Basic descriptive and quantitative principles of chemistry associated with the concepts of the mole, concentration, heat, atomic and molecular structure, periodicity, bonding, physical states, stoichiometry, and reactions. [NMCCNS CHEM 1214: General Education Area III]

Laboratory experiments and techniques emphasizing principles from CHEM 121. [NMCCNS CHEM 1214: General Edcuation Area III]

Emphasizes basic kinetics, thermodynamics, equilibria, electrochemistry, reactions of inorganic compounds, and an introduction to organic chemistry. [NMCCNS CHEM 1224: General Education Area III]

Laboratory experiments and techniques emphasizing principles from CHEM 122. [NMCCNS CHEM 1224: General Edcuation Area III]

The essentials of academic prose; techniques and mechanics of writing well; rhetorical strategies. [NMCCNS ENGL 1113: General Education Area I]

A continuation of ENGL 111 with critical reading and writing; writing arguments; library research paper. [NMCCNS ENGL 1123: General Education Area I]

The form and structure of the technical report; analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of data; bibliographical and research methods; job application letters and résumés; technical proposals; oral presentations.

Engineering computer problem solving using a highlevel programming language. Algorithm and program development and documentation. Emphasis is placed on programming logical and concise solutions to a variety of problems drawing from engineering disciplines of mechanics, civil, electrical, industrial, and economics.

Forces and moments acting on rigid bodies in equilibrium, distributed forces including hydrostatic forces, friction, moment of inertia, and problem solution by computer.

Relationships between external forces acting on deformable bodies and the stresses and strains produced; tension, compression, torsion, shear, bending, and problem solution by computer. Failure criteria. Design of members and systems.

Kinematics and kinetics of particles, systems of particles, and rigid bodies; momentum and energy methods; and problem solution by computer.

Professional ethics. Economic decision-making for engineering alternatives. Use of compound interest and depreciation calculations to compare the relative economy of investments and procedures. The application of economic principles such as return on investment, leverage, and present worth to engineering problems. Use of PC computer programs. This course is not available for social science credit.

Analysis of steady state linear circuits, balanced three phase power, transformers. Electromechanical energy conversion. Semiconductor devices and applications.

Introduction of the first and second laws of thermodynamics and their applications to engineering power cycles. Carnot cycle, Rankine cycle, refrigeration cycle, Otto cycle, and Diesel cycle.

Fundamentals of heat transfer, steady- and unsteadystate conduction, convection and radiation. Fundamentals of mass transfer, steady and unsteady state, diffusion, and convection. Dimensionless analysis, equipment.

Application of the student’s background in physical sciences, mathematics, and computer science to the solution of elementary problems in the materials sciences. Introduction to metallurgical techniques and the science of materials. Elementary design problems involving the optimum use of materials.

Laboratory experiments addressing elementary design problems involving optimal use of materials. Designed to reinforce principles discussed in Mate 202.

First course in calculus and analytic geometry. Includes introductory concepts in analytic geometry, limits, continuity, differentiation, applications of the derivative, the mean value theorem, the definite and indefinite integral, and applications of integration. [NMCCNS MATH 1614: General Education Area II]

Continuation of MATH 131. Transcendental functions, techniques of integration, polar coordinates, infinite series, and applications. [NMCCNS MATH 1623: General Education Area II]

Vectors in the plane and 3-space, vector calculus in two dimensions, partial differentiation, multiple integration, topics in vector calculus, and complex numbers and functions.

Ordinary differential equations, series solutions, transform calculus.

A broad overview of mechanical engineering, including an introduction to mechatronics, explosives, thermal and fluid sciences, solid and structural mechanics. Practical hands-on experience using the Mechanical Engineering department’s computer-based applications software and lab equipment.

Unsymmetrical loading of beams, shear flow and shear center in thin-walled beams, curved beams, thin plates, thick walled cylinders, stress concentrations, thermal stresses, impact loads, and vibration loads. Applying energy methods to various solid mechanics and beam problems.

Solution of linear systems of equations using Gaussian elimination and matrix methods. Scalar and vector fields; gradient; divergence; curl; line, surface and volume integrals; Green’s theorem and Stokes’ theorem. Solutions to partial differential equations from heat transfer, mechanical vibrations, and fluid mechanics using separation of variables, series and Laplace transforms. (Same as ES 305)

A practical survey course examining the basic components of instrumentation, measurement, and process control systems common to the field of engineering. Sensing and measurement (temperature, pressure, flow rate, level, stress-strain, concentration, etc.), signal generation and data acquisition, control loops and controllers, and process control theory.

- Laboratory exercises involving instrumentation and design of basic control systems examining the basic components of instrumentation, measurement, and process control systems common to the field of engineering. (Same as ES 405L)

Introduction to finite element analysis for structural, heat transfer, and fluid-flow systems. Use of computer-aided design (CAD) to address engineering design problems. Laboratory devoted to CAD operations and its use in complex design problems.

Advanced dimensional analysis. Design and synthesis of systems based on application of incompressible fluid flow, heat transfer, design optimization theories, and economics. Design problems to include complex pressure conduit and pipe networks, heat exchangers, dynamic and positive displacement pumps, and hydraulic motors.

Definition of various dynamic loads. Design and synthesis of structural systems and machine members subject to impact and periodic load conditions. Seismic and blast loads on structures. Relevant failure criteria for dynamically loaded systems in structural and mechanism design.

Principles of design and failure analysis of mechanical machine elements such as fasteners, shafts, columns, and gears. Design of mechanical drives such as roller chains, belts, speed reducers, and hydraulic transmissions.

This course is an in-depth examination of the field of mechatronics, which is a consolidation of computer science (software), electrical engineering (microprocessor control), and mechanical engineering (machine design). Topics covered include: system analysis/ control theory, robotics, dynamic systems and control, elements of mechatronics systems, modeling and simulation of mechatronic systems and computer aided mechatronics.

Development of advanced mechanics of materials principles and techniques for use in engineering design and problem solving. Topics include material yielding, torsion, unsymmetrical bending of beams, shear stresses in thin-walled structures, curved beams, beams on elastic foundations, axisymmetric thinwalled shells and thick-walled cylinders, column stability, stress concentrations, and material failure behavior under steady and cyclic loading.

An introduction to tensor analysis, analysis of stress, balance laws, infinitesimal and finite theories of motion, strain and rotation tensors, compatibility equations, constitutive equations, materials symmetry, uniqueness of the solution, solution of two-dimensional elasticity problems. Airy stress function, application of complex variable technique in elasticity, three-dimensional elasticity problems, energy methods, bending theory of plates. (Same as ME 515)

Behavior, analysis and design of discrete and continuous plates and shells, membrane and bending behavior, numerical methods of solution.

An introduction to the numerical analysis calculus of variation, weak form of a differential equation, weighted residual techniques, solution of one-dimensional problems by the finite element method, bending problems, Lagrange and Hermite interpolation functions, isoparametric elements, numerical integration, two-dimensional problems, solution of Poisson and Laplace equations, triangular and quadrilateral elements, elasticity problems, theorem of minimum potential energy stiffness matrix, examples. (Same as ME 517)

Adaptive structures with embedded intelligent sensors and actuators, self-monitoring and self healing characteristics, biological system/ structures.

An introduction to the theory of elasticity, singular stress fields, Westergaard method, complex variable technique, stress intensity factor, fracture energy, numerical and experimental methods in determination of stress intensity factor, fracture toughness, J-integral Elasto-plastic fracture. (Same as ME 520)

Classical theory of elastic stability for beams, plates, and shell structures. Geometric non-linear equations for thin-walled structures. Linear, linearized, and non-linear solutions of problems. Approximate analytic methods and numerical methods for problem solving.

Modeling systems that yield inelastic equations, coupled with methods for their solutions and analysis. Development of insight into the fundamental behavior of inelastic systems.

Cellular structures with combinations of mechanical, energy-absorption, thermal and acoustic/vibration characteristics and their implementation in diverse applications.

Matrix, indicial and direct notation, tensor calculus, deformation analysis; general principles of stress, curvilinear coordinates.

Fundamental laws of motion for a viscous fluid. Navier-Stokes equation. Laminar fluid flow, turbulent boundary layer topics. Compressible and incompressible flow problems.

Analysis of single and multi degree-of-freedom systems for time dependent loads, including periodic and impact loads. Thin-walled structures—beams, plates, and shells. Dynamic stability of thin-walled structures.

Introduction to the broad field of explosives science and technology. Basic organic chemistry, decomposition reactions, properties of explosives, thermodynamics of explosives, shock wave theory, detonation theory, initiators, Gurney equations, blast effects and demolition. Students will submit a semester-long research report.

Development of classical detonation model for full order detonation of secondary explosives. Ideal versus non-ideal detonation. Burn-rate models for pyrotechnics. The concept of deflagration to detonation transition.

Fundamentals of basic concepts of pyrotechnic. Thermo-mechanical/chemical aspects of pyrotechnics, formulation and mixing of pyrotechnic mixtures, application of pyrotechnic including illumination, tracers, incendiaries, delays, etc.

Fundamentals of the multi-disciplinary field of robotics. Emphasis is placed on understanding how to model and control robotic manipulators while providing an appreciation of the importance of sensing to robotic applications. Topics include: forward, inverse, and motion kinematics; dynamic modeling; position, velocity, and force control. Shares lecture/lab with EE 448, but is graded separately, and additional graduate-level work is required. (Same as EE 548)

An in-depth study of the propagation of waves in various media. The derivation and application of the Rankine-Hugoniot jump equations. The concept of the rarefaction wave and various wave interactions. Derivation and application of the Mie-Gruneisen equation of state. The differential form of the conservation equations, as well as some numerical solutions for simple cases.

The detonation of non-ideal explosives, equation of state for porous media, shaped charge effect and explosively formed projectiles. Shock compaction of powders, explosive welding and experimental methods used in the evaluation of explosives and their applications. The dynamic fracture of ductile and brittle materials.

Formulation of stochastic dynamic systems models, combined with optimal full-state and reduced-state estimators are introduced. Various cost functionals are defined and used to design real-time control algorithms that produce specific desired system responses. Mathematical measures of control robustness are defined which allow the student to gain an appreciation for predicting and measuring system stability margins under sub-optimal conditions.

Introduction to hydrodynamic modeling applied to explosives. Numerical methods for modeling shock physics, detonation, and material response. Finite difference, finite element and smoothed particle hydrodynamic methods, equation of state and strength models, and numerical fracture and fragmentation.

Micro-controller or microcomputer based embedded control systems. A comparative survey of currently available embedded computers/controllers including SBC’s, PIC’s, basic-stamps, and single-chip computer solutions. Real time operating systems including real-time LINUX, and hard real-time process requirements. Projects will include the implementation of an embedded real-time control solution. (Same as EE 554)

Explanation of the physical phenomena encountered in compressible flow by providing practical applications and examples. Provide the knowledge and understanding of the basic fundamentals of compressible flow and gas dynamics.

Selected topics in multiphase flows with emphasis on engineering applications. Topics include basic two phase flow equations, pressure drop in two-phase flow, gas-liquid, gas-solid and liquid-solid two-phase flows.

This course offers the specific techniques and understanding necessary for being able to compute and understand issues associated with non-Newtonian fluid dynamics. Issues of rheology and analytic techniques are covered.

Thermodynamic analysis and performance characteristics of spark ignition and compression ignition engines. Effects of thermodynamics, heat tranfer and combustion on engine power, efficiency and emissions. Design of internal combustion engines; stress analysis, kinematics and dynamics of the crank mechanism, design of piston, connecting rod and crankshaft.

Covers the fundamentals of combustion. Topics include chemical reactions, calculation of adiabatic flame temperature, chemical kinetics and flammability limit, characteristics of premixed, diffusion, laminar and turbulent flames.

Artificial neural networks, with emphasis on multiplayer feedback networks, self-organizing networks, and Hopfield-style networks. Learning algorithms. Introduction to fuzzy systems and evolutionary computing. Engineering applications of soft computing. (Same as CS 567)

Overview of the major paradigms of soft computing: neural networks, fuzzy systems, and evolutionary computing. In-depth coverage of selected topics in each area as relevant to intelligent systems. Recent advances in the field, and case studies of intelligent systems. Coursework includes a large-scale project. (Same as CS 568)

The theory, design, manufacture and use of instrumentation and control in the various sciences. The use of electrical and electronic instruments and equipment to measure, monitor and/or record physical phenomena. Measurements of force, mass dimension, strain; displacement, velocity, and acceleration; tensile, impact and comprehensive strength; temperature and thermal properties; time and frequency; thrust and torque; pressure vacuum and flow; electrical quantities; photo-optics and radiation.

The operating principles and properties of sensors/transducers for the measurement of physical quantities in the mechanical domain, as well as the associated interface circuits. Focus is on commercially available sensors, but where appropriate, recent trends toward miniaturization, integration, and higher quality performance will be addressed.

This course is particularly reliant on advances in scientific knowledge. Establishment of units and scales of measurement, their development, realization, maintenance and dissemination, as well as the performance of traceable measurements. Hence, this course serves a key factor of modern manufacture through automation, which both enhances productivity and ensures consistent quality. The demand for improved and assured quality means ever better instrumentation. Focus on the course will be on measurement science, design principles for instrument systems, electrical measurements of thermal quantities, electrical measurements of mechanical quantities, electrical measurements of optical quantities, and electrical measurements of chemical quantities.

A comprehensive study of applied mathematics. Vector analysis, tensors and Eigenvalue problems. Analytical solutions to linear ordinary and partial differential equations. Separation of variables, boundary value problems, and Laplace and Fourier transforms. Numerical analysis of non-linear ordinary and partial differential equations with emphasis on engineering applications. Complex Analysis; complex numbers, Cauchy-Riemann equations and conformal mapping.

This course will give students direct experience with computational tools used to create simulations of human movement. Lectures and labs cover animation of movement; kinematic models of joints; forward dynamic simulation; computational models of muscles, tendons, and ligaments; creation of models from medical images; control of dynamic simulations; collision detection and contact models. The course is intended as an introduction to medical device design for graduate engineering students because the class will have a significant design and prototyping emphasis.

Fundamental concepts and analysis of Fluid Mechanics. Derivation of the partial differential equations governing the conservation of mass, momentum and energy. Introduction to potential flows. Exact solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations. Laminar and turbulent boundary layers. Compressible and incompressible flow problems.

The first and second laws of thermodynamics. Clapeyron relation, availability concepts and analysis, equations of state, non-reacting mixtures and thermodynamics of chemical reactions.

Covers analytical and numerical techniques in conduction, convection, radiation with emphasis on combined heat transfer.

Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics and application of CFD tools to thermal and fluid flow problems. Coupling of fluid flow with combustion chemistry. Discussion of combustion modeling, importance of the mixing intensity, heterogeneous and homogeneous chemical reactions, and application of computer analysis to chemically reacting flow problems.

This multi-disciplinary course introduces key physical concepts in elasticity, material science, acoustics, optics, and electromagnetics applied to system condition monitoring, material characterization, structural damage detection and failure prevention. A broad spectrum of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods and emerging structural health monitoring (SHM) technologies is discussed including the ultrasonic inspection, vibration monitoring, acoustic emission, radiography, eddy currents, electrical and magnetic testing. Examples of practical NDE/SHM applications in scientific research and industrial practice are presented.

Composite structures, Macro-mechanics to Structural design and development. Development of analytical procedures for determining material properties, effective experimental methods and prediction of structural behavior.

A specialized but very important branch of engineering mechanics deals with the collision of multiple bodies throughout a broad range of relative velocities. The physical phenomenon during impact and subsequent response of each of the bodies is dependent on the mechanical material properties of each, the impact velocities, and the relative size and orientation of each of the bodies. Impact response is most easily categorized based on the impact velocity (relative approach velocity of two bodies), ranging from elastic response with little change in temperature at low velocities, through plastic deformation and/or fracture at higher velocities, to physical state changes of bodies or a portion of a body at hyper-velocity impacts.

Introductory concepts. Mechanics, including Newton’s Laws of force, linear and angular momentum, energy, gravitation, heat and thermodynamics, and applications. [NMCCNS PHYS 1215: General Education Area III]

Experiments from the subject matter of PHYS 121. [NMCCNS PHYS 1215: General Education Area III]

Continuation of PHYS 121 including electricity and magnetism, optics, and atomic and nuclear phenomena. [NMCCNS PHYS 1225: General Education Area III]

Experiments from the subject matter of PHYS 122. [NMCCNS PHYS 1225: General Education Area III]