MAME - Fall 2022 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 8811-1
Casting, Modeling & Simulation

Class Day/Time:

Wednesday
10:00am - 12:50pm

Instructor:

Dr. Hu

Capacity:

30 seats

Course Description:

Review of casting fundamentals. Techniques for mathematical model formulation. Development of general numerical method based on control volume finite difference scheme to predict mold filling, heat transfer, and solidification phenomena. Treatment of gates, runners, risers, and overflow. Mesh generation for full casting. Applications using commerical casting-simulation software. Students will apply their knowledge of engineering mathematics and transport phenomena to the processes of manufacturing light weight automotive components. (3 lecture hours a week.)


Course Code/Title:

MATL8890-10 (cross-listed with MECH 8240) 
Applied Finite Element Analysis

Class Day/Time:

Thursday 11:30am - 2:20pm

Instructor:

TBA

Capacity:

10 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. 

Industrial Engineering Graduate Courses

Course Code / Title

Class Day / Time

Instructor

Capacity

Course Description


Course Code/Title:

INDE 8230-1
Production and Inventory Control Systems

Class Day/Time:

Monday 7pm - 9pm

Instructor:

Dr. Zheng

Capacity:

40 seats

Course Description:

Analysis of production-inventory systems. Inventory systems; deteministic; single-item and multi-item models; quantity discounts; stochastic, single-period models; periodic review and continuous review models.  Production planning. Static demand models; product mix and process selection problems; multi-stage planning problems.  Dynamic demand models; multi product and multistage models.  Operations scheduling; job shop scheduling; line balancing.  New directions in production systems research.  (Prerequisite: 91-413 or equivalent).  


Course Code/Title:

INDE 8290-1
Computer-Integrated Manufacturing

Class Day/Time:

Thursday 2:30pm - 5:20pm

Instructor:

Dr. H. ElMaraghy

Capacity:

40 seats

Course Description:

Development of CIM; the CIM pyramid-key functions.  Systems integration; standards for communications-MAP.  Data base as the hub of CIM-types of data base.  Role of simulation and support systems-decision support systems and expert systems.  Sensor technology, robot vision, and group technology.  Impact of CIM.  Factory of the future (3 lecture hours a week.) 


Course Code/Title:

INDE 8340-1
Engineering Design, Methodolgy & Applications

Class Day/Time:

Wednesday
2:30pm - 5:20pm

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, proballlistic 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 applications 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:

Wednesday
5:30pm - 8:20pm

Instructor:

TBA

Capacity:

30 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 signficant 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 8360-2
(cross-listed with MECH 8290-90) Computer- Aided Design

Class Day/Time:

Tuesday 2:30pm - 5:20pm

Instructor:

Dr. Azab

Capacity:

30 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 signficant 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 8450-1
Products Variety Management

Class Day/Time:

Tuesday 2:30pm - 5:20pm

Instructor:

Dr. H. ElMaraghy

Capacity:

40 seats

Course Description:

Products variety types, sources and implications; design for variety (DFV); modularity; design structural matrices; products grouping, families and platforms; mass customization and personalization; and variety oriented manufacturing systems (Pre-requisite: INDE-4310 or equivalent with instructor permission)


Course Code/Title:

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

Class Day/Time:

Friday 4:30pm - 7:20pm

Instructor:

TBA

Capacity:

20 seats

Course Description:

Robotics Fundamentals & Programing is one of two courses that will be offered (intermediate and advanced). 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 processess and limits, rough cycle time rules. 3): Robot integration and Programming, interfernce 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 8900-26
(cross-listed with CIVL 8900-26) Freight Transportation

Class Day/Time:

Friday 2:30pm - 5:20pm

Instructor:

Dr. Maoh

Capacity:

10 seats

Course Description:

This course provides an examination of the characteristics of freight transportation; logistics, supply chains and inter-modalism; trade behavior and inter-industry relationships; normative and behavioral methods and models; freight demand modeling techniques; freight data issues and collection methods; modern technologies for planning and managing freight operation/movements; commercial vehicle movement processes; policy analysis in freight transportation planning.


Course Code/Title:

INDE 8900-34
Lean Manufacturing

Class Day/Time:

Thursday 5:30pm - 8:20pm

Instructor:

TBA

Capacity:

100 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
(cross-listed with MECH 8290-80) Statistical Quality Control

Class Day/Time:

Tuesday 4:00pm - 6:50pm

Instructor:

TBA

Capacity:

50 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 techiques for quality control and improvement. Statistical techiques 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 8203-1
Turbulent Flow

Class Day/Time:

Tuesday / Thursday 10:00am - 11:20am

Instructor:

Dr. Ting

Capacity:

50 seats

Course Description:

General turbulence theories, wall turbulence and free turbulence


Course Code/Title:

MECH 8207-1
Experimental Techniques in Flow Measurement

Class Day/Time:

Tuesday / Thursday 2:30pm - 3:50pm

Instructor:

Dr. Rankin

Capacity:

25 seats

Course Description:

A course covering the theory of flow and velocity measurement. Emphasis will be placed on hot wire instruments and turbulence measurements


Course Code/Title:

MECH 8234-1
Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics

Class Day/Time:

Friday 1:00pm - 3:50pm

Instructor:

TBA

Capacity:

80 seats

Course Description:

This course is intended to provide basic knowledge required to initiate research or applications in computational fluid dynamics. Topics include: numerical methods for model hyperbolic, parabolic and elliptic equations; analysis of difference schemes; numerical stability; explicit and implicit methods; artificial viscosity; linearization techniques; approximate factorization; preconditioning, iterative solutions, successive over-relaxation (SOR), successive line over-relaxation (SLOR), alternating direction implicit (ADI); two-dimensional structured grid generation; introduction to finite volume method.


Course Code/Title:

MECH 8236-1
Fundamentals of Clean Engine Technology

Class Day/Time:

Thursday 4:00pm - 6:50pm

Instructor:

Dr. Zheng

Capacity:

40 seats

Course Description:

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


Course Code/Title:

MECH 8240-1
(cross-listed with MATL 8890-10) Applied Finite Element Analysis

Class Day/Time:

Thursday 11:30am - 2:20pm

Instructor:

TBA

Capacity:

70 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 8241-1
Introduction to Vibration Measurement & Modal Analysis

Class Day/Time:

Monday 11:30am - 2:20pm

Instructor:

TBA

Capacity:

75 seats

Course Description:

This course is concerned with basic concepts of modal theory, basic modal parameter analysis, single degree of freedom methods, introduction to frequency response functions, general modal analysis and multiple degree of freedom and global methods.


Course Code/Title:

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

Class Day/Time:

Friday 4:30pm - 7:20pm

Instructor:

TBA

Capacity:

20 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 processess and limits, rough cycle time rules. 3): Robot integration and Programming, interfernce 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:

MECH 8290-20
Fuel Cells

Class Day/Time:

Monday 11:30am - 2:20pm

Instructor:

Dr. Zhou

Capacity:

40 seats

Course Description:

This course is one of the sections of the directed studies for graduate students. The goal of this course is to understand the basic principles of fuel cells.


Course Code/Title:

MECH 8290-23
Advanced Fluid Mechanics

Class Day/Time:

Wednesday 1:00pm - 3:50pm

Instructor:

Dr. Roussinova

Capacity:

30 seats

Course Description:

This course provides a solid grounding in the principles of incompressible fluid mechanics for graduate students. The course covers advanced fluid mechanics topics and begins with review of the fundamental fluid mechanics conservation laws of mass, momentum (Navier-Stokes equations) and energy using tensorial (indicial) notations. The processes of how a fluid flow is modeled, the development of the basic equations of fluid mechanics, the simplification of these basic equations using appropriate assumptions, the establishment of proper boundary/initial conditions, and methods of reduing the resulting equations through judicious parameter scaling will be covered. The physical interpretation of the mathematical terms used in solutions to fluid mechanics problems applied to canonical flows, such as boundary layers, jets and wakes will be discussed. A brief introduction to turbulence, statistical representation of turbulence, turbulence spectra and Kolmogorov hypothesis are also planned. Various examples of analytical and numerical solutions to fluid problems will be analyzed as described in the current research literature. The course will provide an opportunity to review fluid mechanics fundamentals, to read research papers and build the necessary engineering intuition needed to practically employ effective numerical solution techniques.


Course Code/Title:

MECH 8290-31
CFD & Numerical Heat Transfer

Class Day/Time:

Tuesday 11:30pm – 2:20pm

Instructor:

Dr. Zhou

Capacity:

30 seats

Course Description:

This course is one of the sections of the directed studies for graduate students. The goal of this course is to develop a fundamental understanding of mathematical as well as practical aspects of numerical heat transfer and flow.


Course Code/Title:

MECH 8290-37
Industrial Fluid Power

Class Day/Time:

Monday 5:30pm - 8:20pm

Instructor:

TBA

Capacity:

80 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 8290-48
Neural Network Applications

Class Day/Time:

Tuesday 10:00am - 12:50pm

Instructor:

Dr. Johrendt

Capacity:

30 seats

Course Description:

Introduction to neural networks as a modeling tool for applications in mechanical engineering. Students will apply modeling tools to approved research data selected by each student. On average contact hours will be three each week, including indpedent time spent in the computer lab.


Course Code/Title:

MECH 8290-60
(cross-listed with ELEC 8900-30) Advanced Energy Storage Systems

Class Day/Time:

Friday 4:30pm - 7:20pm

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, battery 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 8290-63 (cross-listed with ENVE 8900-8 / CIVL 8900-54) Transport Phenomena

Class Day/Time:

Monday 7:00pm - 9:50pm

Instructor:

Dr. Asfour

Capacity:

5 seats

Course Description:

Transport Phenomena: Momentum transport in fluids, energy transport in fluids, mass transport by diffusion, temperature and concentration distributions in solids.


Course Code/Title:

MECH 8290-80 (cross-listed with INDE 8900-80) Statistical Quality Control

Class Day/Time:

Tuesday 4:00pm - 6:50pm

Instructor:

TBA

Capacity:

50 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 techiques for quality control and improvement. Statistical techiques 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.


Course Code/Title:

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

Class Day/Time:

Wednesday 5:30pm - 8:20pm

Instructor:

TBA

Capacity:

50 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 signficant 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 8290-90 (cross-listed with INDE 8360-2) Computer- Aided Design

Class Day/Time:

Tuesday 2:30pm - 5:20pm

Instructor:

Dr. Azab

Capacity:

50 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 signficant 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 8290-96 FEA of Composite Structures

Class Day/Time:

Wednesday 10:00am - 12:50pm

Instructor:

Dr. Cherniaev

Capacity:

40 seats

Course Description:

This practically-oriented course is intended to familiarize graduate students with the mechanics of composites and the main tools and concepts of numerical modeling of composite materials and structures. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to build finite element models of composite materials and complex-shape composite structures, perform stress analysis, and evaluate composite failure indexes using several strength criteria embedded in the FEA software, use methods and tools of structural optimization for the sizing of composite laminates.