MAE 6020-600 Continuum Mechanics with Applications
class number 20993
instructor Jason Kerrigan
Introduces continuum mechanics and mechanics of deformable solids. Vectors and cartesian tensors, stress, strain, deformation, equations of motion, constitutive laws, introduction to elasticity, thermal elasticity, viscoelasticity, plasticity, and fluids. Cross-listed as APMA 6020, AM 6020. Taught concurrently w/ CE 6720. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MAE 6110-600 Heat and Mass Transport Phenomena
class number 19351
instructor Patrick Hopkins
Fundamentals of conduction and convection heat and mass transfer. Derivation and application of conservation equations for heat and mass transfer in laminar and turbulent flows. Steady, unsteady and multidimensional transport. Applications to free and confined flows in forced, natural and mixed convection regimes. Phase change problems with moving boundaries, condensation and evaporation. High speed flows. Prerequisite: Undergraduate fluid mechanics or instructor permission.
MAE 6210-600 Analytical Dynamics
class number 19353
instructor Qing Chang
Classical analytical dynamics from a modern mathematical viewpoint: Newton's laws, dynamical variables, many particle systems; the Lagrangian formulation, constraints and configuration manifolds, tangent bundles, differential manifolds; variational principles, least action; non-potential forces; constrained problems; linear oscillations; Hamiltonian formulation: canonical equations, Rigid body motion. Prerequisite: Undergraduate physics, ordinary differential equations.
MAE 6270-600 Experimental Robotics
class number 16982
instructor Tomonari Furukawa
online synchronous W 10am-1230pm
Mechanical design and build of a robot complete with sensors and actuators. Install Robot Operating System (ROS) and operate. Communication using ROS. Integration of microcontrollers and onboard computers. Object recognition. Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) of the environment. Prerequisites: undergraduate dynamics; a programming course in Python, C++, or MATLAB; or instructor's permission
MAE 6410-600 Engineering Mathematics
class number 20992
instructor Julie Spencer
Review of ordinary differential equations. Initial value problems, boundary value problems, and various physical applications. Linear algebra, including systems of linear equations, matrices, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, diagonalization, and various applications. Scalar and vector field theory, including the divergence theorem, Green's theorem, and Stokes theorem, and various applications. Partial differential equations that govern physical phenomena in science and engineering. Solution of partial differential equations by separation by variables, superposition, Fourier series, variation of parameter, d'Alembert's solution. Eigenfunction expansion techniques for non-homogeneous initial-value, boundary-value problems. Particular focus on various physical applications of the heat equation, the potential (Laplace) equation, and the wave equations in rectangular, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates. Cross-listed as APMA 6410.
MAE 6592-600 Wind Energy
class number 19357
instructor Eric Loth
This course will focus on the fundamentals of modern wind turbines with emphasis on mechanical and aerospace engineering aspects as well as design and economic considerations. The primary book portions to be covered are Chapters 1-4 and 6-11, which include wind resources, aerodynamics and performance of wind turbines, control of turbine dynamics for power and safety, structural loads and response, blade materials and design, siting and installation, and economic drivers of wind energy systems.
MAE 6720-600 Computational Fluid Dynamics I
class number 19359
instructor Haibo Dong
Includes the solution of flow and heat transfer problems involving steady and transient convective and diffusive transport; superposition and panel methods for inviscid flow, finite-difference methods for elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic partial differential equations, elementary grid generation for odd geometries, primitive variable and vorticity-steam function algorithms for incompressible, multidimensional flows. Extensive use of personal computers/workstations, including interactive graphics. Prerequisite: MAE 6310 or instructor permission.
MAE 7510-600 Research Seminar, MAE Masters Students
class number 17002
instructor Baoxing Xu
Required one-hour weekly seminar for master's students in mechanical and aerospace and nuclear engineering. Students enrolled in MAE 8999 or 6594/7540 make formal presentations of their work. **This is not a standard 3 credit course; this is a 1 credit class**