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UT Arlington Undergraduate Catalog Fall 2008
Course Descriptions for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)

MAE 1104. INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING (1-0) Introduction to basic engineering concepts. Students will become familiar with engineering and its many sub-fields, ethical responsibilities, creativity, and design. Semesters offered: Fall, Spring. Prerequisite: none.

MAE 1105. INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (0-3) Introduction to basic engineering concepts. Opportunities are provided to develop skills in oral and written communication and department specific material. Case studies are presented and analyzed. Semesters offered: Fall, Spring. Prerequisite: MAE 1104 (or concurrent enrollment).

MAE 1312. ENGINEERING STATICS (3-0) A study of forces and force systems, resultants and components of force systems, forces due to friction, conditions of equilibrium, forces acting on members of trusses and frame structures, centroids and moments of inertia. Vector and index notation introduced. Semesters offered: Fall, Spring, Long Summer. Prerequisite: PHYS 1443, MATH 1426.

MAE 1350. GRAPHICS FOR ENGINEERS (2-3) Freehand, instrumental, and computer graphics, including CAD systems (including Pro-E software packages) and graphical representation of data using microcomputer software. Emphasis on the use of computer software in the graphical process to originate ideas and to solve engineering problems and generate graphical representations of solutions. Prerequisite: none.

MAE 2301. INTRODUCTION TO AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS (3-0) This course is an introduction to aerospace engineering from both the technological and historical points of view. Subjects include early aeronautical engineers, fundamental thoughts, the standard atmosphere, basic aerodynamics of airfoils, wings and other shapes, airplane performance, stability and control, astronautics, propulsion, vehicle structures and materials, and hypersonic vehicles. Semesters offered: Fall, Spring. Prerequisite: MATH 2425; MAE 2323 (concurrent enrollment).

MAE 2312. SOLID MECHANICS (3-0) The relationship between stresses and strains in elastic bodies and the tension, compression, shear, bending, torsion, and combined loadings which produce them. Deflections and elastic curves, shear and bending moment diagrams for beams, and column theory. Semesters offered: Fall, Spring, Long Summer. Prerequisite: MAE 1312. Advisor permission required.

MAE 2314. FLUID MECHANICS I (3-0) Fundamental concepts of fluid mechanics leading to the development of both the integral and differential forms of the basic conservation equations. Application of the integral conservation equations to engineering problems in fluid dynamics including buoyancy and other hydrostatics problems. Dimensional analysis and similitude are also discussed. Semesters offered: Fall, Spring, Long Summer. Prerequisite: MAE 2323, 3360, and 3310 (or concurrent enrollment).

MAE 2321. MATERIALS SCIENCE (3-0) Physical, mechanical, electrical, chemical properties of metals, semiconductors, ceramics, polymers, composites, and aggregates and the relationships between these properties and the electronic, crystal, micro and macrostructures of the materials. Semesters offered: Fall, Spring, Long Summer. Prerequisite: CHEM 1441; PHYS 1444.

MAE 2323. DYNAMICS (3-0) The relation between forces acting on particles, systems of particles and rigid bodies, and the changes in motion produced. Review of kinematics and vector analysis, Newton's Laws, energy methods, methods of momentum, inertia tensor and Euler's equations of motion. Semesters offered: Fall, Spring, Long Summer. Prerequisite: MAE 1312; MATH 2425. Advisor permission required.

MAE 2360. NUMERICAL ANALYSIS & PROGRAMMING (2-3) Utilization of digital computers in mechanical and aerospace engineering. Computational algorithms and their representation in FORTRAN, C, and Matlab. Introduction to linear algebra and numerical methods. Semesters offered: Fall, Spring, Long Summer. Prerequisite: MATH 2425 (or concurrent enrollment).

MAE 2381. EXPERIMENTAL METHODS AND MEASUREMENTS (2-3) Introduction to data analysis, incorporating statistics and probability, design and planning of engineering experiments for error prediction and control. Measurement and instrumentation, basic instruments, their calibration and use. Semesters offered: Fall, Spring, Long Summer. Prerequisite: MATH 2425.

MAE 3121. MATERIALS SCIENCE LAB (0-3) Experimental studies of the basic mechanical, chemical, and physical properties of materials. Emphasis on the relationships between macroscopic properties and the corresponding influence of the atomic and microstructural nature of the materials. Semesters offered: Fall, Spring, Long Summer. Prerequisite: MAE 3321 (or concurrent enrollment).

MAE 3181. MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES LAB (0-3) Experiments to study materials behavior and deformation of structural elements common to aerospace vehicles. Semesters offered: Fall. Prerequisite: MAE 2381, MAE 3315 (or concurrent enrollment).

MAE 3182. AERODYNAMICS AND FLUIDS LAB (0-3) Wind tunnel experiments to study flow phenomena of aerodynamics interest, including scale testing of airfoils, wings, and aircraft. Semesters offered: Spring. Prerequisite: MAE 2381, 3303 (or concurrent enrollment).

MAE 3183. MEASUREMENTS LABORATORY II (0-3) Fundamental measurement techniques in mechanical engineering in the fields of thermal/fluid sciences, energy conversion, design, and systems control. Introduction of advanced instrumentation concepts. Semesters offered: Fall, Spring, Long Summer. Prerequisite: MAE 2381, 3319.

MAE 3242. MECHANICAL DESIGN I (2-0) The overall nature of design as a process is presented along with various models of the process. Emphasis is placed on the need to identify and correct problems early in the process. Methods, techniques and tools, including concurrent engineering for capturing problems early, for the various phases of the process provide the student with an excellent understanding of how to design. The idea of design patterns (problems, contexts, and standard solutions) is introduced. Semesters offered: Fall, Spring. Prerequisite: MAE 2312, 2321, 2323. Advisor permission required.

MAE 3302. AERODYNAMICS OF INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOWS (3-0) Fundamental theory of incompressible flows with applications to the prediction of aerodynamic characteristics of wings and bodies. Viscosity effects on aerodynamics. Semesters offered: Fall. Prerequisite: MAE 2301, 3360.

MAE 3303. AERODYNAMICS OF COMPRESSIBLE FLOWS (3-0) Fundamentals of physical and mathematical gas dynamics; isentropic, adiabatic, barotropic, and Prandtl-Meyer flows; normal, oblique shocks; the shock-expansion theory; thin-airfoil and small-perturbation theory; design principles for supersonic vehicles and wind tunnels. Semesters offered: Spring. Prerequisite: MAE 3302, 3309 (or 3310).

MAE 3304. ASTRONAUTICS I (3-0) Introduction to astronautics, the solar system, and the two-body problem. Engineering approximation for orbital transfers and vehicle staging of powered trajectories. The single vehicle to orbit problem. Design considerations for earth satellites. Semesters offered: Fall. Prerequisite: MAE 2323, 3360.

MAE 3309. THERMAL ENGINEERING (3-0) Basic concepts and definitions, properties of pure substance, work and heat, first law of thermodynamics, second law of thermodynamics, entropy, and introduction to conductive, convective, and radiative transfer. Semesters offered: Fall, Spring, Long Summer. Prerequisite: MATH 2425; PHYS 1444.

MAE 3310. THERMODYNAMICS I (3-0) Basic concepts and definitions, properties of pure substance, work and heat, first law of thermodynamics, second law of thermodynamics, entropy, thermodynamics of gases, vapors, and liquids in various nonflow and flow processes, and irreversibility and availability. Semesters offered: Fall, Spring, Long Summer. Prerequisite: MAE 1312; MATH 2425; PHYS 1444. Advisor permission required.

MAE 3311. THERMODYNAMICS II (3-0) Power and heat pump cycles, property relations and equations of state, ideal gas mixtures, mixtures of gases and vapors, combustion stoichiometry, thermodynamics of combustion, and compressible flow. Emphasis is on applying these topics to thermal systems design. Semesters offered: Fall, Spring, Long Summer. Prerequisite: CHEM 1441; MAE 3310, 2314 (or concurrent enrollment).

MAE 3314. HEAT TRANSFER (3-0) The fundamental laws of heat and mass transfer, including steady and unsteady conduction, convection, and radiation. Applications of heat transfer to thermal systems design are included. Semesters offered: Fall, Spring, Long Summer. Prerequisite: MAE 2314, 3310, 3360.

MAE 3315. AEROSPACE STRUCTURAL STATICS (3-0) Concepts of stress/strain tensor and traction vector, differential equations of equilibrium, constitutive relations, anisotropic solids, bending and extension of advanced beams, torsion in thin-walled closed sections. Shear in advanced beams. Semesters offered: Fall. Prerequisite: MAE 2312.

MAE 3316. AEROSPACE STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS (3-0) Work and energy principles, general procedure of finite element method, static analysis; truss, frame, and plate elements, dynamic analysis; vibration and transient dynamic response. Semesters offered: Spring. Prerequisite: MAE 3315; MATH 3330.

MAE 3317. LINEAR SYSTEMS (3-0) Time-domain transient analysis, convolution, Fourier Series and Transforms, Laplace Transforms and applications, transfer functions, signal flow diagrams, Bode plots, stability criteria, and sampling. EE 3317 prerequisite: EE 2446 and MATH 3319. MAE 3317 prerequisite: MAE 3360.

MAE 3318. KINEMATICS AND DYNAMICS OF MACHINES (3-0) The motion and interaction of machine elements. Fundamental concepts of kinematics, statics, and dynamics applied to the determination of forces acting on the parts of machines. Specific mechanisms and applications such as cams, gears, flywheels, and balancing. Semesters offered: Fall, Spring, Long Summer. Prerequisite: MAE 2323.

MAE 3319. DYNAMIC SYSTEMS MODELING AND SIMULATION (3-0) Introduction to modeling and prediction of behavior of engineering systems. Analytic and numerical simulation, state-space differential equations, and Laplace transform methods. Effects of physical characteristics of system elements on system design and dynamic performance. Semesters offered: Fall, Spring, Long Summer. Prerequisite: MATH 3330; MAE 3314 (or concurrent enrollment); EE 2320 (or concurrent enrollment).

MAE 3321. MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF MATERIALS (3-0) The interrelationships between processing, structure, and properties of engineering materials with emphasis on the mechanical behavior of metals, polymers, and composite materials. Semesters offered: Fall, Spring. Prerequisite: MAE 2321. Advisor permission required.

MAE 3330. DIGITAL SYSTEMS (3-0) Applications of personal computers (PC), programmable logic controllers (PLC), and microprocessors (MP) for instrumentation, automation, and control. Digital systems, architecture, interfacing, and programming. Prerequisite: MAE 2360.

MAE 3344. INTRODUCTION TO MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING (2-3) Introduction to casting, forming, machining, and joining processes for metals and nonmetals. Semesters offered: Fall, Spring. Prerequisite: MAE 2312, 2321.

MAE 3350. PRIVATE PILOT AERONAUTICS (3-0) Principles of private flying: weather, navigation, instruments, aircraft and engine operation, radio use, visual flight planning. Designed to provide student with appropriate ground school training leading to a private pilot license. Cannot be counted for credit toward a degree in aerospace engineering.

MAE 3360. ENGINEERING ANALYSIS (3-0) Mathematical analysis with emphasis on solution techniques and engineering applications. Topics include: ordinary differential equations (ODE), Laplace Transform, numerical solutions of ODE, boundary value problems, Fourier series, Sturm-Liouville problem and vector calculus. Semesters offered: Fall, Spring, Long Summer. Prerequisite: MATH 2326; MAE 2360 (or concurrent enrollment).

MAE 3405. FLIGHT DYNAMICS (4-0) Derivation of equation of motion (EOM) of a flight vehicle. Trimmed flight condition analysis based on the nonlinear EOM. Linearization of EOM for a given trimmed flight condition. State-space and transfer-function representations of the linear EOM. Aircraft stability and dynamic performance analysis based on the linear EOM. Semesters offered: Spring. Prerequisite: MAE 3302, MATH 3330.

MAE 4188. DESIGN PROJECT LABORATORY II (0-3) The design project from MAE 4287 continued. The design is finalized, a physical model (prototype) is manufactured and tested. Redesign and retest is accomplished as desired. The final design is documented by written report and oral presentation. Exit survey forms and exit essays must be submitted to complete the requirements of this course. Semesters offered: Spring, Long Summer. Prerequisite: MAE 4287.

MAE 4191. SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (1-0) Special problems in mechanical and aerospace engineering for students of senior standing.

MAE 4287. DESIGN PROJECT I (2-0) Team engineering approach to a design project that integrates engineering knowledge from several courses. Problem definition and creative synthesis of prospective design solutions. Engineering proposals, feasibility studies, trade-off studies, systems models and analysis, decision making, and engineering reports and presentations. Professionalism, ethics, and societal impact issues. Semesters offered: Fall, Spring. Prerequisite: must be within two calendar semesters of graduation (possibly including an 11-week summer session).

MAE 4291. SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (2-0) Special problems in mechanical and aerospace engineering for students of senior standing.

MAE 4301. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (3-0) Topics will vary from semester to semester depending on student interest and the availability of faculty. May be repeated, provided topics are different. Prior approval by the student's advisor required.

MAE 4304. ASTRONAUTICS II (3-0) The restricted three-body problem, the n-body problem, and approximations. Interplanetary transfers. Design considerations for both manned and unmanned interplanetary vehicles. Prerequisite: MAE 3304.

MAE 4307. FINITE ELEMENT METHODS (3-0) Static response of complex structures and continua; application to field problems; mesh generation; error estimation and adaptive refinement. Prerequisite: MAE 3242.

MAE 4310. INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMATIC CONTROL (3-0) Block diagram algebra, transfer functions, and stability criteria. The use of transient response, frequency response, and root locus techniques in the performance analysis, evaluation, and design of dynamic systems. Semesters offered: Fall, Spring, Long Summer. Prerequisite: MAE 3319 (or MAE 3405). Also offered as EE 4314.

MAE 4312. CONTROL SYSTEMS COMPONENTS (3-0) The components used in mechanical, electronic, and fluid power control systems are studied. Modeling and performance analysis are used to help in the understanding of system behavior. Prerequisite: MAE 4310. Permission of advisor required.

MAE 4313. FLUID MECHANICS II (3-0) A continuation of MAE 2314, consisting of a study of boundary-layer flows, inviscid incompressible flow, compressible flow, aerodynamic surfaces, and turbomachinery. Prerequisite: MAE 2314.

MAE 4314. MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS (3-0) Harmonic and periodic motion including both damped and undamped free and forced vibration. Single- and multidegree-of-freedom systems. Matrix techniques suitable for digital computer solution. Prerequisite: MATH 3330; MAE 3360, 2323.

MAE 4315. INTRODUCTION TO COMPOSITES (3-0) Composite classification, laminate coding, fabrication, processing and properties of composite laminates, point stress analysis and failure prediction of composite laminates, material allowables, issues in composite structural design. Semesters offered: Fall. Prerequisite: MAE 1312, 2312 (or CE 2313).

MAE 4320. HYDRAULIC AND PNEUMATIC SYSTEMS (3-0) The fundamentals of fluid mechanics as applied to hydraulic and pneumatic hardware. Mathematical models of pumps, motors, pistons, accumulators, valves, and transmission lines. Design and analysis procedures for implementing total fluid power systems with high operating efficiencies and adequate dynamic response characteristics. Theory is supported by laboratory demonstrations. Prerequisite: MAE 2314, 4310.

MAE 4321. AIR-BREATHING ENGINE PROPULSION (3-0) First course of a two semester sequence for students interested in aerospace propulsion. Development of thrust and efficiency relations, cycle analysis for ramjet, turbojet, and turbofan engines, component design and performance analysis, off-design performance analysis. Semesters offered: Fall. Prerequisite: MAE 3303 (or 3311).

MAE 4322. ROCKET PROPULSION (3-0) Examines chemical, nuclear, and electrical propulsion concepts. Development of design and performance analysis methods. Flight performance of rocket powered vehicles. Prerequisite: MAE 3303 (or 3311).

MAE 4323. ENERGY CONVERSION (3-0) Thermodynamics as applied to thermo-mechanical systems such as power cycles, engines, turbines, refrigeration, and air-conditioning systems. Prerequisite: MAE 3311, 2314.

MAE 4327. HEATING, VENTILATION, AND AIR CONDITIONING (3-0) Application of engineering sciences to design of heating, venting, & air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Humidification and dehumidification, psychrometric charts, heat load, cooling load, degree-days, comfort zones, and air distribution systems. Prerequisite: MAE 3311, 3314.

MAE 4331. DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING (3-0) Manufacturing methods and operations. The interaction between design and manufacturing stressed in terms of drawing specifications versus process capability and tolerances, including standards applications and redesign for producibility. Semesters offered: Fall. Prerequisite: MAE 2321, 3242 (or 3344).

MAE 4336. ADVANCED MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF MATERIALS (3-0) Concept of stress and strain, theory of plasticity; elementary dislocation theory. Deformation of single crystals; strengthening mechanisms like solid solution strengthening, and precipitation hardening. Fracture mechanics; microscopic aspects of fracture, fatigue, and creep of materials; design and processing of materials for improved mechanical properties. Prerequisite: MAE 2312, 3321.

MAE 4338. FAILURE ANALYSIS (2-3) Theory and practice of techniques for determining modes of failure and fracture of engineering materials. Prerequisite: MAE 3321.

MAE 4339. FRACTURE MECHANICS (3-0) Theory and applications of fracture mechanics. Stress analysis of cracks, crack-tip plasticity, fatigue crack growth, and stress corrosion cracking. Applicability to materials selection, structural design, failure analysis, and structural reliability. Prerequisite: MAE 2312, 3321, 3242.

MAE 4342. MECHANICAL DESIGN II (3-0) Analysis for the design and manufacture of basic mechanical elements, and the role in the design of machines. A brief review of relevant topics like stress/deflection and failure theories is initially conducted. It is then extended to the design of fundamental mechanical components. Semesters offered: Fall, Spring, Long Summer. Prerequisite: MAE 3242, 3318, 3321.

MAE 4344. COMPUTER-AIDED ENGINEERING (3-0) A study of the principles of computer-aided engineering in mechanical engineering. Applications in machine, structural, control, thermal, and fluid systems. Semesters offered: Fall, Spring. Prerequisite: MAE 3319 and 3242.

MAE 4345. INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS (3-0) Overview of industrial robots. Principles of kinematics, dynamics, and control as applied to industrial robotic systems; robotic sensors and actuators; path planning; programming an industrial robot in the laboratory; survey of application of robots in manufacturing; and guidelines to robot arm selection. Also offered as EE 4315. EE Prerequisite: EE 4314. MAE Prerequisite: MAE 3318, 4310 (or concurrent enrollment). Advisor permission required.

MAE 4347. HEAT EXCHANGER DESIGN (3-0) Design procedure system evaluation; design parameters in heat exchangers. The course considers various heat exchanger configurations and includes student design projects. Prerequisite: MAE 3314.

MAE 4348. COOLING OF ELECTRONIC PACKAGES (3-0) The calculation of heat loads and temperature fields using different cooling techniques. Includes parameter evaluation and design studies. Prerequisite: MAE 3314 (or 3309).

MAE 4350. AEROSPACE VEHICLE DESIGN I (2-3) Analysis, design, & synthesis of an aerospace system such as complete flight vehicle, propulsion system, structural system, or control system; market analysis, operating studies, mission specification, civil / military certification requirements; design process, methods & tools; configuration concept selection, harmonization of individual design disciplines (aerodynamics, performance, flight mechanics, structures, cost, systems, etc.). Economic, environmental, sustainability, manufacturability, safety, social and political considerations. Student multidisciplinary design teams will be formed to respond to a given RFP (request for proposal) either provided by industry, a national design competition, or the Aerospace Vehicle Design (AVD) Laboratory. A significant portion of the design work will be done by hand, but specialized disciplinary & design synthesis software tools will be used to explore the solution design space of the product under consideration. Formal written & oral reports will be required. Semesters offered: Fall. Prerequisites: MAE 3303, 3405.

MAE 4351. AEROSPACE VEHICLE DESIGN II (2-3) Analysis, design, and synthesis of an aerospace system such as a complete flight vehicle, a propulsion system, a structural system, or a control system; market analysis, operating studies, mission specification, civil and military certification requirements; design process, methods and tools; configuration concept selection, harmonization of individual design disciplines (aerodynamics, performance, flight mechanics, structures, cost, systems, etc.). Also included will be economic, environmental, sustainability, manufacturability, safety, social and political considerations. Formal written and oral reports will be required. Exit survey forms and exit essays must be submitted to complete the requirements of this course. Semester offered: Spring. Prerequisite: MAE 4350.

MAE 4352. SPACE VEHICLE AND MISSION DESIGN (3-0) Space vehicle design; influence of space environment, astrodynamics, and atmospheric reentry. Space vehicle sub system design; propulsion, attitude determination and control, structural design, thermal control, power and telecommunications. Investigation into mission design concepts and considerations. Prerequisite: MAE 2323; MATH 2326.

MAE 4391. SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (3-0) Special problems in mechanical and aerospace engineering for students of senior standing.