Undergraduate courses

The following courses, numbered 0900-6999, are offered for undergraduate credit. Courses numbered 7000-9999, which are offered for graduate credit only, may be found in the graduate bulletin. Courses in the following list numbered 5000-6999 may be taken for graduate credit unless specifically restricted to undergraduate students by individual course limitations. For interpretation of numbering system, signs and abbreviations, see the Wayne State Undergraduate Bulletin.

NOTE: All 3000- and 4000-level courses are open only to Engineering students.

2200 Thermodynamics. Cr. 3

Prereq: BE 1500, MAT 2020, PHY 2175, with pre/coreq: BE 1300/1310. No credit after M E 2210. Transformation of heat energy to other energy forms. Basic concepts and laws of thermodynamics. Thermodynamic properties and processes for simple substances. Applications to power and refrigeration cycles. (F,W)

2410 Statics. (C E 2410) Cr. 3

Prereq: BE 1500, MAT 2020 and PHY 2175. Basic concepts and principles of statics with applications to Newton's Laws of Motion to engineering problems. Forces, moments, equilibrium, couples, free body diagrams, trusses, frames, fluid statics, friction, area and mass moment of inertia. (Y)

2420 Elementary Mechanics of Materials. (C E 2420) Cr. 3

Prereq: ME 2410 or CE 2410. Elastic relationships between external forces acting on deformable bodies and the associated stresses and deformations; structural members subjected to axial load, torsion, and bending; column buckling; combined stresses; repeated loads; unsymmetrical bending. (Y)

2500 Numerical Methods Using MATLAB Cr. 2

Prereq: BE 1500, MAT 2030, with MAT 2150 as pre/corequisite. Developing numerical solutions for engineering problems using MATLAB. Evaluation of alternative approaches to the numerical solutions in terms of accuracy and efficiency. (Y)

3300 Fluid Mechanics: Theory and Laboratory. Cr. 4

Prereq: ME 2410, B E 2550 or ME 2500. Open only to students enrolled in professional engineering programs. Introduction to the nature and physical properties of fluids, statics, equation of motion, incompressible inviscid flow, dimensional analysis, incompressible one-dimensional compressible channel flow. Experiments to supplement lectures. (F,W)

3400 Dynamics. Cr. 3

Prereq: ME 2410, ME 2500, MAT 2150. Open only to students enrolled in professional engineering programs. Basic concepts and principles of dynamics with application of Newton's Laws of Motion to engineering problems. Kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid and variable-mass bodies. Equations of motion, impulse-momentum, impact and work-energy principles. (F,W)

3450 Manufacturing Processes I. (I E 3450) Cr. 3

Prereq: BE 1500, ME 2420, BE 1300/1310. Open only to students enrolled in professional engineering programs. A study of the field of manufacturing processes from a mechanical engineering design standpoint. Topics include: processing of metals, polymers and ceramics, and computer-aided manufacturing. Material Fee As Indicated In The Schedule of Classes (F,W)

4150 Design of Machine Elements. Cr. 4

Prereq: ME 3450, BE 2100. Open only to students enrolled in professional engineering programs. Static body stresses, strain and deflection, failure theories, introduction to impact loading and fatigue. Design of common mechanical elements: threaded fasteners, rivets, welding and bonding, springs, lubrication and sliding bearings, rolling element bearings. Material Fee As Indicated In The Schedule of Classes (F,W)

4210 Heat Transfer: Theory and Laboratory. Cr. 4

Prereq: ME 3300, ENG 3050. Open only to students enrolled in professional engineering programs. Fundamental concepts and basic modes of heat transfer. General equation of heat conduction, steady state heat conduction on one and more dimensions. Transient heat conduction. Heat transfer by radiation, Kirchoff's law and the black body. Radiation between diffuse surfaces. Radiation from gases, vapors and flames. Introduction to heat convection; concept of heat transfer coefficient and Nusselt number. Lab experiments to supplement lectures. Material Fee As Indicated In The Schedule of Classes

4300 Thermal Fluid Systems Design. Cr. 4

Prereq: ME 4210, ENG 3060. Open only to students enrolled in professional engineering programs. (Note: M E 4300 and M E 4500 cannot be taken concurrently.) Design of thermal-fluid systems to meet system performance requirements, computer-aided design, system simulation, design optimization including investment economics. Material Fee As Indicated In The Schedule of Classes (F,W)

4410 Vibrations: Theory and Laboratory. Cr. 4

Prereq: ME 3400, ENG 3050. Open only to students enrolled in professional engineering programs. Fundamentals of dynamic principles, energy relation and Rayleigh's principle. Undamped and damped free vibration of one degree of freedom systems. Forced vibrations with harmonic excitation. Vibration isolation, critical speed of shafting. Experiments to supplement theory. Material Fee As Indicated In The Schedule of Classes (F,W)

4420 Dynamic Modeling and Control of Engineering System. Cr. 4

Prereq: ME 3400. Mathematical modeling of linear, lumped, time-invariant systems, open and closed loop systems, single-input-single-output system design using root locus method. (F,W)

4500 (WI) (ST) Mechanical Engineering Design II. (M E 5500) Cr. 4

Prereq: ME 4150, ENG 3060, BE 2550 or ME 2500, with ME 4410 as a pre/corequisite. Open only to students enrolled in professional engineering programs. (Note: M E 4300 and M E 4500 cannot be taken concurrently.) Students work in teams on a semester-long open-ended design project in which elements and subsystems are synthesized into larger systems. Formal written report required at the end of the project. Where applicable, hardware will be fabricated and tested. Material Fee As Indicated In The Schedule of Classes (F,W)

5000 Engineering Analysis I. Cr. 4

Prereq: MAT 2150 and senior standing. Applications of ordinary differential equations. The method of Frobenius, Bessel functions, Legendre polynomials. Orthogonality of characteristic functions. Fourier series and Fourier integrals. Characteristics and solutions of partial differential equations. Method of separation or variations. Applications to initial and boundary value problems in engineering. Material Fee As Indicated In The Schedule of Classes (F)

5010 Engineering Analysis II. Cr. 4

Basic operations of complex numbers. Analytic functions and Cauchy-Riemann conditions. Cauchy and Goursat theorem. Residue theorem. Conformal mapping and its applications. Schwarz-Christoffel transformation. Basic properties of the Laplace transformation. Convolution integral. Applications to mechanical and electrical engineering problems. Material Fee As Indicated In The Schedule of Classes (W)

5040 Finite Element Methods I. Cr. 4

Introduction to finite element methods. Review of equations from solid mechanics, variational methods, potential energy principles. Displacement-based formulation of bar, beam, plane strain and plane stress elements. Isoparametric element formulation. Assembly of elements and solution of global stiffness equations. Detailed examples of problems from structural analysis and solid mechanics. Computer laboratory sessions using the MSC/Nastran and Altair Hypermesh computer codes.

5100 (BME 5010) Engineering Physiology. (CHE 5100) (ECE 5100) (I E 5100) Cr. 4

The basic principles of human physiology presented from the engineering viewpoint. Bodily functions, their regulation and control discussed in quantitative terms and illustrated by simple mathematical models when feasible. (F,W)

5120 Fundamentals of Alternative Energy Technology. (AET 5120) Cr. 4

Input-output analysis, thermodynamic efficiency and availability, energy balances, economics and environmental considerations. Fuel cell examined from energy efficiency perspective. Photovoltaics, wind power, biomass conversion technologies. (W)

5160 (BME 5210) Musculoskeletal Biomechanics. Cr. 4

Prereq: BME 5010 or BME 6550 or BMS 5550. Structure and properties of the major tissue components of the musculoskeletal system and evaluation of how tissues combine to provide support and motion to the body. (W)

5170 (BME 5570) Design of Human Rehabilitation Systems. (ECE 5170) (I E 5170) Cr. 4

Design, fabrication and testing of customized hardware to aid handicapped patients. (F)

5180 (BME 5370) Introduction to Biomaterials. (MSE 5180) Cr. 4

Prereq: B E 1300, BME 5010 or BMS 5550. Introduction to study of both biological materials (bone, muscle, etc.) and materials for medical applications. Topics include tissue properties and effects of pathology, biocompatability, and design considerations. (Y)

5250 Alternative Energy Technology System and Design. (AET 5250) Cr. 4

Topics such as: batteries, flywheels, capacitors, motors, controllers, power management, heat dissipation, systems containment, manufacturing processes, systems dynamics. Lectures and design projects. (F)

5300 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics. Cr. 4

Introduction to continua. Integral and differential equations of motion. Ideal flow theory. Flow over blunt bodies. Introduction to boundary layer. Sound waves. Compressible flows.

5330 Advanced Thermal Fluid System Design. Cr. 4

Prereq: ME 4210, ENG 3060, and senior standing in AGRADE program. Design of thermal fluid systems to meet system performance requirements, system simulation, design optimization and economics limitations. Material Fee As Indicated In The Schedule of Classes

5360 Introduction to Computational Biofluidics and Heat Transfer. Cr. 4

Basic numerical techniques for biofluidics and its applications. Use of techniques to improve surgical procedures; analysis of biofluidics applied to understanding disease. (F)

5400 Dynamics II. Cr. 4

Kinematics and rigid bodies in space. Classical particle solutions: central force, motion on a surface of revolution, spherical pendulum. Energy and momentum integrals. Equations of motion in general rotating coordinate frames. Euler angles, angular momentum and kinetic energy of rigid bodies. Fixed point motion, steady solutions. Applications to spatial motions of rigid bodies. Hamilton's Principle and Lagrange's equations of motion. Material Fee As Indicated In The Schedule of Classes (F)

5410 Vibrations II. Cr. 4

Multidegree-of-freedom systems. Eigenvectors and eigenvalues and orthogonality of normal modes. Mode-summation method. Solution to forced vibrations by Laplace transforms, numerical methods and Continuous Systems Modeling Program (CSMP). Rayleigh's principle and Dunkerley formula for approximate frequencies. Torsional geared and branched systems. Lagrange's equations. Vibration of continuous systems: longitudinal and transverse vibrations of beams; torsional vibrations, vibrating string and membranes. (F)

5425 Analysis of Vibration Movements and Instrumentation. Cr. 4

Basic tools and instrumentation, such as spectral analyzers to measure and analyze vibration time histories of excitation and response signals (stationary or non-stationary) in the time and frequency domains. Fast Fourier transform, frequency time analyses. Material Fee As Indicated In The Schedule of Classes (B)

5440 Industrial Noise Control. Cr. 4

Nature and origin of noise in mechanical systems and design for their control. Measurement of sound pressure levels, sound power levels, sound intensity levels, reverberation time, absorption coefficients of materials.

5453 Automotive Manufacturing System and Processes. Cr. 4

Understanding auto body development from sheet metal to assembly; process design principles and methodology. (Y)

5460 Fundamentals in Acoustics and Noise Control. Cr. 4

Videotapes and multimedia materials on sound generation, propagation and interaction with solid boundaries. Fundamental theories of sound radiation and control; solving practical engineering noise and vibration problems. (B:F)

5470 Creative Problem Solving in Design and Manufacturing. Cr. 4

Concepts of laws of natural development of engineering systems. Algorithm for inventive (creative) problem-solving (AIPS-85). Creative use of physical and geometrical effects in design of mechanical and manufacturing systems. Concepts of strength, stiffness, vibratory effects, reliability in mechanical design.

5500 (M E 4500) (WI) (ST) Advanced Engineering Design. Cr. 4

Prereq: ME 4150, ENG 3060, BE 2550 or ME 2500, with ME 4410 as pre/corequisite. Open only to AGRADE students. Team work on semester-long project, design concepts to be developed using various design theories, students perform patent literature search, design, fabricate and test prototypes. Final written report and public presentation required. Satisfies Writing Intensive course requirement. Material Fee As Indicated In The Schedule of Classes (F,W)

5580 Computer-Aided Mechanical Design. Cr. 4

Aspects of constraint-based solid modeling and parametric modeling using software such as Unigraphics, Solid Edge, I-DEAS, Pro-E. Building intelligent solid models, application to data management and sheet metal design. Introduction to computer-aided simulation and manufacturing. (S)

5600 Advanced Mechanics of Materials. Cr. 4

Force method. Displacement methods. The three-moment equation. Euler formulas for columns. Column formulas for concentric and eccentric loadings. Energy methods and applications. Unsymmetrical bending of beams. Shear center. Bending of curved bars. Thick-walled cylinders. Torsion of non-cylinders. Rotating discs. Torsion of non-circular shafts. Membrane analogy. (W)

5610 Experimental Mechanics of Materials. Cr. 4

Experimental characterization of mechanical behavior. Instrumentation and measurement of load, strain, deflection, etc., characterization of creep, fracture toughness, dynamic-mechanical response (damping and vibration). Statistical analysis of data. (W)

5620 Fracture Mechanics in Engineering Design. Cr. 4

Linear and nonlinear fracture mechanics principles and their applications to structural design. Stress-intensity factors, J-integral, CTOD concepts to develop fracture control plans.

5700 Fundamentals of Mechanics. Cr. 4

Classical mechanics (Lagrangian and Hamiltonian applications); thermodynamics (derivation of thermodynamic laws from mechanics); continuum kinematics and basics of tensor analysis; continuum mechanics (basic laws; thermodynamics of continuum media; classical continuum models). Material Fee As Indicated In The Schedule of Classes (F)

5720 Mechanics of Composite Materials. Cr. 4

Analytical modeling of micromechanical and macromechanical behavior of composite materials. Stiffness, strength, hydrothermal effects, laminate analysis, viscoelastic and dynamic behavior. Experimental characterization of mechanical behavior. (F)

5730 Tribology and Lubrication Technology. Cr. 4

Friction, wear, and lubrication fundamentals: wear mechanisms, application of coatings, surface engineering fundamentals. (Y)

5780 (B E 5780) Products Liability Introduction for Engineers. (I E 5780) Cr. 1

Application of engineering practice to minimize products liability exposure. Stages of a products liability lawsuit; how engineers may e involved at different stages of the process. (Y)

5800 Combustion Engines. Cr. 4

Thermodynamics and cycle analysis of spark ignition, compression ignition, and gas turbine engines. Combustion processes in actual systems, performance characteristics, combustion abnormalities. Analysis of intake, fuel and exhaust systems. (F)

5810 Combustion and Emissions. Cr. 4

Prereq: M E 5800; or consent of instructor. Fundamentals of emission formation in combustion systems, wall quenching and imperfect combustion, unburned hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, aldehydes, nitrogen oxides, species stratification in the combustion chamber, particulates. Effect of design parameters and engine operating variables on emission formation. Emission controls and instrumentation.

5820 Thermal Environmental Engineering. Cr. 4

Design and analysis of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems. Moist air properties calculations, heat transfer and transmission coefficients, heating load, cooling load, heating equipment and cooling equipment, duct design, fans, air distribution, systems design and analysis, refrigeration principles. (S)

5900 National Design Competition Projects. Cr. 1-4 (Max. 6)

Prereq: written consent of director of undergraduate studies or graduate students' adviser. (T)

5990 Directed Study. Cr. 1-4 (Max. 6)

Prereq: senior or graduate standing; seniors: written consent of adviser and chairperson; graduates: written consent of adviser, chairperson, and Engineering Graduate Office for Master's students. Open only to seniors and graduate students. (T)

5992 Research Experiences for Undergraduates. Cr. 1-4 (Max. 6)

Prereq: written consent of instructor and director of undergraduate studies. (I)

5995 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering I. Cr. 1-4 (Max. 8)

Maximum of eight credits in special topics may be elected in any one degree program. Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes. (I)

6180 (BME 6480) Biomedical Instrumentation. (ECE 6180) (I E 6180) Cr. 4

Prereq: ECE 3300, BME 5010 or BMS 5550, and BME 5020. Engineering principles of physiological measurements. Signal conditioning equipment, amplifiers, recorders and transducers. Recent advances. (F)

6450 Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Methods. (I E 6450) Cr. 4

Review of novel manufacturing processes, methods and systems; emphasis on optimum design for manufacturability, technical, economic, and industrial limitations. Elements of computer-aided manufacturing, and numerical methods application. (W)

6550 Modeling and Control of Dynamic Systems. Cr. 4

Modeling and analysis of physical systems comprised of interconnected mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and thermal devices; bond graphs; introduction to state-space equations and closed loop system dynamics. Material Fee As Indicated In The Schedule of Classes (W)

6991 Internship in Industry. Cr. 1-4 (Max. 4)

Offered for S and U grades only. Written report describing internship experience. (T)

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