MAME - Fall 2024 Graduate Course Offerings

 

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Materials Engineering Graduate Courses

Course Code / Title

Class Day / Time

Instructor

Capacity

Course Description


Course Code/Title:

MATL 8890-20

Thin Films and Coatings

 

Class Day/Time:

Wednesday 10:00 pm - 12:50 pm  

Instructor:

Dr. Nie

Capacity:

30 seats

Course Description:

This course is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the surface needs of engineering components.  The course covers introduction to principal vapor deposition processes and vacuum technology.  Special emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of the formation, characterization, properties and applications of a variety of thin films and hard coatings.  Students will be able to design and select thin film and coating materials for engineering applications (e.g., anti-wear and tribology). 


Course Code/Title:

MATL 8890-25

Light Alloys and Manufacturing 

Class Day/Time:

Monday
1:00 pm - 3:50 pm 

Instructor:

Dr. Hu

Capacity:

30 seats

Course Description:

The objective of this course is to introduce the recent automotive, aerospace and electronic application of magnesium metal production to recent development of magnesium new applications.  To understand why magnesium becomes more and more popular in various industries, the advantages of magnesium manufacturability and properties are discussed.  Various advanced manufacturing processes are exemplified for engineering components.  The engineering performance of and quality assurance for magnesium applications are reviewed. The implementation of magnesium alloys in lightweight applications, such as automotive parts, aerospace components, power tools, and electronic consumables is presented.  Upon the completion of this course, students are expected to understand very simple principles of manufacturing and advantages of magnesium alloys over other materials in terms of weight saving.  The course also trains students in obtaining knowledge of advanced manufacturing processes, and structure characterization and property evaluation for magnesium.  

Industrial Engineering Graduate Courses

Course Code / Title

Class Day / Time

Instructor

Capacity

Course Description


Course Code/Title:

INDE 8430-1 


Engineering Design, Methodology and Applications 

Class Day/Time:

Wednesday 
2:30 pm - 5:20 pm 

Instructor:

Dr. W. ElMaraghy

Capacity:

40 seats

Course Description:

Engineering Design is a creative, iterative, and often open-ended process subject to constraints.  Topics include: design creativity & problem solving, engineering conceptual design & embodiment design, practices for product realization design theories and methodologies, parametric design, probabilistic design, industrial design, design and manufacturing integration, concurrent Engineering, materials selection in design, design for x (e.g. manufacturing assembly), engineering design communication.  Significant time is devoted to the application of design theories and methodologies and to a product/process design realization. 


Course Code/Title:

INDE 8360-1 (cross-listed with MECH 8290-9)

Computer-Aided Design 

Class Day/Time:

Tuesday
2:30 pm - 5:20 pm  

Instructor:

TBA

Capacity:

10 seats

Course Description:

This course is CAD/CAM/CAE is directed towards students preparing to work as technical professionals and mechanical designers in industry.  This course is based on from theory to practice and discusses important integration issues and approaches.  The lectures present basic and generic principles and tools; this is supplemented with significant hands-on practice and engineering applications.  Much of the learning will result from "hands-on" experience operating CAD software and learning the machining tools and a bit of programming (CAM) as well. 


Course Code/Title:

INDE 8420-1 

Supply Chain Management and Logistics

Class Day/Time:

Thursday
2:30 pm - 5:20 pm  

Instructor:

Dr. Zhang

Capacity:

50 seats

Course Description:

This course covers the major issues associated with the management of Supply Chain and Logistics, covering both technical and managerial issues with emphasis on the analytical decision support methods and tools.  Topics include supply chain network design, inventory models and theories, transportation and logistics planning, outsourcing and pricing, and case study.  


Course Code/Title:

INDE 8900-1 (cross-listed with MECH 8290-1)

Robotics

Class Day/Time:

Friday
4:30 pm - 7:20 pm  

Instructor:

TBA

Capacity:

5 seats

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to introduce you to basic of modeling, design, planning, and control of robot systems.  Topics include coordinate frames and transformations, forward and inverse kinematic solutions to open and closed chain manipulators, the Jacobian, dynamics and control, sensors and actuators.  In addition, Global Robotic specifications (GRS) will be introduced at high level 1): Communication control signals device-net safety/tooling, 2): Robot rules of process processes and limits, rough cycle time rules.  3): Robot integration and Programming, interference zones. 4): Payload data analysis, Robot duty cycle (joint's servomotor life), in addition students will learn to develop multi robots work-cell construction as a introduction to DM using the State of art of true DM work-cell design, Tecnomatix (PS, V17. 1a; SIEMENS SW) is used. 


Course Code/Title:

INDE 8900-22 (cross-listed with MECH 8290-17)

Additive Manufacturing

Class Day/Time:

Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:20 pm 

Instructor:

TBA

Capacity:

10 seats

Course Description:

3D Printing, or additive manufacturing (AM), has captured the world's imagination. Complex component designs in the aerospace and medical industries, jewelry designs, fashion, archeological artifacts reconstructions have all shown to be exciting growth areas for AM solutions.  However, it is perceived that intricate designs can be 'done in one' using a one-button fabrication process, but the reality is not so optimistic.  This course will introduce you to the AM process family, the workflow, materials and system infrastructure requirements. Design for Additive Manufacturing and process planning elements will be covered. This course is designed to introduce several AM processes, providing a basic scientific understanding of the possibilities and limitations.  Students will be exposed to several slicer software tools.  Students should have CAD skills. 


Course Code/Title:

INDE 8900-34

Lean Manufacturing 

Class Day/Time:

Thursday
5:30 pm - 8:20 pm  

Instructor:

TBA

Capacity:

70 seats

Course Description:

This course looks at the evolution of manufacturing and looks at lean manufacturing and process improvement (including the use of tools to improve quality process using Six Sigma). 


Course Code/Title:

INDE 8900-80

Statistical Quality Control  

Class Day/Time:

Tuesday
4:00 pm - 6:50 pm  

Instructor:

TBA

Capacity:

70 seats

Course Description:

Quality has become one of the most important consumer decision factors in the selection among competing products and services.  Understanding and improving quality are key factors leading to business success, growth, and enhanced competitiveness.  This course provides comprehensive coverage of the use of modern statistical techniques for quality control and improvement.  Statistical techniques are emphasized throughout the course with a strong engineering and management orientation.  This course will give special focus on the design of statistical process control systems, acceptance sampling, and process improvement.  

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Courses

Course Code / Title

Class Day / Time

Instructor

Capacity

Course Description


Course Code/Title:

MECH 8236-1

Fundamentals of Clean Engine Technology

Class Day/Time:

Thursday
4:00 pm - 6:50 pm 

Instructor:

Dr. Zheng

Capacity:

30 seats

Course Description:

To develop an understanding of fuel properties, combustion processes, exhaust emissions, and pollution prevention in diesel and other lean-burn IC engines.  Introduction to Sterling and other external combustion engines. 

Course Code/Title:

MECH 8240-1

Applied Finite Element Analysis

Class Day/Time:

Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:50 pm 

Instructor:

TBA

Capacity:

60 seats

Course Description:

This course focuses on the modeling aspects of the finite element method using three well known commercial Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software packages known as DYNA, IDEAS and ANSYS.  A variety of stress analysis problems in two and three dimensions are studied and the accuracy of the simulations are assessed through comparison with available theoretical and experimental results.  Both static and dynamic situations are covered.  The students are expected to prepare a final report summarizing their work and an oral presentation. 

Course Code/Title:

MECH 8290-1 (cross-listed with INDE 8900-1)

Robotics

Class Day/Time:

Friday
4:30 pm - 7:20 pm  

Instructor:

TBA

Capacity:

48 seats

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to introduce you to basics of modeling, design, planning, and control of robot systems.  Topics include coordinate frames and transformations, forward and inverse kinematic solutions to open and closed chain manipulators, the Jacobian, dynamics and control, sensors and actuators.  In addition, Global Robotic specifications (GRS) will be introduced at high level 1): Communication control signals device-net safety/tooling, 2): Robot rules of process processes and limits, rough cycle time rules. 3): Robot integration and Programming, interference zones. 4): Payload data analysis, Robot cycle (joint's servomotor life), in addition students will learn to develop multi robots work-cell construction as an introduction to DM using the State of the art of the true DM work-cell design, Tecnomatix (PS, V17.1a; SIEMENS SW) is used, 


Course Code/Title:

MECH 8290-4

Air Conditioning

Class Day/Time:

Thursday
11:30 am - 2:20 pm 

Instructor:

TBA

Capacity:

60 seats

Course Description:

This course discusses the principles of environmental air quality and occupant comfort control, Psychrometric analysis of buildings as applied to common air distribution system designs, solar radiation estimation techniques and other energy transfer mechanisms, and their application to cooling and heating load calculations. 


Course Code/Title:

MECH 8290-9 (cross-listed with INDE 8360-1)

Computer-Aided Design

Class Day/Time:

Tuesday
2:30 pm - 5:20 pm 

Instructor:

TBA

Capacity:

65 seats

Course Description:

This course in CAD/CAM/CAE is directed towards students preparing to work as technical professionals and mechanical designers in industry.  This course is based on from theory to practice and discusses important integration issues and approaches.  The lectures present basic and generic principles and tools; this is supplemented with significant hands-on practice and engineering applications.  Much of the learning will result from "hands-on" experience operating CAD software and learning the machining tools and a bit of programming (CAM) as well. 

 


Course Code/Title:

MECH 8290-17 (cross-listed with INDE 8900-22)

Additive Manufacturing

Class Day/Time:

Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:20 pm 

Instructor:

TBA

Capacity:

20 seats

Course Description:

3D Printing, or additive manufacturing (AM), has captured the world's imagination.  Complex component designs in the aerospace and medical industries, jewelry designs, fashion, archeological artifact reconstructions have all shown to be exciting growth areas for AM solutions.  However, it is perceived that intricate designs can be 'done in one' using a one-button fabrication process, but the reality is not so optimistic.  This course will introduce you to the AM process family, the workflow, materials, and system infrastructure requirements.  Design for Additive Manufacturing and process planning elements will be covered.  This course is designed to introduce several AM processes, providing basic scientific understanding of the possibilities and limitations.  Students will be exposed to several slicer software tools. Students should have CAD skills.  

Course Code/Title:

MECH 8290-20

Fuel Cells 

Class Day/Time:

Monday
11:30  am - 2:20 pm 

Instructor:

Dr. Zhou

Capacity:

40 seats

Course Description:

The goal of this course is to understand the basic principles of fuel cells.  It will cover fuel cell thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, charge transport, mas transport, fuel cell modeling, etc. Students will have the opportunity to work on fuel cell related projects.  

Course Code/Title:

MECH 8290-37

Industrial Fluid Power

Class Day/Time:

Monday
5:30 pm - 8:20 pm 

Instructor:

TBA

Capacity:

60 seats

Course Description:

Fluid power encompasses most applications that use liquids or gases to transmit power in the form of mechanical work, pressure, and/or volume in a system.  In this course, students will learn the benefits and limitations of fluid power, how to analyze fluid power components and circuits, and how to design and simulate fluid power circuits for applications. 


Course Code/Title:

MECH 8290-38

Optimization

Class Day/Time:

Thursday 
5:30 pm - 8:20 pm

Instructor:

TBA

Capacity:

60 seats

Course Description:

This course is designed to develop a comprehensive understanding of formal optimization methods and their application to engineering design problems.  The objectives of this course are understanding the main concepts of optimization such as: non-linear and linear, static and dynamic, constrained and unconstrained, formulation and solution of practical problems.  Multi-objective optimization.  Evolutionary algorithms, topology optimization, robust optimization and the benefits in using these concepts in engineering design.  In this course, students will become familiar with different optimization methods and the way they can be used to solve various problems in the field of engineering. 


Course Code/Title:

MECH 8290-44

Vehicle Dynamics 

Class Day/Time:

Wednesday
1:00 pm - 3:50 pm 

Instructor:

TBA

Capacity:

40 seats

Course Description:

Classification and analysis of suspension types and geometry, powertrain layout, ride quality.  Tire modeling, stability, and numerical simulation of vehicle dynamics, including longitudinal and lateral vehicle response to driver inputs. 


Course Code/Title:

MECH 8290-60 (ECE) (cross-listed with ELEC 8900-30)

Advanced Energy Storage Systems

Class Day/Time:

Wednesday 
5:30 pm - 8:20 pm 

Instructor:

Dr. Balasingam

Capacity:

50 seats

Course Description:

This is a graduate level course designed to provide in-depth knowledge in energy storage systems, particularly, batteries.  This course will introduce important battery management problems, such as fuel gauging, optimal charging, and cell balancing, and introduce engineering approaches to solve them. This course offers hands on experience in battery management through programming examples supported by realistic data.  


Course Code/Title:

MECH 8290-79

Practical CFD and Turbulence Modeling

Class Day/Time:

Friday 
3:30 pm - 6:20 pm 

Instructor:

TBA

Capacity:

60 seats

This course is intended to provide practical knowledge required to initiate research or application in computational fluid dynamics.  Topics include: CFD fundamentals, Numerical method, Grid Generation, Boundary Conditions, Algorithms and Solvers, Introduction to Turbulence and Turbulence Modelling.  Introduction to OpenFOA, and Simulation of Different Problems. 

Course Description: