Design of Machine Elements (MNE 381)

Course Description: In this course, analytical and computational design methods that are valuable to mechanical engineers are studied. Some of the areas covered include stress analysis, deformation, fatigue, stress concentration, design of shafts, gears, springs, and selection of standard elements such as keys and bearings. The objective of the course is to enable the student to handle design problems with confidence and assurance.


Continuum Mechanics (MNE 503)

Course Description: This course is designed to provide the foundation for advanced studies in the mechanical and thermal behavior of continuous materials including both solids and fluids. The language of Cartesian tensors will be developed in detail and used throughout the course. The following topics will be covered: Cartesian tensors and transformations; Tensor algebra, calculus, and integral theorems; stress, strain, and strain related tensors; Lagrangian and Eulerian descriptions; conservation laws; constitutive relations; Linear elasticity, classical fluids, and linear viscoelasticity.


FEM Simulations for Additive Manufacturing (MNE 490/591)

Course Description: This course introduces finite element method (FEM) simulation and its application to additive manufacturing (AM) for quality/reliability improvement. Topics to be covered are: Introduction to the fundamentals of FEM; Hands-on experience with FEM software and practical aspects of solids, heat transfer, and nonlinear problems; Review of AM processes and quality/reliability issues; FEM simulation to predict part distortions, residual stresses, and in-service performance of AM part; Simulation-based optimization of AM process parameters for quality improvement.