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Courses - Spring 2018
ENME
Engineering, Mechanical Department Site
ENME201
Careers in Mechanical Engineering
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: S-F
The Mechanical Engineering Curriculum, Career Paths. Research areas in the Mechanical Engineering Department. The Mechanical Engineering Profession.
ENME202
(Perm Req)
Computing Fundamentals for Engineers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Corequisite: Must be concurrently enrolled in MATH141.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENAE202 or ENME202.
Introduction to computational tools for the solution of engineering problems. C++ & MATLAB programming including branching and loops, functions, file handling, arrays, and data structures. Students will be introduced to object-oriented programming, basic computing, algorithms, and principles of software engineering.
ENME208
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Automotive Engineering and Design
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
ENME272
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Computer Aided Design
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES100; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in MATH141.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENME 414 or ENME272.
Fundamentals of CAD, using solid modeling packages (Pro/E, SolidWorks, and Autodesk Inventor). Two and three dimensional drawing. Dimensioning and specifications. Introduction of CAD based analysis tools. Students will complete a design project.
ENME331
(Perm Req)
Fluid Mechanics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES232 and ENES221.
Also offered as: BIOE331.
Credit only granted for: BIOE331 or ENME331.
Principles of fluid mechanics. Mass, momentum and energy conservation. Hydrostatics. Control volume analysis. Internal and external flow. Boundary layers. Modern measurement techniques. Computer analysis. Laboratory experiments.
ENME332
(Perm Req)
Transfer Processes
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENME331.
The principles of heat transfer. Conduction in solids. Convection. Radiation. Modern measurement techniques. Computer analysis.
ENME350
(Perm Req)
Electronics and Instrumentation I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: PHYS271 and PHYS270.
Modern instrumentation. Basic circuit design, standard microelectronic circuits. Digital data acquisition and control. Signal conditioning. Instrumentation interfacing. Designing and testing of analog circuits. Laboratory experiments.
ENME351
(Perm Req)
Electronics and Instrumentation II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS271, ENME350, and PHYS270.
Continuation of ENME 350. Modern instrumentation. Basic circuit design, standard microelectronic circuits. Digital data acquisition and control. Signal conditioning. Instrumentation interfacing. Designing and testing of analog circuits. Laboratory experiments.
ENME361
(Perm Req)
Vibration, Controls and Optimization I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES220, ENES221, and MATH246; and (ENME271 or MATH206).
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Mechanical program.
Fundamentals of vibration, controls and optimization. Analysis and design in time, Laplace and frequency domains. Mathematical description of system response, system stability, control and optimization. Optimal design of mechanical systems.
ENME371
(Perm Req)
Product Engineering and Manufacturing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES221; and (ENME392 or STAT400).
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Mechanical program.
Business aspects of engineering product development. Relationship of design and manufacturing. Product specification. Statistical process control. Design team development. The development process.
ENME382
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Materials Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES100; and permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Corequisite: MATH241.
Recommended: PHYS261 and PHYS260.
Also offered as: ENMA300.
Credit only granted for: ENMA300 or ENME382.
Structure of materials, chemical composition, phase transformations, corrosion and mechanical properties of metals, ceramics, polymers and related materials. Materials selection in engineering applications.
ENME392
(Perm Req)
Statistical Methods for Product and Processes Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: MATH241.
Integrated statistical methodology for the improvement of products and processes in terms of performance, quality and cost. Designed experimentation. Statistical process control. Software application. Laboratory activities.
ENME400
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in ENME361.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Design of mechanical elements and planar machines. Failure theories. Design of pressure vessels, joints, rotating elements, and transmission elements. Kinematic structures, graphical, analytical, and numerical analysis and synthesis of linkages, gear trains, and flywheels are covered.
ENME406
(Perm Req)
Roller Coaster Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES220, ENES221, and ENME272. And ENME202; or MATH206.
Corequisite: ENME400.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Engineering of roller coasters including: specifications, concept creation, structural design, car design, and safety. Course covers biomechanics and rider kinematics as well as manufacturing aspects.
ENME408
(Perm Req)
Selected Topics in Engineering Design; Automotive Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Mechanical program; and senior standing. Or permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.

Creativity and innovation in design. Generalized performance analysis, reliability and optimization as applied to the design of components and engineering systems. Use of computers in design of multivariable systems.
ENME410
(Perm Req)
Design Optimization
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENME271; or MATH206.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department; and junior or senior standing.
Introduction to the formal process of design optimization, including analytical and computational methods. Step by step design optimization techniques. Design optimization concepts, necessary and sufficient optimality conditions and solution techniques. Solution evaluation and tradeoff exploration.
ENME421
(Perm Req)
Engineering Design Ideation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in ENME371.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Additional information: Ideally, this course should be taken prior to capstone design.
Engineering Design Methods is a technical elective for engineering students who wish to improve their ability to produce design ideas (i.e., the ideation process) for further development into conceptual ideas. Ideation is the creative, idea generation activity that happens at the beginning of the conceptual design process. Ideation methods are often built around creativity improving strategies and are often designed for individual use prior to presenting the results in a team setting.
ENME424
(Perm Req)
Urban Microclimate and Energy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in ENME332.
Recommended: ENME423.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENME424 or ENME808I.
Urban microclimate from the perspective of transient heat and mass transfer using building energy simulations for building clusters as well as LEED building certification criteria. The focus is on understanding building energy consumption and environmental impacts from the individual building scale to a neighborhood scale.
ENME427
(Perm Req)
CSI Mechanical: Finding Reasons for Compromised Structural Integity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES220 and ENME382.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Understanding the causes of product failures including the political, societal, economic, environmental, and ethical impact of these failures, and the strategies to avoid, postpone, or mitigate them. Students will be encouraged to combine concepts from engineering, natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities to address these complex issues. Basics of failure analysis, forensics, and reliability engineering and the scientific fundamentals underlying the most common types of failure. Issues of legal liability. Methods for monitoring the existing condition of a structure.
ENME431
(Perm Req)
Nuclear Reactor Systems and Safety
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENME430 and MATH246.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Also offered as: ENNU465.
Credit only granted for: ENNU465 and ENME431.
Engineering, material and thermal aspects of light water reactors, fast reactors, high temperature gas reactors, heavy water moderated reactors, breeder reactors, advanced reactors including GEN IV designs. Evolution of light water reactor safety and regulation in the US that has culminated in the current body of regulations.
ENME432
(Perm Req)
Reactor and Radiation Measurements Laboratory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENME430 and MATH246.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Also offered as: ENNU440.
Credit only granted for: ENNU440 or ENME432.
Basics concepts of nuclear radiation and radiation detectors including types of radiation, radioactive decay, and interactions of radiation with matter.
ENME436
(Perm Req)
Renewable Energy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENME331.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENME489K or ENME436.
Formerly: ENME489K.
Fundamentals, design/analysis tools, and state of the art renewable energy technologies. Energy resources and global perspectives of current and future energy demand/consumption trends, followed by prime renewable energy technologies, including wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, and ocean thermal energy conversion. Economics of renewable energy, energy conservation opportunities, CO2 capture and storage, and thermal energy storage.
ENME461
(Perm Req)
Control Systems Laboratory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENME351 and ENME361.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENEE461 or ENME461.
Students will design, implement, and test controllers for a variety of systems. This will enhance their understanding of feedback control familiarize them with the characteristics and limitations of real control devices. Students will also complete a small project. This will entail writing a proposal, purchasing parts for their controller, building the system, testing it, and writing a final report describing what they have done.
Also offered as ENEE461. Credit offered for ENME461 or ENEE461.
ENME462
(Perm Req)
Vibrations, Controls, and Optimization II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENME351 and ENME361.
Continuation of ENME 361. Fundamentals of vibration, controls, and optimization. Analysis and design in time, Laplace and frequency domains. Mathematical descriptions of system response, system stability, control and optimization. Optimal design of mechanical systems.
ENME464
(Perm Req)
Cost Analysis for Engineers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENME392; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
An introduction to the financial and cost analysis aspects of product engineering. Introduces key elements of traditional engineering economics including interest, present worth, depreciation, taxes, inflation, financial statement analysis, and return on investment. Provides an introduction to cost modeling as it applies to product manufacturing and support. Cost modeling topics will include: manufacturing cost analysis, life-cycle cost modeling (reliability and warranty), and cost of ownership.
ENME465
(Perm Req)
Probability-Based Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: MATH206 and ENME392.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Review of probabilistic distributions, introduction to pseudo-random number generation, and algorithms to produce probability distributions using Monte Carlo simulation via Matlab and other approaches to best design probabilistic engineering problems.
ENME466
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: ENME392, BMGT230, or STAT400; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
This course intends to provide in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and its Define - Mearsure - Analyze - Improve - Control (DMAIC) Breakthrough Improvement Strategy. The emphasis is placed on the DMAIC process which is reinforced via application of semester long corporate projects and case study analysis.
ENME470
(Perm Req)
Finite Element Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Senior standing; and permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Basic concepts of the theory of the finite element method. Applications in solid mechanics and heat transfer.
ENME472
(Perm Req)
Integrated Product and Process Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: ENME371.
Integration of product development with the development process. Design strategies. Product architecture. Design for manufacturing. Selection of materials. Design for assembly.
ENME488
(Perm Req)
Special Problems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Limited to mechanical engineering seniors.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENME489
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENME489D
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Flight Dynamics and Simulation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENME489F.
ENME489I
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Computational Fluid Mechanics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES221, ENME271, ENME331, and permission of department.
ENME489L
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Bio-Inspired Robotics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Pre- or corequisite: ENME351 and permission of department.
ENME489N
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Residential and Industrial Energy Audits
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Pre- or corequisite: ENME332. Also offered as ENME808W. Credit granted for ENME489N or ENME808W.
ENME489P
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Internal Combustion Engines
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES232, ENME331, and permission of department. Co-requisite: ENME332.
ENME489Q
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Managing for Innovation and Quality
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Department permission required.
ENME489T
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Nuclear Reactor Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENME489W
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Pollution and Waste Technology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENME489Y
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Remote Sensing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENME351.
ENME600
Engineering Design Methods
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
An introductory graduate level course in critical thinking about formal methods for design in Mechanical Engineering. Course participants gain background on these methods and the creative potential each offers to designers. Participants will formulate, present, and discuss their own opinions on the value and appropriate use of design materials for mechanical engineering.
ENME632
Advanced Convection Heat Transfer
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: ENNU615 or ENME632.
Statement of conservation of mass, momentum and energy. Laminar and turbulent heat transfer in ducts, separated flows, and natural convection. Heat and mass transfer in laminar boundary layers. Nucleate boiling, film boiling, Leidenfrost transition and critical heat flux. Interfacial phase change processes; evaporation, condensation, industrial applications such as cooling towers, condensers. Heat exchangers design.
ENME633
Molecular Thermodynamics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
An examination of the interactions between molecules, which govern thermodynamics relevant to engineering, will be conducted. We will investigate both classical and statistical approaches to thermodynamics for understanding topics such as phase change, wetting of surfaces, chemical reactions, adsorption, and electrochemical processes. Statistical approaches and molecular simulation tools will be studied to understand how molecular analysis can be translated to macroscopic phenomena.
ENME635
Energy Systems Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Rankine cycles with nonazeotropic working fluid mixtures, two-, multi- and variable-stage absorption cycles and vapor compression cycles with solution circuits. Power generation cycles with working fluid mixtures. Development of rules for finding all possible cycles suiting a given application or the selection of the best alternatives.
ENME641
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENME640; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department; or permission of instructor.
Formerly: ENME652.
Fluid flows where viscous effects play a significant role. Examples of steady and unsteady flows with exact solutions to the Navier-Stokes equations. Boundary layer theory. Stability of laminar flows and their transition to turbulence.
ENME647
Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Boiling and condensation in stationary systems, phase change heat transfer phenomenology, analysis and correlations. Fundamentals of two-phase flow natural circulation in thermal hydraulic multi-loop systems with applications to nuclear reactors safety. Multiphase flow fundamentals. Critical flow rates. Convective boiling and condensation. Multiphase flow and heat transfer applications in power and process industries.
ENME664
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES221; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department; or permission of instructor.
Kinematics in plane and space; Dynamics of particle, system of particles, and rigid bodies. Holonomic and non-holonomic constraints. Newton's equations, D'Alembert's principle, Hamilton's principle, and equations of Lagrange. Impact and collisions. Stability of equilibria.
ENME672
Composite Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Micromechanics of advanced composites with passive and active reinforcements, mathematical models and engineering implications, effective properties and damage mechanics, recent advances in "adaptive" or "smart" composites.
ENME674
Finite Element Methods
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (ENGR: MS/PhDMechanical Engineering (Master's); ENGR: MS/PhDMechanical Engineering (Doctoral)) ; or permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENME 674, ENAE652, ENPM652 or ENPM808F.
Theory and application of finite element methods for mechanical engineering problems such as stress analysis. Basic development of the method for solving the types of governing partial differential equations that are the foundations for many engineering and physical sciences. The emphasis is on balancing the theoretical/mathematical background with a computable implementation to reach applications. Some code writing and debugging will be involved. This class is suited for graduate students or high-achieving undergraduates in engineering, mathematics, or the physical sciences. A very basic knowledge of matrix-vector calculations and multivariable calculus are required. Some exposure to partial differential equations and experience with Matlab or a compiled language will be helpful but are not required.
ENME695
Design for Reliability
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Reliability is the ability of a product or system to perform as intended (i.e., without failure and within specified performance limits) for a specified time, in its life-cycle conditions. Knowledge of reliability concepts and principles, as well as risk assessment, mitigation and management strategies prepares engineers to contribute effectively to product development and life cycle management. This course teaches the fundamental knowledge and skills in reliability as it pertains to the design, manufacture, and use of electrical, mechanical, and electro-mechanical products. Topics cover the suitability of the supply chain members to contribute towards development, manufacturing, distribution and support of reliable products; efficient and cost-effective design and manufacture of reliable products; process capability and process control; derating, uprating, FMMEA, reliability prediction and reliability allocation; how to plan and implement product testing to assess reliability; how to analyze degradation, failure, and return data to estimate fundamental reliability parameters; root cause analysis; and reliability issues associated with warranties, regulatory requirements, and liabilities.
ENME704
Active Vibration Control
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENME662 and ENME602; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Recommended: Completion of coursework or background in Vibrations and Control recommended.
Restriction: Must be in a major in ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering.
This course aims at introducing the basic principles of the finite element method and applying it to plain beams and beams treated with piezoelectric actuators & sensors. The basic concepts of structural parameter i dentification are presented with emphasis on Eigensystem Realization Algorithms (ERA) and Auto-regression models (AR). Different active control algorithms are then applied to beams/piezo-actuator systems. Among thes e algorithms are: direct velocity feedback, impedancematchingcontrol, modal control methods & sliding mode controllers. Particular focus is given to feedforward Leat Mean Square (LMS) algorithm & filtered-X LMS. O ptimal placement strategies of sensor & actuators are then introduced & applied to beam/piezo-actuator systems.
ENME713
Nanoparticle Aerosol Dynamics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of instructor.
Also offered as: CHEM608.
Credit only granted for: ENME713 or ENME808M.
Formerly: ENME808M.
Covers the basic science of nanoparticle formation, growth, and transport; the science and engineering of measurement; and the environmental impact and industrial use of nanoparticles.
ENME742
Urban Microclimate and Energy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as: ENME424.
Credit only granted for: ENME808I, ENME424 or ENME742.
Formerly: ENME808I.
Examines urban microclimate from the perspective of transient heat and mass transfer using building energy simulations for building clusters. The focus is on understandingbuilding energy consumption and environmental impacts from the individual building scale (~100) to a neighborhood scale (~103). Emerging morphological properties of building clustersmodulate transient convective and radiative heat transfer resulting in different localmicroclimatic conditions. At the neighborhood scale, these conditions are analyzed using heatand mass transfer simulations in building clusters to provide boundary conditions for transient building energy simulations. At the individual building scale, besides the energy consumption,this course examines connection between indoor and outdoor environments.
ENME744
Additive Manufacturing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENME272 and ENME331; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Also offered as: ENME416.
Credit only granted for: ENME 416 OR ENME 744.
Develop a comprehensive understanding of fundamental additive manufacturing-alternatively, "three-dimensional (3D) printing-approaches, including extrusion-based deposition, stereolithography, powder bed-based melting, and inkjet-based deposition. Cultivate a "design-for-additive manufacturing" skill set for combining computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) methodologies to produce successful 3D prints. Fabricate 3D mechanical objects using a variety of 3D printing technologies on campus. Execute a design project that demonstrates how additive manufacturing technologies can overcome critical limitations of traditional manufacturing processes.
ENME799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENME808
Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENME808E
Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Machine Learning: Theory and Applications
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENME898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENME899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.