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Fall Semester 2017


Mechanical Engineering
Ahmad Fakheri • Jobst Hall 400 • 677-2719
M E101Foundations of Mechanical Engineering (2 hours)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor or department chair.
Registration in one lecture and one lab required
 01 MW12:00 PM -12:50 PM JOB306 Jacqueline Henderson  
 LabA Tu1:00 PM -2:50 PM JOB114 Jacqueline Henderson  
 02 MW2:00 PM -2:50 PM JOB306 Jacqueline Henderson  
 LabB Tu3:00 PM -4:50 PM JOB114 Jacqueline Henderson  
 03 MW3:00 PM -4:50 PM JOB231 Ahmad Fakheri  
 04 MW3:00 PM -3:50 PM JOB306 Jacqueline Henderson  
 LabD Tu9:00 AM -10:50 AM JOB114 Jacqueline Henderson  
M E200Engineering Co-Op (0 hours)
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing in the College of Engineering and Technology, 2.0 overall grade point average at Bradley, approval of engineering and technology Co-op coordinator and Co-op advisor.
 01 *R* Arr     Julie Reyer  
M E273Computational Methods in ME (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in both PHY 110 and MTH 223.
Corequisite: MTH 224.
 01 TT9:00 AM -10:15 AM JOB306 Kelly R Roos  
 A Th1:00 PM -2:00 PM JOB231 Kelly R Roos  
 B Th2:00 PM -3:00 PM JOB231 Kelly R Roos  
M E301Thermodynamics I (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in CHM 110, 111; Minimum grade of C in PHY 201; Minimum grade of C in MTH 223.
 01 MWF9:00 AM -9:50 AM JOB306 David Zietlow  
 02 MWF11:00 AM -11:50 AM JOB306 David Zietlow  
M E302Thermodynamics II (2 hours)
Prerequisite: minimum grade of C in ME 301.
 01 MW8:00 AM -8:50 AM JOB306 Mark Moeckel  
 02 MW10:00 AM -10:50 AM JOB306 Mark Moeckel  
M E303Instrumentation and Measurement (3 hours)
Prerequisite: COM 103, ECE 227
Corequisite: ME 273, ME 301
 01 *R* TT10:30 AM -11:45 AM JOB200 Shannon James Timpe  
 LabA Tu8:00 AM -10:00 AM JOB133 Shannon James Timpe  
 02 *R* TT10:30 AM -11:45 AM JOB200 Shannon James Timpe  
 LabB Tu12:00 PM -2:00 PM JOB133 Shannon James Timpe  
 03 *R* TT10:30 AM -11:45 AM JOB200 Shannon James Timpe  
 LabC Tu2:00 PM -4:00 PM JOB133 Shannon James Timpe  
 04 *R* TT10:30 AM -11:45 AM JOB200 Shannon James Timpe  
 LabD Tu4:15 PM -6:15 PM JOB133 Shannon James Timpe  
M E308Thermodyn Fluid Flow (4 hours)
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in ME 301, MTH 224
 01 MWF1:00 PM -1:50 PM WES130 Mark Moeckel  
 LabA Th8:00 AM -10:00 AM JOB105 Mark Moeckel  
 02 MWF1:00 PM -1:50 PM WES130 Mark Moeckel  
 LabB Th1:00 PM -3:00 PM JOB105 Mark Moeckel  
 03 MWF1:00 PM -1:50 PM WES130 Mark Moeckel  
 LabC Th3:15 PM -5:15 PM JOB105 Mark Moeckel  
M E341Engineering Systems Dynamics (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in PHY 201; Minimum grade of C in MTH 224; Minimum grade of C in CE 250.
 01 MF2:00 PM -3:15 PM JOB304 Richard T Johnson  
 02 TT2:00 PM -3:15 PM MOR304 George Romack  
M E342Design of Machine Elements (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in CE 270 and ME 351; prerequisite or concurrent enrollment in ME 303
 01 TT1:30 PM -2:45 PM JOB306 Kalyani Nair  
 02 TT3:00 PM -4:15 PM JOB306 Kalyani Nair  
M E344Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines (3 hours)
Prerequisite: ME 273, CE 250.
 01 TT10:30 AM -11:45 AM JOB306 George Romack  
 02 *R* MWF11:00 AM -11:50 AM JOB304 Dean Kim  
M E351Engineering Materials Science I (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in PHY 110; Minimum grade of C in CHM 112 or Minimum grade of C in CHM 116.
Corequisite: PHY 201.
 01 MW2:00 PM -3:15 PM BR222 Shannon James Timpe  
 02 MWF9:00 AM -9:50 AM JOB308 Shannon James Timpe  
M E403Mechanical Engineering Systems Laboratory (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in both ME 303 and CE 270
Corequisite: 300-level English composition, ME 415, ME 441
 01 *R* MW9:00 AM -9:50 AM JOB300 Richard T Johnson  
 LabA M10:00 AM -12:00 PM JOB133 Richard T Johnson  
 02 *R* MW9:00 AM -9:50 AM JOB300 Richard T Johnson  
 LabB W10:00 AM -12:00 PM JOB133 Richard T Johnson  
 03 *R* MW9:00 AM -9:50 AM JOB300 Richard T Johnson  
 LabC F10:00 AM -12:00 PM JOB133 Richard T Johnson  
 04 *R* MW9:00 AM -9:50 AM JOB300 Richard T Johnson  
 LabD W2:00 PM -4:00 PM JOB133 Richard T Johnson  
M E409Mechanical Engineering Projects (1 to 4 hours)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
 01 *R* Arr     Jacqueline Henderson  
 02 *R* Arr     David Zietlow  
 03 *R* Arr     Jacqueline Henderson  
 04 *R* Arr     Jacqueline Henderson  
 05 *R* Arr     Jacqueline Henderson  
 06 *R* Arr     Richard T Johnson  
 07 *R* Arr     Richard T Johnson  
 08 *R* Arr     Mark Moeckel  
 09 *R* Arr     Saeid Vafaei  
 10 *R* Arr     Shannon James Timpe  
M E410Mechanical Engineering Senior Project I (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Senior standing in ME. Instructor consent may be required.
 01 TT12:00 PM -1:00 PM WES130 Jeries J Abou-HannaCore: WI 
 02 *R* TT12:00 PM -1:00 PM WES130 Jeries J Abou-HannaCore: WI 
 and               Ahmad Fakheri 
 03 *R* TT12:00 PM -1:00 PM WES130 Jeries J Abou-HannaCore: WI 
 and               Kalyani Nair 
 04 *R* TT12:00 PM -1:00 PM WES130 Jeries J Abou-HannaCore: WI 
 and               Kalyani Nair 
 05 *R* TT12:00 PM -1:00 PM WES130 Jeries J Abou-HannaCore: WI 
 06 *R* TT12:00 PM -1:00 PM WES130 Jeries J Abou-HannaCore: WI 
 and               Richard T Johnson 
 07 *R* TT12:00 PM -1:00 PM WES130 Jeries J Abou-HannaCore: WI 
 and               Abdalla M Elbella 
 08 *R* TT12:00 PM -1:00 PM WES130 Jeries J Abou-HannaCore: WI 
 and               Jacqueline Henderson 
 09 *R* TT12:00 PM -1:00 PM WES130 Jeries J Abou-HannaCore: WI 
 and               David Zietlow 
 10 *R* TT12:00 PM -1:00 PM WES130 Jeries J Abou-HannaCore: WI 
 and               Dean Kim 
 11 *R* TT12:00 PM -1:00 PM WES130 Jeries J Abou-HannaCore: WI 
 and               Ahmad Fakheri 
 12 *R* TT12:00 PM -1:00 PM WES130 Jeries J Abou-HannaCore: WI 
 and               Mark Moeckel 
 13 *R* TT12:00 PM -1:00 PM WES130 Jeries J Abou-HannaCore: WI 
 14 *R* TT12:00 PM -1:00 PM WES130 Jeries J Abou-HannaCore: WI 
 and               David Zietlow 
 15 *R* TT12:00 PM -1:00 PM WES130 Jeries J Abou-HannaCore: WI 
 and               Saeid Vafaei 
 16 *R* TT12:00 PM -1:00 PM WES130 Jeries J Abou-HannaCore: WI 
 and               Julie Reyer 
 17 *R* TT12:00 PM -1:00 PM WES130 Jeries J Abou-HannaCore: WI 
 and               Richard T Johnson 
 18 *R* TT12:00 PM -1:00 PM WES130 Jeries J Abou-HannaCore: WI 
 and               Abdalla M Elbella 
 19 *R* TT12:00 PM -1:00 PM WES130 Jeries J Abou-HannaCore: WI 
 and               Mark Moeckel 
 20 *R* TT12:00 PM -1:00 PM WES130 Jeries J Abou-HannaCore: WI 
 and               Richard T Johnson 
 21 *R* TT12:00 PM -1:00 PM WES130 Jeries J Abou-HannaCore: WI 
 and               Dean Kim 
 22 *R* TT12:00 PM -1:00 PM WES130 Jeries J Abou-HannaCore: WI 
 and               Ahmad Fakheri 
 A F2:00 PM -4:00 PM WES130 Jeries J Abou-Hanna  
 LabA F2:00 PM -4:00 PM WES130 Jeries J Abou-Hanna  
M E415Introduction to Heat Transfer (3 hours)
Prerequisite: ME 302. C or better in ME 308.
 01 TT9:00 AM -10:15 AM JOB330 Saeid Vafaei  
 02 MW3:30 PM -4:45 PM JOB308 Saeid Vafaei  
M E441Mechanical Control Systems (3 hours)
Prerequisite: ME 341. ECE 227.
 01 TT3:30 PM -4:45 PM JOB300 Dean Kim  
M E448Computer Aided Design in Mechanical Engineering (3 hours)
Prerequisite: senior standing in ME or consent of instructor.
 01 MW10:00 AM -12:00 PM JOB231 Kalyani Nair  
 02 MW1:00 PM -3:00 PM JOB231 Abdalla M Elbella  
M E491Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
 03 *R* Arr     Staff  
M E502Problems in Advanced Dynamics (3 hours)
Prerequisite: ME 341; or graduate standing.
 01 TT5:00 PM -6:15 PM JOB306 Abdalla M Elbella  
M E507Nuclear Energy (3 hours)
Prerequisite: consent of instructor; senior or graduate standing; PHY 201.
 01 Canceled
M E515Intermediate Heat Transfer (3 hours)
Prerequisite: ME 415; or graduate standing.
 01 TT9:30 AM -10:45 AM JOB231 Ahmad Fakheri  
M E520Gas Dynamics (3 hours)
Prerequisite: ME 308; or graduate standing.
 01 MW9:00 AM -10:15 AM JOB105 Martin Morris  
M E534Environmental Engineering-Air Conditioning (3 hours)
Prerequisite: ME 301.
 01 MW2:00 PM -3:15 PM JOB341 David Zietlow  
M E540Advanced Mechanical Vibrations (3 hours)
Prerequisite: ME 341; MTH 224; or graduate standing.
 01 MW5:00 PM -6:15 PM JOB306 Sam M Kherat  
M E556Mechanics of Composite Materials (3 hours)
Prerequisite: CE 270; or graduate standing.
 01 TT3:30 PM -4:45 PM JOB215 Abdalla M Elbella  
M E557Advanced Design of Machine Elements (3 hours)
Prerequisite: ME 342 and ME 351, with a minimum grade of C; or graduate standing in ME. Requires consent of instructor if non-ME Student.
 01 MW3:30 PM -4:45 PM BR046 Jeries J Abou-Hanna  
M E560Principles of Robotic Programming (3 hours)
Prerequisite: graduate or senior standing in engineering or computer science.
 01 TT5:00 PM -6:15 PM BR032 Sam M Kherat  
M E573Methods of Engineering Analysis (3 hours)
Prerequisite: ME 341; ME 273; MTH 224; or graduate standing.
 01 TT11:00 AM -12:15 PM JOB231 Kelly R Roos  
M E580Biomechanics (3 hours)
Prerequisite: senior or graduate standing in engineering or consent of instructor.
 01 TT8:00 AM -9:15 AM JOB341 Kalyani Nair  
M E582Medical Imaging (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Senior standing in engineering or consent of instructor.
 01 TT1:30 PM -2:45 PM JOB302 John Engdahl  
M E591Topics in Mechanical Engineering (3 to 9 hours)
Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Registration is for 3 credit hours.
 01 *R* Arr     Staff  
 02 *R* Arr     Staff  
 03 *R* Arr     Abdalla M Elbella  
M E681Research (0 to 6 hours)
 01 *R* Arr     Jeries J Abou-Hanna  
 02 *R* Arr     Abdalla M Elbella  
 03 *R* Arr     Ahmad Fakheri  
 04 *R* Arr     Jacqueline Henderson  
 05 *R* Arr     Richard T Johnson  
 06 *R* Arr     Dean Kim  
 07 *R* Arr     Staff  
 08 *R* Arr     Martin Morris  
 09 *R* Arr     Kalyani Nair  
 10 *R* Arr     Robert J Podlasek  
 11 *R* Arr     Saeid Vafaei  
 12 *R* Arr     Julie Reyer  
 13 *R* Arr     Shannon James Timpe  
 14 *R* Arr     David Zietlow  
M E682Research (0 to 6 hours)
Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
 01 *R* Arr     Martin Morris  
 02 *R* Arr     Staff  
 03 *R* Arr     Staff  
M E699Thesis (0 to 6 hours)
Prerequisite: consent of department.
 01 *R* Arr     Staff  
 02 *R* Arr     Staff  
 03 *R* Arr     Staff  
 04 *R* Arr     Staff  
 05 *R* Arr     Staff  
Nature of mechanical engineering as a profession and as a technological response to human needs. Emphases: design process, problem solving, and engineering experimentation.
Computational techniques and programming methods for mechanical engineering problems.
Emphasis on concepts, laws, and problem solving methodology; properties of materials, especially gases and vapors; simple equations of state; 1st and 2nd laws; introduction to cycles and systems.
Continuation of ME 301 with emphasis on engineering applications: including more detailed analysis of vapor cycles, power cycles, refrigeration cycles, and heat pump cycles, enhanced second law analysis, and more complex processes that include mixtures, humidification, combustion, and equilibrium.
Theory and practice of measurements and instrumentation. Definition of a measurement system that meets specified needs: identification, selection, and specification of instrumentation components. Weekly laboratory.
Thermodynamics of fluid flow. Basic concepts of fluid mechanics; utility of the control volume approach to solving conservation equations governing the behavior of compressible and incompressible fluid flows. Design applications in thermal systems, aerodynamics, and convective heat transfer.
Engineering systems dynamics, including mechanical, electrical, fluid, and thermal elements. Concepts of modeling. Mathematical methods for understanding and creating desired response behavior of linear systems.
Application of stress analysis, deflection analysis, dynamic analysis, and materials to the design of mechanical components and machines. How available manufacturing processes influence nature of machine elements.
Kinematic and dynamic analysis and synthesis of mechanisms and machines; kinematics of linkages, cams and gearing systems; different analysis methods. Static and dynamic forces; balancing of rotating and reciprocating machines. Integration of these topics in solving open-ended design problems.
Understanding how atomic and crystalline structure influences the mechanical properties of metals, polymers, ceramics, composite, and biomedical materials. Thermal processes that influence the underlying structure of solids. Using materials in the engineering design process.
Student team investigations of thermal and mechanical systems emphasizing definition, planning, design, and execution of experiments involving system modeling and analysis. Written reports and oral presentations are required.
Special topics or projects of an experimental, analytical, or creative nature. May be repeated up to 16 credit hours.
Team based investigations of open-ended engineering design problems. Each project will place an emphasis on problem definition, planning, analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and teamwork. The projects may involve experimentation and/or construction of models. Students enrolled in this course are required to be within 3 semesters of graduation and have a minimum ME GPA 2.25.
Steady state and transient conduction; external and internal forced convection and free convection; radiation; heat exchanger design.
Linear feedback control design and analysis for dynamic systems with applications; examples taken from applications encountered by mechanical and manufacturing engineers. Time and frequency response techniques. System performance analysis.
Design of mechanical systems and components enhanced by applications of computer graphics. Computer graphics hardware characteristics; transformation and projection geometry; space curves and surface presentations; solid geometric representations. User application CAD packages for finite element analysis and mechanisms and systems simulation.
Topics of special interest which may vary each time course is offered. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes. Undergraduate students may repeat the course under different topic names up to a maximum of 9 credits.
Application of analytical and graphical methods to problems involving velocities, accelerations, working and inertia forces.
Introduction to nuclear reactors, the physics of nuclear radiations and interactions, the effects of radiation on people, and the issues and potentials that will govern the future use of nuclear energy.
In-depth treatment of the three modes of heat transfer; design applications. Development of analytical and specific numerical skills needed for solving design problems involving heat transfer.
One dimensional flow: wave and shock motion in subsonic and supersonic flow; flow with heat transfer and friction; viscosity effects; similarity. Introduction to multidimensional flow.
Heating and cooling of moist air; solar radiation; computation of heating and cooling loads; study of heating, ventilating, and cooling systems and equipment; design project.
Principles of vibrations in one or more degrees of freedom; application to machine members.
Mechanical behavior, analysis, and design of various advanced composite materials: introduction to composite materials and their applications; elasticity of anisotropic solids; micromechanics of fiber reinforced composites and particulate composites; short fiber composites; macromechanics of laminated composites; thermal stresses; failure criteria; fracture and fatigue, reliability, testing, and design of composite materials. Emphasis on developing simple microcomputer programs for analysis. Projects involve curing and testing composites.
Review of mechanical testing, 3-D stress-strain relationship, complex and principal states of stress, yielding and fracture under combined stresses, fracture of cracked members, stress and strain based approaches to fatigue, creep damage analysis, and plastic damage analysis as applied to the design of machine elements.
Programming of industrial robotic manipulators with external inputs, tactile sensing, and vision sensing. A design project is required. Cross-listed as IME 560.
Application of principles of analog and digital computers and numerical methods to solve mechanical engineering problems.
Human body as a mechanical system. Biomechanics of cells, soft issue and hard tissue Biomechanics of movement. Laboratory exercises on design and analysis of implants.
Introduction to the common methods and devices employed for medical imaging, including conventional x-ray imaging, x-ray computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine (single photon planar imaging), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), and positron emission tomography (PET), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultra-sound imaging. The physics and design of systems, typical clinical applications, medical image processing, and tomographic reconstruction. Cross-listed as EE 582.
Topics of special interest which may vary each time course is offered. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes. Graduate students may repeat the course under different topic names up to a maximum of 9 credits.
Research on a project selected by student and advisor.
Individual study on a topic selected by the student with advisor approval. Integration and application of research. Student must produce a product such as a software program or journal article
Maximum of 6 semester hours total of research and/or thesis may be applied toward the master s degree.
This course meets a Core Curriculum requirement.
OC - Communication - Oral Communication
W1 - Communication - Writing 1
W2 - Communication - Writing 2
FA - Fine Arts
GS - Global Perspective - Global Systems
WC - Global Perspective - World Cultures
HU - Humanities
NS - Knowledge and Reasoning in the Natural Sciences
SB - Knowledge and Reasoning in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
MI - Multidisciplinary Integration
QR - Quantitative Reasoning
This section meets a Core Curriculum requirement.
EL - Experiential Learning
IL - Integrative Learning
WI - Writing Intensive
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