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Courses
The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 20002001 and 20012002; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes that have been made to the courses listed here since
this catalog was printed.
A full explanation of course numbers is given in
General Information. In brief, the first digit of a course
number indicates the semester hour value of the course. The second and third digits indicate the rank of the course: if they are 01 through 19, the course is of lowerdivision rank; if 20 through 79, of upperdivision rank;
if 80 through 99, of graduate rank.
General Engineering
Unless otherwise stated in the description below, each
class meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.
General Engineering: G E
LowerDivision Courses
001F. Freshman Interest Group Seminar.
Restricted to students in the Freshman Interest Group Program. Basic issues in various College of Engineering disciplines.
One lecture hour a week for one semester.
102. Introduction to Engineering.
Enrollment restricted to undeclared freshmen in
engineering. Introduction to engineering as a profession, including
opportunities and responsibilities of a career in engineering.
Individual learning skills. Two lecture hours a week for one
semester. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. May not be
counted toward any engineering degree.
206C. Supplemental Instruction for Chemistry 304K.
Restricted to engineering students. Development of
problemsolving skills in the material covered in Chemistry 304K.
Two twohour laboratory sessions a week for one semester. May
not be counted toward any engineering degree.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Chemistry 304K.
206D. Supplemental Instruction for Chemistry 301.
Restricted to engineering students. Development of
problemsolving skills in the material covered in Chemistry 301.
Two twohour laboratory sessions a week for one semester. May
not be counted toward any engineering degree.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Chemistry 301.
206E. Supplemental Instruction for Chemistry 302.
Restricted to engineering students. Development of
problemsolving skills in the material covered in Chemistry 302.
Two twohour laboratory sessions a week for one semester. May
not be counted toward any engineering degree.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Chemistry 302.
207C. Supplemental Instruction for Mathematics 408C.
Restricted to engineering students. Development of
problemsolving skills in the material covered in Mathematics
408C. Two twohour laboratory sessions a week for one semester.
May not be counted toward any engineering degree.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Mathematics 408C.
207D. Supplemental Instruction for Mathematics 408D.
Restricted to engineering students. Development of
problemsolving skills in the material covered in Mathematics
408D. Two twohour laboratory sessions a week for one semester.
May not be counted toward any engineering degree.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Mathematics 408D.
207E. Supplemental Instruction for Mathematics 340L.
Restricted to engineering students. Development of
problemsolving skills in the material covered in Mathematics
340L. Two twohour laboratory sessions a week for one semester.
May not be counted toward any engineering degree.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Mathematics 340L.
207G. Supplemental Instruction for Mathematics 305G.
Restricted to engineering students. Development of
problemsolving skills in the material covered in Mathematics
305G. Two twohour laboratory sessions a week for one semester.
May not be counted toward any engineering degree.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Mathematics 305G.
207K. Supplemental Instruction for Mathematics 427K.
Restricted to engineering students. Development of
problemsolving skills in the material covered in Mathematics
427K. Two twohour laboratory sessions a week for one semester.
May not be counted toward any engineering degree.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Mathematics 427K.
207L. Supplemental Instruction for Mathematics 427L.
Restricted to engineering students. Development of
problemsolving skills in the material covered in Mathematics
427L. Two twohour laboratory sessions a week for one semester.
May not be counted toward any engineering degree.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Mathematics 427L.
208C. Supplemental Instruction for Physics 306.
Restricted to engineering students. Development of
problemsolving skills in the material covered in Physics 306. Two
twohour laboratory sessions a week for one semester. May not
be counted toward any engineering degree.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Physics 306.
208K. Supplemental Instruction for Physics 303K.
Restricted to engineering students. Development of
problemsolving skills in the material covered in Physics 303K. Two
twohour laboratory sessions a week for one semester. May not
be counted toward any engineering degree.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Physics 303K.
208L. Supplemental Instruction for Physics 303L.
Restricted to engineering students. Development of
problemsolving skills in the material covered in Physics 303L. Two
twohour laboratory sessions a week for one semester. May not
be counted toward any engineering degree.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Physics 303L.
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Unless otherwise stated in the description below, each
class meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.
Aerospace Engineering: ASE
LowerDivision Courses
201. Introduction to Computer Programming.
Fundamentals of a programming language, with
applications to simple engineering and physics problems. Introduction
to the UNIX operating system and to computer resources
available in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and
Engineering Mechanics. One lecture hour and three
laboratory hours a week for one semester.
102. Introduction to Aerospace Engineering.
Open to any University student. Introduction to
engineering analysis and design; introduction to aerodynamics,
propulsion, flight mechanics, structural analysis, and orbital
mechanics. One lecture hour or three discussion hours a week for one
semester. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Mathematics
408C or 308K, and credit for high school physics or Physics 306.
211. Engineering Computation.
Computer programming, numerical analysis, applications
to aerospace engineering problems. Two lecture hours a week
for one semester. Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 201 (or
101) and credit or registration for Mathematics 427K.
UpperDivision Courses
320. Introduction to Fluid Mechanics.
Fundamental concepts, fluid statics; integral and
differential analysis; detailed analysis of inviscid, incompressible flows;
aerodynamics of airfoils and wings.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 427L with a grade of at
least C and credit or registration for
Aerospace Engineering 120K.
120K. Applications of Fluid Mechanics.
Wind tunnel experiments at subsonic speeds; safety.
Written reports. Three laboratory hours a week for one semester.
Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Aerospace Engineering 320.
221K. Structural Analysis.
Analysis of aerospace structural systems, with emphasis on
matrix methods. Two lecture hours a week for one semester.
Prerequisite: Engineering Mechanics 319 and Aerospace
Engineering 211 (or 311) with a grade of at
least C in each, and credit or registration for Aerospace Engineering 121M.
121M. Structural Analysis Laboratory.
Finite element methods of analysis of aerospace structures.
Use of ISMIS and NASTRAN computer codes. Three laboratory
hours a week for one semester.
Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Aerospace Engineering 221K (or credit for 321K).
324L. Aerospace Materials Laboratory.
Study of the deformation and fracture behavior of
materials used in aerospace vehicles. Structureproperty relations,
methods of characterizing material behavior, use of properties
in the design process. Case histories. Written reports. Two
lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester.
Prerequisite: Engineering Mechanics 319.
325L. Cooperative Engineering.
This course covers the work period of aerospace
engineering students in the Cooperative Engineering Program. Forty
laboratory hours a week for three semesters. The student must
complete Aerospace Engineering 325LX, 325LY, and 325LZ
before a grade and degree credit are awarded.
Prerequisite: For 325LX, application to become a member of the Cooperative Engineering Program, approval of the dean, and appointment for a
fulltime cooperative work tour; for 325LY, Aerospace
Engineering 325LX and appointment for a fulltime cooperative work
tour; for 325LZ, Aerospace Engineering 325LY and appointment
for a fulltime cooperative work tour.
327. Private Pilot Aeronautics.
Introduction to the principles of private flying; weather,
navigation, instruments, aircraft and engine operation, radio
use, visual flight planning. May not be counted as an
aerospace engineering course for the Bachelor of Science in
Aerospace Engineering; may not be counted as a technical elective, a
technical area course, or an engineering elective for any
engineering degree.
330M. Linear System Analysis.
Mathematical modeling of aerospace systems.
Timedomain and frequencydomain analysis of linear, timeinvariant,
continuoustime, and discretetime dynamical systems.
Prerequisite: Engineering Mechanics 311M and Mathematics 427K
with a grade of at least C in each.
339. Advanced Strength of Materials.
Same as Engineering Mechanics 339. Curved beams, shear
deformation, beam columns, beams on elastic foundations;
inelastic behavior of members; elementary plate bending.
Prerequisite: Engineering Mechanics 319.
340. Boundary Layer Theory and Heat Transfer.
Character of viscous fluid motion; laminar and
turbulent boundary layer solutions; convective heat transfer
solutions for lowspeed and highspeed flows; energy transfer by
conduction in one and two independent variables; energy
transfer by radiation. Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 320.
346. Viscous Fluid Flow.
NavierStokes equations, laminar and turbulent boundary
layers, transition, effects of pressure gradients and
compressibility. Aerospace Engineering 346 and 379L (Topic 5:
Viscous Fluid Flow) may not both be counted.
Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 320 and Mechanical Engineering 326.
347. Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics.
Development and implementation of finitedifference
schemes for numerical solution of subsonic, transonic, and
supersonic flows. Emphasis on convection and diffusion equations of
fluid dynamics. Evaluation of accuracy, stability, and efficiency.
Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 211 (or 311) and 320.
355. Aeroelasticity.
Flutter, divergence, control reversal, flexibility effects on
aircraft stability and control; design implications; stability
augmentation and response suppression; introduction to
quasisteady aerodynamic theories.
Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 221K (or 321K), 121M, and 330M.
357. Mechanics of Composite Materials.
Anisotropic constitutive relationships, lamination theory,
failure theories, micromechanical behavior of laminates;
laminated composite platesbending, vibration, and buckling;
composite fabrication, sandwich and other composite
lightweight structures. Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 221K (or
321K) and 121M, or consent of instructor.
261K. Aircraft Design.
Application of aerodynamics, structures, propulsion,
stability, and performance principles to the design of aircraft;
mission requirements; configuration selection; cost; ethics and
liability. Two lecture hours a week for one semester.
Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 367K and 376K and completion of
approved communication elective (Civil Engineering 333T
or English 317 or the equivalent).
161M. Aircraft Design Laboratory.
Computeraided aircraft design; tradeoff analyses,
conceptual and preliminary design reviews. Written reports. Three
laboratory hours a week for one semester.
Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Aerospace Engineering 261K.
362K. Compressible Fluid Mechanics.
Shock and expansion waves; compressibility effects on
aerodynamics of airfoils and bodies; subsonic and supersonic
airfoil design. Prerequisite: For aerospace engineering majors,
Aerospace Engineering 376K; for others, Mechanical
Engineering 330 or the equivalent.
162M. Applied Compressible Fluid Mechanics.
Wind tunnel and ballistic range experiments with
supersonic flows; safety. Written reports. Three laboratory hours a
week for one semester. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for
Aerospace Engineering 362K.
363L. History of Space Flight.
History and principles of space flight from early Chinese
rocket experiments to Apollo 17 and the Space Shuttle;
technological benefits from the space program and future space projects.
May not be counted as an aerospace engineering course for the
Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering; may not be
counted as a technical elective, a technical area course, or an
engineering elective for any engineering degree.
Prerequisite: Upperdivision standing or consent of instructor.
463Q. Design and Testing of Aerospace Structures.
Design of structural components; experimental study of
static and dynamic behavior of structures; liability and ethics.
Written reports. Three lecture hours and four laboratory hours a week for one semester.
Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 369K, credit or registration for
Aerospace Engineering 365, and completion of approved
communication elective (Civil Engineering 333T or English 317
or the equivalent).
365. Structural Dynamics.
Discrete and continuous models of structures; analysis of
transient and steadystate responses; design of dynamic
structures by analytical and computer methods.
Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 221K (or 321K), 121M, and 330M.
366K. Spacecraft Dynamics.
Basic satellite and spacecraft motion, orbital elements,
coordinate systems and transformations; basic
threedimensional spacecraft attitude dynamics.
Prerequisite: Engineering Mechanics 311M and Mathematics 427K with a grade of at
least C in each.
366L. Applied Orbital Mechanics.
Selected topics in satellite motion and satellite
applications, orbital coordinate systems, time, rendezvous and
intercept, interplanetary trajectories, perturbing forces and perturbed
trajectories. Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 366K.
166M. Space Applications Laboratory.
Mission design program library, numerical techniques,
mission planning references, mission constraints, mission
design projects. Written reports. Three laboratory hours a week
for one semester. Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 366K.
367K. Flight Dynamics.
Equations of motion for rigid aircraft; aircraft
performance, weight and balance, static stability and control, and
dynamic stability; design implications.
Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 320 and 330M.
167M. Flight Dynamics Laboratory.
Introduction to flight testing; instrumentation and
methodology; performance testing. Computer modeling and
dynamic simulation of aircraft motion; aircraft sizing. Written
reports. Three laboratory hours a week for one semester.
Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Aerospace Engineering 367K.
369K. Measurements and Instrumentation.
Design of measurement systems; standards; calibration;
digital signal processing, timedomain and frequencydomain
representation of data; transducers and signal conditioning;
measurement of acceleration, displacement, force, length,
strain, and temperature; safety. Written reports. Two lecture
hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester.
Prerequisite: Engineering Mechanics 319 and Electrical
Engineering 331K, and credit or registration for an approved
communication elective (Civil Engineering 333T or English 317 or
the equivalent).
370L. Flight Control Systems.
Analysis and design of feedback control systems using
both frequencydomain and timedomain techniques;
applications to analog and digital automatic flight control systems.
Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 366K and 367K.
372K. Advanced Spacecraft Dynamics.
Satellite and interplanetary orbit determination, orbit
and mission design, proximity operations, vehicle attitude
descriptions, attitude determination, attitude control systems,
attitude perturbations, vehicle attitude design considerations.
Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 366K.
372L. Satellite Applications.
Classical and modern orbit determination, remote sensors
and their outputs, pattern recognition, image enhancement,
satellite data analysis projects.
Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 366K.
372N. Satellite Navigation.
Satellitebased navigation systems, with focus on the Global Positioning System, ground and space segments, navigation receivers, satellite signal coordinate/time systems, denial of signal, differential techniques, GPS data analysis.
Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 366K or consent of instructor.
274L. Spacecraft/Mission Design Principles.
Spacecraft systems characteristics, mission requirements,
sensors, consumables analyses; mission phaseslaunch,
onorbit, termination; communications, trajectory design; ethics,
liability. Two lecture hours a week for one semester.
Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 376K, credit or registration for
Aerospace Engineering 166M and 372K, and completion of approved
communication elective (Civil Engineering 333T or English 317
or the equivalent).
174M. Spacecraft/Mission Design Laboratory.
Request for proposal, problem definition, ideation,
proposal preparation, conceptual design review, preliminary design
development and review, design report preparation. Written
reports. Three laboratory hours a week for one semester.
Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Aerospace Engineering 274L.
376K. Propulsion.
Aspects of onedimensional compressible flow, including
isentropic flow and normal shocks; effects of friction and
combustion; analysis and design of rockets and airbreathing
engines, including performance and cycle analysis; flow in nozzles,
diffusers, compressors, and turbines; combustion chamber
processes and propellants. Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering
320 and Mechanical Engineering 326.
179K, 279K, 379K. Research in Aerospace Engineering.
Directed study or research in a selected area of aerospace
engineering. One, two, or three lecture hours a week for one
semester. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Upperdivision standing, a grade point average of at least 3.00, selection
of project, and consent of faculty member directing project,
the student's adviser, and the undergraduate adviser.
379L. Studies in Aerospace Engineering.
Courses on current topics in aerospace engineering. May
be repeated for credit when the topics vary.
Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in
the Course Schedule.
Topic 1: Selected Topics in Fluid Mechanics.Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
Topic 2: Selected Topics in Structural Mechanics.Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
Topic 3: Selected Topics in Flight Mechanics.Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
Topic 4: Selected Topics in Orbital Mechanics.Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
Topic 7: Introductory Ocean Engineering.Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
Topic 8: Control Systems Laboratory. Nine laboratory hours
a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Credit or registration
for Aerospace Engineering 370L.
Engineering Mechanics: E M
LowerDivision Courses
306. Statics.
Vector algebra, force systems, freebody diagrams; engineering applications of
equilibrium, including frames, friction, distributed loads; centroids, moments of inertia. Three lecture hours a
week for one semester, with discussion hours if necessary. May
not be counted by students with credit for Engineering
Mechanics 306S. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Mathematics 408D or 308L, and credit or registration for Physics 303K and 103M.
311. Dynamics.
Not open to aerospace engineering majors. Twodimensional kinematics and dynamics, including workenergy and impulsemomentum methods, applied to engineering problems involving particles and rigid bodies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with discussion hours if necessary. May not be counted by students with credit for Engineering Mechanics 311M. Prerequisite: Engineering Mechanics 306 (or 306S), and Mathematics 408D or 308L.
311M. Dynamics.
Two and threedimensional kinematics and dynamics,
applied to a broad class of engineering problems. Three lecture hours
a week for one semester, with discussion hours if necessary.
Prerequisite: Engineering Mechanics 306 (or 306S) with a grade of at
least C, and Mathematics 408D or 308L with a grade of at
least C.
314. Mechanics.
Force systems, freebody diagrams; engineering
applications of equilibrium and of kinematics and dynamics of
particles and rigid bodies. Three lecture hours a week for one
semester, with discussion hours if necessary.
Prerequisite: Physics 303K and 103M, and Mathematics 408D or 308L.
319. Mechanics of Solids.
Internal forces and deformations in solids; stress and strain
in elastic and plastic solids; application to simple
engineering problems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester,
with discussion hours if necessary.
Prerequisite: Engineering Mechanics 306 (or 306S) with a grade of at
least C, and Mathematics 408D or 308L with a grade of at
least C.
UpperDivision Courses
339. Advanced Strength of Materials.
Same as Aerospace Engineering 339. Curved beams, shear
deformation, beam columns, beams on elastic foundations;
inelastic behavior of members; elementary plate bending.
Prerequisite: Engineering Mechanics 319.
360. Studies in Engineering Mechanics.
Advanced work in the various areas of engineering
mechanics, based on recent developments. May be repeated for
credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upperdivision standing
in engineering and consent of instructor.
Topic 4: Theory of Material Science.
Topic 9: Introduction to Biomechanics.
Topic 11: Biomedical Materials.
Topic 12: Mechanics of Product Liability.
Topic 13: Applications of Finite Element Methods.
Topic 17: Individual Research.
