ARCHIVE: Spring 2002
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)

MAE 317 Dynamic Systems and Control. (3)
fall and spring
Modeling and representations of dynamic physical systems, including transfer functions, block diagrams, and state equations. Transient response. Principles of feedback control and linear system analysis, including root locus and frequency response. Prerequisite: ECE 212.

MAE 319 Measurements and Data Analysis. (3)
fall and spring
Theory of measurement systems, sensors, digital data acquisition, signal processing and statistical analysis. Computer simulations and real-time experiments designed to illustrate these topics. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: ECE 201. Pre- or corequisite: MAE 317.

MAE 341 Mechanism Analysis and Design. (3)
once a year
Positions, velocities, and accelerations of machine parts; cams, gears, flexible connectors, and rolling contact; introduction to synthesis. Prerequisite: ECE 212.

MAE 351 Manufacturing Processes. (3)
fall and spring
Production technique and equipment. Casting and molding, forming, machining, joining and assembly, computer-integrated manufacturing, rapid prototyping, and electronics manufacturing. Cross-listed as IEE 360. Credit is allowed for only IEE 360 or MAE 351. Prerequisite: ECE 350.

MAE 361 Aerodynamics I. (3)
once a year
Fluid statics, conservation principles, stream function, velocity potential, vorticity, inviscid flow, Kutta-Joukowski, thin-airfoil theory, and panel methods. Prerequisites: ECE 212, 340.

MAE 371 Fluid Mechanics. (3)
fall and spring
Introductory concepts of fluid motions; fluid statics; control volume forms of basic principles; viscous internal flows. Prerequisites: ECE 212, 340.

MAE 372 Fluid Mechanics. (3)
once a year
Applies basic principles of fluid mechanics to problems in viscous and compressible flow. Prerequisites: ECE 384; MAE 361 (or 371).

MAE 382 Thermodynamics. (3)
once a year
Applied thermodynamics; gas mixtures, psychrometrics, property relationships, power and refrigeration cycles, and reactive systems. Prerequisite: ECE 340.

MAE 388 Heat Transfer. (3)
fall and spring
Steady and unsteady heat conduction, including numerical solutions; thermal boundary layer concepts and applications to free and forced convection. Thermal radiation concepts. Prerequisites: ECE 384; MAE 361 (or 371).

MAE 402 Introduction to Continuum Mechanics. (3)
once a year
Applies the principles of continuum mechanics to such fields as flow-in porous media, biomechanics, electromagnetic continua, and magneto-fluid mechanics. Prerequisites: ECE 313; MAE 361 (or 371); MAT 242 (or 342).

MAE 404 Finite Elements in Engineering. (3)
once a year
Introduces ideas and methodology of finite element analysis. Applications to solid mechanics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and vibrations. Prerequisites: ECE 313; MAT 242 (or 342).

MAE 406 CAD/CAM Applications in MAE. (4)
once a year
Solution of engineering problems with the aid of state-of-the-art software tools in solid modeling, engineering analysis, and manufacturing; selection of modeling parameters; reliability tests on software. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Prerequisites: MAE 441; instructor approval.

MAE 413 Aircraft Performance, Stability, and Control. (3)
spring
Aircraft performance, cruise, climbing and turning flights, energy maneuverability, 6 DOF equations for aircraft, aerodynamic stability derivatives, flight stability/control. Prerequisites: MAE 317, 361.

MAE 415 Vibration Analysis. (4)
fall
Free and forced response of single and multiple degree of freedom systems, continuous systems; applications in mechanical and aerospace systems numerical methods. Lecture, lab. Prerequisites: ECE 212; MAE 319, 422 (or 425); MAT 242 (or 342).

MAE 417 Control System Design. (3)
once a year
Tools and methods of control system design and compensation, including simulation, response optimization, frequency domain techniques, state variable feedback, and sensitivity analysis. Introduces nonlinear and discrete time systems. Prerequisite: MAE 317.

MAE 422 Mechanics of Materials. (4)
fall and spring
Failure theories, energy methods, finite element methods, plates, torsion of noncircular members, unsymmetrical bending, shear center, and beam column. Lecture, lab. Prerequisites: ECE 313; MAT 242 (or 342). Pre- or corequisite: ECE 384.

MAE 425 Aerospace Structures. (4)
fall
Stability, energy methods, finite element methods, torsion, unsymmetrical bending and torsion of multicelled structures, design of aerospace structures. Lecture, lab. Prerequisites: ECE 313; MAT 242 (or 342).

MAE 426 Design of Aerospace Structures. (3)
once a year
Flight vehicle loads, design of semimonocoque structures, local buckling and crippling, fatigue, aerospace materials, composites, joints, and finite element applications. Prerequisites: MAE 361, 425.

MAE 433 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. (3)
once a year
Air conditioning processes; environmental control; heating and cooling loads; psychrometry; refrigeration cycles. Prerequisite: MAE 388 or MET 432 or instructor approval.

MAE 434 Internal Combustion Engines. (3)
once a year
Performance characteristics, combustion, carburetion and fuel-injection, and the cooling and control of internal combustion engines. Computer modeling. Lab. Prerequisite: MAE 388.

MAE 435 Turbomachinery. (3)
once a year
Design and performance of turbomachines, including steam, gas and hydraulic turbines, centrifugal pumps, compressors, fans, and blowers. Pre- or corequisite: MAE 361 or 371.

MAE 436 Combustion. (3)
once a year
Thermochemical and reaction rate processes; combustion of gaseous and condensed-phase fuels. Applications to propulsion and heating systems. Pollutant formation. Prerequisite: MAE 388.

MAE 441 Principles of Design. (3)
fall and spring
Conceptual and embodiment design of mechanical elements; form synthesis; material selection, failure modes, manufacturability tolerances, common mechanisms, and machine elements. Lecture, lab (project). Prerequisites: ECE 300, 350. Pre- or corequisites: MAE 319, 422 (or 425).

MAE 442 Mechanical Systems Design. (3)
once a year
Applies design principles and techniques to the synthesis, modeling, and optimization of mechanical, electromechanical, and hydraulic systems. Prerequisites: MAE 422 (or 425), 441.

MAE 443 Engineering Design. (3)
fall and spring
Group projects to design engineering components and systems. Problem definition ideation, modeling, and analysis; emphasizes decision making and documentation activities. 6 hours lab. Prerequisite: MAE 441.

MAE 444 Fundamentals of Aerospace Design. (3)
spring
Design theory and design tools applied to aerospace engineering. Engineering drawings, solid modeling, RFP’s, Federal Aviation Regulations and military specifications, aircraft sizing, rapid prototyping. Lab, projects. Prerequisites: ECE 300, 350; MAE 319, 361, 425. Pre- or corequisite: MAE 413.

MAE 446 Thermal Systems Design. (3)
once a year
Applies engineering principles and techniques to the modeling and analysis of thermal systems and components. Presents and demonstrates optimization techniques and their use. Prerequisite: ECE 300; MAE 388.

MAE 447 Robotics and Its Influence on Design. (3)
once a year
Robot applications, configurations, singular positions, and work space; modes of control; vision; programming exercises; design of parts for assembly. Prerequisite: MAE 317.

MAE 455 Polymers and Composites. (3)
fall
Relationship between chemistry, structure, and properties of engineering polymers. Design, properties, and behavior of fiber composite systems. Cross-listed as MSE 470. Credit is allowed for only MAE 455 or MSE 470. Prerequisite: ECE 350.

MAE 460 Gas Dynamics. (3)
spring
Compressible flow at subsonic and supersonic speeds; duct flow; normal and oblique shocks, perturbation theory, and wind tunnel design. Prerequisites: ECE 384; MAE 361 (or 371).

MAE 461 Aerodynamics II. (3)
once a year
Transonic/hypersonic flows, wing theory, Navier-Stokes, laminar/turbulent shear flows, pressure drop in tubes, separation, drag, viscous/inviscid interaction, and wing design. Prerequisite: MAE 460.

MAE 462 Space Vehicle Dynamics and Control. (3)
fall
Attitude dynamics and control, launch vehicles, orbital mechanics, orbital transfer/rendezvous, space mission design, space structures, spacecraft control systems design. Prerequisite: MAE 317.

MAE 463 Propulsion. (3)
fall
Fundamentals of gas-turbine engines and design of components. Principles and design of rocket propulsion and alternative devices. Lecture, design projects. Prerequisites: ECE 384; MAE 382 (or 460).

MAE 464 Aerospace Laboratory. (3)
fall
Aerodynamic flow parameters; flow over airfoils and bodies of revolution; flow visualization; computer-aided data acquisition and processing; boundary layer theory. 1 hour lecture, 4 hours lab. Prerequisites: ECE 384; MAE 319, 460.

MAE 465 Rocket Propulsion. (3)
once a year
Rocket flight performance; nozzle design; combustion of liquid and solid propellants; component design; advanced propulsion systems; interplanetary missions; testing. Prerequisite: MAE 382 or 460.

MAE 466 Rotary Wing Aerodynamics and Performance. (3)
once a year
Introduces helicopter and propeller analysis techniques. Momentum, blade-element, and vortex methods. Hover and forward flight. Ground effect, autorotation, and compressibility effects. Prerequisites: both ECE 384 and MAE 361 or only instructor approval.

MAE 467 Aircraft Performance. (3)
once a year
Integrates aerodynamic and propulsive forces into aircraft performance design. Estimation of drag parameters for design. Engine, airfoil selection. Conceptual design methodology. Lecture, design projects. Prerequisite: MAE 361 or 371. Pre- or corequisite: MAE 444.

MAE 468 Aerospace Systems Design. (3)
fall and spring
Group projects related to aerospace vehicle design, working from mission definition and continuing through preliminary design. Prerequisites: MAE 413, 444. Pre- or corequisite: MAE 463.
General Studies: L

MAE 469 Projects in Astronautics or Aeronautics. (3)
fall and spring
Various multidisciplinary team projects available each semester. Projects include design of high-speed rotocraft autonomous vehicles, liquid-fueled rockets, microaerial vehicles, satellites. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

MAE 471 Computational Fluid Dynamics. (3)
once a year
Numerical solutions for selected problems in fluid mechanics. Prerequisites: ECE 384; MAE 361 (or 371).

MAE 490 Projects in Design and Development. (3)
fall and spring
Capstone projects in fundamental or applied aspects of engineering. Prerequisites: MAE 441, 491.
General Studies: L

MAE 491 Experimental Mechanical Engineering. (3)
fall and spring
Experimental and analytical studies of phenomena and performance of fluid flow, heat transfer, thermodynamics, refrigeration, and mechanical power systems. 6 hours lab. Prerequisites: MAE 319, 388.

MAE 498 Pro-Seminar. (1 – 3)
not regularly offered
Special topics for advanced students. Applies the engineering disciplines to design and analysis of modern technical devices and systems. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

MAE 504 Laser Diagnostics. (3)
spring
Fundamentals of optics and the interaction of light with matter. Laser sources, laser spectroscopy, velocimetry, particle sizing, and surface characterization.

MAE 505 Perturbation Methods. (3)
not regularly offered
Nonlinear oscillations, strained coordinates, renormalization, multiple scales, boundary layers, matched asymptotic expansions, turning point problems, and WKBJ method. Cross-listed as MAT 505. Credit is allowed for only MAE 505 or MAT 505.

MAE 506 Advanced System Modeling, Dynamics, and Control. (3)
spring
Lumped-parameter modeling of physical systems with examples. State variable representations and dynamic response. Introduction to modern control. Prerequisite: ASE 582 or MAT 442.

MAE 507 Optimal Control. (3)
fall
Optimal control of systems. Calculus of variations, dynamic programming, linear quadratic regulator, numerical methods, and Pontryagin’s principle. Cross-listed as EEE 587. Credit is allowed for only EEE 587 or MAE 507. Prerequisite: EEE 482 or MAE 506.

MAE 509 Robust Multivariable Control. (3)
spring
Characterization of uncertainty in feedback systems, robustness analysis, synthesis techniques, multivariable Nyquist criteria, computer-aided analysis and design. Prerequisites: MAE 417, 506.

MAE 510 Dynamics and Vibrations. (3)
fall
Lagrange’s and Hamilton’s equations, rigid body dynamics, gyroscopic motion, and small oscillation theory.

MAE 511 Acoustics. (3)
fall
Principles underlying the generation, transmission, and reception of acoustic waves. Applications to noise control, architectural acoustics, random vibrations, and acoustic fatigue.

MAE 512 Random Vibrations. (3)
spring
Reviews probability theory, random processes, stationarity, power spectrum, white noise process, random response of single and multiple DOF systems, and Markov processes simulation. Prerequisite: MAE 510 or instructor approval.

MAE 515 Structural Dynamics. (3)
spring
Free vibration and forced response of discrete and continuous systems, exact and approximate methods of solution, finite element modeling, and computational techniques. Prerequisite: MAE 510 or instructor approval.

MAE 518 Dynamics of Rotor-Bearing Systems. (3)
spring
Natural whirl frequency, critical speed, and response analysis of rigid and flexible rotor systems. Bearing influence and representation. Stability analysis. Methods of balancing.

MAE 520 Solid Mechanics. (3)
fall
Introduces tensors: kinematics, kinetics, and constitutive assumptions leading to elastic, plastic, and viscoelastic behavior. Applications.

MAE 521 Structural Optimization. (3)
not regularly offered
Linear and nonlinear programming. Problem formulation. Constrained and unconstrained optimization. Sensitivity analysis. Approximate techniques. FEM-based optimal design of mechanical and aerospace structures. Cross-listed as CEE 533. Credit is allowed for only CEE 533 or MAE 521. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

MAE 523 Theory of Plates and Shells. (3)
fall
Linear and nonlinear theories of plates. Membrane and bending theories of shells. Shells of revolution. Prerequisite: MAE 520.

MAE 524 Theory of Elasticity. (3)
spring
Elastic behavior in two and three dimensions. Airy stress functions and displacement potentials. Elements of fracture. Prerequisite: MAE 520.

MAE 527 Finite Element Methods in Engineering Science. (3)
fall
Discretization, interpolation, elemental matrices, assembly, and computer implementation. Application to solid and fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and time-dependent problems. Prerequisite: ASE 582.

MAE 536 Combustion. (3)
not regularly offered
Thermodynamics; chemical kinetics of combustion. Explosion and ignition theories. Reactive gas dynamics. Structure, propagation, and stability of flames. Experimental methods. Prerequisite: MAE 436 or instructor approval.

MAE 540 Advances in Engineering Design Theory. (3)
fall
Survey of research in engineering design process, artifact and design, knowledge, formal and informal logic, heuristic and numerical searches, theory of structure and complexity. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

MAE 541 CAD Tools for Engineers. (3)
fall
Elements of computer techniques required to develop CAD software. Data structures, including lists, trees, and graphs. Computer graphics, including 2- and 3-dimensional algorithms and user interface techniques.

MAE 542 Geometric Modeling in CAD/CAM. (3)
spring
Geometric and solid modeling, curve and surface design, CAD database architectures, and integration of solid modeling into engineering processes. Prerequisite: MAE 541 or instructor approval.

MAE 544 Mechanical Design and Failure Prevention. (3)
fall
Modes of mechanical failure; applies principles of elasticity and plasticity in multiaxial state of stress to design synthesis; failure theories; fatigue; creep; impact. Prerequisite: MAE 443.

MAE 546 CAD/CAM Applications in MAE. (4)
fall
Solution of engineering problems with the aid of state-of-the-art software tools in solid modeling, engineering analysis, and manufacturing; selection of modeling parameters; reliability tests on software. Open only to students without previous credit for MAE 406. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

MAE 547 Mechanical Design and Control of Robots. (3)
not regularly offered
Homogeneous transformations, 3-dimensional kinematics, geometry of motion, forward and inverse kinematics, workspace and motion trajectories, dynamics, control, and static forces.

MAE 548 Mechanism Synthesis and Analysis. (3)
spring
Algebraic and graphical methods for exact and approximate synthesis of cam, gear, and linkage mechanisms; design optimization; methods of planar motion analysis; characteristics of plane motion; spatial kinematics.

MAE 557 Mechanics of Composite Materials. (3)
spring
Analyzes composite materials and applications. Micromechanical and macromechanical behavior. Classical lamination theory developed with investigation of bending-extension coupling.

MAE 560 Propulsion Systems. (3)
not regularly offered
Design of air-breathing gas turbine engines for aircraft propulsion; mission analysis; cycle analysis; engine sizing; component design.

MAE 561 Computational Fluid Dynamics. (3)
spring
Finite-difference and finite-volume techniques for solving the subsonic, transonic, and supersonic flow equations. Method of characteristics. Numerical grid-generation techniques. Prerequisite: MAE 571 or instructor approval.

MAE 563 Unsteady Aerodynamics. (3)
spring
Unsteady incompressible and compressible flow. Wings and bodies in oscillatory and transient motions. Kernel function approach and panel methods. Aeroelastic applications. Prerequisite: MAE 460 or 461.

MAE 564 Advanced Aerodynamics. (3)
fall
Perturbation method. Linearized subsonic and supersonic flows. Thin wing/slender body theories. Lifting surface theory. Panel method computation. Prerequisite: MAE 460 or 461.

MAE 566 Rotary-Wing Aerodynamics. (3)
fall
Introduces helicopter and propeller analysis techniques. Momentum, blade-element, and vortex methods. Hover and forward flight. Ground effect, autorotation, and compressiblilty effects. Prerequisite: MAE 361.

MAE 571 Fluid Mechanics. (3)
fall
Basic kinematic, dynamic, and thermodynamic equations of the fluid continuum and their application to basic fluid models.

MAE 572 Inviscid Fluid Flow. (3)
spring
Mechanics of fluids for flows in which the effects of viscosity may be ignored. Potential flow theory, waves, and inviscid compressible flows. Prerequisite: MAE 571.

MAE 573 Viscous Fluid Flow. (3)
fall
Mechanics of fluids for flows in which the effects of viscosity are significant. Exact and approximate solutions of the Navier-Stokes system, laminar flow at low and high Reynolds number. Prerequisite: MAE 571.

MAE 575 Turbulent Shear Flows. (3)
fall
Homogeneous, isotropic, and wall turbulence. Experimental results. Introduction to turbulent-flow calculations. Prerequisite: MAE 571.

MAE 577 Turbulent Flow Modeling. (3)
spring
Reynolds equations and their closure. Modeling of simple and complex turbulent flows, calculations of internal and external flows, and application to engineering problems. Prerequisite: MAE 571.

MAE 581 Thermodynamics. (3)
fall
Basic concepts and laws of classical equilibrium thermodynamics; applications to engineering systems. Introduction to statistical thermodynamics.

MAE 582 Statistical Thermodynamics. (3)
once a year
Kinetic and quantum theory. Statistical mechanics; ensemble theory. Structure and thermodynamics of noninteracting and interacting particles. Boltzmann integro-differential equation. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

MAE 585 Conduction Heat Transfer. (3)
fall
Basic equations and concepts of conduction heat transfer. Mathematical formulation and solution (analytical and numerical) of steady and unsteady, one- and multidimensional heat conduction and phase change problems. Prerequisite: MAE 388.

MAE 586 Convection Heat Transfer. (3)
spring
Basic concepts and governing equations. Analyzes laminar and turbulent heat transfer for internal and external flows. Natural and mixed convection. Prerequisite: MAE 388.

MAE 587 Radiation Heat Transfer. (3)
fall
Advanced concepts and solution methodologies for radiation heat transfer, including exchange of thermal radiation between surfaces, radiation in absorbing, emitting, and scattering media and radiation combined with conduction and convection. Prerequisite: MAE 388.

MAE 588 Two-Phase Flows and Boiling Heat Transfer. (3)
spring
Pool and flow boiling heat transfer, condensation heat transfer, various models of vapor-liquid mixture flows, gas-solid mixture flows, and experimental measurement techniques.

MAE 589 Heat Transfer. (3)
fall
Basic concepts; physical and mathematical models for heat transfer. Applications to conductive, convective, radiative, and combined mode heat transfer. Prerequisite: MAE 388.

MAE 594 Graduate Research Conference. (1)
fall and spring
Topics in contemporary research. Required every semester of all departmental graduate students registered for 9 or more semester hours. Not for degree credit.

MAE 598 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
fall and spring
Special topics courses, including the following, which are regularly offered, are open to qualified students. Possible topics:

(a)Advanced Spacecraft Control. (1 – 3)
(b)Aeroelasticity. (1 – 3)
(c)Aerospace Vehicle Guidance and Control. (1 – 3)
(d)Boundary Layer Stability. (1 – 3)
(e)Hydrodynamic Stability. (1 – 3)
(f)Plasticity. (1 – 3)
(g)Polymers and Composites. (1 – 3)
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