GEN 6001 Finite Elements
In industry, engineers rely on finite element methods to solve the complex differential equations obtained during modeling of stresses, fluid flow, and heat transfer in structures. Students will be introduced to the theory of finite element methods and the implementation of these methods using ANSYS.
MEN 5010 Advanced Mechanics/FEM
This course on the mechanics of solids covers the mathematical basis for stress analysis, models of material behavior, the finite element method and its application, and boundary and initial value problems involving deformable solids.
GEN 5001 Introduction to Systems Engineering
Systems Engineering provides an interdisciplinary approach to designing successful systems. It focuses on defining customer needs and required functionality early in the development cycle, documenting requirements, then proceeding with design synthesis and system validation while considering the complete problem including operations, performance, test, manufacturing, cost, and schedule. This subject emphasizes the links of systems engineering to fundamentals of decision theory, statistics, and optimization. It also introduces the most current, commercially successful techniques for systems engineering.
GEN 6002 Numerical Methods
This course will cover modern computational methods used for the solution of engineering problems. We will consider the application of each method to engineering design and optimization. Topics include curve fitting, optimization, numerical solution of systems of equations, numerical integration and differentiation. Students will learn to implement these algorithms in Octave (which has a very similar syntax to Matlab).
MEN 5012 Instrumentation/Robotics
This course provides an introduction to the kinematics, statics, dynamics, and control issues involved in the instrumentation and design of robotic systems. Intended as an interdisciplinary course, students will interact with computer science, electrical engineer, and mechanical engineering majors to create and analyze a robotic system.
MEN 5020 Advanced Materials
The relation between structure and the mechanical behavior of polymeric materials, including the application of fracture mechanics concepts to failure mechanisms such as wear, fatigue, and environmental degradation.