All these courses are available to graduate students in the Graduate Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Program, and with special permission for non-matriculated students and advanced undergraduate students.
Prospective graduate students and non-matriculated students, please reach out to the Graduate Program Director, Professor Jerry Shan via email or at his office hours every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:30 pm via WebEx
Undergraduate students, please request a special permission number following this link.
Note that all graduate courses are offered in remote instruction or online during the Fall 2020 Semester
16:650:504 ADVANCED CONTROLS
Anything that moves as intended requires controls of its dynamics. This course covers the key topics of advanced modern control design, which includes state-space representation, stability, controllability and state feedback, observability and state estimation, optimal LQR / LQG regulators. These techniques are applied to aerospace and/or robotic examples through a project. Extensive use of MATLAB/Simulink will be required.
16:650:530 FLUIDS I
This course focuses on the physical properties of fluids together with the fundamental equations of motion, kinematics, dimensional analysis, and dynamic similarity. In addition, exact solutions to viscous flows, incompressible boundary layer equations, and applications for 2D ideal flows, are described. During this course, an introduction to turbulence is provided.
16:650:531 ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: FUNDAMENTALS AND APPS
This course provides a comprehensive overview of various additive manufacturing (AM) techniques, fundamental physics, material science, and process models of major AM techniques, and existing and emerging applications of AM. This course is part of the curriculum for the Master’s Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing, as well as the stand-alone certificate in Additive Manufacturing.
16:650:550 MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
This course provides a critical examination and application of the theories and methods for evaluating stresses and deformations of mechanical components and structures under static and dynamic loading.
16:650:554 MECHANICS OF CONTINUA
This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of continuum mechanics, including stress and strain, kinematics, balance laws, and material symmetry. Applications to theories of elasticity, plasticity, fracture, viscoelasticity, and classical fluid dynamics are also described.
16:650:562 CTEC1 DISCOVERY TO BUSINESS MODEL-Lecture
The goal of this course is to develop the next generator of entrepreneurs while building high growth, technology-based companies for the future. Students will learn a structured process to evaluate technologies for commercial viability. It introduces an approach to technology commercialization, called “the algorithm.” The algorithm was originally designed to move technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace, but it increasingly demonstrates broader usefulness in the discovery and exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities.
16:650:563 CTEC1 DISCOVERY TO BUSINESS MODEL-Practicum
Lab associated with CTEC1 course.
This course introduces analytical methods in steady and transient heat conduction in solids; finite difference and finite volume methods in heat conduction.
16:650:606:91 COMMERCIAL AEROSPACE ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS
The first half of the course covers all aspects of aircraft accident investigations. Explains the investigation procedures required by the NTSB and ICAO. Covers basic investigation techniques, aeronautical and structural knowledge useful to investigators. Includes information on the investigation of in-flight fires, electrical circuitry, and composite structure failure, as well as, wreckage distribution, structural investigation, aircraft systems, aircraft recorders, human factors and crash survivability. Also covers analysis, investigation management and report writing.
The second half of the course will look at case studies, accident and incident data bases and how information gathered from accidents and incidents is used to improve aviation safety. It covers how regulations are changed and methods for analyzing cost vs. risk/benefit and how it is used.
16:650:606:01-90 DRONES: FUNDAMENTALS & APPLICATIONS
This course covers the fundamentals and applications of drones. Among other topics, the course will cover design, analysis, and fabrication of a custom drone (or a related system), fundamentals of control, propulsion and performance, subjects in general aviation relevant to drone operators, applications such as aerial imagery and 3D photogrammetry.
16:650:606:02-90 SMART MANUFACTURING AND CYBERSECURITY
This course offers an introduction to the concepts of emerging smart manufacturing (a.k.a., Industry 4.0), including advanced manufacturing processes, smart sensors, 5G communications, data integration, data analytics (e.g., machine learning), edge computing, and advanced controls. Manufacturing cybersecurity in the connected machines and robots are also introduced with applications to different manufacturing sectors.
16:650:608 SEMINAR in MAE
Weekly lectures by invited speakers from universities, industry, and government laboratories on current research topics in mechanical and aerospace engineering.
16:650:634 COMPRESSIBLE FLOW
This course dives into advanced areas of fluid mechanics to address linear and nonlinear theory of one-dimensional inviscid unsteady motion, compression and expansion waves, shock tube, and wave interactions. In addition, two-dimensional inviscid steady motion, including linearized subsonic and supersonic flows together with boundary layer theory of compressible fluids, is included in this course.
This advanced solid mechanics course provides a thorough analysis of the mechanics of inelastic behavior of materials, including plasticity, viscoelasticity and micromechanics. Topics such as yield criteria, flow hardening rules, Drucker’s postulates, multi-axial theories, and boundary-value problems are described. In addition, rheological models, creep compliances and relaxation moduli, complex moduli, rheologically simple materials, are introduced. Finally, a micromechanical perspective is provided through dislocation theories, crystal plasticity, Eshelby’s solution for an inclusion, mechanics of phase transformation.