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List of Courses Available for the Undergrad Program*

CourseTitleCredits
INME 3810Creative Design II2
INME 4001Thermodynamics I3
INME 4002Thermodynamics II3
INME 4005Mechanism Design3
INME 4011Design of Machine Elements I3
INME 4012Design of Machine Elements II3
INME 4015Heat Transfer3
INME 4055Manufacturing Processes3
INME 4056Manufacturing Processes Laboratory1
INME 4057Engineering Design4
INME 4107Material Science and Engineering4
INME 4210System Dynamics3
INME 4235Machine Science Laboratory2
INME 4236Thermal Science Laboratory2

*Undergraduate students in their SENIOR YEAR can enroll in 6000 level courses with the consent of the Director/Academic Counselor and under certain circumstances.

Advanced Undergraduate Courses

 

INME 5005. LUBRICATION

Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: authorization of the Director of the Department.

      • Fundamental principles and concepts of lubrication theory; hydrostatic and hydrodynamic lubrication; examples of journal and thrust bearing design, using both the hydrostatic and hydrodynamic principles; considerations in boundary lubrication.

 

INME 5007. SOLAR ENERGY APPLICATIONS

Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: INME 4015 or INQU 4001 or authorization of the Director of the Department.

      • Fundamentals of solar radiation, its measurement, and methods of estimation. Selected topics on heat transfer relevant to systems design applications of solar energy such as flat plate and focusing collectors, energy storage systems, heating and cooling systems, power systems, and distillation processes.

 

INME 5008. CORROSION (I)

Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: INME 4007 or INME 4107.

      • Electrochemical principles and corrosion mechanisms; protection and prevention of corrosion in metals; the effects of temperature, environment, and metallurgical factors.

 

INME 5015. SELECTED TOPICS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

One to six credit hours. One to six hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: authorization of the Director of the Department.

      • A study of certain selected topics in Mechanical Engineering not covered by other existing courses.

 

INME 5018. MATERIALS FAILURE ANALYSIS (II)

Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: (INME 4012 and INME 4007) or (INME 4012 and INME 4107).

      • Materials science concepts used to identify, correct and prevent failure due to the improper use of materials or to problems in manufacturing processes. In depth study of failure mechanisms such as fatigue, wear, creep, and corrosion.

 

INME 5025. METALS FATIGUE (II)

Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: INME 4007 or INME 4107.

      • Nature of metal fatigue; modern approaches to design of mechanical components for repeated loadings; importance of residual stresses and stress concentrations; analysis of cumulative damage and life prediction; cycle counting and sequence of events.

 

INME 5701. GAS TURBINE PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS I

Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: (INME 4001 and  INGE 4015) or authorization of the Director of the Department. Corequisite: INME 4002 or authorization of the Director of the Department.

      • Application of concepts in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, and compressible flow theory to analysis and design of jet engines. Study of jet engine performance by means of thermodynamic analysis, measurement of pressure, temperature, and velocity parameters and their relation to fuel consumption and thrust output.

 

INME 5702. GAS TURBINE PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS II

Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: INME 5701 and (INME 4002 or authorization of the Director of the Department).

      • Identification and optimization of jet engine components for a well integrated system. Principles of overall system design applied to both design and off-design behavior of turbomachinery, combustion and emissions, acoustics, and operationally stable throttle response. Advanced thermodynamic concepts applied to turbofan optimization.

 

INME 5707. GAS TURBINE SYSTEM OPERATION

Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: INME 4707 or authorization of the Director of the Department.

      • Study of turbomachine components, such as compressors, combustors, turbines and nozzles, as integrated into a system that produces power aircraft. Development of a thermodynamic model for a turbofan engine to investigate design and off-design behavior, and the response to external and internal parameters. Study the influence of design criteria such as structural integrity, emissions, acoustics, and operationally-stable throttle response on the integration process.

 

INME 5711. AEROSPACE STRUCTURAL DESIGN I

Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: INME 4011 or authorization of the Director of the Department.

      • Study and application of the principles of machine design and steady load failure theory toaerospace structures. Design of thin-walled fatigue resistant aerospace structures; analysis of the state of stress and strain in stiffened Shell beams including thermal effects; deformation analysis by the Principle of Virtual Work and Complementary Principle of Virtual Work; and structural dynamics analysis.

 

INME 5712. AEROSPACE STRUCTURAL DESIGN II

Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: INME 5711 or authorization of the Director of the Department.

      • Study of aspects of structural analysis pertinent to the design of flight vehicles. Wing design based on aeroelasticity (wing flutter), wing divergence, vibrational analysis, environmental loads, aerospace materials, bucking of thin-walled compression members. Finite element analysis of elastic structures using the Principle of Virtual Work.

 

INME 5717. ADVANCED AIRCRAFT STRUCTURAL DESIGN

Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: INME 4717 or authorization of the Director of the Department.

      • Application of work and energy principles, and numerical methods, to the design of flight vehicles. Study of deflection and load analysis using the Principle of Virtual Work, Principle of Complementary Virtual Work, analytical weak form solutions, and the finite element formulation. Wing design considering; fatigue, aeroelasticity, divergence,environmental loads, aerospace materials, dynamic stability of thin-walled compression members, and structural dynamics.

 

INME 5995. SPECIAL PROBLEMS

One to six credit hours. One to six hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: authorization of the Director of the Department.

      • Researches and special problems in Mechanical Engineering and related fields.

 

INME 5997. SELECTED TOPICS II

One to six credit hours. One to six hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: authorization of the Director of the Department.

      • Study of selected topics in mechanical engineering or related fields.