MECE E1001 Mechanical engineering: micromachines to jumbo jets. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Corequisites: MATH UN1101

This introductory course explores the role of Mechanical Engineering in developing many of the fundamental technological advances on which today's society depends.  Students will be exposed to several mature and emerging technologies through a series of case studies. Topics include: airplanes, automobiles, robots, modern manufacturing methods as well as the emerging fields of micro-electro-mechanical machines (MEMS) and nanotechnology.  The physical concepts that govern the operation of these technologies will be developed from basic principles and then applied in simple design problems.  Students will also be exposed to state-of-the art innovations in each case study.

MECE E1008 Introduction to Machining. 1 point.

Introduction to the manual machine operation, CNC fabrication and usage of basic hand tools, band/hack saws, drill presses, grinders and sanders. 

MECE E1304 Naval Ship Systems, I. 3 points.

Students are strongly advised to consult with the ME Department prior to registering for this course. A study of ship characteristics and types including ship design, hydrodynamic forces, stability, compartmentation, propulsion, electrical and auxiliary systems, interior communications, ship control, and damage control; theory and design of steam, gas turbine, and nuclear propulsion; shipboard safety and firefighting. This course is part of the Naval ROTC program at Columbia but will be taught at SUNY Maritime. Enrollment may be limited; priority is given to students participating in Naval ROTC. This course will not count as a technical elective. Students should see a faculty adviser as well as Columbia NROTC staff (nrotc@ columbia.edu) for more information.

MECE E3018 Mechanical engineering laboratory, I. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Experiments in instrumentation and measurement: optical, pressure, fluid flow, temperature, stress, and electricity; viscometry, cantilever beam, digital data acquisition. Probability theory: distribution, functions of random variables, tests of significance, correlation, ANOVA, linear regression. A lab fee of $50.00 is collected.

Fall 2018: MECE E3018
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 3018 001/61479 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
524 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Jeffrey Kysar 3 60/63
MECE 3018 001/61479 T Th 2:30pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Jeffrey Kysar 3 60/63

MECE E3028 Mechanical engineering laboratory, II. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Experiments in engineering and physical phenomena: aerofoil lift and drag in wind tunnels, laser doppler anemometry in immersed fluidic channels, supersonic flow and shock waves, Rankine thermodynamical cycle for power generation, and structural truss mechanics and analysis.. A lab fee of $50.00 is collected.

Spring 2019: MECE E3028
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 3028 001/61015 M W 1:10pm - 3:40pm
Room TBA
Qiao Lin 3 56/70

MECE E3038 Mechanical engineering laboratory, III. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Mechatronic control of mechanical and electromechanical systems. Control of various thermodynamic cycles, including internal combustion engine (Otto cycle). Reverse engineering of an electromechanical product. A lab fee of $50.00 is collected.

MECE E3100 Introduction to mechanics of fluids. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3105) ENME E3105.

Basic continuum concepts. Liquids and gases in static equilibrium. Continuity equation. Two-dimensional kinematics. Equation of motion. Bernoulli's equation and applications. Equations of energy and angular momentum. Dimensional analysis. Two-dimensional laminar flow. Pipe flow, laminar,and turbulent. Elements of compressible flow.

Fall 2018: MECE E3100
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 3100 001/22975 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
1024 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Karen Kasza 3 62/70
MECE 3100 R01/71195 F 10:00am - 11:00am
627 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Karen Kasza 3 0/0

MECE E3301 Thermodynamics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Classical thermodynamics. Basic properties and concepts, thermodynamic properties of pure substances, equation of state, work, heat, the first and second laws for flow and nonflow processes, energy equations, entropy, and irreversibility. Introduction to power and refrigeration cycles.

Fall 2018: MECE E3301
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 3301 001/15180 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
413 Kent Hall
Sinisa Vukelic 3 63/65
MECE 3301 R01/60024  
Sinisa Vukelic 3 0/0

MECE E3311 Heat transfer. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Steady and unsteady heat conduction. Radiative heat transfer. Internal and external forced and free convective heat transfer. Change of phase. Heat exchangers.

Spring 2019: MECE E3311
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 3311 001/69445 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Arvind Narayanaswamy 3 57/70
MECE 3311 R01/11789 F 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Arvind Narayanaswamy 3 0/0

MECE E3401 Mechanics of machines. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3105) and (MECE E3408)

Introduction to mechanisms and machines, analytical and graphical synthesis of mechanism, displacement analysis, velocity analysis, acceleration analysis of linkages, dynamics of mechanism, cam design, gear and gear trains, and computer-aided mechanism design.

MECE E3408 Computer graphics and design. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Introduction to drafting, engineering graphics, computer graphics, solid modeling, and mechanical engineering design. Interactive computer graphics and numerical methods applied to the solution of mechanical engineering design problems. A laboratory fee of $175 is collected.

Spring 2019: MECE E3408
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 3408 001/73357 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
Room TBA
Sinisa Vukelic 3 4/22
MECE 3408 002/25075 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Sinisa Vukelic 3 12/22

MECE E3409 Machine design. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (MECE E3408) MECE E3408

Computer-aided analysis of general loading states and deformation of machine components using singularity functions and energy methods.Theoretical introduction to static failure theories, fractre mechanics, and fatigue failure theories.  Introduction to conceptual design and design optimization problems.  Design of machine components such as springs, shafts, fasteners, lead screws, rivets, welds.  Modeling, analysis, and testing of machine assemblies for prescribed design problems.  Problems will be drawn from statics, kinematics, dynamics, solid modeling, stress analysis, and design optimization.

Fall 2018: MECE E3409
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 3409 001/18035 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
545 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Sinisa Vukelic 3 58/62

MECE E3411 Fundamentals of engineering. 1 point.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Senior Standing.

Review of core courses in mechanical engineering, including mechanics, strength of materials, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, materials and processing, control, and mechanical design and analysis.  Review of additional topics, including engineering economics and ethics in engineering.  The course culminates with a comprehensive examination, similar to the Fundamentals of Engineering examination.

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This course meets the first 4.5 weeks only.

Spring 2019: MECE E3411
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 3411 001/14873 W 1:10pm - 3:40pm
Room TBA
Sinisa Vukelic 1 25/35

MECE E3420 Engineering concept and design. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Senior standing.
Corequisites: MECE E3409.

A preliminary design for an original project is a pre-requisite for the Capstone Design course.  This course will focus on the steps required for generating a preliminary design concept. Included will be a brainstorming concept geration phase, a literature search, and the production of a layout drawing of the proposed capstone design project in a Computer Aided Design (CAD) software package (i.e. ProEngineer)

Fall 2018: MECE E3420
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 3420 001/66084 T Th 1:10pm - 3:40pm
633 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Joshua Browne 1 60/70

MECE E3430 Engineering Design. 3 points.

Prerequisites: (MECE E3420) MECE E3409 Machine Design

Elements of the design process: concept formulation, systems synthesis, design analysis optimization.  Selection and execution of a project involving the design of an actual engineering device or system. A labortatory fee of $125 is collected.

Spring 2019: MECE E3430
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 3430 001/26206 T Th 1:10pm - 3:40pm
Room TBA
Joshua Browne 3 54/70

MECE E3450 Computer Aided Design. 3 points.

Lect: 3

Prerequisites: (ENME E3105) and (ENME E3113) and (MECE E3408) and (MECE E3311)

Introduction to numerical methods and their applications to rigid body mechanics for mechanisms and linkages. Introduction to finite element stress analysis for deformable bodies. Computer-aided mechanical engineering design using established software tools and verifications against analytical and finite difference solutions

Spring 2019: MECE E3450
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 3450 001/74947 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Gerard Ateshian 3 18/40

MECE E3610 Materials and Processes in Manufacturing. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3113) OR EQUIVALENT

Introduction to microstructures and properties of metals, polymers, ceramics and composites; typical manufacturing processes: material removal, shaping, joining, and property alteration; behavior of engineering materials in the manufacturing processes.

Spring 2019: MECE E3610
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 3610 001/26066 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Y. Lawrence Yao 3 63/65

MECE E3900 Honors tutorial in mechanical engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: 3.2 or higher GPA

Individual study; may be selected after the first term of the junior year by students maintaining a 3.2 grade-point average. Normally not to be taken in a student's final semester. Course format may vary from individual tutorial to laboratory work to seminar instruction under faculty supervision. Written application must be made prior to registration outlining proposed study program. Projects requiring machine-shop use must be approved by the laboratory supervisor. Students may count up to 6 points toward degree requirements. Students must submit both a project outline prior to registration and a final project write up at the end of the semester. 

Fall 2018: MECE E3900
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 3900 001/22544  
Sunil Agrawal 3 2/1
MECE 3900 002/72135  
Peter J. Schuck 3 0/1
MECE 3900 003/70737  
Gerard Ateshian 3 0/1
MECE 3900 004/23143  
Michael Burke 3 0/1
MECE 3900 005/63000  
Nicolas Chbat 3 0/1
MECE 3900 006/76199  
Matei Ciocarlie 3 0/1
MECE 3900 007/12458  
James Hone 3 0/1
MECE 3900 008/19909  
Jeffrey Kysar 3 1/1
MECE 3900 009/11163  
Qiao Lin 3 0/1
MECE 3900 010/72879  
Richard Longman 3 0/1
MECE 3900 011/27287  
Michael Massimino 3 0/1
MECE 3900 012/26194  
Vijay Modi 3 0/1
MECE 3900 013/72481  
Kristin Myers 3 0/1
MECE 3900 014/17270  
Arvind Narayanaswamy 3 1/1
MECE 3900 015/68112  
Fred Stolfi 3 0/1
MECE 3900 016/26680  
Sinisa Vukelic 3 0/1
MECE 3900 017/70688  
Y. Lawrence Yao 3 0/1
MECE 3900 018/76861  
Hod Lipson 3 0/1
MECE 3900 019/16756  
Karen Kasza 3 0/1

MECE E3901 Honors tutorial in mechanical engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: 3.2 or higher GPA.

Individual study; may be selected after the first term of the junior year by students maintaining a 3.2 grade-point average. Normally not to be taken in a student's final semester. Course format may vary from individual tutorial to laboratory work to seminar instruction under faculty supervision. Written application must be made prior to registration outlining proposed study program. Projects requiring machine-shop use must be approved by the laboratory supervisor. Students may count up to 6 points toward degree requirements. Students must submit both a project outline prior to registration and a final project write up at the end of the semester. 

Spring 2019: MECE E3901
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 3901 001/11467  
Gerard Ateshian 3 0/5
MECE 3901 002/12780  
Arvind Narayanaswamy 3 0/5
MECE 3901 003/16629  
Fred Stolfi 3 0/5
MECE 3901 004/14692  
James Hone 3 0/5
MECE 3901 005/12867  
Kristin Myers 3 0/5
MECE 3901 006/11144  
Richard Longman 3 0/5
MECE 3901 007/19317  
Jeffrey Kysar 3 0/5
MECE 3901 008/11291  
Vijay Modi 3 0/5
MECE 3901 009/13633  
Peter J. Schuck 3 0/5
MECE 3901 010/12894  
Y. Lawrence Yao 3 0/5
MECE 3901 011/14204  
Qiao Lin 3 0/5
MECE 3901 012/10582  
Matei Ciocarlie 3 0/5
MECE 3901 013/12541  
Michael Massimino 3 0/5
MECE 3901 014/15509  
Joshua Browne 3 0/5
MECE 3901 015/11007  
Sunil Agrawal 3 0/5
MECE 3901 016/16379  
Sinisa Vukelic 3 0/5
MECE 3901 017/11759  
Nicolas Chbat 3 0/5
MECE 3901 018/11893  
Hod Lipson 3 0/10
MECE 3901 019/13321  
3 0/5
MECE 3901 020/10758  
Karen Kasza 3 0/5

MECE E3998 Projects in mechanical engineering. 1-3 points.

Prerequisites: Approval by faculty member who agrees to supervise the work.

Normally not to be taken in a student's final semester. Independent project involving theoretical, computational, experimental or engineering design work. May be repeated, but no more than 3 points may be counted toward degree requirements. Projects requiring machine-shop use must be approved by the laboratory supervisor. Students must submit both a project outline prior to registration and a final project write-up at the end of the semester. 

Summer 2018: MECE E3998
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 3998 001/12046  
Gerard Ateshian 1-3 0
MECE 3998 002/94259  
Arvind Narayanaswamy 1-3 0
MECE 3998 003/27030  
Fred Stolfi 1-3 0
MECE 3998 004/29693  
James Hone 1-3 0
MECE 3998 005/60944  
Kristin Myers 1-3 0
MECE 3998 006/27193  
Richard Longman 1-3 0
MECE 3998 007/94260  
Jeffrey Kysar 1-3 0
MECE 3998 008/60780  
Vijay Modi 1-3 0
MECE 3998 009/61696  
Peter J. Schuck 1-3 0
MECE 3998 010/62347  
Y. Lawrence Yao 1-3 0
MECE 3998 011/63046  
1-3 0
MECE 3998 012/66197  
Matei Ciocarlie 1-3 0
MECE 3998 013/67047  
Michael Massimino 1-3 0
MECE 3998 014/67646  
Joshua Browne 1-3 0
MECE 3998 015/68346  
Sunil Agrawal 1-3 0
MECE 3998 016/70946  
Sinisa Vukelic 1-3 0
MECE 3998 017/71646  
Nicolas Chbat 1-3 0
MECE 3998 018/72446  
Hod Lipson 1-3 1
MECE 3998 019/75996  
1-3 0
MECE 3998 020/76696  
Karen Kasza 1-3 0
Fall 2018: MECE E3998
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 3998 001/12183  
Sunil Agrawal 1-3 0/1
MECE 3998 002/70964  
Peter J. Schuck 1-3 0/1
MECE 3998 003/29535  
Gerard Ateshian 1-3 0/1
MECE 3998 004/29328  
Michael Burke 1-3 0/1
MECE 3998 005/76488  
Nicolas Chbat 1-3 0/1
MECE 3998 006/22951  
Matei Ciocarlie 1-3 0/1
MECE 3998 007/72983  
James Hone 1-3 0/1
MECE 3998 008/71643  
Jeffrey Kysar 1-3 2/1
MECE 3998 009/16705  
Qiao Lin 1-3 2/5
MECE 3998 010/70076  
Richard Longman 1-3 0/1
MECE 3998 011/23146  
Michael Massimino 1-3 0/1
MECE 3998 012/29382  
Vijay Modi 1-3 0/1
MECE 3998 013/12877  
Kristin Myers 1-3 0/1
MECE 3998 014/60471  
Arvind Narayanaswamy 1-3 1/1
MECE 3998 015/60983  
Fred Stolfi 1-3 0/6
MECE 3998 016/65133  
Sinisa Vukelic 1-3 4/5
MECE 3998 017/75857  
Y. Lawrence Yao 1-3 0/1
MECE 3998 018/64729  
Hod Lipson 1-3 6/5
MECE 3998 019/66511  
Karen Kasza 1-3 0/1
Spring 2019: MECE E3998
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 3998 001/13056  
Gerard Ateshian 1-3 0/5
MECE 3998 002/10979  
Arvind Narayanaswamy 1-3 0/5
MECE 3998 003/12193  
Fred Stolfi 1-3 0/5
MECE 3998 004/13294  
James Hone 1-3 0/5
MECE 3998 005/20067  
Kristin Myers 1-3 0/5
MECE 3998 006/11754  
Richard Longman 1-3 0/5
MECE 3998 007/14456  
Jeffrey Kysar 1-3 0/5
MECE 3998 008/11669  
Vijay Modi 1-3 0/5
MECE 3998 009/12632  
Peter J. Schuck 1-3 0/5
MECE 3998 010/14580  
Y. Lawrence Yao 1-3 0/5
MECE 3998 011/13032  
Qiao Lin 1-3 1/5
MECE 3998 012/13394  
Matei Ciocarlie 1-3 0/5
MECE 3998 013/16760  
Michael Massimino 1-3 0/5
MECE 3998 014/14794  
Joshua Browne 1-3 0/5
MECE 3998 015/14556  
Sunil Agrawal 1-3 0/5
MECE 3998 016/14011  
Sinisa Vukelic 1-3 0/5
MECE 3998 017/13606  
Nicolas Chbat 1-3 0/5
MECE 3998 018/18670  
Hod Lipson 1-3 0/10
MECE 3998 019/18554  
1-3 0/5
MECE 3998 020/12916  
Karen Kasza 1-3 1/5

MECE E3999 Fieldwork. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Obtained internship and approval from faculty advisor.

May be repeated for credit, but no more than 3 total points may be used toward the 128-credit degree requirement. Only for MECE undergraduate students who include relevant on-campus and off-campus work experience as part of their approved program of study. Final report and letter of evaluation required. Fieldwork credits may not count toward any major core, technical, elective, and non-technical requirements. May not be taken for pass/fail credit or audited.

Summer 2018: MECE E3999
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 3999 001/77279  
Kristin Myers 1 0
Spring 2019: MECE E3999
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 3999 001/12033  
Kristin Myers 1 0/25

MECE E4058 Mechatronics and embedded microcomputer control. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (ELEN E1201) ELEN E1201.

Recommended: ELEN E3000. Enrollment limited to 12 students. Mechatronics is the application of electronics and microcomputers to control mechanical systems. Systems explored include on/off systems, solenoids, stepper motors, dc motors, thermal systems, magnetic levitation. Use of analog and digital electronics and various sensors for control. Programming microcomputers in Assembly and C. A lab fee of $75.00 is collected.

Fall 2018: MECE E4058
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 4058 001/70915 W 4:10pm - 6:40pm
273 Engineering Terrace
Qiao Lin 3 12/30
MECE 4058 001/70915 T 4:10pm - 6:40pm
633 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Qiao Lin 3 12/30
MECE 4058 002/18944 Th 4:10pm - 6:40pm
273 Engineering Terrace
Qiao Lin 3 23/30
MECE 4058 002/18944 T 4:10pm - 6:40pm
633 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Qiao Lin 3 23/30
Spring 2019: MECE E4058
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 4058 001/20563 Th 4:10pm - 6:40pm
Room TBA
3 12/30
MECE 4058 002/77668 Th 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Room TBA
3 5/30

MECE E4100 Mechanics of fluids. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (MECE E3100) MECE E3100 or equivalent.

Fluid dynamics and analyses for mechanical engineering and aerospace applications: boundary layers and lubrication, stability and turbulence, and compressible flow. Turbomachinery as well as additional selected topics.

Spring 2019: MECE E4100
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 4100 001/26558 W 4:10pm - 6:40pm
Room TBA
Karen Kasza 3 8/35

MECE E4210 Energy Infrastructure Planning. 3 points.

Lect. 3.

Prerequisites: One year each of college level Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics

Energy infrastructure planning with specific focus on countries with rapidly growing infrastructure needs. Spatiotemporal characteristics, scale, and environmental footprints of energy resources, power generation and storage, modeling demand growth, technology choices and learning for planning. Computer-assisted decision support and network design/optimization tools. Similarities, differences and interactions among electricity, gas, information, transportation and water distribution networks. Penetration of renewable and/or decentralized technologies into existing or new infrastructure. Special guest lectures on infrastructure finance, regulation and public-private partnerships.

MECE E4211 Energy: sources and conversion. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (MECE E3301) MECE E3301.

Energy sources such as oil, gas, coal, gas hydrates, hydrogen, solar, and wind.  Energy conversion systems for electrical power generation, automobiles, propulsion and refrigeration. Engines, steam and gas turbines, wind turbines; devices such as fuel cells, thermoelectric converters, and photovoltaic cells. Specialized topics may include carbon-dioxide sequestration, cogeneration, hybrid vehicles and energy storage devices.

Fall 2018: MECE E4211
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 4211 001/11774 M 4:10pm - 6:40pm
420 Pupin Laboratories
Vijay Modi 3 30/50

MECE E4212 Microelectromechanical systems. 3 points.

Lect: 1.5. Lab: 3.

MEMS markets and applications; Scaling laws; Silicon as a mechanical material; Sensors and actuators; micromechanical analysis and design; substrate (bulk) and surface micromachining; computer aided design; packaging; testing and characterization; microfluidics.

Fall 2018: MECE E4212
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 4212 001/63930 W 1:10pm - 3:40pm
227 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Peter J. Schuck 3 26/45

MECE E4213 Bio-microelectromechanical systems (BioMEMS): design, fabrication and analysis. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (MECE E3100) and (MECE E3311) A course in transport phenomena, or by instructor's permission

Silicon and polymer micro/nanofabrication techniques; hydrodynamic microfluidic control; electrokinetic microfluidic control; microfluidic separation and detection; sample preparation; micro bioreactors and temperature control; implantable MEMS, including sensors, actuators and drug delivery devices.  

MECE E4302 Advanced thermodynamics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (MECE E3301)

Advanced classical thermodynamics. Availability, irreversibility, generalized behavior, equations of state for nonideal gases, mixtures and solutions, phase and chemical behavior, combustion. Thermodynamic properties of ideal gases. Applications to automotive and aircraft engines, refrigeration and air conditioning, and biological systems.

Summer 2018: MECE E4302
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 4302 D01/13330  
Sinisa Vukelic 3 3
Spring 2019: MECE E4302
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 4302 001/62748 Th 4:10pm - 6:40pm
Room TBA
Michael Burke 3 5/40

MECE E4304 Turbomachinery. 3 points.

This course will introduce you to the basics of theory, design, selection and applications of turbomachinery. Turbomachines are widely used in many engineering applications such as energy conversion, power plants, air-conditioning, pumping, refrigeration and vehicle engines, as there are pumps, blowers, compressors, gas turbines, jet engines, wind turbines etc. Applications are drawn from energy conversion technologies, HVAC and propulsion. The course will provide you with a basic understanding of the different kinds of turbomachines.

MECE E4305 Mechanics and thermodynamics of propulsion. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (MECE E3301) and (MECE E3311) and (MECE E4304) or MECE E3301x Thermodynamics, and MECE E3311y Heat Transfer; MECE E4304x Turbomachinery (or instructor approval).

Principles of propulsion. Thermodynamic cycles of air breathing propulsion systems including ramjet, scramjet, turbojet, and turbofan engine and rocket propulsion system concepts. Turbine engine and rocket performance characteristics. Component and cycle analysis of jet engines and turbomachinery. Advanced propulsion systems. 

MECE E4306 Introduction to Aerodynamics. 3 points.

Prerequisites: MECE E3100, or ENME E3161, or the equivalent

Principles of flight, incompressible flows, compressible regimes.  Inviscid compressible aerodynamic in nozzles (wind tunnels, jet engines), around wings (aircraft, space shuttle) and around blunt bodies (rockets, reentry vehicles). Physics of normal shock waves, oblique shock waves, and explosion waves.

Spring 2019: MECE E4306
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 4306 001/27632 M 1:10pm - 3:40pm
Room TBA
Peter LeVoci 3 14/35

MECE E4312 Solar thermal engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (MECE E3311)

Fundamentals of solar energy transport: radiation heat transfer, convention, conduction and phase change processes.  Heat exchangers and solar collectors: basic methods of thermal design, flow arrangements, effects of variable conditions, rating procedures.  Solar energy concentration.  Piping Systems: series and parallel arrangements, fluid movers.  Thermal response and management of photovoltaic energy conversion.  Solar energy storage.  Solar cooling, solar thermal power and cogeneration.  Applications to the design of solar thermal engineering systems. 

Fall 2018: MECE E4312
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 4312 001/13255 M 7:00pm - 9:30pm
301m Fayerweather
Mohammad Naraghi 3 26/39

MECE E4314 Energy dynamics of green buildings. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (MECE E3301) and (MECE E3311)

Introduction to analysis and design of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems. Heating and cooling loads. Humidity control. Solar gain and passive solar design. Global energy implications. Green buildings. Building-integrated photovoltaics. Roof-mounted gardens and greenhouses. Financial assessment tools and case studies. Open to Mechanical Engineering graduate students only

Summer 2018: MECE E4314
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 4314 D01/27447  
Mohammad Naraghi 3 4
Spring 2019: MECE E4314
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 4314 001/76277 Th 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Room TBA
Mohammad Naraghi 3 9/40

MECE E4330 Thermofluid Systems Design. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (MECE E3100) and (MECE E3301) and (MECE E3311)

Theoretical and practical considerations, and design principles, for modern thermofluids systems. Topics include boiling, condensation, phase change heat transfer, multimode heat transfer, heat exchangers, and modeling of thermal transport systems. Emphasis on applications of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics to modeling actual physical systems. Term project on conceptual design and presentation of a thermofluid system that meets specified criteria.

Summer 2018: MECE E4330
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 4330 D01/73278  
Sinisa Vukelic 3 1
Fall 2018: MECE E4330
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 4330 001/16173 Sa 9:00am - 12:00pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Sean Bradshaw 3 13/15

MECE E4400 Computer laboratory access. 0 points.

0 pts.

Sign up for this class to obtain a computer account and access to the Department of Mechanical Engineering Computer Laboratory. 

MECE E4404 Tribology: Friction, Lubrication and Wear. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Prerequisites: (MECE E3100) and (MECE E3311) and (ENME E3113) or permission of the instructor

Friction, lubrication and wear between sliding surfaces. Surface metrology, contact mechanics, and sliding friction.  Deformation, wear, and temperature rise of non-lubricated, liquid lubricated, and solid-lubricated rolling and sliding materials. The theories of boundary, elastohydrodynamic, hydrodynamic, hydrostatic, and solid-phase lubrication.  Lubricant flow and load-carrying capacity in bearings. Special applications such as geartrains, cam/tappets, and micro and nano-scale tribological interfaces.

MECE E4430 Automotive dynamics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3105) or (ENME E3106) or ENME 3105 or equivalent, recommended: ENME 3106 or equivalent

Automobile dynamic behavior is divided into three subjects: vehicle subsystems, ride, and handling. Vehicle subsystems include: tire, steering, mechanisms, suspensions, gearbox, engine, clutch, etc.  Regarding ride, vibrations and ride comfort are analyzed, and suspension optimization of a quarter car model is treated.  Regarding handling, vehicle dynamic behavior on the road is analyzed, with emphasis on numerical simulations using planar as well as roll models.

Fall 2018: MECE E4430
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 4430 001/20221 W 4:10pm - 6:40pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Joshua Browne 3 19/30

MECE E4431 Space vehicle dynamics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (MECE E3105) or (ENME E3105) and (ENME E4202) ENME E4202 recommended

Space vehicle dynamics and control, rocket equations, satellite orbits, initial trajectory designs from earth to other planets, satellite attitude dynamics, gravity gradient stabilization of satellites, spin-stabilized satellites, dual-spin satellites, satellite attitude control, modeling, dynamics, and control of large flexible spacecraft.

MECE E4501 Geometrical modeling. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (COMS W1005)

Relationship between 3D geometry and CAD/CAM; representations of solids; geometry as the basis of analysis, design, and manufacturing; constructive solid geometry and the CSG tree; octree representation and applications; surface representations and intersections; boundary representation and boundary evaluation; applied computational geometry; analysis of geometrical algorithms and associated data structures; applications of geometrical modeling in vision and robotics.

MECE E4502 Computational geometry for CAD/CAM. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (COMS W1005) FORTRAN or PASCAL.

Analysis of geometric problems and the design of efficient methodologies to obtain solutions to these problems. Algorithms to be studied include geometric searching, convex hulls, triangulations, Voronoi diagrams, intersections, hidden surfaces. Emphasis will be on practical aspects of these algorithms, and on applications of the solutions in computer-aided product design and manufacturing.

MECE E4602 Introduction to robotics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Overview of robot applications and capabilities. Linear algebra, kinematics, statics, and dynamics of robot manipulators. Survey of sensor technology: force, proximity, vision, compliant manipulators. Motion planning and artificial intelligence; manipulator programming requirements and languages.

Fall 2018: MECE E4602
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 4602 001/72107 F 1:10pm - 3:40pm
301 Pupin Laboratories
Matei Ciocarlie 3 119/200

MECE E4604 Product design for manufacturability. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Manufacturing process, computer graphics, engineering design, mechanical design.

General review of product development process; market analysis and product system design; principles of design for manufacturing; strategy for material selection and manufacturing process choice; component design for machining; casting; molding; sheet metal working and inspection; general assembly processes; product design for manual assembly; design for robotic and automatic assembly; case studies of product design and improvement.

Fall 2018: MECE E4604
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 4604 001/27595 W 7:00pm - 9:30pm
633 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Graham Walker 3 50/60
MECE 4604 V01/25781 T 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Room TBA
Graham Walker 3 4
MECE 4604 V01/25781 W 7:00pm - 9:30pm
633 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Graham Walker 3 4

MECE E4606 Digital Manufacturing. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Basic programming experience in any language

Additive manufacturing processes, CNC, Sheet cutting processes, Numerical control, Generative and algorithmic design. Social, economic, legal and business implications.Course involves both theoretical exercises and a hands-on project.

Spring 2019: MECE E4606
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 4606 001/19656 M 1:10pm - 3:40pm
Room TBA
Hod Lipson 3 28/60

MECE E4609 Computer-aided manufacturing. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: An introductory course on Manufacturing Processes, and knowledge of Computer Aided Design, and Mechanical Design or the Instructor's permission.

Computer aided design, free-form surface modeling, tooling and fixturing, computer numeric control, rapid prototyping, process engineering, fixed and programmable automation, industrial robotics.

Spring 2019: MECE E4609
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 4609 001/15624 W 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Room TBA
Graham Walker 3 19/50

MECE E4610 Advanced manufacturing processes. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Introductory course on manufacturing processes, and heat transfer, knowledge of engineering materials, or the Instructor's permission.

Principles of nontraditional manufacturing, nontraditional transport and media.  Emphasis on laser assisted materials processing, laser material interactions with applications to laser material removal, forming, and surface modification.  Introduction to electrochemical machining, electrical discharge machining and abrasive water jet machining.

Fall 2018: MECE E4610
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 4610 001/24045 Th 1:10pm - 3:40pm
602 Northwest Corner
Y. Lawrence Yao 3 28/32
MECE 4610 D01/72154  
Y. Lawrence Yao 3 3

MECE E4990 Special topics in mechanical engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Permission of the Instructor

Topics and Instructors change from year to year. For advanced undergraduate students and graduate students in engineering, physical sciences, and other fields.

MECE E4999 Curricular practical training. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Instructor's written approval.

Only for ME graduate students who need relevant off-campus work experience as part of their program of study as determined by the instructor. Written application must be made prior to registration outlining proposed study program. Final reports required. May not be taken for pass/fail credit or audited. International students must consult with the International Students and Scholars Office.

Summer 2018: MECE E4999
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 4999 001/75531  
Hod Lipson 1 8
Fall 2018: MECE E4999
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 4999 001/70007  
Hod Lipson 1 4/25
Spring 2019: MECE E4999
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 4999 001/25619  
Hod Lipson 1 0/50

MECE E6100 Advanced mechanics of fluids. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (MATH UN2030) and (MECE E3100) MATH V2030 and MECE E3100.

Eulerian and Lagrangian descriptions of motion. Stress and strain rate tensors, vorticity, integral and differentialequations of mass, momentum, and energy conservation. Potential flow.

Fall 2018: MECE E6100
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 6100 001/66585 W 1:10pm - 3:40pm
627 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Gerard Ateshian 3 19/35

MECE E6102 Computational heat transfer and fluid flow. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Prerequisites: (MECE E3100) and (MECE E3311) and

Mathematical description of pertinent physical phenomena. Basics of finite-difference methods of discretization, explicit and implicit schemes, grid sizes, stability, and convergence. Solution of algebraic equations, relaxation. Heat conduction. Incompressible fluid flow, stream function-vorticity formulation. Forced and natural convection. Use of primitive variables, turbulence modeling, and coordinate transformations.

MECE E6103 Compressible Flow. 3 points.

Lect.: 3Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Prerequisites: (APMA E4200) and (MECE E3100) and (MECE E3301)

Fundamental analysis of compressible flows and its applications for various sonic/ supersonic elements including supersonic airfoils/ projectiles, nozzles, and shock tubes. Steady and unsteady shock/expansion waves, oblique shock waves. Shock reflections, methods of characteristic.

MECE E6104 Case studies in computational fluid dynamics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (APMA E4200) and (MECE E6100)
Corequisites: MECE E4400,APMA E4300

Hands-on case studies in computational fluid dynamics, including steady and transient flows, heat and mass transfer, turbulence, compressible flow and multiphase flow. Identifying assumptions, computational domain selection, model creation and setup, boundary conditions, choice of convergence criteria, visualization and interpretation of computed results. Taught in the Mechanical Engineering Computer Laboratory with Computational Fluid Dynamics software.

Fall 2018: MECE E6104
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 6104 001/96850 Th 7:00pm - 9:30pm
252 Engineering Terrace
Matthew Bilson 3 7/23

MECE E6105 Transport phenomena in the presence of interfaces. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Prerequisites: (MECE E3301) and (MECE E3311) and (MECE E4100) and (CHEE E4252) MECE E4100 Mechanics of Fluids, or the equivalent or the instructor's permission; CHEE E4252, Introduction to Surface and Colloid Chemistry, or the equivalent, or the instructor's permission.

Surface energy and capillary phenomena. Wetting and spreading of liquids, wetting line pinning and hysteresis, dynamics of wetting. Surfactants. Bubbles: nucleation, stability, dynamics, microstreaming. Jets and Drops: generation, dynamics, stabiligy and impact with surfaces. Measurement of transport phenomena involving interfaces. Interfacial transport phenomena involvng thermal, chemical or electrical gradients. Applications in microfluidic systems.

MECE E6200 Turbulence. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Prerequisites: (MECE E6100)

Introductory concepts and statistical description. Kinematics of random velocity fields, dynamics of vorticity, and scalar quantities. Transport processes in a turbulent medium. Turbulent shear flows: deterministic and random structures. Experimental techniques, prediction methods, and simulation.

Spring 2019: MECE E6200
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 6200 001/18990 Sa 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Room TBA
3 0/25

MECE E6313 Advanced heat transfer. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: MECE E3311.
Corequisites: MECE E6100.

Application of analytical techniques to the solution of multi-dimensional steady and transient problems in heat conduction and convection. Lumped, integral, and differential formulations. Topics include use of sources and sinks, laminar/turbulent forced convection, and natural convection in internal and external geometries.

Spring 2019: MECE E6313
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 6313 001/74317 M 4:10pm - 6:40pm
Room TBA
Arvind Narayanaswamy 3 0/35

MECE E6320 Multiscale Phenomena in Gases. 3 points.

Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of advanced thermodynamics (e.g. MECE E4302), or combustion (e.g. MECH 4320), or instructor’s permission

Gaseous phenomena from a molecular to macroscopic perspective. Quantum mechanics, statistical thermodynamics, non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, reaction rate theories, master equation, relaxation processes, kinetic theory, equations of state, transport theories, and kinetic-transport equations. Applications to combustion, aerospace gas dynamics, and high-frequency sound propagation.

MECE E6400 Advanced machine dynamics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (MECE E3401) MECE E3401.

Review of classical dynamics, including Lagrange's equations. Analysis of dynamic response of high-speed machine elements and systems, including mass-spring systems, cam-follower systems, and gearing; shock isolation; introduction to gyrodynamics.

Spring 2019: MECE E6400
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 6400 001/23444 Th 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Room TBA
Nicolas Chbat 3 0/50

MECE E6422 Introduction to the theory of elasticity, I and II. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Corequisites: APMA E4200.

Analysis of stress and strain. Formulation of the problem of elastic equilibrium. Torsion and flexure of prismatic bars. Problems in stress concentration, rotating disks, shrink fits, and curved beams; pressure vessels, contact and impact of elastic bodies, thermal stresses, propagation of elastic waves.

Fall 2018: MECE E6422
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 6422 001/22599 T 1:10pm - 3:40pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Kristin Myers 3 12/25

MECE E6423 Introduction to the theory of elasticity, I and II. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Corequisites: APMA E4200.

Analysis of stress and strain. Formulation of the problem of elastic equilibrium. Torsion and flexure of prismatic bars. Problems in stress concentration, rotating disks, shrink fits, and curved beams; pressure vessels, contact and impact of elastic bodies, thermal stresses, propagation of elastic waves.

Summer 2018: MECE E6423
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 6423 D01/69613  
Jeffrey Kysar 3 2

MECE E6424 Vibrations in machines, I. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: MECE E3401

Review of vibration analysis of systems and mechanisms with one degree of freedom. Natural frequencies. Forced vibrations. Effects of dry and vicious friction. Energy methods of Rayleigh and Ritz. Suppression and elimination of vibration. Vibration isolation. Measuring instruments. Critical speeds in machinery. Synchronous whirl. Half-frequency whirl. Influence of bearing characteristics on critical speeds. Effect of gyroscopic moments. Systems with multiple degrees of freedom. Dynamic vibration absorbers. Self-tuning absorbers of pendulum and roller types. Lagrangian equations of motion as applied in vibrating systems. General equations for transverse critical speeds of shafts. Surging of helical springs.

Fall 2018: MECE E6424
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 6424 001/84693 M 4:10pm - 6:40pm
253 Engineering Terrace
Suryarghya Chakrabarti 3 11/15

MECE E6614 Advanced topics in robotics and mechanism synthesis. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (APMA E2101) and (APMA E3101) and (MECE E4602) or (COMS W4733)
Corequisites: MECE E3401

Kinematic modeling methods for serial, parallel, redundant, wire-actuated robots and multifingered hands with discussion of open research problems. Introduction to screw theory and line geometry tools for kinematics.  Applications of homotropy continuation methods and symbolic-numerical methods for direct kinematics of parallel robots and synthesis of mechanisms.  Course uses textbook materials as well as a collection of recent research papers.

MECE E6616 Robot learning. 3 points.

Lect: 3. Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Prerequisites: (MECE E4602) and (MECS E4603) or (COMS W4733)

Robots using machine learning to achieve high performance in unscripted situations. Dimensionality reduction, classification and regression problems in robotics. Deep Learning: Convolutional Neural Networks for robot vision, Recurrent Neural Networks, and sensorimotor robot control using neural networks. Model Predictive Control using learned dynamics models for legged robots and manipulators. Reinforcement Learning in robotics: model-based and model-free methods, deep reinforcement learning, sensorimotor control using reinforcement learning. 

Spring 2019: MECE E6616
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 6616 001/62396 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Matei Ciocarlie 3 3/150

MECE E6620 Applied signal recognition and classification. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Prerequisites: (MATH UN2030) and (APMA E3101) or knowledge of a programming language, or permission of instructor.

Applied recognition and classification of signals using a selection of tools borrowed from different disciplines. Applications include human biometrics, imaging, geophysics, machinery, electronics, networking, languages, communications, and finance. Practical algorithms are covered in signal generation, modeling, feature extraction, metrics for comparison and classification, parameter estimation, supervised, unsupervised and hierarchical clustering and learning, optimization, scaling and alignment, signals as codes emitted from natural sources, information, and extremely large-scale search techniques.

MECE E6700 Carbon nanotube science and technology. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Prerequisites: (PHYS G4018) or (APPH E6081) or (MSAE E3103) or Knowledge of introductory solid state physics or instructor's permission.

Basic science of solid state systems. Crystal structure, electronic and phonon bandstructures of nanotubes. Synthesis of nanotubes and other nanomaterials. Experimental determination of nanotube structures and techniques for nanoscale imaging. Theory and measurement of mechanical, thermal, and electronic properties of nanotubes and nanomaterials. Nanofabrication and nanoelectronic devices. Applications of nanotubes.

MECE E6710 Nanofabrication laboratory. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: ELEN E6945 or Instructor's permission.

Laboratory in techniques for fabrication at the nanometer scale.  Electron-beam lithography.  Plasma etching and 3D nanofabrication.  Thin film deposition.  Self-assembly and 'bottom up' nanofabrication.  Fabrication of and testing of complete nanodevices.  A lab fee of $300 is required.  

MECE E6720 Nano/microscale thermal transport process. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Nano and microscale origins of thermal transport phenomena by molecules, electrons, phonons, and photons.  Quantum mechanics and statistical physics.  Density of states.  Kinetic theory of  gases.  Boltzmann transport equation (BTE), classical and quantum size effects.  Landauer formalism for transport via nanostructures.  Macroscopic constitutive equations from BTE.  Application to electronics cooling, thermoelectric and thermophotovoltaic decices, and energy conversion.

MECE E8020 Master's thesis.

Research in an area of Mechanical Engineering culminating in a verbal presentation and a written thesis document approved by the thesis advisor. Must  obtain permission from a thesis advisor to enroll.  Recommended enrollment for two terms, one of which can be the summer. A maximum of 6 points of master's thesis may count towards an MS degree , and additional research points cannot be counted. On completion of all master's thesis credits, the thesis advisor will assign a single grade. Students must use a department recommended format for thesis writing. 

Summer 2018: MECE E8020
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 8020 001/81096  
Sunil Agrawal 0
MECE 8020 002/87947  
0
MECE 8020 003/88496  
Gerard Ateshian 0
MECE 8020 004/91047  
Karen Kasza 0
MECE 8020 005/91746  
Nicolas Chbat 0
MECE 8020 006/92296  
Matei Ciocarlie 0
MECE 8020 007/93696  
James Hone 0
MECE 8020 008/96496  
Jeffrey Kysar, James Hone 0
MECE 8020 009/97596  
Qiao Lin 0
MECE 8020 010/98197  
Richard Longman 0
MECE 8020 011/77779  
Michael Massimino 0
MECE 8020 012/80780  
Vijay Modi 0
MECE 8020 013/84030  
Kristin Myers 0
MECE 8020 014/88029  
Arvind Narayanaswamy 0
MECE 8020 015/78442  
Fred Stolfi 0
MECE 8020 016/13446  
Sinisa Vukelic 0
MECE 8020 017/11529  
Y. Lawrence Yao, Sinisa Vukelic 0
MECE 8020 018/14281  
Hod Lipson 1
MECE 8020 019/11447  
Peter J. Schuck 0
MECE 8020 020/12096  
0
Fall 2018: MECE E8020
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 8020 001/77243  
Sunil Agrawal 1/5
MECE 8020 002/22454  
Peter J. Schuck 0/5
MECE 8020 003/13159  
Gerard Ateshian 0/5
MECE 8020 004/14510  
Michael Burke 0/5
MECE 8020 005/69898  
Nicolas Chbat 0/5
MECE 8020 006/76749  
Matei Ciocarlie 0/5
MECE 8020 007/71702  
James Hone 0/5
MECE 8020 008/74925  
Jeffrey Kysar 0/5
MECE 8020 009/20479  
Qiao Lin 0/5
MECE 8020 010/23335  
Richard Longman 0/5
MECE 8020 011/68428  
Michael Massimino 0/5
MECE 8020 012/77656  
Vijay Modi 0/5
MECE 8020 013/62833  
Kristin Myers 1/5
MECE 8020 014/61625  
Arvind Narayanaswamy 0/5
MECE 8020 015/13062  
Fred Stolfi 0/5
MECE 8020 016/23729  
Sinisa Vukelic 0/5
MECE 8020 017/19218  
Y. Lawrence Yao 0/5
MECE 8020 018/25848  
Hod Lipson 2/5
MECE 8020 019/13092  
Karen Kasza 0/5
Spring 2019: MECE E8020
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 8020 001/11056  
Sunil Agrawal 0/5
MECE 8020 002/18474  
0/5
MECE 8020 003/17569  
Gerard Ateshian 0/5
MECE 8020 004/12442  
Karen Kasza 0/5
MECE 8020 005/11381  
Nicolas Chbat 0/5
MECE 8020 006/19066  
Matei Ciocarlie 0/5
MECE 8020 007/13980  
James Hone 0/5
MECE 8020 008/14905  
Jeffrey Kysar 0/5
MECE 8020 009/13643  
Qiao Lin 0/5
MECE 8020 010/11698  
Richard Longman 0/5
MECE 8020 011/13641  
Michael Massimino 0/5
MECE 8020 012/14856  
Vijay Modi 0/5
MECE 8020 013/12904  
Kristin Myers 0/5
MECE 8020 014/15029  
Arvind Narayanaswamy 0/5
MECE 8020 015/19005  
Fred Stolfi 0/5
MECE 8020 016/12717  
Sinisa Vukelic 0/5
MECE 8020 017/13731  
Y. Lawrence Yao 0/5
MECE 8020 018/18382  
Hod Lipson 0/5
MECE 8020 019/18558  
Peter J. Schuck 0/5
MECE 8020 020/14818  
0/5

MECE E8021 Master's thesis. 3 points.

3-6 pts.

Research in an area of Mechanical Engineering culminating in a verbal presentation and a written thesis document approved by the thesis advisor. A student enrolling in this course must obtain permission from a thesis advisor. Students are recommended to enroll in M.S. thesis for two terms, one of which can be the summer. Students may count a maximum of 6 points of Master's Thesis towards an MS degree and cannot count additional research points. On completion of all Master's Thesis credits, the thesis advisor will assign a single grade. Additional MS Thesis guidelines: • Students must use a department recommended format for thesis writing. A copy of the thesis will be uploaded on an electronic archive accessible through the Mechanical Engineering department website.

MECE E8100 Advanced topics in fluid mechanics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Prerequisites: MECE E6100 MECE E6100.

This course may be taken more than once, since its content has minimal overlap between consecutive years. Selected topics from viscous flow, turbulence, compressible flow, rarefied gas dynamics, computational methods, and dynamical systems theory, non-Newtonian fluids, etc.

MECE E8501 Advanced Continuum Biomechanics. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Instructor Permission

The essentials of finite deformation theory of solids and fluids needed to describe mechanical behavior of biological tissue: kinematics of finite deformations, balance laws, principle of material objectivity, theory of constitutive equations, concept of simple solids and simple fluids, approximate constitutive equations, some boundary-value problems. Topics include one- and two-point tensor components with respect to generalized coordinates; finite deformation tensors, such as right and left Cauchy-Green tensors; rate of deformation tensors, such as Rivlin-Ericksen tensors; various forms of objective time derivatives, such as co-rotational and convected derivatives of tensors; viscometric flows of simple fluids; examples of rate and integral type of constitutive equations.

MECE E8990 Special topics in mechanical engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Instructor's permission.

This course may be taken for credit more than once. The instructor from the Mechanical Engineering Department and the topics covered in the course will vary from year to year.  This course is intended for students with graduate standing in Mechanical Engineering and other engineering and applied sciences. 

Fall 2018: MECE E8990
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 8990 001/72746  
Hod Lipson 3 14/25
Spring 2019: MECE E8990
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 8990 001/12742  
Sunil Agrawal 3 0/20
MECE 8990 002/12891  
Y. Lawrence Yao 3 0/20
MECE 8990 003/18408  
Peter J. Schuck 3 0/20
MECE 8990 004/12468  
3 0/20
MECE 8990 005/11442  
3 0/20

MECE E9000 Graduate research and study. 1-3 points.

Theoretical or experimental study or research in graduate areas in mechanical engineering and engineering science.

Summer 2018: MECE E9000
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 9000 001/13646  
Sunil Agrawal 1-3 0
MECE 9000 002/17748  
Peter J. Schuck 1-3 0
MECE 9000 003/22896  
Gerard Ateshian 1-3 0
MECE 9000 004/27796  
Michael Burke 1-3 1
MECE 9000 005/65941  
Nicolas Chbat 1-3 0
MECE 9000 006/75279  
Matei Ciocarlie 1-3 1
MECE 9000 007/79279  
James Hone 1-3 0
MECE 9000 008/83029  
Jeffrey Kysar 1-3 0
MECE 9000 009/86531  
Qiao Lin 1-3 0
MECE 9000 010/74691  
Richard Longman 1-3 0
MECE 9000 011/19694  
Michael Massimino 1-3 0
MECE 9000 012/29531  
Vijay Modi 1-3 1
MECE 9000 013/27194  
Kristin Myers 1-3 0
MECE 9000 014/73317  
Arvind Narayanaswamy 1-3 0
MECE 9000 015/60781  
Fred Stolfi 1-3 0
MECE 9000 016/61447  
Sinisa Vukelic 1-3 0
MECE 9000 017/62996  
Y. Lawrence Yao 1-3 0
MECE 9000 018/63646  
Hod Lipson 1-3 0
MECE 9000 019/66397  
Karen Kasza 1-3 1
MECE 9000 020/67097  
Mohammad Naraghi 1-3 0
Fall 2018: MECE E9000
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 9000 001/28943  
Sunil Agrawal 1-3 9/12
MECE 9000 002/19295  
Peter J. Schuck 1-3 3/10
MECE 9000 003/22072  
Gerard Ateshian 1-3 2/10
MECE 9000 004/68045  
Michael Burke 1-3 4/10
MECE 9000 005/14318  
Nicolas Chbat 1-3 0/10
MECE 9000 006/62478  
Matei Ciocarlie 1-3 3/10
MECE 9000 007/10312  
James Hone 1-3 2/10
MECE 9000 008/73245  
Jeffrey Kysar 1-3 2/10
MECE 9000 009/75547  
Qiao Lin 1-3 2/10
MECE 9000 010/13954  
Richard Longman 1-3 0/10
MECE 9000 011/73677  
Michael Massimino 1-3 0/10
MECE 9000 012/12003  
Vijay Modi 1-3 6/10
MECE 9000 013/77230  
Kristin Myers 1-3 2/10
MECE 9000 014/27188  
Arvind Narayanaswamy 1-3 0/10
MECE 9000 015/71023  
Fred Stolfi 1-3 0/10
MECE 9000 016/21533  
Sinisa Vukelic 1-3 0/10
MECE 9000 017/25522  
Y. Lawrence Yao 1-3 2/10
MECE 9000 018/23391  
Hod Lipson 1-3 5/10
MECE 9000 019/64953  
Karen Kasza 1-3 2/10
MECE 9000 020/15529  
Mohammad Naraghi 1-3 1/10

MECE E9001 Graduate research and study. 1-3 points.

Theoretical or experimental study or research in graduate areas in mechanical engineering and engineering science.

Spring 2019: MECE E9001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 9001 001/11016  
Gerard Ateshian 1-3 0/10
MECE 9001 002/14380  
Arvind Narayanaswamy 1-3 0/10
MECE 9001 003/10806  
Fred Stolfi 1-3 0/10
MECE 9001 004/11805  
James Hone 1-3 0/10
MECE 9001 005/11241  
Kristin Myers 1-3 0/10
MECE 9001 006/13830  
Richard Longman 1-3 0/10
MECE 9001 007/12967  
Jeffrey Kysar 1-3 0/10
MECE 9001 008/15009  
Vijay Modi 1-3 0/10
MECE 9001 009/10680  
Michael Burke 1-3 0/10
MECE 9001 010/11142  
Y. Lawrence Yao 1-3 0/10
MECE 9001 011/13045  
Qiao Lin 1-3 0/10
MECE 9001 012/12282  
Matei Ciocarlie 1-3 0/10
MECE 9001 013/18698  
Michael Massimino 1-3 0/10
MECE 9001 014/19504  
Mohammad Naraghi 1-3 0/10
MECE 9001 015/10629  
Sunil Agrawal 1-3 0/15
MECE 9001 016/11732  
Sinisa Vukelic 1-3 0/10
MECE 9001 017/15066  
Nicolas Chbat 1-3 0/10
MECE 9001 018/13231  
Hod Lipson 1-3 0/10
MECE 9001 019/10681  
Peter J. Schuck 1-3 0/10
MECE 9001 020/14104  
Karen Kasza 1-3 0/10

MECE E9500 Graduate seminar. 0 points.

0 pts.

Pass/fail only. All doctoral students are required to successfully complete four semesters of the mechanical engineering seminar MECE E9500.

Fall 2018: MECE E9500
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 9500 001/18845  
Peter J. Schuck 0 27/40
Spring 2019: MECE E9500
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 9500 001/73516  
Peter J. Schuck 0 0/45

MECE E9800 Doctoral research instruction. 0 points.

3, 6, 9 or 12 pts.

A candidate for the Eng.Sc.D. degree in mechanical engineering must register for 12 points of doctoral research instruction. Registration in MECE E9800 may not be used to satisfy the minimum residence requirement for the degree.

Spring 2019: MECE E9800
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 9800 001/12392  
Gerard Ateshian 0 0/1
MECE 9800 002/13967  
Arvind Narayanaswamy 0 0/1
MECE 9800 003/15020  
Fred Stolfi 0 0/1
MECE 9800 004/18675  
James Hone 0 0/1
MECE 9800 005/10241  
Kristin Myers 0 0/1
MECE 9800 006/14329  
Richard Longman 0 0/1
MECE 9800 007/15008  
Jeffrey Kysar 0 0/1
MECE 9800 008/13118  
Vijay Modi 0 0/1
MECE 9800 009/16134  
0 0/1
MECE 9800 010/12218  
Y. Lawrence Yao 0 0/1
MECE 9800 011/13569  
Qiao Lin 0 0/1
MECE 9800 012/11510  
Matei Ciocarlie 0 0/1
MECE 9800 013/11756  
Michael Massimino 0 0/1
MECE 9800 014/18882  
0 0/1
MECE 9800 015/13968  
Sunil Agrawal 0 0/1
MECE 9800 016/18008  
Sinisa Vukelic 0 0/1
MECE 9800 017/11356  
Nicolas Chbat 0 0/1
MECE 9800 018/11217  
Hod Lipson 0 0/1
MECE 9800 019/14642  
Peter J. Schuck 0 0/1

MECE E9900 Doctoral dissertation. 0 points.

0 pts.

A candidate for the doctorate may be required to register for this course every term after his/her course work has been completed and until the dissertation has been accepted.

Fall 2018: MECE E9900
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 9900 001/24085  
Sunil Agrawal 0 0/1
MECE 9900 002/26008  
0 0/1
MECE 9900 003/68604  
Gerard Ateshian 0 0/1
MECE 9900 004/69378  
Michael Burke 0 0/1
MECE 9900 005/60133  
Nicolas Chbat 0 0/1
MECE 9900 006/70363  
Matei Ciocarlie 0 0/1
MECE 9900 007/70760  
James Hone 0 0/1
MECE 9900 008/17221  
Jeffrey Kysar 0 0/1
MECE 9900 009/10153  
Qiao Lin 0 0/1
MECE 9900 010/10486  
Richard Longman 0 0/1
MECE 9900 011/72497  
Michael Massimino 0 0/1
MECE 9900 012/26323  
Vijay Modi 0 0/1
MECE 9900 013/62024  
Kristin Myers 0 0/1
MECE 9900 014/28626  
Arvind Narayanaswamy 0 0/1
MECE 9900 016/23654  
Hod Lipson 0 0/1
MECE 9900 019/76116  
Karen Kasza 0 0/1
Spring 2019: MECE E9900
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECE 9900 001/10510  
Gerard Ateshian 0 0/1
MECE 9900 002/10381  
Arvind Narayanaswamy 0 0/1
MECE 9900 003/18447  
Fred Stolfi 0 0/1
MECE 9900 004/18668  
James Hone 0 0/1
MECE 9900 005/10616  
Kristin Myers 0 0/1
MECE 9900 006/13881  
Richard Longman 0 0/1
MECE 9900 007/11843  
Jeffrey Kysar 0 0/1
MECE 9900 008/18688  
Vijay Modi 0 0/1
MECE 9900 009/13071  
0 0/1
MECE 9900 010/13694  
Y. Lawrence Yao 0 0/1
MECE 9900 011/10444  
Qiao Lin 0 0/1
MECE 9900 012/14268  
Matei Ciocarlie 0 0/1
MECE 9900 013/10141  
Michael Massimino 0 0/1
MECE 9900 014/11505  
Pejman Akbari 0 0/1
MECE 9900 015/10431  
Sunil Agrawal 0 0/1
MECE 9900 016/20508  
Sinisa Vukelic 0 0/1
MECE 9900 017/15819  
Nicolas Chbat 0 0/1
MECE 9900 018/12456  
Hod Lipson 0 0/1
MECE 9900 019/19006  
Peter J. Schuck 0 0/1
MECE 9900 020/16761  
Karen Kasza 0 0/1

MEBM E4439 Modeling and identification of dynamic systems. 3 points.

Prerequisites: (APMA E2101) and (ELEN E3801) or instructor's permission.
Corequisites: EEME E3601

Generalized dynamic system modeling and simulation. Fluid, thermal, mechanical, diffusive, electrical, and hybrid systems are considered. Nonlinear and high order systems. System identification problem and Linear Least Squares method. State-space and noise representation. Kalman filter. Parameter estimation via prediction-error and subspace approaches. Iterative and bootstrap methods. Fit criteria. Wide applicability: medical, energy, others. MATLAB and Simulink environments.

Fall 2018: MEBM E4439
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MEBM 4439 001/20866 Th 4:10pm - 6:40pm
633 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Nicolas Chbat 3 29/54

MEBM E4702 Advanced musculoskeletal biomechanics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Advanced analysis and modeling of the musculoskeletal system. Topics include advanced concepts of 3-D segmental kinematics, musculoskeletal dynamics, experimental measurements of joints kinematics and anatomy, modeling of muscles and locomotion, multibody joint modeling, introduction to musculoskeletal surgical simulations.

MEBM E4703 Molecular mechanics in biology. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3105) and (APMA E2101) or instructor's permission.

Mechanical understanding of biological structures including proteins, DNA and RNA in cells and tissues. Force response of proteins and DNA, mechanics of membranes, biophysics of molecular motors, mechanics of protein-protein interactions.  Introduction to modeling and simulation techniques, and modern biophysical techniques such as single molecule FRET, optical traps, AFM, and super-resolution imaging, for understanding molecular mechanics and dynamics.

MEBM E4710 Morphogenesis: Shape and structure in biological materials.

Prerequisites: Courses in mechanics, thermodynamics, and ordinary differential equations (for example, ENME E3113, MECE E3301 and MATH UN3027) at the undergraduate level or instructor's permission.

Introduction to how shape and structure are generated in biological materials using an engineering approach that emphasizes the application of fundamental physical concepts to a diverse set of problems. Mechanisms of pattern formation, self-assembly, and self-organization in biological materials, including intracellular structures, cells, tissues, and developing embryos. Structure, mechanical properties, and dynamic behavior of these materials. Discussion of experimental approaches and modeling. Course uses textbook materials as well as a collection of research papers.

MEBM E6310 Mixture theories for biological tissues, I. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Prerequisites: (MECE E6422) and (APMA E4200) or equivalent.

Development of governing equations for mixtures with solid matrix, interstitial fluid, and ion constituents. Formulation of constitutive models for biological tissues. Linear and nonlinear models of fibrillar and viscoelastic porous matrices. Solutions to special problems, such as confined and unconfined compression, permeation, indentation and contact, and swelling experiments.

MEBM E6311 Mixture theories for biological tissues, II. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (MECE E6422) and (APMA E4200) or equivalent.

Development of governing equations for mixtures with solid matrix, interstitial fluid, and ion constituents. Formulation of constitutive models for biological tissues. Linear and nonlinear models of fibrillar and viscoelastic porous matrices. Solutions to special problems, such as confined and unconfined compression, permeation, indentation and contact, and swelling experiments.

MECH E4320 Introduction to Combustion. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Course in introductory thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer at the undergraduate level or instructor's permission

Thermodynamics and kinetics of reacting flows; chemical kinetic mechanisms for fuel oxidation and pollutant formation; transport phenomena; conservation equations for reacting flows; laminar non-premixed flames (including droplet vaporization and burning); laminar premixed flames; flame stabilization, quenching, ignition, extinction, and other limit phenomena; detonations; flame aerodynamics and turbulent flames.

Fall 2018: MECH E4320
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECH 4320 001/62880 Th 4:10pm - 6:40pm
707 Hamilton Hall
Michael Burke 3 7/20

MECS E4510 Evolutionary Computation and Design Automation. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Basic programming experience in any language.

This course will cover fundamental and advanced topics in evolutionary algorithms and their application to open-ended optimization and computational design. Covers genetic algorithms, genetic programming, and evolutionary strategies, as well as governing dynamics of co-evolution and symbiosis. Includes discussions of problem representations and applications to design problems in a variety of domains including software, electronics, and mechanics.

Fall 2018: MECS E4510
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MECS 4510 001/65334 M 1:10pm - 3:40pm
717 Hamilton Hall
Hod Lipson 3 72/86

MECS E4603 Applied Robotics: Algorithms and Software. 3 points.

Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Prerequisites: Fundamental programming skills (e.g. COMS W1002 or COMS W1004 or COMS W1005 or ENGI E1006 or equivalent).

The science and systems aspects of Robotics taught from an applied perspective, focusing on algorithms and software tools. Spatial reasoning; tools for manipulating and visualizing spatial relationships. Analysis of robotic manipulators; numerical methods for kinematic analysis. Motion planning, search-based and stochastic approaches. Applications for force and impedance control. Grading based on a combination of exams and projects implemented using the Robot Operating System (ROS) software framework and executed on real and simulated robotic manipulators. Note: This course can be taken individually or simultaneously with MECE E4602 (Introduction to Robotics). This course can also be used to satisfy the requirements of the Robotics and Control concentration of the Mechanical Engineering Master of Science program.

MECS E6615 Robotic Manipulation: Sensing, Planning, Design and Execution. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Prerequisites: (MECE E4602) or (COMS W4733)

Theory and mechanisms of robotic manipulation, from sensor data,reasoning and planning to implementation and execution. Grasp quality measures andoptimization; planning and execution for manipulation primitives; sensor modalities: vision, touch and proprioception; simulation for manipulation planning; design of robot manipulators. Grading based on a combination of class presentations of novel research results in the field, participation in discussions, and course projects combining simulation, processing of sensor data, planning for manipulation, design and implementation on real robot hands.

MEEM E6432 Small-Scale Mechanical Behavior. 3 points.

Prerequisites: ENME E3113 or equivalent; APMA E4200 or equivalent

Mechanics of small scale materials and structures that require nonlinear kinematics or nonlinear stress vs. strain constitutive relations to predict mechanical behavior. Topics include: variational calculus, deformation and vibration beam, strings, plates, and membranes;fracture, delamination, bulging, buckling of thin films, among others. Thermodynamics of solids will be reviewed to provide the basis for a detailed discussion of nonlinear elastic behavior as well as the study of the equilibrium and stability of surfaces.

Summer 2018: MEEM E6432
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MEEM 6432 D01/77308  
Jeffrey Kysar 3 1
Fall 2018: MEEM E6432
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MEEM 6432 D01/63242  
Jeffrey Kysar 3 2

MEIE E4810 Introduction to Human Spaceflight. 0 points.

Prerequisites: Department permission and knowledge of MATLAB or equivalent

Introduction to human spaceflight from a systems engineering perspective. Historical and current space programs and spacecraft. Motivation, cost and rationale for human space exploration. Overview of space environment needed to sustain human life and health, including physiological and psychological concerns in space habitat. Astronaut selection and training processes, spacewalking, robotics, mission operations, and future program directions. Systems integration for successful operation of a spacecraft. Highlights from current events and space research, Space Shuttle, Hubble Space Telescope, and International Space Station (ISS). Includes a design project to assist International Space Station astronauts. 

Spring 2019: MEIE E4810
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MEIE 4810 001/61573 W 4:10pm - 6:40pm
Room TBA
Michael Massimino 0 0/40

IEME E4200 Human Centered Design. 1 point.

Lect: 4.5.Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Prerequisites: By application and instructor approval.

Fast-paced introduction to human centered design. Students learn the vocabulary of design methods, understanding of design process. Small group projects to create prototypes. Design of simple product, more complex systems of products and services, and design of business.

Spring 2019: IEME E4200
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
IEME 4200 001/73782 F 9:00am - 2:30pm
Room TBA
Harry West, Turi McKinley 1 0/45

IEME E4310 The Manufacturing Enterprise. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

The strategies and technologies of global manufacturing and service enterprises. Connections between the needs of a global enterprise, the technology and methodology needed for manufacturing and product development, and strategic planning as currently practiced in industry.  

Fall 2018: IEME E4310
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
IEME 4310 001/70776 W 10:10am - 12:40pm
545 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Sheldon Weinig 3 19/60
IEME 4310 V01/76211 W 10:10am - 12:40pm
545 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Sheldon Weinig 3 4

EEME E3601 Classical control systems. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (MATH UN2030) MATH V2030.

Analysis and design of feedback control systems. Transfer functions; block diagrams; proportional, rate, and integral controllers; hardware, implementation. Routh stability criterion, root locus, Bode and Nyquist plots, compensation techniques.

Fall 2018: EEME E3601
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EEME 3601 001/68722 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
5ab Kraft Center
Richard Longman 3 63/64

EEME E4601 Digital control systems. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (EEME E3601) or (ELEN E3201)

Real-time control using digital computers. Solving scalar and state-space difference equations. Discrete equivalents of continuous systems fed by holds. Z-transer functions. Creating closed-loop difference equation models by Z-transform and state variable approaches. The Nyquist frequency and sample rate selection. Classical and modern based digital control laws. Digital system identification.

Spring 2019: EEME E4601
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EEME 4601 001/20904 Th 4:10pm - 6:40pm
Room TBA
Homayoon Beigi 3 10/50

EEME E6601 Introduction to control theory. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (MATH UN2030)

A graduate-level introduction to classical and modern feedback control that does not presume an undergraduate background in control. Scalar and matrix differential equation models and solutions in terms of state transition matrices. Transfer functions and transfer function matrices, block diagram manipulations, closed loop response. Proportional, rate, and integral controllers, and compensators. Design by root locus and frequency response. Controllability and observability. Luenberger observers, pole placement, and linear-quadratic cost controllers.

Fall 2018: EEME E6601
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EEME 6601 001/72964 W 7:30pm - 10:00pm
833 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Richard Longman 3 96/120
EEME 6601 V01/69732 W 7:30pm - 10:00pm
833 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Richard Longman 3 8

EEME E6602 Modern control theory. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Prerequisites: (EEME E6601) or (EEME E4601) or (ELEN E6201) or or the instructor's permission.

Singular value decomposition. ARX model and state space model system identification. Recursive least squares filters and Kalman filters. LQR, H∞, linear robust control, predictive control, adaptive control. Liapunov and Popov stability. Nonlinear adaptive control, nonlinear robust control, sliding mode control.

EEME E6610 Optimal control theory. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Prerequisites: (EEME E6601) or (EEME E4601) or instructor's permission.

Covers topics in calculus of variations, Pontryagin maximum principle, quadratic cost optimal control, predictive control, dynamic programming for optimal control, Kalman filtering, numerical methods for solution. Some applications discussed include: minimum energy subway operation (our solution saved 11% in tests on the Flushing Line, and the method was adopted by the transit authority, saving many millions of dollars per year), minimum time robot optimal control allowing one to run assembly lines faster for increased productivity.

EEME E8601 Advanced topics in control theory. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Prerequisites: (EEME E6601) and (EEME E4601) or instructor's permission.

This course may be taken more than once, since the content changes from year to year, electing different topics from control theory such as learning and repetitive control, adaptive control, system identification, Kalman filtering, etc.

BMME E4702 Advanced musculoskeletal biomechanics. 3 points.

Lect: 2.5. Lab: 0.5.Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Advanced analysis and modeling of the musculoskeletal system. Topics include advanced concepts of 3-D segmental kinematics, musculoskeletal dynamics, experimental measurements of joint kinematics and anatomy, modeling of muscles and locomotion, multibody joint modeling, introduction to musculoskeletal surgical simulations.