Spring 2012 UW-Platteville Fox Valley Mechanical & Electrical Engineering courses
ME 3300: Fluid Dynamics 3 credits Lec 1 TTh 6:45-8:33PM 1826 Zampaloni, M.
Fluid properties, fluid statics, fundamental equations of fluid motion, dimensional analysis, external flow and boundary layers, viscous flow in pipes, compressible flow. Prerequisite: Calc III, MEC 202 and ME 2630
ME 3430: Intro to Computational Methods 3 credits Lec 1 MW 7:30-9:48PM 1826 Zampaloni, M.
An introduction to structured programming with engineering applications. Fundamental programming concepts, algorithm development, and debugging. Introduce and apply concepts in linear algebra to engineering problems in statics, dynamics and other professional engineering courses. Problems include solving systems of linear equations, root finding, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and regression. Corequisite: MAT 271 Differential Equations
ME 3640: Heat Transfer 3 credits Lec 1 TTh 5:00-6:18PM 1847 Bayraktar, T.
One-a n d t wo-dimensional steady-state heat conduction, unsteady-state heat conduction, numerical methods in conduction heat transfer. Forced and free convection. Heat exchangers. Radiation shaper factor, radiation heat exchange, and shielding. Mass diffusion, convection mass transfer, permeability. Prereq: ME 3430 Corequisite: ME 3300
ME 4720: Thermal Systems Lab. 2 credits Lec 1 MW 7:00-8:52PM 1847 Bayraktar, T.
Instrumentation and measurement techniques in thermal systems; verification of basic principles; laboratory tests on components of thermal systems; experimental approach for solving engineering problems; application of computer data acquisition and data processing. Prerequisites: ME 3630 and ME 3640 Corequisite: ME 3720
ME 4800: Finite Element 3 credits Lec 1 TTh 6:45-8:33PM 1826 Zampaloni, M.
Introduces the finite element. Emphasizes beam and frame analysis, plane stress, plane strain, axisymmetric and 3-dimensional stress analysis. Includes field problems, such as heat transfer. Utilizes readily available finite element computer programs. Prereq: Differential Equations, ME 3430 and ME 3330
ME 4930: Senior Design 3 credits Lec 1 TTh 4:15-6:30PM 1826 Zampaloni, M.
Team based projects, primarily from industry. Rigorous application of design processes and methods. Consideration of real-life technical, economic, social, aesthetic, environmental and other constraints. Consideration of several related topics such as creativity, analysis, synthesis, project management, scheduling, time management, engineering ethics, communication, personality types, product safety and liability, copyrights and patents, design for manufacture, economics, and robust engineering. Integration of technical and management knowledge in an open-ended design environment. Oral and written reports. Open to graduating seniors only. P: MECHNCHL 3230, MECHNCHL 3830, MECHNCHL 3730 and MECHNCHL 4730
EE 4320: Digital Signal Processing 4 credits TTh 4:45-7:45PM 1811 Popovich, S.
Discrete time systems, frequency response of linear time invariant systems, Z transforms, discrete Fourier transform, FFT. Design of FIR and IIR digital filters. Prerequisite: EE 2220
EE 3320: Automatic Controls 4 credits MW 4:00-6:45PM 1847 Popovich, S.
The design of feedback control systems using root-locus, frequency-response, and state-space methods. The specification, analysis, and compensation of feedback systems. The laboratory experiments demonstrate practical applications of concepts. Prerequisites: EE students: EE 2220; Cross-listed with ME 4330 ( P: ME 3030)