MIME - MECHANICAL, INDUSTRIAL, AND MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING

MIME - 1000   ORIENTATION TO ME & IE
[3 hours]  The mechanical and industrial engineering professions are discussed with emphasis on career opportunities. Orientation to the university campus, study skills, and time management. Word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, and MATLAB programming are studied. How to use your creativity for design and manufacturing.

MIME - 1010   PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
[1 hour]  Social protocol and ethics in industry are reviewed.  Resume writing and interview skills are developed.  Course assists in preparing the student for the Co-Op experience in industry.      Prerequisite: MIME 1000

MIME - 1100   INTRODUCTION TO CAD
[2 hours]  Techniques for visualization and representation of machine components using solid modeling and projection.  Section views, orthographic projection, dimensioning and tolerancing.  CAD techniques for solving vector problems.

MIME - 1650 MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
[3 hours]  Engineering properties of materials, the effect of atomic bonding and crystalline structure on the mechanical properties of metals, ceramics and polymers.  Common measurement, testing, and comparison techniques to aid in selection of materials.  Laboratory experiences include compressive and tensile strength testing, the effects of heat upon strength, hardness and micro-structure, the effects of combining certain materials in a composite to improve overall mechanical properties.

MIME - 2000   STATISTICS AND MEASUREMENTS LABORATORY
[2 hours]  How to write engineering laboratory reports. Statistical analysis of experimental data, uncertainty analysis, general characteristics of measurement systems, static and dynamic measurements, computer data acquisition, applications to thermal, mechanical, and electrical systems.  Prerequisite: ENGL 1930 or equivalent

MIME - 2300   ENGINEERING DYNAMICS
[3 hours]  Kinematics of particles and rigid bodies. Thorough study of kinetics of particles and rigid bodies using Newton�s laws of motion, work-energy methods, and impulse and momentum methods.  Prerequisite: CIVE 1150

MIME - 2600   ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
[3 hours]  The study of micro-economic and macro-economic theories. Methods of economic analysis, including the time value of money, are described.  Economic decision criteria are used to select best alternatives with emphasis in engineering. Impact of economic decisions on various sectors of society are discussed.  Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

MIME - 2650  MANUFACTURING PROCESSES
[3 hours]  Manufacturing processes discussed include metal casting and forming such as forging, rolling, extrusion, stamping and drawing.  Metal cutting processes such as turning, boring, drilling, milling, sawing and broaching are discussed.  Polymer processes including injection molding and extrusion as well as ceramic part production are covered.  Laboratory experiences include creating parts using many of these processes.  Prerequisite:  MIME 1650

MIME - 2920   SPECIAL PROJECTS
[1 - 3 hours]  A special project by the student to investigate or solve an acceptable problem in industrial or mechanical engineering.  This course is primarily intended for students interested in mechanical, industrial or manufacturing engineering early in their undergraduate program. Instructor will specify scope of project to correspond to credit hours.  Prerequisite: Consent of MIME Faculty Member

MIME - 2980   SPECIAL TOPICS
[1 - 3 hours]  A special topic at the undergraduate level in Mechanical, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering to be offered as a course during a term by a faculty member.  Credits will correspond to regular class meetings of one lecture hour per week per credit hour.  Prerequisite: Consent of MIME Faculty Member

MIME - 2990   INDEPENDENT STUDY
[1 - 3 hours]  An independent study by the student to investigate or solve an acceptable problem in industrial or mechanical engineering.  This course is primarily intended for engineering students early or midway through their program of study.  Instructor will specify scope of project to correspond to credit hours.  Prerequisite: Consent of MIME Faculty Member

MIME - 3140 Thermodynamics II
[3 hours] Review of open and closed systems in thermodynamics, the Carnot principle and cycle efficiency concepts.  Application to gas and vapor power cycles, and refrigeration cycles.  Thermydynamic property relations, gaseous mixtures and combustion.  Prerequisite: MIME 3400

MIME - 3300   DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF MECHANICAL SYSTEMS
[3 hours]  Design and analysis of mechanisms, gear trains, planetary gear trains, cam-and-follower devices with application to mechanical systems.  Motion, force, torque and vibration analysis.  Balancing of rotating and reciprocating components in machines.  Prerequisite: MIME 2300

MIME - 3310   MECHANICAL DESIGN I
[3 hours]  Applications of mechanics of materials to analysis and design of mechanical components; introduction to fracture mechanics; applications of failure theories to design of machine elements subjected to static and cyclic loadings.  Prerequisite: CIVE 1160; MIME 2000, 1610

MIME - 3320   MECHANICAL DESIGN II
[3 hours]  Application of failure theories in static and fatigue loading to the design and analysis of mechanical elements including fasteners, power screws, welded joints, springs, bearings, gears, clutches, brakes, and shafts.  Prerequisite: MIME 3310

MIME - 3370   MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS
[3 hours]  Analysis of systems with single and multi-degrees of freedom, free and forced vibration with and without damping, vibration isolation, and introduction to principles of modal analysis.  Prerequisite: MIME 2300; MATH 3860

MIME - 3390   MECHANICS AND VIBRATIONS LABORATORY
[2 hours]  This laboratory course consists of experiments in solid mechanics including mechanical testing, stress and deflection analysis, fatigue, stability, and mechanical vibrations.  Prerequisite: MIME 3310, 3370

MIME - 3400   INTRODUCTION TO THERMAL SCIENCES
[3 hours]  Introductory course in thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid mechanics. Topics include:  properties, heat and work, control volume analysis, fluid statics and dynamics, conduction, convection, radiation and conservation laws.  Prerequisite: MATH 3860; PHYS 2140

MIME - 3420   THERMODYNAMICS
[4 hours]  Application of the first and second laws of thermodynamics to open and closed systems.  Development of the Carnot principle and cycle efficiency concepts and application to gas, vapor power and reversed cycles.  Thermodynamic property relations, application to gaseous mixtures, reaction equilibrium and combustion.  Prerequisite: ME 3400

MIME - 3430   FLUID MECHANICS
[3 hours]  Fluid mechanics for mechanical engineers. Topics include fluid statics and dynamics, equations of motion, dimensional analysis, boundary layer theory, flow in pipes, turbulence, fluid machinery, potential flow, CFD, and aerodynamics.  Prerequisite: MIME 3400

MIME - 3440   HEAT TRANSFER
[3 hours]  A comprehensive study of conduction, convection, and radiation.  Derivation and solution of differential equations related to heat transfer. Analysis of forced and free convection and heat exchangers.  Dimensional analysis related to heat transfer.  Prerequisite: MIME 3430

MIME - 3470   THERMAL SCIENCE LABORATORY
[2 hours]  Determination of transition Reynolds number, measurement of basic fluid properties, buoyancy, calibration of flow measuring devices, pipe flow, determination of drag coefficients, study of fluid flow by use of aerodynamic smoke tunnel, performance characteristics of pumps and fans, internal combustion engines, refrigeration cycles, solar collection, heat exchangers, determination of free and forced convection heat transfer coefficients.  Prerequisite: MIME 3400

MIME - 3710   WORK DESIGN AND MEASUREMENT
[3 hours]  A study of the methods used to analyze, design, and specify the human performance in operation/production systems for the purpose of improving productivity. Computerized predetermined time systems, robots, and material handling equipment are utilized in the laboratory environment to design production systems. Two hour lecture and 2 hour lab.  Prerequisite: MIME 4060, 4080, 4010

MIME - 3780   ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT
[3 hours]  The development of the fundamentals required in an engineering and manufacturing environment where technical competency is considered standard and an appreciation of the human behavioral responses to managerial policies and rules is essential. This course covers the basics of planning, organizing, leading, and control from the subordinates� as well as manager�s perspective.  Prerequisite: MIME 3710

MIME - 3940   CO-OP EXPERIENCE
[1 hour]  Students in the Industrial and Mechanical Engineering programs are to enroll in this course during each of their approved Co-Op experiences.  Prerequisite: MIME 1010

MIME - 4000   ENGINEERING STATISTICS I
[3 hours]  This course introduces the student to the areas of probability theory and statistical inferences. Topics include sample spaces, the concepts of random variables, probability distributions;  functions of random variables, transformation of variables, moment generating functions, sampling and estimation theory; T, F and chi-square distribution.  Prerequisite: MATH 2850

MIME - 4010   ENGINEERING STATISTICS II
[3 hours]  This course continues the student�s development of statistical tools and techniques. Topics include test of hypothesis, nonparametric statistics, simple linear regression and correlation, multiple linear regression, analysis of variance, and factorial experiments.  Prerequisite: MIME 4000

MIME - 4020   STATISTICAL QUALITY CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT
[3 hours]  Students learn fundamental statistical process control, including control charting and sampling using variables and attributes. Also covered are the fundamentals of implementing and managing a continuous quality improvement program.  Prerequisite: MIME 4010

MIME - 4050   HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING
[3 hours]  Characteristics of the human as an operator in human-machine systems.  Human abilities to process information and perform physical tasks within the constraints of environmental conditions - temperature illumination, noise, etc.  Prerequisite: PSY 1010; MIME 4000

MIME - 4060   MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING
[3 hours]  Students apply machine tools and fabrication processes to optimize the manufacture of a product. Emphasis is on engineering design integrated with economic principles and fabricating methods.  Prerequisite: MIME 1610, MATH 3860

MIME - 4070   COMPUTER-AIDED MANUFACTURING
[3 hours]  The study of machining processes using numerical control machine tools and controllers. Development of programs to machine parts on mills and lathes. Conversion of CAD models to programs through software interfaces.  Prerequisite: MIME 4060

MIME - 4080   OPERATIONS RESEARCH I
[3 hours]  This course focuses on the mathematical methods of Operations Research and their applications in engineering.  Topics include the optimal solution of deterministic and stochastic mathematical models, modeling process, linear programming, the simplex method, duality theory and sensitivity analysis.  Prerequisite: MIME 1610, 2600, 4000; MATH 2890, 3860

MIME - 4090   OPERATIONS RESEARCH II
[2 hours]  This course extends the mathematical methods of Operations Research I and their application.  Topics include transpotation and assignment problems, network analysis, PERT-CPM, Markov chains, and queuing theory.  Prerequisite: MIME 4080

MIME - 4100   MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS SIMULATION
[3 hours]  Discrete and continuous simulation models are used to study queuing networks manufacturing, and related engineering systems. Simulation languages and animation are covered. Statistical inference is used to draw conclusions and to identify the best system.  Prerequisite: MIME 1610, 4010

MIME - 4160   FACILITIES PLANNING AND DESIGN
[3 hours]  Planning, design, development, management, and control of  production and distribution systems to effectively distribute goods and services from the producer to the user. Aspects of facilities for manufacturing, material handling, packaging, and distribution;  concepts of group technology and computer aided facility design, and utilization of optimal plant design are covered.  Prerequisite: MIME 3710

MIME - 4200   SENIOR DESIGN PROJECTS
[3 hours]  Students work in teams using knowledge gained in earlier courses to solve real design, manufacturing, and operational problems relevant to industry. Oral and written communications with participating companies as well as teamwork are stressed. Other topics include patents, product liability, safety, ethics, and design for manufacturing.  Prerequisite: Senior standing in ME or IE

MIME - 4210   VEHICLE DYNAMICS
[3 hours]  Analytic mechanics are applied to automotive structures.  This includes the forces, time dependent motions including bounce and pitch modes, suspension kinematics, limitations imposed by the human body, and how the automotive structure must be designed to accommodate these.  Co-requisite:  MIME 3370.

MIME - 4230   DYNAMICS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT
[3 hours]  The study of human movement including muscle mechanics, kinematics, kinetics and energetics of human gait, anthropometry and application to bioengineering and orthopaedics.  Prerequisite: MIME 2300

MIME - 4250   CAD - MECHANISMS
[3 hours]  Development of computer programs and use of mathematics packages for designing and analyzing planar and spatial mechanisms.  Modern analytical methods including Roberts� Cognate Theorem and Burmester Theory.  Comparison of commercially available CAD packages for mechanism design and analysis.  Prerequisite: MIME 3300

MIME - 4270    CAD - GEOMETRIC MODELING
[3 hours]  Principles of CAD systems and their relationship to the design process.  Topics include CAD hardware as well as geometric modeling of curves, surfaces, and solids.  Prerequisite: MIME 3320

MIME - 4280   CAD-FINITE ELEMENT METHODS
[3 hours]  An introduction to the basic concepts of the finite element method.  Topics include engineering analysis of continuous systems, numerical solutions of boundary value problems, method of weighted residuals and the principle of minimum potential energy, applications of commercially available finite element programs.  Prerequisite: MIME 3320, 3440

MIME - 4300   ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as CIVE 4300. Theory of elasticity, plane stress and plane problems, yield criteria and failure theories, bending of beams, energy methods, curved flexural members, unsymmetric bending, torsion, shear center, and axisymmetrically loaded members.  Prerequisite: CIVE 1160; MATH 3860

MIME - 4310   MECHANICS OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS
[3 hours]  Review of elasticity of anisotropic solids, determination of mechanical properties of fiber-reinforced lamina, analysis and performance of laminated composites.  Prerequisite: CIVE 1160; MIME 1610

MIME - 4320   FATIGUE OF MATERIALS & STRUCTURES
[3 hours]  Fatigue design methods; fatigue fracture mechanisms; cyclic deformation behavior and material cyclic properties; stress-based, and fracture mechanics-based methodologies to fatigue life prediction of smooth and notched members subjected to constant or variable amplitude loadings.  Prerequisite: CIVE 1160

MIME - 4330   OCCUPATIONAL ERGONOMICS
[3 hours]  An introduction to the science and practice related to the musculoskeletal problems of work.  This course includes some of the methodologies that define occupational biomechanics including anthropometry, work-capacity evaluation, bioinstrumentation, biomechanical models, and work classification and time prediction.  Some applications are presented including manual materials handling.  Prerequisite: CIVE 1160

MIME - 4340   EXPERIMENTAL MECHANICS
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as CIVE 4340. Application of experimental techniques to stress analysis, comparison of experimental and analytical methods, theory of electrical resistance gages, methods of photoelasticity including photostress, data acquisition systems and their use.  Prerequisite: CIVE 1160; MATH 3860

MIME - 4510   TURBOMACHINERY
[3 hours]  Theory of energy transfer between fluid and rotor in turbomachines.  Design of turbomachine components.  Applications to pumps, compressors and turbines.  Prerequisite: MIME 3420, 3430

MIME - 4520   HEATING, VENTILATING AND AIR CONDITIONING
[3 hours]  Control of the thermal environment within enclosed spaces including psychometric properties of air heating and cooling, loads and factors affecting human comfort. Analysis of basic heating and refrigeration systems, heat pumps, heaters, utilization of solar energy, humidifiers, air drying systems, energy conservation and controls for systems.  Prerequisite: MIME 3420

MIME - 4530   INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES
[3 hours]  Study of Carnot, Otto, Diesel and Brayton Cycles, performance characteristics, combustion engines and construction details of internal combustion engines.  Analysis of problems associated with carburetion, fuel injection, combustion, cooling, supercharging, emissions and emission controls.  Prerequisite: MIME 3420

MIME - 4540   JET PROPULSION
[3 hours]  Mechanics and thermodynamics of jet propulsion.  Fundamentals of high-speed flow. Analysis of gas turbine engine components:  diffuser, compressor, turbine and nozzle. Investigation of characteristics of ramjets, turbojets, turbofans, and turboprops. Introduction to solid and liquid rockets.  Prerequisite: MIME 3420

MIME - 4550   AERODYNAMICS
[3 hours]  Fundamentals of aerodynamics, potential flow theory, aerodynamic forces and moments, introduction to numerical analysis, application to internal flows, theory of lift for infinite and finite wings, induced drag.  Prerequisite: MIME 3430

MIME - 4560   GAS DYNAMICS
[3 hours]  Analysis of compressible flow phenomena including shock and detonation waves.  Internal flow with friction and heat addition.  Analysis and application to supersonic airfoil theory, inlet nacelles, nozzles to generate supersonic thrust and jet engine combustors.  Prerequisite: MIME 3430

MIME - 4580   DESIGN OF THERMAL SYSTEMS
[3 hours]  Design of thermal systems, analysis and design of systems involving energy transfer due to fluid flow and heat transfer.  The analogy between fluid mechanics, heat transfer and electrical circuits will be developed and used. Methods for determining on-design and off-design performance and estimating the performance of existing designs.  Prerequisite: MIME 3400

MIME - 4590   LUBRICATION TECHNOLOGY AND BEARING DESIGN
[3 hours]  Development of the generalized Reynolds equation.  Study of hydrodynamic and hydrostatic forms of lubrication.  Slider and journal bearing problems.  Analysis of cavitation.  Gas bearings.  Stability and thermal effects.  Bearing design considerations.  Analysis of seals.  Effects of wear.  Prerequisite: MIME 3430

MIME - 4640   RANDOM PROCESSES
[3 hours]  An introduction to the basic theory of stochastic processes, Markov chains, Markov processes, renewal theory, ergodicity, stationarity, applications in queuing, inventory, and reliability.  Prerequisite: MATH 3860; MIME 4010

MIME - 4690   RELIABILITY
[3 hours]  Reliability of components and multicomponent systems. Static and dynamic reliability models for both independent and dependent failures. Effects of hot and cold redundancy. Reliability testing consideration and renewal theory.  Prerequisite: MIME 4010

MIME - 4710   PROCESSES, PLANNING AND INVENTORY CONTROL
[3 hours]  The planning, scheduling and control of inventory and production. Critical path methods, PERT, applications of mathematical and computer methods.  Prerequisite: MIME 3710

MIME - 4730   FORECASTING
[3 hours]  Mathematical methods used in forecasting and time series analysis.  Brown�s exponential smoothing, Winter�s seasonal forecasting, and Box-Jenkins methods are introduced and used in forecasting.  Applications include forecasting demand to aid production planning, inventory control, short and long range planning.  Prerequisite: MIME 4010

MIME - 4780   ADVANCED ENGINEERING ECONOMY AND DECISION THEORY
[3 hours]  Decision analysis of economic and multi-objective projects under conditions of risk and uncertainty. Use of wealth building approaches, decision trees, statistical decision analysis, and decision techniques for capital investment and multiple attribute problems.  Prerequisite: MIME 2600

MIME - 4800 DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURABILITY
[3 hours]  Design considerations for economic manufacturing including overview of design process, design for assembly, design for material handling, design for recyclability, and design of experiments including Taguchi Analysis.  Prerequisite: MIME 1610

MIME - 4810*   MATERIAL REMOVAL PROCESSES
[3 hours]  This course analyzes the major manufacturing material removal processes including machining, flame cutting, elctro-discharge machining, etc. Analysis of tool wear, mechanics, cutting fluids, chip control and thermal effects are discussed.  Prerequisite: Senior standing and MIME 1610
* course is pending final approval

MIME - 4920   SPECIAL PROJECTS
[1 - 3 hours]  A special project by the student to investigate or solve an acceptable problem in industrial or mechanical engineering. This course is primarily intended for students interested in mechanical, industrial or manufacturing engineering nearing completion of their undergraduate degree. Instructor will specify scope of project to correspond to credit hours.  Prerequisite: Consent of MIME Faculty Member

MIME - 4980   SPECIAL TOPICS
[1 - 3 hours]  A special topic at the undergraduate level in Mechanical, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering to be offered as a course during a term by a faculty member.  This is intended for students nearing graduation.  Credits will correspond to regular class meeting of one lecture hour per week per credit hour.  Prerequisite: Consent of MIME Faculty Member

MIME - 4990   INDEPENDENT STUDY
[1 - 3 hours]  An independent study by the student to investigate or solve an acceptable problem in industrial or mechanical engineering. This course is primarily intended for engineering students nearing graduation. Instructor will specify scope of study to correspond to credit hours.  Prerequisite: Consent of MIME Faculty Member

MIME - 5010   ENGINEERING STATISTICS II
[3 hours]  This course continues the students� development of statistical tools and techniques. Topics include test of hypothesis, nonparametric statistics, simple linear regression and correlation, multiple linear regression, analysis of variance, and factorial experiments.  Not available for credit to IE students. Prerequisite: MIME 5000

MIME - 5020   STATISTICAL QUALITY CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT
[3 hours]  Students learn fundamental statistical process control including control charting and sampling using variables and attributes. Also covered are the fundamentals of implementing and managing a continuous quality improvement program.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 5050   HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING
[3 hours]  Characteristics of the human as an operator in human-machine systems. Human abilities to process information and perform physical tasks within the constraints of environmental conditions - temperature,  illumination, noise, etc. Lecture and lab experiences.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 5060   MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING
[3 hours]  Students integrate machine tools and fabrication processes to optimize the manufacture of a product. Emphasis is on engineering design integrated with economic principles and fabricating methods.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 5070   COMPUTER-AIDED MANUFACTURING
[3 hours]  The study of machining processes using numerical control machine tools and controllers.  Development of programs to machine parts on mills and lathes.  Conversion of CAD models to programs through software interfaces.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 5080   OPERATIONS RESEARCH I
[3 hours]  This course focuses on the mathematical methods of Operations Research and their applications in engineering.  Topics include the optimal solution of deterministic and stochastic mathematical models, modeling process, linear programming, the simplex method, duality theory and sensitivity analysis.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 5090   OPERATIONS RESEARCH II
[2 hours]  This course extends the mathematical methods of Operations Research I and their application.  Topics include transportation and assignment problems, network analysis, PERT-CPM, Markov chains, and queuing theory.  Prerequisite: Graduate Standing, MIME 5080

MIME - 5100   MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS SIMULATION
[3 hours]  Discrete and continuous simulation models are used to study queuing networks, manufacturing, and related engineering systems.  Simulation languages and animation are covered. Statistical inference is used to draw conclusions and to identify the best system.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 5160   FACILITIES PLANNING AND DESIGN
[3 hours]  Planning, design, development, management, and control of production and distribution systems to effectively distribute goods and services from the producer to the user.  Aspects of facilities for manufacturing, material handling, packaging, and distribution; concepts of group technology and computer aided facility design and utilization of optimal plant design are covered.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 5210   VEHICLE DYNAMICS
[3 hours]  Analytic mechanics are applied to automotive structures.  This includes the forces, time dependent motions including bounce and pitch modes, suspension kinematics, limitations imposed by the human body, and how the automotive structure must be designed to accommodate these.  Prerequisite:  Graduate standing.

MIME - 5230   DYNAMICS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT
[3 hours]  The study of human movement including muscle mechanics, kinematics, kinetics and energetics of human gait, anthropometry and application to bioengineering and orthopaedics.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 5250   CAD - MECHANISMS
[3 hours]  Development of computer programs and use of mathematics packages for designing and analyzing planar and spatial mechanisms. Modern analytical methods including Roberts� Cognate Theorem and Burmester Theory. Comparison of commercially available CAD packages for mechanism design and analysis.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 5280   CAD - FINITE ELEMENT METHODS
[3 hours]  Numerical solutions of boundary value problems, variational calculus and the principle of minimum potential energy, finite element formulation of two dimensional field and elasticity problems, axisymmetric elements, finite element programming.  Not available for credit to students who have taken MIME 4280.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 5300   ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as CIVE 5300. Theory of elasticity, plane stress and plane strain problems, yield criteria and failure theories, bending of beams, energy methods, curved flexural members, unsymmetric bending, torsion, shear center, and axisymmetrically loaded members.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 5310   MECHANICS OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS
[3 hours]  Review of elasticity of anisotropic solids, determination of mechanical properties of fiber-reinforced lamina, analysis and performance of laminated composites.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 5320   FATIGUE OF MATERIALS & STRUCTURES
[3 hours]  Fatigue design methods; fatigue mechanisms; cyclic deformation behavior and material cyclic properties; stress-based and fracture mechanics-based methodologies to fatigue life prediction of smooth and notched members subjected to constant or variable amplitude loadings.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 5330  OCCUPATIONAL ERGONOMICS
[3 hours]  Methodologies that define musculoskeletal problems of work including anthropometry, work capacity evaluation, bioinstrumentation, biomechanical models, and work classification and time prediction.  Some applications in occupational biomechanics are presented including manual materials handling.  Prerequisite:Graduate standing

MIME - 5340   EXPERIMENTAL MECHANICS
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as CIVE 5340. Application of experimental techniques to stress analysis, comparison of experimental and analytical methods, theory of electrical resistance gages, methods of photoelasticity including photostress, data acquisition systems and their use.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 5500   APPLICATIONS OF ENGINEERING ANALYSIS
[3 hours]  A course in analysis for engineers.  Topics include:  linear differential equation, continuous and discrete series representations, Laplace transforms, matrix methods, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, systems of equations, and partial differential equations.  Emphasis will be placed on application and on software assisted mathematics.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 5510   TURBOMACHINERY
[3 hours]  Theory of energy transfer between fluid and rotor in turbomachines. Design of turbomachine components. Applications to pumps, compressors and turbines.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 5520   HEATING, VENTILATING & AIR CONDITIONING
[3 hours]  Control of the thermal environment within enclosed spaces including psychometric properties of air heating and cooling, loads and factors affecting human comfort. Analysis of basic heating and refrigeration systems, heat pumps, heaters, utilization of solar energy, humidifiers, air drying systems, energy conservation and controls for systems.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 5530   INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES
[3 hours]  Study of Carnot, Otto, Diesel and Brayton Cycles, performance characteristics, combustion engines and construction details of internal combustion engines. Analysis of problems associated with carburetion, fuel injection, combustion, cooling, supercharging, emissions and emission controls.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 5540   JET PROPULSION
[3 hours]  Mechanics and thermodynamics of jet propulsion. Fundamentals of high-speed flow. Analysis of gas turbine engine components: diffuser, compressor, turbine and nozzle. Investigation of characteristics of ramjets, turbojets, turbofans, and turboprops. Introduction to solid and liquid rockets.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 5550   AERODYNAMICS
[3 hours]  Fundamentals of aerodynamics, potential flow theory, aerodynamic forces and moments, introduction to numerical analysis, application to internal flows, theory of lift for infinite and finite wings, induced drag.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 5560   GAS DYNAMICS
[3 hours]  Analysis of compressible flow phenomena including shock and detonation waves. Internal flow with friction and heat addition.  Analysis and application to supersonic airfoil theory, inlet nacelles, nozzles to generate supersonic thrust and jet engine combustors.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 5580   DESIGN OF THERMAL SYSTEMS
[3 hours]  Design of thermal systems, analysis and design of systems involving energy transfer due to fluid flow and heat transfer. The analogy between fluid mechanics, heat transfer and electrical circuits will be developed and used. Methods for determining on-design and off-design performance and estimating the performance of existing designs.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 5590   LUBRICATION TECHNOLOGY AND BEARING DESIGN
[3 hours]  Development of the generalized Reynolds equation. Study of hydrodynamic and hydrostatic forms of lubrication. Slider and journal bearing problems. Analysis of cavitation. Gas bearings. Stability and thermal effects. Bearing design considerations. Analysis of seals. Effects of wear.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 5640   RANDOM PROCESSES
[3 hours]  An introduction to the basic theory of stochastic processes, Markov chains, Markov processes, renewal theory, ergodicity,  stationarity, applications in queuing, inventory, and reliability.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 5690  RELIABILITY
[3 hours]  Reliability of components and multicomponent systems.  Static and dynamic reliability models for both independent and dependent failures.  Effects of hot and cold redundancy. Reliability testing consideration and renewal theory.      Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 5710   PROCESSES, PLANNING & INVENTORY CONTROL
[3 hours]  The planning, scheduling and control of inventory and production. Critical path methods, PERT, applications of mathematical and computer methods.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 5730   FORECASTING
[3 hours]  Mathematical methods used in forecasting and time series analysis.  Brown�s exponential smoothing, Winter�s seasonal forecasting, and Box-Jenkins methods are introduced and used in forecasting.  Applications include forecasting demand to aid production planning, inventory control, short and long range planning.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 5750   WORK MEASUREMENT & MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS
[3 hours]  A study of the methods used to analyze, design, and specify the human performance in operation/production systems for the purpose of improving productivity.  Computerized predetermined time systems, robots, and material handling equipment are utilized in the laboratory environment to design production systems.  Two hour lecture and 2 hour lab.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 5780   ADVANCED ENGINEERING ECONOMY AND DECISION THEORY
[3 hours]  Decision analysis of economic and multi-objective projects under conditions of risk and uncertainty. Use of wealth building approaches, decision trees, statistical decision analysis, and decision techniques for capital investment and multiple attribute problems.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 5800   DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURABILITY
[3 hours]  Design considerations for economic manufacturing including overview of design process, design for assembly, design for material handling, design for recyclability, and design of experiments including Taguchi Analysis.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 5810   MATERIAL REMOVAL PROCESSES
[3 hours]  This course analyzes the major manufacturing material removal processes including machining, flame cutting, electro-discharge machining, etc. Analysis of tool wear, mechanics, cutting fluids, chip control and thermal effects are discussed.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 5920   SPECIAL PROJECTS
[1 - 6 hours]  A special project by the student to investigate or solve an acceptable problem in industrial or mechanical engineering.  This course is primarily intended for graduate students interested in mechanical, industrial or manufacturing engineering.  Prerequisite: Consent of MIME Faculty Member

MIME - 5980   SPECIAL TOPICS
[1 - 6 hours]  A special topic at the graduate level in Mechanical, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering to be offered as a course during a term by a faculty member.  Prerequisite: Consent of MIME Faculty Member

MIME - 6000/8000   ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS I
[3 hours]  An advanced course in mathematical analysis for engineers.  Topics include matrix methods, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, systems of equations, series representations including FFT, ordinary differential equations, and Bessel functions.  This course will make use of computer-aided-mathematics techniques and include engineering applications.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 6100/8100   ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS II
[3 hours]  Partial differential equations for engineering applications including elliptic, parabolic, hyperbolic differential and non-linear systems of equations. Solution procedures include separation of variables, Laplace transform methods, solutions using complex analysis including conformal mapping, and numerical methods.  Prerequisite: MIME 6000/8000

MIME - 6120/8120  ADVANCED MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS
[3 hours]  Sensor selection, data acquisition system selection, evaluation of system response, digital sampling theory, statistical data analysis, space-time correlations, spectral analysis, analog and digital signal conditioning, and static and dynamic measurements.  Prerequisite:  Graduate standing.

MIME - 6150/8150   APPLIED NUMERICAL METHODS
[3 hours]  An advanced course in mathematical analysis for engineers. Topics include real and complex solutions to polynomial and transcendental equations, approximate interpolation and integration procedures, matrix methods, solutions of systems of nonlinear equations, ordinary and partial differential equations.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 6180/8180   MICRO ELECTRO MECHANICAL SYSTEMS
[3 hours]  Current design and methods in micromachining mechanical and electrical components on silicon wafers with an emphasis on mechanical as well as the LIGA Microcasting techniques. Both prototyping and mass production practices will be covered.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 6190/8190   MECHATRONICS
[3 hours]  Design, analysis, and synthesis of integrated electromechanical systems. Transducer models, signal conditioning and power amplification, and analog-to-digital interfaces. Topics will focus on mechanical engineering applications of process control and data acquisition.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 6200/8200   ADVANCED DYNAMICS
[3 hours]  Study of dynamics of a system of particles and rigid bodies using Newtonian and Lagrangian Mechanics including multi-body systems.  Principles of nonlinear system dynamics and stability.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 6210/8210   ADVANCED MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS
[3 hours]  Advanced concepts in normal mode theory for discrete systems and vibration of continuous systems such as bars, beams and plates.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 6230/8230  CAD-SURFACE MODELING
[3 hours]  Theory and implementation of contemporary parametric sculptured surface modeling technology.  Non-uniform rational B-spline [NURBS] curves and surfaces.  Fundamental computational algorithms, construction techniques, and advanced modeling topics.  Computer projects are also included.  Prerequisite:  Graduate standing and programming experience in Matlab or C.

MIME - 6300/8300   CONTINUUM MECHANICS
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as CIVE 6300.  A unified approach to the study of the mechanics of continuous media; analysis of tensors; kinematics of material media; analysis of deformation and stress; the mathematical statement of the laws of conservation of mass, momentum, and energy; formulation of the mechanical constitutive equations for various classes of solids and fluids.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 6320/8320   ADVANCED FINITE ELEMENT METHODS
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as CIVE 6320. Formulation of isoparametric elements, coordinate transformation, solids of revolution, bending of flat plates, general shell elements, dynamics, vibrations, and time dependent problems, geometric and material nonlinearity.  Prerequisite: MIME 5280/7280 or CIVE 6310/8310

MIME - 6350/8350   ELASTICITY
[3 hours]  Review of tensor analysis, analysis of stress and strain, three dimensional equations of elasticity, plane problems in rectangular Cartesian and polar coordinates.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 6360/8360   PLASTICITY
[3 hours]  Review of elastic stress-strain relations, analysis of strain rate and concept of stress rate, criteria of yielding and rules of plastic flow, elastoplastic bending and torsion, theory of slipline fields, mechanics of metal forming processes.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 6380/8380   FRACTURE MECHANICS
[3 hours]  Principles of fracture mechanics and its applications to the prevention of fractures in components and structures, linear elastic and elastic-plastic fracture mechanics, fracture mechanisms, fracture toughness, applications to fatigue crack propagation.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 6410/8410   VISCOUS FLOW
[3 hours]  An advanced course in viscous fluid flow.  Topics include relationships between boundary layer and viscous flow, laws of conservation of mass and momentum, exact solutions, similarity solutions, creeping glow, boundary layer concept, stability of laminar flows, small-disturbance stability, linearized stability of parallel flows, and transition to turbulence.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 6420/8420   CONDUCTION
[3 hours]  Theoretical analysis of problems in steady-state and transient heat conduction with constant and variable material properties, heat-source systems, Laplace transform techniques, numerical and computer solutions, analogies.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 6430/8430   ADVANCED THERMODYNAMICS
[3 hours]  Second law of thermodynamics based on statistical mechanics.  Prediction of properties from microscopic data based on statistical mechanics. General thermodynamic relations to include Maxwell relations and the Clapeyron equation, prediction of unmeasureable property changes from equations of state for condensed phases and real gases. Thermodynamic equilibrium of chemical reacting species. Single and multiphase equilibria in ideal and real solutions.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 6440/8440   COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS I
[3 hours]  Properties of various partial differential equations. Basics of finite difference methods. Governing equations of fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Numerical solution of inviscid flow equations. Methods for solving Euler equations. Treatment of shock waves. Applications to simple compressible flows. Numerical methods for boundary-layer type equations.  Prerequisite: MIME 6170/8170 or Consent of instructor

MIME - 6450/8450   EXPERIMENTAL FLUID MECHANICS
[3 hours]  Digital data acquisition and analysis; limitations and interpretation of physical measurements; sources of errors and difficulties in experimental technique; advanced experimental methods for static and dynamic measurements in thermal systems and fluid flow.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 6510/8510   BOUNDARY LAYER THEORY
[3 hours]  This course covers laminar and turbulent boundary layer theory.  Topics include boundary layer equations, separation, similarity, 2-D and 3D, control, integral methods, turbulence, stability, transition, and heat transfer.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 6520/8520   CONVECTION
[3 hours]  Study of convection processes involving the transfer of heal, mass and momentum.  Boundary layer theory. Analogy between heat and momentum transfer. Condensation and boiling, two-phase flow, diffusion, mass transfer between phases.  Prerequisite: MIME 6000/8000

MIME - 6540/8540   COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS II
[3 hours]  Finite difference procedures applied to the solution of reduced forms of the Navier-Stokes equations. Numerical solution of compressible and incompressible forms of the Navier-Stokes equations for laminar and turbulent flows. Fundamental turbulence models. Solution enhancement methods including multi-grid schemes and the use of preconditioning. Grid generation procedures using algebraic and differential equation methods. Structured versus unstructured grid methods. Grid adaptation procedures. Computer program applications.  Prerequisite: MIME 6440/8440

MIME - 6550/8550   TURBULENT FLOW
[3 hours]  Study of the nature, origin and dynamics of turbulence. Governing equations of turbulent flows. Internal and external flows. Aspects of free shear flow, turbulent boundary layers and statistical descriptions are presented. Numerical and experimental methods applied to turbulent flow.  Prerequisite: MIME 6150/8150 or Consent of instructor

MIME - 6560/8560    COMBUSTION
[3 hours]  Physics and chemistry of combustion processes; chemical thermodynamics; chemical kinetics; heat and mass transfer in the combustion of gas, liquid, and solid fuels; flame speed determination; applications to combustion efficiency, pollutant formation, and combustor design.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 6630/8630   APPLIED STATISTICAL METHODS
[3 hours]  Techniques of statistical analysis which are applicable in a modern day manufacturing environment. Course is meant to provide the student having little or no background in the statistical areas with a sufficiently disciplined course to use statistical methods.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 6640/8640   INVENTORY THEORY
[3 hours]  Mathematical models of inventory and production systems.  Consideration of static and dynamic problems under the influence of deterministic probabilistic demand. Demand forecasting using Box-Jenkins models of adaptive forecasting. Consideration of echelon inventory problems.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 6670/8670   QUEUING THEORY
[3 hours]  Single channel and multichannel queuing problems with Poisson arrivals and negative exponential service times. Single and multichannel systems with general service disciplines. Priority queues, busy period and waiting time distributions.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 6720/8720   EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as MATH 5670. Design and analysis of experiments including analysis of variance and regression analysis. Factorial, blocked and nested models are considered together with appropriate estimation and post ANOVA tests.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 6740/8740   OPTIMIZATION THEORY AND APPLICATIONS
[3 hours]  A consideration of general systems optimization techniques: classical calculus methods, Lagrange multipliers, linear and nonlinear programming, penalty functions, search methods, and dynamic programming. Applications to design and manufacturing problems.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 6780/8780   ADVANCED ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT
[3 hours]  Classical analysis of the theories of organization and management applied to engineering and high technology management.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 6790/8790   HUMAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS
[3 hours]  Measures of effectiveness for a human-machine system.  Design of the system to effect the optimum operation.  Emphasis on quantitative models for studying information processing, control, and decision making aspects of human performance in human-machine system.  Prerequisite: MIME 5050/7050

MIME - 6800/8800*  ADVANCED MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
[3 hours]  Advanced studies of traditional manufacturing processes and advanced manufacturing systems with emphasis on manufacturing engineering processes and equipment, machine tools, process planning, design an operation of manufacturing systems.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing
*course is pending final approval

MIME - 6900   INDEPENDENT RESEARCH
[1 - 16 hours]  Research credit hours toward the Master of Science degree in Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department.  Students are to use the section number of their thesis/dissertation adviser.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 6920/8920   SPECIAL PROJECTS
[1 - 6 hours]  A special project by the student to investigate or solve an acceptable problem in industrial or mechanical engineering. This course is primarily intended for graduate students interested in mechanical, industrial or manufacturing engineering.  Prerequisite: Consent of MIME Faculty Member

MIME - 6930/8930   GRADUATE SEMINAR
[1 hour]  This is a seminar for graduate students in Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. Topics include orientation to the graduate program and special topics by speakers from industry and other universities. Credit does not apply toward a graduate degree.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 6960   GRADUATE RESEARCH AND THESIS
[1 - 9 hours]  Masters thesis research.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 6980/8980  SPECIAL TOPICS
[1 - 6 hours]  A special topic at the graduate level in Mechanical, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering to be offered as a course during a term by a faculty member.  Prerequisite: Consent of MIME Faculty Member

MIME - 6990/8990   INDEPENDENT STUDY
[1 - 6 hours]  An independent study by the student to investigate or solve an acceptable problem in industrial or mechanical engineering. This course is primarily intended for graduate students in mechanical, industrial or manufacturing engineering.  Prerequisite: Consent of MIME Faculty Member

MIME - 8900   INDEPENDENT RESEARCH
[1 - 16 hours]  Research credit hours toward the doctoral degree for students in the Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department.  Students are to use the section number of their dissertation adviser.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

MIME - 8960  DISSERTATION
[1 - 16 hours]  Doctoral dissertation research credit hours for students in the Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department. Students are to use the section number of their dissertation adviser. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

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