MECH - Mechanical Engineering Technology

MECH 6133 - Introduction to Finite Elements

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

MATH 4114 with D or better or MATH 6114 with D or better

Description: 

The finite element method is a numerical method for solving engineering problems. This course will introduce engineering technology students to the principles of finite element method by formulating differential equations for solving simple engineering- oriented problems in the areas of structural analysis, heat transfer and fluid flow. The students will also learn to apply a programming environment such as VBA for methods in solving more complex finite element applications by iterative means.

MECH 4333 - CAM II

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

MECH 3204 with D or better or MECH 3203 with D or better

Description: 

Advanced CAM is a follow up course to MECH 3204/3203 CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) and MECH 1423 (Intro to Solid Modeling). The course will introduce advanced Computer Aided Manufacturing topics such as APT (Automatically Programmed Tools) programming, additional CNC machine programming, solid modeling using Mastercam and/or Pro/E and Reverse Engineering Projects using a Coordinate Measurement Machine/System (CMM).

MECH 3203 - Computer Aided Manufacturing

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Description: 
This course is a study of Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) using a variety of software, programming languages and methods to produce Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining programs. Programming languages include Machinist/Conversational, Word Address and APT. CAM software is used to develop detailed CAD drawings, generate machine tool cutter paths and to develop the machining programs via post processing for specific CNC machine tools. Laboratory exercises include programming, machine tool setup and machine operation.

MECH 3223 - Mechanical Design Principles

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

MECH 1603 with D or better or (MECH 1012 with D or better and MECH 1022 with D or better)

Co-requisite(s): MECH 3113

Description: 

This course will emphasize the application of mechanical design for industrial machinery. The lecture material for this course will be enhanced through a laboratory experience using design techniques that include the creation of working industrial drawings, parametrically driven spreadsheet solutions of design problems, and component sizing and dimension determinations. The course will include the study of mechanical power systems such as gear trains, belt and chain drives, linkages, clutch-coupling brake components, torque transmission devices, shaft and component design calculations.

MECH 8123 - Simulation of Indu & Manuf Systems

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

MECH 1641 with D or better and MECH 5643 with D or better

Description: 

Simulation is the process of building a model of a system or decision problem, and experimenting with the model to obtain insight and support decision making. This course introduces students to computer based simulation and modeling with applications to all areas of business, engineering, and industry where management, strategic and operational decision making can be enhanced through the modeling and analysis of complex systems.

MECH 8233 - Plant and Process Design Credits

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

MECH 1643 with D or better

Description: 

Plant and Process Design is a course that studies the layout and design or redesign of manufacturing facilities to develop part or process production in the most cost effective manner. Current increased productivity trends such as Lean Manufacturing, Agile Manufacturing, Just in Time, etc. will be studied. Work flow and process analysis will be included and plant layout and design software will be utilized for simulated projects.

MECH 8243 - Reliability Engineering Credits

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

MATH 1123 with D or better and MECH 1641 with D or better

Description: 

This course covers such topics as recognizing and using the proper probability distribution to model product times to failure, the analysis of life data to determine the reliability characteristics and to achieve reliability improvement of a product or a process. Also covered are concepts and methods for the design, testing, and estimation of component and system reliabilities, reliability design and implementation, and design procedures that are necessary to insure a reliable product or process.

MECH 8643 - Lean Manufacturing & Production Operations Credits

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

MATH 1123 with D or better and MECH 1641 with D or better and MECH 5643 with D or better

Description: 

This course provides an understanding of the fundamentals concepts in automation and manufacturing and expands the concepts of Lean Manufacturing introduced in previous courses. It is an integrated approach to efficient manufacturing with emphasis on synchronized production, takt time, quick changeover, cell design, visual factory, value stream-mapping, one-piece flow, and lean metrics.

MECH 8323 - Design of Machine Elements

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

MECH 5334 with D or better

Description: 

Advanced concepts in designing machine elements for static and dynamic applications. Special techniques of design will utilize finite element and parametric computer software. Particular emphasis is placed on designing hydrodynamic bearings, welded machine frames for steady and fatigue loads, stepped shafts for fatigue design failure theories. Flywheels with brake and clutch systems.

MECH 7503 - Mechanical Vibrations

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

MECH 5334 with D or better and MATH 6114 with D or better 

Description: 

The course initially develops a foundation in analyzing elementary single and two degree of freedom systems subjected to natural and various types of forced motion. Using this foundation, multi-degree of freedom systems are investigated for both natural and forced motion. Modeling, damping, resonance, force transmissibility and modal analysis are discussed. Emphasis is placed on practical vibrations problems in several engineering fields. In-class demonstrations supplement the theory development.

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