Courses

  • ME 306 – Computer Aided Engineering (Sp 2015 only)
    • Students learn to develop and utilize computer software to solve difficult engineering problems.
    • Topics covered include: root finding, optimization, numerical differentiation/integration, matrix operations, solutions to simultaneous equations, and numerical solutions to differential equations
  • ME 352 – Instrumentation and Measurements
    • Students learn to quantify the quality of measurement data as well as gain the ability to perform a variety of experiments using modern instruments.
    • Topics covered include: data acquisition, sampling theory, uncertainty analysis, pressure measurements, fluid velocity and flow measurements, strain gauges, displacement and acceleration measurements, and thermal measurements.
  • ME 401AR – Aerodynamics
    • Students learn to estimate the aerodynamic effects on a variety of shapes.
    • Topics covered include: inviscid flow, airfoils, thin airfoil theory, lift and drag, wings of finite span
  • ME 401ID – Intermediate Dynamics
    • Students learn to create and simulate complex rigid body dynamic models using Kane’s method.
    • Topics covered include: directUntitledion cosine matrices, complex rotations, rigid body kinematics, inertia dyadics, generalized coordinates/speeds, Kane’s equations, and differential equation simulations.
  • ME 457 – Mechatronics System Design
    • Students learn to apply rotation_test_stand2instrumentation and feedback control theory to mechanical and electronic systems.
    • Topics covered include: microcontrollers, sensor communication, data filtering, state estimation and data fusion, feedback control systems, experimental gain tuning, and actuator control.
  • ME 401 – Robotics System Identification
    • Students investigate practical system identification techniques focused with a focus on actual experimentation-based discovery
    • Topics covered include: input design, least squares parameter estimation, maximum likelihood estimation, residual analysis, and real-time estimation strategies.