Mechanical Engineering Department

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MCE 102 Technical Writing & Professional Communication (4-0-4). Prerequisites: ENG 101. Technical writing as a process for organized expression of ideas and knowledgeable opinion; oral presentation and writing of letters, reports, memos, and proposals for effective communication; utilization of word-processing software to assist in the writing process.



MCE 255 Computer Aided Engineering Design (4-0-4). Prerequisites: None. Integration of computer-aided design with computer-aided manufacturing and engineering; introduction to optimum design.



MCE 305 Kinematics (4-0-4). Prerequisites: ESC 202. Displacements, velocities, accelerations in mechanisms; cam design; dynamics of machinery.



MCE 324 Heat Transfer I (4-0-4). Prerequisites: ESC 250, ESC 301, ESC 321. Steady and unsteady conduction in one- and two- dimensions; forced convection, internal and external flows; heat exchangers; introduction to radiation; elements of thermal system design.



MCE 367 Machine Design (4-0-4). Prerequisite: MCE 211. Design of machine elements under static and fatigue loading; design and application of gearing; force analysis of spur, helical, bevel and worm gears; design of gears for static and fatigue loading; use of keys, pins, and splines to attach gears to shafts.



MCE 371 Vibrations (4-0-4). Prerequisite: ESC 250; Corequisite: MCE 305. Study of vibration and shock problems in machinery and machine design.



MCE 380 Instrumentation and Measurements Laboratory (2-3-3). Prerequisites: ESC 315. Corequisite: MCE 324. Introduction to engineering measurements, standards and calibration, sensors and measurement system characteristics, signal conditioning and digital signal processing, instrumentation interfacing concepts, and measurement errors.



MCE 403/503 Modeling and Simulation of Mechatronic Systems (3-1-4). Prerequisites: MCE 441 or graduate standing. In this course, we will learn how to obtain accurate dynamics models of mechanical, thermal, electrical and mixed systems using modern tools. The Bond Graph methodology will be used, together with the latest concepts in object-oriented modeling and automatic equation generation. The course is 75% theoretical and 25% project work in the laboratory. The Mechatronics Instruction Lab is equipped with a computer-controlled, high-precision linear positioning stage, which will be used as a tool for validating a complete model obtained with the methods presented in class.



MCE 421/521 Applied Thermodynamics (4-0-4). Prerequisite: ESC 321. Selected thermodynamic cycles applied to real machines and systems; chemical reaction; dissociation phenomena; selected topics in classical thermodynamics.


MCE 424 Applied Heat Transfer (4-0-4). Prerequisite: MCE 324. Convective heat and mass transfer analogies, free convection, phase change, radiation in enclosure and gaseous media, mass diffusion, thermal systems analysis and design (including heat exchangers, heat pipes, solar systems, humidifiers).


MCE 425 HVAC (3-0-3). Prerequisite: MCE 324. Design of heating, air-conditioning, and total-energy systems to provide thermal environments for building structures ranging in scope from single residence to integrated commercial, apartment, or industrial complexes. Course includes factors affecting human comfort, psychrometrics, heating and air-conditioning systems, heat pumps, geothermal systems, and utilization of solar energy; computer simulation of transient and steady-state heating and cooling loads in buildings; the selection of controls and appropriate equipment size.


MCE 430 Applied Fluid Mechanics (4-0-4). Prerequisite: ESC 301. Navier-Stokes equations and boundary layer analysis; introduction to compressible flow; fundamentals of turbomachinery; propulsion systems; fluid systems analysis and design.



MCE 441 Introduction to Linear Control Systems (4-0-4). Prerequisites: ESC 350, MCE 371. Introduction to mathematical modeling and design of systems using one- and two-port devices; controller design; stability analysis; root locus techniques; Bode diagrams; transient and steady-state response and design of closed loop control systems.



MCE 444/544 Applied Combustion Processes (4-0-4). Prerequisites: MCE 324, MCE 421. Review of chemical kinetics; conservation equations for multicomponent reacting systems; premixed laminar and turbulent flames.


MCE 445/545 Modern Controls (4-0-4). Prerequisite: MCE 441. Classical design of control systems; state space analysis; state space design of regulator systems; linear quadratic regulator problem; optimal observer design; computer simulation of control systems.


MCE 446/546 Principles of Turbo-Machinery (4-0-4). Prerequisite: MCE ESC301, ESC 321. Derivation of fluid and thermodynamic relations along with passage losses for turbomachinery. Applications include analysis and design of axial and radial flow turbines, compressors, and pumps.


MCE 450 Design Project I (2-0-2). Prerequisite: Completion of Junior year in MCE. Course requires the preparation of an engineering system design or project proposal covering problem identification, conceptual design, and the schedule of work required to carry out the project. (Projects are carried out in MCE 451 in a subsequent term.) Concurrent seminars on methodology, decision-making, and design evaluations. Writing.


MCE 451 Design Project II (2-0-2). Prerequisite: MCE 450. Execution of engineering system project planned in MCE 450, Engineering Design Seminar. Formal report required. Writing.



MCE 465/565 Advanced Machine Analysis (4-0-4). Prerequisite: MCE 367. Finite Element analysis of stresses and deflections in complex mechanical systems under static and dynamic loading. Integrating modeling techniques with 2D- and 3D-CAD systems for inputting geometric data. Comparisons of finite element results with theoretical and empirical results.


MCE 467/567 Lubrication and Bearing Design (4-0-4). Prerequisites: MCE 367. Study of the theoretical aspects of elastohydrodynamic, hydro­dynamic, and hydrostatic lubrication regimes. Design and analysis of bearings for industrial and aerospace applications.



MCE 482 Machine Systems Lab (2-3-3). Prerequisites: MCE 371, MCE 380. Vibration, sound, and dynamic behavior of machine systems.



MCE 483 Thermal Systems Lab (2-3-3). Prerequisites: MCE 324, MCE 380. Experimentation and analysis of thermal/fluid systems, energy balances, performance measurements of devices and systems, data analysis and correlation, elements of experimental design.


MCE 484 Mech. Systems Conrol Lab (2-3-3). Prerequisites: MCE 380, MCE441. Application of linear control theory to experimental study of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic control systems, simulation of control systems.


MCE 485 Fluid Power Lab (2-3-3). Prerequisites: ESC 301, MCE 371, MCE 380. Introduction to hydraulic and pneumatic fluid power components and systems, design of fluid power systems, analysis of components and systems, experimental verification of system modeling.



MCE 501 Mechanical Engineering Analysis (4-0-4). Mathematical modeling/analysis of physical systems; boundary value problems. Fourier series and integrals; diffusion equation, Sturm-Liouville theory; Wave equation, D' Alembert's solution; Bessel and Legendre functions.



MCE 503/403 Modeling and Simulation of Mechatronic Systems (3-1-4). In this course, we will learn how to obtain accurate dynamics models of mechanical, thermal, electrical and mixed systems using modern tools. The Bond Graph methodology will be used, together with the latest concepts in object-oriented modeling and automatic equation generation. The course is 75% theoretical and 25% project work in the laboratory. The Mechatronics Instruction Lab is equipped with a computer-controlled, high-precision linear positioning stage, which will be used as a tool for validating a complete model obtained with the methods presented in class.



MCE 504 Continuum Mechanics (4-0-4). General discussion of Cartesian tensors. Application to the mechanics of linear and nonlinear continua. Unified analysis of stress and deformations in solids and fluids.



MCE 509 Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering (4-0-4). Advanced numerical methods for solving parabolic, elliptic, and hyperbolic partial differential equations; convergence and stability criteria; grid generation; special mesh systems and orthogonal coordinate systems; computer applications.



MCE 512 Advanced Vibrations I (4-0-4). Study of multi-degree-of-freedom and continuous systems; modal analysis and modal summation methods; wave equation solution for strings, rods, beams, and plates; approximate and energy method solutions; introduction to finite element solution techniques.



MCE 521/421 Applied Thermodynamics (4-0-4). Selected thermodynamic cycles applied to real machines and systems; chemical reaction; dissociation phenomena; selected topics in classical thermodynamics.



MCE 544/444 Applied Combustion Processes (4-0-4). Review of chemical kinetics; conservation equations for multicomponent reacting systems; premixed laminar and turbulent flames.


MCE 545/445 Modern Controls (4-0-4). Classical design of control systems; state space analysis; state space design of regulator systems; linear quadratic regulator problem; optimal observer design; computer simulation of control systems.


MCE 546/446 Principles of Turbo-Machinery (4-0-4). Derivation of fluid and thermodynamic relations along with passage losses for turbomachinery. Applications include analysis and design of axial and radial flow turbines, compressors, and pumps.



MCE 550 Advanced Dynamics (4-0-4). Lagrangian dynamics; Hamilton's and D'Alembert's principles; autonomous and nonautonomous systems; behavior of conservative and non-conservative systems; approximate solutions; perturbation methods of solution; study of damping.



MCE 565/465 Advanced Machine Analysis (4-0-4). Finite Element analysis of stresses and deflections in complex mechanical systems under static and dynamic loading. Integrating modeling techniques with 2D- and 3D-CAD systems for inputting geometric data. Comparisons of finite element results with theoretical and empirical results.


MCE 567/467 Lubrication and Bearing Design (4-0-4). Study of the theoretical aspects of elastohydrodynamic, hydro­dynamic, and hydrostatic lubrication regimes. Design and analysis of bearings for industrial and aerospace applications.



MCE 580 Finite Element Analysis I (4-0-4). Introduction to calculus of variations. virtual work, complementary virtual work, potential energy, complementary energy, and Castigliano theorems; approximate methods; finite element development and applications.



MCE 603 Interfacing and Control of Mechatronic Systems (2-2-4). Prerequisite: MCE 503. In this course we will apply the modeling, simulation and model validation skills learned in the previous course to specific mechatronic sensors and actuators, as well as extended systems. A variety of sensing and actuation technologies will be explored: piesoelectric, capacitive, magnetostrictive, magneto-rheological and others. An introduction to digital control and transducer interfacing will be offered to enable sutdents to realize practical project work in the laboratory. This course is 50% theory and 50% laboratory. A descriptive introduction to micromechatronics will also be offered.



MCE 610/710 Computational Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer (4-0-4). Prerequisite: MCE 509. Application of advanced numerical methods to current problems in the fluid flow and heat transfer areas; internal and external incompressible and compressible flows; numerical methods for inviscid flow equations; multigrid procedure; computer applications.


MCE 618 Engineering Plasticity (4-0-4). Prerequisite: MCE 504. Yield criteria and application to elastic-plastic and rigid-plastic deformation; flow stress; plastic deformation processes; tribology; thermal effects; analysis by slab method, upper and lower bound on power, and finite element methods.


MCE 622 Energy Conversion (4-0-4). Prerequisite: MCE 509. Nuclear, solar, and chemical-energy conversion techniques. Thermodynamics of power cycles and systems; thermoelectric devices; thermionic generators; MHD systems; fuel cells; photovoltaic cells.



MCE 632/732 Gas Dynamics (4-0-4). Pre- or co-requisite: MCE 501. Generalized one- two-and three-dimensional compressible flows, normal shocks. oblique shocks, flow with friction and heat transfer, method of characteristics, real gas effects.



MCE 638/738 Viscous Flow I (4-0-4). Prerequisite: MCE 501. Derivation and exact solutions of Navier-Stokes equations governing incompressible. laminar viscous flow; applications include non-steady flow. low Reynolds numbers flows, parallel flows, and laminar boundary layer; classification of fluid behavior, rheometry and viscoelastic and time-dependent properties.



MCE 639/739 Viscous Flow II (4-0-4). Prerequisite: MCE 638. Derivation and formulation of compressible fluid flow equations in both integral and differential forms; applications include exact solutions with and without pressure gradients; introduction to turbulence and modeling of turbulent boundary layers; laminar and turbulent flows of non-Newtonian fluids; internal and external flows; boundary layer equations for momentum and energy transport.



MCE 641/741 Convection Heat Transfer (4-0-4). Prerequisite: MCE 638. Convective processes involving heat, momentum, and mass transfer, and their applications. Laminar and turbulent convection heat transfer; internal and external flows.



MCE 642/742 Advanced Conduction Heat Transfer (4-0-4). Prerequisite: MCE 501. Heat transfer by conduction in steady, transient, and periodic states in solids for one-, two-, and three-dimensional problems; applications of various analytical and numerical methods.



MCE 643/743 Radiation Heat Transfer (4-0-4). Prerequisite: MCE 501. Physics of the thermal radiation process; surface properties; exchange factors and networks for heat transfer between surfaces; characteristics of emission and absorption of flames, gases, and the atmosphere; solar radiation.



MCE 644/744 Heat Transfer with Phase Change(4-0-4). Prerequisite: MCE 641. Heat transfer in phase change; nucleate and film boiling mechanisms; pool and forced convection boiling; two-phase flow, flow regimes, and transitions; application to cryogenics and nuclear reactors.



MCE 652/752 Robotics and Machine Vision (4-0-4). Analysis and design of robotic systems used in manufacturing; Sensing Technology; machine vision; digital image processing; image analysis; robot intelligence.



MCE 654/754 Computer Aided Design and Optimization (4-0-4). Prerequisite: MCE 501. Optimum design problem formulation, optimum design concepts, numerical methods for unconstrained and constrained optimum designs; 3-D graphics techniques, non-traditional computing techniques such as artificial neural networks and fuzzy logic, which provide a different approach in engineering design and analysis.



MCE 660/760 Lubrication (4-0-4). Prerequisite: MCE 501. Hydrodynamic lubrication, self- excited instability of hydrodynamic bearings, design optimization. Hydrostatic lubrication with design optimization. Elastohydrodynamic lubrication, calculation of Hertzian contact stresses, and deformation in rolling contact bearings.


MCE 666 Advanced Control of Mechanical Systems (4-0-4). Prerequisite: MCE 503. Design and analysis of multivariable systems using state-variable techniques; introduction to system modeling, observability, controllability, stability, Z transforms, and controller design.



MCE 670/770 Turbomachinery Rotordynamics (4-0-4). Prerequisite: MCE 512. Introduces students to a collection of phenomena and related analysis techniques associated with the dynamics of rotating machinery, e.g., turbines, compressors, pumps, power transmission shafting, etc. Development of adequate, computationally oriented component and system models for the analysis of rotors is presented.



MCE 680 Finite Element Analysis II (4-0-4). Prerequisite: MCE 580. Study of two- and three-dimensional continua; application of finite-element methods to mechanical engineering analysis and design problems.

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Washkewicz College of Engineering
Cleveland State University
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