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CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
The University

CHAPTER 2
School of Architecture

CHAPTER 3
Red McCombs
School of Business

CHAPTER 4
College of Communication

CHAPTER 5
College of Education

CHAPTER 6
College of Engineering

CHAPTER 7
College of Fine Arts

CHAPTER 8
College of Liberal Arts

CHAPTER 9
Graduate School of
Library and
Information Science

CHAPTER 10
College of
Natural Sciences

CHAPTER 11
School of Nursing

CHAPTER 12
College of Pharmacy

CHAPTER 13
School of Social Work

CHAPTER 14
The Faculty

Texas Common Course Numbering System
(Appendix A)

APPENDIX B
Degree and Course Abbreviations

 

    

6. College of Engineering

Courses

Mechanical Engineering: M E

Upper-Division Courses

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260K. Metallurgy of Engineering Alloys.
Microstructure and property relationships of metals and alloys; steel alloys; aluminum alloys; titanium alloys; magnesium alloys; solidification and casting; thermomechanical processing; heat treating and solid-state phase transformations. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For engineering majors, Mechanical Engineering 311 (or 334) with a grade of at least C, credit or registration for Mechanical Engineering 111L (or 134L), and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering; for nonengineering majors, upper-division standing and written consent of instructor.

360L. Turbomachinery and Compressible Flow.
Positive displacement and dynamic rotating machinery; pumps, compressors, and turbines; performance characteristics and scaling laws. One-dimensional compressible flow with area change, friction, or heat addition. Normal and oblique shock waves; Prandtl-Meyer expansion. Prerequisite: Mechanical Engineering 330 and 242L and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering.

360N. Intermediate Heat Transfer.
Multidimensional and transient diffusion; laminar and turbulent convection; radiation exchange; special topics. Prerequisite: Mechanical Engineering 339 and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering.

361E. Nuclear Reactor Engineering.
Fission and chain reactions; neutron diffusion and moderation; reactor equations; Fermi Age theory; multigroup and multiregional analysis. Prerequisite: For engineering majors, Mechanical Engineering 218 (or 318) and Physics 303L or 103N with a grade of at with a grade of at least C in each, and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering; for nonengineering majors, upper-division standing and written consent of instructor.

361F. Radiation and Radiation Protection Laboratory.
Introduction to the application of radiation and radiation protection instrumentation. Lecture and laboratory topics include personnel monitoring, radiation detection systems, gamma-ray spectroscopy, determination of environmental radiation, counting statistics, gamma and neutron shielding, and air sampling. Two lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For engineering majors, Mechanical Engineering 218 (or 318) with a grade of at least C, Physics 303L and 103N with a grade of at least C in each, and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering; for others, upper-division standing and written consent of instructor.

362K. Readings in Engineering.
A study of the interrelated problems of society, technology, and energy. Only one of the following may be counted: Mechanical Engineering 325L, 362K, 371K, 377K. Prerequisite: Admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering.

263L. Energy Systems Laboratory.
Experimental analysis of thermal energy systems, including heat transfer equipment, engines, the University chilling station and the University power plant. Use of a variety of industrial instrumentation for assessment of system and component performance and of experimental uncertainty. Written and oral technical communication of experimental results. One lecture hour and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Mechanical Engineering 339, 242L, 343 (or 328), and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering.

364L. Automatic Control System Design.
Feedback principles; control components; industrial compensators; Routh, Nyquist, Bode, and root locus methods; controller design; continuous and discrete time control. Three lecture hours and one-half laboratory hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Mechanical Engineering 344 and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering.

365K. Finite Element Method.
Introduction and application of the finite element method in engineering analysis and design problems; demonstration of techniques using commercial codes. Prerequisite: Engineering Mechanics 319 and Mathematics 427K with a grade of at least C in each, and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering.

365L. Industrial Design for Production.
Current techniques for making transitions from theoretical concepts to cost effective designs suitable for manufacturing. Prerequisite: Mechanical Engineering 338 and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering.

366J. Mechanical Engineering Design Methodology.
Structured methodologies for designing mechanical systems; reverse engineering/redesign projects and conceptual design projects. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Mechanical Engineering 302 (or 202), 330, 336, 338, and 353 with a grade of at least C in each; Mechanical Engineering 333H, 333T, or the equivalent with a grade of at least C; and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering.

266K. Mechanical Engineering Design Project.
Creative design, analysis, selection, development, and fabrication of engineering components and systems. Development of team project with faculty adviser and sponsoring engineer. Four lecture hours a week for seven weeks, with additional hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: Mechanical Engineering 343 (or 328), 344, and 366J with a grade of at least C in each, and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering.

366L. Operations Research Models.
Formulation and solution-interpretation for operations research models requiring, for example, optimization, simulation, or analysis of Markov chains or queues. Applications include manufacturing design and control, routing and scheduling, plant location, inventory analysis, and management of queueing systems. Prerequisite: For engineering majors, Mathematics 408D and Mechanical Engineering 205 with a grade of at least C in each, and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering; for nonengineering majors, upper-division standing and written consent of instructor.

366M. Operations Research Methods.
Theory and algorithms for operations research methods. Algorithms for solving linear, integer, and nonlinear optimization models; stochastic processes. Markov chain analysis; queueing theory; stochastic inventory theory and decision analysis. Prerequisite: For engineering majors, Mechanical Engineering 205 with a grade of at least C, Mechanical Engineering 335 or the equivalent, and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering; for nonengineering majors, upper-division standing and written consent of instructor.

266P. Design Project Laboratory.
Development of individual team project in association with faculty adviser and sponsoring project engineer. Four laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Mechanical Engineering 266K and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering.

367S. Simulation Modeling.
Basic concepts of discrete-event simulation. Statistical input and output analysis. Application of simulation software. Modeling of systems under uncertainty. Prerequisite: For engineering majors, Mechanical Engineering 205 with a grade of at least C, Mechanical Engineering 335 or the equivalent, and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering; for nonengineering majors, upper-division standing and written consent of instructor.

368J. Computer-Aided Design.
Application of computers to design problems and simulation of mechanical systems; creation of interactive special applications programs. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Mechanical Engineering 338 and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering.

369L. Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics.
Applied numerical analysis, including solution of linear algebraic equations and ordinary and partial differential equations; modeling of physical processes, including fluid flow and heat and mass transfer; use of general purpose computer codes, including commercial computational fluid dynamics software packages. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Mechanical Engineering 330 and 339 and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering.

371K. Legal Aspects of Engineering Practice.
Legal considerations in the practice of engineering; specifications and contracts for equipment and engineering services. Only one of the following may be counted: Mechanical Engineering 325L, 362K, 371K, 377K. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering.

372J. Robotics and Automation.
Component technologies for precision machines based on dynamic modeling and motion programming: cams, linkages, planar manipulators. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Mechanical Engineering 324 and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering.

372M. Mechanism Design.
Design of planar mechanisms for applications that require rigid body guidance, function generation, and path generation. Graphical and analytical techniques. Computer-aided design projects. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Mechanical Engineering 324 and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering.

372N. Design of Smart Mechanisms.
Design of reprogrammable multiple-degree-of-freedom architectures. The course addresses various mechanical configurations and stresses the integrated design approach to sensing/actuation/control architecture and control software. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

373K. Basic Industrial Engineering.
Design and analysis of production systems, including plant layout and location, material flow, and flexible manufacturing. Prerequisite: For engineering majors, Mechanical Engineering 205 with a grade of at least C, Mechanical Engineering 335 or the equivalent, and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering; for nonengineering majors, upper-division standing and written consent of instructor.

374C. Combustion Engine Processes.
Principles of internal combustion engines, fuels, carburetion, combustion, exhaust emissions, knock, fuel injection, and factors affecting performance. Prerequisite: Mechanical Engineering 343 (or 328) or consent of instructor, and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering.

274D. Automotive Engineering Laboratory.
Engines and emissions. Students use commercial engine-modeling software to explore effects of valve timing and intake tuning and conduct experiments with vehicle emissions, ignition timing, engine mechanisms, engine controls, and emissions control. One lecture hour and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Mechanical Engineering 374C and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering.

374L. Design of Thermal Systems.
Methodology and approach to design of thermal energy systems; component and system modeling; optimization, including economic considerations. Prerequisite: Mechanical Engineering 339 or the equivalent, credit or registration for Mechanical Engineering 343 (or 328), and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering.

274R. Design of Air Conditioning Systems.
Load calculations, design of thermal distribution systems, component selection and control. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Mechanical Engineering 343 (or 328).

374S. Solar Energy Systems Design.
Insolation characteristics and measurement, component design, solar energy system modeling, introduction to photovoltaic systems, cost analysis, and case studies. Prerequisite: Mechanical Engineering 339 or the equivalent and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering.

375K. Production Engineering Management.
Introduction to production and inventory models; basic factory dynamics; analysis of variability; push-and-pull production control; sequencing and dispatching. Prerequisite: For engineering majors, Mechanical Engineering 205 with a grade of at least C, Mechanical Engineering 335 or the equivalent, Mechanical Engineering 366L, and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering; for nonengineering majors, upper-division standing and written consent of instructor.

177K, 277K, 377K. Projects in Mechanical Engineering.
Independent project carried out under the supervision of a faculty member in mechanical engineering. Student prepares a project proposal and a final report, each of which is evaluated by the faculty committee on individual projects. For 177K, three to five laboratory hours and one consultation hour with the faculty supervisor a week for one semester; for 277K, five to ten laboratory hours and one consultation hour with the faculty supervisor a week for one semester; for 377K, ten to fifteen laboratory hours and one consultation hour with the faculty supervisor a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Mechanical Engineering 325L, 362K, 371K, 377K. Prerequisite: A University grade point average of at least 2.50 and a grade point average in the major of at least 2.50; admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering; and approval of project proposal by the faculty committee on individual projects.

378C. Ceramic Engineering.
Bonding; crystal structures; defects; phase diagrams; glass ceramics; electrical, dielectric, magnetic, and optical ceramics. Prerequisite: For engineering majors, Mechanical Engineering 311 (or 334) or the equivalent with a grade of at least C and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering; for nonengineering majors, upper-division standing and written consent of instructor.

378K. Mechanical Behavior of Materials.
Elastic deformation; viscoelasticity; yielding, plastic flow, plastic instability, strengthening mechanisms; fracture, fatigue, creep; significance of mechanical properties tests. Prerequisite: For engineering majors, Mechanical Engineering 311 (or 334) or the equivalent with a grade of at least C, credit or registration for Mechanical Engineering 111L (or 134L), and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering; for nonengineering majors, upper-division standing and written consent of instructor.

378P. Properties and Applications of Polymers.
Introduction to polymers as structural materials: polymerization, polymer structure, physical and mechanical properties, processing and fabrication. Prerequisite: For engineering majors, Mechanical Engineering 311 (or 334) or the equivalent with a grade of at least C, Mechanical Engineering 326 or 326H or the equivalent with a grade of at least C, and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering; for nonengineering majors, upper-division standing and written consent of instructor.

378S. Structural Ceramics.
Powder processing, powder characterization, forming techniques, densification, and development of microstructure; emphasis on understanding materials, selection, and microstructure-mechanical property relationships. Prerequisite: For engineering majors, Mechanical Engineering 311 (or 334) or the equivalent with a grade of at least C, and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering; for nonengineering majors, upper-division standing and written consent of instructor.

179M, 279M, 379M. Topics in Mechanical Engineering.
One, two, or three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

379N. Engineering Acoustics.
Same as Electrical Engineering 363N. Principles of acoustics, with applications drawn from audio engineering, biomedical ultrasound, industrial acoustics, noise control, room acoustics, and underwater sound. Architectural Engineering 379K and Mechanical Engineering 379N may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Mathematics 427K with a grade of at least C and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering.

 


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Undergraduate Catalog
Contents
Chapter 1 - The University
Chapter 2 - School of Architecture
Chapter 3 - Red McCombs School of Business
Chapter 4 - College of Communication
Chapter 5 - College of Education
Chapter 6 - College of Engineering
Chapter 7 - College of Fine Arts
Chapter 8 - College of Liberal Arts
Chapter 9 - Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Chapter 10 - College of Natural Sciences
Chapter 11 - School of Nursing
Chapter 12 - College of Pharmacy
Chapter 13 - School of Social Work
Chapter 14 - The Faculty
Texas Common Course Numbering System (Appendix A)
Appendix B

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