MENG Course Descriptions

CE 5122 (3 Credits) Advanced Mechanics of Materials

Stress and strain, combined stress, and theories of failure. Torsion of non-circular sections. Shear center, unsymmetrical bending, curved flexural members, and beams on elastic foundations. Energy methods.

CE 5124 (3 Credits) Applied Elasticity

Theory of elasticity; two-dimensional solutions of beams, wedges, disks, and rings under load; stress concentrations; strain-energy methods; torsion of bars; stresses in bodies of revolution.

CE 5126 (3 Credits) Plates and Shells

Stresses and deformations in flat plates and curved shells; bending of circular and rectangular plates; energy methods; buckling; shells of revolution.

CE 5128 (3 Credits) Elastic Stability

Buckling of elastic and inelastic columns; lateral buckling of beams; buckling of plates, rings and tubes; stability of frames.

CE 5130 (3 Credits) Numerical Methods in Civil Engineering

Solution of linear and nonlinear systems of equations and algebraic eigenvalue problems. Interpolation, numerical integration, and regression. Ordinary and partial differential equations by finite difference method. Computer programming.

CE 5140 (3 Credits) Classical Structural Analysis

Classical indeterminate analysis, displacement analysis, consistent deformations, energy methods, elastic center and column analogy, slope-deflection, moment and shear distribution, second order effects.

CE 5150 (3 Credits) Structural Vibrations

Vibrating systems; application to design; discrete and continuous systems, free and forced vibrations; response to periodic and non-periodic loads; analytical and numerical techniques; earthquake loading; response spectra.

CE 5151 (3 Credits) Experimental Structural Dynamics

Characteristics of random data; vibration test hardware; data acquisition and analysis; and experimental modal analysis and system identification. Laboratory experiments will be used to enhance understanding of taught concepts.

CE 5160 (3 Credits) Matrix Analysis of Structures

Matrix methods; force and displacement methods; energy principles; analysis of indeterminate structures, rigid frames, trusses and grids; settlement of supports, lack of fit, and temperature stresses; computer programming.

CE 5162 (3 Credits) Applied Finite Element Analysis

Structural engineering applications using plane stress, plane strain, plate and solid finite elements. Applications using available programs.

CE 5163 (3 Credits) Fracture Mechanics

This course focuses on fundamental concepts and applications of fracture mechanics. Topics include linear elastic fracture mechanics, elastic plastic fracture mechanics, computational fracture mechanics, fracture mechanisms in metals and non-metals, fracture testing, dynamic and time-dependent fracture, fatigue crack growth, interfacial fracture, fracture in advanced materials, and engineering applications.

CE 5164 (3 Credits) Finite Element Methods in Applied Mechanics I

Formulation of finite elements methods for linear static analysis. Development of two and three dimensional continuum elements, axisymmetric elements, plate and shell elements, and heat transfer elements. Evaluation of basic modeling principles including convergence and element distortion. Applications using commercial finite element programs. Course Equivalents: ME 5520

CE 5166 (3 Credits) Finite Element Methods in Applied Mechanics II

Formulation of finite elements methods for modal and transient analysis. Development of implicit and explicit transient algorithms. Stability and accuracy analysis. Formulation of finite element methods for material and geometric nonlinearities. Development of nonlinear solution algorithms. Applications using commercial finite element code. Course Equivalents: ME 5521

CE 5210 (3 Credits) Environmental Engineering Chemistry – I

Quantitative variables governing chemical behavior in environmental systems. Thermodynamics and kinetics of acid/base coordination, precipitation/dissolution, and redox reactions. Course Equivalents: ENVE 5210

CE 5211 (3 Credits) Environmental Engineering Chemistry – II

Environmental organic chemistry: ideal and regular solution thermodynamics; linear free energy relations; estimation of vapor pressure, solubility, and partitioning behavior, abiotic organic compound transformations; chemical fate modeling. Course Equivalents: ENVE 5211 Prerequisite: CE 5210 or ENVE 5210

CE 5220 (3 Credits) Transportation& Air Quality

Mobile source emissions models in theory and practice. Regulatory framework. Emissions control technology. Field and laboratory measurement techniques. Roadway dispersion modeling. Current topics in mobile source emissions. Course Equivalents: ENVE 5220

CE 5221 (3 Credits) Transport and Transformation of Air Pollutants

Transport and deposition of gaseous and aerosol pollutants; chemical formation and reactions of oxidants and acidic compounds. Course Equivalents: ENVE 5221 Prerequisite: CE 5210 or ENVE 5210

CE 5240 (3 Credits) Biodegradation and Bioremediation

Biochemical basis of the transformation of key organic and inorganic pollutants; quantitative description of kinetics and thermodynamics of pollutant transformation; impact of physiochemical and ecological factors on biotransformation. Components: Lecture Course Equivalents: ENVE 5240 Requirement Group: Prerequisite: CE 5210 or ENVE 5210, and CE 5211 or ENVE 5211 (RG237).

CE 5250 (3 Credits) Environmental Physicochemical Processes

Reactor dynamics, applications of interfacial phenomena and surface chemistry, processes for separation and destruction of dissolved and particulate contaminants. Scholarly reviews. Course Equivalents: ENVE 5251

CE 5251 (3 Credits) Environmental Biochemical Processes

Major biochemical reactions; stoichiometric and kinetic description; suspended and attached growth modeling; engineered biotreatment systems for contaminant removal from aqueous, gaseous, and solid streams; process design. Course Equivalents: ENVE 5311

CE 5252 (3 Credits) Contaminant Source Remediation

Regulatory framework. Soil clean-up criteria. Treatment technologies: soil vapor extraction, solidification – stabilization, soil washing – chemical extraction, hydrolosis – dehalogenation, thermal processes, bioremediation, Risk analysis. Course Equivalents: ENVE 5252 Prerequisite: CE 5250 or ENVE 5231, and CE 5251 or ENVE 5311 (RG236).

CE 5253 (3 Credits) Ground Water Assessment and Remediation

Quantitative evaluation of field data in assessing nature and extent of groundwater contamination. Subsurface control and remediation. Case studies. Course Equivalents: ENVE 5250

CE 5310 (3 Credits) Environmental Transport Phenomena

Movement and fate of chemicals: interfacial processes and exchange rates in environmental matrices. Course Equivalents: ENVE 5310

CE 5320 (3 Credits) Environmental Quantitative Methods

Topics on natural resources and environmental data analysis: random variables and probability distributions, parameter estimation and Monte Carlo simulation, hypothesis testing, simple regression and curve fitting, wavelet analysis, factor analysis; formulation and classification of optimization problems with/without constraints, linear programming; models for time series; solution of ordinary differential equations with Laplace transforms and Euler integration; solution of partial differential equations with finite differences; basics of modeling. Course Equivalents: ENVE 5320

CE 5330 (3 Credits) Probabilistic Methods in Engineering Systems

Common probabilistic models used in engineering and physical science design, prediction, and operation problems; derived distributions, multivariate stochastic models, and estimation of model parameters; analysis of data, model building and hypothesis testing; uncertainty analysis. Course Equivalents: ENVE 5330

CE 5340 (3 Credits) Environmental Systems Modeling

Modeling pollutants in natural surface waters. Advective, dispersive, and advective-dispersive systems. Modeling water quality, toxic organic and heavy metals pollution. Course Equivalents: ENVE 5340

CE 5370 (3 Credits) Environmental Monitoring

Introduction to complexities and challenges associated with acquisition of information on environmental processes and characteristics of natural systems. Hands-on experience with selection of measurement strategy and sensing technology; sampling network and protocol design; and deployment, acquisition and interpretation of measurements in natural systems. Course Equivalents: ENVE 5370

CE 5380 (3 Credits) Bridge Structures

Steel, reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, and girder, box girder bridges; curved bridges; loadings; durability; fatigue; vibrations. Design project.

CE 5381 (3 Credits) Subsurface Contaminant Transport Modeling

Fate and transport of contaminants in groundwater. Convection, dispersion, adsorption, and biological and radioactive decay. Field scale modeling. Galerkin finite elements. Application to field sites. Course Equivalents: ENVE 5381

CE 5541 (3 Credits) Advanced Soil Mechanics

Introduction of soil as a multi-phase material, brief overview of origin and mineralogy of soil; stress and strain analysis in soil; soil compression and consolidation, soil shear strength; common laboratory and in situ tests pertaining to soil strength and stiffness; introduction to critical state soil mechanics; discussion and analysis of relevant case histories.

CE 5543 (3 Credits) Advanced Foundation Design

Soil behavior in retaining systems, shallow foundations, deep foundations.

CE 5544 (3 Credits) Geosynthetics in Geotechnical Design

The properties of geotextiles, geomembranes, geocomposites, and geogrids and their use in road construction, retaining structures, drainage, hazardous waste sites, etc. Design, testing and selection.

CE 5545 (3 Credits) Earth Structures

Embankments, earth dams, earth and rock slopes, consolidation, vertical drains, soft deposits, landslides, subsurface investigations.

CE 5546 (3 Credits) Ground Water Flow and Drainage

Permeability, flow nets, ground water flow and filter design, excavation dewatering, foundation drains, slope stabilization, highway drainage.

CE 5547 (3 Credits) Soil Behavior

Clay mineralogy and interfacial properties, electro-osmosis, thixotrophy, shear strength, consolidation, permeability, frost heave, and swelling.

CE 5548 (3 Credits) Soil Settlement and Consolidation

Settlement predictions, theories of consolidation, secondary compression, numerical solutions, analysis of field data.

CE 5549 (3 Credits) Soil Shear Strength

Failure theories for particulate media, plastic equilibrium, laboratory testing and interpretation.

CE 5570 (3 Credits) Bituminous Materials

Properties, performance and design of bituminous materials for highway and airport paving; physical and chemical properties of binders; testing methods; specifications; production and construction.

CE 5610 (3 Credits) Advanced Reinforced Concrete Structures

Behavior and design of reinforced concrete for flexure, shear, torsion, bond, and axial loads; two way slabs; beam-column joints; general flexure theory; seismic considerations; review of design specifications.

CE 5620 (3 Credits) Advanced Steel Structures

Behavior, stability and design of steel columns, beams, beam-columns, plates, bracing, frames; torsional behavior; fatigue and brittle fracture; review of design specifications.

CE 5630 (3 Credits) Wood Design

Physical and mechanical properties of wood. Behavior of wood beams, columns, beam columns, connectors and fasteners; introduction to plywood and glued-laminated members; analysis and design of structural diaphragms and shear walls.

CE 5640 (3 Credits) Prestressed Concrete Structures

Analysis, design, and behavior of pretensioned and post-tensioned concrete; simple and continuous span structures; time dependent behavior; review of design specifications.

CE 5710 (3 Credits) Program Director Consent Required Case Studies in Transportation Engineering

Analysis of transportation case studies in transportation design, and transportation and land use planning. Application of transportation engineering and planning skills. Oral and written group reports, group discussions, individual papers. Not open to students who have passed CE 4710.

CE 5720 (3 Credits) Highway Engineering – Design

Urban street and highway design: vertical and horizontal alignment, cross-section elements, traffic barriers, interchanges and intersections, pedestrian and bike facilities, traffic calming, community and roadside elements.

CE 5730 (3 Credits) Transportation Planning

Transportation economics, urban transportation planning process, local area traffic management, evaluation of transportation improvements, land use and transportation interaction.

CE 5740 (3 Credits) Traffic Engineering Characteristics

Relationships among traffic flow characteristics; microscopic and macroscopic representations of traffic flow; capacity of highways; traffic stream models; shock wave analysis; queuing analysis; traffic simulation.

CE 5750 (3 Credits) Pavement Design

Analysis and design of flexible and rigid pavements; testing and characterization of paving materials.

CE 5810 (3 Credits) Hydrometeorology

Global dynamics of aquatic distribution and circulation. Hydrologic cycle, atmospheric circulation, precipitation, interception, storage, infiltration, overland flow, distributed hydrologic modeling, and stream routing. Course Equivalents: ENVE 5810

CE 5811 (3 Credits) Hydroclimatology

This course focuses on the physical principles underlying the spatial and temporal variability of hydrological processes. Topics include atmospheric physics and dynamics controlling the water/energy budgets; global water cycle, its dynamics, and causes of variability/changes; occurrence of drought and flood; climate teleconnections and their hydrological application; hydrological impact of global changes; quantitative methods in hydroclimatic analysis. Course Equivalents: ENVE 5811

CE 5812 (3 Credits) Ecohydrology

This course focuses on the interactions between ecological processes and the water cycle, emphasizing the hydrological mechanisms underlying various terrestrial ecological patterns and the ecological properties controlling the hydrologic and climatic regimes. Topics include conceptual understanding of hydrological cycle over vegetated land, quantifying and modeling flux exchanges in the soil-vegetation-atmosphere continuum, case studies on the hydrological impact of land use land cover changes, ecosystem response to environmental changes, and vegetation-climate feedback at the regional and global scales. Course Equivalents: ENVE 5812

CE 5820 (3 Credits) Unsaturated Flow and Transport

Modern approaches to water flow and solute transport in partially-saturated porous media including media characterization (review); unsaturated flow in porous media (governing equations, hydraulic functions, numerical and analytical solution methods); solute transport in unsaturated media (convection dispersion, transfer functions, solutions); modeling and observational scales; coupled water flow and solute transport (model applications); special topics (preferential flow, effects of spatial variability, stochastic aspects of flow and transport, gas exchange and transport measurement methods) Course Equivalents: ENVE 5820

CE 5821 (3 Credits) Vadose Zone Hydrology

Theoretical and experimental elements of primary physical and hydrological properties of porous media and processes occurring in partially-saturated soils. Practical experience in measurement and interpretation of hydrological information and methods of analysis for vadose-zone related environmental problems. Course Equivalents: ENVE 5821

CE 5830 (3 Credits) Groundwater Flow Modeling

Basics of modeling with Finite Difference and Finite Element Methods. Modeling flow in saturated and unsaturated zones. Model calibration and validation. Parameter estimation. Treatment of heterogeneity. Basic geostatistics. Modeling surface-groundwater interactions. Application to field sites. Course Equivalents: ENVE 5830 Prerequisite: CE 5253 or ENVE 5250 (RG239).

CE 5840 (3 Credits) Open Channel Hydraulics

Unsteady, nonuniform flow; energy and momentum concepts; flow control; de St. Venant equations; unsteady flow modeling of channels and natural rivers. Course Equivalents: ENVE 5840

CE 5841 (3 Credits) River Mechanics Erosion and sedimentation, physical properties of sediment, dimensional analysis, mechanics of sediment laden flows, particle motion, incipient motion, bedforms, bed load, suspended load.


CE 6730 (3 Credits) Travel Demand Forecasting

Alternative formulations and calibration of trip generation, trip distribution and travel mode choice prediction models. Traffic network equilibrium and assignment.

CE 6740 (3 Credits) Traffic Engineering Operations

Driver, pedestrian and vehicle operating characteristics. Traffic data collection. Accident and safety analysis. Highway capacity analysis. Traffic signs and markings. Traffic signal timing and operation. Traffic management.

CE 6810 (3 Credits) Advanced Fluid Mechanics I

Dimensional analysis; vector analysis, circulation and vorticity; irrotational motion and velocity potential; two-dimensional flow and stream function; complex variable theory; conformal mapping; airfoils; sources and sinks; free streamline flow; water waves; three-dimensional flow. Course Equivalents: ENVE 6810

CE 6811 (3 Credits) Advanced Fluid Mechanics II

Turbulent boundary layer . Dimensional analysis. Free shear flows. Flows in pipes and channels. Boundary layers on smooth and rough surfaces. Course Equivalents: ENVE 6811

CE 6820 (3 Credits) Hydraulic Machinery and Transients

Pumps and turbines. Surging, water hammer, cavitation, hydraulic machinery for hydroelectric plants, water supply, irrigation, and river navigation. Course Equivalents: ENVE 6820

CE 6821 (3 Credits) Hydraulic Structures

River regulation and development. Hydroelectric plants, storage and turbines, canals, locks, and penstocks, dams, regulation of power, flood control, navigation and irrigation. Course Equivalents: ENVE 6821

CE 6830 (3 Credits) The Flood Problem

Flood hazards. Preventing or alleviating damages. Flood frequency analysis. Effect of land-use/land-cover and soil moisture on flooding. Remote sensing in flood prediction. Flood and dam-break modeling. Multiple purpose projects.


ECE 5101 (3 credits) Introduction to System Theory

Modeling and analysis of linear systems. Introduction to functions of a complex variable. Linear algebra with emphasis on matrices, linear transformations on a vector space, and matrix formulation of linear differential and difference equations. State variable analysis of linear systems. Transform methods using complex variable theory, and time-domain methods including numerical algorithms.

ECE 5121 (3 Credits) Instructor Consent Required Multivariable Digital and Robust Control Systems

Analysis and design of robust multivariable control systems incorporating a digital computer as the controlling element. Topics include: Mathematical models of discrete-time systems, Discretization of continuous-time systems, Measures of control system performance, Classical single input-single output design methods, Compensator design via discrete-equivalent and direct design methods, State variable design via discrete equivalent and pole placement methods, Linear quadratic regulator (LQR) control, H2 and H-infinity optimal control, numerical optimization and nonlinear control.

ECE 5201 (3 Credits) Electromagnetic Wave Propagation

Engineering application of Maxwell’s field theory to electromagnetic wave propagation in various media. Reflection, refraction, diffraction, dispersion, and attenuation. Propagation in sea water and in the ionosphere.

ECE 5211 (3 Credits) Semiconductor Devices and Models

Band theory, conduction in semiconductors, carrier statistics, deep levels, impurities with multiple charge states, heavy doping effects, non-uniform doping. Non-equilibrium processes, carrier scattering mechanisms, the continuity equation, avalanche multiplication, carrier generation, recombination, and lifetime. P-n junctions, non-abrupt junctions, various injection regimes, and device models. Metal semiconductor junctions, current transport mechanisms, and models. BJT, JFET, MESFET, and MOSFET, and device models.

ECE 5212 (3 Credits) Fundamentals of Opto-Electronic Devices

Absorption and emission mechanisms in direct and indirect semiconductors. Semiconductor optoelectronic devices such as light-emitting diodes, injection lasers, photocathodes, solar cells, and integrated optics.

ECE 5213 (4 Credits) MOS Device & VLSI Fundamentals

Physics of MOS capacitors and transistors, derivation of V-1 relation expressing sub-threshold, threshold, and saturation region behavior; short-channel effects in scaled-down transistors; scaling laws; VLSI fabrication technologies; design and layout gates and gate arrays; physics, device layout and design of semiconductor memories including static and dynamic RAMs. Laboratory emphasizes introduction to nonvolatile RAMs; computer aids in VLSI design; schematic capture, SPICE simulation, layout of custom IC’s, and VHDL.

ECE 5223 (3 Credits) Nanophotonics

Principles and applications of nanophotonics with focus on optical metamaterials, plasmonics, and photonic bandgap crystals. Topics covered include electric plasma, magnetic plasma, optical magnetism, negative index matematerials, localized and non-localized surface plasmon polaritons, photonic bandgap structures, superlens, optical cloaking, surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy, transformation optics, plasmonic sensors, plasmonic waveguides.

Prerequisite: ECE 3223 or consent of instructor

ECE 5225 (3 Credits) Instructor Consent Required Electron Device Design and Characterization

Recommended Preparation: ECE 4211 or equivalent course Design and evaluation of micro/nano electronic devices using state-of-the-art computer simulation tools, ex-perimental electrical characterization of semiconductor devices and overview of modern electronic devices such as high-performance MOSFETs, TFTs, solar cells, non-volatile memories, CCDs, thermoelectric power generators. The electronic device (such as nanometer scale field effect transistor) design project will involve use of Synopsys tools to simulate the fabrication process, device simulation and performance evaluation. Components: Laboratory, Lecture

ECE 5231 (3 Credits) Instructor Consent Required Fund of Photonics

Principles of optics including rays, waves, beams, electromagnetics, polarization and statistics. Basic postulates, simple optical components, graded index and matrix optics, monochromatic waves, interference, polychromatic light, Gaussian beams and propagation, diffraction, Fourier transforms, holography, dispersion and pulse propagation, polarizing devices and applications. Concepts of coherence and partial coherence as applied to various light sources in optical experiments and systems.

ECE 5232 (3 Credits) Optoelectronic Devices

Optoelectronic devices as applied to fiber optic communications, optical switching and interconnects. Semiconductor laser devices, including dc, ac smallsignal, ac large signal, and noise with emphasis upon analytical models. Vertical cavity devices and technology. Semiconductor optical amplifiers, waveguide and vertical cavity modulators, photodetectors, optical switches, receivers and transmitters. Techniques for OE integration and the relevance of bipolar and field-effect devices for monolithic integration. Technologies for optoelectronic integration for telecom and datacom optical interconnect. WDM techniques for optical networks.

ECE 5233 (3 Credits) Optical Systems Engineering

Design and analysis of paraxial optical systems, including stable and unstable laser resonators, and the propagation of geometric beams, Gaussian beams, and plane waves through complex optical systems. Topics include ray optics; ray matrices; polarization of light; diffraction theory; the connection between geometrical optics and diffraction; and performance analysis.

ECE 5234 (3 Credits) Optical Waveguides

Propagation of electromagnetic waves in dielectric slab and fiber waveguides as described by geometrical ray optics and normal mode analysis. Integrated optic guides, step and graded index fiber guides. Single mode vs. multimode transmission, coupling, and other system considerations.

ECE 5301 (3 Credits) Instructor Consent Required Engineering Problems in the Hospital

Given in collaboration with staff from the University’s School of Medicine and from hospitals in Hartford. Aim is to familiarize the student with engineering problems in a modern hospital. Role of the small computer in the hospital; implanted pace-makers; heart catheterization. Students are expected to investigate and solve an engineering problem associated with clinical medicine as a semester project.

Course Equivalents: BME 5050

ECE 5510  Power System Analysis

Fundamentals of power system planning, operation, and management. Power generation and distribution. Modeling of AC generator, AC and DC motors, transformer and cable. Power flow solution. Modern power system monitoring/control, fault analysis, and transient stability analysis using computer tools. Use of power system simulation tools for power system planning and design.

Prerequisite: ECE 2001 – Electrical Circuits or equivalent

ECE 5512  Power Distribution

Principles of distribution system planning, automation and real-time operation with applications. Concepts of AC/DC Electricity. Three-phase power distribution as well as DC and Hybrid circuits. Load flow calculations, fault analysis, and reliability evaluation. Distributed power resources. Distribution system protection and reconfiguration. Smart distribution technologies. Efficient and resilient energy utilization.

Prerequisite: ECE 3231 – Introduction to Modern Power Systems or equivalent

ECE 5520  Advanced Power Electronics

Advanced converter and inverter topologies for high efficiency applications. Non-ideal component characteristics. Necessary components such as gate drive circuits and magnetic component design (that are not covered in introductory power electronics courses).

Prerequisite: ECE 3211 – Power Electronics or equivalent

ECE 5530  Modeling and Control of Electric Drives

Several topics related to modeling and control of electric drives. Fundamental equations related to inductance and flux variations in a rotating machine, leading to torque production. Reference frame theory and transformations for modeling purposes. Dynamic models of three-phase induction and permanent-magnet synchronous machines. Basic modeling of power electronic converters for electric drives, with focus on three-phase DC/AC inverters. Various control strategies with focus on vector control and different power electronic switching schemes in electric drives.

Prerequisite: ECE 3212 – Electric Machines and Drives or equivalent

ECE 5540  Electrical System Protection and Switchgear

Methods to sense voltage and current in medium and low voltage applications. Voltage sensing techniques include differential voltage amplifiers, shunt voltage measurement, and potential transformers. Current sensing techniques include current transformers, Rogowski coils, series voltage measurement, and Hall-effect sensors. Solid-state and mechanical relays and timing functions. Fuses and circuit breakers at medium voltage levels with focus on ratings, application-specific selection, and response time. Protection methods, e.g. differential protection, of transformers, generators, and cables with focus on distance relays and specialized devices.

Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent

Recommended preparation: ECE 3212 – Electric Machines and Drives or equivalent

ECE 5542  Asset Management and Condition Monitoring of Modern Power System

Principles of operation, monitoring and asset management of modern power systems. Operation, aging and failure modes as well as techniques for monitoring and diagnosis of power system assets. Power system plant basics and design; factors leading to electrical and thermal over stresses in power networks (fault currents and lightning and switching overvoltage transients) and corresponding mitigation solutions; aging mechanism and failure modes of key assets such as transformers, overhead lines or cabling networks, switchgear and gas insulated substations; modern techniques for diagnosis and condition monitoring such as partial discharge analysis; full life-cycle, reliability centric, predictive asset management strategy, statistics, economics, IT integration and data engineering. The development trend of condition monitoring for emerging applications.

Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent

Recommended preparation: ECE 3001 – EM Fields and Waves and ECE 3231 Introduction to Modern Power Systems or equivalent

ECE5544  Electrical Insulation System

Introduction to electrical insulation system for low and medium voltages. Gas discharge physics and dielectrics. Sulfur hexafluoride. Outdoor insulation. Dielectric breakdown in liquids and solids. Power capacitors and inductors. MV cables and accessories. Voltage transients in MV power systems. Thermal model for MV transformers (steady-state, transient, and hot-spot temperatures identification and verification). Insulation coordination design for MV transformers—load capacity and service lifting trade-off study based on electrical and thermal over-stress analysis. Insulation system for MV and LV rotating machines (form and random wound)—insulation system optimization for torque density and payload efficiency. Insulation system testing and qualification. Monitoring and diagnosis.

Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent

Recommended preparation: ECE 3001 – EM Fields and Waves and ECE 3231 Introduction to Modern Power Systems or equivalent

ECE 6095 (1 – 3 Credits) Special Topics in Electrical and Systems Engineering

Classroom and/or laboratory courses in special topics as announced in advance for each semester.

ECE 6099 (1 – 6 Credits) Instructor Consent Required Independent Study in Electrical Engineering

Individual exploration of special topics as arranged by the student with an instructor of his or her choice. Components: Independent Study

ECE 6101 (3 Credits) Linear Multivariable System Design

Observability and controllability. Application of canonic forms in system design. Methods of pole placement. Observer design. Noninteracting multivariable systems.

Prerequisites: ECE 5101

ECE 6102 (3 Credits) Instructor Consent Required Optimal and Model Predictive Control

Optimal Control, including optimization techniques for linear and nonlinear systems, calculus of variations, dynamic programming, the Pontryagin maximum principle, and computational methods. Linear Model Predictive Control, including process models and model prediction methods of state space description, transfer matrix representation, and neural network representation; and optimization methods without and with constraints. Nonlinear Model Predictive Control.

Prerequisite: ECE 5101 and ECE 6111

ECE 6103 (3 Credits) Nonlinear System Theory

Stability of time-varying nonlinear systems. Liapunov’s direct method. Describing functions. Popov’s stability criterion. Adaptive control.

Prerequisites: ECE 5101

ECE 6104 (3 Credits) Info Control & Games

Problems of static and dynamic optimization where more than one decision maker is involved, each having own payoff and access to different information. Review of elementary decision and control theory, non-cooperative games, cooperative games, bargaining models, differential games, team decision theory, Nash games, Stackelberg games (leader-follower problems). Introduction to large-scale systems and hierarchical control.

Prerequisite: ECE 5101 and ECE 6111

ECE 6105 (3 Credits) Man-Machine Systems Analysis

Role of the human as a decision and control element in a feedback loop. Mathematical models of human control characteristics and instrument monitoring behavior. Effects of human limitations upon overall task performance. Parallel discussion of measurement and experimental techniques. Validation of theoretical results by comparisons with existing human response data.

Prerequisite: ECE 5101 and ECE 6111

ECE 6106 (3 Credits) Instructor Consent Required Experimental Investigation of Control Systems

A study of experimental techniques and advanced design of control systems.

Prerequisite: ECE 6111 and ECE 6103

ECE 6107 (3 Credits) Stochastic Control

Methods of decision-making and control in a stochastic environment. Elements of utility theory. Principle of optimality and deterministic dynamic programming. Stochastic dynamic programming. Control of dynamic systems with imperfect state information. Certainty equivalence and the control’s dual effect. Sequential hypothesis testing. Passive and active stochastic adaptive control algorithms. Decentralized control methods.

Prerequisite: ECE 5101 or ECE 6111

ECE 6108 (3 Credits) Linear Programming and Network Flows

Computational methods for linear programming with special emphasis on sequential and parallel algorithms for Network Flow Problems. Standard and canonical forms of linear programming, revised Simplex methods, basis updates, decomposition methods, duality, shortest paths, minimal spanning trees, maximum flows, assignment problems, minimum cost network flows, and transportation problems.

Prerequisites: ECE 5101

ECE 6111 (3 Credits) Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes

Statistical methods for describing and analyzing random signals and noise. Random variables, conditioning and expectation. Stochastic processes, correlation, and stationarity. Response of linear systems to stochastic inputs.

ECE 6121 (3 Credits) Information Theory

Basic concepts: entropy, mutual information, transmission rate and channel capacity. Coding for noiseless and noisy transmission. Universal and robust codes. Information-theoretic aspects of multiple-access communication systems. Source encoding, rate distortion approach.

Prerequisite: ECE 6111

ECE 6122 (3 Credits) Digital Signal Processing

Discrete-time signals and systems. The z-transform. The Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT). Convolution and sectioned convolution of sequences. IIR and FIR digital filter design and realization. Computation of the DFT: The Fast Fourier Transform (FFT), algorithms. Decimation and interpolation. Parametric and nonparametric spectral estimation. Adaptive filtering. Finite word length effects.

ECE 6123 (3 Credits) Advanced Signal Processing

Wiener filter theory. Linear prediction. Adaptive linear filters: LMS and RLS algorithms, variants, lattice structures and extra-fast implementation. Convergence properties. High resolution spectral estimation. Hidden Markov models, Monte-Carlo methods for signal processing. Multiresolution decomposition and wavelets. Blind methods.

Prerequisites: ECE 6111 and ECE 6122 (RG332)

ECE 6124 (3 Credits) Advanced Signal Detection

Focus on discrete-time detection of signals in noise which is not necessarily Gaussian. Topics include: classical Neyman-Pearson and Bayes theory, efficacy and asymptotic relative efficiency; some canonical noise models; quantized detection; narrowband signal detection; distance measures and Chernoff bounds; sequential detection; robustness; non-parametric detection; continuous-time detection and the Karhunen-Loève expansion.

ECE 6125 (3 Credits) Digital Image Processing

Problems and applications in digital image processing, two-dimensional linear systems, shift invariance, 2-D Fourier transform analysis, matrix Theory, random images and fields, 2-D mean square estimation, optical imaging systems, image sampling and quantization, image transforms, DFT, FFT, image enhancement, two-dimensional spatial filtering, image restoration, image recognition, correlation, and statistical filters for image detection, nonlinear image processing, and feature extraction.

ECE 6126 (3 Credits) Optical Information Processing

Two-dimensional signal processing using optical techniques. Topics include: review of two-dimensional linear system theory; scalar diffraction theory, Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction; Fourier transforming and imaging properties of lenses; image formation; frequency analysis of optical imaging systems; modulation transfer function; two-dimensional spatial filtering; coherent optical information processing; frequency-domain spatial filter synthesis; holography, Fourier and nonlinear holograms.

ECE 6141 (3 Credits) Neural Networks for Classification and Optimization

This course provides students with an understanding of the mathematical underpinnings of classification techniques as applied to optimization and engineering decision-making, as well as their implementation and testing in software. Particular attention is paid to neural networks and related architectures. The topics include: Statistical Interference and Probabilty Density Estimation, Single and Multi-layer Perceptions, Radial Basis Functions, Unsupervised Learning, Preprocessing and Feature Extraction, Learning and Generalization, Decision Trees and Instance-based Classifiers, Graphical Models for Machine Learning, Neuro-Dynamic Programming.

ECE 6142 (3 Credits) Fuzzy and Neural Approaches to Engineering

Fuzzy sets, applications to fuzzy logic and fuzzy control, and concepts and methodologies for fuzzy optimization. Fundamental models of neural networks, learning rules, and basic recurrent networks for optimization. The integration of fuzzy systems with neural networks. Examples from engineering applications.

Prerequisites: ECE 5101

ECE 6143 (3 Credits) Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks

Review of probability and stochastic processes. Statistical pattern recognition. Nonlinear signal processing and feature extraction. Correlation filters. Metrics for pattern recognition. Baysian classifiers. Minimum probability of error processors. Supervised and unsupervised learning. Perception learning methods. Multilayer neural networks. Applications to security and encryption.

ECE 6151 (3 Credits) Communication Theory

Design and analysis of digital communication systems for noisy environments. Vector representation of continuous-time signals; the optimal receiver and matched filter. Elements of information theory. Quantization, companding, and delta-modulation. Performance and implementation of common coherent and non-coherent keying schemes. Fading; intersymbol interference; synchronization; the Viterbi algorithm; adaptive equalization. Elements of coding.

Prerequisite: ECE 6111

ECE 6152 (3 Credits) Wireless Communication

Introduces basic concepts in wireless communication and networks with emphasis on techniques used in the physical layer of current and future wireless communication systems. Covers channel modeling, modulation, spread spectrum techniques, multiuser communication theory, wireless network protocols, and current cellular and PCS systems. Special topics in equalization and array signal processing are included.

Prerequisite: ECE 6122 and ECE 6151

ECE 6161 (3 Credits) Modern Manufacturing System Engineering

Issues and methods in modern manufacturing systems. Integrated product and process development. Design for quality, on-line quality control and improvement, reliability during product development, and design for testability. Computer-aided production management, production planning and scheduling, and optimization-based planning and coordination of design and manufacturing activities. Targeted toward students, professional engineers, and managers who want to have an impact on the state-of-the-art and practice of manufacturing engineering, and to improve manufacturing productivity

ECE 6211 (3 Credits) Antenna Theory and Applications

Analysis and synthesis of antenna systems including electric- and magnetic-dipole, cylindrical, helical, reflector, lens, and traveling-wave antennas. Theory of arrays including patterns, self and mutual impedances.

ECE 6212 (3 Credits) Microwave Techniques

A theoretical analysis of microwave components, systems, and measuring techniques. Scattering matrix analysis is applied to microwave devices having two or more ports.

ECE 6221 (3 Credits) Transport in Semiconductors

Topics include theory of energy bands in crystals; carrier scattering; the Boltzman equation and its approximations; low field transport; high field effects; transport in heterojunctions; quantum effects; and Monte Carlo simulation.

Prerequisite: Physics 5401

ECE 6222 (3 Credits) Advanced Semiconductor Devices

Fundamental properties of heterostructures, strained-layer superlattices, NIPI structures, multiple quantum well, quantum wire, and quantum dot structures. Operation, modelling of the electrical characteristics, design, and applications of HBJT, HEMT, and resonant tunneling devices. Second-order effects in submicron MOSFETs and MESFETs.

ECE 6231 (3 Credits) Advanced Optoelectronics

Review of optoelectronic devices and integrated circuit (IC) technologies (analog and digital); logic gates; self-electro-optic devices (SEEDs), microlasers, Fabry-Perot (F-P) etalons and optoelectronic IC (OEICs); modulators: F-P modulators (absorptive and refractive), spatial light modulators (SLMs) and their applications; bistable devices; bistable laser amplifiers, resonant tunneling transistor lasers, and polarization bistability; optical interconnects; architectural issues and optical processors based on S-SEED, optical neural networks, and other devices.

Prerequisite: ECE 5212

ECE 6232 (3 Credits) Nonlinear Optical Devices

Wave propagation in nonlinear media, generation of harmonics in optical materials, optical parametric processes, stimulated emission and scattering processes. Device modeling and application of fiber and semiconductor lasers, optical amplifiers and modulators. Electro-optic, acousto-optic, and magneto-optic devices. Soliton generation and propagation.

Prerequisite: ECE 5231

ECE 6241 (3 Credits) Electronic Materials

Physical and electronic properties, and device applications of disordered materials including amorphous semiconductors, liquid crystals, bubble-memory magnetic materials. Applications of amorphous semiconductors including xerography and solar cells.

Prerequisite: MSE 5313

ECE 6242 (3 Credits) Instructor Consent Required VLSI Fabrication Principles

Semiconductor materials and processing, emphasizing compound semiconductors, optoelec-tronic materials, shallow devices, and fine-line structures. Semiconductor material properties; phase diagrams; crystal growth and doping; diffusion; epitaxy; ion implantation; oxide, metal, and silicide films; etching and cleaning; and lithographic processes.

ECE 6243 (3 Credits) Nanotechnology

Nanoelectronic and optoelectronic devices: Quantum confinement in 1D, 2D and 3D (quantumwells, wires, and dots) structures; density of states and carrier density in low-dimensional structures; fabrication methodology for quantum wire transistors and lasers; single-electron transistors/tunneling devices; growth and characterization of nanostructured materials with grain sizes in the range of 10-50 nm. Organic monolayers: Langmuir-Blodgett monolayers, Self-Assembled monolayers, Multi-layer structures, technological applications of organic thin films.

ECE 6244 (3 Credits) Instructor Consent Required Nanotechnology – II (Laboratory Course)

Growth and characterization of carbon nanotubes using vapor phase nucleation; Growth of cladded quantum dots using liquid and/or vapor phase techniques; Characterization using AFM and TEM and Dynamic scattering techniques; Nano-device processing highlighting E-Beam lithography, and self-assembly techniques; Project work involving fabrication of devices including LEDs, FETs and memory, detectors and sensors using quantum dots and nanotubes/wires.

Components: Laboratory, Lecture

ECE 6247 (3 Credits) Dielectric and Magnetic Materials Science

The macroscopic and microscopic views of dielectric and magnetic materials. Theories of spontaneous polarization and magnetization. Applications of anisotropic materials. Non-linear dielectrics at radio and optical frequencies. Superconductivity and superconducting magnets.

ECE 6301 (3 Credits) Biomedical Instrumentation I

Origins of bioelectric signals; analysis and design of electrodes and low-noise preamplifiers used in their measurement. Statistical techniques applied to the detection and processing of biological signals in noise, including the treatment of nerve impulse sequences as stochastic point processes. Methods of identifying the dynamic properties of biosystems.

Course Equivalents: BME 6500

Prerequisite: ECE 6111

ECE 6302 (3 Credits) Biomedical Imaging

Fundamentals of detection, processing and display associated with imaging in medicine and biology. Topics include conventional and Fourier optics, optical and acoustic holography, optical and digital image enhancement, ultrasonography, thermography, isotope scans, and radiology. Laboratory demonstrations will include holography and optical image processing.

Course Equivalents: BME 6400

ECE 6303 (3 Credits) Advanced Ultrasonic Imaging Technique

Introduction to advanced techniques of ultrasonic image formation for biomedical applications. Introduction to acoustic wave propagation. A,B,C,M and Doppler ultrasonic imaging modes. Interaction of ultrasound with biological tissues. Acoustical holography. Ultrasonic transducer design and calibration. Transducer arrays. Ultrasound detection modes. Laboratory demonstrations will include Schlieren visualization of ultrasound fields and transducer calibration techniques.

Course Equivalents: BME 5329

Prerequisite: EE 6302 or BME 6400

ECE 6304 (3 Credits) Instructor Consent Required Biomedical Instrumentation Laboratory

Experimental investigation of electrodes, transducers, electronic circuits, and instrumentation systems used in biomedical research and in clinical medicine.

Components: Laboratory

Course Equivalents: BME 6510

ECE 6305 (3 Credits) Medical Imaging Systems

Medical imaging principles and systems of x-ray, ultrasound, optical tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography. The students are required to have the courses of instrumentation, signal analysis using Fourier Transform and Laplace transform. Students are also required to have advanced mathematics on differential equations and matrix calculations.

Course Equivalents: BME 6420

ECE 6311 (3 Credits) Communication and Control in Physiological Systems

Processing, transmission, and storage of information in nerve systems. Mechanisms of neuro-sensory reception, coding and signal-to-noise ratio enhancement. Analysis of invertebrate and vertebrate visual systems. Neural spatio-temporal filters in feature extraction and pattern recognition. Analysis of control systems and regulators associated with vision: e.g., gaze control, accommodation, pupil area, and intra-ocular pressure.

Course Equivalents: BME 6120

ECE 6421 (3 Credits) Advanced VLSI Design

Advanced concepts of circuit design for digital VLSI components in state of the art MOS technologies. Emphasis is on the circuit design, optimization, RTL design, synthesis, and layout of either very high speed, high density or low power circuits and systems for use in applications such as micro-processors, signal and multimedia processors, memory and periphery. Other topics include challenges facing digital circuit designers today and in the coming decade, such as the impact of scaling, deep submicron effects, interconnect, signal integrity, power distribution and consumption, and timing.

ECE 6422 (3 Credits) VLSI CAD Algorithms

Very large scale integrated circuit (VLSI) computer-aided design (CAD) tools, optimization techniques, and design automation algorithms, such as branch and bound, genetic algorithms, simulated annealing, and linear programing. VLSI physical design process including partitioning, floorplanning, placement, routing, compaction, and pin assignment.

ECE 6431 (3 Credits) Advanced Computer Networks and Distributed Processing Systems

Design and evaluation of distributed computer communication and processing systems. Case studies, development of suitable queuing and other models to describe and evaluate design problems such as capacity assignment, concentration and buffering, network topology design, routing, access techniques, and line control procedures.

Course Equivalents: CSE 5300 This course and CSE 330 may not both be taken for credit

ECE 6432 (3 ) Instructor Consent Required VLSI Design Verification and Testing

Introduction to the concepts and techniques of VLSI (very large scale integration) design verification and testing, details of test economy, fault modeling and simulation, defects, automatic test pattern generation (ATPG), design for testability (DFT), scan and boundary scan architectures, built-in self-test (BIST) and current-based testing. State-of-the-art tools are used for ATPG, DFT, test synthesis and power analysis and management.

ECE 6433 (3 Credits) Stochastic Models for the Analysis of Computer Systems and Communication Networks

Continuous and discrete-time Markov chains and their applications in computer and communication network performance and reliability evaluation. Little’s theorem and applications; review of stochastic processes; simple Markovian queues; open, closed, and mixed product-form networks; computational algorithms for closed and mixed product form networks; flow-equivalence and aggregation; M/G/1 queue with vacations and applications to time-division and frequency-division multiplexing; reservations and polling; multi-access communication; reliability and performability models of computer systems.

Prerequisite: ECE 6111

ECE 6435 (3 Credits) Advanced Numerical Methods in Scientific Computation

Development, application and implementation of numerically stable, efficient and reliable algorithms for solving matrix equations that arise in modern systems engineering. Computation of matrix exponential, generalized inverse, matrix factorizations, recursive least squares, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, Lyapunov and Riccati equations.

Prerequisites: ECE 5101

ECE 6437 (3 Credits) Computational Methods for Optimization

Computational methods for optimization in static and dynamic problems. Ordinary function minimization, linear programming, gradient methods and conjugate direction search, nonlinear problems with constraints. Extension of search methods to optimization of dynamic systems, dynamic programming.

Prerequisites: ECE 5101

ECE 6439 (3 ) Estimation Theory & Comp Alg

Estimation of the state and parameters of noisy dynamic systems with application to communications and control. Bayesian estimation, maximum-likelihood and linear estimation. Computational algorithms for continuous and discrete processes, the Kalman filter, smoothing and prediction. Nonlinear estimation, multiple model estimation, and estimator Kalman, multiple model estimation, and estimator design for practical problems.

Prerequisite: ECE 5101 and ECE 6111

ME 5105 (3 Credits) Basic Concepts of Continuum Mechanics

An introductory course in the theory of continuum mechanics. Development of physical principles using
cartesian tensors. Concepts of stress, strain and motion. Basic field equation for the Newtonian fluid and
the elastic solid.

ME 5110 (3 Credits) Advanced Thermodynamics

Microscopic view of thermodynamics: probability and statistics of independent events, thermodynamic
probabilities and most probable thermodynamic distributions, molecular structure and partition function, Ensemble of microstates describing macroscopic behavior, with ideal gas as an example, Macroscopic descriptions of thermodynamic equilibrium and equilibrium states, Reversible processes, Heat and Work interactions, Mixtures of pure substances and chemical equilibrium, Stability and phase transitions, Irreversible thermodynamics, Onsager reciprocity relations and thermo-electric effects, Kinetic theory of gases.

ME 5120 (3 Credits) Advanced Thermo-Fluids I

Fluid as a continuum, Kinematics and decomposition of fluid motion, Conservation of mass and momentum, Navier-Stokes equations, Conservation of energy, Exact solutions to governing equations, Potential flows, Vorticity dynamics and low Reynolds number flows, Laminar boundary layers including heat transfer, Laminar free shear flows including heat transfer, Flow instabilities and transition.

ME 5130 (3 Credits) Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer

Review of thermophysical properties of matter including nanoscale effects. Exact and computational solutions of heat conduction equation. Dimensionless conduction rate approach for steady-state and transient conduction. Species diffusion equations with emphasis on stationary media and partitioning effects. Navier-Stokes equations and exact solutions for special cases. Correlation approach for treatment of single phase laminar, turbulent and two-phase flow. Radiative properties and treatment of surface radiation with spectral and directional effects. Emphasis on multimode heat transfer with applications in manufacturing, nanotechnology, information technology and biotechnology.

ME 5140 (3 Credits) Heat and Mass Transfer in Multiphase Systems

Presentation of basic principles for analysis of transport phenomena in multi-phase systems and how they can be applied to a wide variety of applications. The scope is limited to thermodynamics and heat and mass transfer fundamentals in solid <-> liquid, liquid <-> vapor and solid <-> vapor with emphasis in
condensation, evaporation, sublimation, vapor deposition, boiling, two phase flow, melting and

ME 5150 (3 Credits) Analytical and Applied Kinematics

Analytical methods of coordinate transformation and two and three dimensional motion, analysis of relative motion and relative freedom through kinematics connections, study of finite and instantaneous properties of motion, study of the geometry of single and multi-parameter engineering curves, surfaces and motions. Application in the analysis and design of linkages and mechanisms.

ME 5155 (3 Credits) Geometric Modeling

This course deals with the mathematical modeling, computer representations and algorithms for manipulating geometry on a computer. It focuses on the basic concepts of solid and geometric modeling from geometry and topology, and uses these concepts to develop computational techniques for creating, editing, rendering, analyzing and computing with models of physical objects, mechanical parts, assembly and processes.

ME 5160 (3 Credits) Theory and Design of Automatic Control Systems

Design features of a closed loop control system. Laplace domain analysis of electromechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, thermal, and mechanical systems. Computer simulation of dynamic responses using software tools. Stability issues, Routh analysis, root locus, Bode and Nyquist analyses are addressed. An open-ended, hands-on design project from a current research topic is assigned.

ME 5180 (3 Credits) Dynamics

Three-dimensional particle and rigid-body mechanics. Particle kinematics. Newton’s laws, energy and momentum principles. Systems of particles. Rigid body kinematics, coordinate transformations. Rigid body dynamics, Euler’s equations. Gyroscopic motion. Lagrange’s equations.

ME 5190 (3 Credits) Advanced Mechanics of Materials

This course covers the fundamental idealizations used in linear solid mechanics and the fundamental
principles of the subject. Idealizations covered include beams, circular torsion, struts and thick cylinders. Basic principles include principle of minimum potential energy, principle of minimum complementary energy, virtual work, equations of static equilibrium and direct and potential methods of solving equilibrium equations. Example applications vary but may include, bounding of elastic properties of
composites, derivation of finite elements, solution of plate problems by Green’s functions and others.

ME 5210 (3 Credits) Intelligent Material Systems and Structures

Overview of piezoelectric materials and electrostrictive materials, shape memory alloys, magnetostrictive materials, and ER/MR fluids. Development of adaptive structure integrated with piezoelectric material, actuation and sensing, simultaneous optimal design/control of electromechanical integrated system, nonlinear and robust control. Design of shape memory alloy system for position control. Development of semi-active control using ER/MR fluids. Structural health monitoring and system identification research.

ME 5220 (3 Credits) Principles of Machining and Machine Tools

Theories and applications of machining. Fundamentals of machine tools and machining automation. Physics and mechanics in machining, machining forces and stresses, shear angle theories. Basic phenomena pertinent to process characteristics, such as tribology and tool life, machinability, surface integrity, and economics. Mechanisms of machining and machine tool errors. Machining error compensation with feedback sensors. Machining chatter and vibration analyses. Case studies.

ME 5301 (3 Credits) Macroscopic Equilibrium Thermodynamics I

Review of zeroth, first and second laws of thermodynamics, development of equilibrium thermodynamics from a postulatory viewpoint, examination of thermodynamic potentials and equilibrium states, stability of thermodynamic systems including implications on phase and chemical equilibrium. Thermodynamic availability analysis.

ME 5311 (3 Credits) Instructor Consent Required, Computational Methods of Viscous Fluid Dynamics

An advanced course on integral and finite-difference methods of solution of the parabolic and elliptic
equations of viscous fluid flow. Method of weighted residuals; Crank-Nicolson; Dufort-Frankel; Peaceman-Rachford alternating direction method; truncation error analysis; stability. Applications to
boundary layer and heat transfer problems. A background of FORTRAN programming and numerical analysis is necessary.

ME 5320 (3 Credits) Flow of Compressible Fluids I

Equations of motion of a compressible fluid. Quasi-one-dimensional flow including effects of friction, heat addition, and normal shocks. Two and three dimensional flows. Velocity potential and stream function. Small perturbation theory. Subsonic pressure correction formulas. Kelvin and Crocco Theorems. Method of characteristics for steady and unsteady, rotational and irrotational flows. Curved and oblique shock waves. Shock tube theory.

ME 5321 (3 Credits) Flow of Compressible Fluids II

Equations of motion of a compressible fluid. Quasi-one-dimensional flow including effects of friction, heat addition, and normal shocks. Two and three dimensional flows. Velocity potential and stream function. Small perturbation theory. Subsonic pressure correction formulas. Kelvin and Crocco Theorems. Method of characteristics for steady and unsteady, rotational and irrotational flows. Curved and oblique shock waves. Shock tube theory.
Prerequisite: ME 5320

ME 5340 (3 Credits) Conduction Heat Transfer

Mathematical development of the fundamental equations of heat conduction in the steady and unsteady state, with or without internal heat generation or absorption. Study of exact and approximate methods used in the solution of heat conduction boundary value problems. Analytical, graphical, numerical and experimental evaluation of the temperature field in conducting media.

ME 5341 (3 Credits) Radiation Heat Transfer

Fundamentals of radiative emission (black body behavior and Planck’s law), surface properties (emissivity, absorptivity, reflectivity, and transmissivity), electromagnetic theory for prediction of radiative properties, development of the methods of solution for radiant energy interchange between surfaces and in enclosures with and without absorbing, emitting, and scattering medi present.
Prerequisite: ME 5507

ME 5410 (3 Credits) Theory of Elasticity
The mathematical theory of linear elasticity. The theory of torsion of prismatic members. Two-dimensional elasticity problems. Thermal stress. Variational methods.
Prerequisite: ME 5105

ME 5412 (3 Credits) Wave Propagation in Continuous Media

General dynamical equations for linear elastic media including both solids and fluids. Wave propagation in elastic rods, plates, cylinders, and semi-infinite and infinite solids. Rayleigh and Love waves; Layered
media; reflection and refraction.
Prerequisite: ME 5105

ME 5415 (3 Credits) Advanced Dynamics

Variational principles of mechanics: Legranges equations, Hamilton’s principle. Hamilton-Jacobi theory,
canonical transformations, integrability. Introduction to special relativity, applications to orbital problems. Current topics in analytical dynamics.
Prerequisite: ME 5180

ME 5420 (3 Credits) Mechanical Vibrations I

Variational principles, Lagrange’s equation. Equations of motion for multi-degree of freedom systems. Free vibration eigenvalue problem: modal analysis. Forced solutions: general solutions, resonance, effect of damping, and superposition. Vibrations of continuous systems: vibration frequencies and mode shapes for strings, bars, membranes, beams, and plates. Experimental methods and techniques.

ME 5421 (3 Credits) Mechanical Vibrations II

Variational mechanics, Hamilton’s principle, and energy formulations for linearly inelastic bodies.
Eigenvalue and boundary-value problems. Non-self adjoint systems. Approximate methods: Ritz and Galerkin. Gyroscopic systems. Nonconservative systems. Perturbation theory for the eigenvalue problem. Dynamics of constrained systems.

ME 5425 (3 Credits) Principles of Machine Tool Design

The basic principles and philosophies in the design of precision machine tools. Mathematical theory and
precision machine tools. Mathematical theory and physics of errors. The building up of error budget and the mapping of geometric and thermal errors. Design case study of a precision machine tool. Discussion of various types of sensors and actuators, bearings, and transmissions. System design considerations.

ME 5430 (3 Credits) Mechanics of Composites and Laminates

Review of elasticity theory. Average theorems. Effective constitutive relations for heterogeneous media.
Variational bounding. Isotropic elastic composites fiber reinforced and laminated materials.
Prerequisite: ME 5410 or CE 5124

ME 5431 (3 Credits) Fatigue in Mechanical Design

Design calculation methods for the fatique life of engineering components, fundamentals of fracture
mechanics. Crack initiation and crack propagation fatique lives. Neuber analysis, multiaxial stress, cyclic
stress-strain behavior, mean and residual stress effects. Selected current research topics, advanced research and design projects.
Not open to students who have passed ME 3228

ME 5432 (3 Credits) Tribology

The theory of fluid film lubrication, including hydrodynamic, externally pressurized and squeeze film
mechanisms of load support in bearings. Fixed and pivot pad thrust bearings; air bearings; journal bearings. Elastohydro dynamic lubrication; boundary lubrication; liquid and solid lubricants. Direct solid contact and rolling element contact bearings. Theories of wear. Design considerations in lubrication and wear.

ME 5433 (3 Credits) Theory of Plasticity

Introduces the physical basis for inelastic behavior and various mathematical descriptions for non-linear
deformation. Provides an overview of plastic deformation in metals, including the role of dislocation behavior in strain hardening and strengthening. Detailed topics include yield surfaces, flow rules, hardening rules and introduction to viscoplastic modeling; emphasis is on finite element computer-based implementation of the concepts and their use in predicting the behavior of structures.
Prerequisite: ME 5410

ME 5440 (3 Credits) Instructor Consent Required, Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems

Topics in Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) including the fundamentals of automated manufacturing systems; production economics; Just-In-Time (JIT) and Shop Floor Control (SFC) techniques; Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and off-line programming; Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), and release and control of the engineering and manufacturing of new products. Advanced design and research projects.

ME 5441 (3 Credits) Instructor Consent Required, Design and Engineering Production Systems

Design and engineering functions of production systems. Decision-Making Process, Economic Analysis, Demand Forecasting, Product and Process Design, Optimization and Linear Programming, Integrated Production and Inventory Control, Production Scheduling, Critical Path Methods (CPM), Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT), and Statistical Quality Control. Advanced design and research projects.

ME 5507 (3 Credits) Engineering Analysis I

Matrix algebra, indicial notation and coordinate transformations. Cartesian and general vectors and tensors, vector and tensor calculus. Partial differential equations: Fourier series, solution procedures to boundary value problems in various domains. Application to the mechanics of continuous media.

ME 5511 (3 Credits) Principles of Optimum Design

Engineering modeling and optimization for graduate students in all areas of engineering. Problem formulation, mathematical modeling, constrained and unconstrained optimization, interior and boundary optima constraint interaction, feasibility and boundedness, model reduction, sensitivity analysis, linear programming, geometric programming, nonlinear programming, and numerical methods in optimization.

ME 5513 (3 Credits) Modern Computational Mechanics

An advanced course in Computational Mechanics with emphasis on modeling problems using Finite Differences and Finite Element techniques. Projects include initial value problems, ordinary differential equations and partial differential equations. Course evaluation is made by the successful completion of several assigned projects.

ME 5520 (3 Credits) Finite Element Methods in Applied Mechanics I

Formulation of finite elements methods for linear static analysis. Development of two and three dimensional continuum elements, axisymmetric elements, plate and shell elements, and heat transfer elements. Evaluation of basic modeling principles including convergence and element distortion. Applications using commercial finite element programs.
Course Equivalents: CE 5164

ME 5521 (3 Credits) Finite Element Methods in Applied Mechanics II

Formulation of finite elements methods for modal and transient analysis. Development of implicit and explicit transient algorithms. Stability and accuracy analysis. Formulation of finite element methods for material and geometric nonlinearities. Development of nonlinear solution algorithms. Applications using commercial finite element code.
Course Equivalents: CE 5166

ME 5895 (1 – 3 Credits) Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering

Classroom and/or laboratory courses in special topics as announced in advance for each semester. The field of study or investigation is to be approved by the Head of the Department before announcement of the course.

ME 6110 (3 Credits) Statistical Thermodynamics

A microscopic development of thermodynamics including statistical ensembles, quantum statistical mechanics, and a comparison of various molecular models.

ME 6130 (3 Credits) Advanced Thermo-Fluids II

Review of governing flow equations, instability and transition, Reynolds averaging and closure approximations, Algebraic turbulence models, Two-equation turbulence models, Large eddy simulations
Turbulence statistics: probability density function and power spectral densities, Energy cascade and intermittency, Turbulent boundary layers including heat transfer, Turbulent free shear flows, Turbulent internal flows (pipes and channels) including heat transfer, Natural convection.

ME 6140 (3 Credits) Convection Heat Transfer
A study of heat transfer to laminar and turbulent boundary layers for both compressible and incompressible fluids. Free convection heat transfer is also investigated.

ME 6160 (3 Credits) Turbines and Centrifugal Machinery

Theory, design and performance of centrifugal and exial flow machinery including turbines, blowers, fans, compressors, superchargers, pumps, fluid couplings and torque converters. A detailed study of the mechanics of the transfer of energy between a fluid and a rotor.
Prerequisite: ME 5320

ME 6170 (3 Credits) Combustion and Air Pollution Engineering

Review of thermodynamics and chemical equilibrium. Introduction to chemical kinetics. Studies of combustion processes, including diffusion and premixed flames. Combustion of gases, liquid, and solid phases, with emphasis on pollution minimization from stationary and mobile systems. Air pollution measurement and instrumentation.
Course Equivalents: ENVE 5253

ME 6171 (3 Credits) Reaction Engines

Dynamics of gas flow, including heat addition of friction. Thermodynamic analysis of ram-jets, gas turbines and rockets and their components. Principles of propulsion systems. Nuclear, thermoelectric, ionic, and high energy propulsion devices.
Components: Lecture
Prerequisite: ME 5320

ME 6172 (3 Credits) Advanced Internal Combustion Engines

An analytical study of the factors influencing the operation and performance of the internal combustion
engine. Spark-ignition and compression ignition engine theory. Emphasis on the latest analytical and experimental developments.

ME 6173 (3 Credits) Advanced Combustion

Review of thermodynamic properties, transport properties, conservation equations of multicomponent reacting gas. Introduction to chemical kinetics. Classification of combustion waves. Deflagrations, detonations and diffusion flames. Ignition phenomena, droplet and spray combustion and some aspects of turbulent combustion.
Course Equivalents: ENVE 6210

MSE 5301 (3 Credits) Thermodynamics of Materials
Classical thermodynamics with emphasis on solutions and phase equilibria. Applications to unary and multicomponent, reacting and nonreacting, homogeneous and heterogeneous systems, including development of phase diagrams.
MSE 5303 (3 Credits) Diffusion In Solids

Laws of Diffusion for binary and multicomponent systems, as well as for single and multi-phase systems.
Diffusivity measurements and prediction. Modeling of interdiffusion with regard to diffusion couples, high temperature coatings, and gas-solid reactions using equation-solving and finite-difference software.
Course Equivalent: MTGY 303
Prerequisite: MSE 5301

MSE 5305 (3 Credits) Phase Transformations in Solids

Thermodynamics, kinetics and crystallography of phase transformations. Nucleation and growth kinetics. Order-disorder, ferroelectric, and ferromagnetic transformations.

MSE 5307 (3 Credits) Solidification of Metals and Alloys

Thermodynamic and kinetic principles of solidification. Control of structure and properties of pure and
multicomponent materials through casting and solidification processes. Application of solidification
principles to shaped casting, continuous casting, crystal growth and particulate processes.
Prerequisite: MSE 5301

MSE 5308 (3 Credits) Plasticity of Solids

Basic concepts of dislocations and other defects; relationship between basic deformation, thermal processes, and observable macroscopic properties. Strengthening mechanisms, e.g., solid solution hardening, dispersion hardening, and work hardening.

MSE 5309 (3 Credits) Transport Phenomena in Materials Science and Engineering

Mechanisms and quantitative treatment of mass, energy, and momentum transfer will be discussed in the context of materials science and engineering applications. Increasingly complex and open-ended applications will be used to illustrate principles of fluid flow; heat conduction, radiation, and diffusion.

MSE 5310 (3 Credits) Instructor Consent Required, Modeling Materials

This course is intended to provide an overview of the theory and practices underlying modern electronic
structure materials computations, primarily density functional theory (DFT). Students involved primarily/partially in materials computations, as well as those focused on experimental materials research wishing to learn about DFT techniques will benefit from this course.

MSE 5311 (3 Credits) Mechanical Properties of Materials

Mechanics of deformation and fracture; dislocation theory; strength of ductile and brittle materials;
toughness; strengthening mechanisms; toughening mechanisms; creep mechanisms; fatigue crack initiation and propagation; reliability and lifetime prediction.

MSE 5313 (3 Credits) Theory of the Solid State

Modern theory of metals. Review of quantum theory, elementary wave mechanics, the free electron theory of metals, and the elementary band theory of solids. Crystallography, specific heat, dielectrics, magnetism, electrical conductivity.

MSE 5316 (3 Credits) Fracture and Fatigue of Materials

Ductile and brittle fracture, fatigue, stress corrosion, and creep rupture. Failure analysis.

MSE 5317 (3 Credits) Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Materials

Crystal structures and interatomic forces, lattice vibrations, thermal, acoustic, and optical properties.
Semiconductors, dielectric properties, magnetism, and magnetic properties, superconductivity. Device

MSE 5320 (3 Credits) Investigation of Special Topics

Special courses or individual readings

MSE 5322 (3 Credits) Materials Characterization

A review of the principal experimental methods used to reveal the microstructure and chemistry of materials. Diffraction techniques: x-ray, electron, neutron and proton scattering. Photon probes: photon microscopies, x-ray topography and XPS. Electron probes: SEM, TEM, EDX, EELS, AES. Atom and ion probes: RBS, SIMS, FIM, PIXE. Scanned probe microscopies

MSE 5323 (3 Credits) Transmission Electron Microscopy

Electron beam-specimen interactions. Basics of electron microscopes. Diffraction: theory, types of patterns and interpretation. Imaging: diffraction contrast, phase contrast and other techniques. Spectrometry: x-ray microanalysis and electron energy-loss spectrometry.
Prerequisite: MSE 5322 or consent of instructor

MSE 5325 (3 Credits) Equilibrium Relationships in Multi-Phase Systems

Thermodynamics of phase equilibria and phase diagram prediction for binary, ternary and n-component systems. Interpretation of phase diagram sections and projections. Application of multicomponent phase diagrams to alloy and process design.
Prerequisite: MSE 5301

MSE 5334 (3 Credits) Structure and Defects in Materials

Structure of amorphous and vitreous materials. Crystallography: translation symmetry and lattices, point and space groups, use of the International Tables for Crystallography, examples of simple crystal structures. Defects in materials: point defects, line defects, planar defects, homophase and heterophase interfaces. Distributions of structure and defects: an introduction to microstructure.

MSE 5335 (3 Credits) High Temperature Materials

Strength-determining factors in advanced alloys, ceramics and composites. Role of material chemistry and microstructure. High temperature creep and crack growth. Oxidation. Thermomechanical behavior.

MSE 5337 (3 Credits) Materials Processing

Principles of powder preparation. Colloidal processing. Powder characterization. Consolidation and sintering of metals and ceramics. Microstructural evolution. Composites and coatings processing. Structure-property relations.

MSE 5343 (3 Credits) Corrosion

Mechanisms, characteristics and types of corrosion. Test methods and evaluation of corrosion resistance. Suitability of metals, ceramics, and organic materials in corrosive environments. Oxidation and other high temperature gas-metal reactions.

MSE 5345 (3 Credits) Theory of Electrochemical Processes

Theory and measurement of irreversible electrochemical processes at metal electrolyte interfaces. Mixed potential theory. Mass transport phenomena. Apparatus, techniques, and interpretation of experimental measurements. Applications to metallographic etching, phase extraction and electroanalytical techniques. Scientific development of corrosion-resistant alloys.

MSE 5364 (3 Credits) Advanced Composites

Mechanical properties, analysis and modeling of composite materials. The properties treated include
stiffness, strength, fracture toughness, fatigue strength and creep resistance as they relate to fiber,
whisker, particulate, and laminated composites.
Components: Lecture

MSE 5366 (3 Credits) Alloy Casting Processes

Principles and practices of alloy solidification and casting processes are discussed and applied in the
context of sand, investment, permanent mold and die casting; continuous and direct chill casting;
electroslag and vacuum arc remelting; crystal growth; rapid solidification; and laser coating.

MSE 5700 (3 Credits) Instructor Consent Required, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

A broad introduction to the field of biomaterials and tissue engineering. Presents basic principles of
biological, medical, and material science as applied to implantable medical devices, drug delivery systems and artificial organs.
Course Equivalents: BME 5700
Not open to students who have taken BME 4710

MSE 6401 (1 Credits) Graduate Seminars in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering

Presentations by invited guest speakers on topics of current interest in various areas of Metallurgy and
Materials Engineering. Students in this course receive a grade of S (Satisfactory) or U (Unsatisfactory).
Components: Seminar