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MECET-121: Engineering Graphics I (3 hours)
Introduction to fundamental principles of graphic communication. Use of computer aided design software to produce 2-D sketches, 3-D geometry, and dimensioned 2-D orthographic views, and use of manual methods for sketching.
MECET-220: Statics (3 hours)
(3 hours lecture). Study of forces acting on rigid bodies at rest. Vectors, couples, equilibrium, distributed forces, geometric properties, beam analysis, and friction. Prerequisites: PHYS 100 College Physics I and PHYS 130 Elementary Physics Laboratory I. Prerequisite or Corequisite: MATH 150 Calculus I or equivalent.
MECET-226: Computer Aided Design (3 hours)
Use of computer aided design software to generate complex 3-D geometry and communicate detail design information, dimensioning and tolerancing, surface finish, etc. Prerequisite: MECET 121 Engineering Graphics I or equivalent.
MECET-323: Advanced Engineering Graphics (3 hours)
Computer aided drafting techniques, standards and tolerancing methods to prepare design layouts, assembly, detail and installation drawings. Emphasis on 2-D software and 2-D drawings. Prerequisites: MECET 226 Computer Aided Design. May be taken for honors.
MECET-420: Kinematics (2 hours)
(2 hours lecture). Motion, forces, and mechanisms that produce motion in a mechanical system. Calculation of displacement, velocity, and acceleration of machine elements using graphics, mathematical and computer assisted methods. Prerequisites: MECET 121 Engineering Graphics I or MFGET 160 Manufacturing Graphics and MECET 220 Statics or PHYS 220 Engineering Mechanics I-Statics. May be taken for honors.
MECET-423: Mechanics of Materials (3 hours)
(3 hours lecture). Principles of mechanics as applied to the strength and stiffness of engineering materials. Topics include stress, strain, properties of areas, torsion, bending, compound stresses, and columns. Prerequisite: MECET 220 Statics or equivalent. Corequisite: MECET 424 Mechanics of Materials Laboratory. May be taken for honors.
MECET-424: Mechanics of Materials Laboratory (1 hour)
(2 hours laboratory). Laboratory activities designed to verify the properties of engineering materials using standard testing equipment and procedures. Testing of materials in tension, compression, shear, torsion, and bending in accordance with ASTM standards. Individual laboratory reports requiring the use of manual and computer assisted data collection and analysis techniques. Prerequisite or corequisite: MECET 423 Mechanics of Materials or equivalent.
MECET-428: Thermodynamics (3 hours)
Heat, temperature, laws of thermodynamics and their applications. Includes software simulations and project work to apply thermodynamic theories. May be taken for honors. Prerequisite: PHYS 100 College Physics I or PHYS 104 Engineering Physics I.
MECET-522: Dynamics (3 hours)
Study of forces acting on rigid bodies in motion. Kinematics and kinetics of particles, systems of particles, dynamics of machines and vibrations. Forces and acceleration analysis using Newton's second law and energy and momentum methods. Includes software simulations of impact, vibration, etc. Prerequisite: MECET 220 Statics. May be taken for honors.
MECET-523: Mechanical Design I (3 hours)
(3 hours lecture). Principles for selecting and interfacing standard mechanical system components. Topics include tolerance analysis, fasteners, shafts, couplings, brakes, clutches, gears, belt and chain drives, bearings, seals, cams, motors, and other power transmission components. Extensive use of engineering handbooks, vendor catalogs, and computer software. Prerequisite: MECET 423 Mechanics of Materials or equivalent. May be taken for honors.
MECET-524: Fluid Mechanics (3 hours)
(3 hours lecture). Elementary fluid mechanics. Manual and computer assisted calculation of viscosity, flow, pressure and pressure-velocity relationships of fluid to design fluid power systems or control manufacturing processes. Emphasis on the selection of valves, accumulators, actuators, seals, pumps, and motors. Prerequisite: PHYS 100 College Physics I or PHYS 104 Engineering Physics I and PHYS 130 Elementary Physics Laboratory I. Corequisite: MECET 525 Fluid Mechanics Laboratory. May be taken for honors.
MECET-525: Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (1 hour)
(2 hours laboratory). Laboratory activities designed to verify the principles of fluid mechanics. Topics include pressure and flow measurements, friction losses, pump performance, and use of computer software and laboratory equipment to gather data and write formal laboratory reports. Prerequisite or corequisite: MECET 524 Fluid Mechanics or equivalent.
MECET-528: Computer Aided Modeling (3 hours)
Study of medeling methods to support secondary operations in design, manufacturing and product communication. Prerequisite: MECET 226 Computer Aided Design. May be taken for honors.
MECET-623: Mechanical Design II (3 hours)
(3 hours lecture). Design of shafting, springs, fasteners, belts, clutches, brakes, chains, bearings, and gears. Emphasis is placed on the manual and computer aided design of individual machine elements in accordance with ASME codes and other industrial standards. Prerequisite: MECET 523 Mechanical Design I or equivalent.
MECET-682: Heat Transfer (3 hours)
(3 hours lecture). Principles of heat transfer including conduction, convection, and radiation involved with materials and processing techniques. Manual and computer assisted calculations with applications in manufacturing. Closed to students with credit in ETECH 682 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer. Prerequisite: MATH 150 Calculus I. Prerequisite or corequisite: ETECH 524 Fluid Mechanics I. May be taken for honors.
MECET-861: Mechanics of Composites and Structures (3 hours)
Calculation of effective properties of composites, nanocomposites and structures made from these materials. Analysis and prediction of structural behavior in different conditions. Specific features of composites design, application of composites, elements of the theories of elasticity, viscoelasticity and fracture mechanics of anisotropic media.
MECET-862: Alternative Energy Concepts (3 hours)
Introduction to energy topics. Includes fossil fuels, nuclear fuels, renewable energy and hydrogen as an energy source. Environmental impacts of energy technologies. Resource availability.
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