ME 501  Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering                

Concepts of consistency, stability, and convergence of numerical schemes. Initial and boundary value problems for ordinary differential equations. Various finite difference and finite element methods and their applications to fundamental partial differential equations in engineering and applied sciences. Case studies.

ME 572   Analysis of Manufacturing Processes    

Analytical treatment of the machining and metal-working processes. Metallurgical and economic considerations. Machine tools dynamics and vibration. Trends of current research.

ME 575    Advanced Corrosion Engineering                        

Corrosion thermodynamics and kinetics. Effect of environmental factors on major forms of corrosion. Environmental conditioning. Mass transfer and corrosion. Anodic and cathodic protection of metals. Organic and nonmetallic coating. Design for corrosion prevention. Testing, monitoring and inspection. Materials selection for corrosion resistance.

ME 574  Advanced Materials Science                      

Review on crystal structures of materials. Mechanical properties of materials. Solid solutions and phase diagrams. Influence of alloying on transformation and critical cooling rates of steels. Surface treatment of metals and alloys. Structure and mechanical properties of polymers. Structure and mechanical properties of ceramics. Special materials for biomedical and aerospace applications.

ME 583  Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials    

Stress/Strain controlled Fatigue-Life prediction laws. Continuum fracture mechanics. Fracture modes. Fracture mechanics and microscopic plastic deformation/fracture mechanics combined approach. Cleavage, ductile fracture, fatigue, creep-fatigue and environmental cracking phenomena.

ME 551  Continuum Mechanics                                 

Tensors, indicial notation, transformation of coordinates. Stresses, principal stresses. Mohrís circles. Deformation and strain. Velocity fields and compatibility conditions. Constitutive equations. Isotropy. Mechanical properties of solids and fluids. Field equations: applications to elasticity, viscoelasticity, plasticity, and fluid mechanics.

ME 553       Advanced Vibrations                                                

Review of single degree of freedom oscillator: formulation using generalized stiffness, inertia and damping. Damping mechanisms: viscous, friction, and complex. Response to transient and general excitations. Multiple degrees of freedom systems: formulation and methods of solution. Direct stiffness, influence coefficients and variational approaches. Eigenvalue analysis. Vibration of continuous systems. Approximation methods of continuous systems. Modal reduction technique

MS Courses

SE 548 Sequencing and Scheduling

Variety of sequencing and scheduling problems in O.R., job shop and flow shop scheduling, discussion of performance measures, dynamic programming, integer programming, computational complexity and NP-completeness results, discussion of well solved problems, branch and bound methods, variety of heuristic approaches for intractable practical problems, guaranteed accuracy heuristics.