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Mechanical Engineering (MEGR)
Department of Engineering

MEGR 2013   Statics
Fundamental concepts of mechanics, equilibrium of force systems, structural applications, cables, friction, and virtual work. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 2013.

MEGR 2023   Dynamics
Kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies. Principles of impulse and momentum, and work and energy. Class 3. Prerequisite: MEGR 2013. Corequisite: MATH 2023.

MEGR 3123   Experimental Methods in Mechanical Engineering
Introduction to basic experimental methods and instrumentation used in mechanical engineering, including solid mechanics and thermal-fluid sciences. Emphasis on data acquisition, reduction, analysis, and report preparation. Class 2. Lab 3. Prerequisites: ENGR 2122 and MEGR 2023.

MEGR 3204   Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer
Fluid statics and dynamics, flow of an ideal fluid, boundary layer, flow of real fluids through pipes and ducts, and flow around immersed bodies. Principles of conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer, transient heat flow, and heat exchangers. Class 4. Prerequisite: MATH 2023, MATH 2203, MEGR 2023. (Spring)

MEGR 3323   Mechanics Of Materials
Stress and strain, properties of materials, axially-loaded members, stresses and deformations of beams, torsion, combined loading and principal stresses, elastic curves, superposition, design of beams and connections, continuous beams, and columns. Class 3. Prerequisite: MEGR 2013. (Spring)

MEGR 3413   Mechanisms And Kinematics
Graphical and analytical solutions for velocity and acceleration of mechanisms, synthesis of mechanisms, dynamic analysis of mechanisms and design of cams, gears, and gear trains. Class 3. Prerequisites: COSC 1303, MATH 2023, and MEGR 2023. (Spring)

MEGR 3513   Fluid Mechanics
Fluid statics and dynamics, flow of an ideal fluid, boundary layer, flow of real fluids through pipes and ducts, flow around immersed bodies, and analysis and design of hydraulic systems. Class 3. Prerequisites: COSC 1303, MATH 2023, and MEGR 2023. (Fall)

MEGR 3604   Mechanisms, Kinematics and Vibrations
Solutions for velocity and acceleration of mechanisms, synthesis of mechanisms, dynamic analysis of mechanisms and design of cams, gears, and gear trains. Vibration of single degree of freedom systems, natural and forced motions, and dynamic loading; multiple degree of freedom systems and approximate methods; vibration of elastic bodies. Class 4. Prerequisite: MATH 2023, MATH 2203, MEGR 2023. (Spring)

MEGR 3714   Fundamental and Applied Thermodynamics
Properties of pure substances, heat and work, first and second laws of thermodynamics, entropy, ideal gases and gas-vapor mixtures. Applications of thermodynamics, including a variety of power and refrigeration cycles. Class 4. Prerequisite: MEGR 2013. Corequisite: MEGR 2023

MEGR 4142   Experiment Design
Design and implementation of experiments in mechanical engineering. Application of experiment design techniques, including uncertainty and sensitivity analysis to a variety of mechanical systems. Formal report writing is emphasized. Class 1. Lab 3. Prerequisite: MEGR 3123. (Spring)

MEGR 4143   Experiment Design
Design and implementation of experiments in mechanical engineering. Application of experiment design techniques, including uncertainty and sensitivity analysis to a variety of mechanical systems. Formal report writing is emphasized. Class 2. Lab 3. Prerequisite: MEGR 3123. (Fall)

MEGR 4423   Mechanical Vibrations
Vibration of single degree of freedom systems, natural and forced motions, and dynamic loading; multiple degree of freedom systems and approximate methods; vibration of elastic bodies. Applications include packaging, fatigue, critical speed determination, and vibration suppression. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH 2203, MEGR 2023, and MEGR 3323. (Fall)

MEGR 4443   Machine Design
Application of the principles of statics and mechanics of materials to the design of machine elements. Topics include stress and deformation, finite element method, failure criteria in yielding, fatigue and buckling, statistical considerations, and selection of shafts, bearings, and gears. Class 3. Prerequisites: ENGR 1523 and MEGR 3323. (Fall)

MEGR 4713   Applied Thermodynamics
A continuation of Thermodynamics including power and refrigeration cycles, thermodynamic relations, combustion processes, and fuel characteristics. Applications involving studies of compressors, turbines, heat engines, and refrigeration systems. Class 3. Prerequisite: MEGR 3713. (On Demand)

MEGR 4723   Heat Transfer
Principles of conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer, transient heat flow, condensation and boiling, and heat exchangers. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH 2203 and MEGR 3513. Corequisite: MEGR 3713. (Spring)

MEGR 4941-4993   Special Topics
Individual or group research, development, or design. Special permission only. Class 1-3.