in nonlinear problems; material and geometrical nonlinearities, total and updated Lagrangian formulations, solution techniques. Use of FE codes. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Prerequisite(s): ME 510

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

ME 622     Adv Topics in Fluid Mechanics     3 Credit Hours

The course presents selected topics of contemporary advanced fluid mechanics, such as the hydrodynamic stability theory, turbulence, multi-phase flows, magnetohydrodynamics, interfacial flows, flows of non-newtonian fluids, micro- and nano-fluid mechanics, biofluid mechanics, etc.

Prerequisite(s): ME 522

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Doctorate or Graduate
Can enroll if Program is MSE-Mechanical Engineering, PHD-Automotive Engineering, MSE-Automotive Engineering

ME 640     Advanced Vibration Theory     3 Credit Hours

The course will emphasize the similarities between various types of continuous systems as well as common features of continuous and discrete systems. Variational principle will be introduced as a notion of natural modes of vibration for discrete systems is reviewed. Natural modes of vibration for continuous systems will be discussed using the boundary value formulation, the general formulation of the eigenvalue problem and orthogonality. These concepts will be applied to bars, rods, membranes, and plates. Approximate methods will be introduced to determine the natural modes of vibration for complex continuous systems. A few methods to be considered include the Rayleigh-Ritz, Galerkin, Collocation, Myklestad, and Lumped-parameter methods. All the approximate methods presented will allow expedient numerical solution by means of high-speed computers. The damped and undamped response to deterministic excitations will be considered for various systems. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Prerequisite(s): ME 540

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Rackham

ME 642     Simulation of Mechanic Systems     3 Credit Hours

Analysis, synthesis, and optimization of linear, multilinear and nonlinear mechanical systems with the electronic analog computer. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Prerequisite(s): ECE 365

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Rackham

ME 699     Master's Thesis     1 to 6 Credit Hours

Graduate students electing the course, while working under the general supervision of a member of the department faculty, are expected to plan and carry out the work themselves and submit a thesis for review and approval, and also present an oral defense of the thesis. Students must satisfactorily complete 6 credit hours in ME 699, but these hours may be spread over more than one term. Graduate standing or special permission. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

 
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Frequency of Offering

The following abbreviations are used to denote the frequency of offering: (F) fall term; (W) winter term; (S) summer term; (F, W) fall and winter terms; (YR) once a year; (AY) alternating years; (OC) offered occasionally