ME370: Thermodynamics Upper Division Undergraduate Course , Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Summer 2019, Fall2019, Summer 2020, Summer 2021, Summer 2023

Prerequisites: CHEM 101/LMATH 250PHYS 220A/AL. Fundamental theories and engineering applications of thermodynamics with emphasis of First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics. Thermodynamic properties of solids, liquids, gases, and mixtures. Work-producing and work-absorbing systems. Applications to design.


ME375: Heat Transfer I Upper Division Undergraduate Course, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2017

Prerequisites: ME 370MATH 280 or ME 280 or ECE 280PHYS 220A/AL. Basic principles of heat transfer and their application. Introduction to conductive, convective and radiative heat transfer. Applications to design.


ME376: Heat Transfer in Electrical and Electronic Systems Upper Division Undergraduate Course, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2024

Prerequisites: MATH 280 or ECE 280PHYS 220A/AL. Basic principles of thermodynamics and heat transfer applicable to electrical and electronic systems. Introduction of conductive, convective, and radiative modes of heat transfer. Analysis of a finned heat sink. Not available for credit for Mechanical Engineering majors.


ME390: Fluid Mechanics Upper Division Undergraduate Course, Fall 2019

Prerequisites: MATH 250ME 370PHYS 220A/AL. Fundamental equations of fluid mechanics are derived and applied to engineering problems, with emphasis on understanding the physical principles involved. Basic developments are applied to compressible as well as incompressible fluids. Selective exploration of the state of the art of experimental knowledge in major areas of applications. Applications to design.


ME483: Solar, Wind and Geothermal Energy Upper Division Undergraduate Course, Spring 2017

Prerequisites: ME 375ME 390MSE 304. Overview of alternative energy resources. Solar radiation characteristics. Solar energy collection and conversion devices. Design and analysis of passive and active solar energy systems. Solar electric power production and inverter technology. Wind energy conversion. Geothermal energy systems.


ME 496CFD: Undergraduate Computational Fluid Dynamics Upper Division Undergraduate Course, Fall 2022

Prerequisites: ME375 and ME390. Introduction to numerical modeling of fluid flow and simulation of thermofluid systems. Discussing differential governing equations for thermofluid systems. Finite difference formulation of differential equations. Discretization, grid generation, boundary conditions, turbulence modeling, numerical setups, solution and post processing techniques. Utilization of commercial CFD software.


ME575: Applied Heat and Mass Transfer Graduate Course, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2024

Prerequisite: ME 375 or equivalent. Continuation of ME 375, with emphasis on the convective modes of heat and mass transfer. Heat exchangers, evaporation, boiling, condensation, high speed flows and combined processes are considered with application to design.


ME583: Thermal-Fluid Systems Design Graduate Course, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2022

Preparatory: ME 470ME 490. System design and optimization course that integrates the disciplines of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer. Intent is to build on and extend information previously acquired in these courses. Emphasis is placed on the synthesis of components into a thermal-fluid system to accomplish a specified task with technical, economical and social constraints. Series of design problems are assigned to the class as homework. These problems require students to incorporate design methodology into their work.


ME675A: Conduction and Radiation Heat Transfer Graduate Course, Fall 2015, Fall 2021

Prerequisites: ME 575ME 501A or ME 501B. Theory and applications of the conductive and radiative modes of heat transfer. Analytical and numerical methods for single- and multi-dimensional steady state and transient conduction. Numerical and analytical techniques as applied to radiative exchanges between diffuse and specular surfaces, and transfer through absorbing-transmitting media.

AE486 A&B: Aero Senior Design Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2024 (more info regarding the project)

Prerequisite: ME309, ME 386. First semester of a two-semester capstone design experience, simulating professional aerospace engineering practice. Emphasis is on the application of engineering fundamentals to a comprehensive design project utilizing computer-aided design and analysis tools. Addresses effective group participation and preparation of written and oral preliminary and critical design reviews. Ethical, regulatory, manufacturing and economic issues are considered as required by the project definition. Two 3-hour labs per week.